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Obituary, Death Remembering Dr. Steven Servantez: A Dedicated Veterinarian and Community Leader

Mar 2, 2024
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The veterinary community and animal welfare organizations are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Steven Servantez, a beloved veterinarian from Iowa. Dr. Servantez, who recently passed away, was a highly respected member of the Badger Veterinary Hospitals Community, known for his unwavering dedication to his profession and his commitment to serving both animals and his community. His legacy of compassion and service leaves a profound void in the hearts of his colleagues, friends, and the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin, where he made significant contributions as a board member.

Details: Dr. Steven Servantez dedicated his life to the practice of veterinary medicine and the betterment of animal welfare. After graduating from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989, Dr. Servantez joined Badger Veterinary Hospital in 1992 as a small animal practitioner. Over the years, he demonstrated a passion for professional development, particularly in the fields of exotics and internal medicine.

Beyond his professional work, Dr. Servantez was deeply involved in volunteer organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. However, his most notable contribution was to the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin, where he served as a board member for many years. Dr. Servantez’s generosity extended beyond his role on the board; he was known for rolling up his sleeves to assist the shelter staff and animals whenever needed. His dedication even influenced the design of the new HSSW building, showcasing his commitment to improving animal welfare.

Outside of his professional and volunteer commitments, Dr. Servantez cherished spending time with his family, including his wife Julie, their grown children, and their pets. He had a wide range of interests, including photography, travel, music, and nurturing friendships, reflecting a life filled with passion and compassion.

In honor of Dr. Servantez’s memory, the Badger Veterinary Hospital community will take time for grieving and reflection. The Janesville Badger location will be closed on Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd, with normal operations resuming on Monday, March 4th.

Conclusion: Dr. Steven Servantez leaves behind a legacy of compassion, professionalism, and service that will be remembered and cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His contributions to the veterinary community and animal welfare have made a lasting impact, and his absence will be keenly felt. As colleagues and friends mourn his passing, they find comfort in celebrating his remarkable life and the countless lives he touched through his dedication and kindness.

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