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.
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 a new addition to Brian and Amy’s family. He is an Australian Shepherd who loves to go for walks and play with his ball.

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. In her free time, she enjoys taking Teke 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.
Stephanie
Certified Veterinary Technician
Stephanie grew up in Chilton, Wisconsin with her two sisters and a houseful of pets. Ever since she can remember, she’s adored the earth’s creatures and wanted to do everything she could to help them live happier, healthier lives. That’s why Stephanie decided to become a veterinary professional! She’s proud to serve as a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Stephanie was still in high school when she began working as an animal caregiver at the local Humane Association. From there, she continued on to Globe University to study veterinary technology and become certified as a Veterinary Technician. Stephanie completed her externship at a veterinary hospital in North Carolina, eventually being hired on there as a full-time employee, before returning to Wisconsin with her family.

Stephanie started with the Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon team in early November of 2017, and has a special medical interest in surgical work and anesthesia. Most of all, she loves the incredible bonds she’s able to form with clients and their beloved pets—Stephanie especially likes watching puppies and kittens grow up over the years.

When time permits away from the office, Stephanie likes painting, drawing, and making arts and crafts. She and her family share their home with six pets: Gunner, a mischievous Shepherd mix; a Labrador mix named Klover who wants nothing more than to have his ears petted; Ginger, a beautiful Siberian Husky; Peanut the gray tabby cat; and a pair of ferrets who go by Zander and Meeko.
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. She also acquired 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 even taught puppy classes here at the hospital for 15 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 handsome German Shorthaired Pointer. When she can find time between work and driving her children to their various sporting activities, Kris enjoys baking, reading, and listening to music.
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 two pets at home. Angel Face, a sweet cat who loves to play hide-and-seek and give “nose boops”, and Dozer, a Yellow Lab who loves to give hugs.
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 three dogs named Yatzee, Jenga, and Jericho.
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    • Dave WilliquetteDave Williquette

      The best place for superior service and care!! The entire staff is excellent! Highly recommend!

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    • Sue BodillySue Bodilly

      We have been taking our "boys" Bronson and Blitz here for 25-plus years and have had excellent care, especially from Dr. Barker. He's the very best.

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    • 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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    • Forrest N Reeses HoganForrest N Reeses Hogan

      Top notch doctors and staff that care about my fur babies as much as I do. I've taken my pets to this clinic for over 30 years and wouldn't dream of taking them any where else. Whether it's a regular checkup, your puppy eating hostas or running into a trailer hitch, they are there to help you take care of your four-legged friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Joy & Tim Hogan, Reeses and Tripp.

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    • Karen PecardKaren Pecard

      I have been taking my cats to this clinic for as long as I can remember, and would never go elsewhere. They are very caring and compassionate people.

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    • Ericka MeunierEricka Meunier

      We love the staff! They are the best at personal service. They answer every question with compassion & honesty. Always a smile or 3 when u walk in the door. They were very helpful & loving when our dog Wolfy passed away. They help in any way possible. They are always happy to see our new puppy Nala when we come in as well. :-)
      Bring all of your animal family members here. <3 They are the best!

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    • Chad Stefanie BellinChad Stefanie Bellin

      We have been going to Animal Hospital of Ashwaubenon since we got our dog 16 years ago. They have been wonderful to our dog and to our family. About 5 years ago our dog became very sick and we thought we would have to put him down. Dr. Lafond saw us and started talking about her dog when it was sick. Due to talking to her we found out our dog was allergic to penicillin. He was taking a medication due to teeth cleaning which had penicillin in it. If it wasn’t for Dr. Lafond we believe we would have lost him! Due to old age we had to put our beloved Thumper down this past spring. The love and support we got from Dr. Lafond and the staff was more than what we could imagine! Thank you so much for taking such good care of Thumper!

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