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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jaime Klose is an internal medicine specialist at our Oak Creek, WI hospital.
Jamie Fleming
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Jamie Fleming
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jamie Fleming brings over a decade of experience, expertise, and passion to her role as a veterinary internist. She cares deeply about the human-animal bond and strives to ensure clients understand their pets' illnesses and feel comfortable with their treatment plans. One of the best parts of her job is the long-term relationships she’s built with patients and their families.

While Dr. Fleming loves all aspects of internal medicine, she has a keen interest in diagnosing and treating intestinal diseases and endocrinopathies.
  • 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, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC
When not working, Dr. Fleming can be found spending time with her family, swimming, biking or running.
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. Rachel Kesting is an emergency veterinarian at our Oak Creek, WI hospital.
Rachel Kesting
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Rachel Kesting
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rachel Kesting’s areas of interest include toxicities, pain management, stabilization of critical patients and hospice/end-of-life care.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Regional Veterinary Referral Center, Springfield, VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Kesting enjoys spending time with her partner as well as her dogs and two cats. Her hobbies include bird watching, watercolor painting, traveling, hiking and growing house plants.
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. Meredith Rice is an emergency veterinarian at our Oak Creek, WI hospital.
Meredith Rice
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Meredith Rice
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Meredith Rice finds toxicities and gastrointestinal diseases the most gratifying to treat. She also finds client education an important part of veterinary medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Hope College, Holland, MI
Dr. Rice enjoys cooking, international traveling and spending time with her cat, Teenie Poof, who closely supervises all her daily activities.
Dr. Lerin Rives is an animal rehabilitation specialist at our Oak Creek hospital.
Lerin Rives
DVM, CCRT, CVAT
Rehabilitation, Acupuncture
Lerin Rives
DVM, CCRT, CVAT
BluePearl Veterinarian
Rehabilitation, Acupuncture
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lerin Rives finds rehabbing various orthopedic and neurologic conditions the most gratifying. She is most interested in working with senior dogs to help offer an opportunity to improve quality of life and extend quality time with their families. Dr. Rives prides herself on her compassion and understanding, not only for her patients but her clients as well.
  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist, Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Littleton, CO
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Littleton, CO
  • Internship, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists, Glendale, WI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Dr. Rives loves to travel, explore different places and cultures, complete home projects, listen to podcasts and spend time with her husband, two dogs and cat.
Dr. Carrie Stefaniak is an emergency veterinarian at our Oak Creek and Port Washington, WI hospitals.
Carrie Stefaniak
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Carrie Stefaniak
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Carrie Stefaniak has over 20 years of dedicated veterinary emergency experience. She developed the blood donor program at her current hospital and is passionate about transfusion medicine.

Dr. Stefaniak has a special interest in emergency care of brachycephalic dog breeds.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Denver, CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Stefaniak enjoys reading, traveling and outdoor activities, such as hiking, running and biking.
She shares her home with three French bulldogs and a Llewellin setter. She is a member of the French Bull Dog Club of America Health and Genetics committee and a board member of the Great Lakes French Bulldog Club.
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. Rachel Sternberg is an oncology specialist at our Oak Creek, WI hospital.
Rachel Sternberg
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Rachel Sternberg
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rachel Sternberg enjoys collaborating with the surgery and radiation oncology teams and finds lymphoma, multiple myeloma, osteosarcoma and mast cell tumors the most gratifying to treat.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Small Animal Medical Oncology, University of Illinois, Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Sternberg enjoys spending time with family, gardening with native plants, backyard birding and cheering on Wisconsin professional sports teams.
Dr. Jeanne Thompson is an emergency veterinarian at our Oak Creek, WI.
Jeanne Thompson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jeanne Thompson
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jeanne Thompson's areas of interest include emergency surgery and laceration repair.
  • Internship, Emergency and Critical Care, Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists, Glendale, WI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Syracuse University, NY
Dr. Thompson enjoys cooking, hiking with her rescue dog Mal, consuming science fiction, trying new cuisines and traveling.