Dr. Scot earned his veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993, finishing top in his class. His interests include general and orthopedic surgery, endoscopy and ultrasound. Dr. Scot can perform many of the advanced procedures which are typically done only at referral hospitals. He says, “There was such a need for these more advanced surgeries and diagnostics that we needed to do them ‘in-house’. This allows me to charge substantially less than most referral hospitals for the same procedure and better monitor the patients during recovery. There is also a better continuation of care when the procedure is done at our hospital by one of our own doctors. Veterinary medicine changes quickly and we just need to keep pushing forward. We are dedicated to keeping on the cutting edge with patient care. This is what our patients deserve.”
Dr. Scot is married to Dr. Mona and they have three children: Alexa, Victoria and Chase. He is also the author of an award-winning book titled “Getting to Heaven By Going Through Hell”, recounting his family’s physical, emotional and spiritual recovery following a nearly fatal head-on collision with a drunk driver. He has a passion for wildlife and volunteers his skills and time to Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital and Lakeland Animal Shelter. He states, “I got a second chance at life. God gave me certain gifts including veterinary medicine and I owe it to Him to use that gift to the best of my ability.”
Dr. Kay Stratton is a 1997 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She completed her B.S. degree in Agricultural Science in 1993 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and was awarded the highest university honor of Bronze Tablet. She has practiced in Southern Wisconsin since 1999 and joined the staff of Lake Geneva Animal Hospital in 2006.
Dr. Stratton believes that strong client communication ensures the best care for her patients. Her primary interests are internal medicine, endocrinology, dentistry, and dermatology, with a special interest in allergic skin disease. She sees many of our patients with moderate to severe dental disease and spends much of her surgical time in the dental suite, utilizing our digital dental x-ray machine to help diagnose periodontal disease and other dental health concerns.
She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for veterinary medicine with the next generation of veterinarians and is always willing to spend time visiting local classrooms as well as mentor current and prospective veterinary students. She gives back to our community by being a regular blood donor, a member of the National Marrow Donor Program, a Locks of Love participant and an advocate for JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Away from the office, Dr. Stratton loves spending quality time with her husband, their two children and their mixed-breed pups, Leia and Molly. Her hobbies include photography, gardening, reading, cycling and swimming. When the weather is nice, you will often see her in the lake or on the road training for her next triathlon!
Dr. Megan Koester is a 2018 graduate of the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. A north-central Wisconsin native, she completed her Bachelors degree in Organismal Biology at UW-Eau Claire. She is very excited to join the staff at Lake Geneva Animal Hospital to promote the human-animal bond between clients and their pets through excellent care. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology. She also enjoys using her skills to help animal shelters and rescues whenever possible.
In her spare time Dr. Koester loves spending time outdoors and working with her hands. Horseback riding, traveling, drawing, painting, and spending time with family are just a few of her favorite things to do. Dr. Koester hopes to start a hobby farm someday soon (with animals great and small) – and realize her childhood dream of amassing a small herd of pygmy goats. In addition to one “normal” cat, Dr. Koester has a two-footed cat and a blind Basset Hound she spoils to no end.