Meet the friendly staff at Winona Veterinary Hospital!
Dr. England completed his undergrad in 1987 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison Veterinary School in 1994. He began working at the clinic in 1994 and became a partner in 2007. His special interests include bovine reproductive ultrasound, bovine medicine/surgery, mastitis and parlor/procedure evaluation, and cervidae preventive health program/certification testing. Dr. England has a yellow lab named Emma. In his free time he enjoys hunting, boating, and fishing.
Interests: Dairy, Beef, Cervid Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Denisen graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School and began working at the clinic in 2001. He has a special interest in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy- essentially 'animal chiropractic'. Dr. Denisen has a mixed breed dog named Thunder. In his free time he enjoys gardening, hanging out with his children, playing frisbee golf, hiking, trail running, and mountain biking.
Interests: Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy
Samantha Moore, DVM grew up in Illinois where she started riding horses in first grade and dreamed of being a veterinarian. She attended Winona State University for her undergraduate education and was accepted to the University of Wisconsin Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Moore graduated with her DVM in 2016 and started at Winona Veterinary Hospital after a few years practicing in La Crosse. Dr. Moore enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, running, reading, and spending time with her friends and family in her free time. She lives at home with her husband and her dogs Ragnar, an Australian cattle dog mix, Ares, a spaniel mix, and Ivan a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Interests: Surgery, Reproduction and Small Mammal Medicine
Kristine Krausser, DVM is originally from Chicago, IL. Professionally she started out as a chemist for a large company but since she was a young girl she has always wanted to become a veterinarian.. At age 50 she got accepted to the 2007 class of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She practiced in the Chicago suburbs while also performing relief work for Winona Veterinary Hospital starting in 2012. In 2019 she and her husband moved to the Winona area allowing her to work at Winona Vet on a more regular part-time schedule. Dr Krausser has a special interest in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture and has certification in these specialties from the Chi Institute. She has traveled to China and Korea to further enhance this skill and knowledge. She has a passion for preventative and holistic medicine and looks forward to helping pets and their people in the Winona area.
Interests: Alternative therapies, TCM, Acupuncture
Renee is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated from the University of MN Waseca and began working at Winona Veterinary Hospital in 1984. Renee has a shepherd mix named Trooper and many barn cats. She shows dairy cattle and enjoys participating in her children's activities. Renee moved up to the receptionist position in 2015, after 30 years as a technician.
Linda began working at Winona Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist in 1999. She has one dog, a border collie mix named Tali, and horses Griffin, Phoenix, and Simon. Linda enjoys horseback riding, camping, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, walking, baking, motorcycling, and gardening.
Anna was born and raised in the Winona area and started as a receptionist for Winona Veterinary Hospital in October of 2017. While not at work, she can be found doting on her sons and her yellow Lab, Dexter, as well as enjoying the outdoors, fishing, gardening, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.
Jenny is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated from the Madison Area Technical College and began working at Winona Veterinary Hospital in 1995. She enjoys spending time with her two children who help on her hobby farm where she cares for chickens, goats, rabbits, donkeys and sheep and a Jack Russell Terrier and Corgi.
Kenzie started at Winona Veterinary Hospital in 2012 as a kennel attendant. In 2016 she graduated from the Rochester Community Technical College in the Veterinary Technician Program and started right away as a technician. Kenzie owns two rescued cats, Luca and Puma as well as two dogs Malibu and Bayne. In her free-time Kenzie enjoys camping, fishing, spending time with family and friends, including her son Ashton.
Kayla started as a kennel attendant in 2016 and transitioned to Veterinary Assistant in 2018. Her fur family consists of two cats, Cheeto and Snickers and a labradoodle named Teal. In her free time Kayla spends most of her time outdoors- hunting, fishing and training her dogs.
Brittany started as a kennel attendant in 2016 and transitioned to receptionist for a short time, eventually ending up “in the back” as a veterinary assistant. In her free time she hangs out with her furry rescue family, goes to 3-D shoots and spends time with family and friends.
Laceylyn started as a kennel attendant in 2018. In 2020 Laceylyn transitioned to a full time veterinary assistant. Her favorite thing to do in the clinic is assist with surgery, draw blood, and do lab work. When Laceylyn is not at work she enjoys spending time outside, doing farm work, milking cows, and spending time with her two dogs Cyclone (GSP mixed with an Australian Shepherd) and Ernie (Australian Shepherd).
Braden is a pre-vet student at St. Mary's University. He started shadowing Dr. Moore in the summer of 2021 to gain experience in the field. In the spring of 2022, he was offered a position as veterinary assistant and has been with us ever since. In his free time, Braden enjoys hiking, hunting, and helping out on his family’s farm. Braden also enjoys spending time with his two cats Nala and Felix and his two dogs Rosie and Charlotte.
Zorro was brought in as an emergency stray by the Winona Area Animal Control. It was a bone-chilling February night and the animal control officer was very concerned about this little kitten's leg as it was sticking out at a disturbing angle. He was maybe 6 weeks old, a tiny black and white puff. After examining, Dr. Maloney found that Zorro was overall healthy, but the leg was deformed from an old injury that did not heal well. It was still painful, so little Zorro was started on pain medication during the mandatory 5 day hold. Of course, no one stepped up to claim him and in those 5 days, everyone at the hospital fell in love. We decided that Zoomy needed a little brother and Zorro was the perfect fit. First order of business was taking care of his painful, deformed front left leg. He did great with his amputation surgery and never looked back and we have never been happier to have such a love bug in the hospital.
Zoomy was brought into our clinic in the fall of 2017 by Winona Animal Control. As we held him for his mandatory hold no one stepped up to claim him. We had recently lost our beloved 'Squishee' and Zoom brought back some joy for the team once we decided to keep him. Zoomy is a very independent boy who has a secret soft side during one on one time, then he turns into a snuggle bug. He can typically be found laying in his cardboard box, and has a morning routine of treats and cat nip.
Lenny was found hanging out inside a local laundry mat and was brought into us in the fall of 2019. During his stay with us the staff grew a strong attachment to him. We already had Zorro and Zoomy with us and were unsure about a third clinic cat but we are very happy with our decision to keep him. Although, he does like to steal snacks from staff members we still love him. He is a cat with strong personality and is most comfortable around our team, he becomes nervous around strangers but once he is comfortable he will enjoy chasing objects around the clinic with you.