Meet our Team
Dr. Heather Bissen, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
A 2007 graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, I grew up in the La Crosse, WI area and knew from age three that I wanted to devote my life to caring for animals. Throughout much of my life I have been working with and around animal hospitals, animal shelters, and boarding facilities in many different roles. I started volunteering at my local animal shelter at the age of 12; the youngest they would allow for volunteers. There I hugged cats, walked dogs, and cleaned countless cages. I also spent many days during the summer months at the local veterinary hospital, watching surgeries and seeing appointments with our Veterinarian. In my teenage years, I cleaned horse stalls to help pay for my horse boarding, and through my college years, I worked as a receptionist and veterinary assistant at various animal hospitals. After graduating from Veterinary School, I married my husband John and moved to the Milwaukee area. For several years I was an associate doctor for a large and very busy multi-doctor animal hospital. After a few years, I moved on to become the lead veterinarian at a different multi-doctor practice in the area, and for four years I helped them grow and become well known in the community. It has always been my goal to own my own veterinary clinic, so in 2013, I took over as the practice owner at the Niagara Animal Hospital. Having spent a lot of time in the Northwoods near Minocqua growing up, I am excited to call the Northwoods my home.
My veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and dermatology. I look forward to following my patients from puppy/kitten to their senior years and helping them with the ups and downs along the way. My husband and I have two children, a Golden Retriever named Aspen, and a three-legged cat named Echo. We enjoy spending most of our time running, hiking, fishing, camping and enjoying the outdoors.
When I need to relax, I enjoy baking and decorating specialty cakes and cupcakes, which you will probably see on a regular basis at the clinic!