Marvin, Unofficial Prescription Food Tester and Greeter
Marvin enjoys yelling until he gets attention. One of his favorite hobbies is opening our prescription food bags and sampling the products. He believes that client satisfaction is a must.
Nikki, Certified Veterinary Assistant
Nikki has been in the veterinary field for over 4 years. She assists in the rooms and in surgery. She also is our groomer. Nikki enjoys making homemade dog treats and other animal specialties. She is engaged and has 3 dogs at home, Harley,Coco and Hunter.
Dr. Amanda Carriveau is excited to lead the veterinary team at our clinic. She is a Wisconsin native and is a graduate of the UW- Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She has been practicing in Wisconsin ever since. Dr. Amanda has special interest in preventive medicine and internal medicine. Her goal is to find any health problems in your pet in the early stages so disease can be prevented or treated before it affects your pet’s everyday life. Dr. Amanda is a proud member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. In her free time, she likes to ride horses and hang out with her cat, Jackson, and her dogs Mack and Princess.
Pam has been working with us since 2005 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2011. She enjoys helping the Doctor around the clinic, including assisting in exam rooms and with surgery and dental procedures. Pam is married and has 2 young children. She also shares her home with her 2 cats and a dog.
Jessica has been working in veterinary medicine for over eight years. Jessica assists Dr. Amanda during appointments and manages inventory as well. Jessica loves helping owners keep their pets healthy or helping those with sick pets get better. When not as work, Jessica loves spending time with her husband, Bill, and two sons, Eli, and Nathan as well as their cat, Samuel Adams, and yellow Labrador Retriever, Rusty.
Dorothy has a Bachelors in Biology and has been in the veterinary field for over 5 years. She is our Head Surgery Tech, but plays a big role in every aspect of the clinic. Dorothy is married and has 3 dogs, Rambo, Chester and Barley. She loves the outdoors especially hiking in the Kettle Moraine.
Kendra Hodge, DVM
Dr. Kendra attended University of Wisconsin—Madison, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Purdue University, MS Wildlife Genetics; University of Wisconsin—Madison, BS Biology and Wildlife Ecology. She grew up in Appleton, WI and went to college at UW-Madison. After completing her undergraduate degree she went to Purdue University. There, she studied the genetic based mate choice in the San Diego Zoo koala colony, specifically looking at a group of immune genes called the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC). Dr. Kendra could not resist the pull to care for pets and their owners, so she went back to UW-Madison to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. During Vet school, she discovered a passion for client communication and empowering owners with the knowledge to make the decisions that work best for themselves and their pets. Dr. Kendra provides medical, surgical, and wellness care for the small animal patients. She has a special interest in small ruminants and small animal exotics, as well as implementing Fear Free techniques to make the veterinary visits pleasant and safe for animals, owners, and staff.
Dr. Kendra lives in Fredonia with her husband and a house full of animals (2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 turtles, 1 bearded dragon, several fish, 2 goats, and flock of chickens, turkeys, and ducks). The Hodges are expecting their second child in December 2020. In her free time, Dr. Hodge enjoys crafting (knitting, crochet, quilting), tending to her “home zoo”, and being outdoors. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as tackling home improvements.
Trisha, Practice Manager-CVA
Trisha our Practice manager,is the backbone of our clinic. She ensures that the practice runs smoothly and is always making sure that we meet the expectations of our clients and patients. Her goal is to form the bond between the pet, owner, and veterinary staff so we can tailor your pet’s individual wellness care program. She is glad to meet with our clients and patients as a just a happy face or as an ear to express suggestions to. Trisha has been in the veterinary field since 1992, with most of those years as an office manager/technician. When she is not in the clinic, Trisha is enjoying time spent with her husband, 2 children and her grandchild at home with their dog, Wyatt, and her chickens and ducks.
Sierra has been in the veterinary field since 2016. She specializes in one on one grooming. Sierra's motto is "Humanity before vanity". She has two ferrets, bunny, fish and a puppy. I'm sure there will be more added soon.
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