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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.

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. Kelly Callahan

Dr. Kelly Callahan is a graduate of the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She worked for one year at a small animal practice in Kenosha, WI and then relocated back to Madison. She practiced at a clinic on the east side of Madison for several years before coming to West Towne Veterinary Center. Her interests in veterinary medicine are preventative care, dentistry, and internal medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Callahan enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and cooking. She has two Boston Terriers, Linus and Kwame, who provide lots of love and entertainment. Dr. Callahan is looking forward to meeting you and your furry loved ones!

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.



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

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.

Client Relations Specialists

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!”.

Brittany Schmidt

Brittany started at the clinic in May of 2017 as one of our Client Relations Specialist and she is also the Communications & Marketing Coordinator! She graduated from University of Wisconsin – Platteville May of 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations and a Minor in Social Media. Brittany doesn’t have any furry babies yet but has a 3 year old bearded dragon named Valkyrie. Working at WTCV combines her love of animals with her passion of social media.

Crystal Diaz

Crystal joins Robin and Brittany on our client relations team! She comes from a small family from El Paso Texas and has lived in the Madison area since 2005. She has strong veterinary experience working at two other Madison veterinary clinics. Caring for animals is not something that Crystal does, it’s a part of who she is. Her 2 dogs, Callie a Schnoodle and Hazel, a Chihuahua, are a large part of her life and she is fond of cats too! Along with her, the CRS team looks forward to making sure your next visit is special!



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!