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 VTNE 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, Fergie, and Chuck. 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. I was a dairy and small animal vet for 3 years, an ER vet for 1.5 years and have worked as a general practitioner for dogs and cats since 2009 . True Veterinary Care (opened 2013) is a dream come true and wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my husband, Tom, and the support of family and friends. In my past life I enjoyed racing my bicycle and look forward to finding more time to ride. In the meantime, I enjoy being outdoors with Tom, my daughter Waverly (12), son Walter (7), black labradors Malcolm, Newton 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 to find out more about becoming a donor.
Sarah Kalstrup DVM
Nicki Haushalter CVT
Becky Wachniak CSR
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 second year anniversary working at True Veterinary Care!
Interesting Fact: I'm training my cat as a hunter jumper.
Annie Sokovich CVT
I started out working as a Veterinary Assistant in 2014 while attending Globe University. I graduated with an Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology in 2015, followed by passing the VTNE exam to earn my certification as a technician. I am so honored to work with the True Vet Care team and feel grateful I am able to help care for animals all day. I have two cats named Nina and Gustav and a lab/hound mix named Ritz. When I’m not at work I love exploring new places! My husband, Danny, and I often travel on weekends to different towns and stay in bed and breakfasts. I also love being by Lake Superior and finding new places to hike.
Interesting fact: I have a sword collection in my library room from various books I’ve read. I am hoping to get Excalibur (King Arthur’s sword) next!
Bre Bothfeld CVT
Bio coming soon!!
I started in the animal field in 2010 as a kennel assistant at a doggie daycare/boarding facility. In 2013 I had the opportunity to become a veterinary assistant and during that time I went to school to become a certified veterinary technician. I graduated from the Madison College Veterinary Technician program with an Associates Degree in Applied Animal Science in May 2016. My husband, Connor, and I have a Boxer/Australian Shepherd mix, named Makwa. In the past few years I have found an interest in canine enrichment. I love finding different ways to challenge Makwa either mentally or physically. We three love to go hiking, canoeing and traveling. In my free time, I train in martial arts, read books and play on an adult kickball team.
Interesting fact: I have been skydiving five times. It's so much fun being able to do front or back flips out of the plane. I love the free falling feeling when going 120 mph in the open sky.
Lyssi Urso CVT
Tom Kalstrup, Owner, Office Manager
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Animal Science in 2011. I then completed my Master’s degree in Animal Science with an emphasis on bacteriology studying Salmonella in 2012. I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. I was born and raised in northern Wisconsin and knew that after veterinary school I would come back to the Madison area to be with my fiancé (Newly Married!..as of Sept I'm now Jackie Forcey). Prior to vet school I worked as a veterinary assistant at several clinics. In my free time I love to be by the water. I love to water ski, swim, sail (I was part of UW-Madison Hoofer’s in undergrad), kayak, and paddle board. Our dogs PT (American Bulldog) and Lona (yellow labrador) come paddle boarding with us whenever they can. I also used to play ultimate Frisbee with MUFA of Madison. I am so excited to join Dr. Sarah and the True Veterinary Care Team!
Interesting facts: I was in the magazine Entertainment Weekly for the release of the 6th Harry Potter book. I have donated over 2 gallons of blood, and donate as often as I can.
Jaclyn Forcey DVM
I have been a Certified Veterinary Technician since graduating from Madison College in 2014. I have loved and lived with animals my whole life. My absolutely favorite "job" as a child was taking care of kittens born at the farm. I find my career in veterinary medicine exciting and fulfilling and am so happy to be a member of the True Veterinary team! I am a Wisconsin woman born and raised and currently live in Madison with my husband Jeff, our cats Aoife and Stella, and our dogs Shammi and Hops. Shammi and I have enjoyed learning agility together, and both dogs love going hiking on many of the beautiful trails around the area. I spend as much time as I can outside (any season but winter) and often travel to art fairs, folk festivals, and music and theater events around the state.
Interesting fact: Interesting fact: I love to cook and bake! I belong to a global food club and often challenge myself with new recipes.
Elycia Degenhardt CVT
I received my degree in computer science from Loyola University in Chicago. I began a career working on children's educational software while also racing road and mountain bikes professionally. Due to the nomadic lifestyle of racing I had to leave the computer world and take what I thought was a temporary job as a personal trainer. I am still at it 20 years later, but have begun the transition to the next chapter in my life as a business owner, and office manager. Sarah and I have enjoyed the journey of starting True Veterinary Care. We believe in hard work, loyalty, open communication, and treating people and animals with respect. Outside of work I enjoy tending to our 20 acres of prairie flowers and grasses, retriever training, annual hunting trips to South Dakota and Idaho, and doing new things with our kids.
Interesting fact: I have been told by numerous people that I should do voice-over work or have a radio show.
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