Meet Our Staff

Dr. Halvorson

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.

Dr. Dixon

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.

Dr. Dixon

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.


Brittany, Practice Manager

Brittany moved from Cincinnati, OH to Wilmington, NC in Sept of 2021. She has loved animals all of her life. Her parents even say they do not know of a time when she was not obsessed with them. Before coming to Lacroix, Brittany worked in an ER and Specialty hospital as a doctor coordinator and clinical supervisor and has been in veterinary medicine ( large and small animal) for over 16 years. 

Brittany values her team and makes sure they have a culture where they feel supported,  understood, engaged and valued. She is an encyclopedia of useless facts and information and loves anything to do with animals, space, science, mystery, and serial killers. She loves listening to and reading books, Disney, and movies. She loves to learn, no matter the subject. She has 2 dogs, Boo and Ellie.


Candice, RVT

Candice is a Veterinary Technician that any hospital would be lucky to have. She is kind, compassionate and gentle with even the most challenging patients. She has been a constant for our clients since joining the LaCroix team in 2010 and was promoted to Practice Manager in 2018. She loves spending time with her family including their dog, Duke and pet ducks. She also enjoys traveling, boating, the beach, and being outdoors.


Susan, Veterinary Assistant

Susan joined our LaCroix team in 2018 but has lived in Wilmington for 15 years! She is a pet lover for sure and our patients love her too. Susan is glad to be back working with fur babies after taking several years off and we are so fortunate that she is a part of our team. Susan enjoys free time at home with her family, 2 cats, and her dog Clark.

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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