Our Careteam

Sarah

Practice Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician

For as long as she can remember, Sarah has had a passion for both animals and puzzles. Working as a Certified Veterinary Technician allows her to use her problem-solving skills to better the lives of the area’s pets!

Sarah grew up in Oconomowoc with her parents and older brother. After attending college for music, she started as a receptionist at a Pewaukee, Wisconsin veterinary clinic in 2000. Shortly afterward, Sarah signed up for a local veterinary technician program, graduated in 2003, and has worked here at the Animal Health Center as a Certified Veterinary Technician ever since. In 2017, she was promoted to Practice Manager!

Sarah’s professional interests include surgery, diagnostic work, dentistry, geriatric care, and alternative medicine. Seeing patients heal through modalities like acupuncture and chiropractic adjustment is very satisfying for her!

At home, Sarah has two kitties of her own. Tikka is a senior cat who wants nothing more than a loving lap, and Leela is a one-eyed cat who can catch a fly out of mid-air.

When she isn’t caring for pets around the clinic, Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband. They like to ski, skate, and ice fish in the winter and enjoy swimming and hiking in the warmer months.

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Jenny

Lead Certified Veterinary Technician

As a kid, Jenny was the only one in her family who could manage to give pills to pets. It was at this point that she began seriously considering veterinary medicine as a career. As her interests in science and medicine blossomed, Jenny quickly realized that becoming a Veterinary Technician was her ideal job choice!

Jenny grew up on a small dairy farm near Richfield, Wisconsin. She was only 15 years old when she began working at a boarding kennel, where her employer encouraged her to continue exploring the world of animal care. In early 2001, Jenny began here at the Animal Health Center as a kennel worker, enrolling in a veterinary technician program that same year.

After graduating in the spring of 2003, she started full-time here at the clinic and passed her Veterinary Technician National Examination to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Cleaning and preparing injuries for surgical repair, applying bandages, and taking blood samples are some of Jenny’s favorite parts of her job. She also enjoys traveling to attend veterinary conferences, and has expanded her education in Florida, Kansas City, and Las Vegas!

Jenny’s family has an elderly Australian cattle dog, Sam, as well as three cats named Louie, Shylo, and Hansen. When she isn’t caring for pets around the clinic or spending time with animals outside of work, Jenny enjoys reading, scrap-booking, trying new recipes, and traveling.

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Elizabeth

Certified Veterinary Technician

Ever since she was a little girl, Elizabeth knew that she wanted to be an “animal doctor” and help all of the pets she possibly could. When she discovered the world of Veterinary Technician work, she knew that it was the perfect choice. Elizabeth hasn’t looked back since! Now, she’s been helping pets professionally for nearly eight years.

Elizabeth started here at Animal Health Center as a Kennel Assistant in 2011. It wasn’t long before she had signed on to study veterinary technology at Globe University, using her shifts here at the hospital to bolster her studies with real-world experience. After graduation, Elizabeth took a job as Lead Wellness and Surgery Technician at another clinic, then worked at a hospital in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin for another year. Elizabeth recently returned to this area, and was thrilled to join the Animal Health Center family once again—this time, she’s a Certified Veterinary Technician!

Medically, Elizabeth enjoys surgery and anesthesia monitoring, and she also likes using pain-management techniques to make her patients more comfortable. Elizabeth is also very passionate about educating clients on great pet-care methods; helping a pet to live a happier life through the power of education is the ultimate reward for her!

At home, Elizabeth shares her life with two wonderful pets of her own. Boomerang is a rescued Chocolate Lab who rarely gets more than 10 feet away from Elizabeth’s side, and Minerva the rescued Selkirk Rex cat is a daddy’s girl to Elizabeth’s boyfriend, Damon.

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Sarah S.

Veterinary Assistant

Ever since she can remember, Sarah has loved helping others. Improving the lives of both animals and those who care for them is a dream come true for her—working as a veterinary professional is a perfect fit! Sarah proudly serves as a member of Animal Health Center’s Veterinary Assistant team.

Sarah is originally from Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and moved to Watertown in early 2002. She’s been working on horse farms, helping to assist hands-on with veterinary and farrier care, since she was only 14 years old! Sarah first joined the Animal Health Center team in 2013, and was thrilled to rejoin the family in early 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant after a few years off. She hopes to return to school in the near future, and plans on getting her veterinary technology degree to become a Certified Veterinary Technician!

Around the hospital, Sarah enjoys training dogs and watching canine companions transform from nervous or anxious animals to confident, happy pets. She’s also passionate about client education—helping pets to live healthier lives through the power of education is especially rewarding!

Most of Sarah’s hobbies outside of veterinary medicine involve animals as well. She fosters dogs on a regular basis, and also loves to go horseback riding—Sarah has been barrel racing and trail riding for more than 20 years, and has competed all over the state and in Minnesota and Ohio!

At home, Sarah lives with her two sons, Alex and Andy, as well as several pets. The family has four resident dogs—Sookie the bossy Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix, a Bulldog mix named Carley, a Catahoula Leopard Hound mix who goes by Mollie, and a foster-fail English Shepherd puppy named LeRoy—as well as a pair of loveable cats named Hank and Matzin. Sarah also shares her life with Driftin, her retired barrel horse who has been with Sarah for more than 14 years, and a sassy Buckskin mare named Honey.

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Susie

Receptionist

Susie wasn’t allowed pets while growing up here in Watertown—she suspects that it made her want to care for animals all the more. Her longstanding love for the earth’s creatures just didn’t quit, and she couldn’t be happier to serve both pets and their owners as a veterinary professional!

Before she was an employee here at Animal Health Center, Susie was a client. One day in 1997 when she was visiting the clinic with one of her pets, the office manager asked if she was interested in a job. Susie gladly accepted, and she’s been here ever since!

Susie lives in Watertown with her husband; three dogs named Daisy, Holly, and Jenny; a pair of cats who go by Woody and Baxter; and a few hermit crabs. When she isn’t tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital or spending time with her own companions at home, Susie can be found shopping for great bargains. She also likes to travel, and would love to visit a tropical destination for her next adventure.

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Tracey

Receptionist

Tracey grew up in Dousman, Wisconsin with her parents, brother and sister, and the constant company of the family pets. She’s adored animals ever since her earliest memories—being able to help others experience that same joy is a dream come true! Tracey is a proud member of Animal Health Center’s reception team.

Tracey first became a member of the Animal Health Center team in 2000, then took some time off the following year to raise her baby. After being a stay-at-home mother for the next 13 years, Tracey rejoined the workforce in May of 2017 when she signed on to work at a local dairy bar. It was there that she crossed paths with Sarah, Animal Health Center’s very own Practice Manager, and learned that the hospital had an opening. The rest is history! Tracey was thrilled to return to her former workplace in the fall of 2017, and she’s been helping the area’s pets and animal parents ever since.

In her time away from the office, Tracey likes sewing, crafting, upcycling furniture, and spending quality time with her family. Along with her husband, Eric, and their two wonderful daughters, Allison and Emmaleigh, Tracey shares her home with several pets: Tommy, a cat whose love of fresh water means he spends most of his day in the bathroom, hoping to get a drink directly from the faucet; a snuggle-loving cat named Ellenore who loves playing fetch; and Swimmy the family frog.

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Colleen

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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