Melissa Sullivan, DVM
Dr. Sullivan, our Chief of Staff, joined Middleton Veterinary Hospital in 2013. A life-long native of Madison, Dr. Sullivan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology before earning a DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Prior to joining us, she practiced at Athens Veterinary Service in Northern Wisconsin for 11 years. Her medical interests include internal medicine, surgery, critical care and pain management.
In her spare time, Dr. Sullivan enjoys travel, dressage, the theater, astronomy, and spending time outdoor. Her pets include a Border Collie named Tennyson, two cats — Max and Peanut, and a miniature donkey named Phinnaeus.
Ann Sherwood, DVM
Dr. Sherwood ("Dr. Ann") joined Middleton Veterinary Hospital in 1990 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, earning a DVM degree. She worked full time until the arrival of her daughter seven years later.
Dr. Ann currently divides her time between the hospital and her family of two children, two dogs, two cats, and husband. Her veterinary interests include cardiology and animal behavior. Her hobbies include bicycling, skiing, reading, yarn crafts, and jewelry making.
In addition, Dr. Sherwood is currently involved in veterinary politics as the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) House of Delegates representative for the state of Wisconsin.
Tammy Cherney, DVM
Dr. Cherney graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. She holds advanced degrees in Veterinary Immunology and Epidemiology. She joined the Middleton Veterinary Hospital staff in 1998. Her interests include canine behavior and internal medicine. Dr. Tammy and her two basset hounds are active participants in dog obedience, tracking, conformation and agility competitions.
Amanda Falch, DVM, CCRT
Dr. Falch earned a DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After graduation, she took an avid interest in pain management which led her to work in anesthesia at the Veterinary School before coming to work here at Middleton Veterinary Hospital.
A member of the International Academy of Pain Management, Dr. Falch developed a rehabilitation program to help ensure pets can have a longer, pain-free life. Dr. Falch, a certified canine rehabilitation therapist (CCRT), also has special interests in senior pet care, exotic animals, weight management, and internal medicine.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, and husky. Together they enjoy hiking, biking, and canoeing.
Valerie Schuster, DVM
Dr. Valerie Schuster joined Middleton Veterinary Hospital in June 2017. A Wisconsin native, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2017.
Dr. Schuster's professional interests include veterinary ophthalmology, nutrition, dentistry, and pathology. Outside of veterinary medicine, most of her time is spent with friends and family, exploring the outdoors, exercising and playing sports, and with her Golden Retriever, Elsa.
Mark A. McCann, Certified Animal Chiropractor
Dr. McCann graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1986 and has been practicing in the Madison area since that time. Dr. McCann received his animal chiropractic education at Options For Animals in Illinois, where both chiropractors and veterinarians participate in an intensive 150-hour curriculum. Dr. McCann is a Certified Animal Chiropractor. Learn more about our Animal Chiropractic service here.