Meet Us

 

Dr Michelle LaCoste

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.

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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.

 

 

Dr. Nicole L. Drost, born and raised in Rockford, IA. She attended Iowa State University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Ecology and graduated from the Iowa State college of Veterinary medicine. Dr. Drost practiced in an Iowa mixed animal clinic for a year before joining Animal Medical Hospital. Dr. Drost likes to spend time running, gardening, spending time with family, and crafting.

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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.

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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.

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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 cats Taz, Twofor, Tippy and Sparky.

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Krista graduated from Iowa State with a Bachelor’s 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 cats Pancho and Squash.

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Nikki joined Animal Medical Hospital as an assistant in 2020. She likes to go fishing, spend time with her family, and with her 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 9 turtles.

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Kayla is a Registered Veterinary Technician and graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2021. She joined Animal Medical Hospital shortly after graduating. She enjoys video games and spending time with her family and many pets. Kayla has 3 cats, 1 dog, and several tropical fish.

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