Dr. Ken Lambrecht
Founding Owner/Medical Director
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
Dr. Tina Karls
VeterinarianDr. Tina 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.
Dr. Kelly Callahan
VeterinarianDr. 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.
Dr. Gretchen May
Integrative Care VeterinarianDr. Gretchen 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 of the conditions in an integrative fashion. She has practiced for over 12 years and has a great grasp of what it takes to keep pets healthy.
Veterinary AssistantAshley graduated from Globe University with an associate’s of applied science: veterinary technology in March 2018. She has a spoiled Boston terrier mix named Bear and six “over loved” cats. She has a diluted tortoiseshell named Halo, a black cat named Angel, two tiger stripe boys named Toby and Tiger Billy, two orange cats named Rollie and Garfield. She has rescued all of her pets and didn’t plan to stop!. Currently, her hobbies include; cooking, reading, and volunteering to help others. She strives to be the best at being a caring and competent veterinary nurse and has a special interest in behavior and dentistry.
Veterinary AssistantMakenzi is a third-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, but ultimately found her way to her true calling of veterinary medicine. Makenzi enjoys taking her Cambodian rescue cat on walks, going camping, and checking out new restaurants. Makenzi’s favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is caring for pets while building relationships with clients, which is why she aspires to be a small animal general practitioner following graduation from veterinary school.
Julia started working at the WTVC in May 2018, and currently lives near the UW human hospital with her cat, Fettuccine. She graduated from UW Madison with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology in 2016, then decided to stay in Madison for
Veterinary AssistantEmily has loved animals since she was little. When she was in kindergarten, she decided she wanted to be a veterinarian. Throughout middle school, high school, and college, she had her own dog walking/pet sitting business. Over the past ten years in her hometown of Fond du Lac, she has walked over 100 dogs, pet sat over 20 different cats and even walked a pig. She continues pet care in Madison in addition to working at West Towne Veterinary Center. Currently, she is a senior at UW-Madison and hopes to attend veterinary school soon.
Gideon C. Elliott graduated with his B.A. in Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology, promptly flew 3000 miles away to the West Coast, and recently moved back to Madison to be closer to his “human nephew.” He has a history of nonprofit work, peer-support, and loving animals. While he does not have any pets of his own at the moment, he has many fur godchildren, including his parents’ German Shepherd, Seeley Booth. He is excited to bring his communications and office administration experience into such a dynamic role at West Towne Veterinary Center and looks forward to getting to know our human clients too!
Robin is a mom of 4 and also has many pets. She and her husband care for two dogs, six cats, two chinchillas, and one guinea pigs in addition to homeschooling 3 of their four 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 previous 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!”
Client Relations SpecialistBrittany has a passion for social media and a love for pets which helps her fit right in here at WTVC! She loves working with clients and their pets making sure every visit goes well and is stress-free. Brittany enjoys keeping up with the newest trends and technology to help keep pets happy and healthy. She doesn’t have any fur babies yet but will in the future, after she gets through planning her June 2020 wedding.
Client Relations SpecialistEvie has recently joined our team as a Client Relations Specialist. She has 1 dog named Jazz and a horse named Tulip. She is looking forward to going back to school to become a veterinary nurse. She has been around animals, both large and small, for most of her life. Evie is excited to be surrounded by animals in her professional life!
GroomerRahne 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!
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