Hartford Animal Clinic

Hartford Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility located in Hartford, WI. The professional and courteous staff at Hartford Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

Hartford Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Hartford and the surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Hartford Animal Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

"Caring for Pets and Their Families"
  • Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 7:30pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 7:30am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Niki Samborski

      Veterinarian - Medical Director


    My Pets:  Dogs: Yukon & Mudge

    My Family: My husband Mark, and my daughters Ellocin and Mollie.

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: I enjoy my patients and the wonderful team of people I work with.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: I like to spend time with my family and run when I have the time.

    Dr. Nicole Samborski is a graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.  Before practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Niki was in the human medical field working as a cardiac physiologist in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Katrina Smolinski

    Associate Veterinarian


    My Pets:  Isis, Siris, and Victor:  Domestic Short Hair Cats
    Abby:  Black Labrador Retriever-ish

    My Family:   My husband Kevin & my son Simon
    Mom & Dad back in Michigan.
    As of last count, over two dozen aunts and uncles and around sixty-six first cousins spread throughout Michigan, the Midwest, and beyond!

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic:
    Hartford Animal Clinic is a beautiful, clean hospital that allows me to practice medicine at the level I would want provided for my own four-legged kids.  It is also always a pleasure to do so with co-workers that truly care about the health and well-being of the patients and clients.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: I love exploring local eating establishments and taking in a good movie.  I also enjoy going for walks when I can, especially with my goofy little girl, Abby. Other than that, a new move and a first house keep me plenty occupied.

    Before joining our team here at Hartford Animal Clinic, Dr. Katrina practiced at a companion animal clinic in Saginaw, Michigan.  She was known there as Dr. "Smo".
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Tim Buback

    Associate Veterinarian


    My Pets: Angus "Gus": Labrador Retriever
    Pinot: French Bulldog
    Jack: Schipperke

    My Family: My wife Janice, and my children Tim, Hannah, and Caleb

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: Having knowledgeable and supportive colleagues, and a friendly capable staff helping great clients and pets all in a beautiful, well-equipped hospital

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: Canoeing, camping, reading, fishing, and of course spending time with my family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Education:
    University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Elizabeth Larson

    Associate Veterinarian

    My Family:
    Husband Brian

    My Pets: Reese and Harmony (horses) Roulette (Great Dane), Diesel (Boston Terrier), and Berlin (Siamese)

    What drew me to Hartford Animal Clinic: The unity and knowledge of the entire staff at Hartford Animal Clinic emanates through our exceptional patient and client service.

    Why I love veterinary medicine: Every day  I am provided the opportunity to serve clients by practicing the best medicine for their animals. I have a life-long desire to learn, and love the unexpected day-to-day challenges of veterinary medicine.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: Horse back riding, fishing, hunting, running, and canning
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 06, 2016
    Education:
    University of Wisconsin - Madison 2015
  • Dr. Caley Chambers

    Associate Veterinarian

    My Family:  my children Jax, Maddie, Avery, Happy, and Leggs

    My Pets: Maddie (Goldendoodle), Jax (Wire haired pointing griffon), Avery (cat), Happy and Leggs (off the track Thoroughbreds)

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: All of the animals of course! I enjoy being able to give the best quality medicine with a passionate and hardworking team.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: I enjoy everything outdoors, especially activities I can do with my dogs and horses.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 02, 2017
    Education:
    University of Wisconsin Madison University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Linda

    Practice Manager


    My Family: Son: Jack and Husband: Paul

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: Every day has the potential to be a new adventure.  The opportunity to help people improve the lives of their animal companions is very rewarding.  It's wonderful to be able to build a bond with both pets and the pet owners.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: I love to travel and explore new places.  Other pursuits include cooking, reading, hiking, biking, and spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors.

    Professionally, I have been very involved in the Wisconsin Veterinary Practice Managers Association,  serving on the board as Membership Chair and as President.  This very special organization allows me to network with peers and keep current with the latest changes in the world of veterinary medicine. I am also taking ongoing Continuing Education in the area of practice management.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1988
    Education:
    Madison Area Technical College-Veterinary Technician Program
  • Rachel

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    My Family: Married with two kids and enjoying every minute of it!

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: I enjoy working with clients and their pets and performing dental treatments.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families:
    I like to be with my family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1998
    Education:
    Madison Area Technical College Veterinary Technician Program
  • Cindy

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    My Pets: Jack: Jack Russell Terrier

    My Family: Troy: Husband
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Education:
    Madison Area Technical College Veterinary Technician Program
  • Carrie

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    My Pets:
    Libby: Brittany
    Oliver: Domestic Short Hair Cat

    My Family:
    My husband Chad and our daughters Ella & Liana

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: I like the constant challenge and that there are never two days alike.  I enjoy the conversations with the clients and of course the puppies and kittens.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: I enjoy spending time with my family.  I also enjoy going camping, on vacation, and miscellaneous crafts.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
    Education:
    UW - Milwaukee Biological Sciences
  • Roz

    Veterinary Assistant

    My Pets:
    Sophie, Cuddles, & Mouse - Dogs
    Aladdin - Cat
    Spike, Spec, & Pretty Bird - Birds
                                                   Two Fish Tanks

    My Family: I love my big extended family, my husband, and my fur, fin, & feathered children!

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: I really enjoy working with very knowledgeable people who I can learn a lot from.  I also love working with animals and their people who are dedicated to their health and well-being.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: I enjoy bird-watching! I volunteer banding birds for a study in Milwaukee through the Urban Ecology Center.  I enjoy hiking, canoeing, Frisbee golfing, and playing any kind of game.  I also enjoy training my dogs and cat to do tricks.  Hangin’ with friends and family are also a must!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    UW Milwaukee - Biological Sciences
  • Pam

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    My Pets: Arrow, Demitri, and Jila

    My Family: Brent, my husband and our pets

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: Spending each day working with animals and their human companions, and working with a team of people that are dedicated to their care.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: Outdoor activities, attempting home improvement projects, and spending time with family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Madison Area Technical College Veterinary Technician Program and UW - Madison Zoology & Psychology
  • Hannah

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    My Family:
      Kyle & Aubri

    My Pets: Great Dane - Molly

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic:  I love being a member of a team that is dedicated to giving our patients the best medical care possible, treating each pet as if they were their own. It's wonderful to work with a group of people that is so friendly, professional, and knowledgeable.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families:  Amateur photography, hiking, cooking, DIY projects, and gardening.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 26, 2014
    Education:
    Madison Area Technical College Veterinary Technician Program
  • Kristin O.

    Client Service Representative

    My family: Jon, Kamden, Jailyn

    My Pets:
    4 family horses: Marriah, Zeus, Apollo, Romeo
                                                   1 fish: Spike
                                                   2 family dogs: Asia and Abby

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: I enjoy working with all my fellow co-workers. Everyone shows such dedication and compassion for each animal that walks through the door. I also love that no two days are the same. To be a part of keeping our clients' pets healthy and happy is a great feeling.

    What I do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: Spending time with family, listening to music, riding horses, watching movies.

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 22, 2015
  • Kristen K.

    Veterinary Assistant

    My Family:
    Husband Travis

    My Pets: Valentine (Shepherd mix) and Estes (American bull dog mix)

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: I enjoy working with clients and their pets to keep their companions healthy and happy. I also love working with a great team who are friendly and professional.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: Playing frisbee with the dogs, hiking, cooking, and gardening.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 22, 2015
  • Kim

    Veterinary Assistant

    My Family: Lynnette, John, Jacob, Micah

    My Pets: Smokey, Marley, Willow, Luna (cats)
    Hagrid (tortoise) Harry (hamster) Rudy (dog)

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: Working with a knowledgeable and very caring staff, and I like being able to work with and help care for animals and their families.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: I enjoy gardening, reading, cooking, and going up north.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 15, 2016
  • Angie

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    My Family: Husband Kevin

    My Pets: cat Binx, a herd of polled Herefords, flock of Hampshire sheep, honeybees

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: I enjoy working with knowledgeable and caring team members who strive to provide the best care possible.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: Spending time with family and friends, trapshooting, farming with my husband, and going to NASCAR races with my family.
    Years in Practice:
    May 16, 2017
    Education:
    Argosy University Veterinary Technician Program
  • Cheyanne

    Veterinary Assistant

    My Family: my fiance Vince, my mom Lisa, my dad Dave, Nana & Gramps

    My Pets: Cami my English Labrador Retriever

    What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: I love working with animals. I have worked in this field for 6 years now, and I can't see myself doing anything else. I also like my coworkers and feel lucky to be part of such a talented group of people.

    What I like to do when I'm not caring for pets and their families: Traveling to anywhere with a beach or ocean, watching the Packers, hunting, spending time outside, going to concerts, quality time with friends and family.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 08, 2017
    Education:
    UW - Milwaukee