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Dr. Eric Howlett
Dr. Eric was born and raised in Texas. Before finding his true calling as a small animal veterinarian, Dr. Eric had a very broad science background including a Ph.D in Biochemistry and Cell Biology with Post-Doctoral training in Radiation Oncology and Public Health. After traveling widely in areas as varied as Nepal, Rwanda, Ecuador, and Tanzania, he has found a long term home in the Mazomanie area, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. He has practiced in the area the past 2 years.
Dr. Ellen Richardson
Dr. Ellen Richardson was born and raised in Massachusetts and moved to Madison to attend school. She fell in love with the Madison area, and quickly determined that Dane County is where she wanted to put down roots. After graduating with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992, she spent the next ten years mentoring with other veterinarians, until opening Mazomanie Animal Hospital in 2002. Dr. Richardson and her husband Ken live in Cross Plains and have two school aged sons. They share their home with four cats, (Henry, Stripes, Bandit and Toby), a miniature poodle, (Belle) and a chihuahua (Sylvester). Dr. Richardson enjoys getting to know clients and their families while providing individualized medical care to pets over their lifespan. Her practice interests include client education, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and dermatology. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, and kid-related activities.
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.
Dr. John Dally
Dr. Dally graduated from the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and has practiced in the River Valley area ever since. He opened Spring Green Animal Hospital in 2003 with Dr. Mark Baenen. He has truly enjoyed getting to know all the pets and their "human companions" over the years. He has found watching and helping the puppies and kittens grow up happy and healthy with their families to be a great pleasure and satisfaction. He also enjoys helping people care for and manage their senior pets chronic conditions such as Arthritis, Kidney dysfunction, Diabetes, and Hyperthyroidism.
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.