Ever since she was a child, Kayla Rothstein wanted to work with animals. Today, as a veterinarian at Token Creek Veterinary Clinic, she is thrilled to get that opportunity every day.
“I enjoy working with dogs and cats and the people who love them,” said Rothstein.
A 2016 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, Rothstein joined Dr. Diane Zilker and Dr. Sonja Covington in February at the clinic, located at 3790 State Road 19. Before joining Token Creek Veterinary Clinic, she gained valuable experience through practicing veterinary medicine and volunteering at a few clinics in southeastern Wisconsin.
“Token Creek Veterinary Clinic’s status as an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited clinic was a big draw for me,” said Rothstein. “AAHA’s high standards of veterinary excellence help us provide the best care for your animal.”
To receive accreditation, the clinic was evaluated on almost 900 rigorous veterinary standards of excellence set by AAHA. Token Creek Veterinary Clinic is one of the 15 percent of AAHA-accredited hospitals in the United States and Canada, and the only one accredited in the Sun Prairie, Windsor and DeForest area.
Rothstein sees patients throughout the day, giving vaccinations, performing routine exams, creating treatment plans and addressing correspondence regarding patient care with area specialists. She usually cares for 10-15 small animals each day.
She is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture, which offers an alternative, integrative approach to healthcare. Acupuncture is often used to treat animals with arthritis and joint inflammation.
“In time, we will begin offering more patients this holistic option as part of their total care plan,” she said. “It can really make a difference and has no side effects.”
Token Creek Veterinary Clinic was established by David and Diane Zilker of DeForest in 2006. Over the past 13 years, their team has grown to three doctors, three client relation specialists, four certified veterinary technicians and a veterinary assistant. They serve thousands of people and their pets from the DeForest, Windsor, Sun Prairie and Madison area.
Rothstein already feels at home at the clinic, describing the staff and clientele as wonderful.
“It’s like spending the day with your family,” she said. “We make a great team, and are all in this for the same reasons: our common goal is helping your pets.”
The clinic is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, and Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon.