Hospital Support Team
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sarah grew up just outside of Chicago. She has been blessed to have a wonderful expansive family that has never ceased to support her. They have been alongside her through every part of her life including her decision to study in different states. Her education brought her to Ca
Emily grew up in Waukesha. She was volunteering at HAWS one day and decided that working with animals was what she wanted her career to be. She attended UWM and Madison Area Technical College. She did her externship here with us at Brook-Falls and has accepted a position here wi
Cheyenne grew up in Wauwatosa Wisconsin. Growing up with animals and learning that one of her family pets was sick inspired her to learn everything she could to try and help him. She used that inspiration to pursue a path in veterinary medicine to help more animals like hers.
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 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.
Jennie grew up in the suburban comfort of West Allis. Her journey into animal care began when she volunteered at Valley of the Kings, sparking a passion she's carried ever since. For her, working with animals means being their voice and seeing their joy.