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. Wittenburg’s adoration for pets and her fascination with science!
Dr. Wittenburg grew up near Milwaukee and has lived in Wisconsin all her life. She attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison to receive her undergraduate degree in zoology and molecular biology, then worked in toxicogenomic and cardiovascular research in the Milwaukee area. During this time, she helped her mother part-time at her dog grooming shop.
It didn’t take long for Dr. Wittenburg to realize that her happiest days were those spent around animals at her mother’s business. She decided to follow her heart and applied for veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin. Four years later, she secured her DVM degree and began practicing animal medicine full-time. After collaborating on exotic pet care with the Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital team for the last several years, she was thrilled to become a part of the team as an Associate Veterinarian in 2015. In 2021 she became an owner of the veterinary hospital.
Dr. Wittenburg’s professional interests include ophthalmology and exotic medicine. The variety of animals she gets to see every day is a real treat for her! Of course, after years of helping her mother groom dogs, Dr. Wittenburg can never get enough of canine patient visits.
Dr. Wittenburg and her husband Michael met while they were both students at the University of Wisconsin. They share their home with an Australian Shepherd named BB. When she isn’t spending time with her family or tending to pets’ needs around the hospital, Dr. Wittenburg enjoys board games and Sudoku puzzles, softball, and visiting museums and zoos.