Meet the Team

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Darlene Berkovitz, DVM

Dr. Darlene graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, and after completing a small animal internship, moved to Aspen, CO. After a dozen years of skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, biking and other outdoor activities, Dr. Darlene moved to Madison, WI to be near family. She lives with her 3-year old daughter Phoenix, the most patient cat ever, Einstein, and her funny little dog named Cassidy. In addition to general small animal practice, Dr. Darlene also does acupuncture. When not working, Dr. Darlene loves to spend time with her family and engage in various outdoor activities.

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Becca Phillips, Certified Veterinary Technician

Becca lives outside of Blanchardville with her husband Kevin, her dogs Chaos and Josey Wales, her horses Buddy and Little Brother, and her cats Lefty, Fuzzy, Trevor, and Tux. She has been interested in veterinary medicine since she was a little girl. She graduated from Globe University’s Veterinary Technician program in September of 2013 and has been working at Black Earth Veterinary Clinic since January of 2014. Becca is especially interested in dentistry and often does the dental cleanings for our patients. Outside of work, Becca enjoys gardening, horseback riding, archery, cooking, fishing, campfires, and playing with her dogs.

Anna Lang, Certified Veterinary Technician

Anna recently moved to Black Earth and is new to the team here at Black Earth Veterinary Clinic. She graduated from the Madison College Vet Tech program in 2014 and has been working in the field ever since. She enjoys fishing and spending time outdoors. She is also happy relaxing at home with her miniature dachshund Mia. Aside from her dachshund she also has a crested gecko named Luna, and a wide variety of fish. Her favorite thing about her career is establishing relationships with clients and their pets.

Meghan Nelson, DVM

Meghan just moved back to Wisconsin from Texas, and is excited to be joining our team the end of July!

 

Dani Eastman, Certified Veterinary Technician

Dani started with Black Earth Vet in April 2018. Dani has been a long time resident of Black Earth and enjoys the area and all the people that she knows and meets. She graduated from Globe University Veterinary Technician Program in 2014. Dani especially loves cattle and lives on a dairy farm caring for the livestock on a daily basis. Dani enjoys fishing, hunting, and camping in her free time. At home, Dani has a husband, 2 dogs and 1 cat that she enjoys spending time with.

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Cheryl Bumgarner, Veterinary Assistant

Cheryl has lived in the Mazomanie area with her husband Tom for 28 years. She has worked as a chairside dental assistant, medical assistant, and now veterinary assistant. Cheryl and Tom share their home in the country with 3 cats, Matilda, Cosmo, and Carmine, superdog Jill, and a Half-Arabian horse named Siren. Cheryl enjoys reading, gardening, walking with Jill, riding her horse, and visiting her daughter Stacey , son-in-law Travis, and baby granddaughter Adeline in beautiful Door County. Cheryl finds working at BEVC a lot of fun: great co-workers, great DVMs, great clients, and fun patients.

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Savannah, Clinic Cat

Savannah was a feral cat from Tyrol Basin. She came in for vaccinations and a spay, and we decided she was just too nice to go back outside. She has been VERY happy being an indoor only kitty. She is also, unfortunately, a junk food kitty, so we all work very hard to keep her from stealing potato chips and Cheetos. At first she spent a lot of time hiding, but now she is our official clinic greeter. Walmart, eat your heart out!

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Leslie Parr, Owner, Certified Veterinary Technician

Leslie lives outside of Mt. Horeb with her husband Roger, horses Sawyer, Hawk, Rocky, Gus, and Louie, and Jack, their wonderful black lab. She graduated from MATC in the Veterinary Technician program in 1978. Leslie has worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician for 36 years in several clinics in Wisconsin. Her hobbies are trail riding, camping with horses, scuba diving, playing with dogs, gardening, swimming, skiing, and socializing.

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Carson Sutter, Certified Veterinary Technician

Carson resides in her hometown of Mount Horeb with her fiancé Ryan and their two small dogs Jordy and Marzo. She also frequently visits her two horses Twister and Revel out at her father’s farm in rural Blue Mounds. Carson has always had a passion for animals, so after high school she attended UW-Platteville and majored in Zoology and Evolutionary Biology. Currently, her deep-seated passion for veterinary medicine has led Carson to enroll in the Veterinary Technician program at Madison College, where she is scheduled to begin schooling in the fall of 2015. Carson loves working with animals of all shapes and sizes, but she is most looking forward to learning about Equine and Zoological Medicine. Outside of work, Carson enjoys spending time in nature and traveling with her fiancé. She also spends a great deal of time enjoying the company of her dogs and horses.

Alissa Doyle, Groomer

Alissa started grooming at Black Earth Vet Clinic in May 2015. She started grooming in 1998 and has been enjoying grooming ever since.  Her favorite thing about grooming is making grooming clients feel happy and healthy after their grooming and making a difference in their lives. She lives in Black Earth with her husband and two sons, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and her chickens. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, gardening, 4 wheeling, and anything outdoors.