Matt Schaefer DVM
Matt Schaefer grew up working on his grandparent’s dairy farm west of Chilton, WI. Spending every summer and weekend on the farm helped Matt to develop a passion for dairy cattle that led him to UW-Madison to purse a degree in Dairy Science. Matt spent a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, studying at the Royal School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. Upon returning to the states, he went back to cheer on the Badgers as well as earn his DVM from UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, following the food animal medicine track. He spent the first ten years of his practice in North Central Wisconsin working with dairy farms of all sizes and scope to help his clients develop protocols in herd health and milk quality that helped them become more profitable. During his residence in North Central Wisconsin, Matt took a break from practicing medicine to spend time connecting with farmers as a Farm Business Management Instructor at Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College. As an instructor, he enjoyed the challenge of teaching animal health blended with financial analysis of impact of animal and farm management decisions. His desire to be with “his girls” led him back to large animal practice. Matt is excited to be joining the team at Waupun Veterinary Service and continue working with dairy farmers to achieve herd health and milk quality goals.Outside of his career, he enjoys officiating high school football, cheering on the Badgers and Packers with his wife, Beth, and spending time with their 4 children –Henry, Jack, Madison and #4 due in July 2021.