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 Resort is 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. 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.
Medical Director, Dr. Abby Clepper (pictured with our Founder Dr. Joseph Kelley)
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!
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.
Meet our Associate Veterinarians!
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
Sam originally worked 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, earning a promotion to lead technician and inventory manager, and eventually Practice Manager.
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 sons, Lincoln and Wesley, and their golden retriever, Memphis.
Certified Veterinary Assistant
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 Pitbull/Lab mix and a horse, a cat, and a guinea pig. She enjoys the versatility of working with our exotic patients, as well as our dogs and cats. She recently completed her Certified Veterinary Assistant program and we awarded her with a PENN-FOSTER grant and she is busy completing her Certified Technician Training. She splits her free time with both and loves riding horses, campfires, and family time.
“I love getting to work closely with animals and love the work environment of SPSAH.” Phebe is detail oriented, and has a drive to achieve her goals, so she is a perfect fit for our family. She belives in living every day to the fullest.
Her ultimate goal is to have her own farm, and is working on it with three dogs and three horses. Her hobbies include riding roses, hunting, fishing, hiking, four wheeling, thrift shopping, spending time with friends, and family, and farming.
Certified Veterinary Technician
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
Susan has been a part of the Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital Staff since 2004. Enjoying semi-retirement, our former Practice Manager, now works part-time at our hospital reception desk, doing what she loves, caring for and assisting our clients and patients.
Susan enjoys spending time with her husband, Seth, her family, traveling, gardening, reading, cooking, watching movies, and their adorable cats, Francis and Vera.