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About Purple Cat

My name is Dr. Angie Ruppel and I have been a practicing veterinarian since 2003.  Some of you may know me already as I have worked with Dr. Eric Stone and the Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic since 2007.

I have really enjoyed my time at the Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic and still work there 2-3 days every week.  In 2017, I helped one farm whose cat population had gotten out of control.  I performed these low-cost surgeries working with the Northern Lakes  Veterinary Clinic.  It was after this that I realized how much I enjoyed this type of work.  Helping the folks that are trying to make a difference in the overpopulation of cats really brought a sense of purpose to me.  

This is what brought me to Purple Cat.  With my husband's support, I have a mobile surgery unit that I pull on the back of our Suburban.  It isn’t the prettiest or the fanciest truck and trailer, but it serves an important purpose: to offer low-cost cat spays and cat neuters in an effort to prevent homeless, starving and diseased cats.

I graduated in 2003 from UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.  I met my husband in Madison-he had just graduated from the Engineering program.  I was in my last semester of Veterinary school.  Together, we moved to Milwaukee and worked there for 4 years.  In 2007, we married and moved to Cumberland--Rob’s hometown.

I have worked at the Northern Lakes Veterinary Clinic since 2007 and have loved it.  Small town Wisconsin is definitely where I belong.  I love knowing my neighbors and my clients and seeing them at the grocery store.

Rob and I have 4 human kids-two boys and two girls.  A set of twins in there puts them all with in 3 years of each other.  Our furry children include an English Setter named England and some indoor/outdoor working cats.

My goals, besides reducing the number of unwanted homeless cats of course, include: having more family dinners, taking more RV vacations, going to more rock concerts and having kids that listen to me the first time.

Other facts about me: I love Great Danes, my 81-year-old mom lives with me, I enjoy cooking for friends, I shot and killed a deer once (and never again).

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