Brittany Schultz, CVT


           Brittany with a patient, Bella.

Brittany has been with Waunakee Veterinary Clinic since 2004 starting as a Veterinary Assistant.  She graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 2006 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  She is a member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America.  Her interests are in surgery and anesthesia.  

Brittany was born in Richland Center and grew up on her family's dairy farm.  She has always had a passion for working and caring for animals from cats to cows.  She currently calls Waunakee home where she lives with her husband James and the bosses of the house, her cats Budda and Belly.  When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, going to truck and tractor pulls, watching bull riding and playing with baby calves. Brittany and her husband have a young daughter at home (who all the staff love), named Ellye. 

Rael Gilmore, CVT

Rael graduated from MATC in 2009 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  She joined Waunakee Veterinary Clinic in May 2011 and is excited to be part of the team.  Her job interests are in lab work and surgery.

Rael was born in California, but grew up in Wisconsin and now lives in north Madison.  She grew up with dachshunds and now shares her life with her wonderful husband, Aaron and their two feline children: Lilly and Vinnie.  While not working, Rael enjoys listening to music, watching trashy TV shows, and cooking. 

Ashley Golackson, CVT

Ashley joined the Waunakee Veterinary Clinic family in 2012 as a Veterinary Assistant.  She graduated from Globe University in September 2013 as a Certified Veterinary Technician.  Her professional interests are surgery and dental care.  Ashley initiated collaboration with Dane County Friends of Ferals to find forever homes for cats and kittens.  Since implementing the adoption program, Ashley's found over 80 forever homes for well deserving cats and kittens.

Ashley was born and raised in Cross Plains, but now resides in Waunakee with her boyfriend Mike, and their fur babies Rascall, Spark Plug, Barcode, Beatrice, Mittens, and Fish.  In her spare time, Ashley enjoys arts and crafts, DIY projects, reading, and trying to cook new recipes. 

Melissa Dahmen, CVT

Melissa joined the Veterinary Technician staff at Waunakee Veterinary Clinic in the Spring of 2013.  She graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 2007 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  She has worked for Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky working in the Medicine Department as a Veterinary Technician for horses. As well as an assisting in teaching students at Madison Area Technical College in the Veterinary Technician classes before coming to work for Waunakee Veterinary Clinic.

Melissa was born and grew up in the Madison area.  She has always had a passion for working with animals from cats to horses.  She currently lives in Cross Plains with her husband Mike and their furry family Taz, Potter, Bear & Eddie.  When she isn’t working, Melissa likes to ride her horses, spend time outdoor, going to truck and tractor pulls and making and decorating cakes and cupcakes.

Kim Sweno, CVT

Kim graduated in 2014 from UW River Falls with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a Vet Tech Emphasis and an Associates Degree from MATC in Veterinary Technology.  She became a part of the Waunakee Veterinary Clinic in August of 2016 and is thrilled to be a part of the team. Her professional interests include surgery and anesthesia.

Kim was born and raised in Waunakee, where she currently lives with her boyfriend Trevor and roommates (aka her parents). She has always had a love and connection for all animals, but most especially dachshunds. She has three miniature dachshunds at home Riley, Marley, and Ebony. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing soccer, and spending time outside.

Zach Zimbal, CVT

Zach graduated in 2014 from Madison College's Veterinary Technician program. Zach has been working in the veterinary field for 7 years.  He joined the Waunakee Veterinary Clinic in August of 2017 after settling down in the Madison area.

Zach was born and raised in Sheboygan Falls and later moved to Madison to attend school.  Growing up, Zach spent time caring for the family cats, dogs, and mink.  Zach currently has a Pembroke Welsch Corgi named Douglas.  Currently, Zach and his girlfriend Jolene are dog foster parents for a local shelter.  Aside from spending most of his free time with dogs, he enjoys watching Indy racing, video games and enjoying the outdoors. 


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