Meet Our Veterinarians
Dr. David Rosene
Dr. David S. Rosene is married with two daughters. He is a 1984 graduate of the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Rosene also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Philosophy degree in Anthropology (Primate Behavior) from Yale University. His wife, Julie Sattler Rosene, is currently the Director of Special Projects at the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University as well as a Lecturer for the college. Julie is also a co-founder of the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Dr. Rosene's older daughter, Emily, has earned her MD degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine as well as a Master of Public Health from the Harvard University School of Public Health. She recently completed a residency program in Family Medicine at Tufts University in Boston. His younger daughter, Erin, has earned a Master of Arts in Hispanic Language and Literatures as well as a Master of Arts in Modern Foreign Language Education from Boston University. She is a Foreign Language teacher at a high school in the Boston area where she is teaching classes in French, Spanish and Italian. While away from the office, Dr. Rosene enjoys spending time with his family, going to the movies, water skiing and playing soccer, as well as taking care of his crazy Golden Retrievers, Willow and Teddy.
Dr. Audrey Whang
Dr. Audrey Whang, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, attended Case Western Reserve University, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 1989. She then moved to Chicago, completing a Master's Degree in Biology at Loyola University of Chicago in 1991. Dr. Whang finished her education by completing a D.V.M. degree in 1995 at The Ohio State University.
In June of 1995, Dr. Whang established herself as a small animal practitioner at Bramer Animal Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. In August of 2000, Dr. Whang moved to Whitefish Bay with her husband Dr. John Janssen, a Professor at the UWM School of Freshwater. Dr. Whang began working as an associate veterinarian at our hospital in November of 2000. Dr. Whang and her husband still reside in Whitefish Bay along with their two sons, Andrew and Max and their whippet Sherman.
Dr. Elizabeth Young
Dr. Liz Young grew up in Oshkosh, WI. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin--Madison in Zoology in 1992. She then attended the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine where she received her DVM degree in 1997. During her time in veterinary school she had a special interest in wildlife disease and exotic animal medicine and pursued externships at the Bronx Zoo in NYC, NY, National Wildlife Disease Center in Madison, WI and the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Center in Athens, GA.
After graduation in 1997 she moved to Idaho Falls, ID where she took an associate veterinarian position at the Skyline Animal Clinic. She established herself as a small animal and exotics practitioner and also worked as a consulting veterinarian for the AZA accredited Tautphaus Park Zoo. After 11 years in Idaho, she moved back to Wisconsin in 2008, and took her position here at Shorewood Animal Hospital.
Dr. Young lives in Kiel, WI with her husband Bob Hansen, her step children Annabelle and Christopher and their beautiful mutt Olivia. Away from the office she enjoys trail running and snowshoeing with Olivia and is an avid cyclist and cross country skier.
Dr. Nick Tomaro
Dr. Nick Tomaro grew up in Oak Creek and has lived back in Milwaukee since graduating from veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin in 2001. He is happy to be back at the Shorewood Animal Hospital, having split his time practicing here and doing emergency work and management at the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, with special interests in emergency medicine and abdominal surgery.
Nick earned a graduate degree in Environmental Health Sciences at the Zilber School of Public Health in 2016. Nick and his wife Blyth Meier live in Riverwest with their adopted dog Esther. Esther is a good trail running companion for Nick.
Dr. Sarah Feirer
Dr. Sarah Feirer joined the Shorewood Animal Hospital in 2014. She completed her undergraduate studies at UW - Madison in 2006 and graduated from UW Madison Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 2010. Following graduation she completed a Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Internship. She then worked in emergency medicine at the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center from 2011 - 2014. She shares her home with a sweet Pittie mix named Mia and a wild gray & white cat named Emma. Dr. Feirer and her husband also have a beautiful little girl named Addison Rose born into their family in August of 2015.
Dr. Kevin Joyce
Dr. Kevin Joyce joined the Shorewood Animal Hospital in November 2018. He is a Wisconsin native, growing up near the Baraboo Bluffs, in Sauk Prairie. He graduated from veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin in 2011 and has been practicing in Wisconsin since graduation. His professional interests include anesthesia, pain management, internal medicine and advanced diagnostics. His favorite part of general practice is getting to develop lasting professional relationships and getting to work with pets through their entire life. When not at the clinic, Dr. Joyce likes to spend as much time outside as possible hiking, camping and canoeing.
Dr. Kate Barnewitz
Dr. Kate Barnewitz joined the Shorewood Animal Hospital in June 2019. Kate grew up in Shorewood, and her interest in veterinary medicine began while employed as a kennel assistant at the Shorewood Animal Hospital in high school. She completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at the University of Utah in 2014, then returned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2019.
Kate especially enjoyed her volunteer experiences during veterinary school. She participated in a Rural Area Vets training program that brings veterinary services to underserved communities. She was also a student volunteer and clinic administrator at the Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services (WisCARES) program that provides veterinary care to individuals facing homelessness and housing insecurity in Dane County. Kate had a small-animal focus to her veterinary training, and is grateful to have had opportunities to learn spay/neuter techniques through the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance, and visit Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah to practice general medicine for shelter animals. During her 4th year of vet school, Kate attended the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and received her certification in veterinary acupuncture. She has a strong interest in integrative/holistic medicine, geriatric and palliative veterinary care, pain management, and preventive medicine.
Outside of work, Kate enjoys swimming, yoga, bird-watching, and spending time with her shiba inu, Addie.