Betsy LaCroix, DVM

General Practitiner Dr. Betsy LaCroix has been with us since June of 2010. An incident with her pet cat while growing up motivated her to become a veterinarian. “My cat was hit by a car and I found him on the side of the road where he had passed away,” she said. “From then on, I wanted to heal sick and injured animals.” Dr. LaCroix put that experience to early use by working at a veterinary clinic as a volunteer from the age of 14 until she graduated from high school.

Dr. LaCroix graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in Zoology (and a minor in Spanish) in 2005. She earned High Honors and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Each summer during college she worked in veterinary hospitals. She then attended Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM Degree in 2009. She was a member of the Phi Zeta Honors Society and earned a place on the Dean’s List every semester throughout her four years. Today, Dr. LaCroix focuses on surgery and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and the International Veterinary Medical Association.

“I love helping pets feel better and improving their quality of life,” Dr. LaCroix said. “I also love developing long-term relationships with clients.”

Dr. LaCroix has two animal companions: Emmy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that she found wandering the streets of Salt Lake City after the dog had been abandoned; and Cow, a domestic longhair cat who was rescued from a farm in Washington State. Dr. LaCroix enjoys downhill skiing, hiking, photography, traveling, scuba diving and snowshoeing.