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West Allis Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care.
We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house x-ray capabilities, a closely supervised hospitalization area, and indoor boarding kennels with outdoor walking areas.
At West Allis Animal Hospital we strive to offer not only sound advice, but also optimal veterinary care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.
Brian Nelson, DVM
Dr. Nelson is a 1978 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He started at West Allis Animal Hospital in August 1978 working for Dr. W. G. Schwalbe and ended up buying the practice from him. He and his wife Karen have 3 grown sons, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. He has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, laser surgery, and ferret medicine and surgery. In his spare time he enjoys golf, racquetball, music, movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Shari Severson, DVM
Dr. Severson graduated from the University of WI School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1988. She spent one year in Akron, Ohio, specializing in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. She has been at the West Allis Animal Hospital since August of 1990 and has a special interest in internal medicine and dermatology, but enjoys surgery as well.
She has 3 children and two furry beasts at home, golden retrievers, who are more spoiled than her kids, if possible. She also has one bunny. Out of the office, she likes to read when time permits, garden, and bake different breads and rolls. However, she feels that most of her off time is spent running her kids from one of their events to another. Two of her children are teenagers. Need we say more?!!!
Marit Gorr, DVM
Dr. Gorr joined West Allis Animal Hospital in April of 2009. She obtained both her Bachelor of Science degree in General Dietetics and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Wisconsin Madison. She has served as a general veterinary practitioner since 1996. In addition to practicing general veterinary medicine, Dr. Gorr enjoys working with pocket pets and has a special interest in dermatology. She balances work life with her family. She has two children as well as two energetic Shetland Sheep dogs, and a charming cockatiel. When there is free time, Dr. Gorr likes to stay active with biking and roller blading. She also enjoys gardening and baking.
Sandra Carroll, DVM
Dr. Carroll graduated from Iowa State University in 1988. Since that time she has been working as a general practitioner in small animal medicine. She has been with West Allis Animal Hospital since 2006. She has a special interest in veterinary acupuncture. Dr. Carroll and her husband have 3 children and 1 dog. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and friends.
David Mentjes, DVM
Dr. Mentjes has been practicing in the Milwaukee area since graduating from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He joined the staff of West Allis Animal Hospital in 2007. He has an interest in all aspects of veterinary medicine from wellness care to more involving medical and surgical cases. He and his wife have a teenage daughter, twin young boys, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a number of fish. An avid runner, he also enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music, reading, and occasionally watching movies.
I just wanted to thank Dr. Mentjes so very much for his time yesterday with my dog Koda. He was really caring and compassionate and I really appreciate that. We will definitely be recommending him to friends and family. Thank you again.