Dr. Julio Toro, DVM
As a young boy Dr. Toro spent weekends working on his grandfather’s farm and grew up with dogs, cats, and birds, which formed part of his family unit. Dr. Toro also enjoyed science and medicine and it was the combination of both his passion for animals and medicine that made his decision to go into the veterinary medical field a very easy one.
After undergraduate studies from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Dr. Toro came to the United States, where he advanced his training with two veterinary internships in small animal medicine and surgery and residency training in small animal emergency medicine and critical care. Over the years, he has worked with an extraordinary group of mentors in various specialty fields as well as a phenomenal group of veterinarians and technical staff. The diverse experience that has characterized, Dr.Toro’s life and veterinary career allow him to have a broader knowledge base and skills in patient care as well as effectively communicate and connect with clients. In 2015, with a very special group of people, Dr. Toro fulfilled his vision of starting his own practice in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Dr. Maria Warren, DVM
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Maria Warren first became interested in veterinary medicine at age 8 when her family adopted a miniature dachshund. Growing up, Dr. Warren had many pets, including dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats, mice, chinchillas, hamsters, ferrets, and hermit crabs.
“I love talking to people about their pets and seeing the special bond they have.”
Dr. Warren particularly enjoys working with brachycephalic breeds and teaching clients about preventative care. Dr. Warren graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a degree in biology and attended veterinary school at St. George’s University in Grenada. After completing her clinical year at Cornell University, she spent a number of years working as a veterinarian in Jacksonville, Florida.
Dr. Warren returned to Wisconsin in 2015. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending with her family, including their English bulldog, Daffodil.
Dr. Stephanie Pasowicz, DVM
Dr. Stephanie Pasowicz grew up in a small town in western Wisconsin. She has had pets—dogs, cats, and the occasional rabbit—her entire life and the idea of being a veterinarian has been with her since she was a small child. As time went on, it became clear that nothing else made sense.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2011 and Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, at which time she returned home to Wisconsin. She enjoys the variety of cases that general practice has to offer, from the fun puppy and kitten visits to more complicated sick patients and everything in between. She particularly enjoys general surgery and endocrine cases as well as helping people determine what is best for them and their beloved pets.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Pasowicz enjoys traveling, cheering on the Badgers and the Packers, and spending time with her husband, friends, and her husky, Kaiya, and German Shepherd, Kodiak.
Dr. Monica Burguete, DVM, CVA
Dr. Monica Burguete was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 10 years old. She loved caring for her family pets and going to their vet visits with them. She started working at her family’s veterinary clinic in Kansas City at 14 years old and has continued her love of veterinary medicine to this day. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2003.
Dr. Burguete is committed to doing her best for each and every patient that she sees. “Every patient is unique, and finding the best way to treat each individual pet to provide them the best care is one of my favorite parts of the job.” Dr. Burguete pursues continuing education as often as possible and has interests in behavior, internal medicine, and dentistry. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture from the Chi Institute and is furthering education in Chinese Veterinary herbal medication as well. Since incorporating acupuncture and herbal medication into her practice, she is able to provide more options for patients and their owners.
When not at Oak Creek Veterinary Care, Dr. Burguete enjoys reading, walking her wirehaired pointer, Jedi, snuggling with the best cat ever, Toggles, and playing games or watching movies with her husband and two children.