Please take a moment to meet the wonderful staff at Bay Animal Hospital who are waiting to help you and your beloved pet! We are proud to say that our staff takes part in frequent continuing education to better help us be the best pet advocates possible. We believe in cross-training our staff members so that we can better help you and your companion whether it is a routine exam, an emergency situation or even just to offer tips for everyday care. We hope that you enjoy being apart of the Bay Animal Hospital family as much as we do!
Practice Manager -- Lindsay Everett
Lindsay joined the Bay Animal team in 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 4 fur children, her cats, Mittens, Liza, and Otto, along with her dog Nolan. In her free time she enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family.
Assistant Practice Manager -- Jessica Gerard
Jessica joined our team in 2011 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.
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 our medical care team lead. 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 their son Dawson. They also have 2 fur babies 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 for best 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 graduated from Michigan State University in 2006 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She also graduated in 2015 from the Karen Pryor Academy and received her certification as an animal behavior trainer. Most recently she received her Fear Free certification to further her efforts in positive reinforcement during patient exams. Abby is a member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She also volunteered for a summer at Binder Park Zoo while she was in tech school, here she gained a passion 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 2 dogs, Khloee and Grace 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.
Purchasing and 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 Attendant 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 Attendant and Veterinary Assistant -- Olivia Viney
Olivia joined our team in May 2017 and is originally from Marine City, MI. She is currently attending Saginaw Valley State University and majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. Because of her passion for animals, she plans to become a veterinarian. She has special interests in animal rescue and making the veterinary experience more comfortable for patients. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her rescue pup, volunteering at local animal shelters and spending time with friends and family.
Kennel Attendant -- 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.
Kennel Attendant -- Barbara Dubay
Barbara Dubay is currently attending SVSU majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. Her passion of working with all animal large to exotics has focused her career to becoming a veterinarian. On her free time she enjoys knitting, volunteering and spending time with her pets. She has Chance the Pitbull, Nyx the cat and Bean the Rose Hair Tarantula.