Our Doctors

Dr. Nikki Wills

Dr. Nikki Wills received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. In 2012, she completed training in small animal acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. Dr Nikki joined our team in 2005. Dr. Nikki grew up in Amherst, WI. A love of horses and all animals was the motivation behind pursuing a career as a veterinarian. After veterinary school, Dr. Nikki moved back to Amherst where she currently lives with her husband, horses, cats, cockatoo and some chickens.


Dr. Allison Wild

Dr. Allison Wild joins our practice from Danville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and then went on to complete an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at The Ohio State University. She has practiced in several states, including Texas, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Dr. Wild has a strong interest in Feline Medicine and has been a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners for several years. Other veterinary interests include teeth cleaning, surgery and emergency vet care. Dr. Wild lives with her husband, two daughters and four cats. In addition to spending time with her family, she also enjoys running and participating in other outdoor activities.


Dr. Bethany Miller

Dr. Bethany has been with our team at Kronenwetter Veterinary Care since May 2020. Originally from Athens Wisconsin, Dr. Bethany completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (minoring in Animal Science and Chemistry), at UW River Falls in 2015 and went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in May of 2019. She is particularly interested in preventative medicine, ophthalmology, internal medicine, and surgery.  Dr. Bethany’s family includes a devoted husband, beautiful son, stepdaughter, and a tabby named Gibbs. She enjoys being outside, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.


Dr. Stephen Houk

Dr. Stephen Joined the Kronenwetter Veterinary Care team in August, 2020. He grew up in southeastern Wisconsin and received his DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Prior to graduating, he completed multiple exotic animal externships in locations such as the Florida Keys, Virginia, Tennessee, and Chicago. After working at a small clinic near his hometown for four years, Dr. Stephen recently moved to Antigo with his wife, 2 year old son, Irish Wolfhound, English Springer Spaniel, and multiple reptiles. He is looking forward to continuing his veterinary career at Kronenwetter with interests being in surgery and preventative medicine. Interests outside of practicing veterinary medicine include hunting, fishing, watching sci fi movies and spending time with his family.


Our Founder

Dr. Chris Bleifuss

Dr. Chris Bleifuss established Kronenwetter Veterinary Care in 1985. He retired in 2022, after a lifetime of dedicated pet care.