Who We Are

Welcome to LaCroix Veterinary Hospital!

LaCroix Veterinary Hospital is a full service small animal hospital servicing Wilmington and surrounding areas such as, Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, North Carolina.

We have a friendly staff and great veterinarians to meet the needs of all your furry family members. Providing them with the best health care is our mission, and doing so with compassion and the highest level of expertise is our goal each and every day.

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Meet Our Doctors

Amy Halvorson, DVM

Dr. Halvorson was born and raised in Wilson, NC. She attended NC State for her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and then continued her stay with the Wolfpack at the NC State Veterinary School where she graduated in 2003. Mason & Scout, her dogs, live with Dr. Halvorson along with her husband and 2 children.

Dr. Halvorson has been working in the Veterinary field since she was in high school and has interest in areas such as internal medicine and chronic pain management.

Carrie Dixon, DVM

Dr. Dixon grew up in West Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech with a biochemistry degree in 2000. She then attended veterinary school at the Ohio State University. After graduating in 2003, she practiced in Morgantown, WV for several years before moving to Wilmington with her family. Dr. Dixon loves all areas of companion animal practice, but especially enjoys dermatology, pain management, caring for senior pets, and promoting the human-animal bond.

When she’s not working, Dr. Dixon enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, playing on the beach, and serving in her church. Her family shares their home with two cats that undoubtedly run the household.

Kristina Deak, DVM

Meet the newest member of our crew, Dr. Kristina Deak! Dr. Deak grew up in Warwick, NY. She attended Siena College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Next, she attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 2007, she pursued a small animal internal medicine and surgery internship at Auburn University.

Dr. Deak practiced ER medicine for 6 years before switching to general practice for the last 8 years. Dr. Deak and her husband have 4 dogs and 2 cats. She loves visiting the mountains and hiking with the pups in her spare time.


“My dog loves this vet! The staff is great with him and our vet takes the time to make sure all questions & concerns are addressed.

Chesa C.

I cant say enough good things about this vet or recommend it enough to people! Dr. Amy Halvorson and the rest of the team at Lacroix are absolutely amazing and very knowledgeable! The level of care your pet will receive is top notch and affordable!

Carissa C.

All the vets and the rest of the staff here have always been very caring with my dogs. I have been coming here for over 18 years now, always a good experience, great people!

George C.

LaCroix Veterinary

908 Pine Grove Drive
Wilmington, NC 28409
Call or Text: (910) 799-3100
Email: [email protected] 

Hospital Hours
Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Closed: Saturday - Sunday

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LaCroix Veterinary Hospital is undergoing renovations to enhance our medical services and facilities, including adding two new examination rooms. During this period, we may occasionally switch to curbside appointments due to lobby closures for safety reasons. We'll provide advance notice for such changes and appreciate your understanding as we continue to prioritize your pets' health and well-being. Stay tuned for more updates!
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