Our Vet Team in Kenosha, WI

The veterinarians and supporting staff of Kenosha Animal Hospital are dedicated to helping your pet live their healthiest, happiest life.

They pledge to:

  • Earn your trust and provide quality medical care throughout the life of your pet
  • Embrace the special bond between people and their pets in a caring, compassionate atmosphere
  • Develop the best medical treatment program available to enhance your pet’s quality of life
  • Continually strive to advance our knowledge and technology in the field of veterinary medicine
  • Use our extensive network of specialists and consultants to provide the most current expertise
  • Provide a friendly and comfortable environment for pets and their families
  • Have a courteous, caring, and knowledgeable team that is eager to be of service
  • Respect the trust and loyalty of our clients to communicate openly and honestly

Get to know our veterinarians below, and call (262) 658-3533 if you have any questions or would like to request an appointment. We look forward to seeing you and your pet!

William T. Carlisle, DVM

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Dr. William T. Carlisle received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. Born in Northwest Wisconsin and growing up in Iowa, he always felt a yearning to return to Wisconsin. After graduation, he started his career at Kenosha Animal Hospital where he felt right at home, and where he continues to develop and foster those strong doctor-client-patient relationships that he has become known for. His philosophy of always providing excellence in the medical or surgical care of his patients has resulted in a diverse clientele from far distances away. Known for his unyielding commitment to the patient, he has a reputation of being a workaholic, but gains great satisfaction from making a difference in the lives of his patients and clients.

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Dr. Carlisle is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA), the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) and is serving his third term as president of the Southeast Tri-County Veterinary Medical Association (SETCVMA). Dr. Carlisle was instrumental in establishing the Animal ER of Kenosha and Racine and currently serves as its medical director. Over the years, he has found himself featured in several national publications regarding surgical cases as well as alternative cancer therapies. He writes a monthly column on veterinary medical topics where he shares his insights on the care of our special family members. He has served on numerous boards including church, school and family businesses, and currently enjoys being a part of the Natural Sciences Board of Carthage College.

Dr. Carlisle's special interests include complicated soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, difficult internal medicine cases, and excellence in wellness and preventive care including weight management. He prides himself on always thinking "outside the box" in order to manage unresponsive clinical cases, especially cancer patients using alternative therapies. Dr. Carlisle shares his home with Wrigley, a Dachshund who was rescued at four months of age after he had been hit by a car; Millie, a Dachshund mix; and Honey, a Chihuahua mix he took in as a rescue - Honey was a severe abuse case whose stories are on our website. After requiring several surgeries, Wrigley is finally back to 100%. After owning several Dalmatians over the years,Wrigley was his first small breed dog and very quickly found his way into his heart with Millie following shortly thereafter, and Honey was a more recent addition but has taken over Dr. Carlisle's heart and home.

In his spare time, Dr. Carlisle enjoys the solitude of wilderness canoe trips, hiking, skiing, biking, sailing, listening to music ranging from classical to Pink Floyd and occasionally escaping to Florida to recharge his batteries and soak up some sunshine.

Dolores M. Shine, DVM

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Dr. Dolores Shine received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 1989 after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University. She practiced small animal medicine in Illinois for 9 years before returning to Wisconsin in 1998. She has been practicing at the Kenosha Animal Hospital since 2002.

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Dr. Shine is a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and the WVMA (Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association). She enjoys all aspects of canine and feline medicine and surgery, and has a special interest in dentistry and feline geriatric medicine. Dr. Shine has received additional training with board certified veterinary dentists and is passionate about canine and feline dentistry. She is eager to work closely with her clients providing exceptional care, communication and follow-up for the benefit of their pets.

Dr. Shine and her husband, Scott, keep busy with the many endeavors of their 6 children. They are the proud owners of a crazy rescue dog named Piper and also have a growing extended family that includes 3 grand-dogs, 5 grand-cats, 5 grand-chickens and 1 grandchild. Dr. Shine and Scott are avid boaters and spend many summer days cruising, floating and swimming on Lake Michigan. Dr. Shine also enjoys cooking, biking, live theater, and spending time with friends and family.