Meet Our Team

  • Carla Christman DVM

    Dr. Christman is a 1996 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and is the owner of Healthy Pet Veterinary Clinic. While she started her veterinary career at a large animal practice where she took care of horses and all types of farm animals, Dr. Christman opened the doors at Healthy Pet Veterinary Clinic in 2001 and hasn't looked back since.  Carla loves Madison with it's the eclectic people and never ending list of things to do out on the town.

    Dr. Christman is a member of the following organizations:

    When Dr. Christman is away from the clinic, she enjoys spending time in her garden or camping and hiking.    She also shares her home with several pets: Including dogs, cats and ferrets.  Dr. Christman's passion for exemplary care of small mammals and is why Healthy Pet has become a premier facility in the care of small mammal pets in the Madison area.

  • Jenny Pfendner DVM

    Dr. Jenny is a 2011 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and spent the 10 years after school living in Columbus, Ohio working both as a private practitioner and a shelter veterinarian before moving back home in 2022.  Dr. Jenny started at Healthy Pet in 2022 once moving back to Madison and is so happy to have found her home at this wonderful practice.

    Dr. Jenny is a member of the following organizations:

    American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

    Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA)

    Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV)

    Dr. Jenny is passionate about animal rescue and often is fostering at least one animal in her home at any given time.  At home Dr. Jenny enjoys reading, computer gaming, and especially playing D&D with her friends.  She enjoys spending time walking her dogs with her husband, Carl and finding new restaurants to try in the Madison area.  She is a self proclaimed 'cat lady' and shares her home with several pets: Including two dogs, five cats, and a corn snake. 

  • Amber
    Veterinary Technician

    Amber grew up in Johnson Creek and studied in Lake Mills. Amber has many pets of her own; 4 dogs, 2 cats, 4 chinchillas, and 24 (yes, 24!) rabbits. Amber spends most of her free time outdoors doing activities such as skeet shooting and outdoor sports. 

  • Arianna
    Veterinary Technician

    Arianna graduated from MATC and became a CVT in the summer of 2022 and began working at Healthy Pet in October. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors with my cat Milo.

  • Kelsey
    Exam Room Assistant

    Kelsey is one of our amazing veterinary assistants who is currently in school to become a State Certified Veterinary Technician. Kelsey grew up in Johnson Creek and has studied at UW Platteville and she is currently attending Madison College.  Kelsey has gone from living in the country to life in Madison with her rambunctious dogs Cleo & Millie who she describes as 'her children'.  Kelsey enjoys art, the outdoors, and hanging out with her friends.  

  • Tia
    Customer Service Representative

    Tia is one of the Customer Service Representatives who, if not at the front desk, you will often find petting and talking to any cat staying in the clinic for boarding.  

    Outside of the clinic, Tia is a UW Madison Psychology and Theatre and Drama graduate who teaches acting and voice to kids and teens at Forte Studios in Mt Horeb. In her free time, she enjoys crafting while listening to podcasts, hanging out with friends, and snuggling her cat, Artemis.

  • Nicole
    Customer Service Team

    Nicole recently graduated from UW-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Science Degree.  She enjoys being outside and on adventures with her dog Wolfie.  Nicole also has a one eyed cat named Odin.


Our location and directions to our clinic

Office Hours

Due to staffing shortages, medical questions and prescription refills called in after 12pm on Friday cannot be processed until the following Monday.

Healthy Pet Veterinary Clinic


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-6:00 pm


8am-Noon Open As Normal / Noon-6p No doctor in the clinic, but we are open for boarding admits and previously processed medication refill pickup.






Read What Our Clients Say

  • "This clinic is very clean, friendly, and gentle. My Guinea Pig Bear had a tumor and they have worked hard to care for him and follow up to be sure he is healing well from surgery removal as well as be available to answer any questions I have.I was even able to set up an affordable payment plan for his medical bills. All in all a very trustworthy Vet Clinic."
    Kaija Swift
  • "Very nice and clean clinic with helpful staff. We used them to board our rabbit while we were on vacation. They have a dedicated rabbit room with multiple large cages. Rabbits get daily individual 'out-of-cage' exercise time."
    Tim Goihl
  • "Fantastic clinic..everyone there ..they take the best care of princess my cat lol.highly recommend."
    mr potato head