Mon – Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
Sat: 8 AM – 12 PM
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.
After four years in Green Bay, Dr. Lystrup returned to her hometown of Eau Claire, WI to work at a small animal practice. In 2000, she started working at the Animal Emergency Clinic in the Twin Cities area. In 2008, she decided she needed some more normal hours, so she started working at Hillcrest. Outside of the veterinary field, she enjoys spending time with family, including her husband Brian and her two daughters, dog Sophia (black lab/boxer mix), and two cats named Bug and String Bean. Dr. Lystrup also enjoys skiing, scuba diving, many other sports, outdoor activities, and rooting on the Packers and Badgers.
Dr. VandeBerg joined the Hillcrest staff in November 2020. She graduated from UW-River Falls in 1987 (BS-Biology) and from the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She actually graduated with Dr. Lystrup (one of the associate veterinarians here!) Her veterinary interests include preventative and general medicine, behavior, and dentistry.
In 2000, she moved back to her hometown of Menomonie, WI, and now has a small hobby farm SE of Menomonie. Dr. VandeBerg spends most of her free time maintaining the farm; cleaning up after and feeding her horses, hogs, chickens, cats, and dogs.
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, her dog named Puppy, and barn kitty Cotton. In her free time, she enjoys training and competing with her horse, being outdoors, and going to concerts.
Desiree has been working at Hillcrest since March 2016. She has been in the veterinary profession for 18+ years. Desiree has a background in general practice, emergency, oncology, and internal medicine. Desiree and her husband Cory live in New Richmond with their daughter and son. Completing their family is their fur babies, a German Shorthair Pointer named Shaker, and their domestic shorthair named, Daisy. When Desiree is not working she enjoys a good cup of coffee, photography, many outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting, snowshoeing, time on the water, and spending time with family and friends.
Jenna is one of our Veterinary Assistants and our Social Media Liaison. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2018, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and an emphasis in Companion Animals. Jenna is originally from Maplewood, MN, but now resides in Lakeland, MN with her boyfriend and 3 kiddos. In her free time, Jenna enjoys hanging out with friends and family, playing with her kitty Bandit, being outdoors, and exploring new places whenever she has the chance.
Amber grew up on a small family dairy farm in Colfax, WI. Amber attended and graduated from Argosy University in 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Technology, and later became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2016. Her favorite part of being a CVT is just being able to surround herself with animals and helping them achieve healthy, happy lives. “No day is ever the same in veterinary medicine! There is always something new to learn and see!” Now, she calls River Falls home where she lives with her fiancé, son, and 2 sassy calico cats Jessi and Cleo. When she is not at work, you will find her enjoying a good book, going to the movies with her son, or just hanging out at home spending time with her family.
Amber is one of our vet techs. She grew up in South Dakota and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Globe University in Sioux Falls, SD in 2010. She recently moved to Hudson with her husband Geoff and their 2 cats, Amity and Chester. When she is not working, she likes to relax at home by watching Netflix, snuggled up with her kitties.
Jon’a is one of our amazing receptionists here at Hillcrest. She currently resides in Hudson, WI with her husband. Adding to Jona’s family are her three children, three loving dogs, and her cat. When she’s not at work being the first smiling face, you see at the front desk, she enjoys spending her spare time with friends and family.
Brittany is our newest team member at Hillcrest Animal Hospital. Brittany is excited to be part of the Hillcrest team and cannot wait to get into the field. She is currently studying to become a Certified Veterinary Technician with Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technology program. Brittany lives in River Falls, WI with her husband, their son, and cat, Bobbie. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, cooking, fishing, ice fishing, canoeing, skiing, and relaxing at home.
Sierra started at Hillcrest in January 2020 as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from the University of River Falls-Wisconsin in 2019 with a Bachelors’s Degree in Animal Science, and an emphasis in Companion Animal Management. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She is originally from Appleton, WI but now resides in Hudson with her dog Esme, and her 2 kitties Dan. D. Lion and Lucille. In her free time, she loves being outdoors, hiking, and relaxing with her fur babies.
Brittany started at Hillcrest as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from the University of River Falls-Wisconsin, in 2019 with a Bachelors’s Degree in Animal Science. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Iowa. She and her fiancé Austin, live with their 3 kitties, Marco Pee Wee, Maxwell, Morris, and their St. Bernard Melvin (talk about a full house!) Her favorite part about working in the clinic is gaining hands-on experience and helping others in any way that she can. In her spare time, she likes to paint, play guitar, going hiking, and snuggling with her fur babies.
Whitney started at Hillcrest in December 2019 as one of our Kennel Assistants. She is attending the University of Wisconsin- River Falls and is majoring in Animal Science. She is in the Pre-Vet program with an emphasis on Equines. When she finishes school, she plans to go on to Veterinary school. Her goal is to become an Equine Veterinarian and specialize in lameness issues. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, spending time with her animals, and riding horses.
Brady started at Hillcrest in February 2021 as one of our Kennel Assistants. Brady is from Green Bay, WI, and is currently a junior studying Animal Science at the University of WI- River Falls. He enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and rooting for the Packers.
Tommy is our resident clinic cat that came to us a few years ago with a broken leg when he was just a kitten. The owner was unable to care for the broken leg so we took him in and have loved him ever since. Tommy will do anything for food and sometimes it gets him into trouble! He is extremely photogenic and always keeps us on our toes. In his spare time, he loves to nap, eat, play in any box you put on the floor, and comfort hospitalized patients in their time of need. We celebrate Tommy every Tuesday on our Facebook and Instagram. Tune in to see what kind of mischief he gets into every week!