I have been in the veterinary field since 2004, and graduated from Horizon School of Veterinary Assisting in 2005. In 2009 I decided I wanted to become a Certified Veterinary Technician and passed the NAVTA licensing exam that January. I have dabbled in most areas of veterinary medicine from emergency, to surgical/anesthetic technician, to general practice and canine rehabilitation. In 2013 I became the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association’s Vet Tech of the year. I am excited to be working for Dr. Sarah at True Veterinary Care and look forward to keeping all our patients healthy! I am hoping to attend courses at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. When I am not at work I love to spend time with my hubsters, Matt; my pups, Cosworth and Vettel; and my cats, Turbo and Fergie. Most summer weekends you can find us all (minus the cats) at the racetrack watching Matt race his fox body Mustang. I have also recently discovered my love of the outdoors.
Interesting fact: I am my husband’s pit crew for races, I can change a tire, check oil/change oil, and hand pump gas.
I graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Biological Sciences in 1995, and UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Since becoming a veterinarian I have worked with sheep, alpacas, cows, horses, goats, pigs, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, field mice (!), dogs and cats. It was with a fair bit of remorse that I eventually decided it was best to focus my efforts on a couple of species rather than a gaggle, and I have been seeing mainly canines and felines since 2008. True Veterinary Care is a dream come true and wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my husband and the support of family and friends. In my past life I enjoyed racing my bicycle and hope to someday dust the cobwebs off for at least a spin around the rural block that we live on. In the meantime, I have a super time playing tag in the backyard with my daughter, Waverly (10) and son, Walter (5). Our animal family members include our black labrador Malcolm, and Cairn/Westie terrier mix, Mr. Buns. I am excited to work with my clients’ animals both old and new, and am committed to treating people with respect and honesty.
Interesting fact: I have matched 3 people on the National Marrow Donor Registry and have donated bone marrow once and stem cells twice. Visit http://bethematch.org/Home.aspx to find out more about becoming a donor.
Sarah Kalstrup DVM
Nicki Haushalter CVT
I graduated from UW-Madison in 2012 with a degree in animal science. Since then, I've worked at a veterinary clinic, a dog daycare/training center, and a weight loss center. I have special interest in animal behavior and training. In my free time, I enjoy horseback riding, playing with my furbaby Walter, running, playing tennis, and spending time with family. I just celebrated my first year anniversary working at True Veterinary Care!
Mariah Bayer VA
I have worked in veterinary clinics since 2006--starting in customer service and then migrating into helping with odd jobs all over the hospital. In February, 2015 I completed a program from VetMedTeam, for my certificate as a veterinary assistant. People who know me consider me an organizer extrordanaire. I enjoy meeting and talking with new people as well as their furry family members. My husband and I love spending time with our son, Emmit(1). I have a miniature rex rabbit, Felt.
Interesting Fact: In my childhood, I traveled to Jamaica seven times!
Kayla Hauser VT
I’ve worked in the veterinary field since 2015. I have worked my way up from kennel attendant to veterinary assistant to veterinary technician. I graduated from the veterinary technology program at Globe University of La Crosse in June of 2016 with my associates in veterinary technology. I am excited and eager to learn from Dr. Sarah and the amazing team at True Veterinary Care as well as meet and care for all of our clients and patients to our best ability and the highest of standards. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, and spending quality time with my fiance Jamie, our two dogs Ice and Zara, and our cat Nazzy.
Interesting Fact: My fiance and I have a bucket list of national parks we’re in the process of crossing off. So far we have been to the Great Smoky Mountains, Zion, and the Grand Canyon. This year we’re planning to cross off Death Valley, Sequoia, and Redwood National Park.