In 1967, Dr. Norman Osgood, a local veterinarian, purchased property in Oak Creek, Wisconsin: a residence, two buildings capable of housing 20 dogs each, and adjacent land. He converted his garage into a two-room clinic for his veterinary medicine practice. In 1971, Dr. Osgood broke ground and constructed a new clinic on the adjacent lot on Ryan Road. He added an associate veterinarian and receptionist to his expanded practice and founded Brentwood Animal Hospital.
Today, we are located in the same building but have a new boarding facility within the clinic itself. Newly remodeled, the facility continues to expand and add new staff members. Two of our five veterinarians are Dr. Osgood’s twin sons, Doctors Brad and Brett Osgood!
Dr. Bradley Osgood, Owner
Dr. Bradley Osgood is a native of Oak Creek. He did his undergraduate and veterinary school studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated in 1997. Dr. Osgood feels blessed to have had the opportunity to work with his father and twin brother at Brentwood Animal Hospital. His professional interests include surgery, ophthalmology, and preventive medicine. Dr. Osgood has three children, Grace, Livvy, and Reese. He also has two feline rescues, Popeye and Rocky; a black lab named Mabel; and a Great Dane named Astro. Outside of work, Dr. Osgood enjoys time with his children and being outdoors, golfing, skiing, and hunting.
Dr. Brett Osgood, Owner
Born and raised in Oak Creek, Dr. Brett Osgood was educated at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in both undergraduate and veterinary school, graduating in 1999. Dr. Osgood and his Jennifer, who is also a veterinarian, have two boys (Jack and Luke), an English Mastiff (Tyler) and a cat (Dupa). Dr. Osgood is an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, and golfing.
Dr. Nancy Lindner, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Nancy Lindner has over 20 years of experience in practicing small animal medicine and surgery. She graduated with the charter class from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Currently, she is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Milwaukee Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Lindner holds the position of treasurer for the Milwaukee Veterinary Association. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery. She especially likes working with the digital radiography systems for medical, surgical, and dental cases. The new dental x-rays help her diagnose dental disease far better than before. Dr. Nancy decided by the time she was in grade school that she would become a veterinarian. Since then she has had many types of pets, including gerbils, mice, rabbits, cats, dogs, and horses. She enjoys spending free time with her family, long walks with the dogs, biking, and gardening.
Dr. Christie Bartow, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Christie Bartow started at Brentwood Animal Hospital in the summer of 2005 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin. She has special interests in client education, animal behavior, and challenging medical cases. Dr. Christie is married to her high-school sweetheart, and they have recently expanded their family with a son, Max, and a daughter named Sylvie. Their furry babies include a lab mix, Sydney, and two cats, Mani and Rosie. During her free time, she enjoys camping, going to the dog park, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Laura Jens
Dr. Laura Jens attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated from the veterinary school in 1999. She also attended the University of Tennessee to study canine rehabilitation. Dr. Laura practiced in southern Wisconsin and California before joining Brentwood Animal Hospital and Brentwood Animal Campus in 2015. Her other interests include clinical pathology, internal medicine, and dermatology. She is married to Bruce, who is also a veterinarian, and they have a Boston terrier, Mary. They enjoy traveling, gardening, and finding new wineries to explore.
Dr. Stephen Graham
Bio coming soon
Laura Konopski, General Manager
Laura Konopski joined our staff in 2004. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Parkside and has several years of experience as a veterinary technician. A true advocate for all animals, Laura also worked at the Wisconsin Humane Society and other no-kill shelters. For a couple of years, Laura also lived in Key West working with various seabirds, iguanas, and her favorite birds, vultures, at the Wildlife Rescue of the Florida Keys. She shares her home with her three cats (Bailey, Niko, and Cozie), three dogs (Choco, Mo Money, and Chow U), one miniature horse (Callie), a Quarter Pony (Jessie), and who can forget her one-legged duck Christie Quackers? On the weekend you’ll either find Laura with her animals, in the mall, or on her boat in Lake Michigan. She is a fisherman with a passion for fashion!
Angie Conatty, Hospital Manager
Angie Conatty is an Oak Creek native who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2004. She has been at Brentwood Animal Hospital for over 10 years. She started as a receptionist, moved to surgical assistant, and is now the hospital manager. She loves spending time with family and friends, and one of her favorite pastimes is spending the day at the zoo with her son, Aaron. Angie lives in Oak Creek with her familes, both human and furry.
Andrea Bourdeau, Office Manager
Andrea Bourdeau started her career at Brentwood Animal Hospital in 2001. She resides in Racine with her husband, Shawn, very girly daughter, Annabella, and truck-loving son, Dominic. Armstrong, her rambunctious orange tabby cat, is also part of the family. Andrea started as a kennel assistant, moved to reception and assisting doctors, and is now the office manager.
Lynn Lorbeske, Head Surgical Assistant
Lynn Lorbeske is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has been with Brentwood Animal Hospital since August 2000. As the lead surgical assistant, Lynn has learned more about veterinary care on the job than in all of the conferences and seminars she has attended. Lynn is a lover of nature and wildlife, is an accomplished artist, and loves to learn. She lives with her Westie, Chapin, and feline friend, Venkman.
Casey Krueger, Certified Veterinary Technician
Bio coming soon!
Tiffany Rosetto, Veterinary Assistant
Tiffany started at Brentwood in May of 2012. She is a native of Oak Creek and came from a family of four children. Tiffany is a triplet with a brother and sister. After graduating high school, she worked as a medical assistant at a foot and ankle clinic. She has always had a passion for animals and chose a new career path here at Brentwood. Tiffany finds her new job very interesting and rewarding, and she couldn’t be happier with her decision. She lives in Bay View with her Doberman pinscher, Lady, and her cat, Angus. In Tiffany’s free time, she loves to paint and enjoys spending time with family.
Erin Skroback, Surgical Assistant
Erin came to Brentwood in February 2013, after working for a nearby Animal Emergency Center. Erin has been a Veterinary Technician since 1997 and loves her job. She lives with her husband, Brad, and they have two young daughters, Emma and Brooke. Together they have a Golden Retriever, Charlie; a Miniature Dachshund, Frankie; and a cat, Monkey. Erin wishes she had more spare time!
Kara Polchert, Veterinary Assistant
Kara started at Brentwood in July of 2013. She recently moved to Wisconsin from Florida, where she lived for five years. She is originally from Indiana, where she grew up on a farm that was filled with horses, chickens, pigs, and even an emu. Love for animals comes naturally to her, and caring for them is her passion. In Kara’s free time, she loves spending time with her daughter and son, Riley and Austin; going on family outings; and playing with her Border Collie, Miss Fleck, and Toy Poodle, Harry.
Shanita Cooper, Veterinary Assistant
Shanita joined Brentwood in September 2015, after a move to Oak Creek from Indiana. She was born in Chicago, Il, and has three siblings, two older brothers and a fraternal twin sister. Out of them, she’s the one who grew up with the largest passion/love for animals. Her dream is to have a farm filled with cats, dogs, and horses. Before starting at Brentwood, she worked at the Humane Society Calumet Area in Indiana as an adoption counselor, behaviorist, and enrichment specialist. When not at work, she enjoys photography, spending time with her boyfriend, watching old Disney movies (Lion King, Little Mermaid, and The Aristocats), spending time with friends, and enjoying the outdoors.
Kim Hepp, Receptionist
Bio coming soon
Ginny West, Receptionist
Ginny joined the Brentwood family, as a receptionist, in 2005. Born and raised in New Jersey, she relocated to Wisconsin in 1990. After retiring in 2013, Ginny missed seeing clients and their pets and returned to Brentwood in December 2014. She lives in Oak Creek with her husband and a rescued terrier mix named Mia.
Donna Bergeron, Receptionist
There’s a “Yooper” in the house! Meet Donna Bergeron, from Ironwood, MI. She moved to Milwaukee after graduation to attend Prospect Hall, a secretarial school. She and her husband, Jim, have two children, Marc and Karen, and four grown grandchildren. Her sister, Pat, resides in Virginia. Her hobbies are flower gardening, playing the piano, and getting together with friends for a movie and dinner. It goes without saying that Donna has a real passion for Yorkies, having had three (all named Dickens) over the years. She joined Brentwood 13 years ago and has been loving it ever since. You can find her assisting at the front desk with check-ins, phones, and other clerical duties. So hurry on down, she can’t wait to make a chart with your name on it.
Drea Brown, Receptionist
Drea joined the Brentwood family in May, 2017. She acquired her Associates Degree of Arts and Science from UW Waukesha, then later attended UW-Milwaukee and MATC to continue her education. Due to her interest in Animal Behavior, Drea aspires to obtain a Masters in Zoology as well as a minor in Psych at UW-Madison. Drea has had a “mini zoo” her entire life, and doesn’t intend to stop now. She currently shares her home with two small Pomeranians with large personalities (Maximus and Gerald), three sassy lady cats (Catalina, Tauriel, and Near), two fire-bellied toads (Perunga and Shenron), and a chinchilla named Appa, and some other furry friends. Prior to Brentwood, she worked at a doggy day care and can’t imagine a career without animals.
Miranda Muna, Receptionist
Miranda started with us in June of 2017. Prior to Brentwood, she worked for local shelters including the Wisconsin Humane Society and MADACC, as well as a doggy daycare. Miranda graduated from Alverno College in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in philosophy. Caring and helping animals has been a passion of hers since she was a young child. Miranda has a 3 year old golden retriever named Remi. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, watching movies and being outdoors.
Julie Kangas, Receptionist
Julie lives in Caledonia with her husband of 25 years and their cat “Nash”. Together they have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, snowmobiling, fishing, and relaxing at their place in northern Wisconsin. She returned to Brentwood in September 2018 after a rather long hiatus, but is happy to be back!
Ellen Michalik, Groomer
Ellen has been with Brentwood Animal Hospital since 2000. In 1998, she received her state certificate from the Wisconsin School of Professional Pet Grooming. Her love for animals is as strong today as it was back then. She feels very fortunate to have many wonderful clients who have also become dear friends. Ellen considers the staff at Brentwood to be part of her family and feels very lucky to know each and every one of them. At home, Ellen lives with her two Bullmastiffs named Ruger and Lexus. She has three grown children, who are not as spoiled as her dogs are. Ellen truly believes that if you are looking for an animal hospital that will treat your pet like their own, you have found it.
Tom Brooks, Receptionist
Tom is one of Brentwood’s newest members starting in the summer of 2018. Raised in Columbus, Ohio, he has recently moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his partner of 7 years and newly adopted cat, “Misha”. Outside of work Tom enjoys running, traveling and exploring the new city he calls home.
Dr. Brad and the staff at Brentwood are outstanding! The staff always makes us feel welcome even when just picking something up. They are compassionate and caring. As for Dr. Brad, not only is he a great vet, but he is a wonderful person! He not only makes sure you understand the care your pet is getting, but he takes his time with your pet to make them feel comfortable!! Our family has been going here since the 70’s and every one of our dogs has always received the best possible care. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Brad and the staff at Brentwood and I have to family & friends!
Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM for boarding only