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 32 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 three clinic cats that ad fun to our day. 

    Outside of work I have a wonderful husband, John of  twenty-six 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  11 year old dachshund mix. 
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 26, 1983
  • Barb S

      I have been a part of the Beltline Animal Hospital team for about sixteen years. I love my job as pet care attendant and  boarding coordinator. I take care of all the animals that stay with us as if they were my own, so I spoil them all and make their stay as happy as I can. I assist the doctor, groomer and receptionist as needed from restraining animals to bring animals to them or taking them to the kennels. Other then the three clinic cats that live at the hospital I have two of my own cats at home; Clyde and BJ. They  were two kittens left on the doorstep almost ten years ago that happen to real in my heart and I had to take them home. In my spare time I  enjoy curling up with a great book,time with my very large extended family and a little trip to Dejoupe or Ho Chunk is always a little exciting.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
  • Heather S

    I have been with the Beltline Animal Hospital for 17 years, I began my career here as a Certified Veterinary Technician with my Associate Degree from MATC in 1998. I really enjoyed the technician work but always had an interest in the grooming field. In 2002 I began a year long process of on the job training with a professional groomer and have been grooming ever since. I really think the experience I gained as a technician has benefited by grooming career by making each groom a pleasant experience for the pets and myself.  Away from work I enjoy spending time with my own pet, Louie my 17 year old cat who prefers a nice sunny spot on the couch. I also enjoy traveling and a chance to visit a good amusement park.
    Years in Practice:
    May 01, 1998

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 25, 2016