Dr. Wilfred "Wil" Schuler - DVM 1987

American Association of Bovine Practitioners 2023

Dr. Wilfred Schuler

Dr. Wilfred “Wil” Schuler, Hazel Green, Wisconsin, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2023 Alumni Recognition Award presented at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners Conference (AABP) held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sept. 21, 2023. The award is sponsored by the Kansas State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Schuler earned a Doctor Veterinary Medicine degree in 1987 from Kansas State University. Immediately following graduation he joined Veterinary Associates SC located in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, and Galena, Illinois, where he continues to practice today. Dr. Schuler is the immediate past president of Veterinary Associates and continues to serve dairy and beef clients in southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois.

"I am grateful for and humbled by the award,” said Dr. Shuler. “The opportunity to serve both our local community and the profession at large has been a tremendous blessing for myself and my family. I have had the privilege of working with some of the best people in the world- farmers, ranchers, and veterinarians."

“Through his leadership, Dr. Schuler has shown his commitment to further the veterinary profession,” said Dr. Bonnie Rush, Hodes Family Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “His volunteer time to support organized veterinary medicine is greatly appreciated. We are proud to have the opportunity to recognize Dr. Schuler among his peers at the AABP conference.”

In addition to membership in the AABP Dr. Schuler is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, National Mastitis Council (NMC), and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA). Dr. Schuler is vice chair of the milk quality and udder health committee of the AABP. Dr. Schuler is past president of the South Western Wisconsin Veterinary Medicine Association (SWWVMA), past district representative to the WVMA, past grand knight council 7370 Knights of Columbus, past parish council member St. Frances de Sales Parish, and a founding board member of the Hazel Green Gymnastics Club.

Dr. Schuler and his wife, Gail, have five children: Dr. Adlai Schuler Sr. Josephine Schuler, Haley Stabo, Morgan Maternoski and Blair Schuler. Dr. Adalai Schuler received his DVM from Iowa State University in 2017. They have 12 grandchildren and love to spend time on their family farm in northeast Kansas.