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Meet Our Team
Dr. Janssen was born and raised right here in Wisconsin. He attended the UW- Madison, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology, a Masters Degree in Environmental Toxicology and, of course, a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1988 and opened the Janssen Clinic for Animals in 1990. In October ‘06, he was named Veterinarian of the Year at the WVTA annual convention, an honor that he is humbled by.
Many pets have been part of his life including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, turtles, an alligator, a hermit crab and most recently a hedgehog. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Audrey (our office manager) and three children, Dana, Ava, and Peter. Dr. Janssen is thankful for all the wonderful clients and patients that he has had the privilege to know, and looks forward to each day at JCA!
Shilo grew up in Iola, WI and moved to Madison to attend the UW- Madison where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Wildlife Ecology and Biology. She joined the JCA team to gain more experience as she plans to attend Veterinary School in the future. She has had many pets throughout the years including everything from rabbits to horses. Here in Madison she has two cats adopted from the Dane County Humane Society named Lollipop and Sprite.
Ellie came to the JCA team with over 6 years of experience as a Vet Tech including some emergency clinic vet tech work. As a graduate of the MATC Vet Tech she is excited to share her knowledge with pet owners and her own pets.
At home, Ellie's 3 cats, Gato, Fire and Gunther have made room for her daughter, Skylar, born August 2008 and Wyatt, born in November 2009 and Kate, born 2012!!
Audrey, Office Manager
Behind the scenes most of the time, Audrey keeps the food ordered, the schedule up to date and the forms revised. With a talent for organization, Audrey brings a wealth of experience and energy to the clinic. She is a UW alumnus and also holds a Masters Degree in management from Cardinal Stritch College.
Audrey has had many pets in her life including lambs, dogs, cats and a horse. At home, she likes to keep busy with 4-H as the Cat Leader, Scouts, and many other activities with her three children.
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