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Dr. Ken Lambrecht

Dr. Ken Lambrecht is the founding owner and Medical Director of West Towne Veterinary Center. Dr. Ken graduated from the University of Missouri in 1981 and has been in clinical practice for 32 years. Dr. Ken’s practice interests are feline preventive medicine, preventive and therapeutic nutrition and supplements and advanced dental procedures (periodontitis and oral surgery). He has learned much over the years from his personal pets including Travis a yellow lab who was his #1 buddy from 1981 to 1995 and Buck an orange tabby who lived for 22 years!  Dr. Ken is an avid cross country skier, bicyclist and water sports lover. When he isn’t seeing clients or at a veterinary conference he is probably racing stand up paddle boards, or traveling often camping on the great lakes. His four cats (Lance, Bug, Annie & Georgie)  share his cabin on Lake Mendota.  Bug, the clinics namesake (bug ventures) often comes to the clinic with Dr. Ken and even has her own Facebook page and website!

Dr. Tina Karls

Dr. Karls is a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at a private referral practice in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Karls then joined a small animal practice in Colorado for several years before returning to Wisconsin and joining WTVC in 2007. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but especially likes dentistry, wellness care, and internal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Karls enjoys spending time in the company of her husband, her two daughters, and two dogs.

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Dr. Rachel Stading

Dr. Stading was born and raised in New-Brunswick, Canada in a french speaking town.  She graduated from veterinary school in Montreal in 2007.  She then practiced in preventative care focused clinics in Florida for 4 years. For the past 5 years, she has practiced on both the east and west sides of Madison. Dr. Stading became a veterinarian because of her deep respect and love for the bond between humans and their pets.

She loves partnering with clients to utilize various aspects of preventive medicine, and is especially fond of nutrition, fitness, and musculoskeletal issues. In her spare time, Dr. Stading likes to spend time with her husband Ben, her son Charlie, and her pets, especially if it involves any outdoor activities! She loves to be surrounded by animals. She has 2 cats named Ginger and Ninja, 2 whippets named Mowgli and Rhys, and a Boston Terrier named Trigger. Fish, frogs, snakes, and a turtle also complete her menagerie!

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Integrative Care Veterinarians

Dr. Deanna Clark

Dr. Clark graduated from the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She grew up on a small dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin and thus started out of veterinary school as a bovine-only practitioner. She soon realized how much she missed working with dogs/cats and their people and found a job as a mixed animal practitioner. As her career has evolved she has left the countryside and is now focused solely on dogs and cats. Her love of veterinary medicine incorporates many facets, but she truly celebrates the human-animal bond and enjoys helping our pets be as healthy and as much a part of our lives as possible. One of her true passions combines her own love of sports medicine with canines, and she is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.  This involves early injury diagnosis, detection, prevention and treatment similar to physical therapy in people.  Rehabilitation Therapy has given one of her own companions, Sadie (a 14 year old Siberian Husky) a new “leash” on life, making her senior years as pain-free and active as possible. In her free time, Dr. Clark enjoys backpacking, running, biking, skijoring (where her 3 younger huskies pull her on skis) and the occasional night staying in with “people” friends and her 3 cats!

Dr. Gretchen May

Dr. May graduated in 2003 from the UW School of Veterinary Medicine. She is an avid cat & dog lover. She is certified in acupuncture and treats arthritis and many the conditions in an integrative fashion. She has practiced for over 12 years and has a great grasp on what it takes to keep pets healthy.

Certified Veterinary Technicians

Sarah CVT

Sarah graduated from Rockford Career College in 2015 and passed her certification as a Certified Veterinary Technician that same year. She has special interests in dentistry, anesthesia, and nutrition making her a perfect fit for WTVC! In her spare time, she enjoys stand up paddle boarding, reading, and spending time outdoors with her two dogs.

Nichole CVT

Nichole graduated from Rockford Career College in July 2016. She recently passed her certification to become a CVT.  She joined the WTVC family in October 2016.  Her veterinary interests include dentistry and weight management and preventive care.  Her personal interests include traveling, outdoor activities, and exercise. She shares her home with her golden retriever puppy, Jordy.  Nichole is more than happy to offer tips and answer any new puppy questions you may have!



Jen is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated from MATC in 1999. She lives in DeForest with her two sons and their 6 year old lab, Soap. Her main areas of focus are dog behavior and training, nutrition, and client education. She prides herself on being the pets advocate always! Her years of experience and caring nature are a welcome asset to the team.

Veterinary Assistants


Alison is currently enrolled at MATC just finishing her coursework to be able to sit for her veterinary technician exam this summer. She shares her apartment with a wonderful domestic shorthaired cat and very playful dog.

Makenzi Travis

Makenzi is a second year veterinary student at UW-Madison. She has been with WTVC since February 2016, and previously had several years of experience at a veterinary hospital in Chicago.  Prior to going into the veterinary field, Makenzi graduated from law school and worked for a non-profit legal aid organization.  In 2011, she followed her heart and left the legal field to begin preparation for veterinary school.  Makenzi lives on the near west side of Madison with her husband and two cats. She aspires to be a small animal general practitioner following graduation from veterinary school.

Jake Siewert

Jake is finishing up his second year of veterinary school at UW-Madison. He completed his undergraduate work at UW in 2012 and worked as a veterinary assistant until he began vet school in 2014.  He has a great passion for small animal medicine.  He is interested in either an oncology residency or working as a small animal general practitioner upon graduation and potentially pursuing practice ownership.  Outside of the veterinary world he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren, competing in triathlons and traveling.  They also love hanging out with their cats, Watson and Emerson.

Client Relations Specialists

Bethany Hoersting

Bethany started at the clinic in June of 2016.  This is her first time working in this environment and she has adapted well and fits right in. She has many years of working in the customer service industry.  She and her husband Chris share their home with “Koda”, their Bernese Mountain Dog.  They love to spend time outdoors during their free time, which is hard to come by, as Chris is completing his residency program at UW.

Robin Melton

Robin is a mom of 4 and also has many pets.  She and her husband care for 2 dogs, 6 cats, 2 chinchillas, and 1 guinea pigs in addition to home schooling 3 of their 4 children.  The oldest is now a Marine. In her own words “I have worked at many vet clinics over the last 30 years, including for Dr. Lambrecht from 1999-2001.  My family has returned to the Madison area in the last year and a  half and I am ready to work again and was delighted to be able to find a position open at West Towne Veterinary Center. I am looking forward to greeting both clients that I have known from the past and new ones that I have yet to meet!”.



Stacey has over 10 years of experience in grooming, day care and rescue work. Her gentle calming nature will make all dogs enjoy their “SPA DAY”.  Stacey has a lot of experience with nervous, fearful, and/or elderly dogs, as well as pups just starting out their grooming careers.  If you want a breed standard cut or just want your dog to look cute as heck and be easy for you to maintain with minimal home care, she will work with you to meet all your grooming needs.


Rahne has been grooming for the past 10 years. Her quiet gentle approach is amazing to watch. It may take a little more time but she loves to get pets done just the way you like!