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Amanda P., LVT

Amanda was raised on a farm in Zeeland, MI with her 2 sisters.  She attended Baker College in Muskegon and graduated with her Veterinary Technician license.  She has worked here at the Animal Emergency Hospital since 2005.  She especially enjoys keeping her patients as comfortable as possible during their stay here by providing them with lavish bedding and lots of attention. In her spare time, she assists in a laboratory course at Baker College in the Veterinary Technician program, pet sits and spends time with her neices and nephews.




Paige, LVT

Paige graduated from Chattanooga State Community College with her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. Paige and her husband were born and raised in the Upper Peninsula and they enjoy visiting with family up there. Paige devotes most of her time to her daughter, Everly. Her pets are Cooper, a Boston terrier, Izzy, a deaf boxer, Oakley, a tabby cat, Chingy, a bearded dragon, and many fish. She loves working at AEH because it is very challenging and rewarding!



Caitlin O.

Caitlin graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Biomedical Laboratory Science in 2016. She is from Trenton, MI, a small city near Detroit, but currently lives in Kalamazoo, MI. Caitlin has worked at AEH for 2 years and now also works full-time at MPI Research as a Surgical Research Associate. In the future, she hopes to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine or become a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist in a hospital laboratory and continue onto graduate school. Caitlin has a crazy little orange and white striped cat, named Otis James. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys being on the beach, paddle boarding, yoga, and cheering for the Spartans whenever she can.




Cassidy is a student at Grand Valley State University, where she studies Spanish, English, and education. Cassidy has plans to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country over the next few years. She enjoys spending her free time taking photos, going on walks and spending time with family. Cassidy is very open and kind, and enjoys volunteering her time.




Skye, LVT

Skye is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She graduated from the veterinary technician program at Baker College of Muskegon. Skye brings several years of experience in both emergency and routine veterinary medicine. Her passion is in surgery and critical care. During her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two fur babies, Aurora and Lili.




Alexa recently received her Associate of Arts degree from Grand Rapids Community College, and is now a student at Grand Valley State University. She is currently pursuing a degree in Biomedical Sciences/Pre-Med and a minor in Biology. One day, Alexa hopes to pursue a higher education in animal or human medicine. Alexa has loved helping animals since she was little, so being able to learn and get hands on experience from AEH was a dream come true. When not attending school or working, Alexa spends all of her free time with her daughter Nina, who keeps her motivated and driven to obtain all of her goals.




Chloe F.

Chloe is a Pre-Veterinary student at Michigan State University with a major in Nutrition. One day she would like to become a veterinarian for exotic animals or specialize in orthopedics. Chloe is originally from the Flint area and she loves when her parents come to visit her during the school week. Chloe grew up doing water sports and gymnastics, and now enjoys cheerleading and working out. Back at home, Chloe has a few cats that were adopted from the Humane Society and a yellow lab named Friday.




Lauren D.

Lauren is a Pre-Veterinary student at Michigan State University, majoring in Zoology. Her love and passion for animals has led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She hopes to attend MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the future, specializing in small animals. Lauren grew up in Novi, MI, where she has two Bichons at home named Lola and Tyler. In her free time, Lauren enjoys volunteering at animal shelters, running, traveling, and shopping. She is excited to help animals and gain hands-on experience while working at AEH!


Amanda D.

Amanda is a Pre-Veterinary/Biology student at Calvin College and will complete her degree in 2018. She is a captain of the Women’s Lacrosse team at Calvin and a member of the college’s Pre-Vet club. Born and raised in Okemos, MI, she has always had a deep love for animals and science that inspired dreams of becoming a veterinarian at a very young age. Amanda’s family has two beloved pets, a Golden Retriever named Ginger and a cat named Gizmo. Amanda hopes to go on to Michigan State University after she completes her undergrad to earn a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Amanda is very excited about all the opportunities she’ll have by being a part of the AEH team and is eager to learn as much as she can.




Mel was born and raised in Ada, Michigan. She is entering her junior year at Grand Valley State University where she is studying Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She hopes to attend Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the future to obtain her DVM. Mel is also a member of the GVSU All-Girl Cheerleading team. When not at Cheerleading, school, or work, Mel enjoys going to hot yoga, spending time with her family, eating peanut butter waffles, and playing with her two pit bulls, Waldo and Winnie.




Kelsey is a native of Grand Rapids, MI. She received her Bachelors of Science in Health Communications from Grand Valley State University in 2012. Kelsey is so excited for this new adventure at AEH and to learn more about veterinary care! She hopes to attend Vet Tech school in the near future. In her spare time, Kelsey loves spending time riding her horse, Cara, and playing with her sweet 1 year old blue heeler pup, Finn. When she is not hanging with her animals, Kelsey loves to travel and spend time camping and hiking.



Kylie is currently a junior at Grand Valley State University pursuing a major in Biology with a Pre-Veterinary emphasis and a minor in Chemistry. She is originally from the Upper Peninsula and has always had a passion for working with animals. Kylie has wanted to attend Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and obtain her DVM for as long as she can remember. She has four horses, three cats, two goats, and chickens living at home with her family and one cat named Simba living with her at college. Kylie is also a part of the GVSU All-Girl Cheerleading team. When not at cheer, school, or work, she spends her spare time being outdoors, riding her horses, spending time with family and friends, and loving on her pets whenever possible.




Sara is a student at Ferris State University studying pre-veterinary medicine. She plans to attend vet school in the near future to pursue a DVM degree. Sara is a born and raised farm girl who loves spending time outside with all of her animals. Sara loves to spend time with her family and friends any chance she gets. She also likes to go hiking up north and fishing in the summer. Growing up on her family farm is where Sara’s passion to care for animals came from. Sara is very eager and excited to continue to fuel that passion as she works alongside the AEH team!




Taylor is attending Ferris State University and hopes to one day to be a veterinarian. She is intrigued by exotic animals and aspires to work as a veterinarian in a zoo or to specialize in exotics. Taylor is from Saginaw and often makes trips home and to her camper on the weekends. Along with working at AEH and going to school, Taylor also works at the Saginaw County Road Commission during the summer. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking through the woods on campus, and watching movies with friends. Taylor has one dog, a bichon frise, named Chloe.




Gabie is a senior at Grand Valley State University. She has two cats, Gus Gus and Bear, who live at home with her parents in Hartford, Michigan. In her free time, Gabie enjoys fishing, hiking, long drives, volunteering, and watching the sunset at Lake Michigan. She also works as a kennel worker at Mapleview Animal Hospital and Rescue. Gabie hopes to attend veterinary school and work as a wildlife veterinarian or own a small practice.



Kelci was born and raised in Indiana, but recently got married and moved to her husband’s hometown of Grand Rapids. Kelci has over 3 years of experience as a vet assistant and animal shelter volunteer. She is very excited for this opportunity to learn and grow with AEH!  Kelci has always loved animals and hopes to attend Baker College of Muskegon in the fall to obtain her Veterinary Technician license. Kelci is also a huge advocate for animals being a form of therapy and is passionate about the healing that animals bring to people. She currently does not have any pets at home, but does plan to expand her fur family in the near future! In her spare time, Kelci loves spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, and adventuring with her husband!



Airy was born and raised in Grand Rapids MI, where she attended Northview High School and Kent Innovation High. She has always been a huge animal lover, but her interest in working with animals was sparked her senior year of high school when she did an internship with the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding. Airy is also a huge mental health advocate and strongly believes in the healing power of animals. Airy will soon start her journey to become a Veterinary Technician at GRCC! In her free time, she enjoys spending her time with her fur babies, Shelby Jane, an Aussie and Rue, an Aussiedor. Airy also loves reading, going on adventures, anything outdoors, and practicing yoga!



Chloe O.

Chloe was born in California and raised in West Michigan. She has experience as a phlebotomist and would like to put that skill to use helping animals. She would also like to go to school and get her LVT. Chloe has loved being with animals since she was little, so getting a job at AEH was a dream come true. When not working, Chloe enjoys her free time being outdoors, pet-sitting, and spending time with family.




Justice is attending Michigan State University and hopes to one day be a Veterinary surgeon. She hopes that her passion for animals and love for learning will help in this position. Justice originally is from Holland and now resides in Lansing. In her limited spare time, Justice likes dancing, singing, playing the piano and flute, hiking, running, kayaking, anything outdoors, and spending time with her beautiful and loving pitbull, Lola. She also has a ferret named Bear who is fat and happy and loves to give everyone kisses.




Alex is currently attending Baker College of Muskegon to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician with dreams to one day be a LVT at a zoo. She adores all animals in every shape and size, especially exotics! Alex currently has a hound mix named Bandit and a Beta fish named Orville. In her spare time, she enjoys watching or coaching gymnastics, fishing, camping, and going on adventures with her dog, Bandit. Her dream is to someday meet an elephant in real life!




Christina is from Rockford, MI and currently still lives there with her dad and step mom. Family is very important to Christina! She adores her nieces and nephews and loves spending time with them! Christina has a Husky named Nymeria, who is just over a year old, and two cats named Rajah and Jasmyn. She is currently going to school at Baker College of Muskegon for veterinary technology and will graduate in May 2019 with her associates of applied sciences. After Christina graduates and becomes a licensed veterinary technician, her goal is to continue her education and specialize in behavior!




Bree is a student at Baker College and will graduate with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2019. She married her high school sweetheart and together they have rescued two dogs, Jasper and Sybil, and two cats, Murphy and Primrose. In her free time, Bree enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family. In the near future, she hopes to further her education in veterinary medicine or business management.