KRISTINE COLLINS, DVM
Dr. Kristine Collins graduated with her Veterinary Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2001. She continued her education with a small animal surgical internship with Surgical Options in Madison.
She worked in a clinic south of Madison since 2002. She enjoyed working with all species of animals both large and small. However, since 2005 she has focused on dogs, cats and household pets in the areas of medicine, surgery and emergency care. She opened Sauk Point Veterinary Clinic to continue her ideal of being a neighborhood veterinarian to an extended community. She enjoys her calling as a veterinarian, and sharing her knowledge of general science and medicine with pet owners and her friends.
She has done volunteer work for the Dane County Humane Society and for Friends of Ferals. She is also an active participant in her local Rotary Chapter. Dr. Collins grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, then moved to Wisconsin with her husband Dave Manganaro in 1995. They have had many pets all their lives, and currently have 4 rescued cats of their own, and a foster cat currently in rehabilitation at their home.
PAMELA SANFTLEBEN, DVM
Dr. Pamela Sanftleben graduated in 1990 with her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin Madison. In 2016, Dr. Pamela became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, in Florida.
Dr. Sanftleben grew up in the Madison Area. Veterinary Medicine has always been her passion. She worked at a local veterinary clinic for 12 years, while she completed high school, college and veterinary school. Upon graduation from veterinary school she worked in emergency medicine in Waukesha, WI and was on adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois-School of Veterinary Medicine. She began to miss Madison and returned accepting a position at a busy practice on the westside for 24 years. In the spring of 2017 we invited her to join our passionate and caring team here at Sauk Point Veterinary Clinic.
She enjoys clinical and internal medicine, dermatology (allergies), oncology and problem solving. Preventative medicine, wellness and geriatric patient care are also of special interest to her. During her time away from the office, she enjoys writing, reading, hiking, biking and scuba diving. Some of her favorite places to unwind are at Devil's lake, the movies, the gym and at home with her family and pets.
MIRANDA LEA BRAITHWAITE, DVM, MPH, MA
Dr. Miranda Lea Braithwaite is a graduate of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health in 2018. She continued her training by completing an internship in Primary Care at UW Veterinary Care and WisCARES, a clinic with a special emphasis on increasing access to veterinary care. Throughout her time with this program that serves low-income pet owners she developed a holistic view of health for both pet and guardian, and is creative in designing treatment plans to serve the whole family.
Her veterinary passions include increasing access to health care, client education, preventative medicine, and all things cats. She is also excited to help care for your exotic companion animals, and delights in all the nuances of the various species she treats. Dr. Braithwaite is certified in Companion Animal Euthanasia through the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA), and is honored to use these skills to help families.
Prior to veterinary school, she earned a Master of Arts in Spanish Literature and was a college-level Spanish instructor. Dr. Braithwaite shares her life with a shy Siamese named Samson, an outgoing Devon Rex (who plays fetch!) named Percy, and her Plott Hound pup, Polly. Outside of veterinary medicine she enjoys reading, running, playing board games with friends, and spending time outdoors with her family.
KATIE WEBER, DVM
Dr. Katie Weber graduated in 2019 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
While she loves working with dogs and cats, she is also interested in exotic species including reptiles, fish, and small mammals. Dr. Katie grew up on a pig farm in central Illinois, approximately 4 hours south of Chicago. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University, she moved to Casper, WY to work as a fisheries and herpetology technician for the Wyoming Game & Fish. She then moved back to Illinois to work with the Illinois Natural History Survey assessing game fish populations and evaluating the effects of Asian carp on local fish species. Her change of career stemmed from a desire to do more to help people and their pets within the community. Her main interests in veterinary medicine include effective pain management techniques across all vertebrates, dental care, husbandry, and soft-tissue surgery. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, playing guitar, reading, and making people laugh. She has one dog, two cats, and two snakes, and she hopes to start a small aquaponics operation in the future using various species of fish.