Dr. Ponce was four years old when she first learned that there were doctors that only worked on animals, and immediately decided that she would be a veterinarian some day. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, and has diligently pursued her main interests in diagnostic ultrasound, soft tissue surgery, and the challenge of internal medicine. Dr. Ponce purchased the Animal Medical and Surgical Clinic of Wisconsin Rapids with a goal of providing the community with high quality veterinary care at an affordable price.
After completing her undergraduate degree at UW-River Falls, Dr. Jensen attended Iowa State University where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduated Cum Laude in 2019. She accepted a position at Stevens Point Animal Hospital afterward where she practiced preventative care, chronic disease management, and general surgery. Dr. Jensen has a strong interest and passion for oral surgery/dentistry and ophthalmology. She is also PennHIP and Fear Free certified. Dr. Jensen joined AMSC as an associate veterinarian in 2021. She is an avid hockey player, enjoys being active outdoors and escapes to the gym any chance she can get! Between her family, having two little boys, an English Setter (Liberty) and a cat (Goliath), though Dr. Jensen feels she spends most of her time in survival mode, she is still always eager to see her clients and patients!
Dr. Novak joined the AMSC family as an associate veterinarian in November 2022. She attended UW-Madison for undergraduate and veterinary school. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Dr. Novak is originally from Stevens Point and spent the majority of her career as a small animal veterinarian in her hometown. Her special interests include general surgery, preventative care, and client education. Dr. Novak is certified in Fear Fear and PennHIP. In 2023, she will be the president of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Novak enjoys reading, learning about new things in veterinary medicine, and spending time with her husband and two children. She is joined at home by five cats, a Boston Terrier, and a hognose snake.