Mark Thornborrow, DVM
Dr. Mark Thornborrow, Co-Chief of Staff, has been with the Animal Hospital of Howard for more than 10 years. He grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, completing undergraduate studies in 1999. He then went on to earn a DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.
Dr. Thornborrow is a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association(WVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). His passion is in advanced surgical and diagnostic procedures, and he prides himself on staying up to date on the latest veterinary technology.
At home, Dr. Thornborrow has three dogs — Ida Mae, Feta and Brie. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, snowmobiling and traveling.
Maureen Thornborrow, DVM
Dr. Maureen Thornborrow, Co-Chief of Staff, grew up in Madison and currently resides in De Pere, Wisconsin. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1999, and a DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.
Dr. Thornborrow is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA), Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapist (CVSMT) and a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist (CVCH). Before joining the Animal Hospital of Howard team, she practiced emergency and critical care at the Fox Valley Animal Referral in Appleton and general veterinary medicine at the Riverside Animal Hospital in Green Bay.
Outside of work, Dr. Thornborrow enjoys cooking, scuba diving, snowmobiling and traveling.
Angela Braun, DVM
Dr. Angela Braun grew up in Berlin, Wisconsin and currently lives in Appleton. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison completing undergraduate studies in 2000 and went on to earn a DVM degree in 2014 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Braun has experience working at a high-volume, low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Madison. Her veterinary interests include preventive medicine, internal medicine, dermatology and ophthalmology. When not at work, she enjoys swimming, bike riding, yoga, cooking, and spending time with her daughter and Bengal mix cat, Mr. Spicoli.
Dr. Braun is excited to be a part of the exceptional team of doctors at the Animal Hospital of Howard, and looks forward to working with pet owners to maintain the utmost health of their furry family members!
Gina Grman, DVM
Dr. Gina Grman has been a part of the Animal Hospital of Howard team for more than 15 years. She grew up in Springfield, Illinois and currently resides in Appleton, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Illinois for both undergraduate and veterinary school, graduating in 1985 and 1989 respectively.
Dr. Grman previously practiced at the Heritage Animal Hospital in Hortonville, WI, the Rockford Animal Emergency Center in Rockford, IL and the Badger Veterinary Clinic in Janesville, WI. She has a special interest in dentistry, chemotherapy, internal medicine and geriatric care.
In her spare time, Dr. Grman enjoys sewing, gardening, reading and caring for her two children and husband Dan. She has three cats — Sunny, Tigger and Roo, and two Border Collies — Harry and Lily.
Alfie Kindschy, DVM
Dr. Alfie Joe (A.J.) Kindschy is a 1997 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. He also fulfilled undergraduate pre-veterinary studies at UW-Madison. He grew up in Neenah, Wisconsin and currently resides in Appleton.
Dr. Kindschy joined the Animal Hospital of Howard in 2002. He enjoys the technical aspects of medicine and surgery, but his favorite part of being a veterinarian is seeing pets for their annual wellness physical exams. He enjoys providing pets with the routine care that they may need throughout their various stages of life.
Outside of work, Dr. Kindschy's interests include sports cars, fine art and fly fishing.
Heather Leaverton, DVM
Dr. Heather Leaverton grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin and now lives in Sherwood. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, and a DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.
Dr. Leaverton interned at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in small animal medicine and surgery. She has also practiced at other animal hospitals in Appleton, Kenosha and Elk Grove, WI. She has a special interest in working with rabbits, ferrets and other pocket pets.
Dr. Leaverton has many pets — three dogs, six cats, one rabbit and one fish. When not at work, she enjoys traveling, swimming, rollerblading, music, and spending time with her husband and children.