Our Core Focus

Our Passion

Helping owners and pets make the most of every moment.

Our Niche

Setting the bar in comprehensive healthcare for dogs & cats.

Our Core Values

  • Being our Absolute Best
  • Providing a Stellar Client and Patient Experience
  • Being Efficient, Hardworking, Problem Solver
  • Uptone Demeanor
  • Effective Communication
  • Dependable Team-Players

Our Doctors

Our Doctors


Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. Happel's Bio

Dr. Lynn Happel graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She then worked as an associate for small animal practices in Muskegon and Grand Rapids before opening a clinic of her own in Grand Rapids in 2011.

Dr. Happel completed specialized dentistry training with the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and has been utilizing this training in practice for over a decade. She is one of the few dentistry experts in Michigan, volunteers for the Eastown Business Association Board and the Uptown Business Improvement District Board and served on the Board of Directors of the American Animal Hospital Association.

When she is not busy performing the work she loves, she spends quality time with her husband and two sons, riding horses or cuddling with her pets.

Donuts, dentistry, and a secret hamster: A talk with new AAHA Board Director Lynn Happel, DVM


Medical Director & Veterinarian

Dr. Swayman's Bio

Dr. Swayman started at EVC in February 2020 and became our Medical Director in January 2023. 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 following that pet and their family as they grow and bond together through the years is priceless!

At home, she has one dog, Rue, a 9-year-old Rat Terrier that she and her family adopted in 2016. Rue is sweet and snuggly and likes to bark at anything that moves - in true terrier fashion! She loves spending time with her two kids, Ella and Ryan, and her husband, Keith. They play many 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!

Veterinary medicine has always been a part of Dr. Swayman's life. Both her grandfather and father were veterinarians. She fondly remembers "helping" at her dad's clinic and riding in his truck to numerous farm calls as a child.

After studying engineering at Purdue University as an undergrad, she attended Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine - following in her father's footsteps - and graduated in 2008 with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She has since found a love for practicing small animal medicine.



Dr. Tittle's Bio

Dr. Tittle has been with EVC since 2012. She attended Calvin College to achieve her Bachelor's degree in Biology. Immediately following, she went to Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. As a student at Michigan State, she worked in the orthopedics department for two years. After graduation, she worked at Richland Animal Hospital for almost two years before joining Eastown Veterinary Clinic. She loves the day-to-day challenges veterinary medicine provides and is passionate about "head-scratcher" cases. Being a part of building and facilitating the health and bond between owners and their pets has been a dream since she was nine years old.

When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, dogs, Ellie and Rylee, and her cat, Sheldon. Dr. Tittle also enjoys working with her horse Lyon at the barn and competing in 3-day eventing.



Dr. McDowell's Bio

Dr. McDowell is from the Detroit metro area and spent nine years at Michigan State University, obtaining a Bachelor's in Zoology and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, graduating in May 2021. She is particularly interested in feline medicine, behavior medicine, and Fear Free/cooperative veterinary care.

Dr. McDowell began her veterinary career at EVC in the fall of 2021 and looks forward to building lasting relationships with clients and giving pets their best possible quality of life.

She loves spending time at restaurants and breweries and 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.



Management Team

Management Team


Practice Manager & LVN

Annah's Bio

Annah graduated from Michigan State University's Veterinary Nursing Program in 2014 and joined EVC shortly after. Fun fact, Annah was a bartender for over 10 years and built critical people and multi-tasking skills that have been crucial in her day-to-day in veterinary medicine! She is dedicated to her professional growth and leadership roles within the clinic. Being surrounded by passionate people both at home and professionally keeps her inspired.

"I absolutely love what I do, with the team I am so lucky to work alongside daily!"

Annah enjoys cooking/eating, golfing, exploring new places, and spending time with family. Annah and her husband have 4 kids and 2 dogs, Rookie & Nemo. Annah is happiest living in the NOW with the people she loves; and depending on the time of day, enjoying a cup of coffee or glass of wine on the porch.


Facility & Regulatory Manager, & Sonographer

Brandy's Bio

Brandy graduated from Michigan State University's Vet Tech Program in 2012. She took a particular interest in large animal anesthesia and diagnostic imaging. After graduating, Brandy worked at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY performing MRIs before deciding to stay in Michigan.

Brandy started at EVC as a licensed veterinary nurse in 2012. She is a diligent, hardworking individual and continues to grow her passion for advanced diagnostic imaging, particularly ultrasound.

"I am most passionate about giving my patients a voice in their health. Advanced diagnostics and imaging are so very important to us because our patients cannot tell us what is wrong. Some problems aren't even evident yet. A lot of times when we are running routine diagnostics we find unexpected things. Things that if caught early may lead to better long term outcomes."

Outside of EVC, Brandy owns and operates Blue Gables Homestead with her husband Jeremy and their daughter Evaline. She enjoys being home on the homestead working towards their self-sustainability. Blue Gables is a homestead run on solar and wind power, with many critters contributing to the fun of homesteading, including cats (7), chickens (60+), goats (9), pigs (2), a pony, and a swan that decided to take up residency.


Administrative Coordinator

Licensed Veterinary Nurse Team

Licensed Veterinary Nurse Team


Team Lead

Marissa's Bio

Marissa graduated from tech school at SoCal as valedictorian in the Spring of 2019. Before moving back to MI and joining the EVC team in the fall of 2019 Marissa worked in ER, specialty, and shelter medicine. She has a particular interest in working with fearful/anxious canines.

"I love working with fearful/anxious canines. There is so much communication that occurs through their body language alone. I love being able to read them and work around their fears/anxieties to provide the best experience possible."

At home, Marissa has 2 kiddos (River & William), 1 pit mix (Micah), 2 cats (Frankie & Peggy), and her partner, Mitch. Marissa is a patient, persistent, and positive person with an appreciation for a neat pour of bourbon. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys spending time outdoors - kayaking, gardening, and fishing.


Inventory Team & Cat Friendly Advocate

Lucy's Bio

Lucy graduated from Baker College of Muskegon in 2018 and began her veterinary nursing career at the Kentwood Cat Clinic before starting at EVC in 2019. Lucy is passionate about practicing top-notch cat-friendly medicine and is always finding ways to make the veterinary experience better for our kitties & their pet parents! At home, she has 3 adorable cats - Otter, Keyser, & Binx.

Outside of work, Lucy enjoys watching NASCAR every Sunday, reading, and watching true crime documentaries! She is happiest lying on a beach with no clock and no schedule.


Sarah's Bio

Sarah graduated from Macomb Community College's veterinary technician program in May 2020. While in tech school, she was a part of the student council and also volunteered to give tours and answer questions for prospective students and their families. Though she loves small animal medicine, Sarah has a special interest in exotic animal medicine and would love to work in wildlife conservation one day.

Sarah has been a licensed veterinary nurse at EVC since September 2020. She has a special appreciation for the end-of-life process and helping families through this time.

"I have come to realize how much I respect the euthanasia process from start to finish since being here at EVC. Doing my best to make both patients and their families as comfortable as possible during such a vulnerable and difficult process is something I can truly say I'm proud to do. "

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys painting/crafts in general, being in nature, music, chillin' with her pets (Kimiko, Zoe, Turbo, & Titus), and eating out with her husband. Sarah is a humorous, empathetic, open-minded individual who is always motivated to learn more.


Mary's Bio

Mary began at EVC in 2020. She graduated from Penn Foster College in 2012 with a specialization in dentistry. Mary has continued her passion for dentistry at EVC and primarily works with dental patients. Before becoming a licensed veterinary nurse, Mary had a career as a writer and worked in PR at Philip Morris in New York City. Mary describes herself as opinionated, sensitive, and curious, and is someone who is very motivated to care for animals.

"I'm very protective of animals. I feel compelled to advocate for them."

Mary currently resides in Rockford with her 4 cats (Andy, Finch, Orange Kitty, & Teddy), 2 dogs (Will & Checkers), and daughter while she completes her college internship. In her free time, Mary loves riding her horse, Pink Floyd, and doing yoga.


Elite Fear Free Certified

Bailey's Bio

Bailey started at EVC in 2016 as a high school extern looking to explore the world of veterinary medicine. In 2022 she graduated from Michigan State University with a BS and license in veterinary nursing. Bailey is a practical, personable, and down-to-earth individual who strives to stay curious.

Outside of work, Bailey prefers to spend her time outdoors. She enjoys being at her family cottage, riding her horses (Oberon & Luigi), and going on walks with her 2 corgis (Gemma & Bear). Bailey has been riding horses and competing in the hunter/jumper world for 17 years. She is happiest when around animals and in nature.


Client & Patient Coordinators

Client & Patient Coordinators


CPC Team Lead
Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Team

Veterinary Assistant Team


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Veterinary Assistant


Amy - LVN

We're proud to serve Grand Rapids, MI
and the surrounding communities.

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.


Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
We are closed from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM on Tuesdays ONLY.