Meet The Vet
Dr. Ron Beatty was born and raised in Manitowoc, Wisconsin where he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1986. He enlisted in the army for four years as crewman on the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. It was his first time out of Wisconsin! After spending time stationed in Germany with the First Armored Division he was ordered to Fort Polk, Louisiana. Just after arriving, he met Tammy, his future wife. A year and a half later he was honorably discharged from the army. They married and moved to Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in biology and a minor in chemistry. Dr. Beatty spent time in the Republic of Panama with his ecology professor Dr. Greg Adler researching the Central American Spiny Rat. He helped mist net the endangered Kirtland’s Warblers in the Jack Pines of Michigan for ecological studies. Working at the Menomonee Park Zoo in Oshkosh as an undergraduate also helped develop his love for animals. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He focused on exotic pets as well as cats and dogs. Dr. Beatty regularly attends continuing education events so he can learn new medical and surgical skills to benefit his patients. Since graduation he has worked in the greater Milwaukee area. He founded My Pet’s Vet in Mequon in 2005. Dr. Beatty enjoys seeing all companion animals: dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas, guinea pigs, sugar gliders and other small mammals. In his free time, he enjoys bee keeping, Geocaching, keeping several large fresh and saltwater fish aquariums, and home handyman projects. His personal pets are a yellow lab named Libby, two large Red-footed Tortoises name Eve and Mini, a Lovebird named Wahoo, four male cats named Elvin, Geo, Mr. Tibbs and Fuzzy, a ferret named Einstein, a Bearded Dragon named Seymore, a Red-tailed Boa named Edith, a French Lop rabbit named Belle, a 92 gallon salwater reef tank, a 150 gallon cichlid tank, a 150 gallon tropical fish tank and several honey bee hives. In his free time, Dr. Beatty enjoys gardening, home handyman projects, going to the Menomonee Falls dog park, and reading.