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.


Sarah Novak

Dr. Sarah Novak

Dr. Sarah Novak joined the team at Kronenwetter Veterinary Care in December 2021. She is originally from Stevens Point, WI, and attended undergrad and vet school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Dr. Sarah has a long history of being involved in the veterinary profession as her father, grandfather, and uncle were all veterinarians. Her veterinary interests include preventative medicine, internal medicine, and general surgery. Dr. Sarah lives with her husband, two kids, five cats, and a Boston Terrier. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, and reading.


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.