Our friendly and dedicated doctors and staff look forward to meeting you and your family!
Please welcome Dr. Kim Zelton!
Dr. Kim Zelton
Starting June 1st, Dr. Zelton will be joining Drs. Baenen and Dally caring for the Spring Green Animal Hospital patients, with some time also spent at the Mazomanie Hospital.
After growing up in Northeast Wisconsin, Dr. Zelton spent 8 years in military intelligence before pursuing her passion for animals and attending UW-Madison Veterinary School. Over the last few years, she has practiced companion animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry in other small Wisconsin communities, as well as volunteering for WisCARES (a community based clinic sponsored by the UW Vet School serving low income and homeless pet owners). She has also just recently completed a masters degree program in public health. She enjoys the challenges of caring for senior pets and palliative medicine, as well as advising owners on how to manage their furry friend's weight.
Dr. John Dally
Dr. Dally graduated from UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and has practiced in the River Valley area ever since. He has truly enjoyed getting to know all the pets and their "human companions" over the years. He has found that watching and helping the puppies and kittens grow up happy and healthy with their families to be a great pleasure and satisfaction. His goal as a Companion Animal Veterinarian is to get to know each pet and owner well enough to give effective as well as practical recommendations. He strongly feels that to be successful as "Your other Family Doctor" it is critical to recognize:
1. Every pet has a different personality, disease exposure risk, and breed predispositions.
2. Every pet owner is different in their knowledge of pet care and pet training, time and financial constraints, and level of human-animal bond.
"Veterinary preventive care and disease treatment should never be a 'one size fits all' approach and should always be tailored to the individual pet, owner, and situation."
Dr. Dally was fortunate to have met and married Ann Vetter while in school. Dr. Vetter is also a veterinarian and owns the East Towne Pet Clinic in Madison, WI. They are the proud owners of: an "intense" Border Collie named Floss, a curious cats, Steven, a couple of goats and a cluck of pet chickens. In 2000, at the turn of the century, they decided it was time to expand their family and they had a beautiful young boy named Aiden, who was followed over the next three years by two more brothers, Declan and Cian.
Dr. Mark Baenen
Dr. Baenen graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. He began his career as a large animal veterinarian at River Valley Veterinary Clinic. In 2003 he decided to pursue his small animal interests and, along with Dr. John Dally, started Spring Green Animal Hospital.
He met his wife Nancy while in college. In 1999 they started their family and have two daughters, Harper and Isabella, and a son Cameron. He also shares his home with a blind Jack Russell Terrier, 'Milo,' and 4 cats (Cooper, Tucker, Carl and Posie).
In his spare time Dr. Baenen enjoys tinkering in his garage and flying his plane!