Our Team in La Crosse
La Crosse Veterinary Clinic has a team of certified veterinary technicians, supervisors, veterinary assistants, and receptionists to assist our veterinarians with their day-to-day tasks. Our team is dedicated to your pet’s well-being and helping them down the road to wellness. If you would like to make an appointment with one of our staff members, call us at (608) 781-3466 or use the online form today!
Julie Rodenberg CVPM, Hospital Administrator
Julie joined the La Crosse Veterinary Clinic team in May 1997. She has her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a host of certifications, including her CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) from the Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association, her Certificate in Veterinary Administration from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, and her Completion of Veterinary Management School I & II through the American Animal Hospital Association.
Julie loves teaching and sharing her experiences to help our staff be confident and successful. Her favorite aspects of her position include staff training, continuing education, and empowering the team. She enjoys looking back at all the positive changes that have been made over the years, knowing our team is always striving to improve the clinic experience for our staff, clients, and patients.
Julie’s pet family includes a Golden Retriever and 2 rescued cats, who all compete for the title of “Best Snuggler.” When she isn’t working, Julie’s favorite activities include watching movies with her family and pets, visiting the national parks, going kayaking and camping, gardening, painting, and doing community outreach to promote home pollinator habitats.
Tristene Mikel Practice Manager
Tristene worked in the food industry for about 20 years before deciding it was time for a change. She went to what she knew and loved—animals. She has trained dogs all her life, and the idea of being able to help animals in different ways appealed to her. Tristene loves veterinary medicine because she gets to learn something new every day, and bond with clients and patients over the years from their first visit to their last. Tristene also values the close connections she has with her team members, and being able to help them resolve problems and grow into their roles.
Tristene and her husband are empty nesters with three grown-up daughters, and they live in the country where the sun shines brighter. They share their home with two dogs: Dilly and Poky; five goats: Zip, Henry, Arnold, Charlie, and Zeke, and many chickens and ducks. In her spare time, Tristene enjoys training her goats, hiking, kayaking, camping, and bushcraft.
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Both my cats love the service here. Never want to leave even after shots. Ladies at the front desk are always friendly. Vets are great. Highly recommend.
Dr. Skime and Krissy are fantastic! My 6 month old golden retriever ingested sugar free gum and was in pretty serious condition when I brought her in after hours. They worked so hard to bring her back to us:-). Our whole family thanks you for all you do (and Miss Lena too!)!
Our Sophie, a new German Shepherd rescue, loves Dr. Mitzelfeldt and staff! They were very kind and welcoming, helping us enter and leave the office without coming into contact with other pets, which helped Sophie stay calm and focused. Thank you for the wonderful care.
We've been going to La Crosse Vet Clinic for many years. They have been excellent! I commend them for being very understanding, kind and professional during difficult times. Five stars in our book!
I love the staff at La Crosse Vet clinic! They are always extremely friendly and helpful, and never make me feel like I'm asking a stupid question, or bothering them with all of my, sometimes off the wall, questions! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of my pets!