Meet us


Sue Howell, DVM, Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT), Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA)

 I want my patients to live optimal lives - to have the best opportunity to heal and to stay well. That’s why, after 20 years in veterinary medicine, I believe in nutrition and wholistic care. It’s profoundly rewarding to see animals get excited about their food and to watch how their health changes when we find and address nutritional deficiencies. It's gratifying to watch a pet move and eat better following acupuncture treatments. These services are invaluable tools in my veterinary practice and I am blessed to be able to provide them as part of a supportive care plan for your pets.

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Kate Bittner, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) and Care Specialist

Kate graduated from Madison Area Technical College 12 years ago with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.  She brings with her many years of experience in emergency veterinary medicine and a focus on wholistic medicine. Her goal at Thrive is to help our patients overcome challenges, and assist them in reaching their full potential through natural methods and body balance. 

When she isn't working, Kate loves to spend her free time with her family, which includes four cats, two dogs, ad raccoon and 3 turtles.  She also enjoys mountain biking, hiking, gardening, and spending time in nature.


Robin Sadler, Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapist (VSMT)


Dr. Robin earned her Bachelor’s Degree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009, and her Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine degree from National University of Health Sciences in 2013. 

Upon graduation, Robin moved to the Milwaukee area where she began treating “people patients.” Although she loved her career, she had always wanted to work with animals. She decided to complete post-graduate training to combine two things that she loved- chiropractic and animals! 

Dr. Robin attended the Healing Oasis Wellness Center 226+ hour post graduate program for veterinary spinal manipulative therapy (animal chiropractic) and opened Companion Animal Chiropractic in 2018. She sees animal patients at multiple treatment locations in the greater Milwaukee area. Outside of work, Robin loves hiking, camping, traveling, and hanging out with her beagle, Harriet.