Liz Phipps — Veterinary Nurse

Middleton, Wisconsin

How do you describe an absolutely selfless, kind-hearted, brilliant person? Hero? Angel? All those words and more describe Liz Phipps. Liz is an oncology CVT here at our emergency and specialty service. Professionally, Liz is an absolutely brilliant CVT that is always willing to share her knowledge about really everything. Her patients absolutely love her, and she takes time to explain, and comfort every single patient and owner. Liz has a quick wit about her and puts everyone’s needs in front of her own. She won the Wisconsin Vet Tech of the Year award in the past and has also earned her VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialist) in oncology. That’s just her professional life, in her personal life Liz is part of MANY rescues. She takes in older bully breed dogs that have severe issues and give them a chance to thrive. She also is part of a reptile rescue and currently has 5 tortoises, numerous turtles and other reptiles. The real love has recently come in the form of a puppy named Martha. Martha has 2 heart defects and is expected to live only 1 to 2 years. Recently our clinic suffered a tragedy when a fellow veterinarian committed suicide and to say we were devastated is an understatement. Dr. Smith left behind Martha and a few other pets. When asked if someone could take Martha, Liz did not hesitate. She just said this is what I do. Martha the lab will live out her short life with the best person I know. I could go on and on, Liz is our Angel, hero, crusader, fighter of cancer. I’m blessed to have her in my life.