Carol Esser

CVT / Laboratory Technician

Carol is one of our Petcare veterans that joined Petcare in 1974. She graduated from MATC Veterinary Technician Program in 1975. Carol grew up in a farm raised family and has a lot of experience in the veterinary field. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and taking care of her French Bulldog, Mona.

Christi Ringelstetter

Christi Ringelstetter

CVT / Receptionist

Christi is also one of our Petcare veterans that joined our practice in 1994. She graduated from MATC Veterinary Technician Program in 1995. She and her husband are active in raising and showing rabbits all over the United States, and are ranked #1 in the nation. Christi grew up loving animals right from the start and has extensive knowledge in several species; from horses to hedgehogs. She enjoys, camping, bingo, and spending time with family.

Jessica Balling

Veterinary Technician

Jessica joined our Petcare team in 2002. She graduated from Western Illinois University in Agriculture Science, with emphasis in Animal Science, in 2002. Jessica likes to spend her free time with family and friends, weekends at the family farm, and entertaining at home. She resides in Madison with her husband, her cute Cairn/Westie Mix; Penny, and two kitties, Simon and Gordy.

Niki Deram


Niki joined our Petcare staff in May of 2008, as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated from the MATC Veterinary Techncian Program in 2005, and has prior experience working at other local veterinarians. Niki grew up loving animals from a very young age and has had pets all her life. She and her husband currently reside in McFarland with their son and daughter, two cats; Tiny and Schmee, and their sweet Pitbull/Boxer Mix; Vida. Niki likes to spend her free time visiting with family and friends, traveling "up north", visiting Chicago, watching football, and taking her children to fun places.

Rachel Leuzinger


Rachel joined Petcare Animal Hospital in 2012 as a part-time receptionist. She previously spent 2 years as an admitting tech for Dane County Humane Society, and has experience in the animal field for over 5 years. Rachel and her husband also own a local photography company , called Portrait Independence. She likes to spend her free time with her two children, snuggling with her lazy hound, Promise, and playing fetch with her senior kitty, Harbison.

Diana Lundey


Diana joined our practice in October of 2013 as our professional dog groomer. She has an extensive history in canine reproduction for a nationally known local breeder in Waunakee. Diana discovered her passion in dog grooming and became a certified groomer in 2010. She has a great eye for detail, and creates a non-stressful grooming environment with her unending patience. Diana has groomed all types of breeds and always accommodates individual requests, making each pets groom unique. Born and raised in Madison, she enjoys hiking with her dogs and spending time with her two children.

Petcare Animal Hospital

7530 Mineral Point Rd
Madison, WI  53717
Tel: 608-833-6585
Fax: 608-833-3297

Clinic Hours

M-F7:30am - 5:30pm

Sat8am - 12pm



University of Wisconsin Vet School 263-7600

Veterinary Emergency Service - West Madison 831-1101

Veterinary Emergency Service - East Madison 222-2455