Kaylene started her career as an intern in May of 2004 and has been working as a Certified Vet Tech since receiving her certification.
Kaylene resides in Durand with her husband Kenny and 2 step-daughters, Alexis and Ashley. Kaylene and Kenny welcomed their daughter Adalynn in April of 2017. They have 2 dogs, Thor, a lazy but loving Labrador and Tuckett, a cuddly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and 1 cat named Zazu.
In Kaylene's spare time she enjoys riding motorcycle, spending time with family, camping and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
Krystal Bauer, CVT
School: Globe University, 2010
Krystal began her journey with Westgate as an intern in 2010. Upon passing her certification test she has been working as a Certified Veterinary Technician ever since.
She currently resides in Eau Claire with her husband. Together, they have their "children" Roxy, a lovable Olde English Bulldog, Buddy the energetic German Shorthaired Pointer and Lennox, the goofy Olde English Bulldog . She loves spending any free time outdoors whether it is fishing, hunting, gardening or tending to her chickens and bunnies.
Kim O'Meara, CVT
School: Globe University, 2010
Kim is a Certified Veterinary Technician and started working at Westgate Animal Hospital in February 2011 after graduating from Globe University.
She and her husband live with their dog, a Blue Heeler named Willie, 3 cats, two mini donkeys and horses. She enjoys competing in barrel races around the Midwest, photography, turkey hunting, fishing, working in her garden and tending to her beloved chickens. Kim is an eight-year Army Iraq Veteran (Military Police) and served a tour in Baghdad OIF from 2007-2008.
Jean Gerseth, CVT
School: Madison Area Technical College, 1979
Jean began her tenure at Westgate as a certified technician in 1981.
Jean's current passion is her three Border Collies: Lucy, Bella and Penny. Jean spends much of their time doing herding and obedience. Jean also has three cats. Some of her favorite pastimes include knitting, crocheting, biking, and camping.
Jenna Rudesill, CVT
School: Argosy University Twin Cities, 2015
Jenna started at Westgate Animal Hospital in July of 2015 as a Veterinary Technician until she completed her certification to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in Dec of 2015.
Jenna resides in Eau Claire with her fiancé and their 3 dogs, Skyler, a very sweet German Shepard mix, Willie, a very energetic but loving Pitbull and Max, the gentle and calm Boykin Spaniel. They also have 3 cats, Rupert, Milo and Pez. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors whether its helping with wildlife habitat at her fiancé's family farm, hunting, fishing, helping in the garden or just laying out in the sun with her dogs. She also enjoys reading and being with family.
Christi Oeltjen, CVT
School: Globe University, 2013
Christi started her career at Westgate Animal Hospital in Oct of 2015.
She currently resides in Chippewa Falls with her husband Nick and two daughters Payton and Quinn. They have a German Wirehaired Pointer named Ada and a cat named Camilla. In Christi's free time she enjoys upland hunting with her husband and running. Her special interests in the Veterinary field are Nutrition and Anesthesia.
Ashten Carver, Assistant
Ashten started at Westgate in April of 2018.
Ashten resides in Eau Claire with her boyfriend Austin. Together they have a cat named Karpo, a Corgi named Roy, and a Greater Swiss Mountain dog named Gus. Ashten is currently going to school online to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, riding her horse, boating and fishing.