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Dr. Bruce Francke is an Essexville-Hampton native and Garber High School graduate. Bay Animal took care of the many pets in the Francke household and helped inspire both Dr. Francke and his brother Dr. Brad Francke to become veterinarians. He has been practicing here since 1993. He is a current member of the MSU CVM Alumni Council and a past recipient of the Bay County Humane Society's Humanitarian of the year award. He enjoys all aspects of the canine and feline medicine with a particular interest in dermatology and internal medicine; including endocrine disorders and cancer medicine. His vision for Bay Animal Hospital is to provide our patients with access to state of the art medicine right here in our small town and treat our clients with compassion and honesty. Dr. Francke and his wife Leslie have 2 children, Kara and Tyler; 1 granddaughter, Marissa; 4 dogs, Ruger, Chase, Stella, and Bailey; and 2 horses, Eddie and George.
Dr. Steve VanOchten is a Veterinarian and practice owner of Bay Animal Hospital. He was born and raised in the area. Dr. VanOchten has been a member of the Bay Animal staff since 1996. He obtained a Bachelors in Science from Michigan State University. Also receiving his doctorate of veterinary medicine from MSU in 1995. He is a general practitioner with special interest in surgery, internal medicine and preventative care. He is a current member of the MVMA, AVMA, and SVVMA. When he is not working, he can be found with his family; wife Cynthia, son Jameson, daughter Jordan and Havenese Ozzie. He enjoys sports, being outdoors and being involved with his kids activities.
Gary L. Bailor, D.V.M.
Dr. Gary Bailor grew up in Lansing, MI. After high school Dr. Bailor spent 2 years in the United States Army. After completing his enlistment in the Army, Dr. Bailor attended Michigan State University. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1964. After graduation he worked at a small animal clinic in Royal Oak for 3 years before joining the Bay Animal Hospital team. Dr. Bailor has been part of the staff since 1967! In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his grandkids and fishing. He has 3 cats and 1 dog.
Dr. Megan Tomich grew up in rural southeast Ohio and is a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating she worked at a mixed animal practice near her hometown in Ohio for a few years before moving to Michigan with her family. Dr. Tomich has a special interest in preventative and shelter medicine, soft tissue surgery, and the human-animal bond. She lives in Midland, MI with her husband and their 4 children. Their pet family includes 3 cats, 13 chickens and their dog, Molly. In her spare time she enjoys boating, gardening, reading and attending her children's various activities.
Dr. Lagos has been part of the Bay Animal Hospital team since 2013. After graduating from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she practiced in a small animal hospital in Jackson, and then a feline clinic in Kentwood. When she got the opportunity to lead her own veterinary hospital, she moved to Saginaw to be closer to her hometown of Caro. After 14 years of hospital management, she is happily settled into her role of an associate veterinarian with her entire focus on pet care. Dr. Lagos has a special interest in preventative medicine and teaching pet parents how to give heir pets the healthiest, longest life possible. In addition to cats and dogs, Dr. Lagos also treats furry pocket pets, such as rabbits, guinea pigs and sugar gliders. She is a member of the American and Michigan Veterinary Medical Associations and then American Association of Feline Practitioners. Dr. Lagos is married to Tom, and they enjoy golfing, cheering on the MSU Spartans and spending quality time with their 4 cats and 6 sugar gliders.
Dr. Hanna Vecsernyes is a Michigan native and a graduate of Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Although first a loyal Spartan, she received her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Flint, and also cheers for Maize and Blue. She was raised on a small farm in rural Michigan and is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, canoeing and kayaking. She currently lives in Bay City with her rescue dog Nessa.