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Meet the Lakeview Animal Clinic Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Lakeview Animal Clinic! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Anna Schwister

Dr. Anna Schwister

Veterinarian

Dr. Anna has been practicing veterinary medicine in Southeast Wisconsin since graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She specialized in the care and treatment of her true loves – dogs and cats. She started Lakeview Animal Clinic in 2012 and has become a staple in the Pewaukee community ever since. When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, she is off exploring the world. She loves to travel, go camping and ride her ATVs with her husband, Mike, and her two daughters, Ellie and Mollie. You have probably seen her Golden Retriever, Yogi, on our social media, as well as her two cat, Leo and Nemo. Most recently, Dr. Anna has become a proud UW Madison Badger mom for a second time!

Anna Schwister

Dr. Bridget Augustin

Veterinarian

Dr. Augustin is a Wisconsin native and a 2017 graduate from the school of veterinary medicine at UW-Madison. Prior to earning her doctorate degree, she graduated with a bachelor’s in zoology. After graduating from UW-Madison, Dr. Augustin moved to California where she started working as a general practice veterinarian. During her time in California, she developed strong interests in preventative care, dermatology, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, and pet behavior. After a few years in California, she decided to move back to Wisconsin and join the Lakeview Animal Clinic family. When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, she is spending time with her family, including her dog, Macaroni, and her black cat, Cat. Dr. Augustin enjoys coffee, drawing, painting and the Green Bay Packers.

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Dr. Carolyn Bernier

Veterinarian

Dr. Carolyn was born in Heidelberg, Germany and moved to Fond du Lac in the late 1960s. She studied Music at UW-Oshkosh before entering the U.S. Army in 1988, where she served as an Arabic translator during the Persian Gulf War. Upon completing her military service, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UW-Oshkosh. She was employed on several large dairy farms in the Fond du Lac area prior to attending Veterinary School at UW-Madison, where she graduated in 2004. She has since worked at various clinics in Wisconsin, gaining the experience that makes her a great veterinarian to your furry companions! Dr. Carolyn shares her home with her cats and enjoys following the Brewers, Packers, and of course the Badgers! She also enjoys classical music and working on her jigsaw puzzles. Her professional interests include feline medicine and behavior.

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Ericka

Practice Manager

Ericka has worked in veterinary medicine since 2015. Originally attending UW Oshkosh as a biology major, she ended up moving to Colorado and adjusting her career path to veterinary medicine. She started as an assistant at an emergency clinic in Denver and quickly advanced to a technician. After earning her AAS in Animal Technology and passing the national board exam, she became a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician). She worked in emergency medicine for 3 years before switching to general practice. Before moving back to Wisconsin with her family, she worked for a year as a veterinary cardiology technician at AESC in Parker, while earning her bachelors in Business Management from CSU. After moving back to Wisconsin, she started working as the practice manager at Lakeview Animal Clinic. Ericka and her husband, Ryan, share three kids, twin boys and a daughter. They also have two dogs, Jules and Pinkerton. While working as a CVT, her favorite areas included dentals/surgery, cardiology and emergency medicine.

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Paighton

Veterinary Assistant

Paighton has worked in the veterinary field since 2017 and has had a passion for helping animals since she was very little. After graduating from Milwaukee Career Collage as a veterinary assistant, she started working for an animal shelter as a medical team member. She worked in shelter medicine for 4 years before joining the Lakeview team in November of 2023. When Paighton is not at work, she is spending time with her three cats, Cinder, Ivory and Minnie. She also enjoys watching horror movies and hanging out with her friends.

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Samantha

Veterinary Assistant

Sam joined our Lakeview team in June 2022. She has been working in veterinary medicine since 2014 and comes to us with some great experience and knowledge. She is a 2017 graduate of the veterinary technician program at the Milwaukee Career College and has five cats and two dogs. In her free time, Sam loves to spend time outdoors with her husband, Aaron, and their mini zoo.

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Kristen

Veterinary Assistant

Kristen has known that she wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl. They always seemed to flock to her and her to them! She graduated from Rochester Community College in 2012 with an AAS in Applied Science – Veterinary Technology. She has been working as a veterinary technician since and feels lucky that she is able to go to a job she loves every day! Before Dr. Anna opened the clinic in 2012, Kristen and Dr. Anna worked together at another clinic, making it an easy decision to join the Lakeview team in 2015. When she is not loving on animals at work, she enjoys spending time with her golden retriever, Apollo, her husband, Ryan and son, Levi (who keeps them busy with hockey, soccer and football).

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Mackenzie

Veterinary Assistant

Mackenzie started her veterinary career in 2011 as a kennel assistant, drawn to the appeal of working with animals. Her love for the profession and veterinary medicine grew and with it, continued to learn and expand her skills on the job. She joined the Lakeview team in September, 2020. Outside of work she loves to explore different artistic outlets, such as drawing, painting, digital graphics, and more recently, ceramics. Most days you can find her hiking in the woods with her dogs, or at home trying out whatever new DIY or hobby she recently discovered. Mackenzie currently has three Siberian huskies, a cat, four rats and a loving husband, Paul.

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Chloe

Veterinary Assistant

Chloe is Lakeview’s newest addition and started with us in May 2023. She graduated from UW-Platteville in May, 2021 with a degree in animal science with a pre-veterinary emphasis. Her long-term goal is to become a veterinarian, something she has dreamed of being since she was a little girl. Being raised on a small farm around a variety of different species instilled her deep love and passion for veterinary medicine and caring for animals. When she is not working or caring for her animals, she loves being outdoors. Some of her hobbies include hunting, fishing, gardening and snowmobiling (to name a few).

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Shelly

Receptionist

Shelly joined the Lakeview team in September of 2020. Previously she had worked in veterinary medicine while her children were little and then went into medical imaging for humans. She ended up missing veterinary medicine and working with animals, so she decided to go back to what she loved. When she is not with her work family, she is spending time with her 3 daughters and their families. Her 4 grandkids also keep her busy! She enjoys hanging out by her pool, gardening, baking and crafting. You have probably seen her handy work around the clinic! She loves warm weather, the beach and if we are ever willing to let her go, she hopes to retire on the beaches of South Carolina.