dr madden heinzen dvm dog Dr. Angela Madden-Heinzen, our Chief of Staff, earned a DVM degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, in 1996. Port Cities Animal Hospital had been her home all through college and vet school. After graduating, Dr. Madden-Heinzen practiced for three years here at the hospital and then spent one year working in the Emergency and Critical Care department of the Fox Valley Animal Referral Center. After that year she realized that Port Cities Animal Hospital was a part of who she was and where she was meant to be al along.

dr burton rabbit dvmDr. Angela Burton graduated from the Univeristy of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, in 2003. She practiced mixed animal medicine and surgery for five years before coming to Port Cities Animal Hospital. Dr. Burton lives in Valders with her husband and three children. They also share their home with a menagerie of pets including dogs, cats, and fish.

Dr. Burton enjoys reading, gardening, crocheting, playing with her kids and her pets.


dvm ramirez 200pxDr. Desiree Ramirez is from Oshkosh, WI, where she grew up with cats, dogs, and rodents as pets. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in 2015 at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. She then continued her education at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and her Master of Public Health from the University of Iowa in 2019.

Dr. Ramirez worked at a mixed animal clinic in Kalona, IA for a year after graduation primarily working with small animals and pigs. Then she decided to move closer to home and work with small animals at a clinc with everything she dreamed of. She has interests in public health, client education, exotic animals, and preventative medicine. She has one cat, Tilly, and one guinea pig, Leilani. Her hobbies includue camping, hiking, kayaking, painting, wine tasting, and singing in choirs.