Dr. Robert Crowley

Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Crowley was born and raised in Milwaukee.  He lived in Madison for several years, earning his undergraduate degree in zoology at UW-Madison.  He received his Doctor of Veterinary  Medicine degree in 2002 from UW-Madison School of Veterinary  Medicine.  He moved back to Milwaukee and joined the team at Community Veterinary Clinic in 2004, focusing on the health and well-being of dogs and cats.  Dr. Crowley resides in the Bay View area with his wife, Sarah, and daughters, Lola and Harper.  They have a large furry family consisting of Burnheart, a purebred rescue Weimaraner, Che, the rescue mutt, Rizzo, the barn cat, and Ponyboy, the cat born in a garage on the mean streets of Chicago.

Dr. Crowley holds memberships in the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association.  He attends continuing education meetings bringing back the most current information on emerging diseases and therapies for existing and new medical problems that affect cats and dogs.

Dr. Crowley’s non-professional interests include running, biking (often to work), downhill skiing, Ultimate Frisbee and is active in supporting both Fernwood Montessori School and Bay View High School.

Dr. Heidi Meier

Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Meier received the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1998.   Iowa State University also granted her B.S. degree in Animal Science in 1994.  Dr. Meier has completed three years of post-doctoral training at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine:  a small animal medicine and surgery internship (1998-1999), a radiology internship (1999-2000), and a one year of a three year radiology residency (2000-2001)  Dr. Meier likes to incorporate “holistic medicine” into her treatments for a more integrated medicine approach.

Dr. Meier maintains professional memberships in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA).  She currently holds a license to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Wisconsin.

Dr. Meier enjoys birdwatching, knitting, quilting, and reading.  She has a geriatric cat named“Chico”and a Chihuahua named “Add A Pearl”.  Dr. Meier has also volunteers at the Urban Ecology Center and makes children’s blankets for Project Linus.

Dr. Emilie Steinke

Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Steinke is a 2016 Ross University graduate. She spent her clinical year at the University of Minnesota. Her interests include primary care and preventative medicine, including dentistry. She and her husband just welcomed their first child in February of this year and share their home with two dogs – a golden retriever mix and a shepherd mix, as well as four cantankerous cats. She is excited to be a part of the CVC family and help take care of your furry family members.


Client Care Specialist

As practice manager, Amy has many jobs in the practice.  Amy maintains the training for the reception area and is the HR person for that department.  She is a records specialist, making sure information about patients generated at emergency clinics is updated in CVC’s Pet Medical Record Database.  Amy proofs records to enure the accuracy of the Pet Medical Record Database.  She keeps track of inventory and orders of supplies, medications, and special diets dealing with multiple vendors.  Amy loves to interact with clients and you will hear her voice often when you call Community Veterinary Clinic.


Client Care Specialist

Karrie is, by education, a human surgical technician.  She joined Community Veterinary Clinic in 2012.  She enjoys the reception area working with the clients.  She is amazed how much fun pet owners are when working with their pets.  She hears about the little quirks and behaviors that owners share about their pets, and that makes her day as well as a few good stories to share.

When Karrie is not at work, she is traveling around the volleyball courts of Wisconsin.  Karrie’s daughter is a great talent and competitor in the sport.  Her pet Labrador recently tore his cruciate ligament requiring surgical repair, so she knows first hand what clients face when recovering a pet from major surgery.


Clinic Assistant

Alexis has worked at Community Veterinary Clinic since 2019. Prior to that, she worked at several different clinics as a Certified Veterinary Assistant after gaining certification from a program in Illinois. Aspiring to one day become a Veterinarian herself, she is still pursuing a higher education. At our clinic, you can find Alexis scheduling appointments and helping out doctors in the back. From a very young age she has had a love of animals small and large, furry, fishy, or scaled. When she’s not at work, Alexis is hanging out with her tortoise, Zippy, and her array of succulents and plants. Reading, writing, listening to podcasts and gardening take up a good amount of the time she spends outside of the clinic. The rest is spent watching Disney movies and bathing Zippy, who loves nothing more than getting messy with sweet potatoes.


Head Veterinary Technician

Angie graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a BS in Wildlife Ecology. She has been working for CVC since 2000, and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2003.

Angie is a sports fanatic and follows the Packers, Badgers and Brewers with extreme enthusiasm. If you come to the clinic on a Badger game day, rest assured that Angie will be wearing her Badger scrubs with pride.

Currently, Angie doesn’t own any pets. She saves all of her pampering for her sister’s chihuahua, Ivy, and the for the cats and dogs that she sees at CVC.


Certified Veterinary Technician

Desi has worked in the animal field since she was 13 years old. She got her start by helping her step-mom run two thriving doggy daycare businesses in the Milwaukee area, and since then, she has worked in several clinics as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Desi received her veterinary technician certification in 2016 after graduating from the vet tech program at Milwaukee Career College. She loves spending time with family, the outdoors, reading and listening to music. She is better known as “the chihuahua whisperer” by her coworkers, and has a chihuahua mix of her own, Merit, and a cat named Milo.


Veterinary Assistant

Alex is new to Milwaukee and to the veterinary world. After serving as a Marine, followed by many years in the auto industry, he decided to make a switch to finally work with animals, which he has always loved. While not at work, Alex spends most of his free time volunteering at the Riverwest Co-op. He currently has seven pets – four cats, two rabbits, and a pit bull.


Veterinary Assistant

Shannon has been an animal lover since she was little, so working at a vet clinic has always been her dream job. She started as a Veterinary Assistant in 2015, and received her Veterinary Assistant degree from Milwaukee Career College in 2016. Her goal is to become a Certified Veterinary Technician someday. At home, Shannon has three cats, a senior dog, and a bearded dragon. She volunteered at Second Hand Purrs as a child, as her other passion is rescue. One day, she hopes to have an animal shelter of her own.


Veterinary Assistant

Reva has loved animals for as long as she can remember. Her father would find injured animals in the woods when she was a little girl, and they would nurse them back to health together. Since then, Reva knew she wanted to spend her life helping them. She has worked in veterinary medicine since she was 14, with a 6 year period where she milked cows (which she loved!). Reva spends her free time reading, watching her favorite shows, and cuddling with her Chinese Crested, Monty.


Clinic Assistant

Ashley has a B.S. in Zoology from Portland State University and has travelled extensively for work from Washington DC to The Galapagos Islands.  New to Milwaukee, Ashley has moved here to follow her dream of working further with animals after working in the customer service industry for 10 years. She is happy to help out in the clinic wherever needed and loves to interact with patient and clients alike. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and two dogs Franny and Greta.


Clinic Administrator

In addition to her other career as a Personal Stylist, Sarah loves helping out her family’s business as CVC’s Clinic Administrator. She is an active member of the Bay View community, having lived in the neighborhood for over 17 years with her husband, Dr. Crowley, and their family. When not wearing one of her many hats, she enjoys wearing one of her many hats. And boots. And jeans.


The Clinic Pearl

Pearl is from a small puppy farm in Hartland, WI and has grown up in Milwaukee. She lives with an old cat, and tolerates his presence. She loves playing football. Her favorite treats are Fresh Is Best duck hearts and Primal dried nuggets. However, Pearl always manages to sample whatever anyone is eating, even her cat’s food or Karrie’s Cheez-Its. Thus, her plump figure! She enjoys going to work and sitting with her girlfriends during the day in a cushioned, covered bed. She even has handmade blankets from clients who love to keep her warm. She answers peemail and pisstent messages, and will occasionally run labwork. She always knows when it’s quitting time and gets excited to go home with Dr. Meier. Pearl loves her daily routine and all of her friends at Community Veterinary Clinic!