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.

VETERINARIANS


 

 

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Dr. Vitale

Dr. Vitale graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Immediately out from school he 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 he was exposed to.  He become comfortable with a broad range of medical and surgical cases, as well as dental care.  He 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 he changed to become a daytime general practitioner. Since that time he has been able to focus on the lifelong relationships with patients and clients that he finds most rewarding.

He continues to have an interest in emergency medicine, though this is augmented by an interest in preventative medicine and wellness care.  He appreciates 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, he fulfilled a dream of practice ownership by opening the Sun Prairie Pet Clinic, Inc.  He hopes to establish a lifelong relationship with my clients, my neighbors, and my new hometown.

We were recognized as the Best of Sun Prairie 5 times over the past 8 years.  He recognizes that this is a team effort in every way, and he is grateful to the staff for their dedicated efforts and to all of the clients that voted for us to receive this award.  As always, we will look to exceed your expectations in the future.

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

 

 

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Dr. Lauri

Dr. Lauri graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2012.  She enjoys the variety of general practice.  When not at work she spends her time with her Great Dane and two cats, as well as working out at a local bootcamp, hiking, reading, crafting, and playing the piano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Brye

Dr. Stephanie Brye graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  Since graduation she has practiced at 2 different clinics before landing here in Sun Prairie where she lives with her family.  She is a Wisconsin native and avidly cheers on her Packers, Badgers and Brewers.  “Free time” is spent with her husband and 2 kids and usually involves transporting to and from various children’s sporting events.  Her house is kept entertained by Sunflower (Sunnie) a 1 year old mixed breed dog and 3 cats all with their own unique personalities.  She is excited to meet and work with you and your pets!

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS


 

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Allison Swart, CVT

Allison is a Wisconsin native.  She decided to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps, who was a veterinarian in Waukesha, WI.  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 immediately after completion.

Outside the clinic, Allison volunteers at her church in the Arts Ministry team, hangs out with her nieces and nephew, and loves spending time with her own cat Merlot and her extended clinic of fur babies.  In the past she has tutored students in the veterinary technician program at Globe University.

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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Rebecca Bedner, CVT

Rebecca is a Sun Prairie native. She graduated from Madison College’s Veterinary Technician program in 2017, and received her CVT certification a few months later. Rebecca has been caring for patients here at SPPC since August 2017. Rebecca strives to make her patients comfortable and happy  while visiting the clinic. She incorporates fear free techniques and takes the time to get to know the needs of her patients. Her furry family includes a horse named Charlee, and two Dachshunds, Kody and Olive. When she is not working, Rebecca enjoys spending time camping with her family and going out to the barn to spoil her horse

 

 

 

 

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Kristie Dantuma, CVT

After growing up in a small town in northern Illinois, Kristie moved to Madison in 2016 to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician.  Upon graduation from Madison College in May 2019, she plans on putting down roots here in the Madison area.  As a proud cat mom of two rescues, Kristie plans on continuing to grow her passion for animals and would love to one day specialize as a surgical assistant.

Outside of the Clinic, she spreads her time off between pageants, family, and running a non-profit organization.

 

 

 

 

 

VETERINARY TECHNICIANS


 

 

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McKenzie West, VT

McKenzie graduated from Globe University with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2017.  She has been hoping to work with animals since she was 6 years old, and since then she gained experience working in emergency, preventative care, and private practices.  She currently lives with Echo (a Siberian Husky) and Gizmo (a leopard gecko).  Outside of work McKenzie looks forward to spending time with her parents and little sister, and especially looks forward to a week long fishing trip to Canada with her father.  In her down time, McKenzie enjoys drawing and spending time outdoors.  She hopes to help every pet that walks into the clinic and provide the best care for them in any situation.

 

 

 

 

CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES


 

 

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Kathy Fankhauser

Kathy has been working in the veterinary field as a client service representative for several years.  She lives with her husband in Brooklyn with her dogs and cats, and luckily has the space for her horses as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheyenne Weichmann

Cheyenne lives in Madison with her husband, 4 kids, and granddaughter.  When not at work, Cheyenne enjoys hunting for sea glass, making jewelry, and reading.  Cheyenne’s love of animals brought her back to the veterinary field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSISTANTS


 

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Jaclene Hanson

Jaclene is a senior at Sun Prairie High School working toward a career in veterinary medicine through the Dane County Youth Apprentice Program.  She has had this career in mind since middle school, so it is a wonderful opportunity to work at this clinic.

In her free time, Jaclene enjoys curling up with a good book, practicing piano and violin, and cuddling with her fur babies back home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLINIC MANAGER


 

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Terri Tolley-Thompson

Terri has been in the veterinary field for 20 plus years. She strives to remember all clients names and pets and treats all patients like her own pets. Which include a Frenchie named Fiona a Pitbull named Nala and a little mutt named Mowgli. Two big cats, Michigan and Olaf and we can’t forget the chickens. Terri enjoys working with animals and has many of her own. A dream of Terri’s is to own a small farmette and add to her love of animals. In her spare time she loves to be outside hiking and visiting zoos with her large family. Terri resides in Sun Prairie with her husband and one of her five kids still lives at home. Her pride and joy are her five grand children.