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.
Amy Taylor, CVT
Amy grew up in Stevens Point and has always known she wanted to work with animals in some way.  She moved to Green Bay and started working as a certified technician in 2012.
She currently lives in Manitowoc with her fiance, Nick; her two dogs, Emmett and Gunner; and two cats, Kia and Zeb.
For fun, Amy likes to take her dogs on hiking trips, camping, fishing, and just relaxing with a good book.
Danielle, Veterinary Assistant
Danielle grew up in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She was homeschooled kindergarten through high school and graduated from WIVA in 2017. After graduating, she spent a year in River Falls, Wisconsin studying Equine Science. The following summer she moved to Florida and spent a year working at a small animal clinic. 
As a kid, Danielle always dreamed of working with animals, and found her calling working as a veterinary technician. Danielle will be starting school through Penn Foster within the next year to become a CVT. Her goal is to eventually specialize in equine medicine and possibly work at an ambulatory equine clinic. 
When she is not working Danielle enjoys playing music, horseback riding, and spending time with friends and family. 
Maria Phelps, Veterinary Assistant
Maria has lived in Plymouth, Wisconsin her whole life. She graduated from Pensacola Christian College in Florida in May of 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She plans to attend veterinary school next year and ultimately become a veterinarian. She has always had a love for animals and has known she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was little. As children, she and her siblings nurtured wounded or orphaned animals such as robins, doves, gophers, and rabbits. She has also worked on a small ranch for much of her life developing a love for horses in particular. She loves reading, being outdoors, horseback riding, and spending time with family and friends. 



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!