Meet The Team
As Ella grew up, she completed her chores that involved feeding and cleaning her pets. Ella showed love and care to their needs, making sure they were well taken care of. As a kennel assistant, Ella provides the same love and care for our animals as the rest of the staff!
Dr. Alyssa joined our team in 2023. She grew up in rural Altura, Minnesota, where she was privileged to run wild on her grandparents’ dairy farm.
She was active in 4-H where she showed her Shetland sheepdog, Cody, in obedience and agility at the county and state levels. The relationships she fostered with her dog, a multitude of cats, and her grandparents’ farm animals lead her to choosing a career in veterinary medicine to help others grow and maintain their bond with their pets.
She completed her undergraduate and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Alyssa is excited to join the Somerset team as an associate veterinarian.
She has special interests in preventative medicine, nutrition, surgery, and anything feline related! She hopes to be a trusted resource for clients and their pets.
She loves hearing the stories behind unique names and guessing what breeds pets are mixed with. In her free time, Dr. Alyssa enjoys hiking, true crime documentaries, bad reality TV, and reading. She hopes to travel to all the US national parks and visit amusement parks housing world-record holding roller coasters along the way.
She also loves playing video games and going to concerts. She lives with her 2 cats, Beckett and Flare, and her partner, who is an avid baseball fan and coach. She hopes to branch out into the daunting world of puppy ownership in the near future.
Customer Service Representative/Veterinary Technician Assistant
She has 11 years of customer service experience under her belt and does what she can to create a positive experience for our clients and their pets. She is looking forward to furthering her career in Veterinary Medicine and is currently enrolled in school to become a Certified Cat Trainer.
She is a Stillwater, MN native and currently resides in New Richmond, WI. She lives with her son, Rory, and daughter, Ruby. Her home is complete with her three dogs, Romeo, Bella, and Oliver aka Potato, as well as her crew of kitties. When she’s not working, Emily can be found playing video games, enjoying movies, bouncing around at concerts, or running around between her various pet sitting jobs.
Halle started working at Somerset Animal Hospital in the spring of 2019.
She is currently a student at Somerset High School and taking some animal science courses at UWRF. She is planning on going on to study veterinary medicine in college. She has a dog, Frankie, and a rabbit, Poppie. She lovee spending time with friends and family, and during the summer, her favorite place to be is at the lake.
Certified Dog Trainer, Staff Lead, and Customer Service Representative
Besides working at the clinic, Gretchen works at a local dairy farm caring for the calves and currently owns and operates her own training and boarding business, Raddatz Training Services. When she is not working or training dogs, she loves to be outside either on a hike with her dogs, horseback riding, jet skiing, or snowmobiling. Of course, she spends free time with her array of pets including 3 dogs, a horse, 3 koi fish and multiple indoor and outdoor cats. She also opens up her home to boarding and training clients as well as foster dogs needing a second chance and training.
She is currently part-time at our clinic, but we love every minute she is here.
When Alix isn’t helping animals in the clinic, she can be found spending time with her family, her two cats, crocheting, reading, or fishing on a boat in her free time.
Jenna grew up in the historic town of Stillwater, MN. She graduated from Century College with an associate degree in Liberal Arts in December 2020. In January of 2022, she joined the Penn Foster Vet Tech program and is working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT).
Jenna is currently a local resident in Somerset, WI. Jenna and her husband share their home with her dogs, Nina and Nash, and five cats, Roxas, Odin, Maui, Kaede, and Autumn. When she is not at work, Jenna can be found doing homework, swimming in her pool, hanging with her husband and pets,or gaming!
Jenna says her favorite part about working at Somerset Animal Hospital is being able to help animals and meet new people every day!
Marina grew up in Manitowoc, WI. In her freetime she likes to barrel race her two horses, bowfish and ride dirt bikes with her husband, kayak with her two labs, and snuggle with her daughter and four cats. She also plays on an adult softball team in the summer!
Certified Veterinary Technician
Amanda lives in Somerset with her husband, two kids, three cats and their dog, Buck. She loves doing anything outdoors, reading and catching up on shows/movies when she is not shuttling around kids to hockey, gymnastics, or Girl Scouts.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Sara currently resides in North Hudson and shares her home with her husband, three children, and four cats. When Sara is not working she enjoys being outdoors, crafting, camping, gaming, and generally relaxing.
She grew up in Stillwater, MN, where her family vet was Dr. Art Rutscher, founder of Somerset Animal Hospital. It was always her dream growing up to work in a Veterinary Clinic and help animals. She moved to Somerset, WI in 2012 with her son, Matthew. When she found out Somerset Animal Hospital was looking for a new Receptionist, she jumped at the opportunity to work with Dr. Art. She has always had a passion for animals of all shapes and sizes. She has been involved in animal rescues since 2008. She currently works with several different rescue groups, volunteering with transport, fostering, and donations.
Anna currently lives in New Richmond with her son, and boyfriend, Greg. They share their home with three dogs, three cats, a snake and the random rescue house guests.When Anna is not at the clinic or helping with her rescue, she can be found walking or hiking with her dogs, riding motorcycles down some country roads, or kayaking on our local lakes and rivers.
Like most in veterinary medicine, she loves animals, but Dr. Sonja’s inspiration came from when she took her first cat to the vet’s office. At the age of 7, she remembers how the veterinarian took time to answer all of her questions about Tootsie. Even though Tootsie didn’t make it through his illness, she will never forget the vet’s care and compassion for her and Tootsie. Dr. Sonja wanted to make a difference for others the way he had for her.
Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, gardening, and reading. She shares her time with her husband, Brent; dog, Booth; cats (Munchkin and Tristan); and lots of chickens.
Over the years of handling animals, Dr. Sadie has learned how each one is different, leading her to strive to make veterinary visits for her patients, especially felines, less stressful for them and their families. Discussing early detection of diseases while helping clients provide a good quality of life at home for the pet is important to Dr. Sadie. Also, being able to help our furry friends pass with dignity and respect when the time is right is also very important to her. Dr. Sadie loves being a doctor at Somerset Animal Hospital and educating clients while providing a safe and comfortable environment for pet owners to express their concerns and discuss difficult decisions. Of course, Dr. Sadie loves when clients show off the new tricks their pets have learned!
In her personal time, Dr. Sadie spends time with her 8 cats, 2 bearded dragons, ball python, mouse, and of course her spouse and 2 children. She enjoys gardening, although she is not as successful as caring for plants as she is animals, as well as playing video games and attending local renaissance festivals.
Dr. Katherine joined our team in July of 2020. She grew up in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree, Animal Science from the University of Minnesota. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinicals at the University of Minnesota in 2020.
Her areas of particular interest in veterinary medicine are surgery, dentistry, and preventative medicine.
She has two long-haired cats and one dog, a border collie named Salmiakki. In her free time, Katherine enjoys cross-stitching, crochet, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Art is a graduate of Stillwater High School. After high school, he attended the University of Minnesota where he completed his undergraduate degree and earned his DVM in 1987. In 1994, Dr. Art opened the At Home Animal Clinic in Stillwater, MN. He opened the Somerset Animal Hospital in 2008. Outside of work, He runs marathons and half-marathons, including 10 consecutive Reggae marathons in Jamaica. Dr. Art and his wife, Carol, have 7 children and 13 grandchildren! They also have 3 dogs and 4 cats to keep them company at home and in their cabin in Hayward.
Abby can be found in every part of the clinic. Whether it be at the front desk, assisting in appointments, monitoring during surgery, or taking on administrative tasks, she is constantly looking for ways to help improve our clinic.
Outside of the clinic, Abby enjoys spending time with her Labrador, Roxi and 10 feline fur-babies, or out and about spending time with her family and friends.