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  • Mark Hein, DVM
    President

    University of Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Charter Class 1987

    Dr. Mark Hein is a graduate of the “Charter Class” of University-Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and works closely with this group on referrals in chemotherapy, orthopedics, and ophthalmology. He was the first veterinarian to offer laser surgery to pet owners in the La Crosse area as an alternative to more painful conventional surgeries. Dr. Hein also founded the Onalaska-based PETCO walk-in clinics in 1995, where clients may see a veterinarian during evening hours without an appointment. He enjoys orthopedics, archery, and organic farming.

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  • Sarah, Practice Manager

    Sarah is our Practice Manager and has been with our hospital since 2009. She and her Husband have two dogs, Moose & Sally, three cats, Brasco, Gremlin & Rambo, two birds, George (African Gray Parrot), Quakers (Quaker Parrot), a red devil cichlid fish, Hector, and a human baby girl, Payton. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, being outdoors and spending time with friends & family.

  • Chris, Groomer

    Chris has been grooming at our facility since 2001. Prior to grooming, she worked with us as a doctor assistant. She grew up in Holmen and comes all the way from Rushford to join us. Chris enjoys grooming her own pets when she is not attending to her three beautiful children.

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Holmen Office

Monday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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    Prairie dogs are cute, affable creatures. But before taking one on as a pet, check your local laws. In some states, such as Colorado, it's illegal to keep prairie dogs as pets. Mostly, this is because they may spread monkeypox. If you live in a state that welcomes pet prairie dogs, be sure to buy from ...

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  • Gerbils

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  • Hedgehogs

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  • "Van Loon is a wonderful place. The doctor is very kind and knowledgeable and the staff are amazing. Its a friendly atmosphere when you walk in and everyone greets you, even furry friends. I am so happy to have found this veterinary clinic!!"
    Annette M.
  • "Everyone was vary nice. The Doctor took time to explain everything to us. I would give this place a 4 star rating"
    Dawn B.
  • "Our dog loves these people and his stays he has had here. Just had to say time for vacation and he was trying to get in the car. Best vet and caring staff around. He gave them 5 stars!"
    Jenn R.
  • "Wonderful Dr. and staff willing to go the extra mile for me and my furmily. :)"
    Rhonda N.