Gene Webster, DVM
Hi! I am Dr. Webster and I purchased the Pine City Animal Hospital from Dr. Russ Troolin in August, 2006. I am from Beavercreek, Ohio, and graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1997. Immediately after graduation, I was commissioned as an Army Captain in the Veterinary Corp with an initial assignment at Ft. Lewis in Tacoma Washington. I was the base veterinarian at Ft. Lewis for 2 years at which time I also trained Special Forces soldiers on foreign animal diseases and worked in the human hospital anesthetizing ferrets for the pediatric airway life support class. I was then stationed in Okinawa, Japan, for 4 years and loved it! Not only was it an excellent clinical experience but the scuba diving was breath taking and there is no better place for sushi. When we left Okinawa, I got out of the Army as a Major and went to Detroit, Michigan, to work at the Animal Emergency Center. I really enjoyed the challenge of the cases but found emergency life to be tough on the family and sleep patterns. After a couple years of searching for a practice to buy, we settled here in Pine City.
Pine City has been a great move for myself, wife and 4 kids. We have been very pleased with the education the kids are receiving and their opportunity to participate in sports, music and drama. My wife is an artist. I also enjoy sports photography. Our family loves the outdoors–hiking, camping, rock climbing, skiing, etc. I look forward to meeting you in the clinic.
Shayla Mihelich, DVM
I’m Dr. Shayla Mihelich, and I joined the Pine City Animal Hospital team in March, 2019. I am a 2011 graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation I practiced small animal medicine in Willmar, MN and then Denver, CO. As much as I enjoy the mountains, I am a Minnesota native, and lake country culture is in my blood. A move to Pine City just made sense!
I share my home with my husband, Mike, 1 year old daughter, Adele, a Schnauzer mix named Ducky and a Boxer named June Carter Cash. When not working at the clinic you can usually find me knitting, baking, on the lake, or watching football (SKOL VIKINGS!).
My favorite thing about being a veterinarian is building relationships and being invited into the beautiful experience that is the human-animal bond. It’s such a privilege to help people and their four-legged family members. I am so looking forward to meeting you all and making Pine City my home!