- Being our Absolute Best
- Providing a Stellar Client and Patient Experience
- Being Efficient, Hardworking, Problem Solver
- Uptone Demeanor
- Effective Communication
- Dependable Team-Players
After studying engineering at Purdue University for undergrad, she attended MSU (following in her father's footsteps) and graduated in 2008 with her DVM. She has been practicing small animal medicine since.
Dr. Swayman started at EVC in February of 2020. She loves connecting with clients and helping ensure a long, happy life with their beloved pets. Meeting a new puppy or kitten with their new family and getting to follow that pet and their family as they grow and bond together through the years is priceless!
At home she has 1 dog, Rue who is a 6 year old Rat Terrier who she and her family adopted about 3 years ago. Rue is sweet and snuggly and likes to bark at anything that moves - in true terrier fashion!
Outside of work, she loves spending time with her 2 kids, Ella (11) and Ryan (9) and her husband, Keith. They play lots of games together, travel for soccer and flag football games and enjoy time at their family cottage in Northern Michigan. She is an avid reader, loves to run and hike, and is working on improving her French!
She loves spending time at Eastown restaurants and shops with her partner, as well as hanging out at home with her 16-year-old lab mix and five cats. In her spare time, Dr. McDowell enjoys reading, yoga, board games, weight lifting, scale modeling, and video games.
Licensed Veterinary Nurse Team
Client & Patient Coordinators
Veterinary Assistant Team
As a community-focused veterinarian in Grand Rapids, MI, we offer a new level of full-service veterinary medicine at our facility on Lake Drive. We strive to offer excellence and earn the title as your favorite veterinarian in Grand Rapids.
1350 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
We are closed from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM on Tuesdays ONLY.