Dr. Poetzel

Robert Poetzel

Dr. Poetzel graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 and joined the Lakeside staff in 2005. He enjoys all types of surgery, and has repaired many cruciate tears (anterior cruciate ligament) for our canine patients. He also has a soft spot for new puppy and kitten exams. Practicing at Lakeside is great because “It hardly seems like work when you are surrounded by hard working, friendly, enthusiastic coworkers.” He has a sharp and dry wit which is appreciated by the Lakeside staff and keeps us on our toes.

Dr. Poetzel likes Milwaukee because of “how ridiculously friendly people here are and it takes me leaving the area to realize that.” When not at work, he enjoys watching his daughter play fast pitch softball, or fishing with his wife, son, and daughter. The Poetzel family has two Labrador retrievers, a parakeet, guinea pig, and a snake.

Favorite book: Lord of the Rings trilogy

Favorite movie: The Lego Movie

When playing rock, paper, scissors which one is your go to?  Spock (apologies to Big Bang Theory) 


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