Veterinarians

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. Tym

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Tym grew up in Green Bay, WI and she currently resides in Bristol. As a child, her relationship with her own animals inspired her to pursue becoming a veterinarian. Steve Irwin was an animal advocate that also inspired and motived her to want to visit Australia and help animals. Dr.

Dr. Fred Gromalak

Consulting Veterinarian

Dr. Gromalak has partnered with Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care. Dr. Gromalak has been performing ultrasounds and echocardiograms since graduating from veterinary school in 2017. Six months into Dr.

Hospital Support Team

Christina

Operations and HR Manager

Meet Christina! Christina has a BS in Computer Science and attended Cardinal Stritch University for her Master's in Business Administration. Fun fact, when she was younger, she dreamt of becoming an actress. She even auditioned for the lead role in the movie "My Girl".

Jennie

Business Manager

Growing up in West Allis with her family, Jennie Gross was always around pets and she aspired to be a dolphin trainer when she grew up. She remembers loving to tag along with her parents to the vet’s office and loved learning about how to care for all different types of animal species.

Holly

Marketing 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.

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.

Sara

Certified 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.

Kate

Certified Veterinary Technician

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.

Nicole

Certified Veterinary Technician

Nicole is a native of Glendale, Wisconsin but has lived in a number of other places in Southeastern Wisconsin. The 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 😊).

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.

Sheila

Certified Veterinary Technician

Sheila grew up in Osceola Wisconsin with her mom, grandparents, and 2 siblings. She has always loved animals as far back as she can remember. Growing up one of her favorite shows to watch on television, was Animal cops.

Karissa

Veterinary Assistant

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

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!

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”.

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.

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.

Ashley

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley was born and raised in Milwaukee. Her family (Brad, Natalie, Jeremiah & Matthew) loved to do a lot of traveling when she was younger and she also participated in her track team high jump.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dexter

Animal Ambassador

Dexter joined the Brook-Falls animal ambassador team in September 2021 to help educate clients and the community about how milk snakes can make unique and wonderful scaley pets!

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!

Pet Resort Team

Jill

Pet Resort Attendant

Jill grew up in West Allis, Wisconsin.  Growing up with animals and her love of going to the Milwaukee county zoo has inspired her to work with animals here at Brook-Falls.  No matter how bad of a day she has, her animals always know how to make her smile.  Seeing a dog wag its tai

Madeline

Pet Resort Attendant

Madeline grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. She was influenced at an early age by the likes of Steve Irwin and David Attenborough to want to help animals in any way possible. For her, she saw no other option than to live her life helping animals.

Pet Stylist

Pet Stylist

Maddie is from Milwaukee, WI. Her career working with animals started with inspiration from her local dog trainer. Participating in local dog sports and training her pups have driven her to learn and understand dog behavior.

Val

Pet Resort Manager

Val grew up in Kenosha, but was born in Chicago. She had a dog named Sidd when she moved out on her very own and he was her best friend. Her relationship with Sidd caused a deep human animal bond that forever changed her life.

Katie

Pet Resort Attendant

Katie hails from Menomonee Falls and at five years old she was inspired to work with animals when her family adopted 2 guinea pigs that she learned to care for.

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.

Jenna

Pet 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.

Kellie

Pet Resort Attendant

Kellie grew up in Menomonee Falls and is currently attending Marquette University. Kellie knew she wanted to work with animals when one day at her friend's lake house she went for a walk and stopped by a neighbor's house to pet their dogs.

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.

Lexie

Pet 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.

Morgan

Pet Resort Attendant

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.

Liz

Pet Resort Attendant

Liz is from Menomonee Falls, WI. She is interested in working with a variety of species and their personalities. Each animal has something to teach us and she can't wait to learn more from them all. Her cat Crunchy loves treats, rolling on her back and venturing outdoors while supervised.

Kyle

Pet 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.

Jordan

Pet Resort Attendant

Jordan moved around a lot as a child, but states that she mostly grew up in Arkansas. Her high school home was in West Bend, WI. Jordan is inspired to work with animals after rescuing "bait dogs" that were used for dogfighting in the south when she was growing up.

Kaelie

Pet Resort Attendant

Kaelie is a Menomonee Falls native. She has always loved animals as far back as she can remember. Her ultimate goal is to become a veterinarian. When she was younger she was known to be the family "animal whisperer".

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.

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.