Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Northside Animal Hospital in Madison! We are pleased to provide exceptional care for your pets! Please call us at 608-204-2700 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

June L. Brooks DVM

I have wanted to be a veterinarian since before I knew the word for this profession. Now I have the best job in the world. I am a 1993 graduate of the University of Wisconsin – School of Veterinary Medicine. Before opening Northside Animal Hospital in 2006, I explored many aspects of veterinary medicine by working in small animal practice, feline practice, and emergency medicine. I am proud to call the Northside of Madison home. In my free time, I enjoy watching or attending Badger sports, traveling, gardening, painting, and spending time with my family, friends, and pets.

Sara Greenslit DVM CVA
Veterinarian & Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

Dr. Sara completed a Master’s of Fine Arts from Penn State in creative writing, and then attended veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Sara is certified in small animal acupuncture from the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. Her other veterinary interests include pain management, nutrition and geriatrics and palliative/end of life care. She really enjoys seeing how much joy peoples’ pets bring to their families. Dr. Sara lives on the east side with her partner, Sue, and four rescue mutts: Atticus, Chibi, Wren, and George. When not at the clinic she likes to read and hike with the dogs. Sara has published two novels: As if a Bird Flew by Me and The Blue of Her Body. She also writes for Bark magazine. Access her articles here.  [http://thebark.com/search/node/sara greenslit]

Beth Wilder DVM

When Dr. Beth Wilder joined the team at Northside Animal Hospital in September of 2015, she had already lived on the north side for three years. She is excited to be working with a great staff in a great neighborhood. She graduated from UW-River Falls with a degree in Animal Science in 2006, and completed veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. Dr. Beth is especially interested in soft tissue surgery and dentistry. She is proudest when she can navigate the individual needs of the pet and their caretakers to find the best treatment plan for each situation. Dr. Beth has one husband, Dave, and three cats: Chester Freedom, Mr. Marbles, and Olive Tapenade. She enjoys movies, puns, thrift shopping, sewing, boating, and nice weather.

Meg Wright-Waldschmidt DVM

Dr. Wright graduated from University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Upon graduating she started a year long internship at VCA Aurora and Berwyn in Illinois fine tuning her skills. After completing her internship, she practiced emergency medicine and surgery at Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center in Waukesha, WI for two years. She subsequently has moved into private practice for small animal medicine and surgery working part time at Wright Veterinary Service since 2012, Wyllow Pet Hospital since 2015, and Northside Animal Hospital since 2016.

Dr. Wright has professional affiliations with WVMA and AVMA. She enjoys spending her time with her husband and two sons as well as her dog, Dezzie, and cat, Cooper. In her free time she loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, skiing, and swimming.

Mary Buchholz
Practice Manager

Mary has been at Northside since the beginning, but her current role is practice manager. Meeting the clients and their pets is one of the greatest benefits of her work here. Mary lives on Madison’s beautiful Northside with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Kate and three cats- Susse, Tinka, and Mr. Cat. Mary’s interests and pastimes are varied and many: animals, gardening, origami, basketry, travel, writing, reading, music, and theater.


Brooke joined Northside Animal Hospital in September, 2008. She graduated from Purdue University in 2003 where she studied wildlife ecology. After college, Brooke worked in environmental education and wildlife health before transitioning to companion animal care. Brooke lives on the Northside with her husband Brendan, daughter Rowan, dog Mo, and cat Max. In her free time she enjoys hiking, birding, and gardening.


Jen joined Northside Animal Hospital in 2009 after working in a mixed animal practice for three years. Although large animals are awesome, her heart belongs to small animals. After graduating from Knox College with a Bachelor’s degree in studio art, Jen attended MATC (Madison College) to earn her Veterinary Technician degree. She graduated in 2007 and became certified by the State of Wisconsin as a veterinary technician in the summer of 2007. Jen enjoys surgery and spending time with the animals. She lives on the Northside with her dog Chauncy and cats Phoenix and Stella. During her time off, she enjoys reading, being outside, yoga, and art.


Kristi first started at Northside Animal Hospital an intern in the summer of 2010, then returned as a certified veterinary technician in August, 2014. She attended SIU Carbondale University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication. She then attended MATC (Madison College) and graduated from the veterinary technician program in 2011. She became licensed as a certified veterinary technician in the summer of 2011. Kristi enjoys taking care of people’s animals and helping people. She lives on the east side of Madison with her fiancé Bryan and their cats Madeline, Curly, Cleo, and Lilly Bee. In her spare time Kristi enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, camping and hiking.


After graduating from Globe University with a degree in veterinary technology in June, 2013 and becoming certified as a veterinary technician in November, 2013, Frankie joined Northside in August of 2014. Frankie enjoys meeting people’s awesome pets and helping them be happy and healthy. Frankie lives on the west side with her fiancé, two dogs-Scrappy and Dahlia, cats Spyder, Eddie, and Snitch, and hamster, Grizzly. When not at work she enjoys, camping, swimming with friends in Devil’s Lake, cuddling her pets, and singing.


A graduate of Universidad de Caldas, Lorena moved to Wisconsin from Colombia in 2013 after finishing her veterinary degree to be with her husband, Ryan. She joined Northside Animal Hospital in November, 2016 and completed the VTNE to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Lorena enjoys camping and hiking with friends and her dog, Norman. She likes bike rides, dancing, and traveling. Lorena’s first language is Spanish, but she also knows English and Portuguese.


Stephanie has been working at Northside Animal Hospital since November, 2016.  She graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2004 with degree in Speech with an emphasis in Public Relations and minor in Advertising.   After graduating from Whitewater, Stephanie worked several different jobs in her field and felt like there was something else she should be doing.  She always loved animals and made the decision to start a new career.   Stephanie graduated from Globe University in March, 2014, with a degree in veterinary technology.  She became a certified veterinary technician in December, 2015. Stephanie enjoys helping educate owners on how to best care for their pets as well as meeting the clients and their furry family members.  Stephanie currently lives in Lake Mills with her two cats, Tiny and Sneakers, and her two dogs, Peanut and Cooper.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew as well as the rest of her family.  She also enjoys going to the beach, reading, traveling when possible and is a tattoo enthusiast.


Rylee joined Northside Animal Hospital in 2016 during her last semester in the MATC Veterinary Technician program. She recently finished her degree became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Prior to her education at MATC she worked as an Animator for Creative Kingdoms in with a degree in Art and Animation from Madison Media Institute. In her free time, she enjoys all things geek: comic books, video games, and bad movies. She lives on the east side of Madison with her  husband, Jace and her fat, grumpy cat Kazi.

Veterinary Assistant

Cindy joins Northside after 32 years in law enforcement. She graduated from University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Go Sooners! She loves animals and enjoys working with people so this is the perfect job. She lives in Madison with three dogs, two cats, and four hens.


Karen joined Northside Animal Hospital in October, 2016. After a ten year teaching career, she stayed at home to raise her family. Karen loves greeting the animals and their people and working with wonderful doctors and staff. She lives on the Northside with her husband, Ed, their three children, and a Sheepadoodle named Posie. Karen enjoys teaching Pilates and fitness class, hiking with her dog, music, traveling with family, and her book club.