Dr. Niki Samborski

Veterinarian – Medical Director
Years in Practice: 10
Education:University of Wisconsin – Madison

Dr. Nicole Samborski is a graduate 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.

My Pets:  Yukon (dog)
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. Elizabeth Larson

 Veterinarian

Dr. Elizabeth Larson is an alumni of The University of Findlay (Bachelor of Science, 2011) and The University of Wisconsin-Madison (Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, 2015).  Following graduation, she returned to her hometown to practice in the Cedarburg area for a year and ultimately began at Hartford Animal Clinic in 2016.   Outside of the clinic, she spends most of her free time with her husband and daughter.  She has several four-legged family members (horses, dog and cat) to takes care of and enjoys after her workdays end!

Dr. Caley Chambers

Associate Veterinarian
Years in Practice: 2
Education:University of Wisconsin – Madison University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Caley Chambers attended University of Wisconsin, graduating in animal science in 2009. She attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota, earning her doctorate in 2014. She practiced medicine at a mixed animal practice in Menomonee WI before coming to Hartford Animal Clinic.

My Family:  my children Jax, Maddie, Buddy, Avery, Benny, Happy, and Leggs
My Pets: Maddie (Goldendoodle), Jax (Wire haired pointing griffon), Buddy (Teddy Bear), Avery (cat), Benny, 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.

Dr. Kerri Kontny

Veterinarian


Dr. Kerri grew up in the Ashland area of northern Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Finance. She attended Veterinary School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Kerri has special interests in preventative medicine and ophthalmology. Outside of the clinic she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spending time outdoors, cooking, baking, reading, and gardening. She shares her home with her two cats- Ivy, a domestic short hair that she adopted while in school and Olive, a feisty calico and former barn kitten.

Cindy

Practice Manager
Certified Veterinary Technician
Years in Practice: 19
Education: Madison Area Technical College Veterinary Technician Program

My Pets: Jack: Jack Russell Terrier
My Family: Troy: Husband

Rachel

Certified Veterinary Technician

Rachel grew up in Slinger, Wisconsin. She graduated from Madison Area Technical College in May of 1998.  She began working at the Hartford Animal Clinic on June 15, 1998. In 2019 she became an Instructor at the Milwaukee Medical College and currently is the clinic’s Relief Technician.  Outside of the clinic, she keeps herself busy with her husband and two children.  She enjoys hanging out with family and friends, camping, cooking, baking, gardening, and playing sports. She has three cats Mike, Vivian, and Daisy and a Guinea pig named Gidget at home that brings a lot of joy to everyone. 

Carrie

Certified Veterinary Technician


Carrie has been in the veterinary field for 25+ years! She started with cleaning kennels in a clinic at the age of 15. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she received her Bachelor of Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  She later sat for state boards to get her Certified Veterinary Technician license.  She enjoys the constant challenge in veterinary medicine and that two days are never alike. Outside of the clinic, Carrie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, camping and crafting. She has a precious Brittany named Libby, and a trouble-making feline, Tater Tot.

Roz

Veterinary Assistant
Years in Practice: 8
Education: UW Milwaukee – Biological Sciences

My Pets: 
Cuddles, Toby, & Mouse (dogs), Aladdin (cat), Spike, Spec, & Pretty Bird (birds), Marley (red-tailed boa), and 2 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!

Pam

Certified Veterinary Technician
Years in Practice: 
8
Education: Madison Area Technical College Veterinary Technician Program and UW – Madison Zoology & Psychology

My Pets: Demitri and Minnow
My Family: my husband, Brent
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.

Hannah

Certified Veterinary Technician
Years in Practice: 
5
Education: Madison Area Technical College Veterinary Technician Program

My Family:  Kyle, Aubri, & Sam
My Pets: Molly (Great Dane)
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 and treats each pet as if they were their own.
What I like to do when I’m not caring for pets and their families:  Amateur photography, hiking, cooking, DIY projects, and gardening.

Kristen K.

Veterinary Assistant
Years in Practice: 
4

My Family: 
Travis & Florence
My Pets: Valentine (Shepherd mix) and Estes (American bull dog mix) and chickens!
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.

Melissa

Veterinary Assistant
Years in Practice: 
2
Education: Globe University – Veterinary Technician Program

My Family: Pat & Debbie (parents) Kelsey & Connor (siblings)
My Pets: Kiara (dog) and Simba, Ziggy, & Boo (cats) 
What I like most about working at Hartford Animal Clinic: I like being able to come to work knowing two days will never be alike; always a new adventure to challenge my amazing team and I. I enjoy being part of a knowledgeable team that cares for the wellbeing of pets. 
What I like to do when I’m not caring for pets and their families: Traveling, camping, fishing, watching Packer games, and spending time with family, friends, and pets.

Linda

Client Service Representative

Linda started working at Hartford Animal Clinic in the fall of 2017 after being a client for almost 20 years. It is great working with such a dedicated team. When not working, Linda loves spending time with her family and dogs and enjoying the outdoors.

Malaynna

Veterinary Assistant

Malaynna completed the veterinary assistant program through Milwaukee Career College in May of 2021. She started working at HAC in June after completing her externship here. 

She has always had this strong connection to animals, so that is why she decided to go into veterinary medicine. Malaynna’s favorite part about working at HAC is getting to know each patient and client, as well as learning something new all the time. Outside of the clinic she enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, and playing tennis! Malaynna shares her home with Penny, a chihuahua terrier mix and Mama, a DSH cat. 

Amanda

Veterinary Assistant
 
Amanda grew up in Hartford, WI. She graduated in 2015 from UW-River Falls with a bachelor’s in Biology and Animal Science. After graduation Amanda did 3 internships starting at the Wisconsin Humane Society Wildlife Center, The Wildcat Sanctuary working with big cats and The Odysea Aquarium in Scottsdale, AZ. Outside the clinic Amanda enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, and kayaking. She has a rambunctious 1 year old Golden Retriever named Luca who loves to stop by the clinic once in a while and see all his favorite HAC staff members.

Taylor

Veterinary Assistant
Taylor grew up in Waukesha. She graduated from UW-Waukesha with an associate degree in Biological Sciences in 2016, then earned a Veterinary Technician degree from Milwaukee Career College in 2017. Taylor joined HAC in August of 2019. She chose veterinary medicine because she knew she could learn something new every day and be the voice for her patients and give them the best care possible. Outside of clinic life, Taylor enjoys riding and competing with her horse Gia, baking, and spending time with her other pets and family. 

Reagan

Veterinary Assistant

Reagan started as an extern from Milwaukee Career College in 2020.  She completed the Veterinary Technician program in February 2021 and joined the HAC family as a full-time assistant, working towards her certification.  Reagan has 2 dogs Ellie Mae and Zoey.

She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends. She also enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, training and grooming her dogs, and visiting National Parks.