VETERINARIANS


collinsKristine Collins

DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Kristine Collins graduated with her Veterinary Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2001. She continued her education with a small animal surgical internship with Surgical Options in Madison.

She worked in a clinic south of Madison since 2002. She enjoyed working with all species of animals both large and small. However, since 2005 she has focused on dogs, cats and household pets in the areas of medicine, surgery and emergency care. She opened Sauk Point Veterinary Clinic to continue her ideal of being a neighborhood veterinarian to an extended community. She enjoys her calling as a veterinarian, and sharing her knowledge of general science and medicine with pet owners and her friends.


collinsPamela Sanftleben

DVM

Dr. Pamela Sanftleben graduated in 1990 with her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin Madison.  In 2016, Dr. Pamela became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, in Florida.

Dr. Sanftleben grew up in the Madison Area.  Veterinary Medicine has always been her passion.  She worked at a local veterinary clinic for 12 years, while she completed high school, college and veterinary school.  Upon graduation from veterinary school she worked in emergency medicine in Waukesha, WI and was on adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois-School of Veterinary Medicine. She began to miss Madison and returned accepting a position at a busy practice on the westside for 24 years. In the spring of 2017 we invited her to join our passionate and caring team here at Sauk Point Veterinary Clinic.

She enjoys clinical and internal medicine, dermatology (allergies), oncology and problem solving. Preventative medicine, wellness and geriatric patient care are also of special interest to her.  During her time away from the office, she enjoys writing, reading, hiking, biking and scuba diving.  Some of her favorite places to unwind are at Devil’s lake, the movies, the gym and at home with her family and pets. 


braithwaiteMiranda Braithwaite

DVM, MPH, MA

Dr. Miranda Lea Braithwaite is a graduate of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health in 2018. She continued her training by completing an internship in Primary Care at UW Veterinary Care and WisCARES, a clinic with a special emphasis on increasing access to veterinary care. Throughout her time with this program that serves low-income pet owners she developed a holistic view of health for both pet and guardian, and is creative in designing treatment plans to serve the whole family.

Her veterinary passions include increasing access to health care, client education, preventative medicine, and all things cats. She is also excited to help care for your exotic companion animals, and delights in all the nuances of the various species she treats. Dr. Braithwaite is certified in Companion Animal Euthanasia through the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA), and is honored to use these skills to help families.

Prior to veterinary school, she earned a Master of Arts in Spanish Literature and was a college-level Spanish instructor. Dr. Braithwaite shares her life with a shy Siamese named Samson, an outgoing Devon Rex (who plays fetch!) named Percy, and her Plott Hound pup, Polly. Outside of veterinary medicine she enjoys reading, running, playing board games with friends, and spending time outdoors with her family.


weberKatie Weber

DVM

Dr. Katie Weber graduated in 2019 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

While she loves working with dogs and cats, she is also interested in exotic species including reptiles, fish, and small mammals. Dr. Katie grew up on a pig farm in central Illinois, approximately 4 hours south of Chicago. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University, she moved to Casper, WY to work as a fisheries and herpetology technician for the Wyoming Game & Fish. She then moved back to Illinois to work with the Illinois Natural History Survey assessing game fish populations and evaluating the effects of Asian carp on local fish species. Her change of career stemmed from a desire to do more to help people and their pets within the community. Her main interests in veterinary medicine include effective pain management techniques across all vertebrates, dental care, husbandry, and soft-tissue surgery. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, playing guitar, reading, and making people laugh. She has one dog, two cats, and two snakes, and she hopes to start a small aquaponics operation in the future using various species of fish.

Techs

VETERINARY NURSES

Sara

CVT, Employee Manager

Sara has been a CVT at Sauk Point since 2013, when she graduated from the Madison College Veterinary Technician program. Sara grew up in Antigo, WI. She lives in Fitchburg with her husband, three children, shih-tzu mix; Apollo, Siamese cat; Athena, bunny; Romeo and other animals. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, biking, hiking, camping, swimming and just being outdoors.

Katelyn

CVT

Katelyn graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Madison College in 2013. She has been at Sauk Point Veterinary Clinic since 2014. She is originally from Kenosha, WI and now lives in Evansville with her boyfriend Brandon. She has two cats: Mick and Asher; and two dogs: Rambo (pitbull) and Dixie (Boxer). In her free time she likes to paint, craft, spend time outside, travel, and spend time with family and friends.

 

 

Taylor

CVT

Taylor grew up in the Madison area. She joined our team when she graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Madison College in 2015. She loves rabbits; her first love being her three- legged rabbit named Kya. She now shares her home with her beagle, Rue, her rescue, Brooks, and her rabbits Benvi and Chaplin. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, road trips, camping including overlanding in her Subaru with a roof top tent, taking her dogs for long walks, and making new toys and puzzles​ for her rabbits.

Candi

CVT

Taylor grew up in the Madison area. She joined our team when she graduated from the Candi graduated with her Bachelors degree in Animal Science from UW-Platteville in 2015. She continued her education at Madison College in the Veterinary Technician program. She joined the Sauk Point Team in 2017 after she graduated from the program. She is also CPR certified. She lives with her American Bulldog named Tequila and her cat Rex. In her free time she enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with friends, family and her new baby girl. 

Hannah

Future CVT

Hannah graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Madison College in spring of 2020. She is looking to be certified by the fall of 2020. Hannah is originally from Illinois but is currently living in Fitchburg with her husband Sam and her two beagles Lilo and Bentley. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking and spending time with her friends and family.

CLIENT CARE SPECIALISTS

Eryn

Eryn graduated with her BA in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. After graduation she spent some time in the environmental field working on a family-owned organic vegetable farm and working as a volunteer wildlife assistant at DCHS helping to rehabilitate native Wisconsin wildlife. She is excited to join the veterinary world where she will get to engage directly with people who care for animals as much as she does! In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, hanging out with friends, traveling, and being out in nature.

Sarah

Sarah is the smiling face who greets you when you visit Sauk Point Veterinary Clinic! A lover of all animals, Sarah’s family includes her husband, 2 kids, Whippet, 3 Australian Shepherds, African Gray Parrot, assorted fish and Tango the cat. it’s a zoo! In her free time, Sarah enjoys hot yoga, hiking, making crafts, and unwinding with a glass of wine while surfing the web. She always keeps the candy bowl filled at the clinic, so come on by and say “hi”!

VETERINARY ASSISTANTS

Kristine

Kristine grew up in Monroe, Wisconsin but moved to Madison to complete her BS in Biology with a Certificate in Global Health from UW-Madison. She is now attending the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and aspires to practice as a small animal veterinarian with an emphasis on civic education. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her handsome tabby, supporting the Badgers, volunteering with local animal non-profits, and traveling. 

Courtney

Courtney grew up in Northern Virginia just outside of D.C. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2012 with a BS in Chemistry and Forensic Science. Courtney moved to Madison in 2017 with her husband Alex and their pet dog, cat and rabbit. Courtney is currently a second year veterinary student at the University of Wisconsin school of Veterinary Medicine. In her spare time Courtney enjoys hiking with her husband and their dog Marla, going to the dog park, spending time outdoors, keeping active, listening to podcasts, and more recently rock climbing.

We congratulate Maddie on her accomplishments and her acceptance into vet school. We will miss her and wish her the best!

Maddie

Maddie grew up in a small town in south central Wisconsin before moving to Madison in 2013, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Biology from UW-Madison in December 2016. After graduation, she moved back home to work in a local small private vet practice. She is currently back in Madison and is currently attending Madison College’s vet tech program while putting her skills into practice at our clinic. She lives with her two cats, Brownie and Satin. In her free time, Maddie loves spending time with friends and family, going to movies, watching her favorite sports teams, or relaxing at home with a glass of wine.

Ariel

Ariel got her BS in biology from UW – Stevens Point in 2016. After a short time working as a zookeeper in Minocqua, she has decided to go back to her long-term dream of working in a veterinary setting. She plans to go back to school in the near future and become certified as a veterinary technician. Ariel grew up with 6 different cats, and now shares her home with her boyfriend, one cat, a ball python, one crested gecko, one leopard gecko, and a 10-gallon tank of fish. Ariel fills her free time with cooking, reading, hitting the gym, and spending time with her family.

We congratulate Dylan on his accomplishments and his acceptance into vet school. We will miss him and wish him the best!

Dylan

Dylan is a senior at UW–Madison currently studying zoology.  He is planning on going to Veterinary school once he is done with his undergraduate studies.  When he is not busy at work or in school he enjoys rollerblading, reading, relaxing with friends and family, and of course spending time with his two dogs, Lola and Raven (both of which are labs).

We congratulate Tia on her acceptance into UW Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine. We look forward to continuing to have her on our team.

Tia

Tia is a student at UW Madison with plans to go to veterinary school. She is from Illinois and when she is not working hard and Sauk Point or studying, she enjoys spending time with her family and fostering animal. 

Zach

Zach grew up in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin and has returned to the area after graduating from UW-Milwaukee. Zach has degrees in Biology and Psychology, and he is currently in veterinary school at UW-Madison. Zach’s dream is to be a primary care small animal veterinarian because he enjoys building relationships with animals and their families. In his free time, Zach enjoys reading, doing house projects, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.

Kaity

Kaity grew up in Southern Wisconsin.  She recently moved to Mazomanie, WI.  Kaity has worked at a humane Society before moving to working in a veterinary clinic two years ago.  She has two dogs, Aurora and Riley and one dog at her parents, Indy.  In her spare time, Kaity enjoys horseback riding, skijoring with her dogs and hiking.

Bonnie

Bonnie comes to Sauk Point Vet with over 16 years experience working in various roles at local humane societies. She has always been interested in medical care of the animals. Bonnie is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in animal care through veterinary work. She shared this passion with her daughter, Hailey, through many foster kittens and puppies that need tender care. Outside of work, Bonnie enjoys cooking/grilling, spending time with her friends, UTV riding and canoeing.  She also loves spending time with her boyfriend Rod at their home in rural Black Earth where they live with their dog Murrey, chickens, and cats Nessy, Pumpkin, Scout and Maww Cat.