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    Dr. Lynn Happel, DVM/Owner

    Dr. Happel graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After graduation, she practiced small animal medicine in a 3 doctor practice in Muskegon for 2 years and then worked in an 8 doc...

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    Dr. Ashley Tittle, DVM

    Dr. Tittle attended Calvin College for a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Immediately after graduating from Calvin, she went to Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and obtained a Doctorate of Vete...

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    Dr. Holly Mincks, DVM

    Dr. Mincks is originally from Tecumseh, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, followed by a Master’s degree in Food Safety. After completing her Master’s degree...

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    Paul Kernstock, Practice Manager

    Paul Kernstock, Practice Manager

    Paul Kernstock received his Bachelor of Arts from Hope College in 2000 and his MBA from Northwood University in 2001. He brings over 11 years of veterinary management experience working as a practice manager for a large ...

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    [learn_more caption=”Brandy Weidenfeller, Team Lead, Licensed Veterinary Technician”]Brandy-WeidenfellerI was born an “Army brat.” Both parents were enlisted in the United States Army and stationed at the Fort Sill Army Base in Oklahoma. I was primarily raised in Michigan, though. I have always had a love of animals, but my family wasn’t able to afford a cat or dog. So I had gerbils for the most part until I got a barn kitten while on a family vacation in Pennsylvania and I guess you can say it was all “up-hill” from there…

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Annah Miller, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Inventory Manager”]

    Proud to have been born and raised here in Grand Rapids! I graduated from Michigan State University in the spring of 2014 earning my bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. I was hired at Eastown Veterinary Clinic in the fall of 2014. I’m a licensed veterinary technician and also the inventory manager for the practice. I love my job because it is different every single day! My co-workers, patients and clients make each day enjoyable no matter what the day may bring. We are so lucky to have clients who support and appreciate the gold standard of care we strive to provide to our patients…

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Jennie Arter, Licensed Veterinary Technician”]Hello! My name is Jennie. Caring for animals has always been a natural passion for me, and working in a field dedicated to them was truly a no brainer for me. I grew up in North Muskegon surrounded by animals. Growing up my family had mostly small animals. We always had dogs and cats but at different points, we also had birds, mice, and even a little tree frog. I now have a small family of fur children that I love dearly…

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Erin Duryea, Client Service Representative”]Erin DuryeaI grew up across the street from my Aunt and Uncle’s farm, which had cattle, pigs, chickens, sheep and a horse. I spent a lot of time at their farm with my older cousins learning how to care for all different types of animals. My cousins are a big part of why I have such a strong passion for animals. After deciding that becoming a veterinarian wasn’t my true calling, I knew I still wanted to do something with animals…

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Kaylyn Hans-Larsen, Client Service Representative”]I am from the heart of Grand Rapids and I have loved every second of it! I’ve always had a passion for animals! Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to work in the veterinary field. I grew up with two cats in my house at all times. I love being a part of every pet’s life that comes through our doors! I really enjoy seeing pets grow up and transition through life! My favorite part of being a receptionist is that I am the first and last experience our clients have! I strive to make the experience here as good as it can be!

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Britteny Kilbourn, Client Service Representative”]Growing up in the country I have always enjoyed everything that had to do with animals and nature. As a child we had 2 dogs at all times and countless other pets. After moving to Grand Rapids and attending Grand Valley State University I knew I wanted to pursue a role in which I could apply my degree but also fulfill my passion to be surrounded by animals. After starting at Eastown Veterinary Clinic, I knew I was in the right place. I absolutely love interacting with clients and giving their family members the best care we can offer. Being a client services representative really gives me the opportunity to connect with clients on a personal level and form relationships with them which is what I love to do!

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Elizabeth Causley, Client Service Representative”]I grew up in the small town of Cedar Springs, Michigan. Growing up in the country we have always had dogs around us, in fact, I don’t think there was a single time that we didn’t have a dog in our home. I have always had a strong passion for animals and love being around them all the time. My boyfriend and I currently have three dogs and one cat. We have a crazy Belgian Malinois, a cuddly Labrador, a sassy Maltipoo, and a shorthair cat who thinks she’s one of the dogs! …

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Sam Bravata, Exam Room Assistant Team Lead”]

    I started working at Eastown in September of 2017, and I have been loving every moment of it! I have always been obsessed with animals. As a child I grew up with at least 2 pets in my house at all times. I plan on continuing my education with animals and their care within this clinic. The environment of our clinic is very upbeat and welcoming, which was my very first impression when joining the Eastown veterinary clinic team…

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Kristin Miller, Exam Assistant”]

    I started working at Eastown in July 2018! I have always had a passion for animals and felt a strong connection with my pets since I was a kid. My first job at 15 was actually at an animal hospital in which I cared for the animals that stayed to board at the facility (dog/cat ward.)

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Kenzie Clark, Exam Assistant”]Kenzie Clark

    Hello, I’m Kenzie! Growing up, I was always extremely passionate about animals, leading me to pursue a Biology degree from Grand Valley State University. Throughout school, I did volunteer work with John Ball Zoo and other wildlife rehabilitation organizations as I decided what avenue I wanted to pursue further.

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Allison Dible, Exam Assistant”]Allison Dible

    Hello! My name’s Allison, and I’m a graduate of Aquinas College as of May 2018 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. I have worked with animals for the past few years from a variety of perspectives, ranging from assisting with doggy daycare all the way to interning within the urgent care unit of another animal hospital in Grand Rapids. I have one fur baby of my own who is pictured above, an 11-year-old Alaskan Malamute Hound mix named JJ. I’m excited to help bring the same level of compassion and integrity to your pet’s care that I provide him with on a daily basis. If you’re looking for a family-oriented clinic dedicated to preserving every precious moment with your four-legged companion, welcome home!

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Leah Bell, Groomer”]Leah Bell - GroomerI have been grooming professionally since 2005. I graduated from the Paragon School of Pet Grooming in Spring 2005. I have since worked in a few different grooming environments but am happy to make Eastown Veterinary Clinic my home! I love working as part of a team where each pet is given the best care! In the winter of 2013, I returned to Paragon School of Pet Grooming to continue my education with a 120 hour “advanced skills” course. My aim is to provide the best grooming experience possible for both the pet and the pet parent.

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    [/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Amy Townsend, Trainer”]Amy-TownsendI am a licensed veterinary technician, certified manual therapist, and veterinary physical rehabilitation assistant. As an East Grand Rapids native and long-time Eastown resident, I am thrilled to be working in the community that I live in, serving my friends and neighbors in caring for their pets. I have been involved with animals for my entire life. From exotic birds, reptiles, and amphibians, to guinea pigs, chickens, rabbits, cats, dogs and horses, I have lived with them all and enjoyed every minute of it!

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