Meet the Team at Ashland Area Veterinary Clinic

Jayme Seider

JAYME SEIDER
CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

I’ve lived in Ashland since 2004 and have been working at Ashland Area Veterinary Clinic for almost 12 years now. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from UWSP and have been a CVT since 2008. I live with my husband, 2 daughters, 2 dogs and 2 cats.

On my time off I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, walking the dogs, hiking, trying to mountain bike, nature photography, baking, gardening, reading.

ADDISEN PLOEGER

ADDISEN PLOEGER
CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Addisen Ploeger is originally from the Wausau area and joined the Ashland Area Veterinary Clinic team in 2013 after she graduated from Madison Area Technical College with her Associate's Degree in Applied Animal Science with an emphasis in Veterinary Technology. She also works at Blue Pearl Emergency Clinic in Duluth.

She enjoys theatre, and is a member of the Chequamegon Theatre Association board of trustees and enjoys acting and directing. She has 3 cats, one of which she and Dr. Margaret Koosmann saved.

Meet Our Team

LIZ LAJCAK
CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Elizabeth Lajcak was born and raised in the Ashland area. She graduated from Ridgewater College located in Willmar, MN and became a certified veterinary technician in 2003. She owns the Sears Hometown Store of Ashland, along-side her husband.

Together they have two children, three cats, and one dog. Elizabeth enjoys writing, reading, and learning to play guitar.

ALLISON LARSON

ALLISON LARSON
VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Allison has been a veterinary assistant since 2017 and enjoys helping clients and patients at every age and stage of life. She’s currently pursuing her CVT and is looking forward to furthering her career and skills.

In her spare time Allison enjoys spending time with her husband, their two children, and their dog Lilly.

TIFFANY SMITH

TIFFANY SMITH
VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Tiffany is a veterinary assistant that works both in clinic and on some farm visits. She is from Iron River, WI.

When she is not working, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her children, hiking, and horseback riding.

COURTNEY WEBER

COURTNEY WEBER
VETERINARY ASSISTANT

I am originally from the Ashland area, then moved to Madison, WI, where I graduated with a BS in Animal Sciences from UW-Madison. Throughout college, I've had the opportunity to experience various animal caretaking positions! In the fall of 2020, my fiance and I moved back to the northland.

I enjoy camping, fishing, hunting and anything crafty! I have one chubby kitty named Enzo that I adopted in college.

Blake Zakovec

BLAKE ZAKOVEC
VETERINARY ASSISTANT

I’m an Ashland local who moved back home because there is nowhere like Lake Superior and I wanted to be closer to loved ones. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and four dogs - cozying up on the couch watching movies or hanging out around a camp fire.

I got into veterinary medicine because of my love for animals and an incredible urge to help them and their owners. Even as a child helped to rehabilitate orphan birds, cats, and whatever else my mother would allow in the house. My goal is to become a Veterinary Technician and continue helping our client’s animals with the guidance of our amazing doctors.

Kayla Brandis

KAYLA BRANDIS
VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Hi, I'm Kayla. I am a Veterinarian assistant here at the clinic. I was born and raised just outside of Ashland, where I currently reside now, with my husband, two children, 3 horses, 2 dogs and a couple bunnies. I am an avid equestrian and just a complete animal lover.

I have a major passion and love for animal care and science. I am currently enrolled at Madison Technical College in the Veterinary Technician Program. I am very excited and eager to continue and pursue my career in the world of Veterinary science.

REBECCA MOORE

REBECCA MOORE
GROOMER

Rebecca grew up in Crystal Lake, IL and graduated from The Academy of dog Grooming Arts in 1997. She moved to the north woods in June 2001 and she started grooming at Ashland Area Vet Clinic in September 2001. After graduating from grooming school, Rebecca found a phenomenal shop to work at that really helped her develop her natural talents. She still follows 98% of what she learned there and is forever grateful for that experience.

Rebecca lives out in the country with her dog, Phoebe, and her three cats; Higgins, Mrs.Peets, and Henri. She enjoys cooking/baking, reading, gardening, feeding the wild birds, outdoor activities and tackling many household projects!

DULCIE MAJETICH

DULCIE MAJETICH
RECEPTIONIST

My name is Dulcie Majetich. I was born and raised in Ashland. I’ve been working as a receptionist at the clinic since 2019 and enjoy working with animals and my coworkers! I currently live in Cable with my fiancé and our four cats.

KENNEDY MATTSON

KENNEDY MATTSON
RECEPTIONIST

My name is Kennedy Mattson. I work as a receptionist at Ashland Area Veterinary Clinic. I have always had an interest in working with animals growing up. I grew up in Ashland, WI and graduated from Ashland High School.

In my free time I enjoy horseback riding, spending time outside in the sun and running with my dogs. Since starting at AAVC I have had a ton of great learning experiences and I look forward to many more. I couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with!

	Amy Dufek - Receptionist

AMY DUFEK
RECEPTIONIST

I was born and raised in Ashland WI. I have been a veterinary receptionist since 2007. I joined the Ashland Area Veterinary Hospital family in October of 2020. I have always had a love for animals and enjoy learning something new every day. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family & pets.