Meet the friendly staff at Metro Animal Hospital!

  • Patti Bretl
    Practice Manager

    Patti brings to the team her 25+ years of retail, financial and planning background. Patti is a life-long resident of the Wausau area and has a strong commitment to giving back to the community. She's an active board member for the Marathon County Humane Society and volunteer of various non-profit charities. Her adopted kitty (Gracie) is the newest addition to her life. Patti enjoys yoga, kayaking and riding bike, along with spending time with her family.

  • Rachel, CVT .
    Lead Surgical Technician

    Rachel started in the Veterinary profession at a clinic in South Lake Tahoe, CA where she worked for a year and then worked at a mixed practice in Reno, NV for three years. She and her husband, Jon, then moved to Schofield to be closer to family. Rachel joined the Metro team in 2010 and became a CVT in 2012. She and Jon have a daughter, Violet. They enjoy camping, fishing and hiking. They also have a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix (Charlie), Australian Shepherd (Rosabell) and two Domestic Shorthairs (Oliver & Moonlight).

  • Kayla, CVT .
    Lead Veterinary Technician
    Kayla joined the Metro team in 2015 after moving from the Madison area. She attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison and graduated with a degree in Animal Science in 2011. She has been working as a CVT since 2013 when she graduated from MATC with her degree in Applied Science. Kayla lives in Mosinee with her husband, Craig, their son, Grayson, and their Domestic Shorthair (Jake). In her free time, she enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with friends and family.

  • Cassie, CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Cassie is a Certified Veterinary Technician who joined the Metro Team in September 2019 after moving back to Wisconsin to be closer to family.  She attended Globe University and graduated with an Associate's of Applied Science.  She received her CVT certification in July 2012.  Cassie lives in Wausau with her husband Kendall and their son Carson.  She also has two wonderful cats, Pemberly and Charlie.  Outside of work, she enjoys baking, music and spending time with her family.

  • Becca
    Vet Assistant

    Becca has been around animals all her life.  She began the Veterinary Science Program at NTC during her junior year of high school.  She is to graduate in December 2019 with an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Science.  She joined our team September 2018, but has been working as an assistant since 2017.  She enjoys drawing, painting, hunting (bow & rifle), fishing and riding ATV.  She has 2 Chihuahuas at home, Tiki and Conlee.

  • Hillary
    Vet Assistant

    Hillary worked in Madison at an exotic animal clinic for 1 1/2 years, then started working at a non-profit, low cost clinic before moving back to Wausau in 2018 when she joined Metro.  Caring for animals has been a passion her entire life.  She lives with two dogs (King and Bear) and two cats (Jozie and Snarff).  Hillary enjoys camping, kayaking and gardening.

  • Jorgi .
    Lead Customer Care Coordinator

    Jorgi comes to us from the Wisconsin Dells area. She has had a passion for animals since she can remember. Jorgi has 3 horses, River, Walker and Annie. Along with two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Hooey and Rue as well as a Corgi named Rip. Jorgi is also a Certified Equine Massage Therapist who travels around the state helping horses feel their best. Jorgi enjoys competing in barrel racing in her free time. 

  • Shauna .
    Customer Care Coordinator

    Shauna is one of our front end staff and has been with us for the past few years. She is originally from the Wausau area and has lived in Colorado as well. She and Jacob have one son, Cooper and a Bulldog named Larry. Shauna enjoys different types of crafting in her free time as well as going to dirt bike races with her family. 

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