Dr. Julie

Perhaps a bit of a perfectionist, Dr. Julie is particularly passionate about pets and paddling.

Even with extensive experience, she is earnestly eager about education. She endeavors to enlighten clients and excel at earning even more excellent erudition.

She strives for superior surgical skills and systematically searches for a specific diagnosis so she can restore your special Shorthair, Siamese, Scottie or Springer Spaniel to his standard health status.

Laboriously learning laparoscopy, she can spay your Labradoodle laparoscopically leaving less pain for your little loved one.

Keeping cool, Dr. Julie craves kayaking in her spare time. Loving languid lakes, she seakayaks for leisure and really relishes racing her red kayak. She sometimes surfs the Superior or Michigan seas, and even ekes out some exercise at her endeavor.

Heather – Manager

Heather currently lives in Markesan with her husband, Glen and their two children, Hunter and Gunner. She also has six fur children as well, Remi, Charlie, Lolo, Henry, Quinn and Emit.

Growing up in Oak Creek, WI, Heather has a background in Health Care, Business Management, and Law that is where she spent most of her career. Heather had always been an animal lover, having mostly small animals her entire life. She had a lifelong dream to work with animals and to have the ability to help make a difference. When she came across the ad for Veterinary Practice Manager she shortly after realized her dream became a reality. She was able to take all of her skills and put them to use while living her dream and helping to make a difference. “Being able to be part of Maple Knolls Veterinary talented Team and working with Dr. Julie Johnson has been an honor”.

In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and enjoying many outdoor activities.

Sheri – Veterinary Technician

Sheri and her husband Todd live on a hobby farm in the Town of Ripon. They have three grown daughters; Megan, Stephanie and Rachel. The farm has been home to many animals; a miniature horse, goats, chickens, ducks, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, love birds, and rabbits. Sheri was the 4H leader for 12 years while the girls raised and showed Satin rabbits locally and nationally. She has always cared for animals from a young age. Sheri fell in love with the Pembroke Corgi dog breed. She has raised several over the years, even getting into the show ring and obedience training. She earned her Veterinary Technician degree from MATC in Madison.

Sheri enjoys the wildlife around the farm. Daily visitors include dear, turkeys, sandhill cranes, geese, and a variety of birds. She enjoys crafting in her spare time. Projects include knitting, crocheting, quilting/sewing and soap making. She attends fall craft fairs where she can share her creations. Spending time with family is also important to her. The family enjoys attending sporting events, traveling, watching movies, puzzles, and board games.

Michelle – Veterinary Assistant

Michelle and her husband, Allen, have two boys, Christopher and Collin, along with 3 dogs, 5 cats, 3 horses, 1 rabbit, and 9 rats that she uses for breeding. The first thing she does when she wakes up each morning is take care of her many pets. If you haven’t guess already, Michelle loves all animals, big and small. She says that the perfect pet would be as smart as a rat, but large and strong like a horse. Michelle is a country girl and her dream vacation destination is her own home where she is truly able to relax.

Michelle has been working as a Veterinary Assistant for Maple Knoll for over 7 years and she is the clinic’s fitness guru. She is dedicated to health both in her work and her personal life. She always has great suggestions for killer workouts, healthy meal plans, and inspirational help for the staff and clients at Maple Knoll. Although 99% of the time Michelle is health-conscious, she admits that she could never live without ice cream!

Mikayla – Veterinary Assistant/Customer Care

Mikayla currently lives in Markesan with her boyfriend, Hunter, and family. Along with their fur babies, Quinn (Lab), Henry (Lab), Remmy (Lab), Charlie (Lab), Lolo (German Shorthair Pointer), and Emit (Cat).

Growing up in Oak Creek, WI, Mikayla has always had outstanding love for animals, having a grandma who was a breeder for Labs, she was always around dogs.

Given her love for animals, she jumped on the opportunity to give a hand at Maple Knoll. Being a part of a loving team and having the ability to help animals get better and maintain their health while they continue out their life, is a perfect fit!

In her free time, Mikayla enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, when it is not too cold, watching all sorts of movies, and spending time with her pets and family.

Shania – Veterinary Assistant

Shania lives in Horicon with her husband, Mason and two daughters, Mariah and Olivia, along with their dog Ace (Mini Australian Shepherd).

Shania grew up on her family farm, helping her dad milk cows. Also she has a hobby farm with 2 mini donkeys and 9 pygmy goats. Shania was part of Lomira FFA for 10 years; she showed pigs at the Fond du Lac county fair every year.

In her free time, Shania loves to watch her husband do demolition derbys, spending time outdoors and spending time with her family.


Annika is currently a student at Ripon College and is studying Exercise Science – Human Performance. Annika has always had a passion for animals. She was in 4-H as a part of the Dairy Project for eleven years. Her and her family have a hobby farm in which they raise dairy Holsteins. Annika personally has two cats that live with her at college and has another one that lives at home with her parents. She also has a Great Pyrenees that has quite the personality! In her free time Annika likes to play soccer for the Women’s Soccer Team at Ripon College, workout, and spend time with her animals at her farm and at home.