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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Janice Buback is a veterinary surgeon at our Port Washington, WI.
Janice Buback
DVM, MS, DACVS
Surgery
Janice Buback
DVM, MS, DACVS
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Janice Buback finds orthopedics, soft tissue surgeries and minimally invasive surgeries the most gratifying to treat.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Master of Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Dr. Buback enjoys spending time with her family camping, canoeing in the Boundary Waters, watching and participating in sports, reading and playing board games.
Dr. Madalin Ebel is an emergency veterinarian at our Glendale, WI hospital.
Madalin Ebel
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Madalin Ebel
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Madalin Ebel finds trauma, infectious disease, geriatrics and pain management the most gratifying to treat.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
In her spare time, Dr. Ebel enjoys being outdoors with her family and dog, Emma, and loves the arts, gardening and traveling.
Dr. Elizabeth Hiebert is a veterinary surgeon at our Glendale and Oak Creek, WI hospitals.
Elizabeth Hiebert
DVM
Surgery
Elizabeth Hiebert
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Elizabeth Hiebert enjoys working with her surgery team to deliver the highest standard of care to patients.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Sierra Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center, Reno, NV
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital, Austin
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Poultry Science, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Dr. Hiebert enjoys visiting national parks, exploring archaeological sites and playing with her two cats.
Dr. Tyler Klose is an internal medicine specialist at our Glendale, WI hospital.
Tyler Klose
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Tyler Klose
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Tyler Klose feels that what he has to offer most is his ability to listen to clients’ concerns and
observations, to create a cohesive team around the needs of his patients and to apply empathy to his interactions with the clients as they work to understand their pets' health and the choices and options available to them. He is skilled at ultrasound guided parathyroid gland ethanol ablations, which is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery.

Dr. Klose finds endoscopy, advanced imaging and interventional techniques, such as parathyroid ablation and endoscopic polypectomy, the most gratifying to perform.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
Dr. Klose enjoys running, cycling, snowboarding, hiking, swimming at the lake, working in the yard, reading fantasy books and playing with his kids and dog, Celery.
Dr. Kevin Kroner is a veterinary surgeon at our Oak Creek, WI hospital.
Kevin Kroner
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Kevin Kroner
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kevin Kroner has over five years of experience as a surgeon in a high-volume, private practice offering both soft-tissue and orthopedic procedures. He finds fracture repair, oncologic surgery and arthroscopy the most gratifying to treat.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Dr. Kroner enjoys running, golfing and spending time with his wife, three children and Labrador.
Dr. Molly Lien is an emergency veterinarian at our Glendale and Oak Creek, WI hospitals.
Molly Lien
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Molly Lien
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Molly Lien’s background includes general practice, emergency medicine and wildlife conservation medicine. Due to these varied experiences, she is knowledgeable regarding many exotic species and is a resource for other emergency doctors for treating non-traditional pets. She serves as the consulting veterinarian for a local wildlife rehabilitation center and enjoys being able to continue working with both domestic pets and local wildlife species.

Dr. Lien finds trauma and wound repair that require surgical intervention the most gratifying to treat.
  • Internship, Wildlife and Conservation Medicine, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Sanibel, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Hope College, Holland, MI
In her free time, Dr. Lien enjoys being outdoors, hiking and appreciating the state and county parks in the area, with her family and yellow Lab. She also paddleboards, kayaks and wakeboards in the summer and snowboards in the winter.
Dr. Andrew Linklater is an emergency and critical care vet at our Glendale, WI hospital.
Andrew Linklater
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Andrew Linklater
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Andrew Linklater has been practicing emergency & critical care for over 18 years. Beyond clinical work of diagnosing and treating critically ill and injured patients on a daily basis, he is most proud of having been involved in mentoring over 25 ACVECC residents and 60 interns. He was the primary editor for two veterinary textbooks, has contributed to dozens of book chapters and publications in peer-reviewed journals and has performed hundreds of hours of continuing education at local, national and international level veterinary conferences.

Dr. Linklater has a passion for treating patients with trauma, coagulation disorders, toxicities and respiratory emergencies. He has become proficient in placing and managing patients with intraluminal tracheal stents.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Animal Emergency Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles, CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Dr. Linklater enjoys curling, camping, hiking, skiing, reading and running. He has participated in three full marathons and more than a dozen half marathons. He has a wife, two dogs and a cat.
Dr. Kristin Luginbill is an animal rehabilitation specialist at our Glendale, WI hospital.
Kristin Luginbill
DVM, CCRT, CVMA
Rehabilitation
Kristin Luginbill
DVM, CCRT, CVMA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Rehabilitation
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kristin Luginbill has been practicing rehabilitation for over nine years. She has treated dogs, cats, birds, goats and even a snow leopard. She implements physical modalities, acupuncture, manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise to make her patients more active, more comfortable, stronger and better performers. She has integrated regenerative medicine into her service as well, adding stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma treatments to improve the outcomes of her patients.

Dr. Luginbill especially enjoys helping neurologic patients improve function and geriatric dogs become more active and comfortable in their golden years.
  • Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Wellington, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
In her free time, Dr. Luginbill spends time with her family hiking, kayaking and biking. She has a rat terrier, Sheldon, and two cats, Panther and Maisy.
Dr. Anna Martel is an avian and exotics doctor at our Glendale, WI hospital.
Anna Martel
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Anna Martel
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Anna Martel always wanted to be an avian veterinarian and loves helping rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, and other animals in addition to birds.
  • Residency, Zoological Companion Animal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Avian & Exotics, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Martel is married and has two children – along with many pets! In her free time, she enjoys reading books, running, and lifting heavy things.
Dr. Victoria Miller is a doctor in our Emergency and Critical Care service.
Victoria Miller
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Victoria Miller
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Victoria Miller finds extracorporeal therapies, trauma and would management and CPR the most gratifying to perform.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists, Glendale, WI
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Dr. Miller spends her free time with her husband and two children traveling and enjoying outdoor activities.
Dr. Nicole Mueller is an emergency veterinarian at our Glendale, WI hospital.
Nicole Mueller
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Nicole Mueller
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nicole Mueller has practiced veterinary medicine in a wide variety of settings: zoos, national forests, Indian reservations, veterinary hospitals, wildlife centers and more. In addition to her canine and feline patients, she is especially passionate about avian and reptile medicine and surgery, client education and captive wildlife and rehabilitation cases.
  • Internship, Wildlife and Conservation Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Mueller and her family – her husband, son, daughter and their dog, Vera, a one-eyed golden retriever – spend most of their time outdoors, regardless of weather conditions. They love hiking, canoeing, swimming, biking, bird watching and gardening (particularly harvesting whatever Vera doesn’t eat from the garden first).
Dr. Claire Puzio is a resident in our emergency and critical care service.
Claire Puzio
DVM
Critical Care
Claire Puzio
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Claire Puzio's special interests include emergency surgical procedures and polytrauma cases.
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Glendale, WI
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Clinical Rotation, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Houston-Clear Lake, TX
Dr. Puzio is a certified SCUBA diver, cyclist and has two cats named Mercutio and Tybalt, as well as a Belgian draft horse named Jimmy.
Dr. Rachel Reiman is an oncology specialist at our Port Washington and Glendale hospitals.
Rachel Reiman
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Rachel Reiman
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rachel Reiman is interested in all aspects of veterinary oncology and is passionate about educating her clients on their pets’ conditions and treatment options.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
In her spare time, Dr. Reiman enjoys homebrewing, camping and baking.
Dr. Elke Rudloff is an emergency and critical care veterinarian at our Glendale, WI hospital.
Elke Rudloff
DVM, DACVECC, CVMA
Critical Care
Elke Rudloff
DVM, DACVECC, CVMA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Elke Rudloff has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years. She incorporates her medical acupuncture skills into her everyday practice to enhance the well-being and pain management of critically ill and injured patients.

Dr. Rudloff has a strong interest in fluid resuscitation, emergency surgery and trauma management, topics on which she has published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.
  • Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Animal Referral Center, Glendale, WI
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Animal Referral Center, Glendale, WI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Dr. Leo Sage is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Leo Sage
DVM, PhD
Emergency Medicine
Leo Sage
DVM, PhD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Leo Sage has a wide array of experience in veterinary science, ranging from shelter medicine and general practice to diagnostic laboratories and medical research. He eventually found his passion in the interdisciplinary field of emergency medicine, and his approach to medicine focuses on an evidence-based, individualized, interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to provide optimal patient care and to strengthen the human-animal bond.

A prolific author of numerous publications, Dr. Sage has received awards for his research in the field of influenza virus immunology, and his expertise has led to the design of isolation and quarantine protocols used in veterinary hospitals. He is especially passionate about the education of his fellow veterinarians, technicians and animal owners.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care, Indianapolis, IN
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Dr. Sage is an avid scuba diver and aquarist. He spends his free time running with his dog in the Wisconsin outdoors and then coming home to relax with his cat.
Dr. Meryl Schimek is an emergency veterinarian at our Glendale, WI hospital.
Meryl Schimek
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Meryl Schimek
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Meryl Schimek is passionate about soft tissue surgery and exotic animal surgery and medicine – especially rabbits.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Arts, Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Management, Northern Michigan University, Marquette
Dr. Schimek enjoys camping, hiking with her dogs, drinking craft beer, collecting and caring for house plants and bonsai trees. She has a rabbit named Kevin, a blue heeler named Bandit and two Cavalier King Charles spaniels: Burt and Jerry.
Dr. Matthew Stepnik is a veterinary surgeon at our Glendale, WI hospital.
Matt Stepnik
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Matt Stepnik
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Matt Stepnik has been a board-certified surgeon for over 10 years and has performed thousands of orthopedic, soft tissue and oncologic procedures. He finds surgical oncology and reconstruction and orthopedics the most gratifying to treat.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Veterinary Surgery, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Stepnik has a wife, Casey, who is a veterinary dermatologist at BluePearl as well, and three children who keep them very busy.
Dr. Casey Stepnik is a dermatology specialist at our Glendale, Oak Creek, and Port Washington, WI hospitals.
Casey Stepnik
DVM, DACVD
Dermatology
Casey Stepnik
DVM, DACVD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Casey Stepnik has been practicing dermatology for over 10 years and prides herself on her ability to build relationships with her patients and their owners. She finds chronic allergic dermatitis the most gratifying to treat.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Veterinary Dermatology, University of California, Davis
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Stepnik enjoys running, reading and spending time with her husband and three children.
Dr. Luann Stinnett is an ER and critical care veterinarian at our Glendale hospital.
Luann Stinnett
DVM
Critical Care
Luann Stinnett
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Luann Stinnett is most interested in stabilizing endocrine emergencies, correcting electrolyte imbalances and autotransfusion.
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Glendale, WI
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Oklahoma City
  • Clinical Rotation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology, Long Island University, Southampton, NY
Dr. Stinnett enjoys swimming, sun and sand, trying different cuisines, cooking, taking photos, reading and playing piano – although not very well. She has an 18-year-old cat named Soli.
Dr. Wade Tate is an ER veterinarian at our Glendale, WI hospital.
Wade Tate
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Wade Tate
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Wade Tate has over 22 years of emergency veterinary experience and has even been involved in the start-up of multiple emergency services. He finds lacerations, fish hook removals and acute abdomen pain the most gratifying to treat.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden
Dr. Tate is a dedicated husband and dog lover with a passion for the outdoors and a budding interest in organic farming.
Dr. Blake Webb is Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Blake Webb
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Blake Webb
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Blake Webb finds neurosurgery, including ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement and management of auto-immune inflammatory brain disease, the most gratifying to perform.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Clinical Rotation, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Zoology, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Webb enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with his wife and their rambunctious two-year-old, who keeps them on their toes. They have three dogs: Champ, Big and Zulu.