Mike Stone, DVM

Dr. Mike Stone was raised in a large family in Canby, MN. He attended South Dakota State College at Brookings for 2 years and then graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine  at the University of Minnesota in 1967.

He joined the Cottonwood Veterinary Practice as an associate in 1970 and eventually became sole owner of the Practice in 2009. "I have always had a very good support staff and I truly enjoyed my 49 years here" Says Dr. Stone

My main interests have always been cattle and horses. Weekends could be very trying and busy at times but I enjoyed evening and night calls. This was when we would have the most interesting and challenging calls.

The practice is in very good hands and I am sure of its continued success. I have enjoyed this very much and very much appreciate the community and clients that I have had the opportunity to provide veterinary care.


Travis Freiwald, DVM SA

Dr. Travis grew up in Watertown, South Dakota. He did his undergraduate work at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN., before going to veterinary school at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. He worked for 2 years in Willmar, MN. before joining the Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic. He left for awhile to work with Minnesota Veterinary Associates in the St. Cloud area, and was the veterinarian for Menning Enterprises in Edgerton, MN. He has recently returned to the Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic. He primarily works with the companion animals.

His interests include internal medicine, preventative medicine, neurology and reproductive work.

His wife Gina, is an elementary teacher here in Windom, and they have two children, Elijah and Abigail. They have two pets, Lucky the dog and Baby Kitty who is actually 17 years old. His interests outside of work include watching his kids" activities, birding and going to movies.


R.Kent Leckie, DVM LA

Hi, I am R. Kent Lechie, I work with Large animals and am focused on Cattle work.

I graduated from Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. 

I am married with 5 kids, 1 is still at home. We also have 2 dogs and 2 cats. My hobbies include reading, hunting, fishing, martial arts and spending time with the family.


Scott Kuecker, DVM, Owner

I was born and raised here in Windom, MN. I am the son of Dr. Ron Kuecker who was a Partner here at Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic. From 1981 to 1990 I worked summers at the Windom Pool as a lifeguard and Swimming Instructor. 

I graduated from WAHS in 1984 and went to South Dakota State for Biology. I graduated from there in 1988 and went on to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinarian Medicine and graduated from there in 1992.

I have been a Veterinarian in Marshall for 27 year and now own the Marshall Animal Hospital. January of 2019 was exciting as I purchased Cottonwood Veterinary Clinic, the place I grew up watching my Father practice in. I live in Marshall with my wife and children and look forward to serving you all in the future.


Jerome Smith, LA Tech

I was born and raised around Windom and worked as a butcher before starting at the
Cottonwood Vet Clinic in 1994. You’ll hardly ever find me at the clinic, I’m usually out in the country with the veterinarians at feedlots, treating sick animals, and doing chute
work. My wife Marcia and I live on a farm outside Windom with our two children. My
family keeps busy with cattle, crops, making hay, and activities with the kids. In
my freetime, I enjoy camping and fishing.