Dr. Heidi Lewis, Medical Director
Dr. Heidi's love for animals and the science of caring for them was homespun in rural Belmont, Wisconsin. Surrounded by a menagerie on the hobby farm of her youth, she and her family raised and trained Collies. Her childhood and family life inspired a natural interest in companion animal medicine with a particular focus on birds and other exotic creatures, and advanced reproductive medicine. A practitioner with uncommon ease and ability in the medical and surgical aspects of treating cats and dogs, Dr. Heidi brings to The Animal House a deepened expertise in avian and exotic medicine, advanced breeding techniques, and ultrasound imaging. Living with two cats, Apollo and Ophelia, and Titan, a standard poodle, Dr. Heidi is on her way to creating a menagerie of her own for her children and husband Jim, at her home in Suamico.
Dr. Theresa Jarvey
As a child growing up in De Pere, Dr. Theresa always knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. Theresa's start at The Animal House goes back to 2006, working in a variety of support roles at both The Pet Clinic and The Groom & Board. Although she has taken breaks for her studies, she has never left us for very long. Dr. Theresa finished her undergraduate coursework at UW-Milwaukee and completed her veterinary studies at St. Matthew's University and the University of Minnesota. With a special interest in physical therapy, she brings a fresh perspective, along with her energy and enthusiasm. Dr. Theresa, and her family, love spending time with one another along with "Silas", German Shepard and "Charlie Girl", Llasa Apso .
Dr. Jessica Gunnlaugsson
Born and raised in Casco, Dr. Jessica's childhood was filled with dreams of becoming a zoo keeper. Her love for animals led to volunteer positions at the NEW Zoo and Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. These early forays in animal care blossomed into a passion for the veterinary field, resulting in a DVM from UW-Madison. Her interests lie in primary care, internal medicine and urgent care. A proven role model for new DVM graduates, she is formalizing her approach through the MBark Mentorship Program. In her free time Dr. Jessica enjoys Wisconsin's natural areas. A trap shooter since age 12, she continues league competition. Permanently settled in Northeastern Wisconsin, Dr. Jessica is thrilled to be nestled in Brussels, where Belgian tripe is just a country mile away.
Dr. Brad Beaumier
Immersed in the farming life since childhood, Brad’s decision to study veterinary medicine was as natural as the change of seasons. A kind-hearted and earnest youngster, he enjoyed working side-by-side with his parents on their dairy homestead. Now with a family of his own, he is veterinarian by day, and fills his other hours tending to a herd of cattle, a string of horses, a flock of chickens, a pack of dogs, a clutter of cats, and a hive of bees. With the heart and spirit of a true farmer, Brad continues the legacy that his parent’s instilled, choosing a life surrounded by the natural world and countless creatures great and small.
Current menagerie: Dogs: Waylon, Australian Shepherd, Ginger, Australian Shepherd/German Shepherd Mix, Panda, Boston Terrier. Cats: Polly, Percy, Pip, Chester. Horses: Trigger, Midnight, Silver, Glacier, Prada, Daisy, Butterscotch, Duchess, Whiskey. Rabbit: Truffle
Our Management Team
Blaire Hill, CVT
Position: Hospital Administrator
From it's very inception, Blaire Hill has served an essential role at The Animal House. As manager of operations, Blaire implements The Animal House philosophy with pet owners, staff and the community. She is the primary contact for vendors and shelters/rescues, and is always actively promoting The Animal House to professional and industry peers. She is responsible for all management aspects of running both the Pet Clinic and Groom and Board facilities, including human resources. Amidst one of the veterinary industry's most challenging years, Blaire was honored as Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Manager of the Year Award in 2020.
A certified veterinary technician with over 15 years experience in providing pet health care, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the process of delivering care and the management of all veterinary, boarding, daycare, grooming and training staff.
With responsibilities aplenty and a diverse schedule, her favorite role is developing and maintaining community relationships and mentoring those pursuing a career in animal care. Blaire is an engaged member of the WVPMA and the WVTA.
A blend of artist and adventurer, Blaire enjoys nature, traveling, and sports with her son, daughter, and husband Jake.
Current Pet: Rudy, Shihtzu Mix, and Poppy, Lab Mix
Jamie Koenig, CVT
Position: Groom & Board Practice Manager/ Certified Veterinary Technician.
It's raining cats and dogs at The Groom and Board and Jamie is the hands on manager directly responsible for keeping the calm. It can be crazy busy with packs of canines and select felines visiting every day. Jamie's friendly, organized approach ensures that the day flows smoothly and that all the pets are enjoying their stay with us. A Certified Veterinary Technician, she excels at integrating the veterinary aspect into boarding, daycare, grooming and training services and is always looking for ways to enhance the Groom & Board experience. Although there is never a dull moment and every day is different, the favorite part of her day is using her vet tech skills and teaching and developing the Groom & Board staff.
Jamie's history with The Animal House is deep. She was one of the very first vet tech hires, quickly advanced to Groom & Board manager, and is a key member of the Animal House management team.
When not at The Groom & Board you can find Jamie training for 1/2 marathons in the summer, and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. But her favorite activity is simply hanging out with her daughters, son, and husband, Matt in the Northwoods.
Current Pets: Lolly, Lab Mix and Branch, Brittney Spaniel
Our Grooming Professionals
Stacey Callahan, Lead Groomer
Brianna Blau, Groomer
Stefanie Jones, Groomer
Nicole Delveaux, Groomer
Erica Vannieuwenhoven, Groomer
Kristin Staszak-Knight, Groomer