Meet our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Interstate Veterinary Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to know our team

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Currently, we are a growing two-doctor practice utilizing multiple Certified Veterinary Technicians and veterinary assistants to care for our patients and serve our clients. We continue to evolve as the need for veterinary care changes and strive to serve our community with current veterinary science and medicine.

Veterinarians

Dr. Jon Springer
Dr. Jon Springer

DVM

Dr. Jon Springer received his DVM from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine 1988. He moved with his family to Saint Croix Falls and joined the staff at Interstate Veterinary Hospital in 1990. Dr. Springer enjoys working with all species of animals. Over the years, he has had many dogs, cats, cows, pigs, chickens, and geese. His spare time is usually spent on outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing. He is also known for his avid loyalty to the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers. He shares his home with his wife, who has decided it is time for them to travel, so they are currently petless.

Dr. Elsie Myer
Dr. Elsie Myer

DVM

Dr. Elsie Myer graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2021. Born and raised in Baldwin, WI, she went abroad for her degree and enjoyed living in a different country for four years. While there, she had the opportunity to travel around the UK and also to many countries, including Norway, Belgium, Italy, Czechia, and Ghana. She grew up around various animals and enjoys working with them all!

In her spare time, Dr. Myer loves to craft. She learned how to quilt from her mother and picked up cross stitch, embroidery, and crochet during the COVID-19 lockdown. She currently lives with her husband and two cats but dreams of owning a hobby farm.

Dr. Elsie Myer
Dr. Jolene Tourville

DVM

Dr. Jolene Tourville, a seasoned veterinarian with ten years of experience in small animal and poultry care, proudly holds a degree from the University of Minnesota. Known for her problem-solving skills and compassionate approach, Dr. Jolene treats every patient like her own.

Outside the clinic, she and her spouse recently became empty nesters, sharing their home with two dogs, Oliver and Louis, three cats, a horse, a goat, and a crested gecko. Dr. Jolene’s diverse interests include jigsaw puzzles, musical theater, and a love for concerts of all kinds.

Veterinary Staff

Amanda Coury
Amanda Coury

Practice Manager, CVA

Amanda has lived in this area most of her life. She has 2 children and a huge love for all animals; currently, she has multiple cats, dogs, and horses in her family. When not working, she spends most of her time with her family. 2009, Amanda became a Certified Veterinary Assistant through the Animal Behavioral College. She began her internship at Interstate Veterinary Hospital in July of 2009. In late August of that year, she joined our veterinary team full-time. In 2012, she became a Class IV Laser Therapy Technician from AIMLA and strives to continue to grow and learn each day.

Joyce Turnquist
Joyce Turnquist

Senior Certified Veterinary Technician

Joyce did her externship to become a certified technician at Interstate Vet Hospital 2009. After passing her certification exam, she came on as a full-time employee. She has lived in the area since the late 80’s – raising a family and working various jobs. Many animals have gone in that time, including snakes, guinea pigs, mice, rats (best pocket pets ever!), iguanas, hermit crabs, cats, dogs, and a horse! Currently, she has one cat (Koshka), an elderly beagle (Toby), and a very energetic English Setter (Susie Q).

Nancy Mayer
Nancy Mayer

Certified Veterinary Technician, Customer Service Representative

Bio coming soon…

Jeannie Schwartz
Jeannie Schwartz

Veterinary Assistant

Jeannie started at Interstate Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2014 as a Veterinary Assistant. She came with 10 years of experience working as an Animal Care Specialist for a local non-profit animal sanctuary. She especially enjoys working with and caring for all of our senior patients. Jeannie and her husband have lived in St. Croix Falls for 25 years on a small hobby farm where they raised their two daughters, numerous dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, and an iguana. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and has recently taken up golfing. She describes her position here at IVH as her dream job!

Kelsey Handrahan
Kelsey Basel

Veterinary Assistant

Kelsey was born and raised in the Amery area and still lives there with her 2 children, Troy and Sophia. Her love for animals began at a very early age. Throughout her school years, she took as many small animal courses as she could and started to focus her passion on canine behavior and training. She spent some time studying to be a technician at Globe University. Kelsey has rescued many pets and even started her own training business. She prefers to work with large-breed dogs. Kelsey loves working in a clinic setting, so she can continue to help save animals every day!

Julia Olien
Julia Olien

Veterinary Assistant

Julia grew up locally with a huge love for all animals. She started working at IVH as a kennel assistant and has been learning and growing ever since. She has future plans to become a CVT.
Julia currently has one cat with special needs and 2 horses.

Lily Johanson
Lily Johanson

Veterinary Assistant

Lily is from Luck Wisconsin and has always loved dogs. She grew up with many animals including dogs, cats, horses, cows, Guinea pigs, and a rabbit. Lily currently has 2 dogs, Chase and Sandy. After high school, she started her education with CATCH Canine Trainers Academy and is taking the Master’s class. After graduating, Lily may choose to further her education with hands-on experience with wolves or further experience in animal behavior, and later on, possibly continue in the training field.

Kat Hillier
Kat Hillier

Customer Service Representative

Kat Hillier, Customer Service representative. Kat was born and raised in Minnesota and moved to Wisconsin in 2009.

She has always loved animals and had dreams of working with them since she was a little girl. Kat says, “She is so excited to be part of a team that believes in doing everything possible to keep our furry friends healthy and safe.

For fun, Kat likes to spend time with family, friends, and her pets, Leroy, Gilligan, Pheobe, and Milo.

Polly
Polly

Clinic Cat

Polly came to the clinic as a kitten and has stayed ever since. She was so tiny that we used to carry her around in our pockets as a kitten, so she was named after Polly Pocket. She and Tippy are a dynamic duo- always racing around the clinic and causing trouble together. Polly can usually be found napping on the printer up front, waiting for her next admirer.

Sir Thomasleoclyde III formerly of Frederic
Sir Thaomasleoclyde III formerly of Frederic

Clinic Cat

Thomas, as he is better known, was brought into the clinic from a farm in Frederic as a kitten. He was estimated to be about 6 weeks old in the early summer of 2012. He has a personality that the staff fell in love with. He usually takes residence on the front counter, lounging around for attention. Thomas is quirky and amusing. He chooses not to jump very high and climbs to get where he wants to be. If you leave a kennel or carry a crate open, he will often make himself home. Clients frequently admire how he lazily waits for attention from both humans and dogs.