Veterinarians

Dr. Marilyn Brink
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.

Dr. Elizabeth Francis

After leaving Grand Rapids as a child, Dr. Francis is excited to return to the area to do what she loves! She realized her calling for helping animals by volunteering at an animal shelter while she was studying early childhood education at Ohio University. She scrambled to change her major in her junior year, and graduated with a degree in Biology. She continued her education at the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where she also worked as an assistant in the intensive care unit and with the emergency medicine team. Dr. Francis loves spending time with her two greyhounds, her Maltese, and her two orange cats. When she’s not at AEH, you can find her getting lost in the woods, hanging around at the beach, around town looking for new beer and tasty treats, or at home reading or baking.

Dr. Annie Westerhof

Dr. Westerhof worked as an assistant in several day time vet practices since 2004 and at AEH since 2008. She went back to school as a non-traditional student part time at GRCC in 2006 to start a degree. Dr. Westerhof completed an Associate’s in Science at Grand Rapids Community College. She then pursued a Bachelor's degree at Grand Valley State University. She was accepted to Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduated and is now working at AEH again as a veterinarian! Dr. Westerhof has a passion for emergency medicine as demonstrated by working in emergency for 10 years! She has a home in Grand Rapids with her husband and pets, including 2 Chihuahuas named Maggie & Penny, a large grey old man cat named Joseph, and a young troublemaker tabby cat named George. Dr. Westerhof enjoys yoga, hiking, crocheting and movies in her free time!

Dr. Lyndi Keizer

Dr. Keizer worked as a veterinary assistant at AEH during her second year of veterinary school at Michigan State University. In addition to finding emergency and critical care medicine interesting in veterinary school, she finds it very rewarding to be able to help pets and people whenever needed. Dr. Keizer grew up in the West Michigan area and is happy to once again be near family and friends, especially her husband, John, and Yorkshire terrier, Pepper. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time at the beach, biking, reading, watching movies, crocheting, and traveling.

Dr. Samantha Barscewski

Dr. Barscewski graduated from veterinary school at Michigan State University, where she found emergency medicine to be particularly exciting and rewarding. She received her BS in biology from Central Michigan University (Fire up, Chips!) and is originally from north of Grand Rapids. When not working at AEH, Dr. Barscewski enjoys spending time with her husband Nick, photography, kayaking, and exploring Grand Rapids. She has two dogs, a Pug named Cooper and a Golden Retriever named Daisy.

Dr. Kaitlyn Sherer

Dr. Sherer earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from Michigan State University. She was accepted and graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While training on her clinical rotations, she discovered her love for emergency medicine. Dr. Sherer loves to watch sports, especially Michigan State’s football & basketball teams. Go Green! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time and going on hikes with her two dogs, a shelter pup named Weston and a Great Dane named Mellie. Dr. Sherer is also a barrel racer and loves traveling around Michigan competing with her 3 horses, Stormy, Cody, and Rocky.

Dr. Stephanie Wolffe

Dr. Wolffe is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and then graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She has always known she would be a veterinarian and is passionate about helping people and their pets. In her free time, Dr. Wolffe enjoys hiking, camping, playing sports, and spending time with her cat, Taco, and her Australian Cattle Dog, Dora.

Dr. Lisa Reznik

Dr. Reznik is originally from Bloomfield, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree in microbiology and genetics from Michigan State University, and attended veterinary school there shortly after. Naturally, she bleeds Green! Dr. Reznik has aspired to be a veterinarian since she was a child, and feels honored to be able to provide emergency services to the West side of Michigan. During her time off, Dr. Reznik takes any opportunity to escape to Northern Michigan and enjoy hiking, boating, and laying on the beautiful Lake Michigan. She also likes to spend her time riding horses, which she considers therapy for the soul. She has two perfect cats named Joey and Moo that run their household.

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

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

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