Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Rich Weaver

    Education: University of Georgia

    Graduated: 1986
    Interests: Avian Medicine

    Dr. Rich Weaver graduated from University of Georgia, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986.  Dr. Weaver has a special interest in avian medicine and worked with Dr. T.J. LaFaber, the grandfather of Avian Medicine, since he was 14 years old.

    Dr. Weaver and his wife Susan enjoy spending time with their children, Emily and Eliot.  They encourage their children's activities of horseback riding and paintball.  The Weaver family spends time with their dogs Norman and Irving, and have recently started to collect wine. When not working, Dr. Weaver enjoys Autocross through the S.C.C.A. with his family. He is also a mentor with PCA (Porsche Club of America) and Street Survival National Program for New Drivers.

  • Dr.
    Jeffrey Bitter

    Education: University of Wisconsin

    Graduated: 1989

    Dr. Bitter is a 1989 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison and has been practicing at Bluemound Animal Hospital ever since.  He enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

    Dr. Bitter lives on a small farm with a menagerie of critters including horses, chickens, cats, sheep, cattle, and Horus, a lab/hound rescue from Kentucky. Dr. Bitter is a master gardener and can be found tending large flower and vegetable gardens in the summer.  He is an avid horseback rider as well as runner and cross country skier.

  • Dr.
    John Wertz

    Education: University of Wisconsin

    Graduated: 2001
    Interests: Exotic and Avian Medicine

    Dr. Wertz graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison in 2001, and has worked here at Bluemound Animal Hospital since he graduated.

    Dr. Wertz lives with his wife Katie and children Kaylee and James.  They have a Russian Tortoise named Ivanna, a Chinchilla named Chico, and a Bearded Dragon named Draco. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, birdwatching, and watching football.

  • Dr.
    Ashley Krisp

    Education: University of Wisconsin Madison

    Graduated: 2017
    Interests: Small Animal, Exotic, and Avian Medicine

    Dr. Ashley Krisp graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison in 2017. She did a 1 year Small Animal Emergency Surgery and Internal Medicine Internship in Connecticut, followed by a 1 year Anesthesia Specialty Internship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She then worked at a small animal/exotics clinic in Michigan before coming to join us here at Bluemound Animal Hospital. Dr. Krisp loves working with all kinds of exotics and hopes to specialize in exotic animal medicine in the future.

    Dr. Krisp has two cats, Victoria & Inara, a Red-Eared Slider named Peek-a-Boo, and a Honduran Milksnake named Incendio. During her time off she enjoys kayaking, quilting, and playing board games. She is also excited to be back in Wisconsin where she can enjoy the craft beer scene again! 

  • Dr.
    Steven Richards

    Education: University of Minnesota

    Graduated: 2020

    Dr. Steven Richards graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. After graduating he moved back to the Milwaukee area where he grew up. He has special interests in all types of surgery and ultrasound imaging. 

    Dr. Richards lives with the cat that he did his first surgery on. Her name is Maleficent, but you can cal her Mel! When not at the clinic, Dr. Richards spends his time outdoors, preferably at the lake or on the golf course. Dr. Richards also enjoys baking, and spending time exploring new places in the city. 

  • Gina Balistreri

    Veterinary Assistant

     Joined our clinic in 2013

     The thing I love most about this job is that every day is different  and exciting!

     I have a Siamese named Dodger, a domestic shorthair named Frank, and a Border Collie mix named George.

     Outside of work I enjoy cooking, spending time with my friends  and family, and caring for animals.

  • Megan Wilson

    Veterinary Assistant

     Joined our clinic in 2015

     The thing I love most about this job is being able to give back all the  love that animals have given to me.

     At home I have 2 cats, Lui, and Lucky, an American  Eskimo Corgi mix named Max, and a Corgi named Scout.

     When I am not working I enjoy reading, outdoor activities, playing Minecraft, and spending time with friends and family. 

  • Linda Martin

    Veterinary Assistant

     Joined our clinic in 2014

     The thing I love most about this job is being a part of a support  system that cares for the well being of so many different types of  animals.

     I have a Boxer named Phoenix, a Yorkie named  Romeo, and three cats, Rajai, Ryu, and Gizmo.

     Outside of work I enjoy swimming, hiking, taking walks with my  dogs,  and spending quality time with my husband and our four  children.

  • Megan Arnold

    Veterinary Assistant

    Joined our clinic in 2019

    More info coming soon!

  • Katlin Carlson

    Veterinary Assistant

    Joined our clinic in 2020

    Picture and bio coming soon!

  • Danielle La Vora


    Joined our clinic in 2012

    The thing I love most about this job is knowing I am helping to keep our clients' cherished pets healthy.

    I have a Domestic Longhair named Fitz and a three legged Domestic Shorthair named Quentin!

    Outside of work I enjoy camping, carshows, astronomy, and of course spending time with my friends and family.

  • Lauren Pavlic


     Joined our clinic in 2012

     The thing I love most about this job is seeing all the different  types of  animals that come in.

     I have an orange tabby cat named Noah, two Ball Pythons named Noods and Edwin, a Crested Gecko named Casputice, and Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen, a Rhodesian Ridgeback

     Outside of work I enjoy being outside, traveling, and visiting with friends and family. I also have a great love for sharks and the  ocean.

  • Trudy Cat

     Clinic Mascot

     Joined our clinic 2014

     Hi! I'm Trudy, the mascot here at Bluemound Animal Hospital!

     I was found in a basement with my kittens, and once my babies all  found homes the wonderful staff here took me in.

     I like to hang out with everyone, even the patients! (Even though sometimes I like to tease them.) My favorite little  friends are ferrets and rats, they're so fun to watch!  I enjoy attention from humans too, but only when I am in the mood for it. But when I am in the mood to  play, watch out; I'll run up and down the hall no matter who's in the way!

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