Nicole Engelbert joined our team in 2017 as our lead receptionist. She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2017. She worked at a veterinary clinic while pursuing her education and realized she wanted to continue to work in the veterinary industry following graduation. Outside of loving animals, she enjoys this practice because it is always different each day and presents new challenges that allow her to grow as a professional.
Nora Keip has been one of our receptionists since the summer of 2018. She will pleasantly greet you, assist with you scheduling appointments, and assists our veterinary staff. In 2013, Nora went to MATC and became a certified nursing assistant. She chose to transition into the veterinary field because she loves animals and has been riding horses since she was eight. Nora also is a professional barrel racer in the WPRA.
April Neils joined our team in 2018 as a veterinary assistant. Prior to joining our team she worked in the veterinary field for 4 years in the Beaver Dam and Sun Prairie area, bringing a lot of experience to the table. She chose to enter into this field because she has always been surrounded by an array animals, and wouldn't dream of doing anything else. She's a proud Alumni of the FFA and exhibited both caprine and poultry for years.Her favorite part of working here is that there is always something new and challenging each day to learn and grow from.
Tonya Louise Johnson is one of our certified veterinary technicians, and has been with us the longest, she joined our team in 2013. She earned her associates degree as a veterinary technician from MATC in 2013. Her experience not only benefits her patients but also makes her a great trainer for our interns and new staff. She chose the veterinary field because she has a passion for helping animals, along with educating their owners to provide a happier and healthier life for their pets.
Todd Rasmussen joined our team as a veterinary technician in 2017. He earned his associates degree as a veterinary technician from Globe University in 2013. Prior to joining our team he was a veterinary technician for 5 years at the Animal Hospital at Hill Shore. Todd became a technician as he enjoys working with animals. His experience with both large and small animals has been beneficial to our team.
Jenny Byers is currently completing her associates degree as a veterinary technician, her training is both through our clinic and MATC. She is a hard worker and has grown immensely in the last 2 years. Since childhood she wanted to enter the veterinary field as she enjoyed growing up with dogs, chickens, pigs, and cows. Her favorite parts of the job are working directly with animals and learning new things everyday. Dogs are her favorite animal, but she also enjoys the playful cuteness of penguins.
Kassie Miescher joined our team as a certified veterinary technician in 2019. She earned her associates degree as a veterinary technician from Globe University in 2014. She has been involved in the veterinary field since graduating high school, where she volunteered at our clinic. She grew up with a variety of animals from dogs to chinchillas. When she was in second grade she wanted to be a veterinarian but by the time she reached high school she knew becoming a veterinary technician was the right path for her. Kassie also has her basic rehabilitation certification for wildlife, and hopes to implement that in her future.
Taryn Segundo is one of our certified veterinary technicians, she earned her associates degree from MATC in 2016. Taryn joined our team in 2015, prior to that she worked at VCA Pet Care Clinic for three years. She brings a lot of experience to the table and loves to mentor and help develop our interns. After realizing her first educational choice in graphic design wasn’t her passion, she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine as medicine and animals have always intrigued her. She loves working with animals because she finds it fulfilling to see the joy an owner experiences when she is part of treating or saving their pet.
Colleen Wuesthoff is one of our certified veterinary technicians, she joined our team in 2019. She earned her associates degree from Moraine Park Technical College in 2010. Living on a horse farm her whole life, she is passionate about both large and small animals. She has a handsome Great Dane named Dexter, a silly Braque Francais named Gus, two adorable barn cats and two horses. A variety of equine activities round out her free time but she also enjoys baking an traveling.
Shania Fagan completed her associates degree as a veterinary technician from MATC in 2019. She began working at our in clinic as an intern in 2018. Shania decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine as she has always enjoyed working with and helping animals. Over the years she has rescued kittens and rabbits, nursing many of them back to health. The idea of being able to help animals is what excites her about coming to work each day.
Brandi Strahota joined our clinic in 2019 as a summer intern. She continues to work with us as she completes her veterinary technician degree from MATC. Brandi decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine after shadowing at our clinic for an FFA project while in high school. She enjoys the variety that mixed animal veterinary medicine has to offer.