Meet the friendly staff at Spartan Animal Hospital!

  • Hank Clemmons
    Dr. Hank Clemmons graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. He moved to McFarland and started his own equine practice in 1987. In 1991 Dr. Clemmons opened Spartan Animal Hospital in a small storefront, and expanded to its current location in 2004. Dr. Clemmons enjoys taking care of the area's pets and getting to know the people they bring with them. Dr. Clemmons has continued to work with horses with an emphasis on show horse sports medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA), the Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA), and the American Hackney Horse Society (AHHS). He lives with his wife Janine, dogs Bell and Raven, Steve the cat and an African Grey parrot named Birdy.
  • Rheba Zimmerman, DVM

    Dr. Rheba Zimmerman was graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 after teaching math, science, and agriculture at the middle school and high school levels for many years. While a veterinary student, she held many leadership positions including the UW's National Delegate for the Student AVMA and the UW's Team Leader and Team Leader-Elect for the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Zimmerman continues to be involved in organized veterinary medicine. She has been working in southern Wisconsin in small animal and emergency clinics prior to joining Spartan Animal Hospital. Dr. Zimmerman's professional interests include preventative medicine, surgery, dentistry, and enhancing the human-animal bond. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA), and the Dane County Veterinary Medical Association (DCVMA). Dr. Zimmerman and her husband, Nate, have a young son, Jack. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending Wisconsin Badger athletic events, traveling, golfing, playing tennis, and clowning.

  • Sheryl Allen-Gould

    Dr. Sheryl Allen graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She then moved to Indiana and completed a small animal rotating internship in medicine, surgery, and emergency at Purdue University. Following the internship, she 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, and has special interests in surgery, neurology, and oncology. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA). Dr. Allen resides with her husband Erik, son Derek, and pets: Macy (dog), Nick (cat), and Kermit (bearded dragon). Dr. Allen loves playing ice hockey and volleyball, cheering on the Badgers as a UW Marching Band Alum, baking, and spending time with family.

  • Dr.
    Jen Marsden

    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, 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
    Office Manager
    Fallon is our Office Manager and has been with Spartan since 2003. After studying at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee she decided her interests lie in the veterinary field. Getting to know the patients and clients of Spartan is important to Fallon and her hard work and dedication to the hospital make her a valuable asset to the practice. Fallon resides in Fort Atkinson with her husband Pete and daughter Milan. She also shares her home with her dog Dax, kitties Chase and Casper, a pygmy goat named Ennis, and a pot bellied pig named Sullivan. Fallon enjoys spending time with family and friends, horseback riding, hiking, reading and travel.
  • 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 Sweetie and Hermione, one whites tree frog and two leopard geckos. 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 leadership 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 two cats, two salamanders, one Senegal parrot, one lovebird and one fish. In her free time Haley enjoys camping, taking walks, reading and spending time with family and friends.
  • Jesse Shunk
    Jesse has been a member of the Spartan team since February 2015. After graduating from Globe University in 2014, Jesse knew he wanted to help care for a variety of species. Jesse looks forward to building relationships with both patients and clients. He currently has one bearded dragon named Smaug. Jesse resides in Cottage Grove with his wife Rachel, son Aaron, and daughter Taylor. In his free time Jesse enjoys outdoor activities, coaching football, reading, and most importantly spending time with friends and family.
  • Katie Porterfield
    Katie joined the Spartan team in 2015. She graduated from Globe University and became a CVT in 2012. She is very excited to have the opportunity to work with such a wide variety of species here at Spartan. Growing up, Katie cared for dogs, cats, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, ferrets, fish and a hermit crab. Currently, with her husband Joel, she cares for a German Shepherd named Delilah, three cats; Harlow, Harrison and Hendrix, and a rat named Petey. In her free time Katie enjoys volunteering with the Brodhead Jaycees and spending time with her family.
  • Amber Schmidt-Bedker

    Amber joined Spartan Animal Hospital in October 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 fosters and volunteers for rabbit rescues. She also enjoys traveling and hiking. She currently resides in Sun Prairie with her husband Aaron and 3 rabbits: Stinker, Bandit, and Chewbacca Batman; and 1 guinea pig: Phoebe.

  • Shannon Blaska
    Client Services Manager
    Shannon has been a member of the Spartan team since 2008. Shannon manages the front reception desk and client relations for Spartan. She is studying business management at Madison Area Technical College, and has a pet sitting business. She resides with her husband Jared in Marshall. She loves animals and enjoys the company of her cats, Duchess and Seymore, and her dog, Stella.
  • 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.

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