Doctors and Staff
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 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 is not hard at work, he enjoys gardening and camping and his grandchildren.
Thomas Schumacher, DVM
Dr. Schumacher grew up in the area and always wanted to be a veterinarian. He holds undergraduate degrees in Zoology and History. 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, traveling, volunteering at local events, and spending time with his family and dog, Libby
Cleo Janssen, DVM
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. 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 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. Throughout her career 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 had experience in public companies for 20 years prior to joining the CVC team. She attended the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where she received her BBA- Accounting. Since joining the team, she has been responsible for business operations. Chris also has a love for animals. She grew up helping with her Uncle’s dairy farm and now has one Labrador - Liberty. When Chris is not contributing her time to the operation of the clinic, she enjoys reading, running, tennis (especially grand slam tournaments), hiking and traveling with her family.
Before starting as a Certified Veterinary Technician at the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic, s.c. in 2006, Kaytie enjoyed contributing her time to helping animals. She volunteered at the Sheboygan County Humane Society, 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, Kaytie actively participated in the program as 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 the University of Wisconsin Madison's veterinary medicine teaching hospital. At CVC, she is passionate about animal behavior, exotics and guiding clients through quality of life discussions. She is currently a member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians. During her spare time, Kaytie enjoys reading, painting, volunteering for multiple local animal welfare organizations, playing with her black cats Midas, Daniel, Tonks and her rescued mixed breed dog Leilani.
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 is not helping pets at the clinic, she is riding her horse, motorcycle riding, travelling to her cabin, and taking care of her 110-gallon aquarium.
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. JoAnn has completed several mini-triathalons as well as marathons. She is focusing her attention on the completion of a full triathalon. 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, an American bulldog along with camping, reading, video games, travel and football.
Lydia, Technician Assistant
Lydia recently joined the team at the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic after completing her technician assistant internship. She is currently pursuing her veterinary technician degree and licensure. Lydia also holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UW-Oshkosh. She obtained previous experience caring for exotic animals as a zookeeper and from working at a doggie daycare. When not working or going to school, Lydia enjoys playing and watching sports, all outdoor activities, and game nights with friends. She is currently the proud owner of two cats, Penny and Felix, and a guinea pig named Toast.
Carly, Technician Assistant
In 2017, Carly started working at the clinic in the kennel area. Carly has spent her summers and breaks at the clinic gaining veterinary experience as a technician assistant while obtaining a major in animal science and a minor in leadership at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Ultimately, she is pursuing her dream of becoming a small animal veterinarian. Carly also has spent the last three years assisting with rehabilitation therapy for small animals at the school’s Veterinary Medical Center along with working in a poultry nutrition laboratory. In her spare-time she enjoys being outdoor hiking and camping, playing volleyball, doing yoga and spending time with friends, family and most importantly her two dogs Bluebelle and Mocha.
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 spare time she enjoys motorcycle road trips, vacationing and shopping. Kelly is also the loving owner of her two adopted cats, and her dogs Maverick 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.
After being a loyal customer of the clinic for years with her furry felines, Cindy joined the clinic in early 2020 as a customer service representative. She has a background in computer science and business and brings valuable work experience to the team. Cindy has also enjoyed volunteering at the humane society while working with various girl scout troops. In her spare-time she enjoys riding her bike, gardening, playing with her two pets Cleo and Chase and visiting her children.
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 patients, clients and staff, but also takes time to make sure all boarders and hospitalized patients are well cared for. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, reading, following Wisconsin football/baseball teams, and camping with his family.
Emilee, Kennel Assistant
Emilee has a love for pets that extends several years. She currently owns two dogs and a bunny, owns and shows cattle and has been a contributing member of Cloverleaf 4H for the past 9 years. Joining us through the Ozaukee County Youth Apprenticeship program, Emilee works in our kennel facility and enjoys playing with our patients. In addition, to her regular high school classes, she also is taking a veterinary science course in preparation for the future. In her spare time Emilee enjoys volleyball and writing.
Kaelyn, Kennel Assistant
Kaelyn would like to become a veterinarian in the future. To gain experience, she joined the clinic through the Ozaukee County Youth Apprenticeship program. While at the clinic, she takes care of boarders and has had the opportunity to observe surgeries. You may even see her shadowing one of the veterinarians in an exam room. In her spare time, she enjoys learning about veterinary medicine in addition to playing soccer and skiing.
Nina, Kennel Assistant
Since she was 3 Nina has aspired to become a veterinarian. Currently a high school student, she is pursuing that dream by working at the Cedarburg Veterinary Clinic, s.c. through the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship program. An advocate for animals, she has had dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, and recently got a puppy. While at the clinic, Nina cares for the patients boarding and is a part of the team keeping the clinic clean while gaining experience observing surgeries, appointments, lab work and general procedures. This experience will get her ready for college and veterinary school in the future!
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