Dr. Cox is a graduate of the Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to that she received a bachelor’s degree in English. She then spent two years in a graduate school focusing on a degree in Folklore, at which time she realized her calling has always been caring for animals. She spent 5 years in Wisconsin and t years in southern Minnesota practicing in mixed large and small animal clinics before taking over Twin Pines Veterinary Clinic in 1997. Being physically active has always been important, these days that translates to horseback riding, gardening & cross-country skiing when time permits. Her animal household now consists of three dogs (a middle-aged compulsive German Shepherd and two active young boxer siblings) and 5 cats (now older and all clinic rescues). Throughout the years of practice the most important and rewarding part has been sharing in our clients animal families.
Luanne has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 1994 and has been with Twin Pines Veterinary Clinic since 1998. She has 3 dogs including a spoiled Bedlington Terrier named Ty, a very friendly Labrador named Pepsi and a doodle called Earl the Squirrel. She also has multiple cats (most acquired over the years from working with us), and a Meyer’s parrot named Myra. Myra may actually think she is a cat, after being raised with so many. She calls and teases the cats any chance she gets! Luanne enjoys taking care of her pets, being outdoors, playing music, watching movies, hunting, and spending time with friends. She has always enjoyed working with animals and is proud to be a part of the healthcare team at Twin Pines.
Betsy started as a Customer Care Specialist at Twin Pines Veterinary Clinic in April of 2017 and has now been the Practice Manager since January of 2019. She has her Associates in accounting. Betsy’s animal family includes a fun-loving boxer named Artemis who enjoys being the center of attention and Orion who is a ball loving, cuddly schnauzer. When at home, Betsy enjoys spending time with husband, Gary, family and being a Granny to Finley. She also enjoys camping, fishing, reading, using her Cricket for crafts, and hanging out with her dogs.
Laura has been the Customer Care Specialist and Veterinary Assistant with Twin Pines Veterinary Clinic since September of 2017. She moved to the area from Albert Lea in May of 2017. She is originally from Missouri. Laura’s animal family includes an American Eskimo named Jack, a Shih Tzu/Pomeranian Mix named Murphy, and 4 rescued cats named Peanut, Emma, Lady Grey, and Earl Grey. In her free time, Laura enjoys fishing, hunting, traveling, reading, and spending time with her animals.
Jillian has been a part of the Twin Pines Veterinary Clinic team since September of 2022, and she is excited to be continuing her education with plans to someday become a Veterinary Technician. Jillian’s animal family consists of a small Munsterlander named Saige who always keeps her on her toes. However, on her free time she enjoys traveling, watching hockey, and reading.
Olivia grew up only a few miles from Twin Pines Vet Clinic. She and her family raise and show dogs, so she always planned to work with animals. In 2019, Olivia graduated from The University of Wisconsin- River Falls with a degree in Animal Science. 2 years later she obtained a degree in Veterinary Technology from Dakota County Technical College. Olivia decided to return to the area and started working at Twin Pines in April of 2021. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and competing in dog shows and other sports with her Gordon Setters, drawing, and fishing.
Sara has been a Customer Care Specialist and Veterinary Assistant with Twin Pines Veterinary Clinic since October 2018. She has multiple pets and loves spoiling all of them. (4 cats and 3 dogs) Sara enjoys sitting by a fire in the backyard, watching movies, listening to music, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Stephanie moved from McKinney Texas to Finlayson with her husband in November of 2017. She started working as a veterinary technician at Twin Pines in 2018. She has a passion for rehabilitation and fostering animals. Stephanie has two dogs J.C. an Australian shepherd mix and Roman a Rottweiler mix. She also has 3 cats Isis, Nyx, and Gratch.