Doctors & Staff
Dr. Ken Lambrecht
Dr. Ken Lambrecht is the founding owner and Medical Director of Westside Family Pet Clinic. Dr. Ken graduated from the University of Missouri in 1981. Dr. Ken’s practice interests are advanced dental procedures (oral surgery & root canals), senior pet care, preventative & therapeutic nutrition and supplements and chronic pain management including osteoarthritis. He has learned much over the years from his personal pets including Travis a yellow lab who was his #1 buddy from 1981 to 1995 and Buck an orange tabby who lived for 22 years! Dr. Ken is an avid cross country skier, bicyclist and water sports lover (canoeing, sailing & rowing). He trout fishes, travels and camps whenever time allows. His two cats Lance & Bug share his cabin on Lake Mendota.
Dr. Sarah Kalstrup
Dr. Sarah graduated from the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She began her career as a mixed animal veterinarian at Brodhead Veterinary Medical Center providing regular and emergency care for horses, cows, dogs and cats. In 2005 she was given the opportunity to help start the small animal clinic at Green Pastures Veterinary Service in Monticello, Wisconsin. Starting in 2007 she spent two years gaining experience in an emergency and critical care practice, and joined Westside Family Pet Clinic in 2009. Dr. Sarah is dedicated to ensuring that people feel involved and informed regarding the care and treatment of their animals. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband Tom, daughter Waverly, their black Labrador (Angus) and cat (Cat).
Dr. Dawn McCluskey
Dr. Dawn graduated from the UW School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. After graduation, she completed in internship at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine before becoming a clinician at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Hospital for nearly 10 years. Dr. Dawn joined Westside Family Pet Clinic in 2007. Dr. Dawn’s clinical interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and geriatric care. Outside of work, you will find Dr. Dawn with her family, cat, two gerbils, and parakeet.
Dr. Tina Karls
Dr. Tina Karls is a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at a private referral practice in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Tina then joined a small animal practice in Colorado for several years before returning to Wisconsin and joining WFPC in 2007. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but especially likes dentistry, wellness care, and internal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Tina enjoys spending time in the company of her husband and daughter, three dogs and three cats.
Dr. Deanna Clark
Dr. Deanna graduated from the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She grew up on a small dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin and thus started out of veterinary school as a bovine-only practitioner. She soon realized how much she missed working with dogs/cats and their people and found a job as a mixed animal practitioner. As her career has evolved she has left the countryside and is now focused solely on dogs and cats. Her love of veterinary medicine incorporates many facets, but she truly celebrates the human-animal bond and enjoys helping our pets be as healthy and as much a part of our lives as possible. One of her true passions combines her own love of sports medicine with canines, and she is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. This involves early injury diagnosis, detection, prevention and treatment similar to physical therapy in people. Rehabilitation Therapy has given one of her own companions, Sadie (a 14 year old Siberian Husky) a new “leash” on life, making her senior years as pain-free and active as possible. In her free time, Dr. Deanna enjoys backpacking, running, biking, skijoring (where her 3 younger huskies pull her on skis) and the occasional night staying in with “people” friends and her 3 cats!
Julie, CVT, works part time as our inventory/purchase manager, as well as a fill in when we need help in the technician department. When she is not working at the clinic she runs her own business, Paws Away Pet Sitting. She enjoys reading, gardening, watching movies or just snuggling with her kitty Kari Lynn at home.
Nicki, CVT, graduated from Horizon School of Veterinary Assisting in 2005 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2009 after lots of hard work and determination. She worked at the Fox Valley Animal Referral Center for 5 1/2 years and worked the graveyard shift as a shift leader and in the surgical department as a surgical technician. She joined the Westside family in March of 2010 and has a special interest in canine rehabilitation. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband Matt and their 2 cats; Turbo and Fergie.
Catie, Vet Assistant, has been working for WFPC for over a year. She graduated from UW Madison with a BS in Zoology in 2007. Her goal is to continue her education and become a veterinarian. Currently, she is enjoying her time as a vet assistant and her interests are in nutrition and parasitology. Catie lives with her three cats and two foster cats. In her spare time she volunteers for Dane County Friends of Ferals.
Client Relations Specialists
Sharon, CRS, has been part of our client relations team for 20 great years! She shares her home with Kelli, a small poodle mix, as well as her husband and her daughter. Sharon and her family are very involved in the Special Olympics; and when she’s not volunteering her time, she likes to shop, read and spend time with her seven grandchildren.