Lisa Nesson, DVM

I have never found a vet that is better able to evaluate lameness issues! Lisa is the best!

- Anonymous

Dr. Nesson is always confident, thorough, and kind working with my horses and me. She has been my horse vet for many years and as my gelding has aged she continues to find new ways to help him. I trust her judgment and appreciate her expertise in caring for both my horses. Whenever someone is looking for a horse vet, I recommend Dr. Nesson. I couldn’t be happier with Irongate Clinc and Dr. Nesson.

- Sue P

  Lisa Nesson, DVM















  • Education:
    • Veterinary Degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Internship, Equine Medicine & Surgery, Auburn University
    • Residency, Large Animal Internal Medicine, Cornell University
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Dr. Nesson was born and raised in South Central Wisconsin on a dairy goat farm, riding her cousin’s ponies whenever she got the chance. Dr. Nesson’s great grandfather raced Standardbreds in county fairs all over the state, and she knew horses were her own calling when she fell in love with American Saddlebreds in high school. In college, Dr. Nesson was given her first horse, CHF Master Plan, aka Rebel, who she still has to this day.

Today, Dr. Nesson and her family raise, train, and enjoy their own Saddlebreds. Dr. Nesson also enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for equine health care with many organizations throughout the Midwest, including the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, Wisconsin Equine Practitioners Association, and the American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin. Additionally, Dr. Nesson provides veterinary care at horse shows throughout the state and enjoys speaking at 4-H clubs, Wisconsin equine organizations, and the Midwest Horse Fair. Dr. Nesson also served as a past president of that Wisconsin Equine Practitioners Association.


Popular Articles by Dr. Nesson:

  • Potomac Horse Fever is a relatively new risk-based illness that is spreading it’s reach further into the USA. Dr. Nesson goes over the risks that indicate a vaccination, the pros and cons of the vaccination, and summarizes the disease.
  • There’s a small window of time in Wisconsin when burrs become a problem for horses. Dr. Nesson reviews how to prevent these burrs from becoming an issue, and how to fix the issue after it presents.
  • In these bitterly cold northern climates, horse owners all have their opinions on blanketing horses. Dr. Nesson reviews the science behind equine hair coats, and what factors may prompt you to blanket your horse.
  • Is it safe to use compounded drugs? When should you use them? Dr. Nesson reviews the pros and cons of compounded drugs.

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