Beltline Animal Hospital


  • Mon-Wed- Thur-Fri: 7AM-6PM (after 6 by appt only)
  • Tuesdays: Closed
  • Sat and Sun: Closed
  • Madison Veterinary Specialists or Veterinary Emergency Service
  • (608)274-7772 or(608) 222-2455 or (608)831-1101
  • After Hour Emergency:
  • Richard Karlburg, D.V.M.

    I was born and raised on a dairy farm in West Central Illinois, where I was very active in 4-H and high school sports during those days.
    After high school graduation I attended The Ohio State University and earned my bachelors degree in animal science. I was then accepted and attended University of Illinois/ College of Veterinary Medicine where I earned my doctorate of  Veterinary Medicine degree. I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a young boy of seven, now I had accomplished my dream.
    I worked  in two mixed animal practices in Illinois before moving to Madison in 1982 to pursue small animal practice and that is when I began management of  the Beltline Animal Hospital. In 1987 with the growth of the practice we built and  moved the into the new facility. I enjoy all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, but especially enjoy performing surgery.
    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife, Peg whom I have spent the last 35 years enjoying life with. Of course enjoying high school sports when I was younger has followed me to my adult life and I enjoy college and pro football and college basketball and I am lucky enough to have a wife who enjoys watching it too!  
    I have three energetic cats that make our clinic whole; We have Gozer, Spark Plug and Chassie who you may see on any given day at the clinic and  they always look forward to a little lap time from anyone whom  is willing to share.

    Years in Practice:
    May 16, 1976
    University of Illinois/ School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tina B

    I have worked at the hospital since high school, started out doing kennel work, expanding knowledge to groomer for a bit and receptionist/ vet assistant for the past 37 years. I am very capable and willing to help out in any area needed.  I enjoy my job very much and love to visit our clientele and their pets on each visit.  There is never a dull day at the Beltline Animal hopsital, whether it be our clientele and their pets or our own two clinic cats that ad fun to our day. 

    Outside of work I have a wonderful husband, John of  30 years,  we enjoy flea markets, antiquing, and spending time outdoors. We have two sons, Tyler and Josh who we have had so much fun watching  grow into wonderful young men, of course spending time with them is always an exciting adventure. Of course our home would not be complete without our devoted four legged friend,  Swiffer, our  15 year old dachshund mix. 
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 26, 1983
  • Boarding coordinator- Jasmyne

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 25, 2016
  • Boarding coordinator- Jocelyn

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 06, 2018
  • Afternoon receptionist- Jocelyn

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 06, 2018
  • Pet Groomer- Dennis

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 06, 2018