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!

  • Sheryl Allen Gould

    Dr. Allen grew up in nearby Footville, WI and graduated high school from Orfordville Parkview. She then attended UW-Madison and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biology in 2010 and her Doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Following graduation, she moved to Indiana and completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship in Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency at Purdue University. In 2015, she excitedly moved back to her home state of Wisconsin to join the Spartan staff. Dr. Allen really enjoys educating and getting to know her clients and patients. She has special interests in oncology and internal medicine and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA). Dr. Allen resides with her husband Erik, two sons: Derek and Dawson, and pets: Macy (St Bernard/Newfoundland mix), Nick (cat), Kermit (bearded dragon), and Frosty (Betta fish). Dr. Allen's favorite hobbies are playing ice hockey and volleyball, cruising, baking, and spending time with family. She is also a loyal Badger and Packer fan.

  • 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.

  • Kim Warnke

    Kim is our longest standing Certified Veterinary Technician. Kim graduated from the veterinary technician program at Madison Area Technical College in 2000, joining the Spartan Animal Hospital that year. Kim's dedication to the practice has enabled her to acquire the compassion and commitment to build long standing relationships with both patients and clients. She has two cats named Hermione and Casper, a french bulldog named Sprocket and one leopard gecko. Kim currently resides in Sun Prairie with her husband Scott and daughter Tatum. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and building her health and wellness business.

  • Haley Sobczak

    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

    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

    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.
  • Jenny Gable
    Client Services Representative

    Jenny has been a member of the Spartan team since 2017. Jenny lives in Stoughton with her boyfriend, Adrian. She has several snakes ranging from ball pythons to a hognose, and a cat named King. Jenny also grew up breeding parakeets, parrotlets, and love birds. Her job was to make sure every baby was hand tamed. Jenny enjoys drawing, painting, and many other arts and crafts. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.

  • 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!

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