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(608) 348-9581

Melissa Unzicker started her career in the veterinary medical field in 1995 after four years of working at a pet store.  She worked her way from flea dips to surgical assisting!  She moved to Maryland after she married and dug her heels in at Festival Vet where she continued to expand her knowledge by attending any and all continuing education classes available to her.

She taught the veterinary assistant program for 5 years where she discovered that she had a knack for spreading her love of veterinary medicine.  Her interests include animal nutrition and behavior.

Melissa co-habitates with her husband, Tony, and 14 year old daughter, Courtney, two chihuahuas, a rottweiler and a cat.  They moved from the East Coast to be closer to her husband's family.

Client Service Representative

Maggie Virnich

Becky Schwab joined our team in May 2012.  Before coming to Family Pet Hospital  she worked as a veterinary technician and has over 8 years of veterinary technician experience.  She has a Golden Retriever, Harvey, and a cat, Oliver.  With their farming backgrounds, Becky and her husband Jerry have always enjoyed animals.  

Carolin joined our team in September of 2014. She is currently a student at UW-Platteville studying Biology/Animal Science. When she graduates, she plans to go to vet school at UW-Madison. Before moving to Platteville she gained a year of experience working at a veterinary hospital back home in the Kenosha/Racine area. At home she has a Newfoundland, Milo.  In her free time she enjoys boating, jetskiing, and camping.​

Betty Chapin, CVY

Veterinary Assistants

Family Pet Hospital Veterinary Clinic Platteville WI

Shannon Drexler

Betty Chapin, CVT

Carolin Becker

Becky Schwab, CVT

Ria Arndt is our head Client Services Representative and it is often she who you are talking to on the phone or greeting you when you come in the door!

Ria joined the Family Pet Hospital team in September 2012. She previously worked for an animal hospital in Lakeville, MN for approximately 5 years before moving back “home”. She grew up in the Montfort area and currently resides in Dodgeville with her husband and young daughter. She is owned by Bowser, the Boston Terrier, and Zackary and Ted, her two Cornish Rex cats.

Maggie is originally from West Bend, WI and is a Pre-Veterinary student at UW-Platteville. Maggie joined our team in May 2015 and has previous expereince working with veterinarians around her home town.  In her spare time Maggie plays on the UW-Platteville Women's Rugby Team!

Betty grew up on a dairy and beef farm in southwest Wisconsin. Her love for animals began at a very young age. Growing up with two older brothers, she had a variety of pets, ranging from lizards, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, cats, and hermit crabs. The list is endless.

Time went on and she continued to have a passion for helping animals and people at the same time. Having those two passions in mind, she decided to become a Certified Veterinary Technician and graduated in June of 2012. 
In her free time, she absolutely love to spend time with her two Arabian cross mares, enjoys going for hikes and walks with her three dogs; a dachshund mix named Chocolate, a hound mix named Chip, and a corgi mix named Mocha. She also has a Bearded Dragon named Spyro. 

Family Pet Hospital is proud of our staff and all the hard work they put into caring for your pet.  Not only are they compassionate and caring but they keep the hospital running smoothly on a daily basis! You can get to know a little more about each member of our team below.

Family Pet Hospital Veterinary Clinic Platteville WI
Family Pet Hospital Veterinary Clinic Platteville WI

Katie Greiber joined the Family Pet Hospital team in the fall of 2014.  She is a student at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville where she is studying Animal Science with a Pre-veterinary Medicine emphasis.  Growing up in the country she developed a passion for both small and large animals.  At home she has two dogs and a cat.  In her free time she likes to be outdoors and being with her friends and family.

Family Pet Hospital Veterinary Clinic Platteville WI

Danielle Hegemann

Family Pet Hospital Veterinary Clinic Platteville WI
Family Pet Hospital Veterinary Clinic Platteville WI

Veterinary Technicians

Katie Greiber

Family Pet Hospital Veterinary Clinic Platteville WI

Melissa Unzicker

Betty Chapin, 

Family Pet Hospital Voted Best Veterinary Clinic in Platteville WI

Danielle joined our team in May of 2015. She is currently a student at UW-Platteville. When she graduates, she plans to go to vet school at UW-Madison. 

Meet Our Staff

Shannon Drexler joined the Family Pet Hospital team in the spring of 2016. She is a student at UW- Platteville where she is studying Biology with a Chemistry minor. She loves hiking with her pup Scout in her free time, and is aspiring to attend UW-Madison veterinary school upon graduation.

Ria Arndt

Family Pet Hospital Veterinary Clinic Platteville WI