Veterinary Team

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Fitchburg Veterinary Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

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Get to know our veterinary team

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Leadership Team

Erika Lukas

Erika Lukas, Medical Director, DVM, Ph. D.

I am originally from Zurich, Switzerland, by way of Boston, MA. I have loved animals and nature for my entire life, which led me to study biology as an undergraduate. Veterinary Medicine is a second career; I worked at the University of Wisconsin’s McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, researching tumor growth in liver cancer before going back to school to study veterinary medicine at UW.

I have been practicing at Fitchburg Veterinary Hospital since 2007 and can’t imagine working elsewhere.  It has been a joy to watch our hospital and team evolve over the years and to experience wonderful relationships with our patients and clients.

I live in Madison with my husband, four daughters, and a menagerie of pets. Outside work, I have a passion for travel, lifelong learning, playing with my Golden Retrievers Bruno and Atlas, cycling, paddle sports, cooking, and creating art.

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Dentistry and oral surgery
  • Medicine and surgery of exotic species
  • Anesthesia of geriatric and complicated patients
  • Pain management
  • Oncology

Education

  • B.A., Tufts University.  Major: Biology.
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • DVM, University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
MARY SCHMIDT

Mary Schmidt

CVPM, CVT and Practice Manager

Bio coming soon!

Doctors

JACOB WOLF

Jacob Wolf, DVM, MPH

Dr. Jacob Wolf obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2018) and Masters in Public Health (2017) degrees from UW-Madison. He attended St. John’s University in Minnesota and received a bachelor’s degree in biology. Dr. Wolf lives in Madison with his wife, Hannah, and his son Louie. Dr. Wolf’s interests outside work include traveling, gardening, cheering on any Wisconsin sports (Packers, Bucks, Badgers, Brewers), and doing anything outside to enjoy the fresh air! “I am very excited to join Fitchburg Veterinary Hospital’s amazing team. I look forward to meeting and caring for all the incredible patients and clients here. I promise to treat your pet like my own and collaborate with you on your pet’s care plan. Veterinary medicine, client education, and strengthening the human-animal bond are my passions.”

Dr. Wolf joined Fitchburg Veterinary Hospital in October of 2019.

JACOB WOLF

Accalia Boyle, DVM

Accalia received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Michigan State University in 2015 and Graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Accalia’s interests include internal medicine, surgery, client communication, and working with various species, including birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Accalia also has experience working with and rehabilitating wildlife and is passionate about wildlife conservation. Outside work, she enjoys running and exercising and outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and snowboarding. Accalia also loves spending time with her friends and family and snuggling with her two cats. Accalia is new to Madison but is a Midwesterner at heart and can’t wait to explore the beautiful lakes and parks of Wisconsin. Accalia is excited to join the fantastic team at Fitchburg Veterinary Hospital. Through client education, preventative medicine, and collaboration with her medical team and clients, Accalia’s mission is to provide the best medical care to your pet. She is passionate about forming solid veterinarian-patient-client relationships and is looking forward to being a part of your pet’s healthcare.

DR. KYLE BABICH

Kyle Babich, DVM

Dr. Kyle Babich graduated with his DVM from UW-Madison in May 2020. He attended UW-La Crosse for his undergraduate studies and received a Bachelor of Science. Before vet school, Dr. Babich worked as a veterinary assistant in a primary care veterinary hospital and a small animal emergency and specialty clinic. Dr. Babich lives in Madison with his girlfriend and two cats. Some interests outside of work include playing soccer and ultimate frisbee, spending time with family and friends, and supporting our Wisconsin sports teams. Dr. Babich looks forward to helping care for your many beloved pets and becoming a part of this community. His veterinary interests include preventative medicine, client education, surgery, and dentistry.

DR. KYLE BABICH

Richard Brown, DVM

Bio coming soon!

DR. KYLE BABICH

Trisha Metzger, DVM

Dr. Trisha Metzger is a Wisconsin native and a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. She has spent the last 18 years of her career in Northern Virginia and is thrilled to return to Madison. Her areas of interest include feline medicine and surgery, dentistry, and comprehensive wellness care. When she is not living out her life’s dream of caring for her pets, she is often relaxing with family or friends, gardening, hiking, kayaking, cooking, or doing various craft projects. Her current furry family includes two feline friends, Sherwin Williams and Reuben. She is also crazy about guinea pigs and has a herd of 5 spice girls: Pepper, Parsley, Sesame, Ginger, and Clove. Despite being away for so long, Madison has always felt like home. Dr. Trisha is excited to have found FVH, which matches her interests and skills dramatically. She is looking forward to meeting you and your furry family members and is thankful to work with such a particular group of people.

DR. KYLE BABICH

Alyssa White, DVM

Dr. Alyssa White graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She has also earned her certificate in Fear Free Handling and strives to make every pet’s veterinary experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. She has special interests in behavior, preventive care, pain management, and hospice care.

Dr. White lives with her dog, Rosie. She enjoys practicing agility with Rosie, hiking, camping, traveling, and coaching gymnastics in her free time.

Certified Veterinary Technicians

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LYNN WALTERS, BSed, CVT, CHPT
amanda<br />
AMANDA WELCH, CVT
KRISTI SPANTON CVT
KRISTI SPANTON, CVT
kayla<br />
KAYLA NETTESHEIM, CVT
SARAH HARNDEN CVT
SARAH HARNDEN, CVT
APRIL MEIXNER CVT
APRIL MEIXNER, CVT
SAMANTHA DUNN CVT
SAMANTHA DUNN, CVT

Veterinary Assistants

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ALEXANDRIA SCHUBRING
KAREN GONZALEZ
KAREN GONZALEZ
CIERRA COLLINS
CIERRA COLLINS
CAITLIN HANLEY
CAITLIN HANLEY
MAYRA PUYOL
MAYRA PUYOL
CORA<br />
CORA SOPKIN
MAYRA PUYOL
Elizabeth Shank

Client Care Team

JODI SCHUETZ
Jessica Ganzalez
JESSICA GONZALEZ
Morgan Able
MORGAN ABLE
Mischelle Grabner
Mischelle Grabner