Vintage Heights Veterinary Hospital was established in 2009 by Dr. James Himmelberg, aka “Dr. Jim” to help serve our growing Lincoln community.  We are a team of caring individuals devoted to you and your pets’ well being.  Our team is committed to helping your pet at every stage of life.


 “It is our mission to enhance the human-animal bond through education, team work and compassion.”

Vintage Heights Veterinary Hospital

8400 Old Cheney Road
Lincoln, NE 68526

(402) 489-0501

Dr. James Himmelberg

Dr. James Himmelberg

DVM, Owner

Hi there!  Around the clinic, I am known as “Dr. Jim” I graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 and have lived in Lincoln since 1993.  After several years of work and planning, my clinic opened in June, 2009. My wife and I have two grown sons and my wife works as a Speech Language Pathologist.  Charlie, a 105lb Golden Retriever, and Heaton, a Golden Retriever mix, as well as two cats, Smokey and Socks, complete my “Noah’s Ark” at home. In my rare spare time, I enjoy woodworking and an ongoing restoration of a 1966 Chevy from the Lambrecht auction.  From dogs to cats to cars, it is part of my DNA to take something broken and make it better!

Dr. Lucas Champoux

Dr. Lucas Champoux


Hello, I’m Dr. Champoux, but you can call me Dr. Luke since that’s easier!  I was born and raised here in Lincoln, where I also earned my Bachelor’s degree at UNL.  In 2020, I graduated from Iowa State University with my DVM and began working at VHVH.  Previously, I have spent time shadowing and working in various clinics in the Lincoln area.  My career interests include cardiology, dermatology, surgery, and client education.  In my free time, I enjoy watching sports (go Huskers, Cyclones, and Chicago Bears!) and spending time with my fiancée, Kara.  My cat, Miura, lives with me and my Golden Retriever, Gordon, lives at home with my mom.  I am excited to join the VHVH team and show their loyal client base what I have to offer!

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