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About Us

The Animal Clinic of Tomahawk was purchased by Dr. Julie and husband Chris Germano in February of 2012.  While under this new management, the clinic has added such things as a pet wellness program, new diagnostic machinery, and waiting room renovations.  We all look forward to continuing to serve Tomahawk and the surrounding communities for all their pet service needs!
Meet the Doctor and Staff!
Dr. Julie Germano, DVM
Dr. Germano grew up on a dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin.  After attending UW - River Falls studying pre-veterinary medicine, she moved to the Madison area to attend the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.  Following graduation in 2000, Dr. Julie moved back north to practice in Merrill, Wisconsin at a mixed animal practice.  After 10 years working in Merrill, she moved to the Tomahawk area and has been practicing at the current location ever since.  Dr. Julie and Chris have two sons, Zach and Connor, and a dog named Pebbles.
Dr. Neil Rechstiener, DVM
Julie Booth, Veterinary Technician
Julie grew up in Wausau and graduated from Wausau West High School.  After graduating from Minnesota School of Business in 2007 with her assiciates degree in veterinary technology, she began working in the area and came to work at Animal Clinic of Tomahawk in 2016.  She has two dogs, Lady and Cooper.
Kate Conley, Certified Veterinary Technician
After graduating Mukwonago High School, Kate moved to Colorado to earn her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and pursued a long career as a Emergency Critical Care Technician.  She married her husband Scott and has two children Grace and Jackson. Kate and her family moved back to Wisconsin in 2017 to be closer to family and have a small farm for her kids to enjoy. She has 2 dogs (Kaiser and Cheyenne), 3 cats (Snickers, Batman, and Robin), a tortoise (Shrek),  many chickens and 3 goats (Ava, Lucy, and Domino).

Lacey Kall, Certified Veterinary Assistant
After graduating from Tomahawk High School in 2005, Lacey moved to Eastern North Carolina to be with her husband who was serving in the United States Marine Corps. She attended Carteret Community College in Morehead City, North Carolina where she earned her certification in Veterinary Assisting. Lacey had five years experience working in a veterinary clinic prior to starting at Animal Clinic of Tomahawk in 2014. She has two dogs (Rhett and Dutch), as well as a cat named Rahlee.

Stephanie Kaplanek, Veterinary Technician

Stephanie earned her high school diploma from Tomahawk High School and worked for her family business until attending Globe University, earning her Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology, and coming to work for Animal Clinic of Tomahawk.  She has three cats (Cole, Jag, & Sweetie) and a son named Kayden.

Kallie Villeneuve, Veterinary Assistant
Kallie grew up in Wisconsin Rapides where she graduated from Lincoln High School in 2017.  She then attended the University of WI River Falls and earned a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 2020 before coming to work at the Animal Clinic of tom. She has a dog named Finn and 3 horses.