Management Team

Medical Director

Dr. Brink began working at the Animal Emergency Hospital as an assistant during veterinary school. She found emergency medicine to be particularly rewarding and returned to AEH after graduating from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She volunteers her time helping with community events, and mentoring MSU veterinary students. Dr. Brink enjoys collecting and restoring vintage My Little Ponies, running, biking, and traveling. Dr. Brink and her husband have two children, Emmalyn and Bennett, and a wirehaired terrier dog, Mike.

Claire Allen
Hospital Manager

Claire is a Kalamazoo native who gravitated toward East Lansing to earn her Bachelors in Communication from Michigan State University. She worked in HR for 2 years in East Lansing before moving to Grand Rapids. She began her career at AEH in November 2017 in an HR Assistant Manager role, moved into an HR Manager role in June of 2018, and was recently promoted into the Hospital Manager role. She is extremely passionate about animals, human resources, helping train and develop others, personal and professional development, and making a difference in this world in any way she can. Her favorite thing to do is spending time with her furry funky bunch – 4 dogs; Luna, Stella, (American Staffordshire Terriers), Marilyn Monroe (Rat Terrier mix), Janis Joplin aka ``Bubbles`` (Chihuahua) and 2 cats, Stevie Nicks and Mr. Kitty that she rescued. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, adventuring outdoors with the pups, exploring the city, as well as spending time with her friends and family (with or without fur)!

Hannah Delgado
Payroll and Benefits Manager

Hannah is a graduate from Grand Valley State University, where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis. Before Hannah took on the role of Payroll and Benefits Manager, she was the HR Intern here at the Animal Emergency Hospital. Hannah married her high school sweetheart, and they have two Pit Bulls named Coco and Lulu.

Rebecca Phelps
Administrative Assistant

Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Adrian College in Adrian, MI. After graduation, she traveled with her husband around the country while he pursued a career in the Navy. They eventually ended up in Grand Rapids and are thrilled to once again be back in the great state of Michigan! At AEH, Rebecca works behind the scenes to provide administrative support to the management team. When not at work, Rebecca enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Animal Emergency Hospital
3260 Plainfield Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Phone: (616) 361-9911
Fax: (616) 361-3939