Dr. Rich Weaver
Education: University of Georgia
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.