Our Animal Care Team

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Brooke, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Brooke was born & raised in Michigan. She graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2020. Over the last 2 years, Brooke has worked at a small animal general practice in Lansing and an emergency veterinary hospital in Saginaw. Brooke grew up with a passion for helping animals. She had guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, cats and dogs growing up. She currently has a 5 year old Basset Hound named Clara and 2 cats named Minnie and Babe. 


Layla, Veterinary Assistant

Layla grew up in Northern Michigan where she graduated from Alcona High School. She now resides in Essexville with her fiancé, Conner, 4 cats, Morty, Bruno, Mya, and Ava, and 2 dogs a Black Lab mix named Annabelle and a Saint Bernard named Runtee. Layla has had a love for animals after raising all different species from cows to bunnies since age 6. She is currently furthering her education at Western Governor’s University to become a High School Biology and Math teacher. 


Allie, Veterinary Assistant

Allie grew up in Bay City and graduated from John Glenn High School. Her love for animals started at a young age. Attending the veterinary science program at Bay Arenac Career Center finalized her decision to become a veterinarian. Allie is a Saginaw Valley State University graduate of 2022. She is currently applying to veterinary school in hopes of starting veterinary school very soon! In her free time, Allie enjoys spending time with family and friends, off-roading in her jeep, camping, exploring the outdoors, and playing with her Labrador, Ziva and German Shepherd, Maggie.


Dana, Veterinary Assistant

Dana is a Reese native and grew up on her family farm. She has always loved animals and has wanted to help them. Dana is a Corgi mom to a smart little tri-colored boy named Lincoln. Dana has recently been promoted to Veterinary Assistant.  She is going to college to study Veterinary Technology.  Dana can't wait to see where her degree takes her! 

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Desirae, Veterinary Aide

Desirae has lived in Bay City her whole life.  She has loved and owned animals as long as she can remember.  Currently, she has 3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 sugar gliders, 3 birds, 1 bunny and a bearded dragon.  In her free time, Desirae loves to read, play with her animals, and to do crafts.