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

 Around the clinic, I am known as “Dr. Jim”. I graduated from the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 and have lived in Lincoln for over 20 years. My wife and I have two grown sons and my wife is a Speech
Language Pathologist. I have three dogs,  Heaton, Rio and Aspen. Heaton and Aspen are mixed breeds adopted from dog rescues. Rio is a spunky red Golden Retriever. Smokey and Lil round out the household as cats do. It’s always been in my family to take something broken and make it better. That’s what makes veterinary medicine perfect for me!

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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