Humane Society hires on site vet
For the first time in its 120-year history, the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin added an on-site veterinarian to its staff. Becky Stuntebeck, DVM, joined the medical staff team at the shelter starting this month.
Stuntebeck spent the past year at Dane County Humane Society where she served in an intensive internship program through the UC-Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program. Also, as part of the UC Davis Consult team, Stuntebeck visited the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin last year guiding the organization on new veterinary protocols, and developing improved health and safety policy.
“This is a very exciting and important addition to our team,” says Executive Director, Brett Frazier. “This takes us to a new level of care at the Humane Society. The health of the pets we care for is a priority for all of us here. This addition will lead to an even healthier shelter with even healthier pets.”
Stuntebeck will take over duties as shelter surgeon and will perform more than 1,000 spay/neuters each year. In addition she will work proactively to maintain the highest standards of shelter sanitation, daily monitoring and care of the more than 2,000 pets that come to the shelter each year.