Dr. Mary R. Frautschy, D.V.M.
Dr. Mary (also known as "Missy") grew up in Kansas City. In 1978 she graduated from Kansas City State University, along with Dr. Mark, and has been practicing at Layton Animal Hospital since graduation. She enjoys practicing small animal medicine in a family oriented friendly practice. She and Dr. Mark have 4 children- Dennis, Steven, Eileen, and Elizabeth plus many pets to keep their house busy - 2 dogs, 1 cat, birds and others! She is active in church and school activities and enjoys family activities including traveling, camping, gardening and sporting events.
Dr. Mark S. Frautschy, D.V.M
Dr. Mark is originally from Burlington Wisconsin. He received a Bachelor of Science in 1974 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1978 from Kansas City State University. Aside from what Dr. Missy has already said....He also enjoys bowling, fishing and attending sports events!
Dr. Jeff Johnson, D.V.M.
Dr. Jeff is a 1985 graduate from Kansas State Veterinary School. He has been in small animal private practice for over 30 years and find the diagnostics, medical, surgical and preventative care aspects of practicing veterinary medicine to be challenging and very rewarding still. Especially as medicine and surgical techniques and our understanding have expanded over those 30 plus years. When not at Layton Animal Hospital, Dr. Jeff is enjoying his wife and family (3 children and 3 grandchildren), pets, as well as the many outdoor activities (biking, hiking, fishing, etc...) that Wisconsin can provide. Traveling and photography are two other big interests.
Laura Liebner, C.V.T - Technician
Laura began working at Layton Animal Hospital in July of 1983 and passed the State Board exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in August of 1991. She owns German Shepherds and 6 parrots! She loves to travel to Florida with her husband, son and daughter-in-law.
Nicole Prostek, C.V.T - Technician
Nicole began working at Layton Animal Hospital in the Spring of 2007.
She graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor's degree in Biology in 2010, as well as, from Purdue's Veterinary Technician Program in 2016.
When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, Joshua, and son camping, renovating their home, and anything Disney. Her furry children include 4 dogs (2 beagles, a chocolate lab, and a boxer) and 2 guinea pigs.
Shishona Williams, Assistant
Shishona began working at Layton Animal Hospital in August of 2016. She graduated from Milwaukee Career College in 2015. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her amazing son and her fiance.
Rhonda Waterstraat - Assistant
Rhonda has been with Layton Animal Hospital since 1992. When not at work greeting clients and patients in the exam rooms, she enjoys spending time with her husband and pets (2 dogs & 1 cat). Some other passions include scrap booking, gardening and painting.
Melissa Wiencek - Office Manager
Melissa joined the Layton Animal Hospital family in August of 2010. She began as a receptionist and later became the Office Manager bringing over 12 years of managerial and business experience to our hospital.
While her experience is mainly in finance, she was a previously a member of the Layton Animal Hospital family as she volunteered here for more than 3 years as a teen. She is also a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Manager Association.
Melissa lives in Milwaukee with her husband Nick and their daughter Jordyn. Her husband has built several show cars in the area of which they own five. As a family, they love attending many of the local car shows. In the process, their daughter is becoming quite the automotive apprentice and she is a very active teen that keeps them running!
They have 3 furry members of their family. Sadie is a sweet and very well behaved border collie mix that they adopted from the Wisconsin Humane Society. They also have 2 Ragdoll cats; Sebrina and Skids. They are extremely friendly, beautiful cats who amuse them with their antics on a daily basis. Their pets bring them laughter, worry, love and plenty of fun stories to share.
Seeing all of our valued clients and their special pets every day gives Melissa great satisfaction. Certainly, working with the doctors and staff of Layton Animal Hospital in such a family environment is an added bonus!
Laurie Lewis - Receptionist
Laurie began working at Layton Animal Hospital in February of 1981 (YES, There was colored television!) She is a receptionist, who owns 2 dogs.
Most of her free time is spent with her 4 grandchildren.
Cheri Saylor - Receptionist
Cheri has been married to Keith for over 30 years! She has 2 boys - Shawn and Ryan. Also a daughter-in law named Lindsey who is married to Shawn. They gave her two beautiful grand-babies Brooklyn and Mason. She enjoys being able babysit them once a week.
Since she lives mere blocks from the lakefront, she and her husband love walking her 3 dogs (Kramer, Maddie, and Jaxson) while enjoying a gorgeous view. Kramer is a chicken without feathers in a Sheltie suit; Maddie is a sweet, independent Pomeranian; Jaxson is a snuggle-bug, stinker King Charles Spaniel.
Cheri began working at Layton Animal Hospital in June of 2010. Cheri enjoys answering the phones and greeting our clients! Mingling with clients and meeting their fur-babies is also great fun but her favorite part of any given day is hugging new puppies!
Rita Switalski - Receptionist/Data Entry
Rita joined the Layton Animal Hospital family in June of 2015. She enjoys our clinic's warm and friendly environment and is happy to greet our clients both on the phone and in person, with a smile.
Rita lives in Milwaukee with her husband Michael and four children; Aidan, Isabella, Nadia and Lilliana. Aidan, Isabella and Nadia are triplets! Aidan is a curious and sweet young man with a big heart.
Isabella is an accomplished runner and loves to dance. Nadia is a very dedicated swimmer. Lilliana is talented young dancer. Rita and Michael could not be prouder of their children!
They have one dog, Ginger. Ginger is a sweet and protective coonhound. She enjoys jogging with Rita and Isabella and watching the neighbors walking past her house. The family would love to add another dog to their home however Ginger isn't so sure yet. She wants to keep them all to herself! Rita has always been an avid dog lover but our clinic cat Bobo won her over with his charms. She looks forward to seeing him here, even when he demands pets while she's trying to work!
Kaitlynn Large - Receptionist/Social Media/Data Entry
Kaitlynn is our newest member of the Layton Animal Hospital family. She is very excited about starting her career here at our clinic and can't wait to get to know all of our clients and patients! She has a special love for dogs...and cats...well how can you decide...they're all so lovable!!
Kaitlynn has four fur babies: Kizmo, an energetic, spunky border collie/corgi mix; Simba, an adventurous kitten; two (always hungry) guinea pigs named Kitty, and Carly.
Margarita Munoz Flores - Receptionist (Bilingual - English/Spanish)
Maggie joined the Layton Animal Hospital family in 2016.
Maggie has a funny, sweet and sassy little cocker spaniel mix named Nacho. She likes to walk him when she isn't on the go or studying. She is currently a student at Cardinal Stritch University focusing on Spanish/Philosophy. She is setting her sites on working towards being a Veterinary Technician or possibly even a Veterinarian!
Julie Madden - Data Entry
Julie has been working part time at Layton Animal Hospital since May of 2000. She began as a receptionist but now is focusing on data entry and quality control. When she's not at work her free time is spent enjoying concerts, sporting events, travel and trivia! She currently has no pets but loves interacting with our clinic cat Bobo and visiting with our client's pets.
Lori Ditello - Kennel Staff
Lori has been our main kennel attendant since January 2007. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband Chuck. She has 1 dog, Davidson and 1 cat Tigger. She looks forward to the weekend when she can care for and play with all of our furry visitors!