Melissa Sullivan, DVM with DogsDr. 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 with Dog FinnDr. 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 with Basset HoundsDr. 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 with Siberian Husky DogDr. 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.

dr laura budd dvmDr. Laura Budd joined Middleton Veterinary Hospital in June 2019. She grew up in Vermont and graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Prior to joining us, she practiced in rural Oregon. Dr. Laura's professional interests include cardiology, internal medicine, critical care, and imaging.

Dr. Laura moved here with her husband and two cats, Mara and Calvin. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors however she can, traveling, and theater.