Our Support Staff

We’re fortunate to have a friendly, helpful team at Kronenwetter Veterinary Care who focuses on client education and only the best practices in patient care. When you visit our clinic, you’ll find a support staff eager to personally learn about you and your pet. Read their bios below and when you’re ready to meet them in person, call us at (715) 693-4560.

Joann K.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Joann has been a part of our support staff since 1994. Her love of animals led her to a career as a CVT. Joann received her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Madison Area Technical College, became certified in 1989 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1996. Joann firmly believes in the human-animal bond. She understands how important animals are to the health and wellness of a person and the entire family. JoAnn resides in the Wausau area with her husband, four children and two cats, Lily and Chip, and a rabbit named Bunny. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Sara P.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Sara has been practicing as a certified veterinary technician at Kronenwetter Veterinary Care since 2000. She received her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Madison College in 1999. Sara chose this profession to help animals get the best possible care. She and her husband Joe have two children, Ethan and Elijah, three cats and a dog. When not at KVC, Sara spends her time as the CEO of her household and manages her boys’ very busy schedules. When time permits, she squeezes in reading and scrapbooking.

Mariah G.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Mariah grew up in a small rural town in Wisconsin, where she found her love of animals working on a nearby farm at a young age. She was lucky to have a house full of family pets that grew her dream of becoming a certified veterinary technician. She earned her associate degree from Globe University in December 2013. She completed her internship with Kronenwetter Veterinary Care and officially became part of the support staff in January 2014. She went on to pass her National Veterinary Technician exam in April 2014. Mariah and her husband, Mike, share their home with a few furry family members. Her passion for veterinary medicine drives her to try and learn something new every day.

Tara E.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Tara joined the KVC support staff in May of 2014.  She is originally from the Madison area, and has been in the Wausau area since the fall of 2013 when a job opportunity brought the family to Central Wisconsin. Tara and her boyfriend loaded up the house and the “fur babies” for the next chapter of their lives. It was obvious from an early age that Tara would be working with animals in some way, as there wasn’t an animal too small or a fence too high, if she can reach she will pet it. She would bring any animal home if you were not looking.  “But Mom, he/she needs me” was a well heard phrase around the house, and if Tara had her way, they would all be sleeping in her bed. Tara prides herself in treating each animal that walks in the door as if they were her own, she wants them to have the best possible experience.  Tara earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Edgewood College, and later went on to get an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Madison College. Tara’s hobbies include spoiling her dog, learning the fine art of crochet, and enjoying the outdoors and small town festivals.

Ashley D.

Certified Veterinary Technician, Inventory

Ashley graduated from Globe University and has been working in veterinary medicine since 2010. Her experience lies in both daytime and emergency vet practice. Fittingly, Ashley shares special interests in critical care vet cases and anesthesia practices. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys being outdoors and is in the process of starting a small hobby farm. Her home, which she shares with her family, is located on several acres. Fresh ingredients from the huge garden she maintains contribute to her cooking habit. Ashley’s family includes her significant other Ryan, daughter Rubi, and a cattle dog named Layla.

Megan G.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Megan has been a CVT/RVT since 2005 and first joined the KVC support staff in 2015. She has a special interest in small animal internal medicine. She briefly left the practice to work in the human radiology technology field and returned to KVC in 2018. Megan has 4 furry kids of her own.

Sasha M.

Veterinary Assistant

Sasha joined Kronenwetter Veterinary Care June, 2020. She was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved to Wisconsin in 2007. Growing up, Sasha’s family often included a beloved cat. She quickly developed a passion for animal welfare and became enthusiastic about a future veterinary career. Sasha graduated from the Veterinary Science program at Northcentral Technical College May, 2020. She is very proud to help provide animals the best possible care and is always trying to learn something new. Sasha enjoys traveling, baking and spending time with her long-term boyfriend in their beautiful home in Rothschild, WI.

Rebecca H.

Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant

Rebecca started working at KVC in May, 2016. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Rebecca moved north in 2010 to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology. She is currently attending Globe University to receive an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She will be graduating in March, 2017 and  taking her state board exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Rebecca has always had a love for animals, and had the privilege of interning at Disney World in Orlando, FL working with wild animals for a year. Her 3 critters keep her busy at home, but she loves to pet any and all animals when they come to visit KVC.

Abby B.


Abby began working at Kronenwetter Veterinary Care in January of 2018. She grew up on a dairy farm in Ringle, WI. She resides in Kronenwetter with her fiance, Mike, on a hobby farm with a collection of horses and donkeys. They spend time camping, four-wheeling and caring for their critters!

Melissa T.


Melissa began working at Kronenwetter Veterinary Care in December of 2003. She lives in the township of Dewey on a small hobby farm with her husband, Shane. Their companions include 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry, all of which keep Melissa very busy. She and her husband also help staff the junior and Senior High School youth programs at their church.

Bev S.


Bev has an Applied Science degree from York College, Nebraska and a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX. Bev has worked at Kronenwetter Veterinary Care since January 1986. She finished college, moved home and went to work for Dairy Herd Improvement Association. At that time, Dr. Chris was a large animal veterinarian and frequently came out to Bev’s parent’s dairy farm. Her mother told him Bev was looking for a job and the rest is history! Bev has lived in Mosinee all her life, except for her college years. She and her husband farmed with Bev’s parents for many years, then farmed on their own until they sold their cows in 2001. Bev owns house and barn cats, a horse, and some beef cows. Her hobbies include walking, horseback riding, flower gardening, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, and most any outdoor activity.

Kayla N.

Practice Manager

Kayla joined Kronenwetter Veterinary Care in 2017, providing support as a Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant and now as the Practice Manager. Born and raised on a farm in rural Marathon Co., Kayla has always thrived with animal companionship and believes strongly in supporting the local community. She appreciates the uniqueness of each pet-family’s needs, from on-the-couch to on-the-farm. Every animal deserves care. Her passion for human and animal welfare encourages a fear-free, inclusive, team-oriented clinical environment. Kayla and her husband live on a hobby farm in NE Marathon Co, and can usually be found spending time outdoors, working diligently on endless projects, or chasing around their critters. Their family includes 2 cats, 3 dogs, and 15 chickens … with room for more, always.

Cherry S.

Office Manager

Cherry has been a member of the KVC team since April 1998. She received her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Madison College in 1993. She completed the VMC School of Veterinary Practice Management in 2014 and currently works in a dual role with Kayla. Cherry and her husband love spending time with their extended family which includes two English Shepherds, Sherman and Cecil.