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 became partner in December of 2018.
Dr. Ben has other interests too which include fishing, hunting and woodworking.
Tom Albrecht, BS, DVM, DACVPM
Dr. Tom grew up on a dairy farm near Seymour,WI. He has had a love of animals since he can remember, having had pets of all kinds. The goal from when he was in high school was to become a veterinarian. He attended UW-River Falls where he received a B. S. degree in Animal Science and then went on to the School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison, WI. When Dr. Tom graduated he started working right away for the Athens Veterinary Service and became a partner in the practice in 2006. Over the years he has done work with all of the different kinds of animals but now focuses mainly on the dairy service and some equine services. Since merging the Athens and Phillip's practices, Dr. Tom spends a percentage of his time working at the Phillips Clinic. Dr. Tom is a member of the Diplomat to the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine(DACVPM), which is a specialty that encompasses disease control, public health, food safety, and regulatory medicine.
Outside the clinic Dr. Tom keeps busy with his children and is a veterinarian in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Taylor Marquardt, DVM
Dr. Taylor Marquardt attended the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2009 and joined the Athens Veterinary Service in 2013 and enjoys working with small animals and clients in the clinic. Dr. Taylor became partner in January of 2017 and soon after the Athens and Phillip's clinics merged. Both clinics now benefit from Dr. Taylor's expertise in veterinary medicine!
Dr. Taylor grew up in northeastern Florida where her family still resides. Taylor and her husband, Brian, have two young children, Valerie and Lucas. She and her husband love spending time with family and enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking and riding horses!
Paul Dlugopolski, DVM
Dr. Paul, as he most commonly is called, grew up in southeastern Wisconsin near Hartford. He attended UW- River Falls for four years and graduated with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and animal science minor. Before starting veterinary school, Dr. Paul married his home town girl friend and neighbor Mary in the summer of 1985. Then after graduating from UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990, Paul and Mary moved to Athens to start his career and family. Paul and Mary have two sons named Brian and Evan, plus a wonderful rescue dog named Bizbee.
Dr. Paul has enjoyed working with a wide variety of patients in a mixed animal practice over the years. Currently, most of his time is spent working with dairy cows and clients. He enjoys dairy production medicine, promoting preventive care and consulting with dairymen to solve current farm management issues. Dr. Paul is no stranger to the Phillip's area in managing dairy herds and providing equine services. The merging of the two clinics now gives Dr. Paul more opportunities to aid in veterinary care.
In his free time, Dr. Paul enjoys relaxing with his family and friends at their cabin near Rhinelander. Playing any sport is always fun, but golf and fishing are at the top of his list.