Doctors and Staff
Thomas Schumacher, DVM
Dr. Schumacher grew up in the area and always wanted to be a veterinarian. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, his love for the area brought him back to practice veterinary medicine. He joined the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic, S.C. in 1993 as a mixed animal practitioner (working with both food animals and companion animals). After the retirement of Dr. Moats, Dr. Schumacher transferred his focus to the small animal practice. Dr. Schumacher emphasizes preventative care in small animals and is also Penn Hip certified. In his spare time, he is a serious baseball fan, enjoys reading, running, traveling, volunteering his time at local events, and spending time with his family.
Scott Brewer, DVM
Dr. Brewer began his interests in a veterinary career while attending the University of Missouri in Columbia. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Agriculture, and continued on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced at a small animal clinic for 2 years in St. Louis, Missouri, and then lived in Dallas, Texas for 6 years working at a small animal clinic and an emergency animal hospital. In 1995 after falling in love with the area, Dr. Brewer moved to Wisconsin and joined the team at the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic. He is committed to the care and well being of cats and dogs, but also helps smaller creatures such as “pocket pets” (rabbits, rats, gerbils, hedgehogs, etc.). When he isn’t hard at work, he enjoys gardening and camping, and supports youth soccer and gymnastics.
Cleo Janssen, DVM
f Dr. Janssen has been caring for pets at the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic since August of 2016. She is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1991. She focused her first two years of practice in both small animal and equine medicine, but has since switched her focus solely to dogs and cats. Within the practice, Dr. Janssen's primary concentration is internal medicine, but she also has a special interest in small animal behavior. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs (Mountain View Cur and Golden Retriever). In her spare time, she has fun making beaded jewelry.
Deborah Dedering, DVM
Dr. Dedering grew up in nearby Sheboygan and remembers wanting to be a veterinarian since the age of 7 due to her love of animals, especially the family dogs. Post high school, her interests expanded beyond veterinary medicine, including living in Portugal for a year as an AFS exchange student. During her second year in college, until she toured the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. After leaving the veterinary school, she knew immediately what career she was going to pursue. Dr. Dedering obtained her Doctorate from the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Over the last 24 years she developed her skills while working exclusively on small animals to provide quality animal care. Although she cares for all small animals, Dr. Dedering's special interests in veterinary medicine lie in feline and small mammal medicine having treated rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs, chinchillas and many others.
During her downtime, she enjoys attending her son's swimming meets (go Bulldogs and OZ!), birding, gardening and traveling. Her furry friends include an Irish wolfhound named Titan and Gizmo and Pumpkin, two friendly, entertaining felines.
Chris Schumacher, CPA, CGMA - Business Administrator
Chris has had experience in public companies for 20 years. She attended the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where she received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration. Since 2007, she has been responsible for business operations including customer service. Chris also has a love for animals. She grew up helping out on her Uncle’s dairy farm and now has one Labrador. When Chris isn’t contributing her time to the operation of the clinic, she enjoys reading, running, tennis (especially grand slam tournaments), coaching, camping, hiking and traveling with her family.
Before starting her position as a Certified Veterinary Technician at the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic in 2006, Kaytie enjoyed contributing her time to helping animals. She volunteered at the Sheboygan County Humane Society, she was a member of 4-H and was active in her High School FFA organization. While attending Madison Area Technical College’s Veterinary Technician Program, she assisted the program by being the WSALAVT Club Historian and the Hill’s food representative. She also broadened her knowledge by completing a clinical rotation in the Oncology department at University of Wisconsin Madison’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. At the clinic, she has a great deal of interest in animal behavior and exotics. She is currently a member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians. During her spare time, Kaytie enjoys reading, playing with her black cats Maverick (retired blood donor), Midas, and Daniel. She has a goal of training her rescued mixed breed dog Dezi to be a therapy dog.
Before attending the Veterinary Technician Program at Madison Area Technical College, Lynn worked on a small dairy farm. After receiving her license and becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician, she worked for 2 small animal veterinary clinics and a humane society. Since 2006, Lynn has enjoyed a variety of companion and dairy animal veterinary care at the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic, including helping and educating clients, nursing care, performing laboratory tests and completing dental procedures. When Lynn isn’t helping pets at the clinic, she is horseback riding with her horse, motorcycle riding, travelling to her cabin, and taking care of her 110 gallon aquarium.
Sara grew up on a hobby farm and helped her family raise chickens, peacocks, pheasants, goats, ducks, and rabbits. As a young teenager, she participated in the 4-H horse and pony project with her Palomino quarter horse. Sara took her love of animals to the next level and graduated from the Madison Area Technical College’s Veterinary Technician Program. During her schooling, she worked at a humane society and volunteered at various animal welfare organizations. She also completed a clinical rotation in the emergency and critical care department at the University of Wisconsin’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. After passing the veterinary technician national exam in 2008, Sara began her position as a Certified Veterinary Technician here at CVC. Sara’s special interests around the clinic include clinical pathology, surgical nursing, postoperative care and dentistry. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, photography, traveling with her family, snuggling with her cats Chloe and Oreo, and taking walks with her dog Kody.
JoAnn joined the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic team in May 2015. After growing up with cats, dogs and horses, her career as a technician officially began after graduating from Morehead State University in Kentucky with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science. JoAnn joins us with 23 years of Certified Veterinary Technician experience in both emergency and clinical settings. JoAnn has a special interest in pain management, emergency and critical care, and client education. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys flower gardening and being outdoors. Her furry family includes a rescued greyhound named Finley, a Pug named Sammy, a Burmese cat named Sierra, a bearded dragon and a veiled chameleon.
Amber's journey to veterinary medicine started a little differently than most C.V.T's. Growing up her interests were to either go into law enforcement or caring for animals due to her love of pets. After high school she entered the military where she ultimately became a canine handler. After leaving the military, she obtained an Associate's Degree in criminal justice and psychology. Amber cannot specifically pinpoint a specific event or time but she still felt the calling of animals. She obtained her Associates degree as a veterinary technician from the Pima Medical College in Phoenix, AZ. and the rest is history. Amber joins the team with experience in small animal clinics as well as emergency medicine. Her special interest lies in cardiology. In Amber's free time, she enjoys Lilith, a 5 year old American bulldog and Brookie, the 11 year old mixed breed dog along with camping, reading, video games, travel and football.
Kelly has been providing great customer service to clients and patients at the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic since 2005. Prior to her arrival here, she worked in the field of banking and investments, and was also a corporate business analyst and account manager. During her workday she participates in clinic marketing, editing documents, planning clinic events, and has a special interest in vaccination protocols and preventative care. In her free time she enjoys motorcycle road trips, vacationing and shopping. Kelly is also the loving owner of her two adopted cats Big Kitty and Skylar, and her dogs Edgar and Rodney.
Ashley began her career at our clinic in August of 2016. Since graduating from high school, she has been offering outstanding customer service at various veterinary practices, including 5 years at a clinic in Chicago, IL. She has also spent time volunteering at various animal shelters. As an interesting side note, she holds a BFA degree in Graphic Design from Michigan State University. When she is not offering her love of working with people and animals, she is taking care of her adopted Corgi mix named Libby.
Janet joined the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic in 2018. She came to us with a solid background in customer service and retail with an emphasis on attention to detail. Janet has always had a pet in her household and ensures that the dogs attend obedience training. In her spare time, Janet enjoys time in her flowerbeds, baking during the holidays and home improvement and decorating.
Colleen's background in customer service and patient care was a natural fit when she came to the clinic in 2018. She has enjoyed raising chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, goats and horses over the years. For fun, Colleen enjoys travelling with her husband and children, quilting, knitting and her current dog, turtle and 4 goats.
Eric, Kennel Manager
Eric has been keeping our boarders safe and comfortable since August 2014. He has had a lifetime of experience caring for his own dogs and cats, so he fits well in the clinic. After graduating high school, Eric studied commercial art for 2 years at Milwaukee Area Technical College, then his love for animals drew him to the position here at CVC. He spends a great deal of time ensuring the clinic is as clean as possible for the staff, animals and clients, but also takes time to make sure all boarders and in-house patients are well cared for. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, reading, following Wisconsin football/baseball teams, and camping with his family.