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.
Certified Veterinary Technicians
Abby has been caring for animals since she was a young child. Growing up, she raised and showed guinea pigs across the nation. At the peak of her guinea pig showing career, Abby was caring for over 100 guinea pigs! She won numerous awards including the Youth National Champion award with her guinea pig Pinky. Although she has a long history with the guinea pigs, Abby thinks that dogs are the perfect pets. She envies dogs because no matter what life throws at them they find a way to be content and happy with their circumstances.
In her free time, Abby enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Shane and her two sons Cohen and Shea, writing fiction and poetry, and practicing yoga and meditation. Abby frequents the library and prefers reading books in the genres of supernatural/horror, fantasy, and science fiction by authors such as Stephen King, Terry Brooks and Christopher Moore. Abby has over 13 years of veterinary experience and serves as Maple Knoll’s lead Certified Veterinary Technician. Abby’s favorite part of her job (aside from seeing puppies and kittens, of course) is client education. She loves helping our client’s learn more about how to keep their pets healthy.
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!
I was born and raised in Beaver Dam, WI. I have always had a passion for all animals big and small since I was a young child, but my main passions were (and still are), goats, horses, and dogs. I spent my high school years raising and showing ducks and showing meat goats through the Beaver Dam High School’s FFA chapter. After graduating, I moved to Minnesota, where I completed my Dog Obedience Training program. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with and help train PTSD service dogs for veterans and assist with and teach in group training classes. While in Minnesota I completed the requirements to get my diploma in Equine Science. In 2017 I moved back to Wisconsin and now live back in my hometown of Beaver Dam. I live with my dog Rayzr, two cats; Bolt and Shira, and my two Ball Pythons; Kaa and Tito.
In my free time, I love to work with my dog doing obedience training, and agility work. Trail riding, reining work, and hunter jumping are some of my favorite activities on horseback. I enjoy going hiking, kayaking, and camping in the summer months. Although I love being active in the outdoors, I love binge watching shows on Netflix and Hulu with the dogs and cats.