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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Dr. Rebecca Brockman, DVM, MS
Dr. Brockman is excited to call Grand Rapids her new home! She is originally from Chicago, but has traveled back and forth across the country for school and training. She originally went to school for chemistry and physi...Read More
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 ...Read More
Facilities and Regulatory Manager”]I 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…
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Annah Miller, Licensed Veterinary Technician,
Inventory Manager, Director of Operations”]
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…
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Jennie Arter, Licensed Veterinary Technician Team Lead”]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…
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Victoria Provenzola, Licensed Veterinary Technician”]Hello! I was born and raised on the east side of the state where I lived up until college. I grew up with a dog and two cats which is where my love for animals started. I have always been interested in the veterinary field since I was a little kid. Once I found out what a Veterinary Technician was, I was set on what I wanted to do for my career. I graduated from Michigan State University in December of 2018. I have been at Eastown Veterinary Clinic since January 2019 and I have loved every moment of it. Being able to work with our patients every day has been a dream come true.
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Britteny Kilbourn, Client Service Representative Team Lead”]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!
[/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! …
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Haley, Client Service Representative”]Hello! I was born in Grand Rapids but spent about 6 years in Florida. I moved to Grand Rapids when I was 7. I always knew I had a passion for animals, but I never realized my true passion for helping animals until 2 years ago when I got pregnant and starting thinking about what I really wanted to do with my career. It took me 2 years to find the perfect job, but on my first day at Eastown Veterinary Clinic, I knew that I was in the right place. I plan to continue my education with animals to one day hopefully open my own rescue. I have a wonderful 11-month-old son and an almost 3-year-old Pit Bull named Zola. Between my job, my baby, and my fur baby, my life is pretty eventful. I enjoy every day taking care and spending time with my family and getting to come to work and do something that I love.
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Amy Plambeck, Client Service Representative”]I am from Rockford, MI and have lived there my whole life. I have always loved caring for animals ever since I was a kid. I never knew what I wanted to do growing up but I am so happy I found my place here. I enjoy working with everyone here at the clinic and it feels like a big family!I have enjoyed getting to know the clients and their pets here and being able to play my part in helping take care of them. My favorite part of this job is becoming more educated on how to take care of our furry friends and being able to share that knowledge. I loving being able to put my best foot forward every day and help everyone that walks through our doors have the best experience possible.When I am not at the clinic I love to be outdoors or at my cottage. Kayak fishing with my fiancé is one of our favorite activities. I love being out on the boat and floating in the lake as well! Michigan sun always makes us happy. After our wedding, we cannot wait to get a dog of our own.
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Kenzie Clark, Exam Assistant Team Lead, Sales and Marketing Manager”]
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.
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Allison Dible, Exam Assistant”]
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!
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Sarah Donovan, Exam Assistant”]
Hello! When I was a kid growing up here in Grand Rapids, I always wanted to work with animals in the future. We always had a house full of dogs, cats, birds, and fish. In high school, I helped take care of the birds and reptiles that called the school home. It wasn’t until I started working at Eastown Veterinary Clinic that I found where my heart was happiest. I love coming to work everyday and getting to know the patients and their owners. Unfortunately, I do not have any pets of my own at the moment but frequently dog/cat sit for my parents and other family members. If I’m not working or hanging out with my family’s pets, you can usually find me “nerding” out by reading, playing video games, or binge watching my newest tv addiction!
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Emery Eriksen, Exam Assistant”]
Hi, I am Emery. I’m from the Detroit area. Growing up I loved playing soccer and having pets. I went to Madonna University and got my degree in Criminal Justice back in 2006. I worked several different jobs from a parole officer to a private investigator and several in-between but none that I loved. In that time I had acquired 5 rescue dogs (border collie and variances of them) and was inspired by the idea of opening a rescue myself. I bought a house with a couple acres and some out buildings to start. I took in one stray, got all medical needs taken care of, and adopted him out. Through some unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to pursue this passion any further. I married my wife who was my college sweetheart. We moved out to Grand Rapids in 2017 for her career. Since being here, I’ve been fortunate to work at a humane society and a local animal hospital. I love getting to work with animals day in and day out being able to provide help, care, and love. At home it’s just my lovely wife Bethany, our dog Latte, and our cat Kaffe, but there is always a risk I come home with a new family member. When I’m not at work you can find me at home with the animals, a local brewery, traveling or at a Griffin’s game.
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Olivia Lapadat, Exam Assistant”]Bio coming soon.
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Leah Bell, Groomer”]I 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.
[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Amy Townsend, Trainer”]I 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!