Animal Clinic of Sturgeon Bay, LLC

130 S. Madison Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


Dr. Lois Kurschner

Dr. Lois Kurschner

Dr. Kurschner's roots run deep in Door County.  She grew up spending virtually every summer of her youth working and living in Sturgeon Bay.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology while studying at St. Olaf College and playing flute in the St. Olaf Band.  Following St. Olaf, she attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1988.

After practicing in suburban Chicago for four years, she returned to her first love, Door County, and established the Animal Clinic of Sturgeon Bay in 1992.  Through relocation, expansion and remodeling, the Animal Clinic has grown into an established and thriving three-veterinarian practice.  In the more than twenty years in the community, Dr. Kurschner continues to strive for compassionate care for the clients and patients the Animal Clinic serves.  She works and lives by the Golden Rule: Love God and love others.  The Animal Clinic of Sturgeon Bay supports the humane treatment of abandoned and surrendered animals.  The Animal Clinic has been intimately involved in the Door County Humane Society and GRROW (Gold Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin) for many years through the Animal Clinic's donated services to these organizations.  

Dr. Kurschner lives in Sturgeon Bay with her husband, Doug, four of their seven children, their two Golden Retrievers, Milner and Loomis, and their two cats, Parker and Moon.  Dr. Kurschner enjoys playing her flute, hiking in the mountains, fishing, boating, biking, sailing, running, and enjoying her new granddaughter Madeleine. 

 Dr. Jennifer Grota

Dr. Jennifer Grota

Dr. Grota decided at an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. A native of Indiana, she grew up in a home where animals were members of the family. She spent Saturday mornings volunteering at the local humane society and loved having the opportunity to make a positive impact on stray animals and the community. After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University in 1996, she and her husband lived in Richmond, Virginia where she joined a busy small animal practice. In 1998, Dr. Grota and her husband decided to return to the Midwest. During her youth, Dr. Grota had spent many vacations on Washington Island, and her husband has family ties in the area, so they were excited for the opportunity to make their home in Door County.

In 2007, Dr. Grota joined the Animal Clinic of Sturgeon Bay. She is honored to be part of a practice that strives to follow the Golden Rule, and she has enjoyed getting to know the clients and their pets. Dr. Grota particularly enjoys internal medicine, feline medicine, cardiology, and strengthening the bond between families and their pets. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  Dr. Grota spearheaded the effort to have the Animal Clinic of Sturgeon Bay certified as a Cat Friendly Practice in 2014.  She completed training in 2017 to become a Fear Free Certified Professional and is a firm believer in the benefits of low stress handling.

Southern Door has become home for Dr. Grota and her husband along with their children, two dogs, many cats, three sheep, and a bunny - a full house indeed! Her hobbies include running, hiking the many beautiful trails in Door County with her family, reading, playing the piano, and learning the ukulele and mandolin 



Dr. Daniel Laurent 

Dr. Daniel Laurent

Dr. Laurent was raised on the shores of Lake Michigan in Manitowoc, just a one hour drive south of Sturgeon Bay.  As a child his fascination for animals led him to spend countless hours reading about them, searching for animals in nearby fields and forests, and playing with his own family pets.  During his youth, numerous family camping trips to Door County provided more opportunities to enhance his fascination for animals, and entrenched an early love for Door County.

Following high school, Dr. Laurent chose to attend the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse where he graduated with highest honors and double majors in biochemistry as well as cellular and molecular biology.  Additionally, he was a 3-time NCAA National Wrestling Champion and NCAA Academic All-American.  Dr. Laurent began his career as a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry prior to pursuing his true passion for working with animals.  He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016 by graduating academically ranked first in his class of seventy-nine DVM graduates.

Dr. Laurent is excited to have found a home with the Animal Clinic of Sturgeon Bay, an AAHA-accredited practice which shares his desire to offer high quality, compassionate care in a friendly and caring environment.  Dr. Laurent lives in Sturgeon Bay with his wife Jillian, three beautiful children, and their Siberian husky, Leaf.  In his free time, Dr. Laurent enjoys hiking, biking, camping, working on his fishing skills, and exploring the beautiful landscapes of his family’s Door County home.


Animal Clinic of Sturgeon Bay
130 S. Madison Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Phone: (920)743-2628
Fax: (920)743-9315


Monday  8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday  8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday   8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday  Call for availability
Sunday Closed

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