Meet Our Team

Our team members are the backbone of our practice, and they are here to treat your pet like their own. As animal lovers and pet owners themselves, they understand the bond you share with your pet and look forward to helping you nurture that bond for years to come.

Get to know our team below, and call (269) 235-9380 to schedule an appointment!

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Laura Mellinger LVT, Hospital Administrator

Laura has been active in the Veterinary field for over 20 years. She received her Associates in Applied Science from Penn Foster College, PA. In addition to being a Licensed Veterinary Technician, she has additional accreditation in Equine Dentistry, Pet CPR and First Aid, and is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.  She has a strong interest in Anesthesia,  Emergency and Critical Care and Rehabilitation Medicine. When she isn't working, she enjoys horseback riding, traveling, and camping with her husband and two boys.  Her small hobby farm includes cats, dogs, and horses.


Lori Client Service Representative, Lead CSR

Lori is a native of southwest Michigan with family ties in the local area. Lori's professionalism, compassion, calm demeanor, and seven years of veterinary experience has earned her the lead position of our CSR team. Lori loves getting to personally know each of our fur patients and their families.  She also values working with a team of people who share the same love for animals. Lori is married, and has five dogs, and two cats at home. She enjoys camping, crafting, snowmobiling, and spending time with family and friends.


Kathy CSR

Kathy is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a teaching degree for mathematics and chemistry.  She has worked as a Veterinary Assistant and CSR for 20 years with this being her true passion.  Kathy lives in the country with her husband, Richard, and daughter, Emma.  They have 2 horses, one dog, one cat, and one rabbit.  She enjoys walking her dog, riding her horses with her daughter, camping and being with family and friends.


Alex Veterinary Technician Assistant

A lifelong Michigander and animal lover, Alex joined our team in January 2022. She started her journey in Veterinary Medicine in November 2020 by graduating from Ross Medical Education Center for Veterinary Assisting. Working in the field sparked her interest to continue her education and is now working towards her Associate’s in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology at Penn Foster College.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time with her boyfriend and their two dogs, Ox & Riley.


Sarah BS, LVT

Sarah graduated from Michigan State University in the spring of 2002 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She enjoys educating clients and studying patient behavior. In her free time she likes crafting, baking and relaxing around a campfire. Some crafts include quilting and creating greeting cards. Sarah has a Boston Terrier who gets into trouble frequently!


Karlee CSR

Karlee, one of our full-time CSR's, has been in the animal industry for 9+ years and involved in veterinary medicine for 3+ years. Karlee has a Yorkie named Hannah, a Shih Tzu Ziggy, two cats named Wednesday and Ragnar, two snakes, Sormii and Skully , 2 geckos, a legless lizard named Rollie and a parakeet named "Turtle". In her spare time she loves being with her animals and loves baking and enjoying life.


Kyle Veterinary Assistant

Kyle started his interest in animal care as a Kennel Technician in 2018.  He joined the team in May of 2022 and is working toward furthering his skills and education in the veterinary field.  He has a strong interest in integrative medicine and rehabilitation, as well as lab work and exotic animal husbandry.  When not working he enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, running and caring for his two aquariums, three tarantulas  and his energetic cat.

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Faith Veterinary Assistant

Faith, who was born and raised, here in southwest Michigan, has had a lifelong interest in helping wildlife. Growing up, Faith could be found at work, shadowing her mother who is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. After spending 2 years studying abroad in Hawaii, Faith has expanded her skills and knowledge in veterinary medicine. Currently, she is enrolled in, Dallas College Veterinary Technology Program, with hopes to complete her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University after becoming licensed. Faith also holds three certificates of being a Certified Fear Free Pet Professional to offer the most pleasant experience for you and your fur baby. In her free time Faith can be found; boxing, camping, hiking, snowmobiling or cozied up with her own fur babies. Faith has two cats and one dog; Fredonia, Kiwi, and Miller the yellow Labrador.