His focus is on Equine Medicine. However, as a rural veterinarian, Dr Schoessler provides additional services to the cattle and alpaca community which is presently underserved in the East Central portion of Minnesota.
Dr Schoessler's undergraduate studies focused on aquaculture and fish research at U C Davis in California. He participated in published studies on fish treadmill and sturgeon aging projects. But it is his love of horses and experience as a horseman (English and Trail) that propelled him into large animal veterinary medicine.
Using the Los Angeles National Forest as a playground, Dr Schoessler and his beloved former racing thoroughbred, Rebel, spent many hours on mountain-goat trails and stream crossings. Along with his wife, Wendie, and daughter, Margaret, Dr. Schoessler logged long hours of exploring mountain tops, canyons and advanced-level downhill trails, on his steed. That was the beginning of his desire to focus his practice exploring how horses function, preventative medicine, good dentistry, lameness issues and other protocols for keeping our animals in good shape and repair. He also set his practice up to attend the geriatric horse by helping to obtain a higher-quality life — keeping our favorite horses more viable in their old age.
He is well known for his high-level dentistry, surgical repairs on complex wounds, reproductive and educational skills. His goal is to bring a “high-level" of Veterinary services to his Country and Rural clientele.
Most appreciated by Clients? His 12 + years of taking the extra time to educate Clients during the animal’s exams and treatments, allowing Clients to ask questions and familiarize themselves with basic care procedures so they do not panic when they have emergencies.
Dr Matt does have a life that includes fishing, hunting, riding, target practice with bow and guns ... and spending spare time preparing for Winter at the farm — starting in Spring.
Nicole Priebe, Foal Imprinter/Trainer, Assistant to Dr. Matt
Nicole Priebe is an Imprinter and Foal Trainer with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Science and a minor in Agriculture Studies and Business from Colorado State University. Educated in the complexity of reproduction issues in mares, stallions and foals, this practice is a strongly-emerging practical science.
Nicole’s premise? The breeder/owner’s first request is usually “I would like a safe animal that will learn quickly and easily.” As long as there is a choice to begin with, would you choose to have a kind, responsive horse in which to invest your lengthy training efforts and cash? What more can you ask for while you are building your breeding business or raising that next competition horse?
Nicole is well-known on Facebook. She has many publishings regarding her foaling and imprinting methods on “Bentley the wonder colt.” Now, she will be publishing her experiences with her mare Royal’s new pregnancy and then the foal-imprinting and training as it progresses starting the first hour of birth for Royal’s baby. We at Triple Oaks will be co-working on research during Nicole’s training sessions to determine the progress of multiple foals receiving imprinting and/or foal training beginning at different times. We are all curious to see how gender, environment, health, etc. plays a role in the skills-development and understanding of foals. Join us when you bring your mare/foalings to our facilities in the Spring.
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Matt Schoessler, DVM
Prior to becoming a 2003 graduate from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Schoessler was on two tours of duty in the Gulf War region on the Destroyer (USS Paul F Foster 964) as a member of the United States Navy. He accomplished three things of importance during this time: First he protected and served his Country. Second, he learned how to swear like a farmer when the rain hits his cut hay. Third, he met and married Wendie.
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Wendie Schoessler, Co-Owner
Wendie Schoessler is Dr Matt Schoessler's wife, business partner, and friend. As a personal part of this bio, Dr Matt and Wendie have decided to answer the questions most posed by our clients when they have questions about them and the business connections.
When they met in 1993, Matt was in the Navy and Wendie was a Director and Hippotherapist for a horse-facilitated therapy program. After they married in the same year, Wendie, Matt, and some volunteers formed a new nonprofit organization for strictly Hippotherapy for paralyzed people working with doctors to help them walk again.
Wendie has an extensive background in training dressage/cross-country horses to perform Hippotherapy as a prescription modality for paralyzed people. This horse training and handling was the background for handling the Triple Oaks equine clients (passed on to Matt as his present day experience when handling his horse clients).
This is also where Margaret (see her bio) got much of her training for horse handling.