Meet the friendly staff at Winona Veterinary Hospital!
Dr. Lehua Maloney was born and raised on the Big island of Hawaii. Growing up in a rural area with chickens, dogs, cats and a horse, Dr. Maloney was home-schooled from junior high through high school, then went to the University of Hawaii for her undergraduate education. Having always had a passion for the medical sciences, Dr. Maloney intended to go to medical school, but was moved to apply for veterinary school due to her love of animals. She was accepted to the University of Minnesota DVM Class of 2007. The winter of 2003 was her very first! She did not intend to stay in Minnesota but ended up finding Dave, now her husband, who is well rooted in the area. On her free time, Dr. Maloney enjoys exploring the woods with her poodle Lola, dog training, horseback riding, cooking and visiting her parents in Hawaii once a year.
Interests: Canine and Feline Surgery, including advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, Canine Reproduction and Small Mammal (Rabbit, Guinea Pig, etc) Medicine and Surgery
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 beta fish named Bubbles and one mixed breed dog, Thunder. In his free time he enjoys gardening, playing with his children, and playing frisbee golf.
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, 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, and Ares, a spaniel mix.
Interests: Surgery, Ultrasonography and Emergency Medicine
Kristine Krausser, DVM is originally from Chicago, IL. Professionally she started out as a chemist for a large company but since a young girl has always wanted to become a veterinarian and never gave up on achieving that dream. At age 50 she got accepted to the 2007 class of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She practiced in the Chicago for 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
Deb began working at the Winona Veterinary Hospital in 1971. She has a yellow lab named Emma. She enjoys gardening, quilting, reading, fishing, and traveling.
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 Tropper and many barn and house cats. She shows dairy cattle and enjoys participating in her childrens' 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 rescued beagle named Willy Nelson, and horses Jazz 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 son and her yellow Lab, Dexter, as well as enjoying the outdoors, fishing, gardening, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.
Kayla graduated from Globe University La Crosse in 2013 with a degree in Veterinary Technology and started at Winona Veterinary hospital as a technician intern. She adores animals and is a proud owner of two rescue dogs, three cats, two pygmy goats and four horses. She enjoys spending time with all her animals, particularly when it comes to barrel racing and trail riding. When not outside, she is usually cheering on her favorite Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Packers!
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 and sheep and a Jack Russell Terrier
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, Nala and Puma and identifies herself as proud Cat Person.
Kayla started as a kennel attendant in 2016. In 2018 she made the transition to veterinary assistant on afternoons and weekends and since graduation is now assisting full time. She is currently in high school and enjoys spending free time with her black Lab, as well as hunting and fishing.
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. She is currently completing training to be a certified veterinary technician. In her free time she hangs out with her three dogs: Addi, Lainey, and Moose goes to 3-D shoots and spends time with family and friends.
Lauren started at Winona Veterinary Hospital as a part-time veterinary assistant while attending Winona State full-time as a pre vet student. She is originally from the Twin Cities where she grew up immersed in Veterinary medicine as the daughter of a practice owner. She plans to continue her education with the goal of owning her own practice someday.
Lacelyn started as a kennel attendant in 2017. She has since graduated high school and is also a full time veterinary technician student. Her true love is farm animals and plans to help them full time after graduation. In her free time you can find her in the woods hunting and fishing.
Natalii started as a kennel attendant in 2019 while a sophomore in high school. While not at school or work she can be found hanging out with her Shar Pei Maggie
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