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.
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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 Neeka.
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 sons, 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 5 cats Taz, Twofor, Fritzke, Tippy and Sparky.
Krista graduated from Iowa State with a degree in Animal Science. She has been employed with Animal Medical Hospital as an assistant since 2014. Krista enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her 2 cats Pancho and Squash.
Ashley graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2019. She enjoys hikes with her dog, Cooper, and spending time with her family.
Kenzi raised in Rockfalls, and grew up around animals. She enjoys spending time training dogs with her family, and riding her horses. She has two dogs Duke and Rumor.
Melody graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Vererinary Technology in 2020. She enjoys exploring nature with her 2 dogs Marlo and Mali, and spending time with her cat Miles