I grew up in Lake Geneva, WI. I attended UW-River Falls and received a Bachlor's degree in biology. I then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2003. I have worked in private practice for 4 years, emergency medicine for 5 years and have spent the last year as resident veterinarian at Globe University for the veterinary technology program. Outside of work I love spending time with my husband Jeff and our two boys Max and Alex. We enjoy the outdoors biking, fishing, hiking, playing at parks or whatever else the boys want to do. I also enjoy arts and crafts. We have 3 dogs (Vader, Chewie, Jawa), 2 cats (Nonolo and Conia), 2 guinea pigs (Drowsy & ZigZag) and some fish
Veterinarian / Co-Owner
I grew up on a farm in North Dakota and moved to Wisconsin with my husband Randy in 1994 after graduating Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine. My veterinary interests are preventive care, behavior and small mammal medicine (critters like rabbits and hamsters). I currently have 3 cats (Johnny, Hey and Simba) and 1 dog (Zoey). Simba can often be found helping Jessica behind the reception desk at the clinic in the afternoon. My non-veterinary interests include sewing, reading, & gardening. I assisted in starting up New Life Pet Adoption Center, and still spend quite a few hours volunteering there.
I grew up in Sheboygan, WI and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Lakeland College. Before working at Wausau Animal Hospital I worked for Rasmussen College and often dressed as Rassy the Moose at local events. I played tennis in high school and college, and now enjoy karate at Premier Martial Arts in Schofield. My wife is veterinarian Jaime Gifford and we spend most of our free time with our two boys Max and Alex. My favorite part of managing the animal hospital is making sure our customers are happy, participating in local events, and petting all of the puppies that walk in the door.
Office Manager / Co-Owner
I studied veterinary technology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. While in the Military I worked at Tripler Army Medical Center with research animals. Upon returning to Wausau, I began work at Wausau Animal Hospital in 1977. I have a Jack Russell Terrier who at 14 years old and is finally slow enough to keep up with. I also a pond with Koi and Goldfish.
I have worked at Wausau Animal Hospital since 1989. My husband Jeff and I share guardianship of a 7 year old named Alexa. We currently have 3 dogs (Nico, Solo, and Jeppi) and 2 cats (Turtle and Bug). If you haven't guessed, Lexi named the cats. We also have 3 birds (a SunConcere, a Lovebird, and a Cockatiel). When I am not working I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, fishing, and watching the Packers.
Certified Veterinary Technician
I love animals of all sizes so I love my job at Wausau Animal Hospital. I spend my time out of the hospital mostly with the family horses or reading with my two kitties. I may be a crazy cat lady in the making!
I have worked at Wausau Animal Hospital since 1998. I have an 8 year old son named Trevor. I have two cats (Parker & Sugar) and two dogs (Zeus & Lola). When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family, arts and craft, and fishing.
Jess has been a receptionist at our clinic for a number of years and knows many of our customers and even more of our patients by name. She and her husband Steve like to fish with their Beagle Buddy and ponder philosophical stuff such as fishing.
Allie drives all the way from Tomahawk to be part of our team and spends her time with her husband Lance and her dogs Cooper and Sadie.
I was raised on a dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin and have always loved working with animals. I live on a hobby farm with my husband and three sons. We have chickens, ducks, sheep, horses, dogs, a cat, a cockatiel and a pot bellied pig. I have completed m post graduate schooling for Canine massage and rehab and have a passion for working with dogs and post operative patients.
Certified Veterinary Massage & Rehab Therapy