Mara joined Hill-Dale in 2004 and promptly fell in love with Baraboo, both the town and the people. She has been an owner since 2006 and became Hill-Dale’s sole owner in 2017. She loves making connections with clients and their pets. She feels a great privilege being trusted with their care. Her interests include dermatology and animal behavior.

Mara was under the assumption she was a big dog person her whole life, but finds herself in love with a small barking Sheltie named Robbie. She enjoys working out, hiking, playing with Robbie, and spending time with her husband Marc.

Mara loves that she gets to work with her rock star staff. They challenge her to be the best doctor, owner, and human being she can be and believes in kindness above all else.