Meet Our Friendly Team & Vets in Elkhart Lake, WI

Ready to learn more about our staff and vets in Elkahrt Lake, WI? We would love to showcase the impressive resumes and experiences of our staff. Everyone has a passion for the well-being of animals. Our staff enjoys working together as a team to bring your pet the best services and experiences as possible. Learn more about our team below.


Vets in Elkhart Lake, WIDr. John Prellwitz, Veterinarian

Dr. John Prellwitz grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  As a youth, he loved hunting, fishing, and playing baseball.  Dr. John graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1987 with a degree in Zoology and a minor in military history.  
During his university years, he also completed the Army ROTC program and received a commission as an infantry officer.  While in the Army, Dr. John served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, a Rifle Company Executive Officer and as a Company Commander.  His military training included the Army Airborne School (paratrooper), Army Air Assault School (combat helicopter operations) and the elite United States Army Ranger School.  In total, Dr. John spent twelve years in the Army and achieved the rank of captain before returning to school to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian.  Dr. John is a 1999 graduate of Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
When he is not at the Compassionate Care Animal Clinic, Dr. John enjoys hunting, fishing, woodworking and spending time with his wife, Susie, their seven children, and their granddaughter Peyton.


Vets in Elkhart Lake, WIAlisa, Certified Veterinary Technician
Alisa has always had a deep love for animals since she was a little girl and feels blessed to have found her calling early in life. Alisa has been working in the veterinary field for twenty years; a career path that began while she was still in high school.  In 2009, while working in an extensive hospital facility that offered an amazing experience, she earned her license as a Certified Technician.  She and her amazing husband, Mike, live in Plymouth with their lab, Gummie Bear. When not at work, she enjoys fishing, hunting and helping her parents with their Dairy Goat and Boer Goat farm.
Vets in Elkhart Lake, WINatalie, Veterinary Assistant
Natalie grew up in Minnesota.  She has known since she was a little girl that she wanted to have a career involving animals.  She has been a veterinarian assistant for thirteen years and has loved every bit of it.  She and her boyfriend live on a farm in Waldo and are the proud owners of six cats; the oldest two are nineteen years old.  
In her spare time, Natalie enjoys exploring nature, fishing, gardening, cooking, reading, photography, working out and country music!  She also has a passion for beach volleyball that reaches all the way back to indoor volleyball in the 4th Grade.

Vets in Elkhart Lake, WIMarah, Veterinary Technician

Marah was born and raised in Niagara, Wisconsin, just on the border of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Growing up on a beef cattle farm fueled her to have a career in the veterinary field; in 2016 she graduated from Madison College with a Veterinary Technician Associates degree.
In her spare time, Marah enjoys hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, and numerous sports.  She is an avid Packer's, Brewer's and Badger's fan.  She is also a lover of country music and enjoys going to concerts whenever she can.  Although Marah doesn't have any animals of her own, (yet), her parents share their miniature dachshund, pony, and goats.

Vets in Elkhart Lake, WISusie, Office Manager

Susie grew up in Neenah and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in English. She has always loved animals, but since joining the veterinary clinic, says she has learned so much more about the uniqueness and individual needs of various breeds. Everyone who comes into the clinic has fun stories about their pets and their activities. Jasmine, her border collie, comes to work every day with Susie and sleeps under her desk. Every day brings something new as she works beside Dr. John’s staff.
When Susie is not at work, she is either at home or busy with a church activity of one kind or another. Her children are grown, some have added spouses, and many live outside Wisconsin, but technology keeps them in touch and so they don't seem so far away. Her newest joy in a full life is her precious granddaughter, Peyton.

Vets in Elkhart Lake, WIMary, Receptionist

Mary grew up on a farm near Elkhart Lake where she liked to play with kittens and their dog, which was always a Border Collie. Mary and her husband, Bill, live in Elkhart Lake and have two adult children, Brenda and Brian.

Mary's hobbies include crocheting, reading, and cooking/baking. Mary has an appreciation for several genres of music, has played a few instruments and currently is a member of her church's hand-bell choir.

Mary loves spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren Isabella, Chloe, and Hunter. She is happy to share days at Compassionate Care Animal Clinic with the great staff and truly enjoys greeting clients and their four-legged furry companions.

Vets in Elkhart Lake, WICatherine, Receptionist
Catherine spent most of her childhood in Malone, Wisconsin, and had plenty of interaction with many family pets (dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rats, and chickens).  After helping Compassionate Care Animal Clinic to open its doors in 2016 and after earning her associates degree at the University of Wisconsin – Fond du Lac, Catherine left Wisconsin to serve an 18-month church mission in Arizona. Now that she has returned home, she is pursuing a degree in psychology with the University of Wisconsin system.  When she is not helping clients, she enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and hiking.


Vets in Elkhart Lake, WIMarissa, Inventory/Purchasing Agent

Marissa was raised in Kiel and is currently living in Elkhart Lake with her husband, three cats, and two dogs. One of her hobbies is cooking; she loves creating new recipes and trying out new things, and finds it to be so much fun! Marissa also loves, (of course!), spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
In 2016, she began her journey as a receptionist at her first veterinary clinic.  She joined Compassionate Care Animal Clinic in April of 2018 as their Inventory/Purchasing Agent.  She enjoys her job and working with the great team we have here at the clinic.  Meeting clients and their fur babies is definitely a perk too!