Dr. Bonstrom’s education started at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where she obtained her undergraduate in Biochemistry and History. From there she continued to pursue her DVM at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated in 2018. After graduation Dr. Bonstrom moved to Milwaukee and continued gaining experience from several busy practices before landing with us at StarVet.
Dr. Bonstrom’s Story
Since childhood, I’ve wanted to be a veterinarian. I’ve always had a love of animals (especially cats!), a passion for helping people and a strong interest in biology, medicine and “how things work”. Though there were attempts to steer me towards human medicine, my experiences shadowing my hometown veterinarian helped solidify my desire to pursue veterinary medicine.
As a veterinarian, I do a little bit of everything. That variety is something I really enjoy about my job. No two days are ever the same! Among providing wellness and preventative care services such as physical exams, parasite prevention and vaccines, I also enjoy general surgeries and dental extractions. Behind the scenes I am interpreting diagnostic results from tests like cytology to radiographs and bloodwork. These diagnostics help me treat many different types of illnesses and injuries and well as help pets through palliative and end of life care.
After a long day I enjoy returning home to my cats -Beanie and Maverick! These 2 littermates are black in color and are longhair domestics which I adopted during my first year in veterinary school. I also have a Leopard Gecko named Sunny! Outside of work I enjoy traveling, exploring the Milwaukee area, spending time outdoors and visiting with family and friends.
I look forward to getting to know our clients and creating long lasting bonds with our patients. Star Veterinary Center welcomes you!