Dr. Fischer founded House Paws in 2005. She is a member of several veterinary associations, including the Veterinary Hospitals Association and Peaceful Passing for Pets. She enjoys attending Continuing Education seminars to continuously expand her knowledge of advances in veterinary medicine.
When she’s not working, Dr. Fischer spends time with her husband, Brad, their three children, and River Sally, the family’s Shih Tzu. Her hobbies include gardening and enjoying the outdoors.
CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
Certified Veterinary Technician
Nikki joined the House Paws family in November 2021. She has been a practicing CVT since 2006 and has experience working in general practice, as well as with the Humane Society and the University of Minnesota. Nikki accompanies Dr. Julie on house call appointments.
Nikki and her fiancé, Michael, have two cats, Fritz and Louis. In her free time, Nikki enjoys knitting, sewing, reading and hiking.
Jen joined the House Paws family in 2010 and has been in the veterinary field as a technician since 1993. She goes out on tech appointments a few times per month, and occasionally will fill in for our other technicians at appointments.
Married with two children, Jen has a Chihuahua named Padme and a Pit Bull mix named Odin. She enjoys paper crafting and spending time with her family up north in Siren, Wisconsin.
Amy began working in our office in 2023. We are lucky to have her with us! She has been in the veterinary field for many years, working as both a groomer and a receptionist.
When she is not assisting House Paws clients, Amy spends her free time showing her Kuvasz, horse camping, and enjoying her husband John’s company around their farm. Amy and John have two Kuvasz pups, Jorah and Breezy.
Maddie joined the House Paws family in June 2016. She graduated from Saint Catherine’s University with a B.S. in Dietetics, and promptly realized that she should have focused her academic career on Business & Marketing. Maddie started out working for House Paws as a part-time receptionist, and she is now our full-time Practice Manager.
Maddie and her husband, Ryan, live in White Bear Lake. They are currently pet-less and on the waitlist for a Doberman rescue puppy. She and Ryan spend as much time as they possibly can up North and frequently vacation in Duluth and Ely.