We're celebrating Adopt a Shelter Cat Month with reduced adoption fees for cats and kittens from June 17th-23rd. Learn more here.

Aug 14, 2018

Welcome to Dr. Donnett, Dr. Gall & Dr. Halck


DCHS welcomes Maddie's Clinical Instructor of Shelter Medicine and Shelter Medicine Interns!

Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) is thrilled to welcome Dr. Uri Donnett, Dr. Bridget Holck and Dr. Melissa Gall!

Dr. Donnett will be based at DCHS as the Maddie’s® Clinical Instructor of Shelter Medicine. He is working closely with our two Maddie’s® interns and over 50 UW Shelter Medicine Program veterinary students doing ambulatory rotations at DCHS to have an excellent learning experience while practicing lifesaving shelter medicine. Our Animal Medical Services team of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students and volunteers cares for over 5,000 companion animals a year in addition to patients at our Wildlife Center! In 2017, they performed 8,278 medical exams, 1,728 spay/neuters, 190 dentals and 72 other surgeries!

DCHS is also excited to introduce two new veterinarians on our Animal Medical Services team! Dr. Holck and Dr. Gall recently joined DCHS and the UW Shelter Medicine Program as Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Interns. Maddie's Interns serve at shelters like DCHS who have achieved a 90% or higher save rate (animals released by means of adoption, redemption and transfers out).

Thank you to Maddie’s® Fund for funding these positions to help us provide world-class shelter medicine to over 5,000 companion animals each year.

Dr. Donnett, Maddie's Clinical Instructor of Shelter Medicine
Dr. Gall, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Intern
Dr. Halck, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Intern

Next Story

May 20th, 2024

A Soft Landing for Rocket

When senior dog Rocket needed time outside of the shelter, one of DCHS’s foster families immediately stepped up. Now, she’s thriving in her new home.

Full Story

Next Story

May 19th, 2024

New Store, Same Mission

We’ve been asked over the past several years “When will we open a second location?” and now, we have some exciting news to share!

Full Story

Next Story

May 18th, 2024

Hopping to Help

Thanks to our community’s support, an injured rabbit who was tossed away had a second chance at a new beginning.

Full Story

Next Story

May 17th, 2024

Expanding Their Impact

More educational opportunities than ever before! Due to ever-increasing demand, DCHS's Humane Education team has been expanding their offerings.

Full Story

Next Story

Apr 26th, 2024

Celebrating Ruth Vetter Day

April 26th marks a special day at Dane County Humane Society (DCHS).

Full Story

Next Story

Apr 10th, 2024

YOU Can Help Wildlife's Youngest Patients During Baby Shower Week

Thanks to a surprise $2,500 matching gift from Steve and Margie Holzheuter, you can DOUBLE your impact for baby wildlife when you give between now and Sunday April 21st!

Full Story