Welcome to Spartan Animal Hospital

Spartan Animal Hospital is a full-service small animal and exotics hospital proudly located in McFarland since 1987.  We strive to offer the highest quality medical care. Our services range from comprehensive preventative care, routine and advanced oral care, routine and specialized surgical care, internal medicine and urgent care services for dogs, cats, small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and avian species including poultry and waterfowl.

Best Veterinarian 2021

Best Veterinarian 2021

Thank you McFarland for voting us Best Veterinarian in the Best of McFarland contest!
We are so honored to be part of this wonderful community and appreciate every opportunity to care for your pets.

Our Mission:
Spartan Animal Hospital's core mission is to partner with our clients to nurture and preserve the human-animal bond
through compassionate, comprehensive, quality medical and surgical care for our patients.

  • Abby Vockroth
    Customer Service Representative

    Abby graduated with a trumpet performance degree from UW Madison, but life took her in many different directions and has formed her into a 'Jill of All Trades'. A back injury caused her to leave the in-home health care profession, but the silver lining is that it landed her in the veterinary world, and this is the field she finds most rewarding and enjoyable. She loves helping people take care of the family members the love, and believes educating clients is the key to success. When Abby is not at the clinic, busy with her pet sitting business, or playing with her kitties, Momo, Grampa, and Ranger, she enjoys bicycling, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.

  • Mikayla Kowal
    CVT

    Mikayla joined Spartan in June of 2018. She currently lives in Windsor with her boyfriend Audie. Mikayla enjoys working with all types of animals; from exotics to dogs and cats. She has two snakes, a tartantula, and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing at home with her critters, bike riding, and traveling. She enjoys meeting all of the furry, feathery, and scaly patients that come to the clinic!

  • Kara Shogren
    Customer Service Representative

    Kara joined the Spartan Animal Hospital team in the spring of 2019 as one of our customer service representatives. She grew up in Stevens Point and that is where she attended the University of Stevens Point with a major in psychology. Kara has always had a love of animals and is happy to be a part of the SAH team. Kara lives in Madison with her husband Tyler and their daughter Emily. They have 2 cats, Lantern and Dorian, as well as a dog named Tucker. Kara enjoys running, playing board games with her family and gardening.

  • Jennifer Marsden
    DVM

    Dr. Jen graduated from Beloit College with a Bachelor's of Science, then headed out west to Washington and Idaho where she began her career in the veterinary field. After working as a veterinary assistant for 3 years, she decided to pursue a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University. After graduating with her DVM in 2015, she has worked with all species large, small, and exotic. She has a particular interest in pain management, preventative health, dentistry, and exotics. In her free time, Dr. Jen enjoys backpacking and kayaking with her husband and two dogs.

  • Amber Schmidt-Bedker
    CVT

    Amber joined Spartan Animal Hospital in 2017 as a certified veterinary technician. She graduated from Madison College's vet tech program in 2016. Amber enjoys working with a variety of animals, with a special interest in rabbits. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, traveling and hiking. She lives with her husband and 2 rabbits, Bandit and Chewie. 

  • Jen Marsden
    DVM, Owner

    Dr. Jen graduated from Beloit College with a Bachelor's of Science, then headed out west to Washington and Idaho where she began her career in the veterinary field. After working as a veterinary assistant for 3 years, she decided to pursue a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University. After graduating with her DVM in 2015, she has worked with all species large, small, and exotic. Dr. Jen joined the Spartan team in 2017. She has a particular interest in pain management, preventative health, surgery, dentistry, and exotics. In her free time, Dr. Jen enjoys backpacking and kayaking with her husband and two dogs. Dr. Jen is accepting new patients and looks forward to meeting you and your pets!

  • Fallon Ready
    Practice Manager

    Fallon is our Practice Manager and has been with Spartan since 2003. After studying psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee she decided her interests lie in the veterinary field. Providing a client centered environment and getting to know the clients and patients of Spartan is important to Fallon.  She resides with her husband Pete and daughter Milan. She also shares her home with her dog Fenn, cats Jamison and Casper, and a pygmy goat named Ennis. In her spare time, Fallon enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor adventure activities, reading and volunteering in the human hospice field.

  • Haley Sobczak
    CVT

    Haley is our McFarland born and raised Certified Veterinary Technician. Haley has used the opportunity to know our clients on a personal and professional level. Haley first started working at Spartan Animal Hospital in high school as cleaner, then after her experience with Spartan - enrolled in Madison Area Technical College's veterinary technician program. Haley graduated from the program in 2003 and joined Spartan as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2004. Haley currently resides in Stoughton with her husband Dan and son Cameron. Haley and her family are lovers of all species great and small. They currently have one dog, one cat, one bird, one ferret, one hedgehog, one salamander, one chameleon, three fire belly toads, four bearded dragons, three Russian tortoises and one three toed box turtle. In her free time Haley enjoys camping, taking walks, reading and spending time with family and friends.

  • Jesse Shunk
    Lead CVT

    Jesse has been a team member of Spartan Animal Hospital since February 2015. He graduated from Globe University and became a CVT in 2015 as well. Jesse currently has one dog named Cookie Mommer, and one cat named Miska. He loves exotics and some day wants to have his own aviary. Jesse resides in Cottage Grove with his wife Rachel, son Aaron, and daughter Taylor. In his free time Jesse enjoys outdoor activities, sports, reading, and most importantly spending time with family and friends.

Our Location

Office Hours

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

See What Our Clients Have To Say

  • "“I am a new bearded dragon keeper and I started bringing her here! They have been able to get me in for last minute appointments twice now and are super friendly and kind and gentle with my beardie Lemmy. I highly recommend for lizard care!”"
    Leah via Google
  • "“Absolutely amazing. When I got devastating news about my little kitty and called them crying they went above and beyond to find a medication that would work for her and my budget. I've been going to them for years and it's always timely and caring results. You're pets health is the most important thing and know they're in good hands is everything.”"
    Sophia via Google
  • "“I was very satisfied with the level of care Dr. Marsden gave my birds and the treatment she recommended. When two other vets didn't know what was wrong with my bird she went above and beyond to suggest every test and treatment that was available for us to try. I will definitely be going back!!!”"
    Tammi via Google
  • "“Super friendly staff! Very caring, very considerate, very understanding! This is a great clinic to take your pets in the Madison area!!!”"
    Selepri via Google
  • "“They are friendly, knowledgeable, and got my sick ferret in right away. It's been so hard to find a good exotics vet. Definitely one of the best veterinary clinics I've been to! Thank you so much!”"
    Mischa via Google
  • "“According to the girlfriend it's the best vet she's ever used and she's been to seven different ones in the surrounding areas in and around crystal lake IL. She drives an hour and forty five minutes one way just to take her pet here”"
    UltimateNote via Google
  • "“We started bringing our puppy to Spartan Animal Hospital about a year ago. We have always received loving care and such personal service. I especially love talking to Abbie on the phone, She remembers me and our girl Winnie. I just feel very confident and comfortable at Spartan Animal Hospital.”"
    CR via Google
  • "“Spartan has taken great care of all my pets! From dogs to bearded dragons they are knowledgeable, kind, and empathetic. I recommend them to anyone looking for pet care in the Madison area.”"
    Allyson via Google
  • "The staff here is fantastic! They are so kind and understanding and always put my mind at ease. You can tell they love animals and understand new puppy mom worries ;) I'm so glad this is the vet we chose for our puppy! He probably agrees, he likes the treats when he gets his shots. Thanks for everything you do!"
    Anna T. via Facebook
  • "The staff were great, friendly, and helped me out!"
    James T. via Facebook
  • "I love spartan animal hospital my dog rosie does too she does so good for the doctors so I know she is getting great care I totally trust and believe in them!"
    Diane K. via Facebook

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