Diana Halverson grew up in Verona and has been an animal lover her whole life. Even though she lived in town, her dream was to become a farmer or veterinarian. She was active in FFA and would take in any sick or injured animal and nurse them back to health. She rode with Dr. Lemanski, the local large animal vet, and gained a lot of “hands-on” experience. Diana pursued her interest in Veterinary Science in college.
In 1982 she had the opportunity to work at a small animal clinic in Madison. Needless to say she loved the work, the patients, and clients.
Diana and her husband Steve have a dairy/beef farm. They have 2 daughters that share their Mom’s passion for animals. Her daughters have been raised knowing the reality of life and death. They both have a beautiful faith that all of their loved animals are “made into angels” when they die.
Besides the cattle and 2 horses, Puck and Hoss, the Halverson’s share their home with Twinkie, a 90 pound Red Doberman and a born again barn cat, Vanilla. Steve’s sidekick and gate keeper is Nipper, his Australian Cattle Dog.