Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Spartan Animal Hospital!

  • 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 Dax, 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
    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.

  • Katie Porterfield
    Lead CVT

    Katie became a CVT in 2012 and joined the Spartan team in 2015. Growing up she cared for dogs, cats, guinea pigs, mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, rabbits, fish and a hermit crab. Her favorite part of the job here at Spartan is working with such a huge variety of species, with a special interest in anesthesia and surgical assisting. In her free time Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Joel and their two children, volunteering with the Brodhead Jaycees, and taking family road trips. Their family pets include a German Shepherd named Delilah and three cats named Harlow, Harrison and Hendrix.

  • 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. 

  • Diane Ray
    Cleaning Technician
    Diane retired in 2014 after a long career in insurance. She came to Spartan Animal Hospital in February 2017 as our part-time cleaner. She lives in McFarland with her husband and two fur babies, Sam and Lucy Lu. Diane enjoys spending time with her two children and four grandchildren. Her hobbies are walking, crocheting, and getting away to her cabin in Hillsboro.
  • Mikayla Kowal
    Veterinary Assistant

    Mikayla joined Spartan in June of 2018. She currently lives in Windsor with her boyfriend Audie and is a student in the Madison College Veterinary Technician Program. Mikayla enjoys working with all types of animals; from exotics to dogs and cats. She has two snakes, three birds, 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!

Our Locations

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