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. 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. Kirstyn Heino
Dr. Kirstyn Heino received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota. Practicing veterinary medicine has been a lifelong goal. When she was 13, she started volunteering at the WHS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center feeding baby birds. She then worked her way up to treatment room and ICU care. During college, she expanded her veterinary experience at the Milwaukee County Zoo where she helped with all aspects of care including the development of customized enrichment programs for marine mammals. She enjoys working with all species of companion animals. She is a member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and is a Level 2 Fear Free Certified Professional. She is especially excited to be joining the Brentwood team given her family is a third generation client of Brentwood and has fond memories of shadowing the vets from a young age.
When not working, she enjoys taking care of her family’s two shelter dogs, Daisy and Lilly. A recent addition to her family is a hamster, Hammie, who was adopted by Dr. Heino shortly after treating Hammie’s many health issues. She also enjoys cooking, swimming, watching movies and spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to meeting you at your next visit!
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!
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 Nook, Certified Veterinary Technician
Casey started at Brentwood Animal Hospital September of 2016. She is a graduate of the Madison Area Technical College vet tech probgram. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband, GSP, Remington, and Henry (Golden Retriever). Casey enjoys doing anything outdoors, whether its biking, photography, camping or anything in between.
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.
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.
Lexi Williams, Part-Time Groomer
Lexi has been an assistant groomer for 8 years now. She is very passionate about what she does and the animals she grooms. She is currently going to school to be a Veterinarian. She has been working at Brentwood for 3 years now and decided to move into the grooming position.
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-Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 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