Our Staff

We have a quality staff who focus on the health of the calf and the profitability for the producer of entire groups of calves. Each team member is highly qualified and provides a level of expertise and care that we are proud to stand behind!

Jan C. Gawthrop, D.V.M. "Dr. Jan"

Founder and President

Both founder and veterinarian, Dr. Gawthrop’s primary goal is coaching clients in good husbandry and management to prevent disease and poor performance. Dr. Gawthrop grew up on a dairy and poultry farm in Etna Green, Indiana. Dr. Gawthrop graduated from Purdue University in 1975 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and has never stopped learning. Dr. Gawthrop is licensed in five states. He continues to seek out smarter ways to raise calves by offering contract research services. Dr. Gawthrop has lectured in Belgium, Costa Rica, Canada, New Zealand and across the United States...

Anne Budzinski, D.V.M. "Dr. Annie"

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Anne Budzinski ("Ba-jin-skee") is eager to help clients and their calves. Dr. Budzinski completed her bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University in Animal Science and graduated as a Production Animal Scholar in 2011. She is a 2015 graduate of Michigan State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Growing up on a small beef farm in northern Michigan, she raised beef, pork, hens, potatoes, and crops. Her passion is partnering with clients to troubleshoot common calf problems and find solutions. Dr. Budzinski enjoys educating clients about techniques and protocols to improve production and welfare. In her free time, Dr. Budzinski enjoys spending time with her husband, Anthony, and son, Stanley, on their farm where they grow crops, gather honey, and produce maple syrup for the local farmer’s market...

Kevin K. Funk, D.V.M. "Dr. Kevin"

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Kevin Funk has partnered with CalfCare since 2015. Dr. Funk lives in Warsaw, Indiana and brings a great background in dairy and mixed medicine to the practice. Dr. Funk practiced mixed and dairy medicine throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and Washington for 26 years prior to joining CalfCare. He received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and attended graduate school at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Funk graduated from the University of Illinois in 1989 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and has been on the “moo”ve ever since! Growing up in Lincoln, Illinois, he was inspired to dedicate his career to veterinary medicine from a young age. He enjoys watching clients achieve success in their business. Dr. Funk also has a passion for solving difficult cases, whether on a herd or individual level...

Jonathan “Jon” Richardson, D.V.M.

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jon Richardson strives to never stop learning and looking for ways to fulfill the global demands of food animal agriculture. Dr. Jon completed his undergraduate studies in Animal Science at Purdue University and completed his DVM at Purdue University. Dr. Jon grew up on a farm in Wabash, IN where his family raised cattle, swine, goats, chickens and harvested corn and soybeans. Dr. Jon takes pride in building relationships with clients and offering quality services to help them grow their businesses. Dr. Jon is eager to diversify CalfCare’s food animal services including reproductive medicine, cow/calf, and small ruminant. Dr. Jon hopes to build his knowledge pertaining to neonatal calf management and help improve the industry through cutting edge research. Dr. Jon was a national recipient for both the Amstutz Scholarship through...

Kim Dillman, R.V.T.

Veterinary Nurse

Alisa N. Zoller, R.V.T.

Veterinary Nurse

Jeff Getts, M.B.A.


Daniel Early

General Manager

Brad Goon, M.B.A.


Troy McElveen

Research Director

Deanna Langenkamp, M.S.

Assistant Research Director

Rainer Borgmann

Research Assistant

Maggie Wimberly

Accounting Manager

Dawn Austin

Customer Service Agent

David Stutzman

Field Representative

Samuel Lawrence

Field Representative

Kari Simpson

Shipping and Receiving Manager

Larry Shepherd

Delivery Driver

Stacey McGowan

Shipping Clerk

Abby Stouffer

Farm Manager

Elizabeth Brown

Farm Caretaker