Carole S. Vetter, MD

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Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4.9 (140)
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McKinley Health Center (414) 978-9100
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I strongly believe it is my job to give patients all the information they need to make the best decision for themselves. I emphasize patient education in all aspects of care and work with each patient individually. My goal is to quickly get patients started on the best treatment plan that will return them to their previous level of function.


She serves as team physician for the US Speedskating Team and the Milwaukee Bucks. She is assistant team physician for the Milwaukee Ballet, the Milwaukee Torrent, and the Milwaukee Brewers.



Diseases & Conditions

Knee Injury
Knee Instability
Knee Pain
Patella Instability
Post-Traumatic Knee Range of Motion Problems
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Shoulder Instability

Treatment & Services

Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder
Cartilage Restoration and Transplantation
Ligament Reconstruction of the Knee and Shoulder
Sports and Athletic Injuries and Prevention
Sports and Athletic Injuries and Prevention of the Shoulder, Hip, and Knee

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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


McKinley Health Center
1271 N. 6th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 978-9100
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Sports Medicine Center - Fitness Center
8700 W. Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-7100
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Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Doctor of Medicine - (1993)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Residency - (1998)

University of Utah Medical Center - Salt Lake City - Fellowship in Sports Medicine - (1999)

Board Certifications

General Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.9 out of 5. 140 ratings, 37 reviews
Dec. 19, 2019
Dr Vetter and staff seem to genuinely care about me and my issues. I was brought into the exam room 2 minutes early.
Dec. 11, 2019
Dr. Vetter was very easy to communicate with and explained things thoroughly and completely.
Dec. 11, 2019
concerned about my individual injury/outcome and future progress for my recovery
Nov. 30, 2019
Very attentive to my needs and answered all my questions completely
Nov. 29, 2019
She was attentive to my questions and did a thorough examination of my injury.
Nov. 14, 2019
Her overall professional care, experience, and knowledge
Nov. 13, 2019
Dr. Vetter has always been hesitant to throw me under the knife.
Nov. 13, 2019
surgeon was definitely the best for my shoulder injury, and she did a fantastic job!
Oct. 26, 2019
MA should know how to take blood pressure accurately
Oct. 24, 2019
Dr. Vetter and her team were fantastic - I could not have asked for better care.
Oct. 17, 2019
Dr. Vetter and every member of the staff in her practice are courteous, friendly and truly seem to like the work they do. Dr. Vetter herself is simply the best--she is straight forward, she delivers honest answers with kindness, and she is a talented surgeon. I'm so fortunate to be in her care.
Oct. 10, 2019
She listened very well.
Oct. 3, 2019
Dr. Vetter is absolutely wonderful!!
Sept. 18, 2019
I was seen the same day as my injury which was diagnosed as a ruptured Achilles' tendon.
Sept. 9, 2019
Competent, friendly, good at communicating, listened
Aug. 15, 2019
the 30min wait and her seeming to be behind and this, she needed to leave and I didn't get a chance to ask the full details of the surgical procedure.
Aug. 14, 2019
Thank you Doctor Vetter and your staff.
Aug. 8, 2019
very caring and explained things well. I feel very comfortable with the plan of care.
Aug. 7, 2019
I have known Dr. Vetter for many years and she is a very skilled doctor and an incredible person. She is so knowledgeable and I am very grateful for her care of me and my family.
July 26, 2019
Dr. Vetter is an excellent doctor.
July 25, 2019
Dr. Vetter is an amazing, caring surgeon and she is very sensitive to the patient's needs!
June 25, 2019
She lacks compassion and doesn't have any sympathy.
June 12, 2019
great dr.
June 12, 2019
long wait in exam room
May 30, 2019
Dr. Vetter is great!
May 23, 2019
I really enjoyed have Dr. Vetter as my doctor. She is very friendly and answers any questions I have. When calling her nurse, her nurse with a questions she always returns my call within 24 hours.
May 20, 2019
Dr. Vetter & her team were outstanding start to finish and explained everything.
May 20, 2019
May 7, 2019
Dr. Vetter is very knowledgeable, respectful, thorough, and carefully listened to the current issues I have with my knee, leg pain and spasms. She was very supportive to the care I needed to further test the cause of current issues. I feel very confident and am thankful for all the dedicated service and care.
May 3, 2019
Dr Vetter and her nurses really listen and care about my concerns. I asked questions through my chart and they answered quickly and compassionately. I'm really happy to be getting my care with them!
April 18, 2019
Dr. Vetter was outstanding! Very thorough, explained everything, & took the right amount of time!
April 5, 2019
Dr. Vetter was very personable and professional. She gave a thorough explanation of my condition and answered all my questions.
March 17, 2019
long delay in getting in. however, I arrived 5 minutes into my appointment due to the lack of parking and me walking slowly due to a torn meniscus.
March 12, 2019
long wait time over one hour
Feb. 26, 2019
Jan. 25, 2019
Dr. Vetter Was Very Nice And Understanding.
Jan. 21, 2019
heard from others she was a good doctor