Dr. Lane Hansen, originally hails from Idaho Falls, Idaho and spent his teenage years in Sandy, Utah. He received a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Brigham Young University in 1998 after spending two years in Salvador, Brasil as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lane married his wife, Heather, and moved to Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. There he trained for and volunteered with the Mount Horeb Fire Department and Emergency Service as a certified fire fighter and EMT-Basic. Within a year he concurrently attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Hansen was commissioned in 2001 into the US Army Veterinary Corps and entered Active Duty shortly after graduation with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2003. His first couple of assignments were on Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA which included a three-year stint as the Group Veterinarian for the First Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Subsequently Lane was a resident in Small Animal Surgery at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. At the completion of this training in 2012, he received a Master's of Surgery. He spent the next few years in a number of locations around the globe to care for Department Of Defense owned military working dogs, pets of military personnel and to train Army veterinary personnel.
Major Hansen completed 20 years of military service before retiring in 2023. He received multiple awards and is a Senior Parachutist, Air Assault qualified and an Expert Field Medical Badge holder. Dr. Hansen relocated to St. George to be near family and will focus on providing surgical services to the greater St. George area.
Lane and Heather have 5 boys and three cats. In his free time, he plans to enjoy the plentiful outdoor opportunities that abound in the area by cycling, hiking, climbing, recreating and volunteering in the community.