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Lauren H.

Lauren graduated from Grand Rapids Community College in 2010 with a degree in psychology and is currently attending school to obtain her License in Veterinary Technology (LVT). In her free time Lauren enjoys reading, watching baseball, camping, swing dancing downtown, and traveling. She has been to France twice; once in a study abroad program, and another time as an interpreter for a missions group. Lauren also enjoys giving lots of love and attention to her "old man". Lauren always wanted a dog of her own but grew up in a pet-free environment because of her mother's allergies. She moved into her own home in 2010 and the very next day she adopted a chihuahua-dachshund ("chiweenie") named Wrigley.


Angelica is a student at Baker College and will be graduating in the Fall of 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in management. In the future she would like to work for a non-profit organization that focuses on animal welfare, such as the Humane Society of the United States. At home, Angelica has a 2-year old, spunky, domestic short-hair cat named Emilio. When not at work, Angelica enjoys spending time with friends, attending any music related event, and relaxing.




Maddy graduated from Grand Valley State University Frederick Meijer Honor’s College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2017. Her passions include anything related to animals or the outdoors! Maddy spends most of her free time riding her horse, Star. She loves riding quads, dirt bikes, or snowmobiles, going kayaking, fishing, hiking, and camping. Maddy has an old beagle named Riley and two cats, Remy and Dexter.




Kate is a Grand Rapids native with a degree in film from Grand Valley State University. She is married with two dogs; Freddie, a Boston terrier, and Ellie, a schnauzer mix and has a daughter, Emma. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching her favorite TV shows, and crafting.



Tessa is from South Haven, MI and graduated from Western Michigan University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies. Her passions include: adventuring, kayaking, hiking, and photography. She spends most of her free time exploring her passions with her boyfriend and their two dogs. Her future plans include traveling the world to study endangered species and their habitats.




Madison graduated from Aquinas College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in biology.  She hopes to attend Michigan State University to earn a degree in veterinary medicine in the near future. Madison has two Australian cattle dogs, a red one named Zooey who is 9 years old, and a blue one named Dexter who is 7 months old. In her free time, Madison enjoys snowboarding, hiking, swimming, and spending time with her friends and family.





Amy grew up in Plymouth, MI and moved to Grand Rapids in 2004. She has been working and volunteering in shelters and veterinary clinics for over 11 years. She plans to pursue a degree in Zoology and fulfill her dream of wildlife conservation. Amy is very passionate about helping people and their pets! When not working, she enjoys playing pool, hiking, painting, and hanging out with her dog, Devo.




Rachel is a recent graduate, with a degree in Zoology from Michigan State University. Go Green! She wants to attend graduate school, but she's not sure for what yet. Rachel has a passion for helping others and a strong love of animals, which she thinks will help her thrive in this position. Rachel was born and raised 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia, PA and this will be here fifth year living in Michigan! She tries to visit family as often as possible and with a 9.5 hour drive home, it's a good thing she enjoys driving! Rachel enjoys drawing, running, being outside and watching sports (especially hockey - Go Flyers!) whenever she isn't busy. She has always grown up with dogs and cats around the house. Currently at home there are 4 dogs and a bird. Rachel eventually wants to have some pets of her own when the time is right.



Laura is studying Pre-Veterinary Medicine at Grand Valley State University and hopes to attend Michigan State University or Purdue University for vet school in the future. Originally from Muskegon, she loves to visit friends and family when she can. Laura has always had a passion to work with animals; she has dreamed of becoming a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. Laura's interest in medicine and love for animals will drive her to learn more about veterinary medicine as an assistant. Her family owns two dogs and a cat, and she recently adopted her own cat, Carmine, who still lives at home with her family. When not working, Laura enjoys playing clarinet and volunteering with animals.



Skyleigh is currently an undergraduate student at Grand Valley State University, where she is pursuing a biology major with a pre-vet emphasis, as well as a Spanish minor. Skyleigh is an aspiring world traveler and loves to immerse herself in new cultures. However, her true passion lies in the care of exotic animals. While elephants are her favorite, she is devoted to caring for all animals equally. When Skyleigh is not busy with school or in the middle of planning her next adventure, she loves to spend quality time with her family and friends. Currently, Skyleigh does not have any pets of her own, but looks forwards to adopting a few in the future! Overall, Skyleigh is passionate about learning new things, especially when it is related to animals, and she is extremely excited to begin gaining new experiences at the Animal Emergency Hospital!