Companion's Choice Animal Hospital

Our Mission is Simple:
It is to provide competent, high quality comprehensive small animal health care services.  Our team members all share this vision.  We are responsible for taking great care of our patients, clients, each other, and our hospital.  We are caring people serving the local and extended community with excellence, compassion and drive.  We have 24 hour emergency coverage and are determined to meet or exceed the expectations of the people we serve and educate.

We are Here to Help:
Our services include promoting responsible pet ownership, annual wellness care, vaccinations, spays, neuters, dental care, 24 hour emergency care, radiographs, internal medicine, general and advanced surgeries.

We are Easy to Find:
We are located on the corner of 2nd Street and Laird Avenue, right across from Hastings Water Park.  Our hospital is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page.

At Companion's Choice Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.  We look forward to providing the best care for your pet!

  • 2217 West 2nd Street
  • Hastings,NE 68901
  • Phone: (402) 462-2234
  • Emergencies: (402) 462-2234
  • Fax: (402) 461-3623
  • Email Us
  • Get Directions
  • Mon: 8:00am -12:00pm &
  • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Tues-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun (Boarding Pickup/Drop Off Only): 5:00pm - 5:30pm
  • After Hours Emergencies:
  • (402) 462-2234
  • Veterinarians 


  • Dr. Victoria Winfield

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Victoria Winfield's upbeat attitude and approachability served her well while attending Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine where she excelled in the rigorous small animal program.  At Kansas State University, Dr. Winfield earned certificates of appreciation for her dedication to her patients and clients.  Her strong communication skills and surgical prowess earned her an excellent reputation as an outstanding small animal veterinarian.  Call today for an appointment with Dr. Winfield!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
    Education:
    Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Kayla Conroy

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Conroy acquired her small town hospitality from being born and raised in the community of Wayne, Nebraska.  She excelled at the small animal program of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and after completing it in May of 2014, came to be the next outstanding asset to our hospital team.  In addition to her love of small animal surgery and medicine, Dr. Conroy has an interest in physical therapy and chiropractic adjustment to help in the recovery and well-being of her patients.  We plan to expand those areas soon! Dr. Conroy's professionalism and attention to detail are sure to earn her a stellar reputation as an excellent small animal veterinarian. Call today for an appointment with Dr. Conroy!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Hallie Olson

    Veterinarian

    Many of you may remember Dr Olson as Dr Willmore.  She was an essential part of our staff from 2011-2013. She graduated from the demanding Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine program in May of 2008 and has since excelled in small animal medicine and surgery. She rejoined the Companion’s Choice Animal Hospital family in August of 2017. Her outgoing, witty personality combined with her extensive knowledge of small animals makes for an outstanding, caring veterinarian. Her interests include learning new techniques/procedures and orthopedic surgery. Call today for an appointment with Dr. Olson!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Education:
    Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Customer Care

    Providers

  • Karissa

    Customer Service Representative/Sophisticate of Spunk  

    Karissa joined our hospital team in October 2015.  Her spunk and personality make her a perfect fit for the customer care position she enjoys.  Karissa loves all animals big and small and delights in seeing the different patients and their owners.   One of Karissa’s most noted skills is her ability to remain calm in urgent care situations.  We are so happy to have her as part of our team!
  • Courtney

    Customer Service Representative/Customer Connoisseur

    Our staff enthusiastically welcomed Courtney to the team in May of 2016.  She is a humble, kind soul and truly enjoys people and their animals.  She succeeds daily at making your visit as stress-free and efficient as possible, and takes pride in perfecting the specifics of your experience at our hospital!  

  • Carri

    Practice Manager/Chaos Coordinator 

    In July 2017, Carri joined our growing team as our first practice manager. She comes to us all the way from Arizona and has many years of managerial experience under her belt. Carri’s eccentric, bubbly personality will have you smiling in no time.  She is extremely softhearted with all of our patients and is an integral part of our day to day function. We are thrilled to have her join our team. Stop in and meet our new practice manager today!

  • Technical Support

    Staff

  • Laura

    Licensed Veterinary Technician/Creator of Harmony

    Companion's Choice welcomed Laura to our team for her veterinary technician internship in May of 2013.  She graduated from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis that fall and passed her boards exam to become licensed in December of 2013.  Laura has a special interest in animal dentistry and intensive care.  Laura is quick to smile and shares her gentle and kind demeanor with every pet and person she meets.  She works diligently at getting all the details right to ensure your furry friend is cared for just how you would want them to be.  Please take a second to say hello to Laura on your next visit! 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Education:
    Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture- Veterinary Technology Program
  • Alyssa

    Veterinary Assistant/Protector of  Playtime

    Alyssa brings to Companion's Choice several years of service to the veterinary medical community! She excels at problem solving and works hard to ensure clients have the best experience possible at our hospital. Building great team relationships is one of her strongest personality traits. She handles any situation easily, and being an excellent team member comes naturally to her after playing college volleyball right here in Hastings!   At your next visit, Alyssa looks forward to meeting you and explaining our doctors recommendations so together we can keep your companion healthy for many years to come!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Education:
    Colby Community College- Veterinary Technology Program
  • Lainey

    Licensed Veterinary Technician/Licensed Animal Spoiler

    Lainey brought her skills to our team in September 2016 and the patients of our hospital are better for it!  She is always willing to help, and is eager to ease stress and comfort patients.  Her out-going, considerate personality lends itself well to explaining things to our clients (you!) and her compassion and caring nature makes our patients bond with her quickly.  Please help us continue to welcome Lainey to our awesome team the next time you visit!


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture- Veterinary Technology Program
  • Danielle

    Licensed Veterinary Technician/Constable of Calm

    Danielle (Dee) joined our team in March of 2017 and we are so excited to have her!  Her pleasant nature and constant smile puts our patients and clients at ease, and her genuine thoughtfulness and caring is displayed in everything she does.  She also adds to the fun and enjoyable atmosphere here just by being herself.  Dee is a seasoned technician who brings her knowledge and experience to Companion’s Choice for the benefit of you and your kids with fur!  Please take a moment to get to know Dee the next time you are in!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture- Veterinary Technology Program
  • Tosha

    Veterinary Assistant/Considerate Caretaker 

    Tosha jumped on to our team in June 2017. Tosha was new to veterinary medicine when she started but is picking up the skills and knowledge needed to work in the veterinary field very quickly.  She is extremely compassionate, kind-hearted, and caring for all of our patients and owners. Tosha’s gentle nature will put your pet at ease when visiting the clinic for an exam. Please help us in welcoming Tosha to the team!

    Years in Practice:
    Aug 09, 2017
  • Patient Care

    Coordinators 

  • Andy

    Boarding Facility Manager/Pet Pampering Artist 

    Andy came back to our team (after not much persuasion) in November of 2014.  You may know him as the artist behind the snow sculptures around town or as the friendly face who always took such great care of your boarding friends back when we were still Family Pet Health Center!  He is back to caring for the adorable four legged friends he loves. His compassion and genuine thoughtfulness are evident to every team member.  Andy cares for your pets as though they are his own when they stay here and his attention to detail and cleanliness are second to none!  Please take the time to say hello to Andy next time you visit!
  • Sam

    Patient Care Coordinator/Innovator of Exercise 

    Sam joined our team in August of 2014!  He is an integral part of keeping our state of the art facility vibrant and clean.  Sam takes this task very seriously and finds pride in knowing his attention to detail ensures the health and well-being of all of the furry family members who visit us!  Sam loves caring for all types of animals including his own two green anoles (lizards).  While he stays quite busy with school and work, in his free time, he enjoys cross country track and high jump!  He also loves hiking, camping, and just spending time outdoors with his Labrador mix named Marley!
  • Kim

    Patient Care Coordinator/Tamer of Crazy

    Kim brings to Companion’s Choice her dedication and intelligence, coupled with a genuine and fierce love of animals.  She excels at solving problems and ensuring patients have the best experience possible at our hospital. When not exercising, feeding, playing with and caring for the needs of our patients here at Companion’s Choice, she attends Hastings College working on her pre-veterinary medicine curriculum.  She is likely to be one of the friendly faces helping your cat and dog friends when they visit our hospital!