We are very proud to have a talented group of the very best veterinarians in our region. Please feel free to contact them with any questions that you might have through our office. Each vet is accomplished in his/her practice and specializes in specific portions of veterinary medicine.
Our veterinarians spend many hours each year attending educational seminars, meetings, and conferences to further their knowledge in the care of pets. This allows them to provide the best care to your pets.
Dr. Christine Hartwig, DVM
Graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Chris Hartwig is originally from a small town in Minnesota near the Twin Cities. She attended the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater before graduating from veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Dr. Hartwig enjoys all aspects of the veterinary field especially her interactions with pets and their owners. Special areas of interest also include surgery, cardiac medicine, ultrasound and rabbit medicine. Dr. Hartwig is an official veterinarian for the House Rabbit Society of Wisconsin and volunteers her time and services to Fellow Mortals, a wildlife rehabilation center.
Dr. Hartwig and her husband Scott have three adult children - Kevin, David, Dana, and four grandchildren. They also have two Australian Shepherds named Odie and Chase, two cats named Wheezy and Mitten, two Nigerian Dwarf goats named Frank and Fiona, two minature horses named BB and Jingle, and their Appaloosa horse Mighty. In their free time, they both enjoy hiking, gardening/landscaping, and traveling.
Dr. Kevin Hartwig, DVM
Graduate of St. George's University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Kevin Hartwig grew up in southeast Wisconsin and attended University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he received his B.S. degree in Biomedical Science.
He graduated from St.George's University School of Veterinary Medicine, located in Grenada, West Indies, and completed his fourth year at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Hartwig enjoys many aspects of small animal veterinary medicine and surgery including internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue surgery, and diagnostic imaging, Dr. Hartwig has experience in many different routine and complicated soft tissue surgical procedures. Dr. Hartwig has completed many hours of training to provide DLVC with comprehensive diagnostic ultrasound evaluation of cats and dogs.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Hartwig enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with his wife, daughters, and their three-legged dog, Ashland. He also enjoys tending to his saltwater reef aquarium residing in the lobby of DLVC.
Dr. Allison Meiszberg, MS, DVM
Graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Meiszberg grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin, but has been living and working just outside of Chicago for the past several years. She attended Iowa State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She then attended veterinary school at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she pursued a concurrent Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science in Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
She enjoys practicing preventive medicine and loves seeing the strong connection between people and their pets. Dr. Meiszberg loves interacting with clients and enjoys providing a calm environment for pets during their visits. Her special interests include nutrition, dermatology, feline medicine and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Meiszberg is thrilled to be back in Wisconsin and, outside of work, enjoys spending time with her 2 children - Amelia and Joseph, her cat - Howie, and her dog - Branch (pictured). Her hobbies include sewing, baking, and gardening. She also loves musicals and spending time at the lake. Dr. Meiszberg is delighted to be part of the DLVC team and cannot wait to meet you and your furry family!
Dr. Hannah Kartzinel, DVM
Graduate of University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Hannah Kartzinel is originally from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Union University then went on to earn her DVM from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, TN. She had been practicing for several years in Tennessee.
Dr. Kartzinel enjoys getting to know people and their pets. She is passionate about teaching owners and enjoys being a part of caring for each pet. Her areas of special interest include preventative medicine and nutrition as well as oncology and internal medicine.
Outside the clinic Dr. Kartzinel savors spending time with her husband, John, and their two sons, Elijah and Henry. She likes being outdoors, camping, fishing, running, and baking. She and her family are excited about relocating from Tennessee and are looking forward to learning about and loving Wisconsin!
Dr. Maura G. O’Brien, DVM, DACVS
Graduate of the University of Florida. Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Dr. O’Brien graduated from the University of Florida in 1987. After completing a three-year residency in small animal surgery at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and Angell Memorial Hospital in Massachusetts, Dr. O’Brien was accepted as a Fellow in Surgical Oncology at Colorado State University of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.
Dr. O’Brien has extensive small animal surgical experience. She spent eight years in Southern California, two years in Wisconsin, and then moved to Colorado and Wyoming, where she opened a mobile veterinary surgery practice known as Orchard Road Veterinary Surgery, Inc.
In 2006, Dr. O’Brien relocated her mobile surgery practice to Madison, WI. Over the past several years in Wisconsin the practice has grown and currently offers its surgical service to more than 50 veterinary hospitals in south central Wisconsin.
As a board certified traveling surgeon, Dr. O’Brien has been performing a variety of advanced orthopedic, neurological, and soft tissue surgery here at the clinic on an ‘on-call’ basis for several years.
Dr. O’Brien enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and spending time with her people family and her pet family of dogs, cats, and horses.