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
I graduated from Horizon School of Veterinary Assisting in 2008, became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2012 and received a management degree in 2015. I am currently pursuing credentials as a certified veterinary practice manager and am considering a VTS (specialty) in Nutrition. My areas of interest are leadership, AAHA accreditation, integrative care, and animal nutrition. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, attending continuing education events, fostering cats for the Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue, and serving on the board for the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association. I have 2 Persian cats at home named Paris and Adonis. I look forward to working with you and your family members!
Interesting Fact: I once fell off of a donkey.
Christine Kass CVT
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 look forward to meeting you all and I'm excited to start my career at True Veterinary Care!
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 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 just welcomed our new baby boy Emmit in to this world, and will be on maternity leave for a few months. I have two miniature rex rabbits, Felt and Surly, as well as a pet rat, Sutton.
Interesting Fact: In my childhood, I traveled to Jamaica seven times!
I recently joined True Vet Care, and will have my bio added soon!
Interesting Fact: Coming Soon!