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...

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 M. Richardson, D.V.M. "Dr. Jon"

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jon Richardson completed his undergraduate studies in Animal Science and completed his DVM at Purdue University. He grew up on a farm in Wabash, IN where his family raised confinement cattle, swine, goats, chickens and harvested corn and soybeans. With his hands-on experience, Dr. Jon takes pride in building relationships with clients and offering quality services to help them grow their businesses. He is eager to diversify CalfCare’s food animal services including reproductive medicine, cow/calf, and small ruminant. He 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 the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and Nandi Scholarship through...

Kim Dillman, R.V.T.

Veterinary Nurse

Alisa Zoller, R.V.T.

Veterinary Nurse

Macy Dirksen, R.V.T

Veterinary Nurse

Jeff Getts, M.B.A


Brad Goon, M.B.A


Troy McElveen

Research Director

Deanna Langenkamp, M.S.

Assistant Research Director

Anna Wildermuth

Bookkeeping Manager

Nicole Weirick

Customer Service Manager

Dawn Austin

Customer Service Agent

David Stutzman

Field Representative

Samuel Lawrence

Field Representative

Kari Myers

Purchasing Agent

Brooke Beck

Shipping Manager

Dan Rawles

Delivery and Shipping Associate

Larry Shepherd

Delivery Driver

Stacey McGowan

Shipping Clerk

Sara Schwartz

Shipping Clerk

Alexis Rohrer

Research Assistant

Elizabeth Brown

Farm Manager