Our Careteam

Debbie
Office Manager
Debbie grew up on a country farm, where she developed a passion for animals early on—especially cats. She always wanted to be able to give something back to the pets who had shown her so much love over the years, and knew that a career in veterinary medicine would allow her to do just that!

Debbie started here at the clinic in August of 1989 after she had been notified by a friend that the hospital was hiring. She began as a receptionist, then worked her way up to the Assistant Office Manager position before becoming the Office Manager. She loves working in a collaborative environment with her compassionate and skilled coworkers, and adores seeing all of the pets who visit the clinic daily.

Outside of work, Debbie enjoys reading, walking, bicycling, playing computer games, and spending time with her family and pets. She lives with three cats of her own: Turbo, who is very energetic and into everything, Nosey, who enjoys opening closed cupboards and drawers; and Cruiser, who is able to master treat puzzles within a few hours. She also has Dandelion, who is a mischievous little girl who must be watched at all time to prevent her getting in to things she shouldn't.
Brian
Client Services Representative
Brian has enjoyed the company of animals for as long as he can remember. He’s been serving the pets and animal owners of the area as a Client Services Representative here at the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon since 2002, where he loves interacting with clients and their pets on a daily basis.

Brian and his wife, Amy, live with two cats of their own, both adopted from the Oconto Humane Society. Myrtle is a female dilute calico who loves snuggling, and Eugene is a male medium hair who loves getting into mischief. Brian and Amy had to cat-proof their home after Eugene learned how to open doors and let himself outside! Hunter is one of their Australian Shepherds who loves to go for walks and play with his ball. The other family member to Brian's household is Owen, another Australian Shepherd who is smart, kind and loves to sleep on his back!

In his time away from the hospital, Brian enjoys watching sports and is an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan. He also likes playing in several fantasy football leagues with his friends and family.
CariAnne
Client Services Representative
CariAnne is a Milwaukee native, and began her veterinary journey in northern Wisconsin after being offered a position in a small animal clinic. She fell in love with the animal-care profession and hasn’t looked back since!

CariAnne has been a member of the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon family since the summer of 1998. She serves as a Client Services Representative here at the clinic, and loves working alongside her fellow staff members to best serve the pets and clients of the Green Bay area.

At home, CariAnne lives with her Yorkie/Shih-Tzu mix, Teke and her Maltese/Shih-Tzu, Annabelle. In her free time, she enjoys taking her furry friends for walks, gardening, and heading north to visit family.
Jennifer
Certified Veterinary Technician
Jennifer has wanted to work in the veterinary industry for as long as she can remember—she’s fostered hundreds of animals, and the joy she receives from seeing them find loving homes is very fulfilling! Jennifer gets to exercise her intuitive nursing instincts daily as a Certified Veterinary Technician here at the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon.

Jennifer grew up in the Fox Valley area, where she signed on at a local boarding and grooming kennel while still in high school. As soon as she learned about the Veterinary Technician profession, she knew she’d found her true calling! Jennifer attended Madison Area Technician College to become a Certified Veterinary Technician and hasn’t looked back since.

Jennifer began here at the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon in August of 2012. She’s particularly fond of wellness care, client education, weight management, and senior pet care. In addition to her duties as a Technician, Jennifer loves jumping in to help out her fellow staff members as a Veterinary Assistant or Client Services Representative when needed.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys fishing, crocheting, gardening, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Kevin, live with their three sons, an American bulldog named Vito and a Doberman named Shaye.
Katie
Veterinary Assistant
Katie has been fascinated by animals ever since she was young. Her early experiences with pets, as well as her work with the Future Farmers of America organization during her high school years, inspired her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Now, she feels fortunate and proud to care for the pets of Green Bay as a Veterinary Assistant!

Katie is originally from Freedom, Wisconsin and attended college to earn her degree in veterinary science. After her schooling, she started a job on a dairy farm, where she got to work hands-on with newborn calves and their mothers. Next, Katie decided to transition into general practice—she signed on with the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon team in July of 2016, and now serves pets on a daily basis as a Veterinary Assistant.

Away from the hospital, Katie is an avid hunter, fisher, camper, hiker, and snowmobiler. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family, boyfriend and pets at home. Katie shares her life with two loveable cats named Socks and Angel; Angel is particularly fond of playing games like peek-a-boo and hide-and-seek! She has added, Elwood, a handsome mixed breed who likes anything food related and playing outside and Luke, an adorable black kitten who was found run over in the road on HWY 41.
Jeanna
Certified Veterinary Technician
Jeanna has had an intense passion for helping people and their pets for as long as she can remember. Even as a little girl, there was never a doubt in her mind that she would one day work in the veterinary field. Jeanna was right—now she’s a Certified Veterinary Technician!

Jeanna started here at the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon immediately after graduating from her Veterinary Technician program in Madison, Wisconsin in 1991. As a Tech, she enjoys the challenge of drawing blood samples and taking X-rays, especially when her patient isn’t the most cooperative. Most of all, Jeanna likes talking with loving pet owners and answering their questions about all aspects of pet care.

Outside of work, Jeanna enjoys taking long walks, practicing animal Reiki, studying shamanic energy healing techniques, and spending time with her family and pets. She and her husband (the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon’s very own Keith) live with a pair of dogs and four cats.
Keith
Certified Veterinary Technician
Keith grew up in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, one block away from the shores of Lake Michigan. Being outside constantly gave him quite an appreciation for nature and an intense love for animals early on in life. Now, he gets to care for the pets of Green Bay as a Certified Veterinary Technician!

Keith graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 1990, becoming certified as a Veterinary Technician that same year. It was through his internships, working with both small and large animals, that he found he enjoyed the interaction with pets and their families immensely. Keith worked in Manitowoc as a Technician before serving at a red deer farm in Demark, then built a house north of Green Bay and signed up here at the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon. He’s been a part of the hospital family since 1996!

Around the clinic, Keith particularly likes working in the laboratory and being able to discover things through the microscope to help the veterinarians. He’s also interested in surgery, and loves using his skills to their fullest potential to better the lives of pets in need.

In his spare time, Keith enjoys walking, fishing, hunting, and practicing meditation and yoga. He lives with his wife, Jeanna—also a member of the clinic family here at the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon!—and their many pets. Vinny is a Border collie who is very skilled at catching a Frisbee; Jed, also a Border collie, likes to steal all of the toys and bones; Keith’s four cats’ personalities change by the week, but they all enjoy turning their noses up at new foods.
Kris
Client/Patient Care Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician
Even though she couldn’t have pets as a child because of her allergies, Kris had a passion for animals that she simply couldn’t shake. She promised herself early on in life that she would care for animals when she got older. Now, Kris gets to better the lives of pets daily as a Certified Veterinary Technician and the Client/Patient Care Manager here at the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon!

A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Kris attended the University of Minnesota-Waseca and holds an Associate’s degree in veterinary technology. She moved back to Wisconsin after graduation, and worked at two separate veterinary clinics before joining the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon team in 1992.

Kris’s favorite part of her work day is interacting with the clinic’s clientele and their beloved pets. She has a special interest in canine behavior, and has been teaching puppy classes here at the hospital now for almost 17 years. Kris and her husband, Brian, live with their two sons, Dalton and Drew. The family shares their home with Dillon, a handsome rescued black-and-white cat and Spike, a sweet, kind and lazy German Shorthaired Pointer. When she can find time between work and her kids, Kris enjoys baking, reading, volunteering for Boy Scouts and other various organizations.
Lila
Client Services Representative
Born and raised in Green Bay, Lila was a long time client of Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon before she was an employee. She has been a member of the clinic family since the Fall of 2003.

In her spare time, Lila enjoys time with her grandson, trips to Door County and enjoys the company of her cat Mya, a short haired Calico with a great personality who loves to play.
Sonya
Veterinary Assistant
Sonya has been a pet owner ever since childhood, and she’s felt a calling to help animals in need for as long as she can remember. She even recalls “rescuing” all of the earthworms in her family’s driveway on rainy days! For Sonya, a career in the world of veterinary medicine is her chance to give something back.

Sonya was born on a United States Navy base in South Korea. After a number of moves throughout her childhood, she settled in Wisconsin with her grandparents before heading off to Boston for college. Sonya lived on the East Coast for a number of years before relocating to Green Bay with her boyfriend. She joined the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon family in late 2016, and couldn’t be happier to serve the pets and animal owners of the area every day as a Client Services Representative!

Outside of work, Sonya enjoys reading, drawing, and traveling to experience new cultures and cuisines. She has three pets at home. Angel Face, a sweet cat who loves to play hide-and-seek and give “nose boops”, Dozer, a Yellow Lab who loves to give hugs and Georgia, the sweetest, kindest, most gentle dog ever.
Lisa
Veterinary Assistant
Growing up here in Green Bay, Lisa rescued a wide variety of wildlife and had plenty of domesticated pets in her family home. She’s wanted to work in the animal-care field since she was a little girl! Lisa followed her dream and became a veterinary professional—she now enjoys a challenging and fulfilling career as a Veterinary Assistant here at the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon.

Lisa started here at the clinic in June of 2007. She loves talking with clients about their pets and sharing stories about her own animal companions. For Lisa, being able to educate a pet owner and help their furry friend is the ultimate reward!

In her time away from the hospital, Lisa enjoys riding her motorcycles, going on road trips, bicycling, hiking, camping, and spending time with her pets. She shares her life with four dogs named Yatzee, Jenga, Jericho and a new addition Scrabble!
Stacie
Client Service Representative
Stacie was born in Green Bay but spent much of her childhood growing up in the countryside of Seymour. Along with her parents and brothers, she spent time with the family’s horses, dogs, cats, and ducks—it wasn’t difficult for her to develop a love for animals early on in life! Stacie always knew that she would love to work hands-on with pets, and she’s thrilled to be able to do just that as a member of the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon team.

Stacie’s animal-care journey began when she took a job at a local pet store, where she became a specialist in small-animal, reptile, aquatic, and bird care. Next, she entered the world of dog grooming and would help pets look and feel their best for the next 10 years. When it came time for a new opportunity, Stacie took some time off to raise her youngest child before jumping back into the veterinary world here at the clinic. She’s been a member of the hospital’s front-desk team since February of 2019 and couldn’t be happier with her choice!

When she’s not at work, Stacie likes crocheting and selling her creations at craft shows, reading good books, camping, fishing, hiking, and serving as a Girl Scout Leader and a soccer coach. She and her husband have three wonderful children—Stacie’s oldest daughter is studying veterinary medicine in college!—and also share their lives with a menagerie of pets: a dog named Lucy, a bearded dragon who goes by Toothless, a miniature pig named Obie Wan Kenobi, 12 guinea pigs, a Button Quail, and several foster kittens.
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    • Lisa R.Lisa R.

      I take my cat here because Dr. LaFond is so amazing with them. The hospital is always clean and there is always a calm atmosphere. The techs are all... Read More

    • Jean AmbrosiusJean Ambrosius

      When my clinic of many years couldn't get me in with both of my cats who needed to be seen, this clinic took care of me. Both Dr Gass and Dr LaFond were caring and wonderful. A great atmosphere with very kind receptionist and technicians. I am very appreciative and found myself a new clinic.

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    • J F.J F.

      I have been taking my pets to Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon since I moved to Green Bay in 2000. The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and caring.... Read More

    • Gabrielle BeaudryGabrielle Beaudry

      Went to the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon for the first time today for my dog's check up and for a few shots. Somewhat new to the area and couldn't be happier with the service and care they gave from the second I walked through the door to the second I walked out the door. Everyone in the office was extremely friendly and made a point to say hi to my dog and to ask me how our visit was going. Dr. Gass was excellent, very friendly and took time to explain to me the shots my dog would be getting since they were not typical ones we had the last place we lived. First visit but 100% recommend.

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    • Erin O.Erin O.

      Our dog became very sick and because of the diligence of Dr. LaFond we were able to determine that our dog's kidney needed to be removed. We would not have... Read More

    • Amy TruckeyAmy Truckey

      Had a great experience today at Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon. So glad we switched our dog to there! The staff was very friendly and caring.

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    • Jessi OlpJessi Olp

      My cat Milo is horrible at the vets office. We hav even had vets not be able to get close enough to examine him in the past. Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon has been great about going out of their way to make sure Milo gets the care he needs without getting as anxious as he usually does. The extra effort is greatly appreciated by Milo AND me!

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