Our Doctors

Dr. Chris Bleifuss

Dr. Chris Bleifuss grew up in central Missouri and received his DVM degree from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1982. On July 21, 1985, he established Kronenwetter Veterinary Care as a typical practice of the time taking care of farm animals, primarily dairy cows and horses, along with pets of all shapes and sizes. In 1991, Kronenwetter Veterinary Care transitioned into a strictly small animal practice. Dr. Chris enjoys a wide variety of interests outside of veterinary medicine and surgery. He is married with three grown children, along with dogs, cats, and a couple snakes.

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 Crawford

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.  Dr. Bethany is very excited to be back in the area and is particularly interested in preventative medicine, ophthalmology, internal medicine and surgery.  She enjoys being outside, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and is the proud owner of a tabby cat named Gibbs.

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.