Meet our veterinarians

Dr. Karen and Dr. Ponce

About Us


Kristie Ponce, D.V.M.

 Dr. Ponce was four years old when she first learned that there were doctors that only worked on animals, and immediately decided that she would be a veterinarian some day.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, and has diligently pursued her main interests in diagnostic ultrasound, soft tissue surgery, and the challenge of internal medicine. Dr. Ponce purchased  the Animal Medical and Surgical Clinic of Wisconsin Rapids with a goal of providing the community with high quality veterinary care at an affordable price.   


Karen Johnson, D.V.M.

 We are very excited to have Dr. Johnson as part of our staff!  She grew up in Wausau and has moved back to this area from Green Bay.  Dr. Johnson received her degrees from University of California Davis.  She was a practice owner in California  for 14 years.  Her special interests include canine and feline rehabilitation for aging changes, post-surgery, injury recovery, preventative and internal medicine, geriatrics, spay/neuter, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and compassionate care. Recently, Dr. Johnson completed her training for Human Animal Bond Certfication.  The Human-Animal Bond has been proven to improve the health and wellbeing of both pets and their people. And keeping your pet healthy is why we do what we do! Ask us how the Human-Animal Bond Certification sets us apart.