Dr. April Wittenburg

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. April Wittenburg’s mother is a dog groomer, so young Dr. Wittenburg couldn’t help but become an animal lover at an early age. As she got older, her passion for science started to bloom. Veterinary medicine was the perfect combination of Dr.

Dr. Denise Follett

Owner/Veterinarian, Retired

Dr. Denise Follett was one of the founding members of Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital and Exotic Care, Inc., along with Dr. Jennifer Bloss. Dr. Follett retired from the practice of veterinary medicine in 2021, after 30 years.

Dr. Esteban Barajas

Associate Veterinarian

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.

Dr. Jennifer Bloss

Owner, Veterinarian

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. Molly Kase

Owner, Veterinarian

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. Rachel Harris

Associate Veterinarian

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.

Kate

Veterinary Assistant

Kate grew up in Kansas with her sister and her parents. Early on, Kates’ parents instilled a love of animals and the natural world in her. Kate’s desire to help animals, both pets and animals, live healthy lives led her to pursue a career in the veterinary field.

Apollo

Animal Ambassador

Apollo joined the Brook-Falls animal ambassador team in June 2021 to help educate clients and the community about how bearded dragons can make unique and wonderful scaley pets!

Lisa

Client Service Representative

Lisa grew up in the Village of Whitefish Bay with her father and brother. During her childhood, she also spent a lot of time up north at her mom’s rural cabin. As a young girl, Lisa played soccer and did gymnastics with her friends.

Mallory

Veterinary Assistant

Mallory grew up in New Berlin, WI in a family of five including her older brother and twin sister. Mallory has always been the animal lover in her family. She credits this to her grandmother and great-aunt, who taught her the power of empathy for animals.

Abby

Client Service Representative

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.

Megan

Practice Manager

Megan Fassbinder is the Practice Manager at Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital. She grew up in Randolph, WI and currently lives in West Bend. During her school years, Megan enjoyed traveling and playing sports – especially volleyball and basketball.

Cozzi

Veterinary Assistant

Cozzi Larsen has lived in West Bend, Wisconsin, her entire life. She worked hard and saved her money so that at just 23 years old, she was able to purchase her first home. Her two-bedroom condo is now filled with many furry, feathered, and finned friends!

Melissa

Client Service Representative

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.

Hailee

Veterinary Assistant

Hailee calls Waukesha home. She traces her desire to work with animals to the time when she was a young girl and watched Animal Cops on TV with her father. The stories of animals in need always “tugged at her heart”.

Molly

CVT Manager

Molly was born and raised right here in Menomonee Falls, where her grandmother’s intrinsic connection with nature and wildlife had a profound effect on her.

Jennie

Business Manager

Growing up in West Allis with her family, Jennie Gross was always around pets. She remembers loving tagging along with her parents to the vet’s office. She was even put in charge of the class turtle in 6th grade!

Nicole

Certified Veterinary Technician

Nicole is a native of Glendale, Wisconsin but having lived a number of other places in Southeastern Wisconsin. Majority of her spare time during her growing up years revolved around horses.

Julie

Certified Veterinary Technician

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 😊).

Sara

Veterinary Technician

Back in grade school, Sara was always the one volunteering to watch after the class pets. For as long as she can remember, she’s had a longing to be involved in animal care!

Kaity

Certified Veterinary Technician

Kaity was raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois by her mom and dad. She has both an older and younger brother. Kaity has always had a love of animals, but she credits Winston, her hairless Guinea Pig, with helping her find her career calling.

Shannon

Client Service Representative

Shannon was born in Elgin, Illinois. She grew up in Streamwood, Illinois with her mom, stepdad and three siblings. During her upbringing, Shannon had a dog, cat, and rabbit which fueled her love of animals.

Kara

Client Care Coordinator

Kara was born and raised in Menomonee Falls, WI, where she lived with her mother, father, and brother. As a shy teen, Kara spent her time raising Betta fish, eventually filling her bedroom with fish tanks.

Sheila

Veterinary Assistant

Sheila grew up in Wauwatosa, WI, in the same home her mother was raised in. As an only child, she spent thirteen years playing the violin. Sheila’s interests include art and music, reading comic books, and hiking every weekend.

Karissa

Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Franklin, Tennessee, Karissa now lives in Menomonee Falls.

Sheri

Certified Veterinary Technician

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.

Jenna

Resort Attendant

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.

Lou

Animal Ambassador

Lou, an African Grey, joined the Brook-Falls animal ambassador team in August of 2021 when her owner, and long-time Brook-Falls client, passed away. Parrots can make wonderful, talkative pets, that bring laughter everywhere they go.

Lexie

Resort Attendant

Lexie is the daughter of our long-time certified veterinary technician – now business manager Jennie Gross. To say, Lexie’s life has been filled with animals is no exaggeration.

Mumbles

Animal Ambassador

Mumbles, an Umbrella Cockatoo, joined the Brook-Falls animal ambassador team in August of 2021 when her owner, and long-time Brook-Falls client, passed away. Parrots can make wonderful, talkative pets, that bring laughter everywhere they go.

Pam

Resort Attendant

Pam is on her second career. “For the last 30-years, I worked in customer service in the retail grocery business.” Following her “retirement” from her primary career, Pam knew” she was not ready for the rocking chair”.

Kay

Resort Attendant

Kay hails from Menomonee Falls; she has lived here all her life. Animals have always been an interest for her. Her family “always had a dog or cat in the house.” She grew up enjoying reading stories about dogs and horses.

Mason

Resort Attendant

Mason grew up in West Allis, Wisconsin, with his mom, an avid marathon runner, and dad, who has completed an Ironman competition and is currently working on his second competition.

Lauren

Resort Attendant

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.

Dylan

Resort Attendant

From an early age, Dylan learned to appreciate the value of hard work.

Casandra

Certified Veterinary Technician

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.

Morgan

Morgan was raised in West Allis, WI with her mom, dad, and younger siblings, Aaron and Audrey. As a child, she had such a strong bond with animals that her family gave her the nickname Snow White.

Holly

Pet Resort Manager

As a kid, Holly knew her pets always had her back. If she had a bad day at school, felt like crying, or didn’t want to talk to her parents, she could spend time with her dogs.

Kyle

Resort Attendant

Kyle was born and raised in Wisconsin where he lived with his mom, dad, and sister. Kyle’s family always had a house full of pets. From a young age, Kyle’s family instilled in him to do the right thing by animals and people, without exception.

Amy

Enrichment Coordinator

Amy Shepherd, our Certified Pet Dog Trainer and our Enrichment Coordinator. She has been a Client Service Representative and Veterinary Assistant with Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care.

Ashley

Assistant Trainer

Ashley is a Pet Resort Attendant at Brook-Falls Luxury Pet Resort & Doggy Day Care. Growing up in West Allis with her mom, dad, and brother, Ashely had many pets, including dogs, cats, lizards, guinea pigs, snakes, and birds.

Dana

Groomer

Dana is overjoyed to be a part of Brook-Falls Luxury Pet Resort’s new grooming venture, and is excited to introduce herself to you and your pets! Dana began grooming in June of 2019. She attended a grooming academy in Madison after several months of bathing dogs.