Our Staff

Lakeland Veterinary Hospital

92 St. Croix Trail South
Lakeland, MN 55043



Our Staff

We are thankful for the highly-qualified staff at our hospital. They are well-trained individuals with a strong sense of compassion for all animals and a desire to serve our clients and the needs of their pets.

Cheryl Dix

Office Manager

Cheryl has worked at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital since August 2015. She enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities including backpacking, biking, cross-country skiing and disc golf. She and her husband, Stu, have three adult children that they go on many adventures with. Her furry friend is Ella, a 12-year-old schnoodle, who is the best dog ever! 

Maya Severson 

Customer Service Representative

Maya started working at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital in April of 2022. She is a Stillwater Area Highschool graduate that now lives in Bayport with her husband, Tyler, their two amazing labs, Mila and Willow and sassy-but-sweet cat, Zazu. Maya graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies. She loves anything to do with the outdoors, kayaking, rock hunting, hiking and photography. Her passion is all things animals and she loves making connections with the wonderful clients and pets that walk through the door each day.  

Jordan Coy

Veterinary Assistant

Jordan joined Lakeland Veterinary Hospital in May of 2021. She moved to the area from her hometown of Byron, MN to attend the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. She graduated in the fall of 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a minor in Chemistry. Some of her favorite activities include hiking, reading, and watching movies. She has two cats, Zuko and Genos, that were adopted in August of 2022 from the clinic and loves spending time with her parents’ dog, Freddie, and cats, Charlie and PJ. 

Bryanna Hunsicker

Veterinary Assistant

Bryanna has been working at Lakeland Veterinary Clinic since May of 2021. She is a graduate of Sun Prairie High School in Wisconsin. She is currently attending UW-River Falls and is studying Animal Science with an emphasis in Equine and Companion Animals. During her free time, she enjoys reading, shooting archery, and spending time with friends and family. While she currently does not have any pets of her own, she enjoys spending time with her parent’s dog, Hutch, and cat named Dexter. 

Kate Kraus

Veterinary Assistant

Kate joined our clinic in February 2020 and graduated with an Animal Science degree from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in 2021. At home, she has a standard poodle named Norman and an orange tabby cat, Toulouse. Some of Kate’s favorite activities include horseback riding, painting, and filling her small apartment with as many plants as possible. She loves getting to make connections with our pets and owners here at Lakeland Veterinary Clinic. 

Jess Webb 

Veterinary Technician 

Jess began working at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital in May of 2000. Jess, her husband and two teenage children enjoy hunting, fishing, and archery in the summer and snowmobiling and skiing in the winter together. At her home in Somerset, WI, she has two German Shorthairs and a cat. Jess grew up in South Dakota with horses and originally had planned to work with them, but she fell in love with the staff and clients at LVH, 22 years ago, and decided this was where she wanted to stay. 

 Courtney Jacks

Certified Veterinary Technician

Courtney joined us in January of 2009. She is a home-grown girl, raised in the St. Croix Valley and graduated from Stillwater High School. She received her Veterinary Technician degree from Globe College. Courtney enjoys nature and wildlife, reading, and spending time with her husband and children. Her furry family currently includes 3 dogs - Reggie, Billy, and Evie. 

 Robin Gilbertson

Certified Veterinary Technician

Robin has been with Lakeland Veterinary Hospital since 2020, but has had more than 30 years of experience. She is our resident “Cat Lady/Cat Whisperer”, as she loves cats and is very experienced in their handling and care. Robin is especially interested in the anesthesia, dermatology and behavioral aspects of her job. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, horseback riding, birding, and warm weather. Her fur family consists of 3 rescued chihuahuas, 7 lovely cats and a few foster cats here and there.  

 Stacy Villard

Veterinary Technician

Stacy began working at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital in October of 2020, after graduating from Argosy University as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She also holds a certification as a Laboratory Animal Technologist through American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). Stacy has a love for German Shepherds and orange cats. She enjoys taking her own German Shepherd, Axel, for adventures in Regional and State parks in her free time. 

 Tammy Williams-Starzinski

Veterinary Technician

Tammy joined our team in January of 2021. She graduated from Hudson Senior High School and attended WITC-New Richmond where she received her Associate Degree in Applied Science as a Veterinary Technician. Tammy is an animal lover and owns horses, mini donkeys, chickens, dogs and cats. She enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing, kayaking, and playing cribbage. Her passion for animals and drive to help owners provide the best care for their animals, through education, is what inspired her to pursue her career in the Veterinary Technician field.

 Teresa Brennan

Certified Veterinary Technician

Teresa graduated from Ridgewater College as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2001 and is a Lakeland local. She enjoys watching her kids play hockey and skate on a synchronized figure skating team. Along with caring for her family dog, Gideon; in her free time, Teresa provides outside pet sitting services to Lakeland residents and surrounding areas in both MN and WI. So, if you are looking for a quality pet sitter to stop in and care for your animal while you are away, she is your gal! Reach out to her at myownvettech@gmail.com for more info or grab one of her business cards next time you are at the clinic.