East Towne Veterinary Clinic's Dedicated Team
Our dedicated team of veterinary and support professionals is devoted to our clients and the health and wellbeing of their beloved pets.
Julie – Hospital Manager
Julie started with us in December of 1993. She left for a little while in 2008 because she returned to school to become a Certified Medical Assistant. Although she is a CMA, she continues to call East Towne Veterinary Clinic her home. In January 2017, she took on a new role as Hospital Manager.
Julie is a huge advocate for pet insurance. It breaks her heart to hear someone say they cannot afford to pursue a treatment for the pet they love due to finances, and knows that it breaks their hearts, too. In many cases, pet insurance can take the financial aspect out of the decision-making process when determining what course of action to take with a sick or injured pet.
Julie has been married to her husband Mike since 1990, and they have two incredible children – Emma (19) and Adam (16). They also have a "spirited" yellow Lab named Sport who is 11 but seems to think that he is two!
Matt – Client Care Specialist
Matt started as a Pet Care Attendant in August of 2003. He went to college at Cardinal Stritch University with the intention of becoming a veterinarian, but discovered the heavy emphasis on math and science classes wasn't a good fit. He graduated in 2010 with a degree in communications. In September of 2011, he moved to his current position as a Client Care Specialist. He also assists in IT/computer maintenance and helps out in lodging occasionally if needed.
In his spare time, Matt's biggest passion is music. He enjoys collecting music on vinyl, and is always putting together new playlists which you will likely hear playing in the lobby here at East Towne. He also loves cars, and will do his best to convince everyone he meets to buy a Honda!
He does not currently have any pets of his own, but hopes to have three Labs (one yellow, one chocolate and one black), as well as a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel someday.
Robin – Client Care Specialist
Originally from Cedarburg, WI, Robin graduated from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay with a major in Animal Biology and a minor in Human Biology. She went into college with the mind set to become a veterinarian. That all changed when she discovered her love for wildlife rehabilitation in an internship and during classes.
After college, Robin had three internships all in the past two years dealing with wild animals. One was with wildlife rehabilitation at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, the second was at a small, privately-owned petting zoo in Delavan. The last one one was at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary working with large cats, bears and other exotic animals.
Aspin – Veterinary Technician
Aspin is a Certified Veterinary Technician and has been working at East Towne Veterinary Clinic since 2013. Prior to joining our team, she worked at the Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital.
She has a horse named Finn and enjoys taking him to horse shows and teaching riding lessons. Her favorite part of her job is caring for a sick or injured pets, and sending both the pet and the owner home feeling better.
Claudia – Veterinary Technician
Claudia has been working at East Towne Veterinary Clinic since 1994. She started as a Client Care Specialists and is now a very skilled and knowledgeable member of our Technician Team. She laughs because some people call her a little obsessive compulsive, but to her it’s more about finding an area for improvement and working hard to achieve her goals.
Claudia loves to be outdoors and enjoys running and watching Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. Her message to pet parents is, “Aging isn’t a disease. There are many things that can be done to help your pet age comfortably. Appreciate your pet’s unconditional love!”
Sharon – Veterinary Technician
Sharon has been working at East Towne Veterinary Clinic since 2002. Prior to joining our team, she worked at Beach Park Animal Hospital in Illinois.
Sharon has been married to her husband Doug since 1983, and they have two grown children and three grandchildren (whom she loves to spoil!) She enjoys going up north and spending time with family and friends. In addition to loving our clinic kitties, Sharon has a kitty of her own named Angel.
Somer – Technician Assistant & Client Care Specialist
Somer started with us as a Pet Care Attendant in July 2010. She has a cat named Tate who currently lives at the clinic until she gets a cat-friendly place of her own. She loves her two family dogs Leo and Livy. Somer will never own a bird as they scare her - but she would have a tiger because they are majestic and strong!
Somer finds her work at East Towne Veterinary Clinic rewarding because she loves helping animals in need, and feels that regular wellness visits are important to detecting any sicknesses or diseases before it's too late. She always cares about what's best for our fur babies!
Katie – Technician Assistant & Client Care Specialist
Katie has been working at East Towne Veterinary Clinic since 2016. She was a Pet Care Attendant at Petsmart for two years prior. She is currently going to school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician, and just earned her certificate as a Veterinary Assistant in May 2017.
Katie loves getting the privilege to provide boarding pets with love, care and joy while they are away from home. She has a senior cat of her own, Toby, which her family has raised since he was a kitten.
Her advice to pet parents: “Our pets are precious gifts to us. They deserve unconditional love and the care that we can give them. Be there for them and they will always be there for you!”
Kelsa — Groomer
Kelsa Perkins grew up in South Eastern Wisconsin and has always had a strong passion for all things dogs. She started training dogs at the young age of 8 and by 15, was working in a grooming shop. She attended the Nash Academy of Animal Arts for her diploma in Pet Styling in 2004, and has been with East Towne Veterinary Clinic for over 10 years.
Kelsa works hard to develop a relationship with all her clients, whether dog or cat. Ensuring that not only will they look good, but they are comfortable and safe within the salon. Her passion for animals spreads throughout all aspects of her life, and when she is not in the grooming salon, she is training dogs for agility with a strictly positive reinforcement.
Michelle — Grooming Assistant
Michelle has loved animals her entire life; there has always been a family dog or cat in the picture, as well as a few pet rats. She believes that the human race would not be able to survive without their furry companions! Earlier in life, Michelle decided to pursue her other love of art and drawing and earned her B.F.A. at UW-Milwaukee. She found a job with Schaum Publications, a national piano music publisher in Mequon, and worked there as a graphic artist for 26 years until the business was sold. At the time, she and her youngest daughter were volunteer dog walkers for the Wisconsin Humane Society in Saukville. She thought it would be a great time to pursue a job working with animals.
Andy — Kennel Manager
Andy joined East Towne Veterinary clinic in August of 2017. Born and raised right here in Mequon, Andy moved when he was 18 years-old to Milwaukee's east side and attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in Marketing. Andy has a passion for the pet industry and previously worked at a local pet supply outlet throughout college. He has always wanted to be an entrepreneur and would like to own his own business in the near future.