Dr. Morgan Rothman
Brief summary about yourself?
Dr. Rothman graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for both undergraduate (2015) and veterinary school (2020 – amid the COVID pandemic) and joined the Companion Animal Hospital team in June 2020. After a fair amount of exploration during school, Dr. Rothman decided that primary care practice is for her because of the variety of cases seen as well as the meaningful relationships you establish with clients. While all parts of veterinary medicine interest her, Dr. Rothman’s particular interests include surgery, dentistry, behavior, and preventative medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is a Fear Free Certified veterinary professional. In her free time, Dr. Rothman enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, any type of outdoor activity, and rooting for the Wisconsin Badgers. She has two cats: Penny and Charlie (who she spayed in her third year of vet school).
What made you decide to become a vet?
In addition to caring for animals, I became a vet because I wanted to be there for the people that come with the animals From personal experience, I know how unsettling it is to see your pet in an abnormal state, and I want to be there to treat the pet as well as ensure owners that we are doing everything possible while they and their pet are in our care.
What has been your most rewarding moment as a veterinarian?
It makes my day when I can turn a pet’s experience at the vet into a positive one, especially with nervous pets.
If you weren’t a vet, what would you do?
I would probably be a camp director. This was my dream job for many years when I went to overnight camp.
What animal scares you more than any other?
Birds – their behavior is unpredictable, and they seemingly turn on you at any moment, but it’s possible that I don’t know enough about their behavior. They’re beautiful to look at from afar.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
As cliché as it sounds, it’s getting into veterinary school.
What do you see as the greatest danger toward household pets?
I have 2: Obesity, which predisposes our pets to a myriad of diseases, and household toxins. It’s not necessarily common knowledge that items such as grapes and xylitol are toxic to our pets.
What is the most exotic animal you have treated?
I didn’t directly treat her, but during my fourth year of vet school, I scrubbed in on an abdominal surgery on a ferret.
What is your favorite comfort food?
Matzo ball soup, especially if it’s homemade.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Slow drivers (that’s definitely the Chicagoan in me)
Name 4 things people might be surprised to know about you:
- I have a freckle in my right eye.
- I once met Colin Jost from SNL.
- I worked on a high ropes course during college and veterinary school.
- I’m allergic to dogs and cats, but they’re completely worth it!
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