Phillips Veterinary Clinic, Inc

W6891 Liberty Lane
Phillips, WI 54555


Our Doctors


Ben Tegen, DVM, CVSMT

Dr. Ben developed a love for animals growing up on his families' dairy farm in Kennan, Wisconsin.  His farm included horses which gives him an added understanding of the equine field.

Dr. Ben went to UW- River Falls where he received a B.S. degree in Bio Chemistry and a minor degree in Animal Science.  He then went on to the School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison and graduated in 2015. Dr. Ben also graduated from the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in December of 2016 and is Certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy.

He was employed in Western Wisconsin for a year before joining the Athens Veterinary Service. He will be practicing veterinary medicine at both the Athens and Phillip veterinary clinics.

Dr. Ben has other interests too which include fishing, hunting and woodworking.



Nicole Howey, DVM

Dr. Nicole Howey grew up in Brandon, South Dakota where she developed a love for animals, especially horses. She is a 2013 graduate of Albion College in Albion, Michigan, and a 2017 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

She joined the Phillips Veterinary Clinic in June of 2017 and has greatly enjoyed getting to know all of the great pets and people in the community. She has a strong sense of compassion for animals and greatly enjoys working in the area.

Her interests outside of work include horseback riding, spending time with family and friends, and playing the violin. Dr. Howey also brings with her a very special furry companion, named Mia, who spends most of her time keeping the staff in line at the clinic.

Emily Schendel, DVM

Emily Schendel, DVM

Dr. Emily Schendel originally grew up in Ashland, Wisconsin with her nine siblings.  She completed her undergraduate training at UW-River Falls and then underwent her four year doctorate program at UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in May 2018. 

Dr. Emily joined the team at Phillips Veterinary Clinic in June 2018 and is very happy to be back in Wisconsin's north woods.  She has a heart for helping people with their animals, no matter the species.  Dr. Emily looks forward to getting to know the Phillips community and surrounding area more.

Together with her husband Logan, Dr. Emily enjoys spending time outdoors, canoeing, running, camping, as well as training and playing with their 2 dogs and 2 cats:  Penny, Odie, Mozzy and Luna.  Additionally, Logan and Dr. Emily are dog sledding enthusiasts and look forward to opportunities of being at sled dog races in the Midwest and Alaska.