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Staff

  • Dr.
    Chris Cole
    Dr. Chris Cole is the owner and veterinarian at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. He grew up in Twinsburg, Ohio and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University in 1993. He first practiced in Kingman, AZ for 5 years where he met and married his wife, Holly. After that he practiced in Reno, NV for 4 years before moving back to the Midwest in 2002. He and his wife bought Hillcrest Animal Hospital in 2003 to remain in the area to be closer to their families.

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  • Dr.
    Ann Lystrup
    Dr. Ann Lystrup is a veterinarian at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. She obtained her BS degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Following graduation, Dr. Lystrup worked in Sun Valley, Idaho where she did mostly small animal work with a little equine thrown in. She returned to Wisconsin to work at a small animal referral clinic in Green Bay.

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  • Jesse
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jesse started working at Hillcrest in November 2013. She graduated from Duluth Business University with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology in March 2013. Her background is in shelter medicine and she holds a special interest in dentistry and animal behavior. Jesse currently lives in Comstock, WI with her daughter Wystria and Bull Terrier, Rain. In her free time she enjoys training and competing with her horse, going to concerts, and playing her upright bass.

  • Jonathan
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Jonathan started at Hillcrest in 2012 and received his Associate’s Degree from Normandale Community College in 2008. In 2011, he graduated from Argosy University with his Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. Jon lives in River Falls with his wife and two boys, Royden and Finn, and dogs Riley and Bear. He enjoys many outdoor activities including taking his dog hunting, trap shooting, and just being outside with his family.

  • Julia
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Julia is one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. She currently lives in Somerset, WI with her Golden Retriever, Bleu. Julia graduated from Globe University with her Veterinary Technology degree in 2011. During her free time she enjoys swimming, kayaking, watching Netflix and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Amanda
    Certified Veterinary Technician & Administrative Assistant
    Amanda first began working at Hillcrest Animal Hospital in April of 1999 as a veterinary assistant while obtaining her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University. When she graduated from Argosy, she became a full time technician at Hillcrest.

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  • Desiree
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Desiree has been working at Hillcrest since March 2016. She has been in the veterinary profession for 12+ years. Desiree has a background of general practice, emergency, oncology, and internal medicine.

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  • Holly
    Owner and Receptionist
    Holly, along with her husband Dr. Cole, are the owners of Hillcrest Animal Hospital. She also works as a receptionist here when she is not at home helping to take care of her mother. Holly’s family moved to Hudson, WI in 2002 and bought the animal hospital in 2003. She grew up in Bemidji, MN. After high school, Holly attended and received her Elementary Education degree, with a special emphasis on Special Education, from Bemidji State University.

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  • Katie
    Receptionist

    Katie works up front as a receptionist. She enjoys working with pets and their families. Katie is just starting out in the veterinary field and is excited to be part of such a great team and looks forward to getting to know the clients and pets at Hillcrest Animal Hospital.

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  • Angie
    Receptionist
    Angie is our newest receptionist here at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. As a receptionist, Angie feels as though she gets to combine her love of animals with her passion for providing excellent customer service. Angie lives in Hudson, WI with her husband Mike and their two sweet dogs, Jake and Coco. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music, spending time with her sisters, and being active outdoors with her family.

  • Macie
    Veterinary Assistant

    Macie is part of our kennel staff team, working hard to take care of your pets while they are here visiting us. Originally from Green Bay, WI, she now attends the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, majoring in animal science in the pre-veterinary program. In her free time she enjoys running, the outdoors and spending time with animals, especially her dog, a Flat Coated Retriever named Tripp.

  • Brittany
    Veterinary Assistant

    Brittany works at Hillcrest as a part of our kennel staff and a veterinary assistant. She currently goes to school at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and is hoping to go on to veterinary school! Brittany currently has one cat of her own and has since been converted into a crazy cat lady (she has family dogs back home). Her favorite part about working in the clinic is being able to get hands on technical experience and the puppies and kittens, of course!

  • Emily
    Veterinary Assistant

    Emily is a member of our kennel staff team and also spends time working as a veterinary assistant during the week. She is currently a senior at UW-River Falls studying Animal Science, with a long term goal of becoming a veterinarian. When she’s not busy doing homework, her favorite hobbies include reading, binge-watching Netflix and being woken up by her cat Rosie in the early morning hours.

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Hudson Office

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed