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 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.
Veterinary AssistantKatie has wanted to become a veterinarian since the moment she was plopped on a horse at the age of four. She graduated from Ripon College in 2016 with a degree in Biology and has been bopping around the country, working at wildlife rehabilitation centers and zoos, since then. She recently moved back to Madison to apply for veterinary school (she was recently accepted!) and gain more veterinary experience. She enjoys birdwatching, going on adventures with her dog Parker, and spending time with friends and family. She looks forward to building strong relationships with the clients and patients at WTVC and looks forward to any learning experiences that come her way.
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 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!
GroomerMolly has always had dogs and other animals in her life. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to different dog breeds and behaviors. She is a graduate from Verona High School, class of 2010, and has always had a passion for dogs and has always felt that her purpose in life is caring for dogs and of other animals. She enjoys having her pit/lab mix that she has had for 8 years now, who she loves dearly and her little Chihuahua Johnny. Molly grew up riding horses and showing with her family and she competed in Sport Horse Nationals and many other shows as a child. She started clipping horses and now loves grooming small and large breed dogs.
Tues: 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wed: 8 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thurs: 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. to noon