David M. Tunder, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Tunder founded East Towne Veterinary Clinic in 1984 and is currently the Chief of Staff. He attended Ohio State University for both his undergraduate and veterinary studies. After veterinary school he spent a few years practicing at the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic. Thanks to his hard work and dedication East Towne Veterinary Clinic has grown into the community's greatest resource for high quality pet care, medicine, diagnosis, and surgery. As well as this, East Towne's staff has been providing excellent customer service and an outstanding customer experience for over 13 years.
Dr. Tunder's medical interests include internal medicine and surgery. A lover of the outdoors, he enjoys a range of activities including fishing, hunting and sea kayaking. He also likes to spend his free time with his family and his 2 dogs Dixie and Aspen and his cat Simba.
Dr. Tunder would like every pet owner to always remember what a wonderful blessing our pets are. "They are always happy to see us and show us what unconditional love looks like. We get a tail wag or purr from them whether we had a good day or a bad day. The profession now calls this the human-companion animal bond, we really know it as loving them like family members!"
Judy K. Gilbertson, DVM
Dr. Gilbertson ("Dr. Judy") has been practicing at East Towne Veterinary Clinic since the fall of 2004. She received her undergraduate degree from Bemidji State University, in Bemidji, Minnesota in 1983. Dr. Judy attended the University of Wisconsin Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1996. She has previously practiced at St. Francis Animal Hospital in St. Francis, Wisconsin and Crow-Goebel Veterinary Clinic in Cloquet, Minnesota.
Some of Dr. Gilbertson's special interests include feline medicine and behavior, and geriatric medicine. She truly believes in delivering the best possible care for her patients and their families. Dr. Gilbertson would like every pet owner to know that their pet(s) should get a thorough check-up at least once a year; not just when they need a shot or are sick.
Dr. Gilbertson is a Milwaukee native and spends her leisure time gardening, hiking and camping. She also has a background in education and enjoys giving presentations and teaching classes about pet care. Dr. Gilbertson likes spending her free time with her friends, family and three cats.
Kelly Kasum, DVM
A North Shore native, Dr. Kelly Kasum ("Dr. Kelly") grew up in Fox Point and attended Dominican High School. After earning an undergraduate degree in biology from St. Norbert College, she went on to pursue her doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kelly has practiced general small animal medicine and surgery in Rockford, IL, Dubuque, IA, Grafton, WI, and now Mequon, WI. She resides with her two kids, husband, and pets (cats, frog, and parakeets) in Cedarburg.
In her spare time, Dr. Kasum enjoys wilderness canoe camping, strength training, yoga, and lots of reading.
Dr. Kasum would like all pet owners to understand that despite all of our modern technology, the very best screening test is still a good thorough yearly (at least!) physical exam. Gradually developing change in weight that easily goes unnoticed, chronically painful fractured teeth, small tumors, and many other slowly developing conditions may not be evident to owners, but can easily be detected during a pet's physical exam. Pets naturally try to hide illnesses, a once very useful survival instinct. All too often this means that chronic diseases in our pets go undetected for far longer than a similar condition would in a person.