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Bay Animal Hospital is proud of our staff!  We have a progressive staff education program, including monthly in-house staff educational sessions.  Our staff takes part in outside continuing education meetings.  We also believe in cross-training for our staff.  This means that staff members get to spend time learning the tasks of all of the other departments of the hospital.  Some of our staff are also currently enrolled in college L.V.T. (Licensed Veterinary Technician) programs, our profession's equivalent of registered nurses.  The result of all of this training is that our staff can teach you how to give the best care to your pet!


Practice Manager -- Lindsay Everett 

Lindsay has been part of the Bay Animal team since 2013.  She graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with her Bachelor's degree in Business in 2007.  In the past, she has volunteered and served on the board for the Bay County Humane Society.  Working with animals has always been her passion and dream job ever since she was a little girl.  She is married to her husband Adam and they have a little girl named Addyson.  She also has 3 furry children, her cats, Mittens, Liza and Otto.  In her free time she enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family. 


Assistant Practice Manager -- Jessica Gerard 

Jessica Joined our team in 2008 as a Veterinary Assistant after working at the Saginaw Zoo.  In 2015 she took on the role of Assistant Practice Manager and now enjoys doing Administrative tasks behind the scenes.  Jessica still loves to get out from behind the desk and assist in surgery and exam rooms as much as possible.  She also loves spending time with her husband Kyle and their fur-baby Zoey, a German Shepherd they rescued in 2012. 
 


 


Licensed Veterinary Technician -- Michelle Yaklin, Team Lead

Michelle began her career at Bay Animal Hospital in 1998 as a Veterinary Assistant. In 2003, she graduated from Baker College of Flint with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology.  In 2015, she became the purchasing department lead.  Michelle resides in Bay City with her husband Jeff, son Jacob, and daughters Megan and Samantha.  She has a Yorkipoo named Minnie and 3 tabby cats named Caesar, Chloe Princess and Charlie Peanut.  She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, biking, and fishing. 

 


Licensed Veterinary Technologist --Tiffany Burk, Team Lead 

Tiffany is a Michigan State University graduate of the Bachelor Veterinary Technology program and has been practicing as a Licensed Veterinary Technologist here since 2009.  She worked at the Michigan State University Teaching Hospital in the emergency and critical care department prior to her career here.  Her passion in veterinary medicine lies within the field of emergency and critical care medicine, ultrasonography and internal medicine.  She is a lead of the veterinary technicians and medical care team.  She is a Bay City native who enjoys spending time outdoors, competing in half marathons, long distance running and duathlons.  She enjoys spending time with her husband Kevin and her furry kids Gideon, a Golden Retriever, and Bella, a cat. 


Licensed Veterinary Technologist -- Jessica Eilf 


Jessica is a Licensed Veterinary Technologist who graduated from Michigan State University in 2015.  She started as a kennel attendant in 2013 while working on her Bachelor's in Veterinary Technology.  She has a strong passion in ultrasound, anesthesia and is an advocate with patient care.  She enjoys fishing, snowmobiling and being outdoors in her spare time.  She has 2 Siberian Huskies, Skylar and Dakota and cats, Sunny and Butterscotch.  



 


Licensed Veterinary Technician -- Abby O'Hare 

Abby is a Licensed Veterinary Technician that graduated from Michigan State University in 2006.  She also graduated in 2015 from the Karen Pryor Academy and is certified in animal behavior training.  She is a member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.  Abby volunteered for a summer at Binder Park Zoo while she was in tech school.  She has an interest in wildlife and exotic animals.  Abby is married with a son and they have 2 dogs, Daisy a Miniature Dachshund, Miley a Cardigan Corgi, and a 3-legged cat, Gimley.
 


 

Licensed Veterinary Technician -- Hannah Filipek 

Hannah graduated from Baker College of Flint in June 2014 and started officially working at Bay Animal Hospital shortly thereafter.  She has 3 cats; Lily, Callie and Mia; and 1 dog, Khloee at home.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Andy and their fur-babies.  She also enjoys gardening, reading and crafting. 

 


Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist-- Nicole Wrubel 

Nicole is currently an SVSU student in the Medical Laboratory Science program.  She has been with the Bay Animal Hospital team since 2008 and has worked in kennels, surgery and reception.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling, shopping, hunting and fishing.  She has 2 Shih Tzu's; Penny and Leo. 

 


Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist-- Laura Koenig 

Laura is one of our Veterinary Assistants, who also works in surgery and as a receptionist.  She studied Animal Science at Michigan State University.  In her spare time she shows horses and coaches the Freeland High School Equestrian Team.  She has a corgi named Delilah and a horse named Reba. 




 


Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist-- Mariah Rozek


Mariah is currently a senior at Central Michigan University and is expected to graduate in December 2017 with a B.S.B.A degree in General Management, Information Systems and Hospitality.  Some of her favorite things to do include painting, reading, and spending time with her 2 year old Border Collie/Husky rescue, Nessie.  They especially love to play tug of war and go paddle boarding on the lake.  


Veterinary Assistant -- Hannah Loeffler 

Hannah joined our team in the fall of 2016.  She attended Lake Superior State University for 2 years while studying fisheries and wildlife management.  Because of her love for animals she decided to pursue a career in the veterinary field.  She works as a veterinary assistant but plans on becoming an LVT in the future.  In her free time she enjoys reading, horseback riding and playing with her cats Caesar and Calypso


Veterinary Assistant -- Katie Sprague

Katie joined our team in April of 2016 as a veterinary assistant.  She is currently attending CMU and plans on pursuing a medical degree.  She loves to spend time with her 2 labs, Sophie and Storm; along with her cat, Smokes.  Some of her favorite things to do is shopping and snowboarding. 


Head Receptionist -- Lisa David

 Lisa, a bubbly, fun and caring individual has recently joined the Bay Animal Hospital team in July 2016 as a receptionist.  She has worked in the medical field for the last 15 years as a receptionist.  When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has a dog Cooper and a kitty Pesky. 


 


Kennel/Housekeeping, Surgery Assistant--        Chelsea Walther, Team Lead



Chelsea has been with Bay Animal Hospital since June 2011.  She is currently a lead in our kennel department and also works in our purchasing department but her favorite is assisting in surgery.  Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys spending her free time with her husband and daughter and also her 2 dogs, 2 ferrets and cat.  






 


Kennel/Housekeeping and Receptionist-- Katie Johnroe 

Katie has been with us since 2014 and enjoys taking care of all the boarding animals, as well as any other patients in the hospital throughout the week.  She thoroughly enjoys all of the one-on-one time she gets to spend with the animals and loves being able to assist in getting sick patients on the right track to being healthy again.  She is currently going to school with the hopes of a career in wildlife rehabilitation. 

 


Kennel/Housekeeping -- Chelby Lohr 

Chelby joined the Bay Animal Hospital team in February 2016.  She has 2 ferrets, 2 dogs and a 1 year old daughter at home.  Her passion is for animals and she aspires to become an LVT in the near future.


 


Kennel/Housekeeping -- Anna Slavin 

Anna is a 4th year student at SVSU, majoring in Fine Arts and minoring in Psychology.  She aspires to be an art therapist.  She enjoys playing board games and playing with her two cats, Batman and Robin.