Dr. Joy Delamaide Gasper is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology). She has advanced training in both medical neurology and neurosurgery of dogs and cats. Dr. Delamaide earned her B.A. at Wellesley College in Massachusetts in 2005, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 2009. She completed a rotating internship at the VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center (2009-2010) and a neurology specialty internship at Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego (2010-2011).
Dr. Delamaide completed her neurology and neurosurgery residency training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2011-2014. She practiced veterinary neurology at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego for 5 years before this opportunity to return to Madison.
She provides neurological examination of dogs and cats, and uses this information to assess for neurological conditions. She appreciates the importance of considering the pet’s overall health and quality of life, as well as the clients’ need to be able to find a management plan that will optimize outcome.
She has interest in medical and surgical treatment of intervertebral disc herniation. She takes an integrative approach using a variety of types of medications as well as complementary therapies. She is skilled in surgical procedures when they are appropriate and best for the outcome of the patient. She also loves long-term management of seizures and immune- mediated inflammatory diseases in dogs and cats.
Dr. Delamaide Gasper and her husband have two young children and a Chocolate Labrador named Zuma and tabby cat named Manzula complete their family. When she has free time, she enjoys hiking, cycling, and yoga.
Natalie graduated from the MATC veterinary technician program in 2021 but has been working in the veterinary industry since 2014. She started her career in general practice before joining MVS in 2020. Originally working in the ER, she gained knowledge and technical skills before transferring to the neurology team. Neurology has always been an interest of hers and she enjoys learning more about the nervous system and it’s interaction with the body.
Natalie currently resides in Cambridge and shares her home with a Siamese named Piper and a Golden Retriever named Doug. In her free time, she loves motorcycle rides and traveling.
Freya attended the University of Wisconsin where she completed her degree in Zoology and Environmental Sciences. She then went on to gain experience as a veterinary assistant in a general practice for 1 1/2 years before joining the MVS team in January 2020.
In her free time, you can find Freya reading, kayaking, or hiking. Her favorite animal is the ferret–in fact, she shares her home in Sun Prairie with 5! Their names are Belly, Goose, Penelope, Timon and Pumba.