Your First Puppy / Kitten Visit is FREE (New Patients)

Sign up now


Prevention and Wellness plans are here! Please look under our services tab for more information.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Mark Hein, DVM

    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.

    Read More
  • 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.

  • April, Lead Veterinary Technician

    April is our Lead Veterinary Technician and has been working in the field ever since she attended the Veterinary Technology program at Duluth Business University in 2012. She enjoys preforming dental prophylaxis and giving compassionate care to our recovering patients. April has 3 cats named Hazel, Cubby and Tux; along with 3 dogs named Bundy, Eddie and Margot. (You may see Margot around the hospital as she is April's emotional support animal). Last but not least she also has a Green Cheeked Conure named Florence. April insists that having this many pets is not crazy, and that there's always room for more. April's husband, Andy, does not always agree. 

  • Lizzie, Veterinary Technician/Assistant Office Manager

    Lizzie joined our team in 2015 after graduating college. Away from the hospital, Lizzie likes spending her time outdoors doing activities from hiking, boating, planting and live music. She also loves spending time with her Miniature Dachshund, Penelope, Golden Retriever, Sonny, boyfriend and daughter.

  • Emily, Veterinary Technician

    Emily attended Western Technical College in 2013 to study large animal science after graduating high school. She has worked in Veterinary clinics ever since ranging from holistic to conventional medicine. A few of her favorite parts of the field are working as a lab technician, assisting in surgery and working every day to better her skills. Her passion is nursing her patients back to health with compassion as well as helping pet parents decide what route to take, whether more natural or medicinal. Emily lives in LaCrosse with her Border collie Whinnie and Holland Lop Bunny. Her hobbies include gardening, yoga and dog sports.

  • 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.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you


Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Holmen Office


7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-5:00 pm


7:30 am-5:00 pm





Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "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.