Meet the Team

Angie Oliver

Veterinary Assistant/Hospital Administrator

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Angie has been working in veterinary medicine since 1998. Her love of animals is obvious to clients and co-workers alike. A seasoned professional in our field, Angie has done it all. Starting as a kennel tech, then working her way up as a skilled technician, assisting DVM’s with the many aspects of general veterinary medicine, and since April 2021 adding the position of Hospital Administrator. Having worked in three different states, Angie now lives in Waukesha, Wi with her husband and two children, and their rescues, Archie and Geno.

James Smith

Veterinary Assistant

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​​​James joined the BDAH team in January of 2017. He has had a passion for animals since he was just a kid and aspires to someday attend Veterinary School. He enjoys working in the veterinary field, feeling “No day is ever the same.” When not working, James enjoys relaxing with his two lizards, Rueben and Syrus.

Leah Reyes

Veterinary Assistant

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Leah joined the Wright’s BDAH team in May of 2013. She has always wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl. She enjoys working with all kinds of animals, big and small, with feathers or fur, even scales! She has one dog named Emmi. She lives with her son James and her dog Emmi(pictured) in West Allis.

Bobbie Garthee

Receptionist

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Bobbie joined the Wright’s BDAH family is September 2015. She has always had a passion for animals and has been working with them for over 10 years. She received her diploma for Veterinary Assistance where she graduated with honors. Bobbie loves her two American Bulldogs named Ace and Bam Bam. She also has four cats (who really belongs to dogs) named Diva, Donnie, Fat Daddy and Lil Mama.

Marina Kristl

Veterinary Assistant

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As a child Marina always knew she wanted to work with, and help, animals of all different kinds! Over the years, she has rescued multiple animals – from cats and dogs, to reptiles and other small furry friends. Her passion really piqued once she started rescuing reptiles and exotics; she says, “I just became so fascinated with their health and behavior!” Now, she is studying to hopefully become a veterinarian in the future!
(pictured is her bearded dragon, Shock, one of her 15+ reptiles)

Grace Burch

Veterinary Assistant

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​​Grace joined the BDAH team in June of 2021. Even though she loves all animals, reptiles and exotics are near the top. While currently owning two lizards, a bearded dragon, and a blue tongue skink, she hopes to own a dog one day. Currently majoring in biology at Spelman College, she hopes to go to vet school one day. When at home, she stays with her parent and three sisters, the family bird, and her sister’s dog Mocha (pictured here).

Sheryl Wright

Receptionist

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​​Sheryl has always had a love for animals from an early childhood. She grew up with a collie, and during the past 27 years, she has had at least 6 Dobermans, 3 Yorkies, 1 Chinese Crested 1 Rottweiler mix, 2 Pit Bull mixes and two cats. At one time she owned 2 Dobermans, 1 Chinese Crested, 2 Pit Bulls and a Yorkie. Sheryl retired 3 years ago, and she has adapted to the veterinary world as a receptionist. We are blessed to have her work in the Wright clinic part time during her retirement.

Exalena Gause

Veterinary Assistant

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​​Exalena has always had a love for animals, and from a young age had a dream of pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. After she started here in November of 2022, as an extern she graduated from Milwaukee Career College with a diploma in Veterinary Assisting. She hopes to become a certified technician as she gains more experience in the field. When not working she likes hiking, trying new restaurants, and listening to true crime podcast.