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David R. Helland, DVM, MS

Dr. David R. Helland assumed ownership and operation in July of 1978. He graduated from Iowa Sate University in 1964 and holds a degree in Veterinary Pathology.  He was on the faculty of Kansas State University for two years, operated a private veterinary diagnostic laboratory for four years and has served as a consultant in several laboratory forensic activities. Dr. Helland a member of several veterinary assocations, including the Greater Rockford Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.  Within the community, Dr. Helland has served as Chairman of the Board of the Winnebago Unit of the American Cancer Society and is a past President of the Winnebago County Board of Health.  He is a 21 year member of the Alpine Kiwanis Club of Rockford and is also a past President.  He is an active member of Bathesda Covenant Church.  He has two children and three grandchildren. Dr. Helland enjoys horticulture and gardening, especially his wonderful tulips, which are well known in the community.  He has one dog, Riley, and a cat named Buzz.


Ed Howes, DVM


Dr. Howes is an Iowa State graduate and retired from mixed practice in Oregon, Illinois. He has worked part time at AVH since 1999.  He is a Korean War Veteran.  He is active in Rotary.   He and his wife Shirley have five children and five grandchildren.  His hobbies include rooting for the Chicago Cubs, golfing, gardening, and spending time with this grandchildren.


Grant Sanderson, DVM


Dr. Sanderson is a 1991 graduate of Rockford Lutheran High School.  He attended Augustana College and is a 2003 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.  He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, and serves on the Executive Board of the Greater Rockford Veterinary Medical Association. As an Eagle Scout, Dr. Sanderson loves spending time outdoors.  He enjoys all sports, both saltwater and freshwater fishing, and spending time with family and friends.  


Reception/ Veterinary Assistant 

‚ÄčNicole

 Nicole joined our team in April of 2011. She comes to us from Lena, IL. She enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time with her three cats, Bailey, Ebbie,  Kenji and Niko.

Lynne

Lynne comes to us with 30 years of experience in the non profit world. She was the Senior Director of Health and Wellness at the YMCA of Rock River Valley. She is now using her passion and skills here to welcome our clients and their pets. A mother of three spoiled cats, she knows that good nutrition and healthy living habits are important for the furry members of our family.

Inventory Manager

Melissa
( Since 1997)

Veterinary Assistant - Supervisor

Miranda

Miranda has been with Alpine Veterinary Hospital since October of 2004. She attended Guilford High School and Rock Valley College.  Though she doesn't have human children, she considers her pets as her children.  Miranda’s "kids" include: a ShihTzu named Oscar and a CockaPoo named Tootsie.  She also has  a cat named Lupe.  In her spare time she enjoys pet-sitting, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.


Veterinary Assistant

Heather

Kennel Assistants

Tammy

Holiday Hours of Operation

 

May 29th- Memorial Day CLOSED 

July 4th -  CLOSED

November 22nd -  CLOSED @ 2:00

November 23rd - Thanksgiving CLOSED

December 25th - Christmas Day CLOSED

 

  

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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30am5:30pm
Tuesday7:30am5:30pm
Wednesday8:00am5:30pm
Thursday7:30am5:30pm
Friday7:30am5:30pm
Saturday9:00am12:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30am 7:30am 8:00am 7:30am 7:30am 9:00am Closed
5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 12:00pm Closed