Practice Manager – C.V.T.

Melissa started her veterinary career journey in 2005 as a kennel assistant at the UW Veterinary School. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from UW-Madison in 2006, she went on to work as a veterinary assistant in a clinic setting. Loving her profession, she continued to work her way up and received her C.V.T license in 2009. Gaining experience at previous practices, working in both management and as a ER tech, Melissa now oversees our StarVet Muskego location after joining our team in fall of 2022.

Melissa’s Story

Since I was a young child I wanted to be a veterinarian, unfortunately veterinary school proved to be too competitive to gain entrance to. In spite of this, I continued to dedicate myself to growing within my profession. I sincerely enjoy educating clients and providing high quality care to our patients.

As a Hospital Manager, I oversee many areas of the practice. Behind the scenes I am maintaining the flow and organization of the practice, implementing protocols based on the most current veterinary standards, training staff, maintaining medical equipment, and managing the hospital’s inventory and essential supplies. As the lead technician, I use my skills and experience to collect blood and urine samples, monitor anesthesia during surgical procedures, perform lab work, and take radiographs, while providing a calm and stress-free environment for our patients. My main focus is making sure the practice upholds the highest of medical standards and our client service rises above clients’ expectations.

Outside of work my son keeps me busy. We enjoy traveling and going on adventures together! Of course I have 3 furry friends of my own -Koneko, Little Baby and Louie are 3 long haired orange and white cats who are always ready for some snuggles.

I look forward to making StarVet a practice where clients know their pets are in good hands.