SCHEDULE A PRIMARY CARE APPOINTMENT:
Regular clinic hours are Monday through Friday, and our scheduling staff will assist you in finding an appointment with the right veterinary specialist based on your animal's needs at a time that works for you. Our emergency services for all species are also available 24/7 if your animal has a serious problem that requires immediate medical attention.
With Primary Care at UW Veterinary Care, you can enjoy the familiar one-on-one veterinarian relationship typically found in a family pet clinic, plus immediate access to the expertise of world-class specialists and after-hours emergency care.
We understand that your pet is family, and we typically schedule longer routine appointments to ensure that you have time to get answers to all of your questions and concerns. Our primary care team is dedicated to the health of your pet and will complete a full physical examination before providing you with detailed follow-up information at the end of your visit.
For information on how to refill current medications/food, visit the pharmacy webpage.
For questions regarding a recent visit or for updates on current patients, clients can send an email to the service address above or call to leave a message. Emails will be responded to in 48-72 business hours.
For all urgent manners, please call us at 608-263-7600.
Primary Care Telemedicine Service
We are excited to continue providing telemedicine services for non-life-threatening health issues. Cases that may benefit from this service include:
- Repeat ear infections
- Itchy skin, rashes or hotspots
- “Kennel cough”
- Behavioral issues
- Acute diarrhea (<24-48 hours duration)
- Preventative care
- Specific orthopedic issues
- Quality of life & hospice care
- Chronic case management as directed by your primary veterinarian
- Virtual rechecks as directed by your primary veterinarian
- Patients must have been seen recently by our Primary Care team. These visits will be done over video via Microsoft Teams or can be over the phone. Charges for these appointments will be similar to clinic appointment fees.
To determine if your pet is a good candidate for a virtual visit, please call us and we can determine if a telemedicine appointment can be scheduled.
Primary Care has new members apart of our department!
Dr. Tina Karls is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, particularly dentistry, preventive care and client education. Dr. Karls is delighted to join the Primary Care team and she is looking forward to partnering with you to ensure your beloved pets receive the best care possible!
Kristin Richards is a new Certified Veterinary Technician that will be in Special Species department and be helping Dr. Tina Karls in the Primary Care department.
Jim Hudson is Primary Care’s Client Care Liaison. He will be assisting clients in scheduling appointments and procedures for the Primary Care department.
UWVC Primary Care Team
- Elizabeth Alvarez, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice)
- Juliet Caviness, DVM
- Becca Johnson, DVM
- Tina Karls, DVM
- Amy Nichelason, DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline Practice)
- Maria Verbrugge, MS, DVM
- Sabrina Daniels, DVM
- Heather Bonti, CVT
- Aisha Olson, CVT
- Shaianne Olson, CVT
- Katie Reiman, Vet Tech Assistant
- Kristin B Richards, CVT
- Tammi L Walsh, CVT, Supervisor
CLIENT CARE LIASON
- Jim Hudson
SCHEDULE A PRIMARY CARE APPOINTMENT:
Regular clinic days are Monday through Friday, and our scheduling staff will assist you in finding an appointment with the right veterinary specialist based on your animal's needs at a time that works for you. Our emergency services for all species are also available if your animal has a serious problem that requires immediate medical attention.