Meet the McFarland Animal Hospital team!

Maria Keppel, DVM

Maria Keppel, DVM

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Keppel grew up in Warsaw, Poland. After moving to Wisconsin she attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she completed an undergraduate degree in Zoology. She continued her studies at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, completing the degree in 2007.

Over the years, Dr. Keppel has cultivated a special interest in surgery, geriatric medicine, and rescue medicine.

Dr. Keppel lives in McFarland with her husband, Jon; her children, Hanna and Julian; dogs, Maya, Ellie, Althea, and Chelsea; and cat, Mater . When not at work, she enjoys reading books, hiking, live music, skiing, travel and trying to keep her houseplants alive.

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.

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.

Alisha Ziegler

Alisha Ziegler

Practice Manager/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 in March 2019.

Alisha currently resides in Edgerton with her husband Lee and two daughters Kaydence and Adaline. Alisha and her family currently have four dogs and three cats. In her free time, Alisha enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and traveling.

Jackie Janca

Jackie Janca

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jackie joined our team in June of 2020 as our main surgery technician. She graduated from Rockford Career College in 2014 from the veterinary technician program. Jackie has dogs from small to large and a pig named Bailey. Jackie enjoys traveling, kayaking, amusement parks, and crafting. 

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! 🙂

Brandon Incrocci

Brandon Incrocci

Veterinary Assistant

My name is Brandon, and I am from the suburbs of Chicago. I have been working in the veterinary medical field since high school, and as a result, I am currently pursuing my DVM at UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to school, I am currently engaged to my Fiancé, Lizzie. We currently have a black lab mix named Stella that we spoil like a child. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies/shows and exploring the outdoors with my two companions.
Kelsea Shipley

Kelsea Shipley

Veterinary Assistant

Hi, I’m Kelsea!

I have spent the last 18 years in the human medical field. I started as a CNA in high school, and joined the Army as a medic just after graduation, and most recently was a Histology Technician.

I came to McFarland Animal Hospital as an assistant to pursue my passion for animals. My love of animals started on a small hobby farm in Northern Illinois where I grew up. We had many animals from horses to dogs and cats. When the Army took me to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I met my soul dog Dozer. After twelve years away from the Midwest and growing my human and fur family I made the decision to move to Wisconsin.

I currently reside in Edgerton with my husband and three children. We currently have 3 dogs, several birds and fish, as well as a healthy flock of chickens that get cared for by Nana, our guardian goose (Nana takes her job very seriously).

Justin Zentmire

Justin Zentmire

Veterinary Assistant

Justin grew up in Estes Park, Colorado. Justin and his family recently moved to Wisconsin where his wife grew up. He is the proud parent of dogs, Rhett and Nami, and cat Garfield. Justin and his wife Christy have two beautiful daughters, Xanna and Xarya. He is a mild-mannered tech by day and a comic book fanatic by night!

Danielle Waldvogel

Danielle Waldvogel

Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

I started working at Mcfarland Animal Hospital in November of 2021, I found my love for working with animals during my sophomore year of high school when I started taking Agriculture classes. In my Jr year of High School, I started a school-to-work program and was working at a kennel part-time, and I just knew then that all I wanted to do was work with animals. I personally have 4 dogs, 2 cats, and 10 chickens.

When I am not working I spend time with my 3 kiddos, we love to travel to different zoos and aquariums. We also love to go to the park and get some energy out. I also love watching Badger hockey, football games, and going to Brewer games.

Michelle Entwistle

Michelle Entwistle

Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Rhianna Johnson

Rhianna Johnson

Receptionist

Rhianna was born in Aurora, Colorado, and moved to Wisconsin in 2010 with her family. She started working at a horse ranch in the summers and as a manager at a boarding kennel facility during the rest of the year. Rhianna is currently enrolled in Penn Foster for her veterinary technician degree and is expected to graduate Fall of 2023. Rhianna joined McFarland Animal Hospital in August 2022 as a receptionist and quickly transitioned to being an assistant to gain more hands-on experience. Rhianna has a passion for developing relationships with owners and their pets. When not at work she loves to play and cuddle with her 5 cats (Luna, Simba, Willow, Mia, and recently added Rex (from our clinic). When not working she loves hiking, hunting, having a BBQ, or just watching movies with some popcorn.
Shelby Albertson

Shelby Albertson

Receptionist

Shelby joined McFarland Animal Hospital in October 2022. She has always been passionate about animals and grew up with pygmy goats, rabbits, cats, and one dog. Shelby showed her goats at her county fair every year and even won the grand champion with one of her goats.

Besides her love for animals, Shelby enjoys spending her free time playing video games and napping with her dog Kami.

Margot Kulik

Margot Kulik

Receptionist

Margot started at McFarland Animal Hospital in October of 2023. She grew up in Muskego Wisconsin with her dog Papi and many fish. In 2016 she started working at a small family owned petting zoo near Milwaukee where she worked closely with many different kinds of animals for over a year. It was here where her passion for animal care began. After moving to Madison in 2022, she started working for a pet boarding company in her free time and decided to pursue a full time job working with animals. She then went on to start at McFarland Animal Hospital as a receptionist with hopes to grow her career in the veterinary field. In her free time she enjoys seeing live music, making art, and spending time with her cat, Chowder.
Cindy Ennis

Cindy Ennis

Kennel Assistant

Cindy came to work at the clinic in 2015. She has also been employed by UW Madison for 39 years. Cindy lives in McFarland with her 2 dogs, 4 cats, 5 ducks, 6 chickens, and 1 horse. In her spare time she enjoys shopping with her daughter Taylor and watching movies. She enjoyed taking care of all the dogs and cats boarding here at the clinic!
Jazmyne Berry

Jazmyne Berry

Kennel Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Joey Lewis

Joey Lewis

Apprenticeship

Joey is a student at McFarland High School in the Class of 2024. They are currently in the process of completing a Veterinary Technician Youth Apprenticeship through the Dane County School Consortium program. Joey has two dogs, a senior Vizsla named Rubble and a young Beaglier pup named Lando. They also have three human siblings. Joey plans to pursue post-secondary education to earn a degree in biological sciences to eventually begin a career in science education or veterinary medicine.

Providing compassionate care for pets and their human families.

Location

5620 HWY 51
McFarland, Wisconsin 53558
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Hours

Mon-Thur: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

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