About Us



Dr. Butler, originally from Coshocton, Ohio where his father practiced veterinary medicine for over 35 years, has been virtually involved with pet care his entire life. Dr. Butler earned a B.S. in Zoology in 1977 followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1981, both from The Ohio State University.

After graduation, he and his wife fell in love with Wisconsin and all that it had to offer. His first job was with a mixed animal practice in Mukwonago followed by a small animal opportunity in Greenfield. In 1989, he was able to open his own practice in New Berlin. He has been serving the community and surrounding area ever since.

Dr. Butler and his wife have four grown children: A married daughter and 3 sons. All have earned college degrees and are enjoying totally different career paths. Three still live in Wisconsin while one has ventured out to Iowa.  Dr. Butler has also welcomed 2 grandsons and granddaughter into the family.

When not caring for your pets, Dr. Butler enjoys gardening and traveling. He currently owns just one dog, Bootsie, a Bichon/Chihuahua mix.
Dr. Butler encourages you to stop by and see what Parkland Plaza Veterinary Clinic has to offer. He and his staff welcome the opportunity to show you their facilities. Dr. Butler wants all clients to experience the compassion, caring, and high level of quality medicine offered at Parkland Plaza Veterinary Clinic where: “We treat your pets as though they are part of our family.”



Betsy is the senior member of our staff, having been with Parkland Plaza Vet Clinic for 22 years. During this time she has performed virtually every task from reception, assisting in surgery, pharmaceutical ordering, and handling account receivables. Betsy thoroughly enjoys interacting with our clients and their pets and shows an obvious compassion and love for all animals. At home, she loves spending time with her husband of 17 years and her two children, Taylor and Dawson. Also keeping her busy are 2 German Shepherd; 2 Chihuahuas, Gonzo and Bebe; a miniature Pincher, Rosie; and a Horse, Ibn.


Judy joined our team in March 1999. Her responsibilities are quite diverse and include reception, assisting in the exam room, running lab work, and “light housekeeping.” Judy particularly enjoys working with cats and kittens that come in for their routine office visits and surgery. She states that “I also love the variety of experiences I have here – no day is ever the same! This keeps me on my toes and mentally active. I’m always learning something new even after 18 years!” She has been married for 47 years; has 2 married children and 2 grandchildren – Jillian and Brandon – who are “my greatest joy!”


Yvonne has been employed with Parkland Plaza Vet Clinic since October 2001. You will primarily meet her greeting you at our reception desk and answering your questions and concerns on the telephone. She is originally from Switzerland but clearly loves the experiences she has in New Berlin, interacting with our clients and their pets. She enjoys her time at home with her husband. You may also be fortunate enough to see Yvonne showing her horse, at Quarter Horse shows in the area.


Kayla has worked at our clinic since August 2004. She started at Parkland Plaza Vet Clinic as a kennel helper while attending high school and continued with us while earning a college degree from Carthage College. She now assists primarily with reception and has also handled scheduling responsibilities. Kayla is busy with pets of her own including a 6-year-old domestic short hair cat, Singe; a 7-year-old Shihtzu, Lily, and a 11-year-old Cocker-mix, Chewy.


Robin has been a member of our staff since the doors opened in November 1985. She works out of the business office, primarily having payroll and account payable responsibilities. Robin has 4 grown children – a daughter (married and mother of 3) and 3 sons, all who graduated from New Berlin West High School and all who have gone on to earn college degrees. Robin spends free time with family, traveling, and reading. Her “best friend” is a Chihuahua-Bichon mix, named Bootsie.