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.
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 University 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.
Dr. Laura Oxley-Patterson joined our team in 2020. An only child, she is very close with her parents who still live in her hometown of Platteville, WI. Her independent father lost his sight when Dr. Laura was very young and has enjoyed the companionship and freedom offered by several amazing German Shepherd Seeing Eye Guide Dogs over the past 40 years. Graduating from UW-Platteville with a double major in biology/zoology and music (flute and piano), vet school was her next conquer. Living and practicing in and around the Madison area since graduation from UW-Madison Vet School 21 years ago, she has enjoyed exploring this beautiful and enriching community. Professionally, her passions are Small Animal Behavior, Pain and Wound management, Natural and Alternative therapies, Small Mammal care, and Fear-Free Visit Strategies. Dr Laura loves all things outdoors, especially WI (camping, hiking, running, biking, paddling, disc golfing, skijoring) and adventuring far and wide with her husband and standard poodle, “Raven”. She became an avid supporter and fundraiser for the local cancer organization Czar’s Promise when her previous standard poodle “Rogue” was diagnosed with digital melanoma at age 3. She and her husband have had the good fortune to travel to several countries in Europe, climb Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, see Machu Picchu, bike around Spain, and hike to the base camp of Mt. Everest in Nepal!
Dr. Jamie Buhk received her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 and has been in small animal general practice since graduation. In addition to preventive medicine, her special areas of interest include internal medicine, ophthalmology, feline practice, and pain management. She enjoys working with clients to help them find the best solutions for their pet. In her free time she likes flower gardening, building Legos, playing racquetball, and occasionally napping with her cats.
Dr. Molly grew up in Charlotte, NC but has spent all of her summers in Northern Wisconsin. She earned a bachelors degree in Biology from UNC-Wilmington in 2016. She is a graduate of University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine where she obtained her DVM in May 2020.
Dr Molly spent the last year and a half of practice at a small animal and exotics clinic in northern Wisconsin, but is so happy to be back in the Madison area!
Dr Molly’s favorite part of veterinary medicine is being able to provide care to the creatures of this world that cannot help themselves. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, surgery, feline medicine, and exotics. She’s excited to continuously learn in her new career at Sauk Point. Dr Molly has two cats, “Finn” and “Freyja”. She loves hedgehogs and other exotic pocket pets! When not working as a veterinarian, she enjoys running, hiking, camping, backpacking, going to concerts, and spending days on the lake!
DVM, Relief Veterinarian
Dr. Jessica Gunby graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She has practice in small animal general and emergency medicine. She currently provides relief veterinary services, filling in at various practices when there is a need for an extra doctor. Dr. Gunby enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially teaching and client education. She has worked for Globe University as a clinical instructor of physiology in the veterinary technician program. Her love of teaching is an asset as she and her husband, the other Dr. Gunby, homeschool their four children. When not practicing medicine or teaching, Dr. Gunby enjoys spending time with their selection of farm animals and horseback riding. Dr. Gunby looks forward to meeting the clients and pets of Sauk Point Veterinary Clinic!
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 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 fiance 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 grew up in the Madison area. She joined our team when she graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Madison College in 2015. Taylor’s passion in veterinary medicine includes anesthesia/surgical nursing and client education. She enjoys working collaboratively with other veterinary professionals and loves being surrounded by others that share the same passion for veterinary care that she does.
Taylor 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 an assortment of freshwater aquariums that house a variety of freshwater fish, fancy shrimp, and crabs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, road trips also including the dirt roads less traveled, camping, taking her dogs for long walks, and contributing to her new hobby of houseplants, including trying out new plants in the aquaponics system hooked up to one of the fish tanks.
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. Candi is originally from a small southwest Wisconsin town. She now lives in DeForest with her significant other Tyler and their 3 year old daughter Mia. They share their home with a Mastiff mix named Mack and two cats, Rex and Norma. Candi’s passion is in surgical nursing/anesthesia with special attention to dental cleaning procedures. She loves talking to owners about home dental care and the importance of routine dental cleanings for their pets. Candi is a C.E.T Dental Ambassador and is also CPR certified. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping/traveling, grilling/cooking, taking Mack to the dog park, and of course all the new experiences with her daughter.
Hannah graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Madison College in spring of 2020 and was 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.
Ariel graduated from UW – Stevens Point in 2016 with their Bachelor’s in biology initially intending to pursue a career in wildlife rehabilitation. After a short time working as a zookeeper in Minocqua, they moved back to Madison and rediscovered their passion of veterinary medicine after joining the Sauk Point team in 2018. Ariel enrolled in the hybrid Veterinary Technician program at Madison College while working full time and graduated in December of 2021 before getting certified the following spring. Ariel is a Midwestern native and shares their home with their husband, three cats, a ball python, one crested gecko, one leopard gecko, and a 10-gallon tank of fish and shrimp.
Ariel’s passion lies in animal behavior and client education, especially regarding appropriate husbandry for exotic species. Ariel is Fear Free Certified as of 2021 and they are a C.E.T. Dental Ambassador. Ariel is always looking for new areas to learn and grow as a technician. In their free time, Ariel loves cooking, reading, staying physically active, and spending time with their friends and family.
CLIENT CARE SPECIALISTS
Sarah began as a Client Care Specialist in 2016. A lover of all animals, Sarah’s family includes her husband, 2 adult children, 3 Australian Shepherds, a Whippet, 2 cats, assorted Discus fish, and an African Gray parrot to round out the crew. It’s a zoo! In her free time, Sarah enjoys hot yoga, hiking with her dogs, watching Netflix, spending time with family out West, and unwinding with a glass of wine. She loves working at the clinic and helping pets live their best lives.
Peyton grew up in Deforest, WI. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from UW-Platteville in May 2020. When she’s not working at Sauk Point Vet Clinic, she’s working at Paradise Paws. In April 2020, she adopted her dog Layla, who was a foster failure. In her free time she likes to read, walk her dog, hangout with friends and watch Netflix.
Eryn has returned to school to pursue a nursing degree, but continues to assist us part time at the clinic when her schedule allows as a member of our Client Services Team. When she is not busy studying, Eryn loves spending time with her cat Mila, reading, trying new recipes, and hanging out with friends. Although we miss seeing Eryn daily, we are happy she helps us out when she can.
Sam grew up in Madison Wisconsin. She went to UW Eau Claire studying environmental biology. Her goal is to further her education at MATC to become a CVT. She lives in a full house with her three dogs and three cats. In her free time she likes to take her dogs to the dog park, spend time with family and friends, and going running.
Tia is from a suburb of Chicago but has been in Madison since 2016 for her undergraduate degree and now for veterinary school. As a student in the class of 2024, Tia hopes to become a small animal veterinarian and work in a shelter or rescue, promoting the human-animal bond and advocating for community veterinary care. Tia has a senior orange tabby, Tobias, and hopes to adopt a shepherd mix soon. In her free time, Tia likes to foster animals, be with family, and spend time outdoors.
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 comes to Sauk Point Vet with over 16 years of 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 fiance Rod at their home in rural Black Earth where they live with their dog Murrey, chickens, and cats Nessy, Pumpkin, Scout and Maww Cat.
Gillian grew up in Sauk City, Wisconsin and has always expressed in working with animals since she was a child. She started out with horses on her family’s farm with other small critters such as hermit crabs, walking sticks, and a hedgehog sprinkled in between, but was always in love with dogs and cats despite being unable to have them at home. Before joining the team at Sauk Point, she worked at a pet boarding and daycare facility as well as a horse barn where her passions for animal behavior and health grew. Now, when she is not at the clinic, she enjoys trail riding, hiking, and playing with her rescue dog, Renni.
Lucy grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. She has always aspired to work in a veterinary setting and is excited to learn and grow at Sauk Point Veterinary Clinic. Lucy plans to go to MATC to become a Certified Veterinary Technician later on. She currently has two pets: Pidge, a cat, and Billie, a mini bernedoodle and loves them more than anything. In her free time, Lucy enjoys horseback riding, going to concerts, listening to music, and going on walks.
Phoebe is a long time resident of Madison. They graduated from UW-Whitewater in environmental science. They have a special interest in wildlife rehabilitation and entomology. Phoebe is a long time animal lover, from rescuing earthworms as a kid to now helping clients with their pets. When they are not at the clinic, Phoebe is working on fiber crafts, tending to their plants, or making terrariums for their bugs. And yes, of course playing with their cats, Cowboy Doug and Stranger.
Kaori graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a certificate in 3D Studio Art and a certificate in Global Health in 2021. She is originally from Miami, FL and now lives in Madison, WI with her roommate. She grew up with German Shepherds, cats, and chickens, among other pets. In her free time, she likes to paint, go on walks, run, travel, watch Netflix, and spend time with family and friends.
Olivia is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is studying biology and plans on going to vet school after finishing undergrad. Since childhood, Olivia has had a love for animals which has led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She adores her energetic Labrador Retriever, Nova. In her free time, she likes to read, go hiking, and spend time with her dog.