The Sun Prairie Pet Clinic, Inc. was founded on the belief that our pets occupy a very special place in our lives. We recognize and celebrate the unique gifts that our canine and feline family members give to us unconditionally. Our goal is to keep our pets healthy and strong through all stages of life. We strive for this goal by advocating wellness care for the healthy pet, as well as timely and appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the sick pet. We know that each pet and each family are unique; therefore, we tailor medical care for each pet and family individually based on individual needs.

 

<strong>Dr. Vitale</strong>
Dr. Vitale

I graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Immediately out from school I took a position at a large, 24-hour veterinary hospital as an emergency veterinarian. This experience was tremendously rewarding for the diversity and complexity of cases I was exposed to. This gave me the chance to become comfortable with a broad range of medical and surgical cases, as well as dental care. It became apparent that I was looking for a more prolonged relationship with the patients and clients, which is something the emergency room did not provide. After 9 years in emergency medicine I changed to a daytime general practitioner. Since that time I have been able to focus on the lifelong relationships with my patients that are most satisfying to me, and ultimately, my clients.

I continue to have an interest in emergency medicine, though this is augmented by an interest in preventative medicine and wellness care. I appreciate the opportunity to get to know the clients and their pets well enough to develop a personalized plan for health care for each patient.

In the spring of 2008, I fulfilled a dream of practice ownership by opening the Sun Prairie Pet Clinic, Inc. I hope to establish a lifelong relationship with my clients, my new neighbors, and my new hometown.

Recently I was the 2012 Best Veterinarian in Sun Prairie by the readers of the Sun Prairie Star newspaper.   This is the third year in a row for me and the Sun Prairie Pet Clinic.  I recognize that this is a team effort in every way, and I am grateful to the staff for their dedicated efforts and to all of the clients that voted for us to receive this award again.  As always, we will look to exceed your expectations in the future.

I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Wisconsin State Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. I am certified to perform PennHIP evaluations for canine hip dysplasia.

When not in the clinic, I enjoy spending any free time with my wife Angie and our 2 children. If there is any time left after that I have been known to run, bike, or rollerblade (anything for a little sun!), and read here and there.

 

Our Valuable Team Members

<strong>Susan J. Ubl, CVT</strong>
Susan J. Ubl, CVT
Sue Ubl, CVT, joined the Sun Prairie Pet Clinic in July of 2009. She has dedicated her lifelong career to the health and welfare of all animal species. Known for her upbeat and compassionate nature she is enjoying the client/patient relationships at the Sun Prairie Pet Clinic as well as working with the SPPC team!

Graduating from the Madison Area Technical College first Veterinary Technician class in 1972, Sue has worked in various aspects of veterinary medicine. Included are large, small, and emergency clinics, veterinary diagnostics and research facilities. She has also taught at the college level and has given animal related talks to grade, middle, and high school students.

Sue has served as the President of the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association ( WVTA) as well as the President of the Wisconsin Histology Society (WHS). She is a member of the Humane Society of the United States, is a volunteer for the National Veterinary Response team.

In Sue’s spare time she and her husband Greg, an Animal Health Inspector, tend to their Legendwood farm, home to llamas, sheep, goats, dogs and cats. Hobbies include, processing and spinning animal fibers to yarn, canoeing, gardening, ballroom dancing, and many animal related activities!

<strong>Allison Swart, CVT</strong>
Allison Swart, CVT
Allison is a 2012 graduate of the veterinary technician program at Globe University, Madison East campus.  Allison completed her externship at Sun Prairie Pet Clinic and was hired on quickly after this was completed.

Outside of the clinic, Allison volunteers at her church in the Arts Ministry team, tutors fellow students in the veterinary technician program at Globe University, hangs out with her nieces and nephews, and loves spending time with her cat Thatcher and dog Lucy.

<strong>Margaret South, CVT</strong>
Margaret South, CVT
Margaret joined our practice in August of 2011; she graduated from the MATC Veterinary Technician Program in June of 2004.  She is interested in emergency medicine and works as an emergency technician when not at SPPC.

Margaret has extensive experience in fostering ‘bottle feeding age’ kittens, and is routinely caring for her ever-changing brood.  In her spare time she enjoys time with her (adult) cats Albert, Diamond, Cat Stevens, and Oscar

<strong>Marie Mickelson, CVT</strong>
Marie Mickelson, CVT
Marie has been with the Sun Prairie Pet Clinic, Inc. since we were founded in 2008.  Also a graduate of MATC, she achieved her CVT in 2008.  While Marie has a strong affinity for the pets we see and our clients, she also has a desire to work with large animals; she also works for the UW Veterinary Teaching Hospital as a technician in the large animal barn.  While not working Marie enjoys tending to her horse and rides any chance that she can get.