Dr. Jennifer Bloss is a founding owner of Brook-Falls. She studied Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before being accepted into the University’s Veterinary School. At that time, the school didn’t have a formal exotics program, so Dr.
Dr. Kase’s education and love for animals has taken her around the world. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, then went to Florida to work for the Mote Dolphin and Whale Hospital. After nine months in Florida, Dr.
Dr Harris comes to us from Indiana. “I have always loved science and had a love for animals”. While in college she took a job in a veterinary hospital to “pay my bills”, it was only to be short term. “I discovered my love of veterinary medicine when I was a veterinary assistant.
Dr. Esteban Barajas is a graduate from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, originally from the suburbs of Chicago. He initially acquired an interest in veterinary medicine by helping his grandfathers tend to their dairy herds in Mexico.
At 2.5 years old I had the opportunity to bottle-feed a fawn at a rehabilitation center and this spurred my interest in all species and learning what I can about each one of them. This curiosity is still a reason that drives my passion for learning about animals today.
Melissa grew up in Waukesha County. She has always had a passion for animals. She began volunteering at local rescues; even becoming a foster parent to pets in need of “at home care”. She learned a lot about animal care and dealing with a variety of medical/health issues that affect pets.
Julie and her family immigrated to Wisconsin from Sydney Australia, when she was a very young girl. She grew up spending time in nature; exploring the natural wonders Wisconsin’s woods have to offer. She did this with “boots on the ground” and also by air (more about that later 😊).
Sheri, as with all of our team, grew up having a universal love for animals. Some of her most treasured and impactful childhood memories involve helping an uncle with raising chickens and dogs. Growing up Sheri would have never envisioned herself working in the medical field.
Abby Buchholz grew up in Neenah, Wisconsin, with a big family of five kids and lots of pets. Having dogs and cats in the house greatly influenced her interest in working with animals as a career. As a child, her St. Bernard named Maverick, and her favorite cat, Smudge, was her best buddies.
Lauren has lived in many cities throughout Wisconsin but was raised primarily in Milwaukee. Growing up, she lived with her mom, dad, and older sister Miranda. Throughout her childhood, Lauren spent a lot of time camping. She credits her love of nature and wildlife for her career path.
Casandra Nelson grew up in southeastern Wisconsin and currently lives in Oconomowoc with her parents, two younger sisters, a turtle named Sheldon, and Toby, her dog. She enjoys the outdoors and, every summer, her entire family spends time with her grandparents, who live up north.
Jenna grew up in East Troy, Wisconsin, until moving to Menomonee Falls with her boyfriend. Jenna started her veterinary career path by dog walking, pet sitting, and working at boarding facilities. She is now an attendant at Brook-Falls Luxury Pet Resort and Doggy Day Care.