Meet Your Veterinarian & Support Staff
Each member of our team has a common goal: deliver the best veterinary experience possible to you and your pet. We go the extra mile to accommodate your pet's every need - and with our level of flexibility, it's no problem at all! Learn more about our exceptional team and don't forget to set up an appointment soon to meet us all in person.
Dr. Schaele | Practice Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Schaele earned his DVM from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After graduation, he began his veterinary career as a large animal veterinarian. However, he soon realized that he wanted to be a practice owner. It has been an 11-year journey to get the experience he wanted in order to take the leap into a leadership role. In his current role, Dr. Schaele loves interacting with clients and being able to be a small part of their lives. It’s wonderful to see pets grow and age with their families. He also finds it gratifying to develop relationships with multiple generations of families! Dr. Schaele is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Association (WVRA), and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Dr. Schaele married a classmate of his from veterinary school who also now works as a veterinarian. Together, they have three kids, two Bernese Mountain dogs and a domestic shorthair cat. As a family, they enjoy anything outdoors as well as sporting events! In his spare time, Dr. Schaele enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, attending his kids’ sporting events, being outdoors, and cooking.
Tracey | Office Manager and Technician
Tracey is our office manager. She started in this industry officially in 2009 and found that she was very passionate about being an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. The relationships she builds with clients and their pets is unbelievably rewarding and she loves being able to watch the bond grow between a pet and their owner. She enjoys being a part of the fun journey of pet ownership! She considers herself so lucky to have found a job that she truly loves!
Tracey has a Beagle named Adrenalyn and a Rat Terrier named Squirt. She loves spending time with her dogs and catching up with friends when she is not at work!
Charles | Technician Assistant
Charles is one of our technician assistants and has a bachelor's degree in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While he never had pets growing up, the dogs he did spend time with made him love them forever. In his role, he deeply appreciates the front-row experience to the workings of an animal hospital.
In his spare time, Charles enjoys reading, watching Netflix, procrastinating and napping! While he doesn't have any pets now, he hopes to one day own a Labrador Retriever... and a Pomeranian, Toy Poodle, Labradoodle, American Eskimo dog, Golden Retriever... and the list goes on!
Jessica | Veterinary Assistant
Jessica is a technician assistant with us. She chose a career in the veterinary industry because there was never a time in her life when she wasn't surrounded by animals. She realized the unconditional love only an animal can provide is special and she wanted to be a part of helping keep animals healthy, safe, and happy. The most rewarding part of her position is being able to make a positive impact in the lives of clients and their pets by doing what is needed to keep pets healthy and happy. She also loves developing a bond with the pets that board at BGAH.
At home, Jessica has three dogs: a Chihuahua named Minnie; a Chihuahua mix named Chica; and a Rottweiler named Bella. When she is not at work, she enjoys going to the movies and the theater, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones. She absolutely loves any movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and has seen all of his work!
Matt | Veterinary Assistant
Matt is a Marine Corps veteran who is now working with us as a technician assistant. He is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at DePaul University, but already has some veterinary training in nutrition and infectious diseases. Matt loves working with animals and wants to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. The most rewarding part of his current position is being able to help sick animals.
At home, Matt has three dogs of his own named Lacey, a Huskie mix, Ted, a Rottweiler mix and Louka, a Carolina Dog. When he is not at work, he enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling.
Anna | Veterinary Assistant
Anna graduated from UW-Madison in May 2019 with a degree in neurobiology and psychology. She has been working in the veterinary industry for about 3-4 years. It is a very rewarding profession that puts a smile on her face every day! In her role, she really loves working with her co-workers, specifically J-momma.
At home, Anna has an English Labrador Retriever named Daisy Mae. In her spare time, Anna enjoys dancing, watching Netflix, and going on adventures with Daisy. A quote she loves and tries to live her life be is “Do one thing every day that scares you,” by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Erika | Client Service Representatives
Erika started pet sitting when she was in elementary school. From there, she gained a passion for working with animals and became an assistant dog groomer after she graduated high school. She has been in the animal hospital industry for less than a year, but she truly feels that her niche is to care for and help animals. She would eventually love to further her career and become an assistant or vet tech in the future. In her current role, she loves connecting with clients and meeting all their pets!
Erika is married to her husband, Mike, and they love spending time with their niece, Veronica, and nephew, Aidan. They also have a pet of their own, a Maine Coon cat named Spartacus. In her spare time, Erika enjoys watching Hulu and Netflix, singing to her favorite music, cat sitting, and traveling to her favorite place: Sister Bay, Wisconsin.
Sharon | Client Service Representative
Sharon is Fear Free certified and has DVM Elite Phone training. She has always loved helping animals and has had almost every type of pet you can think of! In her role, she loves educating clients and helping them understand what’s going on with their animals.
Sharon has several pets of her own including Seamus, a Border Collie mix; Roo, a Carolina dog; Darwin, an African spur-thighed tortoise; Red Beard, a bearded dragon; and Lizzie, a crested gecko. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with family. Her favorite movies are Donny Darko and True Romance.