The Veterinarian's Oath:
Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the
relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and advancement of medical knowledge.
I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity and keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.
Small Animal Hospital Staff - Doctors
Dr. Nancy Vogel - Managing DVM
Dr. Vogel grew up in Wauwatosa, and attended college in Olympia, WA and River Falls, WI. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Prior to joining the staff at Small Animal Hospital she worked in Oak Park, IL and Thiensville, WI. She has been practicing at Small Animal Hospital since 2001 and sees dogs and cats. She lives in Grafton with her husband and son. In addition to her family, she also has a cat named Rosie and several chickens. In her spare time Dr. Vogel enjoys gardening, reading, and cooking.
Dr. Diane Bennetts
Dr. Lora Marheine
Dr. Lora Marheine fulfilled her childhood dream to care for animals when she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 1979. After graduation, she provided care for farm animals, horses, dogs, and cats in central Wisconsin and Chicago, before joining the staff of the Small Animal Hospital in 1983.
Dr Marheine and her husband have three adult children. They currently share their home with a Bailey, a lovable labradoodle, who they adopted when she was 2 years old. In her spare time, Dr. Marheine enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and training and exercising the dog. Favorite books include Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, and anything by James Herriot, the author of All Creatures Great and Small.
Dr. Marit Gorr received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from UW Madison in 1984 and practiced as a Registered Dietitian in industry as well as in a clinical hospital setting. In 1998, Dr. Gorr returned to UW Madison to complete her Doctorate Degree in Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced veterinary medicine in the Milwaukee Metro area for over 20 years. She has provided care for dogs, cats and small pocket pets. She is pleased to be joining the Small Animal Hospital and looks forward to serving you and your pets.
Dr. Gorr shares a home with her husband and two children. The family also includes two Shetland Sheepdogs, Kipper and Findley. Additionally, she has a very special cat named Lady Jane that she rescued. For fun, Dr. Gorr enjoys tending her seasonal vegetable garden as well as her perennial flower beds. She also enjoys baking, biking, kayaking, and snow shoeing.
Dr. Elise Wabiszewski received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018, and her Bachelor of Science, Biology from the University of Central Florida. She completed a one-year small animal rotating specialty internship at the Nashville Veterinary Specialists and Animal Emergency Hospital. During her time there she rotated between specialties including: internal medicine, oncology, neurology, surgery, cardiology, emergency critical care, emergency, dentistry, ophthalmology, and dermatology. Of all the specialties, Dr. Wabiszewski prides herself on preventative medicine, surgery, and dentistry. After practicing veterinary care in nine different cities throughout the United States, she is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Milwaukee and looks forward to serving you and your pets.
In addition to walks, runs, and play time with Piper, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dr. Wabiszewski enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, scuba diving, and traveling.
Dr. Amanda Tucker graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master’s in Public Health. She has worked in small animal medicine in northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin since graduation, and enjoys providing care for dogs, cats, chickens, and small mammals. Dr. Tucker has also pursued additional training in endoscopy. When not at work, Dr. Tucker enjoys walking her dog named Pete, camping, swimming, biking, and running.