Our Veterinarians

Dr. Stephanie Eldredge is a veterinarian in our emergency & critical care service.
Stephanie Eldredge
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Stephanie Eldredge
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stephanie Eldredge finds feline urethral obstructions, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, abscesses and lacerations the most gratifying to treat.
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine & Oncology, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Southfield, MI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Eldredge enjoys yoga and hiking. She has one cat and two dogs.
Dr. Jamie Klose is board certified in small animal internal medicine.
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 has a passion for helping people understand their pets’ complex disease processes. She enjoys being a part of the human-animal bond while striving to provide cutting edge diagnostics and treatments for pets.

Dr. Fleming finds gastrointestinal disease and endocrine disease the most gratifying to treat.
  • 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. Kevin Kroner is board certified in veterinary surgery.
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. Lerin Linklater is certified in canine rehabilitation.
Lerin Rives
DVM, CCRT, CVAT
Rehabilitation
Lerin Rives
DVM, CCRT, CVAT
BluePearl Veterinarian
Rehabilitation
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. Elizabeth Schnabel is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Elizabeth Schnabel
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Elizabeth Schnabel
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Elizabeth Schnabel has five years of experience in emergency medicine. She is interested in avian & exotics, surgery, cytology and CPR.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral, Bowie, MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Dr. Schnabel enjoys backcountry backpacking and brewing beer. She has two dogs, three cats and two snakes.
Dr. Carrie Stefaniak is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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 Stepnick is board certified in veterinary surgery.
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 Stepnick is board certified in veterinary dermatology.
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 board certified in veterinary oncology.
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. Allie Wingert is a clinician in our internal medicine service.
Allie Wingert
DVM
Internal Medicine
Allie Wingert
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Allie Wingert has performed research in uroliths and feline and canine lower urinary tract diseases, and she is quite knowledgeable about the various infectious diseases that can occur in the Midwest. She is most interested in infectious diseases, feline medicine, immune mediated diseases and all the various gambits of internal medicine.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Dr. Wingert enjoys paddle boarding, watching Parks and Recreation, reading while sipping coffee, playing board games at breweries and spending time with her family, friends and two pets, Fu and Nessie.