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Stephanie joined the MVS team in December 2021. She is a Madison local with a background in hospitality, property management and human resources. One of her proudest achievements is helping to open the Hyatt Place Madison/Verona hotel. 

Stephanie is a proud mother of 4 dogs: Bodhi, Balto, Mocha and Prince. In her spare time, she can be found spending time with family and friends or running around the bay with one of her furry children. 

Advanced Training

-Leadership and Management
-Training for high performance teams
-Oncology
-Internal Medicine
-Anesthesia
-RECOVER CPR Certified
-Fear-Free Certified

Maria joined the MVS team in the beginning of it all in 2012. She completed veterinary technician school through Penn Foster and has extensive experience in emergency and specialty medicine. Oncology, neurology and internal medicine are particular interests of hers.

Maria resides on the west side of Madison with her brown tabby named Jeter and her Havanese dogs named Maddie and Penny who are litter mates. She enjoys cycling and swimming and can be found competing in triathlons and Olympic style weight lifting in her free time.

Shauna graduated from Madison College in 2008 with a degree in veterinary technology.  She has over 13 of experience in general practice as a Certified Veterinary Technician, and more recently as practice manager.  Shauna joined the MVS team in September 2021.  She has a special interest in feline friendly handling, environmental enrichment, and behavior.

Shauna resides in Poynette with her husband and daughter.  They share their home with two dogs: a Pitbull mix named Marla and a Golden Retriever named Maji, and two cats: Peep and Purrcy.  Besides spending time with her daughter and family, Shauna enjoys crafting, baking, and spending time outdoors.

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Radiology

Eric graduated from the Madison Area Technical College in 2015 and became a certified veterinary technician the same year. During school, he worked as an animal caretaker through the college and joined our team shortly after graduating as an internal medicine technician.

Eric lives in Madison with his wife, Kas and their Mastiff Nala. Eric is a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and in his spare time he enjoys playing electronic music as a DJ.

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Neurology

Amber graduated from Globe University with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2014. She had worked in general practice since 2012 before joining the MVS Neurology team in August 2019.

Amber currently lives in Edgerton with her family. They share their home with a Golden Retriever named Henry James, a Pyrenees mix named Ruthie and three fish. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing, camping and all sorts of outdoor activities.

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.

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Dermatology

Advanced Training

-Dermatology
-Oncology
Fear Free Certified
-Pet Loss Grief Counselor

Bethany is a graduate of the Madison College Veterinary Technology Program and she spent 18 years in general practice before joining the Madison Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care team in April 2018. She also founded and operated Darling Pet Rescue for 11 years during that time. Bethany has volunteered for Madison Cat Project for the past 13 years with the past 7 years as the lead technician for monthly spay days.  She is Fear Free Certified (Elite level) in animal handling and her special interests include dermatology, oncology and behavior.  Most recently, Bethany completed her certification as a Pet Loss Grief Recovery Specialist with the American Institute of Health Care Professionals in December of 2020.

When she isn’t at work, you can find Bethany hiking, gardening, mushroom hunting or working on home improvement projects. She shares a home in Madison with her husband and their three dogs: Hank, Mr. Snuffleupagus and Lillian, as well as four tortoises: Bruce, Mildred, Gladys and Mac.

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Blood Bank

Advanced Training

-Human-Animal Bond Certified
-RECOVER CPR Certified
-Fear Free Certified

Amanda graduated from the Globe University veterinary technician program and worked as a triage nurse at the University of Wisconsin Madison Veterinary School before joining our team at MVS in July 2017. She is very passionate about emergency medicine.

Amanda lives with her husband and their two children in Monona and enjoys spending time with her family and crocheting. They share their home with a Shiba Inu mix named Pearl and three kitties named Gunnar, Shooter and Penelope.

Sierra completed her degree in veterinary technology at the Bel-Rea Institute in Denver before beginning her career, starting in general practice. After a year and a half, she made the jump to emergency medicine. Veterinary medicine was always in her plans, and she chose to be a technician because of her love of the nursing side of care. She knew ER was her passion following an internship in an ICU/ER at a specialty emergency clinic. Sierra thrives in the fast-paced ER environment and loves making a difference in the lives of our patients and their owners–from seeing the sick that get better and get to go home to helping families who are saying goodbye.

Sierra lives in Dodgeville and shares her home with her English Bulldog Harley, Husky mix Koda, four cats named Zara, Jinx, Wanda and Patches and a few chickens.

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Client Care

Julia graduated with an associates degree in liberal arts in 2022 and will be starting her bachelors in phycology in the fall. Her experience includes many years of customer service and is a life-long pet owner! She found MVS because she wanted to combine her customer service skills with her love of animals! MVS was lucky enough to have Julia join our team in October 2019.

Julia lives in Madison with her cats, Bernard and Cornelius. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading and knitting.

Charlene has always loved having and working with animals. Her first job was at a stable where she took care of 30 horses, and she has experience working at a pet store before joining the MVS team in May 2019.

She lives in Evansville with her Boxer mix named Bo and her Shar Pei mix named Enzo. She also has an American Paint Horse named Houdini. In her free time, Charlene enjoys camping, tubing on the Sugar River, spending time with her nieces and hanging out with her horse.

Samantha joined the MVS team in April 2021. She resides in Downtown Madison with her Boxer Remy and two kitties named Rosie and Rally. In her free time, Samantha loves to hang out with her animals, binge watch the latest Netflix show or go out to dinner with friends.

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Oncology

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Emergency

Advanced Training

-Human-Animal Bond Certified
-RECOVER CPR Certified
-Fear Free Certified

Amanda graduated from the Globe University veterinary technician program and worked as a triage nurse at the University of Wisconsin Madison Veterinary School before joining our team at MVS in July 2017. She is very passionate about emergency medicine.

Amanda lives with her husband and their two children in Monona and enjoys spending time with her family and crocheting. They share their home with a Shiba Inu mix named Pearl and three kitties named Gunnar, Shooter and Penelope.

Brooke began her journey to become a CVT in 2015 with school and working in a small animal and exotic practice. She became certified in 2019 and has always been drawn to emergency medicine throughout her career. She was drawn to the urgent care situations while in general practice and knew she needed to follow her passion. Brooke joined the MVS team in December 2021.

Her home in Fitchburg is made complete with her Boxer mix named Rebel and two fluffy cats; Eleanor Rigby and Sgt. Pepper. In her free time, she enjoys working on little projects including sewing.

Jami obtained her bachelors degree in biology with a minor in animal science from UW Platteville in 2011 before pursuing her veterinary technician certification from Madison College in 2013. Growing up, Jami was the kind of kid who was always bringing stray animals home and knew that she wanted a career that involved caring for them every day. Jamie worked in general practice for 8 years before joining the MVS ER team in 2020.

Jamie shares her home in Mineral Point with her husband and two very active little boys. Their family is completed with four dogs–a Pitbull named Daisy, Shepherd named Reggie and two Wired Haired Terriers named Hank and Harley. Their house doesn’t have many quiet days…and that’s just the way they like it!

Sierra completed her degree in veterinary technology at the Bel-Rea Institute in Denver before beginning her career, starting in general practice. After a year and a half, she made the jump to emergency medicine. Veterinary medicine was always in her plans, and she chose to be a technician because of her love of the nursing side of care. She knew ER was her passion following an internship in an ICU/ER at a specialty emergency clinic. Sierra thrives in the fast-paced ER environment and loves making a difference in the lives of our patients and their owners–from seeing the sick that get better and get to go home to helping families who are saying goodbye.

Sierra lives in Dodgeville and shares her home with her English Bulldog Harley, Husky mix Koda, four cats named Zara, Jinx, Wanda and Patches and a few chickens.

Jordan graduated from the MATC veterinary technician in May 2018 and joined the MVS team shortly after. He has experience with small animals from internships at other veterinary clinics in the area. He also enjoys working with large animals and has volunteered as a stable keeper at the Three Gaits therapeutic riding center.

Jordan lives in Stoughton with a whole collection of pets! This includes a mini Shar-Pei name Suka, a long-haired kitty named Gizmo, two mixed-breed dogs named Gracie and Dobbie, a chinchilla and a rabbit! In his spare time, Jordan enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking and being outdoors with his dogs.

Advanced Training

-Dermatology
-Oncology
Fear Free Certified
-Pet Loss Grief Counselor

Bethany is a graduate of the Madison College Veterinary Technology Program and she spent 18 years in general practice before joining the Madison Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care team in April 2018. She also founded and operated Darling Pet Rescue for 11 years during that time. Bethany has volunteered for Madison Cat Project for the past 13 years with the past 7 years as the lead technician for monthly spay days.  She is Fear Free Certified (Elite level) in animal handling and her special interests include dermatology, oncology and behavior.  Most recently, Bethany completed her certification as a Pet Loss Grief Recovery Specialist with the American Institute of Health Care Professionals in December of 2020.

When she isn’t at work, you can find Bethany hiking, gardening, mushroom hunting or working on home improvement projects. She shares a home in Madison with her husband and their three dogs: Hank, Mr. Snuffleupagus and Lillian, as well as four tortoises: Bruce, Mildred, Gladys and Mac.

Brooke attends Madison College and is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program with plans of graduating in the spring of 2021. Before joining the MVS team in January 2020, Brooke has experience at a general practice veterinary clinic.

She lives in Belleville and shares her home with a Teacup Maltese named Autumn. When Brooke isn’t working or at school, she spends her free time painting and doing photography.

Emily grew up in Beaver Dam, WI. After graduating from Watertown in 1996, she relocated to Northern California in 1998. Emily took night classes in Santa Rosa, and trained on the job in emergency and specialty clinics. She then returned to Wisconsin to be closer to loved ones after becoming a RVT in 2008. In 2012, Emily became a CVT while working at Oregon Vet Clinic. Emily joined the internal medicine team at MVS in January of 2017, and now works with emergency and inpatient care. She loves that every day in the ER is an opportunity to learn or teach something new.

Emily lives with her boyfriend on the near east side of Madison, where they’ve been going to neighborhood restaurants and festivals for the past 10 years. When not so busy at work, she loves to be lazy at home with her 2 cats, 2 bearded dragons, a 20-year-old box turtle, and several fish. Emily is passionate for variety in music and art, science, good eats, and great memories.

Advanced Training

-Internal Medicine

Jenny graduated from UW-Madison in 2014 with a degree in zoology and environmental studies before attending MATC for the veterinary technician program. She graduated in Spring 2017. Jenny has been with MVS since early 2015, and is now a vital part of the neurology team. She also has experience volunteering at Dane County Humane Society with both canines and as a wildlife rehabilitatior.

Jenny currently lives in Madison with her French Bulldog, Eloise. She plans on applying for veterinary school in the near future!

Kal grew up in Wheatridge, CO. After serving 4 years in the Marine Corps he pursued his Associates in Animal Science at Stanbridge University, Irvine CA and graduated in 2020. Kal became licensed as an RVT in California that same year. In 2021 he moved to Madison, WI and started at MVS in June. He became licensed as a CVT while working at MVS.

Kal lives in Madison with his dog Chip.

Nikole attended M State in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and graduated with an applied associates degree in equine sciences in 2016. Then, she attended Broadview University in Madison and graduated in 2018 with an applied associates degree in veterinary technology. Nikole joined the MVS emergency team in November 2018.

In her free time, Nikole loves to hang out with her dog, fish, camp and watch the New Orleans Saints. She shares her home in Madison with her American Pit Bull Terrier named Hades.

Sam graduated from Globe University in 2014 and became a certified veterinary technician shortly after. She had worked for 10 years prior in general practice before joining the MVS emergency team in spring 2014.

Sam lives in Janesville with her family that includes a shih-tzu named Walker, a terrier mix named Willow, a yellow lab named Winston, and a kitty named Sniper. She spends most of her time with her husband Jason and their adorable children Jackson, born in 2017 and Peyton born in 2020!

Gwen graduated from UW-Platteville with a bachelors in animal science in May of 2021 and is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Madison College. Gwen has always been passionate about animals and has experience with reptiles, rodents, livestock and companion animals. She enjoys being able to better the lives of animals and help both them and their ‘parents’ feel better. Gwen joined the MVS team in February 2022.

In her free time, Gwen enjoys walking her dogs, hanging out with friends & family, painting and anything outside. She shares her home with an American Staffordshire Terrier named Hugo and an American Bulldog mix named Piper.

Kaylee attended the University of Wisconsin from 2017-2020, graduating with a BS in animal science. She has experience working in a lab setting, as a kennel crew member at the UW Vet School and has volunteered with various organizations such as the Oshkosh and Dane County Humane Societies, Heartland Farm Sanctuary and Madison Cat Project. She joined the MVS Client Care Team in June 2019.

Kaylee splits her time between Madison and West Allis and shares her home with a Miniature Goldendoodle named Buddy. In her free time she enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, reading, Wisconsin sports and staying active. She herself was a collegiate athlete as a member of the Wisconsin Women’s Rowing team for her whole undergraduate career. She and her team finished in the top 12 at the NCAA Championships!

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Internal Medicine

Advanced Training

-Internal Medicine
-RECOVER CPR Certified

Becky attended Moraine Park Technical College’s veterinary technology program before working in general practice for 7 years. She joined the internal medicine team at MVS in June 2016. She enjoys working in internal medicine because she’s able to help our clients and patients get answers for their ailments, as well as help to manager their diseases long term so they can live their best possible lives. She loves a good foreign body endoscopy that saves a pet from requiring surgery.

Becky and her fiancé live in DeForest with their Rat Terrier mix Zoey, Labrador Nova and have an Appaloosa horse named Rio. In her free time, she loves camping, golfing, hunting and horseback riding.

Jessica attended Globe University to become a veterinary technician and has been in practice since 2012. Before pursuing this career, she was a Police Officer in the US Navy. Jessica joined the MVS team in 2020 and says her favorite part of IM is being a part of CTs and rhinoscopies.

Jessica resides on the east side of Madison with her Pit Bull named Zara and three kitties named Bella, Alice and Penelope. When not at work, she travels around the US playing competitive softball and enjoys camping, hiking and hunting.

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Ophthalmology

Danielle studied photography at Madison College. During that time, she started working in a dog day care which truly sparked her love of working with animals. She later became the kennel manager of a veterinary clinic where she enjoyed caring for daycare and boarding animals, and also being involved in veterinary procedures and processes. She also worked at a local humane society for several years both in reception and kennel care.

Danielle joined the MVS team in April 2018. She and her partner own four black DSH cats (Silla, Duckie, Omni, and Ferris) and an Australian Shepherd (Norah), Border Collie Mix (Ellie), Chihuahua (Meeko), and a mixed breed named Juno. In her spare time, she can be found walking or hiking with the dogs and spending time with family and friends. 

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Surgery

Advanced Training

-RECOVER CPR Certified

Nick completed the veterinary technician program at Madison College and graduated in May 2017. He joined our team at MVS the same month and soon after became a CVT. Initially, he started in our emergency service but found a love for surgery during his training rotations. He is the perfect fit for our surgery team.

Nick lives in Fitchburg with his Siberian Husky, Valor and his Alaskan Malamute named Enzo. In his free time, Nick enjoys fishing, playing tennis and soccer, and running. He loves learning new languages and can converse in 4 different ones!

Hannah graduated from Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma in May 2018. She became a CVT shortly after in July and joined the MVS surgery team in August. Hannah has always loved animals and knew that they would be a big part of her personal and professional life.

She shares her home in McFarland with a German Shepherd named Mya and a short-haired cat named Kitty! In her free time, she enjoys doing anything outdoors, including hiking and biking. She also loves going to live music shows and spending time with friends and family.

Anna graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Art History in 2006 before attending the Bel Rea Institue of Animal Technology in 2014. She has over 5 years of experience in general practice in Colorado. She then worked in the anesthesia department at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital before joining the MVS surgery team in July of 2019.

Anna currently lives in Stoughton with her kitty named Boris Bernard and her rescued Pittie, Morticia of Tarth. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and making art, baking, cooking, crossfit and horseback riding.

Advanced Training

-Surgery

Cassandra graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 2014 with a degree in veterinary technology. She has experience at both general and specialty practices, but found her true calling on our surgery team in November 2014.

Cassandra lives in Burke with her husband and daughter, their boxers named Stanley and Kylie, their torti cat named Luna and 6 chickens. In her free time, Cassandra can be found hiking, camping, working out, boating and hanging out with family and friends.

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