Phillips Veterinary Clinic, Inc

W6891 Liberty Lane
Phillips, WI 54555


Our Doctors!


Practice Owners

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.



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.



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!

Ashley Clarke, DVM

Dr. Ashley is originally from the Medford area.  She grew up on a small hobby farm and was active in 4-H.  She spent 3 years at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, before she went to veterinary school in Missouri.  She spent 4 years studying veterinary medicine at the University of Missouri - College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated with her DVM in 2015.  She spent the next 2 years practicing in northern Indiana on Standardbred racehorses, draft harness horses, and small animals. In 2017 she returned home to be closer to her family and began working at Athens Veterinary Service. In 2019 she became a partner of the practice.

Dr. Ashley’s primary interest is in equine medicine, surgery, and lameness.  She also enjoys working on dogs and cats from internal medicine to preventative care.

In her spare time, Dr. Ashley’s passion is in performance horses, especially barrel horses.  She often spends her weekends with her husband at barrel races across the midwest competition.

Associate Doctor

Kyle Karlen, DVM

Dr Kyle grew up on a small hobby farm near Owen Wisconsin. He attended UW-River Falls and earned a Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 2017 before attending the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and graduating in May of 2020. While relatively new to the Phillips area, he spent time with the staff of both the Athens and Phillips veterinary clinics for 2 years prior to starting at the Phillips Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Kyle has a deep love for animals of all kinds and wants to do all he can to help them and their owners. He is especially passionate about working with farm clients and their animals, helping with topics ranging from general surgery and herd health to calf health, ventilation, and advanced dairy production techniques.

Outside of work, he spends a lot of time outdoors and enjoys sports, hunting, fishing, being out on the water, and helping on his family’s hobby farm. They have a large vegetable garden and raise beef cattle, sheep, miniature donkeys, several lovable barn cats, and his best friend and farm dog Charlie. He recently adopted his rescue and resident clinic dog Theo, who lives with him in Phillips.