I first met Dr. Windschill in the fall of 2012. We had just adopted Henry, a senior Rat Terrier, from the Brown County Humane Society. When Henry first arrived at BCHS as a stray, he was taken to NURVC, where he met Dr. Windschill. Upon arriving, Henry was limping, coughing and sneezing. After examination, NURVC determined that Henry was approximately 12-13 years old and suffered from an assortment of problems. Lyme disease, a heart murmur, enlarged heart, enlarged prostrate, cancerous tumors, and congestive heart failure topped the list. Somehow, docile little Henry found his way into the hearts of not only the BCHS staff, but the NURVC staff as well. They decided to do everything they could to help Henry.
After surgery, and several rounds of medication, Henry was ready to be adopted. No one knew how long Henry had to live, but we were determined to give him the best life possible. This was the first time I had owned a senior dog. I had never even heard of most of the medical terms they were throwing out at me. You could say I was a bit nervous! I loaded Henry up in the car, along with his medication, and off we went.
Since then, we have kept up with our visits to NURVC and they are the first call when I have a concern about Henry. Dr. Windschill has always been patient with my questions, and knowledgeable about Henry’s conditions. He takes the time to explain test results and the options available for treatment. What I appreciate the most about Dr. Windschill, is that he is honest with me about Henry’s outlook. When things are looking bleak, he has a calm and gentle manner. When we get great results, he is the first to celebrate the success. The staff that work with Dr. Windschill have the same calm mannerisms, and it makes a big difference, especially during a difficult office visit or procedure. They know how best to work with Henry, and are always so helpful.
Henry is now in the 15 year age range, and I know he won’t be around too much longer. When that time comes, I know I have great resources in the staff at NURVC, and in Dr. Windschill to support us. If you are looking for a vet, I would highly recommend any of the staff at NURVC. When your pets are family members, you want the very best – and that is NURVC!