At Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital and the Shamrock Pet Resort, we are committed to providing compassionate, humane and ethical treatment for every pet that comes through our doors. We use the latest veterinary medical equipment and cutting edge veterinary medicine to ensure all your pets’ healthcare needs are met. The Shamrock Pet Resortis a safe, fun environment where you and your pet can learn and grow together.
Your pet’s health, happiness and well-being are our primary goal. The veterinarians and staff at Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital and the Shamrock Pet Resort strive to preserve and strengthen the bond between you and your beloved pet.
We are proud to be an American Animal Hospital Association member since 1987.
We have consistently received AAHA’s highest accreditation. The importance of this accreditation cannot be overstated because only the very best hospitals in the United States qualify for such an honor.
History of Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital
Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital was first established by Dr. Dale Kelley in 1951 and remains a family owned business to this day. Dr. Joseph Kelley took over the practice in 1992 and we moved to our current location two years later. In September 2004, we opened the Shamrock Dog Park, our off-leash, fenced-in park just for dogs. This park provides a safe, secure place where dogs can be dogs. In 2007, we added Shamrock Pet Resort, our state-of-the-art boarding, training, grooming, and dog daycare facility.
Along with our addition, our hospital was remodeled in 2007, making room for a special procedures suite, critical care facilities, and a new radiology suite with a digital x-ray machine.
Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital and the Shamrock Pet Resort, and Shamrock Dog Park combine to offer you and your pets the area’s premier pet care facility.
Veterinarians and Co-Medical Directors, Dr. Joseph Kelley and Dr. Abby Clepper
Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital in Prairie Du Sac! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Please call us at 608-643-2451 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Joseph Kelley, DVM
Dr. Joseph Kelley is a native of Sauk City. Dr. Kelley has practiced medicine at the hospital since 1990 and has made the hospital what it is today. Prior to practicing at Sauk-Prairie, Dr. Kelley practiced medicine as an associate veterinarian at Gateway Animal Hospital in Illinois.
Dr. Kelley attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 1984. He went on to attend the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Dr. Kelley’s professional interests include surgery, exotics and wildlife and orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association and the Dane County Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Kelley and his wife, Jodi, the hospital’s administrator, have two children, Morgan and Brenna. They share their home with pets, Stella and Ladybug both Jack Russell Terriers, and a new yellow lab, Bucky. His hobbies include biking, hunting, hiking and boating.
Abigail Clepper, DVM
Dr. Abigail M. Clepper grew up in Athens, Ohio and has been working in the animal related field for over 22 years. She earned dual bachelor degrees in zoology and education at Ohio University, then taught High School Biology for 4 years before starting vet school. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary School in 2002. She moved with her family to Wisconsin in 2012 and has been with Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital since then.
Dr. Abby enjoys many aspects of small animal practice, but has a particular interest in dentistry, internal medicine, dermatology and feline medicine.
“One of the most rewarding parts of veterinary medicine is the chance to get to know pet owners and help provide the best care possible for their pets,” says Dr. Abby. “I also really enjoy working with our super talented support staff and appreciate that we offer state of the art care with a hometown feel.”
At home, the Clepper family is busy with 3 senior dogs, and a cat named Parton. She personally enjoys outdoor activities including skiing, boating, hiking, camping and gardening, and stays busy with her two teenage kids and husband.
Welcome Our Two Newest Doctors!
Dr. Chad Landes, DVM
Dr. Chad Landes and his family are originally from Springfield Corners. He went to UW-Platteville where he received his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He then earned his DVM from the University of Missouri.
Dr. Chad has many interests in veterinary medicine including dentistry, reproductive medicine, population management, and orthopedic surgery.
The most rewarding aspect of working here is becoming part of the community and being able to give back to those who helped him achieve his life long goal of being a veterinarian.
“The first impression one gets when they walk through the doors of Sauk Prairie Small Animal hospital is a true sense of community.”
In his spare time, Dr. Chad enjoys hunting, snowmobiling, fishing and helping his wife, Sarah, on her family dairy farm. They are proud new parents to a daughter, Madelyn. Rounding out their home is cat, Squeakers.
Dr. Megan Krapf, DVM
Dr. Megan Krapf grew up in Waunakee, Wisconsin; and has a lot of family who live nearby in Plain, so she is very familiar with the Sauk area. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 2015. After undergraduate school, she went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in Ames, which she completed in 2019.
In her spare time, Dr. Krapf likes to get together with her friends and family, attend as many Badger football or basketball games as she can! During the summer time, she also loves to spend time out at the lake and go boating as much as possible.
Dr. Megan has special interests in surgery and dermatology but loves all aspects that small animal veterinary medicine has to offer!
She is excited to be back close to home and to begin her career with such a wonderful veterinary family.
Veterinary Hospital Management
Hospital administrator and co-owner Jodi has worked in the animal care field since 1994. Jodi attended Illinois State University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in 1984. Jodi likes the variety and excitement of working in the hospital and enjoys meeting and helping clients and their pets. Jodi’s hobbies include gardening, reading, hiking, camping, scuba diving and quilting. She shares her home with her husband and two Jack Russell Terriers, Stella and Ladybug.
Practice Manager Susan has been a part of the Sauk-Prairie Small Animal Hospital Staff since 2004. Susan is a native of Portage, WI. “The greatest part of working here is the family like environment we’ve created for employees and staff…we’re truly a big family. It’s amazing getting to know and care for our clients and patients on such a personal level and I’m proud that we offer the best care and cutting edge technology for our patients.”
Susan’s enjoys spending time with friends and husband, Seth, traveling, reading, cooking, watching movies and her dog, Ledger, our Hospital front desk greeter.
Sam originally started in the Shamrock Pet Resort from 2006-2012 and returned to work at the Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant in 2015.
She enjoys caring for patients, assisting the doctors and technicians and is proud that we offer the best care and veterinary medicine possible. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a Biology minor and emphasis in Science.
A devoted wife and mom, Sam loves spending time with her husband, Kyle (who met working here, in high school), their son, Lincoln and their Golden Retriever, Sydney age 6. Sam and Sydney are an accomplished Agility team and can often be seen at the Agility club each Wednesday in the Shamrock Pet Resort.
Certified Veterinary Technician, Administrative Assistant
Morgan after earning a degree in Animal Science and Management from UW – River Falls, she completed the Veterinary Technician course at Madison College, earning her state board certification.
She happily returned to the family business to work with her parents, Dr. Joe and Jodi Kelley. The best part of being a technician is the ability to make a difference in our patient’s lives by offering state of the art, compassionate care. “I love being able to support and actually help people when they’re scared about the health of their pet. We have the unique ability to diffuse a situation with compassion, knowledge and genuine care.”
She loves surgery of all kinds, but ADORES bringing puppies into the world by C-Section. She earns her nickname, “Mom” every day with a genuine love for pets. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, hunting, watching football and boating. She recently adopted Josie, a 1 year old blue heeler cross, from the Humane Society.
Her favorite travel destinations have been, Ireland, Italy, Dominican Republic, Peru and the Caymans. Her favorite movies are romantic comedies, Top Gun tops her list.
Kelsey is one of skilled Veterinary Technicians and brings a warm, happy smile to every exam. She enjoys being able to discuss the best medical options and care available for patients. She loves being able to make pet’s lives easier and healthier, which in turn makes their owner’s lives more fulfilling.
Her fur family consists of Tater, a handsome Corgi, his full name is “Tate Tate, Magreat McGreat, Turkey Burglar, Ham Bone, BIG MAN OF THE WOOODS!” Kelsey’s proud to announce, the newest addition, Tilly, another sweet, photogenic Corgi.
She can often be heard singing and laughing everywhere she goes. Kelsey’s a valuable member of our family and loves helping out in all departments including greeting and assisting clients at the front desk.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time her boyfriend, Ross, their dogs and doing a number of outdoor activities including hiking and boating. Her favorite movie is Sweet Home Alabama.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Becky has been a part of SPSAH since 2016. She completed her Veterinary Technician certification with Globe University. Becky is extremely versatile, cross-training in each department including daycare, boarding and greeting clients at the front desk.
In her free time, she loves spending the day on an adventure with her Redbone Coonhound, Lizzy. Together they enjoy running, hiking, attending our Agility club on Wednesday nights, or simply spending time catching up with friends and family.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Sean originally started in 2010, in our Shamrock Pet Resort, where he split his time between boarding and daycare. He is currently one of our Veterinary Assistants. He recently earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Science, with an emphasis in Organismal Biology, from Saint Norbert College, with future plans to become a large animal veterinarian.
He likes the variety of cases he assists the veterinarians in the hospital, getting to know all of our clients and the opportunity to help sick pets.
In his free time he enjoys playing football, video games and fantasy football.
Certified Veterinary Technician
While Sarah is our newest Certified Veterinary Technician, she is a veteran to the field, with six years of technician experience, and several years before that, as a Vet Assistant.
She relocated to the Baraboo area to be able to accept the position, so we are very lucky to have her bubbly personality and expertise! She enjoys being closer to family and the opportunity to work in a smaller community which offers the chance to get to know clients and patients on a more intimate basis.
In her free time, she can be found outdoors, kayaking, hiking, and camping, but also loves crafting while listening to some good country music, and spending time with friends, family, and her new family puppy. Her furry family consists of orange kitty, Milo, and Golden Retriever Sophie.
We hope you get to know her on your next visit to the clinic!
Mary has a true passion and love for animals. “This job allows me to meet all types of critters and keep them happy and healthy.” She brings a fun and energetic personality to the hospital. She is the proud owner of Rocky, a 10-year-old Pitbull/Lab mix and KC, a 14-year-old Thoroughbred. She splits her free time with both and loves riding horses, campfires, and family time.
Brenna is a long-time employee, beginning in high school in our Shamrock Pet Resort. Since then she has grown into a new role, and is flourishing as a Veterinary Assistant, in our hospital. She excels at everything she attempts, from taking blood and lab samples, testing them, and is now assisting the Certified Veterinary Technicians and doctors on surgery.
She is currently in a full-time student at the University of Platteville, pursuing her goal of veterinary medicine. Brenna is an active equestrian and loves being outdoors.
Front Desk Office Manager
For Diane, seeing happy or relieved clients whose beloved pets have been helped by Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital is her favorite part of her job. She splits her day between reception and overseeing inventory and assisting accounting responsibilities. Diane has been a part of our team since August 2013. Her positive attitude, perseverance and desire to learn new things make her an important asset to our team.
“The hospital has a family feel. Everyone is very professional and knowledgeable, taking pride to help each pet stay healthy.”
Diane has a Jack Russell mix, Brandy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, quilting, gardening, cooking, taking cruises and hiking.
Client Services Specialist
Jamie has been with us since 2018. Her favorite part about the front desk is her co-workers and getting to meet all the pets that walk through our door. She enjoys all the stories, laughter and being able to help staff and clients.
She’s a busy lady with four children, three dogs, Major, Ana both German Shepherds and Marley, a Pyrenees mix. She loves hiking, rollerblading, camping and spending valuable time with friends and family. She strives to live life to the fullest.
Client Services Specialist
Karen joined our front desk team in 2019. She is a diligent receptionist willing to do whatever is needed to exceed client expectations. Before joining SPSAH, she was a long-time client with their springer spaniels, pictured with handsome, Bowen.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and husband, Kerry, gardening, sewing, knitting, costume-making, cooking, reading and watching British Television.
In House Photographer
Brenna is a graduate of UW – Eau Claire and holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources. The daughter of Dr. Joe and Jodi Kelley, Brenna has been part of SPSAH since childhood. Working in various departments from boarding, daycare and reception she completed her Human Resources Internship with us. Brenna now resides in Middleton with her dog, Roo a blue heeler mix. While we miss her being here full-time, we’re ecstatic she adores her Human Resources position at Attic Angels Assisted Living and the fulfilling gratification it provides. She now photographs our staff portraits.
In her free time, she loves to travel, go running, spend time with family and friends, helping children with special needs and working with the elderly. She has a deep love for all animals.