Dr. Julie Johnson
Dr. Johnson joined the practice as an Associate Veterinarian in June 2013. She grew up in a small town just outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After graduating from veterinary school at Iowa State University, Dr. Johnson completed an equine intensive internship at Anoka Equine Veterinary Services in Elk River, Minnesota. She is excited to be working at JAMC on our small animal side with dogs and cats. Dr. Johnson has a dog named Indee who has boundless energy.
Dr. Valerie Kappes
Dr. Valerie Kappes grew up in the north woods of the Upper Peninsula, enjoying the outdoors and spending most of her free time in the barn with her horses. She attended Michigan State University, earning a bachelor's in Animal Science before attending vet school there. She joined the JAMC team in 2016. Dr. Kappes has a special interest in preventative medicine, behavior, Chiropractic and dentistry for both small animals and equine patients. Dr. Kappes lives in Janesville with her husband, 2 horses, pack of 3 Corgis, and their barn kitties. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her animals, reading, watching reruns of Hogan's Heroes, and working on their hobby farm.
Dr. Madison Kapraun
Dr. Kapraun attended the University of Illinois, earning her bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences, as well as her DVM degree. She is excited to be here at JAMC, working with small animal, equine, and large animal. Her professional interests include small animal surgery, equine breeding management, and large animal preventative care. She also enjoys working in the commercial swine industry. Dr. Kapraun lives with her two cats, Mojito and Mister. She enjoys spending time on the lake and has been exploring what Wisconsin has to offer.
Dr. Ellen Schnieder
Dr. Schneider grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. She graduated in 2021 from vet school and then completed her year-long internship with Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI. Dr. Schneider has worked in SE Wisconsin in a mixed private practice for the past year before joining JAMC in August 2023. She enjoys getting to know people and their horses, working outdoors and the daily variety of equine practice. She is familiar with all aspects of general equine care and is also certified in small animal and equine Fear Free handling. Dr. Schneider is looking forward to meeting everyone in the JAMC family and caring for our large animal patients.
Dr. Abigail Ball
Dr. Abby Ball joined the JAMC team in September 2023. She is a Wisconsin native, growing up in the Waterford area. She grew up surrounded by all kinds of animals- from raising her own dairy goats, riding horses at local stables, working on dairy farms, and owning dogs and cats at home. Dr. Ball attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison for both her undergraduate and veterinary school studies. She earned her DVM with an equine emphasis in 2019. Following this, she moved to Milton, Vermont to complete a one-year equine medicine and surgery internship at Vermont Large Animal Clinic- Equine Hospital. She moved back to Wisconsin in 2020 and then worked as an ambulatory equine veterinarian at a private practice in SE Wisconsin for 3 years. Dr. Ball recently moved to the Fort Atkinson area and is excited to meet all the clients and animals of JAMC. Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is forming close relationships with animal owners and being able to foster the human-animal bond. Her professional interests include all facets of equine general practice, but primarily reproduction and dentistry, as well as small ruminant medicine. She has raised show-quality registered Oberhasli dairy goats since 2006. In her spare time, she enjoys working on her hobby farm with her goats, spending time with her energetic dog Greta and cat Vinny, and all things outdoors Wisconsin has to offer, including snowmobiling, fishing, hiking, and camping.