About Our Clinic:
Dr. Ann Vetter established the East Towne Pet Clinic in 1996. In 2005, we moved across the street to a more spacious building, allowing us to offer boarding, grooming and doggy daycare in addition to veterinary care.
Dr. Ann Vetter
Dr. Vetter's goal is to provide compassionate care for all companion animals, whether dog, cat, rabbit, bird, or non-traditional pet. She feels that pets are part of the family and strives to be "the other family doctor." She takes pride in her ability to work especially well with fearful cats.
She and her veterinarian husband, Dr. John Dally have a full house. They currently have a brilliant border collie: Floss, 1 cat: Hecade, and 6 pet chickens (Coco, Bleu, Peep, Cheep, Mrs. Tweety and Easy). Since 2000 they have expanded their family with 3 beautiful boys (Aiden, Declan and Cian). At the office, Dr. Vetter also has two cockatiels (Sydney and Lester.)
Dr. Liz Jacka
Dr. Jacka joined the East Towne Pet Clinic team in 2011 and practices here part-time. She and her husband, Jeff, have two cats whose names are Phoenix and Marcy, and two wonderfully energetic Mini Australian Shepherds named Zoe and Cria. When not at work, Dr. Jacka enjoys running, cycling, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Theresa Hover
Dr. Hover joined our clinic as a part-time veterinarian in 2013, and she has been an excellent addition to our team of doctors. Dr. Hover and her husband Ryan have a terrier mix named Pippin, and a turtle named Cameron at home. When Dr. Hover is not at work, she loves to spend time hiking, gardening, going horseback riding, and doing agility classes with little Pippin!
Cathy has been working at East Towne Pet Clinic since 2012. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, she has also lived in northwest Wisconsin and south-central Vermont. Cathy moved to Madison six years ago to pursue Veterinary Technician school, and she has considered it home ever since. When not at work, Cathy enjoys exploring all the wonderful sights, sounds, nature, and FOODS that Madison has to offer. She is fond of running, biking, hiking, cooking (then eating!), and traveling. She enjoys going up to visit her parents in scenic northwest WI, driving down to the Chicagoland area to see old friends, and/or adventuring in whichever direction the wind may blow her! She is the single dog-parent of Maddie, a fluffy rescue dog who always keeps her on her toes.
Nick started working for us in 2014, as a receptionist and weekend boarding staff. He recently graduated from MATC in the Veterinary Technician Program in May, 2016 and is now a CVT. He has one adorable cat at home, who is named Stuart. Nick enjoys biking, hiking, camping, reading, and watching movies with Stuart in his free time.
Stephanie, Assistant and Boarding Manager
Stephanie has been working at East Towne Pet Clinic since 2005. After returning to school, she is now only at ETPC part-time. She developed our small dogs daycare and has managed our boarding facility for many years, in addition to filling other roles as needed as an assistant or receptionist. Stephanie has two fabulous mixed-breed rescue dogs: Sir Scruffington (the most magnificent dog ever) and Harvey Specklepaws (the dumbest -but still very lovable- dog ever.) She also has two formerly stray cats: Mamacita and Noodle Toes. Stephanie's favorite part of the job is being a "dog-friend" - especially helping anxious or reactive dogs feel more comfortable.
Lisa was born and raised in Madison. She is happily married with two children: a son Alonzo and a daughter Azelia. She has five beloved pets as well: three German Shepherd's (Koda Bear, Scarlett, and Xerxes) and two silly cats (Augie and Cutie). In the summer, she loves fishing and going out on her boat. She also enjoys camping with her family. She has always been a huge animal lover and has worked with dogs since the age of 12. As she got older, she would always practice grooming pets owned by her family and friends. She finally decided to make a career out of her hobby, and worked as a grooming assistant for two years where she learned tons of valuable skills and information about the grooming industry. Lisa started working at East Towne Pet Clinic at the end of 2015.
"While grooming anyone's beloved babies I never like to push cats or dogs to the limit, even if it means I can't finish a groom in one appointment. I am always very in tune with my grooming pets. I am happier when they have a good experience versus completely stress them out."
Jessica started working at East Towne Pet Clinic in 2012 as a weekend receptionist and boarding staff. She is a veterinary student in the class of 2018 at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine and currently works as an assistant on Saturday mornings. Jessica has an energetic Australian Shepherd named Jasper and a little hedgehog named Chai. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with Jasper, who likes his trips to the dog park and agility classes. She also enjoys hiking, reading, and watching movies.