Staff

  • 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 bike riding, as well as 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 then moved to Schofield to be closer to family. Rachel joined the Metro team in 2010 and became a CVT in 2012. She enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking with her daughter, Violet. She also has a Rhodesian ridgeback mix Charlie, Australian shepherd Rosabell, and three domestic shorthairs Oliver, Flash, & 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, and their Norwegian elkhound Anders.  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 graduated 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. Becca 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 1.5 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.

  • Elise .
    Vet Assistant

    Elise has had and been around animals all her life. Originally from southern Wisconsin, she moved here to Stevens Point in 2021. She has studied pre-vet there at UW-SP for three years. She’s also been a vet assistant for two years. At home, she has one very loved Staffordshire terrier named Dee!

  • Courtney .
    Vet Assistant

    Courtney comes from Naval Station Great Lakes Army Veterinary Treatment Facility. There, she specialized in Military Working Dogs, their personnel, and their personally owned pets. She has a bachelor's degree in business, and joined our team in September of 2022 as a vet assistant. In her free time, she enjoys working out and spending time with her three daughters.

  • Jayme .
    Customer Care Coordinator & Bookkeeper

    Jayme is new to the area, having recently moved from Rhinelander in 2022. There, she spent 22 years in the beverage industry. She is now a part of our reception team, and also our bookkeeper at our sister clinic, Wittenberg Veterinary Clinic. Jayme has three pets at home - Baylee and Charlie the yellow labradors, and Mayzee the siamese. In her free time, she enjoys UTVing, boating, and having campfires with her family and friends.

  • 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.

  • Morgan .
    Customer Care Coordinator

    Morgan returned to the Northwoods in 2022 after spending six years in the sunny panhandle of Florida. She received her Associate of the Arts degree there, where she attended Northwest Florida State College. She also helps manage our website. At home, she has two beloved cockatiels named Eragon and Roran. In her freetime, she loves spending quality time with her youngest brother.

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Regular Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed