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Amy D.
Veterinary Assistant

My love for animals was obvious at a young age. It all started when I hand raised a litter of abandoned rabbits at the age of 8. I then moved onto the daily care of over 100 parrots after school. After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a bachelor's degree in Biology and Captive Wildlife, I moved to the veterinary field in June 2009 by working at VCA Pahle.  

When I started working in boarding and day camp, I was exposed to Veterinary Medicine when I needed to give medications to the pets under my care. I soon became a Veterinary Assistant in 2010. I love the high pace atmosphere of working with animals that need my help right now and the loving moments of introducing a young puppy to the smells of the clinic and showing them they can have fun here.  

In 2011, I continued my passion of working with animals by becoming a zookeeper at the Milwaukee County Zoo. I have worked with a wide range of species from hoofstock to fish to reptiles. Even though I am working full-time at the zoo, I still love working part-time with all of my amazing coworkers and pets at VCA Pahle. I am also a proud mom of a therapy certified Pit-bull and an African Spurred Tortoise who will out-live me.


Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.