The Team

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 the Suttons Bay Animal Hospital. In January 2009, Dr. Morrison expanded his... 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 helping restore the family relationship with the pet. Dr. Starr is particularly... Continue Reading

Dr. Randy McCoy

Dr. McCoy graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science (Animal and Poultry Science) and a Minor in Business Administration. In 2011, he graduated from Michigan State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. McCoy joined us in the spring of 2012, and has continued his... 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 aimed at reducing parasite infections in livestock and children. She began working... Continue Reading

Dr. John Sheard

Dr. Pamela Graves

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 Canine Rehabilitation services to our clinics when she became certified through The... Continue Reading

Anna

Licensed Veterinary Technician Anna, became part of the Suttons Bay and Elk Rapids Animal Hospitals in April 2015. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Michigan State University as well as about 11 years of experience working with animals. Anna’s husband Nick, her son... 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 entire life. Shyla lives on a farm where she raises cattle, pigs and poultry.... 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 graduated with an Associate's degree in Applied Science from Baker College. She enjoys... Continue Reading

Veterinary Assistants

Kelsie

Kelsie joined us in October of 2012 as a veterinary assistant. She studied at Colorado State University and is now currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Cedar Valley. When Kelsie is not working at the animal hospital, she enjoys spending time with her newest Silver Muzzle... Continue Reading

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 2 cats of his own at home; Burro and Daphne. Outside of work Mike likes to listen to music and play in a band with his friends.

Carla

Carla, a veterinary assistant, joined our team in 2012. She has experience with large and small animals as well as setting up an equestrian program for at risk boys. Carla lives with her husband Joe, Blue Heeler Skeeter, and their lion Logan (domestic short hair) and tiger Lucy (domestic long... Continue Reading

Karena

Karena joined Suttons Bay and Elk Rapids Animal Hospitals in December 2014 working as a kennel and veterinary assistant. She has been working with animals for over 10 years and has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Grand Valley State University. Reading, baking, sewing, watching movies and... Continue Reading

Alyssa

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 over 6 years. When Holly is not hanging out with her husband, Josh, you can... Continue Reading

Karen

Front Office Staff

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 has CJ, a Golden Retriever, 2 cats - Ralphie and Thor, and a goldfish named Elmo. When she is not working, she likes to do home renovation projects and... Continue Reading

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 Nursing Assistant. Satonka and her companion Ben have an adorable daughter... 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, and two Jack Russels, Oliver and Franklin. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys spending... Continue Reading

Sheena

Sheena started with our practice in April of 2017. Sheena comes to us with many years of experience and has worked in the veterinary field for 14 years. Born and raised in the Ludington area, Sheena made a life change and moved to the northern area and is loving every minute of it. While not... Continue Reading

Alyssa

Alyssa started working at the Suttons Bay Animal Hospital in April 2016 as a groomer and receptionist. She has 8 years of experience working with animals, and went to the Paragon School of Pet Grooming. At home you can find Alyssa playing with any one of her three animals; Arro, a Retriever mix,... Continue Reading

Kim

Kim has been with the Suttons Bay and Elk Rapids Animal Hospitals 1997. She graduated from Michigan State with a degree in business administration and is the practice manager at both hospitals. In her spare time, Kim enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her children, grandchildren,... Continue Reading

Earl

Earl has been with the Elk Rapids Animal Hospital since 2009. He is the one who keeps the hospital looking fresh and clean once all the animals and staff leave at the end of the day. Outside of work, Earl enjoys playing with his dog Braxton and spending time with his children, Olivia and... Continue Reading