Dr. Michelle LaCoste, a Mason City native, received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from North Dakota State University in 2001 before graduating from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Dr. LaCoste purchased Animal Medical Hospital on May 1, 2017. Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery and all varieties of medicine. Dr. LaCoste enjoys spending time with her husband and children, her many pets, and gardening.
Dr. Harold G. Beckner, Iowa born and Nebraska raised, got his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State in 1976. He practiced in Clear Lake for many years before taking over Animal Medical Hospital in 1990. Dr. Beckner enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time, as well as visiting his daughter, son-in-law, and grandson in Florida.
Dr. Lorelei J. Kruse, born and raised in Osage, Iowa. She attended Iowa State University where she received both her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and her DVM in 2002. Following graduation, she practiced in Minnesota for 15 years. Her veterinary interests include wellness medicine and soft tissue surgery. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and pets. Her hobbies include attending her children’s sporting events and supporting their 4-H activities, the family hobby farm, flower gardening, and antiquing.
Sara graduated from North Iowa Area Community College with a Medical Assistant Degree. She is a vet assistant and has been employed with Animal Medical Hospital since 1990. Sara enjoys spending time with her family and two black Labrador Retrievers Rya and Willow.
Emily graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2008 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has been employed with Animal Medical Hospital since 2010. Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and son, horseback riding, and spending time with her horse Caddy, her dog Daisy, her cat Taz, and her rabbit Chipotle.
Theresa graduated from Omaha College of Health Careers as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She comes to Animal Medical Hospital with 20 years of previous experience. Theresa enjoys spending time with her 4 cats Rogue, Taz, Twofor, and Fritzke.
Tracy graduated from North Iowa Area Community College with a degree in accounting. She is the Office Manager and has been employed with Animal Medical Hospital since 2013. Tracy enjoys spending time with her family; her dogs Madeline and Cici; cats Emma, Ollie, and Wasabi, and Ruby; and being outside.
Krista graduated from Iowa State with a degree in Animal Science. She is a vet assistant just starting her career. Krista enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Lacey graduated from Madison Area Technical College as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She came to Animal Medical Hospital with 13 years of previous experience. Lacey enjoys spending time with her family and her 3 cats, 3 dogs, 3 guinea pigs, and a hamster.
Katie is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program. She is a veterinary assistant with Animal Medical Hospital until she graduates and passes her boards. Katie is most interested in exotics, but loves all animals. Katie spends her spare time with her 2 dogs and 2 horses.