Meet Dr. Denise Follett!
Dr. Denise Follett
Dr. Follett was born in the Milwaukee area and lived in Texas and Southern California as a child. She was always drawn to science and medicine but didn’t consider a veterinary career until later in life. One day, on a whim, she pulled into the parking lot of a veterinary hospital and asked if she could come in to see what went on behind the scenes. After her first day of shadowing, she was hooked and knew she wanted to become a veterinarian!
Denise first attended Marquette University to study BioMedical engineering. She was accepted to the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and was even offered membership in Phi Zeta, the National Veterinary Honor Society. Now Dr. Follett cares for pets as a full-time Veterinarian and the Owner of Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital.
As a vet, Dr. Follett particularly likes internal medicine because of the way her engineering background serves it. She also enjoys ophthalmology, the study and treatment of the eyes, and preventative medicine. She’s authored and co-authored several articles published in research journals, as well as a chapter in a textbook. In 2013, Dr. Follett was chosen to be one of only 12 finalists out of 1100 nominees for America’s Favorite Veterinarian! She has also held various positions on the executive boards of local veterinary associations and the Wisconsin State Veterinary Association for the past 20 years.
Denise shares her home with her parents and four cats: Miss Midge, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. When she has time, Dr. Follett enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and sewing. She also likes to visit and care for the elderly and hearing about the lives they have lived.