Parkside Animal Care Center's Dedicated Team
Our team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.
Sarah Saari — Hospital Manager
Sarah has been a part of Parkside Animal Care Center since helping Dr. Dyal open our doors in August of 2009.
As Hospital Manager, Sarah handles the day-to-day operations of Parkside Animal Care Center. Sarah lives in DePere with her husband, son, and their 3 dogs: Grady, a yellow lab, Penny, a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix, and Fergie, a Pomeranian.
Molly Newcomb, CVT — Veterinary Technician
Molly is a 2009 graduate from the veterinary technician program at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac. She also attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for a year and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), where she completed general education credits. She has been with Parkside Animal Care Center since it first opened in 2009.
Originally from Medford, she currently resides in Green Bay with her husband, Chris, and her "kids" – Olive, a Bengal cat, Dexter, a black domestic shorthair (DSH), and Scully and Bruce Wayne, both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Scully and Bruce Wayne are both offspring from Dr. Dyal's Cavaliers.
Amber WIlliams, CVT — Veterinary Technician
Amber started at Parkside Animal Care Center in 2012 after graduating with Honors from Globe University-Green Bay for Veterinary Technology. She has been a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) since 2013. Her veterinary interests include dentistry, laboratory procedures, working with non-profit animal rescues (especially Green Bay Animal Rescue), and feline health education.
Kellie Raether, CVT — Veterinary Technician
Kellie joined the Parkside Animal Care Center staff in January 2016. She attended Globe University-Green Bay and graduated in winter of 2012 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Kellie has been a certified veterinary technician (CVT) since spring of 2013 and brings three plus years of experience to the team. Her veterinary interests include radiology, dentistry, laboratory, and helping clients provide the best care possible for their pets.
Kellie is a Shawano native, but currently lives in Allouez with her boyfriend, Ryan, her two standard poodles, Prince and Hodor, and two cats, Al and Jay-Jay. When not at work, she enjoys spending time outdoors, especially in her garden, spending time with family and friends, and playing piano.
Leah Chastain, CVT — Veterinary Technician
Leah join the Parkside Animal Care Center staff in January of 2017. She graduated from Stautzenberger College in Maumee, Ohio in 2011 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Leah has been a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) since 2011 and brings five plus years of experience to the team. Her veterinary interests include, Phlebotomy, lab work, and surgery.
Natalia Gjesdahl, CVT — Veterinary Technician
Natalia is a 2013 graduate from the veterinary technology program at Globe University. She completed an internship at Parkside Animal Care Center in December 2013 and was hired as a receptionist in April, shortly after receiving her certification. In addition to customer care, she performs technician work when needed. Natalia was born and raised in Green Bay, where she still resides.
Natalia has a rabbit (mini rex) named Monster and a dog named Kenga. She enjoys reading about science and history, spending time outdoors, and interacting with animals. One of her favorite parts of being a veterinary technician is performing laboratory procedures.
Amber Rinehard-Lotter — Client Care Specialist
Amber joined the Parkside Animal Care Center staff in November 2015. She was absolutely thrilled when the opportunity arose to join the team as a client care specialist as she was already very familiar with the hospital and staff. Amber has been a client for years and fosters dogs through Green Bay Animal Rescue. She hopes to one day run her own senior dog sanctuary.
Amber resides in Green Bay with her husband, Adam, her son, Jager, and her three rescue pups, June (a Bichon), Holly (a Beagle) and Gidget (a Maltese).
Jaimie Stein — Client Care Specialist
Jaimie is a client care specialist at Parkside Animal Care Center.
Katie Polczinski — Pet Groomer
Katie is a certified professional dog stylist at Parkside Animal Care Center. She graduated from Golden Paws Grooming Academy in September 2009, where she learned to groom all breeds of dogs and cats. While in 4-H, Katie also gained experience grooming rabbits, as she owned and showed an angora rabbit and other breeds, too. She feels the best part of her job is communicating with pet-parents to style their pet to what they want.
In addition to being a certified groomer, Katie is also a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. While attending college, Katie did an internship at Walt Disney World, where she met many friends that live all over the country and world. She was a seasonal cast member until 2009 and loves catching up with her friends by phone or traveling for a visit.
Chantel Birr — Pet Groomer
Chantel joined the Parkside Animal Care Center team in March 2015. She resides in Green Bay with her fiancé Chad and their two pets – Maxwell, a Chihuahua, and Dory their cat. Chantel enjoys outdoor activities, playing with her pets, and spending time with family.
She is super excited to be a part of the Parkside Animal Care Center team and happy to work around animals. Chantel looks forward to going to work each day because she loves it!