DVM | Clinic Founder
Dr. David Rosene received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Additionally, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Master of Philosophy in Anthropology (Primate Behavior) from Yale University.
Dr. Rosene is married to Julie Sattler Rosene, a retired television producer and retired Communications Professor. Julie is the co-founder of the Betty Brinn Children's Museum. They have two children, Emily and Erin.
Their older daughter, Emily, is a Family Medicine physician with a special interest in population based medicine, and public health. Emily recently moved back home to Milwaukee with her husband, Mark, and their two sons, Jamie and Wyatt.
Their younger daughter, Erin, holds dual Masters degrees in romance languages and modern foreign language education. She is currently a Middle School Foreign Language Teacher at a prestigious private school in Boston.
While away from the hospital, Dr. Rosene enjoys spending time with family, going to the movies, water sports, and playing soccer. As well as taking care of his willful, wily, and wonderful Golden Retriever, Willow!
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.
DVM | Medical Director
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. He has three cats, Banzo, Fig, and Fiona.
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 at the University of Illinois. She then worked in emergency medicine at the Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center from 2011 - 2014. Dr. Feirer and her husband live on a small hobby farm with their two beautiful daughters, Addison and Isla. Their pets include a sweet Pittie mix named Mia, a wild gray & white cat named Emma and a small flock of Disney princess named chickens.
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 working with the Wisconsin State Health Department . 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 black lab, Lena Mae.
DVM | Associate Veterinarian
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, pain management, preventative medicine, geriatric and palliative veterinary care. Outside of work, Kate enjoys swimming, yoga, bird-watching, and spending time with her shiba inu, Addie.
DVM | Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Lorin Shearburn has been serving the community she has called home since 2006. Dr. Shearburn is a longtime advocate for companion animals and is passionate about their care. She has volunteered for over 15 years in shelters including Harmony House for Cats in Chicago, the Wisconsin Humane Society, Dane County Humane Society, Dane County Friends of Ferals and Turpertine Creek Wildlife Refuge.
Dr. Shearburn grew up in Springfield, IL and received a Bachelor of Science in Music from DePaul University in Chicago in 1997. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2006. She was awarded the AAFP Feline Medicine and Surgery award her senior year. She is a member of the MVMA, WVMA, AVMA, HSVMA and American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Dr. Shearburn served on an international panel to create the Environmental Needs Guidelines for Cats through the AAFP. The guidelines were published in the journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery in 2013 and can be accessed online at http://catvets.com/guidelines/practice-guidelines/environmental-needs-guidelines. Dr. Shearburn was also interviewed for the February 2013 issue of Cat Fancy Magazine for feline dental health month.
Dr. Shearburn shares her home with 3 cats: Athena, Echo and Hermes and one rabbit: Tolstoy. She enjoys playing music, dance, yoga, vegetarian cooking and spending time with her husband and two daughters.