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. Emily Weaver

Education: University of Wisconsin
Graduated: 2022

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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.

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.

Amanda Gumm

Technician

Joined our clinic in 2020

The thing I love most about the job is getting experience with all different types of animals. I also love the staff we have, I enjoy working with everyone!

I have a Boston Terrier/ Beagle mix named Fiona and a Doberman Pinscher named Zelda.

Outside of work I enjoy going to the golf course with my fiancé, going to the gym, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Pavlic

Receptionist

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.

Elizabeth Krebsbach

Technician

I enjoy working at Bluemound because no day on the job is the same! Every patient that we see is different and I enjoy the new challenges that they bring. There is never a dull moment when your day is filled with animals! I love the opportunity to continue my education here as well as make new friends with all of your pets!

I am a 2020 graduate of Milwaukee Career College with a degree in veterinary assisting and currently am working towards my state certification to become a licensed veterinary technician. Just like teaching an old dog new tricks, I will always continue to grow my knowledge in the veterinary field.

I am married with a 3 year old daughter, as well as pet mom to 3 cats (Mittens, Boo Boo, and Rick) and 3 dogs (Jude, Andy and Sunny). I volunteer in my free time with a local dog rescue (Rescue Gang) doing brief exams and fostering. I enjoy giving back to these dogs the love and compassion they deserve, helping to find their fur-ever homes is very rewarding.

Besides volunteering, outside of work you’ll see me spending time with my family, walking my dogs, catching comedy shows and traveling.

Kenzie Metz

Receptionist

I love my job because I get to see a variety of animals and constantly learn how to take care of them!

I have three orange tabby cats named Barney, Archie, and Tigger, and a black lab-border collie mix named Einstein.

Apart from work, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, reading, and watching movies.

Keochen Moua

Technician

My favorite thing about working here is providing our clients and patients the help and care they need! I always find joy in spending time with animals and my amazing co-workers. They never fail to make me smile. I am currently a college student majoring in pre-veterinary medicine and I’m looking forward to getting into vet school soon.

Apart from work, I have a huge passion for caring for all kinds of animals. I have a Norwegian Forest cat, a King Betta fish, a German Shepherd and a Chihuahua dog, as well as five birds, which include one Red Lored Amazon and four parakeets. I love taking care of them all, and in my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and drawing.

Alexandria Hunt

Receptionist

One of the best things about working here is being able to witness the positive impact our doctors have on the animals we care for. Every day is unique, and I love that there’s always something new to learn.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time at the farm and horseback riding. Horses have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and it’s always been a great escape for me. Being outdoors is something I cherish, whether it’s hiking or simply relaxing outside. I’m also an avid traveler and enjoy exploring new places.

At home, I have a chihuahua terrier mix named Sienna and a Siamese cat named Stella.

Nathaniel Komlodi

Receptionist

Joined our clinic in 2023

Since graduating from Milwaukee Career College in 2015, I have been passionate about working with animals.

When I am not working at the clinic, I typically spend my time volunteering at a farm taking care of Llamas or with my family, including our two dogs Kinni and Stevie.

Lorraine Bueckers

Technician

I love working at Bluemound Animal Hospital because it makes me happy being able to help all different types of animals, and bring comfort to their owners, while learning new things every day.

I have a beagle mix named Ana and hope to get another dog once I get a bigger yard.

In my free time I enjoy hiking with my dog, listening to music, and doing theatre. You can likely see me in productions at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove throughout the year.

Makayla Boston

I love my job because it gives me the chance to explore new opportunities and learn about new things.

Additionally, I have two guinea pigs named Lila and Lina who act as my emotional support animals. They are my little fur babies and I love them dearly.

When I am not working, I enjoy indulging in art and crafts, decorating, travelling, shopping, and being at peace.

Trudy

Clinic Cat

The people greeter that is allowed to nap on the job.