Meet the wonderful McFarland Animal Hospital team!

Maria Keppel, DVM

Maria Keppel, DVM

Owner, Veterinarian

Bio coming soon!
Randall J. Raasch, DVM, MPH

Randall J. Raasch, DVM, MPH

Veterinarian

Dr. Raasch grew up in the Milwaukee area and having spent many summers on a relative’s farm developed an interest in animal agriculture. As a result, he studied and completed a degree in Dairy Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This background, lead to studying Veterinary Medicine and receiving a degree from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Prior to coming to McFarland he had practiced in Cresco, Iowa; Joliet, Illinois and LaCrosse, Wisconsin. In 1988 he purchased McFarland Animal Hospital from a classmate who had started the practice eight years earlier. More recently, Dr. Raasch has developed an interest in the relationships between animal and human health. In pursuit of this interest he studied and received a Master in Public Health degree from the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health. As part of the public health program he completed an internship at the Milwaukee Health Department and made a trip to Africa to study public health in Uganda.

Dr. Raasch is married to Debbie who works as a nurse practitioner for UW Health. They have three adult children and one grandchild. Their household includes four dogs; all rescued from various circumstances through his work at MAH. Dr. Raasch is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Lisa P. Yackel, DVM

Lisa P. Yackel, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Lisa Yackel has been a veterinarian at McFarland Animal Hospital since 2009. She is a Wisconsin native, raised in the east central part of the state. In 1989 she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a double major in Zoology and Business Management with a specialization in health care administration. After working on the UW campus for several years doing research at the UW Hospital department Oncology and later at the UW department of Wildlife Ecology, she returned to school and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1996.

While in veterinary school Dr. Yackel spent several summers studying aquatic veterinary medicine at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. She eventually decided to remain in Wisconsin and dedicate her career to small animals. After graduation she practiced small animal medicine in the Fox River Valley for 9 years before relocating back to Madison in 2006.

She lives in the city of Madison with her husband, Jonathan, a software developer for Epic Systems, and four children, Nathaniel (currently in college), Sophia, Oliver and Henry. They share their busy home with two dachshunds (Teddy and Stella), four cats (Howard, Edgar, George and Anya), a fat tailed gecko (Sheila), fire bellied toads and multiple fish tanks. In her infrequent free time she enjoys spending time gardening, traveling and watching great movies.

Cheryl Bartels

Cheryl Bartels

CVT, Practice Manager

Cheryl is our practice manager and a CVT. She has been with the practice for the past 16 years. Cheryl graduated with AS in Veterinary Technology in 2010 from Cedar Valley College. In 2016 she graduated with BAS in Veterinary Technology and Practice Management from St. Petersburg College.

Cheryl lives with her husband Nick, and their two children Avery and Hattie. Their household also consists of 3 dogs (George, Max, and Homer), 3 cats (Millie, Callie, and Willard), and 2 goldfish (Shipwreck and Cannonball).

Cheryl loves to witness the bond between owners and their pets. One of her favorite parts of the job is building relationships with them. “It’s so great to see a client that I’ve known for years, to not only get to be privileged enough to care for their pets, but to get to know their families”.

Cheryl has a special interest in internal medicine and emergency and critical care. When she is not at work you will probably find her outdoors near the water. She loves to spend time traveling and relaxing with her family.

Alisha Ziegler

Alisha Ziegler

CVT

Alisha is a certified veterinary technician who graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 2011. Once graduating from the program she worked for 8 years at a mixed animal practice as a lead technician. Alisha joined the McFarland Animal Hospital team March of 2019.

Alisha currently resides in Stoughton with her husband Lee and two daughters Kaydence and Adaline. Alisha and her family currently have one dog, seven cats, and a beta fish. In her free time Alisha enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and traveling.

Jasmine Reilly

Jasmine Reilly

Assistant

Jasmine joined McFarland Animal Hospital in February 2013. Prior to working here, Jasmine worked at a boarding facility where she really found her love for animals! Jasmine started out as a receptionist at our clinic, and gained a lot of experience working with clients. Now, Jasmine works as a veterinary assistant alongside our CVTs and Veterinarians. Jasmine enjoys building client relationships and caring for all animals. You will mainly see Jasmine in our exam rooms assisting our doctors and making your pet feel as comfortable as possible. “I’m truly proud to be part of such an amazing team of animal experts!”

Outside of work, Jasmine loves to spend time outdoors hiking, fishing, boating, and enjoying time with her husband and family. When Jasmine isn’t enjoying the outdoors, you can find her snuggling with her dog Scout, and her 2 cats, Banjo & Thumper, while watching a good movie or T.V show. She also loves finding Pinterest projects to do during the Holidays!

Favorite food: Anything you can dip in ranch dressing! 🙂

Camila Berigan

Camila Berigan

Assistant

Camila joined the practice in 2015. Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, but growing up most of her summers were spent in Brazil with family. In her free time, she enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and tries to stop buying so much stuff on Amazon. She believes that airports are magical places where drinking is acceptable at all hours of the day and where you can see the true human experience.

She has two cats, Biff and Cola (Cola came with the name!) Both hate coming to the hospital so she understands where your feline friends are coming from.

Mercedez Hawkins

Mercedez Hawkins

Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Cindy Ennis

Kennel Assistant

Photo and bio coming soon!

Esther Lynch

Groomer

Photo and bio coming soon!
Sam McCarthy

Sam McCarthy

Reception

Sam grew up in nearby Stoughton, WI on her family’s farm with horses, dogs, and cats. She has always had a love for animals and caring for them. She has a dog of her own now, a blue heeler named Xena, and a cat named Kratos. She also has two fire-bellied toads as well as multiple different types of fish. Currently, she is obtaining her Associate in Science at Madison College, but she plans on getting a degree in Veterinary Medicine once she is finished. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as traveling, hiking, and recording music.
Anna Zine

Anna Zine

Kennel Attendant

Hey! My name is Anna. I am so happy to be a part of the McFarland Animal Hospital community. I love to always be surrounded by animals—at the hospital I have my boarding friends and at home I have two old yet crazy Boston Terriers. In my free time I enjoy baking, creating and appreciating art, and watching horror films. It is my goal to one day receive my masters in Public Health so I may continue working with those in need.
Andrea Aasen

Andrea Aasen

CVT

Bio coming soon!
Lynn Replogle

Lynn Replogle

Bio coming soon!
Heather Henson

Heather Henson

Bio coming soon!
Venessa

Venessa

Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Providing compassionate care for pets and their human families.

Location

5620 HWY 51
McFarland, Wisconsin 53558
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Hours

Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Sun: Closed

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