Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic

Meet Our Team

Our approach to veterinary care is quite different from other practices in the Madison and Sun Prairie area. While we offer top-notch medical services in a state-of-the-art facility, it's how we deliver our care that sets us apart. We believe that bedside manner isn't something only reserved for human patients. That's why cuddles, snuggles, chin scratches and treats are part of our everyday interactions.

Jacy Steele

DVM & Medical Director

Dr. Jacy Steele always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Since she was a small child, she's felt a love of and natural connection to animals. Her first job at the age of 16 was working in the kennel at her local veterinary hospital, and as a young adult she developed a passion for helping animals while having the opportunity to work with cattle, monkeys, and zoo animals. Today, Dr. Steele is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and the Medical Director at Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic.

In 2010, Dr. Steele earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, as well as her Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She also completed an emergency internship program at Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center in Waukesha, WI.

Dr. Steele has always had a growing interest in pain management, and considers veterinary surgery as her area of expertise. Since 2010, she has worked in emergency medicine, handling more urgent and critical diseases. Dr. Steele finds fulfillment in working with her clients to keep them involved in the care and medical management of their special pets, and is eager to begin forming lasting relationships with the clients and patients at Truesdell.

Originally from Rochester, MN, Dr. Steele currently resides in the Madison area with her husband Ed, two children, and black Labrador, Luna. When she is not practicing high-quality veterinary medicine, Dr. Steele enjoys doing anything outside; hiking, swimming, and chasing her kids!

Marina Regalado

DVM

Dr. Marina Regalado is an Associate Veterinarian at Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic. She graduated from the University of Florida, with a Dual Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences and Food Sciences & Human Nutrition in 2011. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2016 where she pursued a small animal and exotics concentration. Her areas of professional interest include behavioral medicine, soft tissue surgery, and pain management.

Dr. Regalado began working in the veterinary industry in 2007 as a cage cleaner, while performing in-house fecal floats. She was inspired to become a veterinarian after her love of animals (especially cats!) and a passion for science and learning new things. Ever since she was just 5 years old, she knew veterinary medicine was the field for her. Dr. Regalado says the best part of being a veterinarian is helping animals better communicate with their owners. She enjoys determining the cause for a limp or a down disposition, detecting abnormalities in a timely fashion, and working with owners to improve the lives of their pets.

Growing up in Altamonte Springs, a suburb of Orlando, she currently resides in Madison, WI with her wife Caroline, and two children, Calvin and Spencer. They also share a home with two cats, Alabama and Bagheera, along with a ball python snake, Pythagoras. When she is not practicing veterinary care, she loves to read, cross stitch, and play video games. A fun fact about Dr. Regalado is that she has a knack for memorizing movie dialogue and can recite most of the classic Disney movies line for line!

Heide Meier

Associate DVM

Dr. Heide Meier has known that she would become a veterinarian since she was very young. In the first grade, she wrote an autobiography that declared she would be an animal doctor when she grew up. Dr. Meier has always had a natural kinship with animals, and she feels that her work as a veterinarian is much more than a job. It's truly her calling!

Dr. Meier grew up in Palatine, Illinois. She began her veterinary career at the age of 15, when she signed up as a kennel worker at a local animal hospital. A year later, she became an assistant at another clinic where she continued to work throughout her undergraduate years at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. She attended veterinary school at the University and received her DVM degree in 1993. She worked in small animal practices in Minnesota, Illinois, and Oklahoma prior to moving to Wisconsin. She was also an associate professor at Oklahoma State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Meier began as an Associate Veterinarian here at Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic in August of 2004. She enjoys the fast pace of her work. The most fulfilling part of her job is the relationships she has developed with clients over the years and the care she can give their pets.

Dr. Meier lives with her husband Bill, their son Christian, and her mother-in-law, Janet. Their pets are a Giant Schnauzer named Merida, an English Labrador Retriever named Tank, three rescued orange and white long-haired cats named Hans, Frans, and Tag-A-Long, and an African Grey parrot named Boo Boo.

Outside of work, Dr. Meier enjoys spending time with her family, watching her son play soccer, outdoor activities, walking her dogs, and reading the Bible.

Jackie Koepke

Associate DVM

Dr. Jackie Koepke joined Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic as an Associate Veterinarian in February 2017. Dr. Jackie has a gift for high-quality veterinary medicine, and has a special place in her heart for felines. Recently, Dr. Jackie also began expanding her expertise to pocket pets.

A friendly Wisconsin native, Dr. Jackie is an enthusiastic veterinary professional committed to the complete wellness of her patients. She grew up in Rosendale before attending the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for her Bachelor's degree in Biology. Inspired to pursue a career in the veterinary field, Dr. Jackie obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. Immediately following graduation, Dr. Jackie accepted her first full-time position as an Associate Veterinarian offering primary care and 24/7/365 emergency services in Ripon, Wisconsin.

After practicing excellent client service and high-quality patient care in Ripon, Dr. Jackie became a Small Animal General Practitioner and Urgent Care Clinician in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Dr. Jackie enjoys the fast-paced hospital environment and the everyday interactions with her clients and their pets. Dr. Jackie's areas of professional interest include soft-tissue surgery and dentistry. Above all, she is a feline enthusiast who enjoys keeping cats happy and healthy while supporting the owners who love them.

Adopted is the best 'breed' Dr. Jackie has ever met. At home, she is the pet parent of two, long-haired cats, Foxie and Gardetto. One of her feline family members believes he is a dog, while the other has classic cattitude. They can't do any impressive tricks, but she loves them anyway!

Dr. Jackie embraces a healthy, active lifestyle philosophy. In her free time, she plays competitive volleyball and participates in a variety of workout programs. She also has been trying her hand at cooking and exploring new, delicious recipes.

Marcella Goff

Associate DVM

Dr. Marcella Goff is a Veterinarian at Truesdell Animal Care Hospital. Dr. Goff earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2005, and she completed an internship at the Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Annapolis, Maryland. Her largest area of professional interest lies in animal pain management.

Dr. Goff began her veterinary career in 2005 when she worked in mixed animal practice before seeking her internship in emergency veterinary medicine. She explains that she has always been in awe of the strong bond animals and humans have, and that her favorite thing about this career is getting the opportunity to care for that bond on both the animal and human side of things.

Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Goff traveled to Poland before attending veterinary school where she taught English to high school students as a member of the Peace Corps. Now living in Madison, Wisconsin for going on ten years, she planted her roots with her husband, two children, her dog named Ernest, and three cats named Py, Reuben, and Rita. Alongside her love for her career, family, and pets, Dr. Goff also enjoys cross country skiing and going down to her local ceramics studio to make pottery in her free time!

Anna Uhl

Associate DVM

Dr. Anna Uhl is an Associate Veterinarian with Truesdell Animal Care. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 2010 from Michigan Technological University and went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Uhl previously received certificates in reduced patient stress techniques, feline-friendly handling and techniques, pet nutrition coaching, and end-of-life care. She has clinical interests in internal medicine, nutrition, education and training, and compassionate end-of-life care/grief support.

Dr. Uhl knew she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine when she began working as a veterinary assistant in 2010. She was inspired by the human-animal bond, and the way companion animals enhance our lives.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Dr. Uhl moved back into her home state once again after working in Seattle for a number of years. When she is not in the office, Dr. Uhl spends time with her spouse Jim, her chihuahua named Avie, and her two cats named Lana and Nessa. She fills her time with community outreach and involvement, volunteering, music, traveling, and being out in nature. Dr. Uhl is committed to helping you and your pet be as comfortable as possible during your veterinary visits!

Brittani

Practice Manager

Brittani is a born and raised Wisconsin native. She has always had a natural draw towards helping others, especially our 4-legged family members. Brittani has volunteered at a non-profit cat shelter and has raised several litters of foster kittens.

Brittani obtained her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and practiced as a CVT in Sun Prairie. She then moved to Colorado and worked at an Internal Medicine clinic for 5 years with a focus on cardiovascular disease. During her time in Colorado, she gained skills working with Endoscopy, CT scans, Chemotherapy, Ultrasounds, and some experience in ICU care. She has a passion for our feline friends, client education, heart disease, and end of life care. She has also worked for an in-home euthanasia service and most recently in human medicine as a scheduling supervisor in Cardiovascular Medicine.

Brittani lives in a rural area just east of Madison with her husband, Mikey, two children, American Bulldog mix named Jasmine, two cats (P-nut and Spike), a monitor lizard, a crested gecko and beta fish. In her free time, Brittani loves tending to her vegetable garden and flowers, swimming, reading, drawing, and going on adventures with her family.

Molly

Inventory Manager

Molly grew up on a farm in rural Minnesota, where a love of animals was instilled in her from an early age. For as long as she can remember, she's wanted to enhance the lives of animals and expand her own knowledge of animal medicine.

Molly has worked in various veterinary clinics and animal shelters, and also completed a 12-week internship at a zoo. Since moving to this area, she had always heard about Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic's stellar reputation; in the summer of 2014, she was able to join the team as a Client Services Specialist! In 2021, Molly became our Inventory Manager. She's thrilled to be able to work alongside other animal lovers all day long, and is particularly passionate about educating clients on medical and behavioral topics.

Molly lives in Madison with her husband, Adam. Together they have three dogs and a bearded dragon. Ruthie is a playful German wirehaired pointer, Fern and Penny are both rescued Chihuahuas and Irwin is a bearded dragon who loves blueberries and sunshine.

In her time away from the clinic, Molly loves working with exotic animals, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Jessi

CVT

Bio coming soon!

Jessica

CVT

Jessica has lived in Wisconsin her entire life. She actually grew up wanting to become a police officer. It wasn't until her time in the military that she found her true calling working with animals. Jessica volunteered at an animal sanctuary in Lago Patria, Italy. There she helped rescue hundreds of cats and dogs from the streets of Italy.

Jessica became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2014 after graduating atop her class at Globe University in La Crosse. She has spent many years working in Dentistry and Internal Medicine and has worked with many different species of animals such as eagles, wombats, lizards, and even snapping turtles. Jessica's heart lies in Veterinary Dentistry. She has worked with Board Certified Veterinary Dentists and is currently working towards her specialty in Dentistry. Jessica also has a passion for stress free vet visits and became Fear Free Certified to help ease visits for owners and their pets.

Jessica has a house full! She has a rescue Pitbull named Zara and 3 cats, Bella (from South Korea), Alice (from Italy) and Penelope. In her free time she travels around the U.S. playing competitive softball and enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, and going to Milwaukee Brewers games.

Sarah

Lead CVT

Like most people in veterinary medicine, Sarah has always loved animals. After growing up in Illinois, she went to school in the upper peninsula of Michigan and graduated from NMU with a bachelor's in communication studies. She then moved to Madison and eventually got pulled into the pet care industry. Sarah started at Truesdell in 2019 and has loved working with cats, dogs, and exotics as well. She loved it so much she pursued her degree in veterinary technology, graduated in 2022, and shortly after became a CVT. When not working, she enjoys reading, birdwatching, and running. Sarah currently lives in Edgerton with their spouse, their sassy old lady cat Cody, and a gargoyle gecko name Blanche.

Sammy

Veterinary Assistant

Sammy grew up in Rosedale, WI. She is attending Madison College and is on her way to becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has two corgis and two cats but grew up around all kinds of animals including horses, cows, goats, and rabbits. Being around animals all her life kindled a love for all species. She enjoys traveling and road-tripping with her friends and family. Her favorite trip so far was to Hessen, Germany. Now she hopes to help people with their pets.

Savannah

Veterinary Assistant

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Brianna

Veterinary Assistant

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Jessie

Veterinary Assistant

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Bethany

Lead CSR

Bethany has loved animals from a young age and grew up with a Calico cat named Poochie and two Golden Retrievers, Ginger and Jack. She grew up at a summer camp that had its own nature center which included all kinds of animals from owls and turtles to snakes, birds and even tarantulas! Growing up with nature as her backyard fueled her love of animals even more and she landed her first job at a veterinary clinic in her hometown of Dodgeville, WI.

For the past 6 years, Bethany has been a Client Service Coordinator for another vet clinic but when she learned about Truesdell Animal Care, she jumped at the first chance to work there as a Client Services Specialist! It was the best decision, and she is so excited to work with a dedicated team who are passionate about animals! She has worked in human and animal health care for the past 16 years ranging from medical records to birth certificates in a maternity ward and even worked for the DNR at a State Park for 14 summers.

Bethany and her husband Ian have two wonderful children, Naima and Xavian, and share their home with 3 cuddly cats, Turbo the Tuxedo, Autumn the Tabby and Ziva the Torti. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, camping and spending time outdoors, music, traveling, home DIY projects, cooking and grilling out any chance she gets.

Sam

Technician Assistant

Sam is an exotics and wildlife enthusiast who loves all things cold blooded or feathered, and his favorite thing about working at Truesdell is seeing exotic pets! He has spent time working in the Milwaukee Zoo aviary, and with birds and farmyard animals at Potter Park Zoo in his hometown of Lansing, Michigan. Sam has also worked in beekeeping and bee research, and was an assistant cobbler for over 6 years. He loves rock climbing, backpacking, biking, birdwatching, catching snakes, and taking care of his various reptiles, invertebrates, and his big fluffy cat.

Mary

Techinician Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Mitchel

Client Service Representative

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Bore

Lead CVT

Bore has been interested in science and medicine from a young age. That interest combined with his love for animals made him choose Veterinary Medicine. Born and raised in Macedonia, he went with a VetMed specialty in high school, kickstarting his veterinary career in his early teens. Joncevski now lives in Sun Prairie with his wife Hannah, two kids, Eloise and Aleksandar, and their two cats, Mila and Mile. In their free time, they all like to be outdoors barbecuing or exploring the nearby lakes.

Ella

Veterinary Assistant

Ella has always had a special interest in the overall care and husbandry of Avian and Reptilian species. She started befriending birds when she was thirteen years old and never stopped! Ella grew up and still lives in the Madison area. Going along with her love of birds and reptiles, she currently has three birds Stinky & Vada (both Cockatiels), Amelia (Amazon Parrot), two African Fat Tail geckos Larry Lapil Lazuli & Wonton Soup, a Plains Hognose snake named Doyo and last, but not least, Icarus whom is a South American Horned frog! In Ella's downtime she likes to sing, go hiking and take care of her animals.

Elsa

Veterinary Assistant

Elsa is originally from Burlingame, California. She has always worked with animals and she volunteered at a wildlife facility for thirteen years prior to moving to Colorado. She lives with her husband, Erik and their black cat named Curie.

Aster

Veterinary Assistant

Aster was inspired to go into VetMed after interning at UW Vet Care in high school. They are from Madison but spent their first seven years in the Virgina Beach area. They have a labradoodle named Laska and love reading, photography and practicing agility with their dog.

Toby

CSR

Bio coming soon!

Lynn

CSR

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Paige

CSR

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Emma

CSR

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Makenna

CSR

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Brooke

Kennel Attendant

Brooke has always loved animals and knowing that she is able to help the ones in need by being involved in veterinary medicine field gives her the passion and drive to pursue it. Brooke was born in Detroit, Michigan and has lived in five different states! She currently has a Pit-bull/lab mix named Rambo and grew up with two beagles named Jackson and Bridget. She loves to do puzzles and paint in her free time. She also plays softball and loves to be active as possible. She may not be a huge fan of hiking far distances, but she definitely appreciates the great outdoors.

Esther

Groomer

Esther grew up in Beaver Dam but currently resides in Watertown with her Old English Sheepdog Hiccup. She knew she wanted to be a groomer ever since she was six years old. Esther has been working within the industry since 2011. Her favorite part about being a groomer is getting to know each pet's personality and style. In her free time she enjoys riding horses and spending time with her seven sisters and fifteen nieces and nephews!

Steph

Groomer

Steph/Set (they/them) and so happy to be part of the Truesdell team! They are a Miami transfer (they speak Spanish!) and new to Wisconsin, but grew up in the Midwest as a kid and glad to be back! They have been been grooming for approximately 3 years, with 14 years in customer service and about 9 in management.

They love, love, love animals, and have a SuperMutt family dog back in Florida. They also have 3 ferrets, a cat named Dexter, a few betta fish, 2 tarantulas, and a jumping spider, that they share with their partner. They are big home bodies, but love finding new places to eat good food in the Madison area.

They are a bit of an oddball, they secretly (not so secretly) enjoy watching trash TV, and have a bachelors in fine art, as well as having apprenticed for tattooing. Grooming has been an amazing new way to exercise their creativity, plus you just can't beat those puppy kisses. They are so excited to meet you and your pups, and give them a great spaw day!

Join the Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic Family Today!

Just minutes from downtown Madison, Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic is located 5 miles from city center off of US-51.

Phone: 608-244-2555

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