Meet the Doctors
Dr. Jill Kusba
Dr. Linda Olson
Jill Kusba, DVM, MS, CCRT, CVA,

Dr. Jill graduated from the University of
Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine in
1977. She finished a residency and masters
of science in surgery, anesthesia and
radiology in 1981 and is board-eligible in
small animal surgery.

Dr. Jill has a special interest in orthopedics
and lamenesses. Her emphasis is on thorough
orthopedic exams and treating the cause of the
pain not just giving pain medications.

"I prefer to find and treat the cause of the
pain. I enjoy showing clients how to palpate
and treat their patient at home with
appropriate exercises and localized

Dr. Jill is certified in rehabilitation therapy by
the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and is
certified in Stem Cell Treatments.

She is certified in acupuncture, Tui-na, food
and herbal therapy from the Chi Institute for
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Jill is also certified in Spinal
Manipulation Therapy by Healing Oasis.

In 1984 Dr. Jill started Care Animal Clinic to
provide quality companion animal medicine,
surgery, dentistry and preventive medicine.

Dr. Jill has volunteered for numerous
organizations: Raptor Rehabilitation Center,
Elmbrook Humane Society, Orangutan
Foundation, Jane Goodall Institute, Crane
Foundation, MVMA spay-neuter program at
the State Fair, Literacy Council, Polar Bears
Alive, Delta Society for pet therapy, Barefoot
Beach Preserve and the Literacy Council.

She has served on the Milwaukee Veterinary
Medical Board and served as secretary-
treasurer as well as vice president and
president. Dr. Kusba was also an adjunct
professor in Physiology at the Medical
College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Kusba is a member of the AVMA,
WVMA, AAHA and Holistic Veterinary
Medicine Association, the International
Academy of Pain Management, and the
American Association of Traditional Chinese
Veterinary Medicine.

Linda Olson, DVM, MS

Dr. Linda Olson graduated from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of
Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She is a native
of Brookfield and is a graduate of Brookfield
East High School.

Dr. Linda starting off her veterinary career
here at Care Animal Clinic 14 years ago as a
veterinary assistant.

Since graduating from Veterinary School,
she has been in general small animal practice
and at the University finishing her Masters
of Science degree with an emphasis in

Dr. Linda’s special interests are in internal
medicine, ultrasound, and integrated
treatments of complementary/holistic

Dr. Olson is a member of the AVMA, WVMA
and AAHA.

Karen La Vetter, DVM

Dr. La Vetter has wanted to be a veterinarian
for as long as she can remember.

Since obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine degree from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary
Medicine, she has been a companion animal

While Dr. La Vetter enjoys all aspects of
small animal medicine and surgery, her
special interests are feline medicine and
diseases of geriatric cats.

Companion animal behavior is also a special
interest of Dr. La Vetter’s. ”Helping clients
understand and enjoy their animal friends
more is very gratifying to me.”

Dr. Karen has volunteered for the Cat
Network, a non-profit organization that
finds homes for homeless cats.

Dr. La Vetter is a member of the American
Association of Feline Practitioners, AVMA,
and the  Wisconsin VMA.

During her  free time, Dr. La Vetter enjoys
spending time with her cats and dog, as well
as showing her family’s Clydesdale horses.

Angela Patchett, DVM, CVSMT

Dr. Patchett’s special interests are in,
Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy
(often described as "veterinary chiropractic")
veterinary dentistry, geriatrics,
dermatology, and ultrasound.

She especially enjoys providing comfort care
for animals.

Her professional affiliations include
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association,
American Veterinary Medical Association,
College of Animal Chiropractors, and
the Milwaukee-Veterinary Medical
Association where she serves as a board

She is Certified in Veterinary Spinal
Manipulative Therapy, and holds a
Certification in Animal Chiropractic by the
College of Animal Chiropractors.

She has volunteered with the Wisconsin
Humane Society, Pet Pal Therapy Program,
and Veterinary Mission to Haiti to name a
few. She has participated in pet therapy,
agility, obedience, and showmanship for
companion animals.  
Linda Olson, DVM
Jill Kusba, DVM
Jill Kusba, DVM
Jill Kusba, DVM
Karen La Vetter, DVM
Dr. Karen La Vetter
Karen La Vetter, DVM
Jill Kusba, DVM
Linda Olson, DVM

Dr. Angela Patchett