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The Doctors

Dr. Charles Morrison

Dr. Morrison graduated from Michigan State University in 1981 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He worked in a mixed animal practice in Wisconsin for 17 years before moving to Suttons Bay in 1997 and acquiring... Continue Reading

Dr. Rachel Starr

Dr. Starr graduated from Michigan State University in 2000 and has been a part of the Suttons Bay and Elk Rapids Animal Hospitals since September 2005. She enjoys relieving pain and discomfort of an animal, and... Continue Reading

Dr. Ashley Schroeder

Dr. Schroeder graduated from Michigan State University in 2013 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, as well as a Masters of Public Health. After veterinary school, Dr. Schroeder worked in Tanzania on research... Continue Reading

Dr. John Sheard

Dr. Sheard joined the Sutton's Bay and Elk Rapids Animal Hospitals in 2017 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Sheard spent 14 years working in Corporate... Continue Reading

Dr. Paige Fowler

Dr. Fowler started her veterinary education by obtaining a BS in Animal Science from MSU Lyman Briggs, she went on to graduate from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Her work with animals started in 2005 as... Continue Reading

Dr. Pamela Greenwald

Dr. Pamela Greenwald graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She immediately started at a mixed animal practice in Petoskey where she became a partner and became interested in... Continue Reading

Dr. James Dircksen

Dr. Dircksen graduated from Purdue University and is a 3rd generation vet, following his father and grandfather's footsteps providing care for pets. His favorite part of working with animals is "playing a role in the... Continue Reading

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Missi

Missi joined our team in 2008 and is our head licensed veterinary technician and has been working in veterinary medicine for 20 years. She is involved with many aspects of our hospital(s) and 2 years ago brought... Continue Reading

Shyla

Shyla joined the Elk Rapids and Suttons Bay Animal Hospitals in April 2016. Shyla is a licensed veterinary technician with a degree from Baker College. She has always loved animals and has been surrounded by them her... Continue Reading

Ann

Licensed Veterinary Technician, Ann, started working at both the Elk Rapids and Suttons Bay Animal Hospital in April 2016. With 15 years of experience in the animal field, she decided to pursue her passion and... Continue Reading

Kara

Kara started working at the Elk Rapids and Suttons Bay Animal Hospitals in September of 2018 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician, and has been working with animals as long as she can remember. She graduated from Baker... Continue Reading

Veterinary Assistants

Mike

Mike has worked at the Suttons Bay and Elk Rapids Animal Hospitals as a veterinary assistant for several years. He enjoys working with animals and has a cat of his own at home named Burro. Outside of work Mike likes... Continue Reading

Karena

Karena joined Suttons Bay and Elk Rapids Animal Hospitals in December 2014, working as a kennel and veterinary assistant. Currently Karena can be seen more often as receptionist and Dr. Starr's assistant. She has been... Continue Reading

Holly

Holly joined our team here in Elk Rapids in June of 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from Ferris State University with an Associates in Applied Science in Radiography and has been working with animals for... Continue Reading

Karen

Karen joined Elk Rapids and Suttons Bay Animal Hospital in May 2017. Karen has over 30 years of experience in the veterinary field. While attending Michigan State University she studied wild life biology as well as... Continue Reading

Morgan

Morgan started working at the Suttons Bay and Elk Rapids Animal Hospitals in June of 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant. Morgan has a Bachelor from Michigan State University in Animal Science with a concentration on... Continue Reading

Paige

Paige started working at the Suttons Bay Animal Hospital in June 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant and has been working with animals for two and a half years. She is part of a big family; father- Derek, mother- Vicki,... Continue Reading

Rachel

Rachel started working at the Elk Rapids and Suttons Bay Animal Hospitals in May of 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant. She attended Baker College and has an Associate in Applied Science- Veterinary Technology. When... Continue Reading

Front Office Staff

Satonka

Satonka, a receptionist, joined our team in April of 2012. She has been working with animals for the past 10 years, and also has an Associates is Science and Arts, a background in human medicine and was certified as a... Continue Reading

Cindy

Cindy joined us in February 2016 as a receptionist. She has been an animal lover for quite some time. At home, Cindy has a 4 year old Lab/Pitbull mix named, Milo, and is Grandma to a Bichon Frise mix named Lainey. In... Continue Reading

Leslee

Leslee started working at the Elk Rapids Animal Hospital in September 2018 as part of our Reception team. She attended Southern State Community College and has a certification in Secretarial Procedures. Leslee... Continue Reading

Sharon

Sharon, a receptionist, joined our team in 1998. She has been working with animals since 1995, taking a couple of years off for her kids. Sharon loves spending time with her family human and furry she has two dogs... Continue Reading

Kim

Kim has been with the Suttons Bay and Elk Rapids Animal Hospitals since 1997. She graduated from Michigan State with a degree in business administration and is the practice manager at both hospitals. In her spare... Continue Reading

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