Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic:

Our Vision Statement: Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic will be known for excellence in outstanding client service and compassionate patient care.

Our Mission Statement: Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic is a hospital where veterinarians and staff members join together to promote the health and well-being of our patients.  We strive for honest, open, and respectful communications between doctors, staff, and clients in order to insure the best possible patient care and service.

About the Team:  The team of Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic is what sets us apart from other  veterinary clinics and hospitals in the area. Because we absolutely love what we do, most of our staff have been with Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic  for many years. 

Those of us who are newer plan to stay for many years to come.  This means that we are able to work together as a team to provide you with more consistent, cohesive treatment and service.

  • Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic
  • 2845 County Road JJ
  • Neenah,WI 54956
  • Phone: (920) 727-1570
  • Fax: (920) 727-1579
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • *Thurs closed 12:00-2:00pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Randy Van Maanen, DVM


    Dr. Randy was born the sixth of seven children on an Iowa pig, cattle, and horse farm, and is married to Dr. Sue Van Maanen. Having a love for all the animals on the farm lead to an obvious career in veterinary medicine. He earned his  undergraduate degree from a small Christian college in northwest Iowa.

    After graduation Randy practiced in Cedar Falls Iowa for 2 years before moving to practice in Oshkosh, WI.  Dr Randy and Dr Sue began the small animal practice at Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic in May of 1997.  Dr. Randy loves to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren and going to work each morning with all its challenges and opportunities.  

    Dr. Randy and Sue share a passion for the equine industry. In their spare time, they raise and show Paint horses and Quarter horses. 

    Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
    Canine reproduction & Orthopedic surgery
  • Tamera Hagner

    Practice Manager/Partner

    Tamera started at Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic in 2004 as the Practice Manager and then in 2019 bought into the practice and became a partner.  Being Practice Manager means managing all aspects of the business and operations of the practice. Her family includes her husband, 3 children, 2 German short-haired pointers and 1 Shorty Jack Russell. They have lived in Neenah since 2002. Outside of work, Tamera enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, boating, water skiing and snow skiing, riding bikes, walking with the dogs, riding horses, and watching sports. 
    UW- Madison Business Management
  • Sue Van Maanen, DVM


    Dr Sue grew up in a large family and knew from a very young age that veterinary medicine was her calling. She attended Iowa State University for both undergraduate and post graduate studies. It was in vet school that she met and married her husband , Randy, in 1989.  They have enjoyed practicing vet medicine together since graduating in 1991 and raising their five children.  Dr Sue enjoys raising and showing paint horses, reading and playing with her grandchildren and two miniature donkeys.
    Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jeff Kresal, DVM


    He lives in Appleton with his wife Julie and his two daughters (Jillian & Kaitlyn). They all own a Springer Spaniel named Spike and 2 Cats - Kidani & Simba.
    Before coming to Great Lakes, Dr. Jeff practiced in various locations in Wisconsin, Did you know that Dr. Jeff started out as a Dairy Cow Veterinarian?
    Dr. Jeff became a part of the Great Lakes Team in 2000.

    University of Wisconsin-Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Ophthalmology & Endocrinology
  • Jamie Zarda, DVM


    Dr. Jamie has been with Great Lakes as an employee since she was 16 years old.  She started out working for Great Lakes Equine in the barn and kennel area and progressed to assisting the veterinarians.  After attending veterinary school at UW-Madison, she completed her internship at the University of MN – St. Paul.  Dr. Jamie’s professional interests include internal medicine, feline medicine and veterinary spinal manipulation therapy (VSMT).  In Dr. Jamie’s free time she enjoys mountain bike and fat tire bike riding and racing with her 2 boys and husband and canicross with her dog Willow.
    UW-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine University of MN – St.Paul, Veterinary Internship
    Internal medicine, Feline medicine and Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT)
  • Traci Shaw, DVM


    Dr. Shaw was born and raised in a small town outside Omaha, Nebraska. Growing up, Dr. Shaw always had a passion and love for animals and knew at an early age she wanted to be a veterinarian. Dr. Shaw attended college at The University of Kansas where she received her Bachelor's degree in Biology. She then received her Degree of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2009. Dr. Shaw and her husband then moved to Florida for a year where she completed a small animal rotating internship. Following that, they decided to move back to the Fox Valley where her husband is from to focus on starting their own family.  Dr. Shaw worked as a small animal emergency and critical care doctor for several years prior to transitioning to general practice. While Dr. Shaw enjoys emergency medicine, she loves general practice and being able to make strong connections with the patients and clients. 

    When Dr. Shaw has spare time with two little ones, she enjoys being active and loves running, biking and going to parks with her family. She has a variety of animals including dogs, cats, gerbils and a fish. 

    Kansas State University; Internship at Veterinary Specialist of South Florida
    Emergency medicine, Internal medicine
  • Lizzy Jonas, DVM


    Dr. Jonas was born in Wisconsin and moved to the Fox Valley when she was in elementary school. Growing up, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and spent a lot of time at Great Lakes shadowing while in high school. She attended University of Northwestern St. Paul for her undergrad and University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine for her DVM degree. 


    After graduating, she moved to St. Louis to practice small animal emergency medicine. While she thoroughly enjoys emergency medicine, she is excited to transition to a general practice. 

    During her off time, she enjoys being active and being outdoors, including hiking and water skiing. She has one pet, a golden doodle named Beemer.

    University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
    Surgery, Emergency Medicine
  • Gabby Binaghi, CVT

    Talent and Culture Coordinator/Certified Veterinary Technician

    I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I lived with my husband and three sons until I moved into USA in 2013. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, both obtained in Argentina. After moving into USA, I went back to school and graduated with an Associate Degree in Science from Penn Foster College and obtained my license as Certified Veterinary Technician shortly after. My journey with Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic started in 2013 as a client and in 2020 I was hired as a CVT. In 2021, I was honored to be chosen as Talent and Culture Coordinator for GLVC.

    In my free time, I enjoy family time, watching my sons play Soccer, taking care of my dogs and my Ragdoll kitty Archie and breeding purebred Golden Retrievers that has been my passion for over 20 years. 

  • Kim Blanchard, CVT

    Veterinary Technician Supervisor/Certified Veterinary Technician

    I graduated in 1998 from Madison Area Technical College with an associates degree in Applied Science.  I received my Certified Veterinary Tech. license in Aug of 1998.  I joined the Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic team in October of 1999.  My position here at Great Lakes is to oversee the team of veterinary technicians, assistants and daily patient care.

    My free time includes spending time with my husband and four daughters who are both involved in many activities, going up north to our family cabin and also continuing to help our community by being licensed foster care parents for Winnebago County.  Our family also includes 3 dogs and 3 cats.
  • Hannah Patroelj, CVT

    Veterinary Assistant Supervisor/Certified Veterinary Technician

    I grew up in Berlin, WI. My passion for animals started at a very young age. I graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 2000 with a degree in Applied Science. I then received my license as a Certified Veterinary Technician. I began my career at Specialty Clinic  (Dental Specialist) for 11 years before joining Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic in 2011. I am dedicated to giving the best care possible to all of our patients.

    In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, cats, family, friends, traveling and crafting for family and friends. 

  • Colleen Ryan

    Inventory Manager/Veterinary Assistant

    I grew up in Lisle, IL and graduated college with a major in speech communication and a minor in English. After earning my Ph.D. in Human Communication Studies, I accepted a teaching position at UW Oshkosh. During this time I became involved with the Oshkosh Area Humane Society as a volunteer. While teaching, I started working part-time as a receptionist and assistant at a small animal veterinary clinic. My interests expanded to include inventory and other assistant duties.

    My interests include fishing, spending time outdoors, reading, board games and following the Bears, Cubs, and Blackhawks.
  • Paula Engelbreth

    Office Manager/Bookkeeper/Receptionist Supervisor

    I began my journey at Great Lakes as a part-time receptionist in 2003.  I was able to work in the equine division as well until I was offered a full-time position in small animal.  After 18 yrs in the veterinary field,  I was very excited to gain a new role as the Office Manager.  

    Outside of work, I love spending time with my wonderful husband and family, going north to the cabin, enjoying the outdoors, exercising, and of course snuggling with our cats-Landon, Baby and Margo!         

    I love and enjoy working hand in hand with my dedicated reception team and all the other staff at Great Lakes.

  • Jade Moore

    Office Assistant/Veterinary Receptionist

    Growing up in Door County and vacationing on the Gulf side of Florida, you could say my heart belongs to the water and hospitality runs through my blood.  Life has had many surprises for me and likes to keep me on my toes. After nearly 15 years in Hospitality and originally coming to the Fox Valley for Culinary and Hospitality/ Business Management courses, I needed a change. Enter Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic in March of 2021. Where I began my veterinary learning as a receptionist.  From there my life continued to change and in March 2022 I welcomed my first child, a handsome little gentleman. After a few months off from Great Lakes, they welcomed me back with open arms and promises for better things to come. Enter Office Assistant position in June 2022.  I am thrilled to be advancing with Great Lakes and continuing to meet new challenges and see more smiling faces.

    When I am not helping Clients and their Pets, or answering the next email, you can find me at home or near the water. Usually with a book or doing some crafting.  But that kind of free time is fleeting.  So, my little family will be on day trips to Door County and hoping that my feline friends, Aubrey and Graycie, don’t mind the house to themselves now and again (or eat the fish, or fall in with the turtle).  And until Paxton’s first trip to Disney World, don’t be surprised to hear we just stayed home and watched Disney+.

  • The Rest of Our Staff

    Our Technicians are: Kim CVT(Technician Supervisor), Carlene, Hannah CVT (Assistant Supervisor), Deanna CVT, Kelli CVT, Kaylin CVT, Gabby CVT, & Emma M. CVT. 

    Our Assistants are: Colleen, Kayla V., Emma K., Ariana, Kayla P., Sharidan, Terrah, Ari, Maya, & Jaide.

    Our Receptionists are: Laura, Lori, Jade, Beth, Mary, Kendra, Natalie, Lou, McKenah, Nicole, & Abby. They are all ready to take your calls, help you to get the right answers to your questions, and make your appointments.