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Our Staff

Each staff member at Ada Hospital for Animals is dedicated to providing the best care possible for your pet.

Dr. VanDenBrink

Dr. VanDenBrink spent seven fun-filled years at Michigan State University, getting her Bachelor of Veterinary Science Degree in 1983 and then her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1987. Dr. VanDenBrink's special interests include dermatology and internal medicine. Dr. VanDenBrink tries to be an avid weekend athlete and loves to ride bike as often as possible. Dr. VanDenBrink lives in Grand Rapids with a fur family that consists of a two Dachshunds, Baxter and Joey.

Dr. Kelly Juergensen

Dr. Juergensen is a Grand Rapids native, raised in the Cascade/Forest Hills area. Her undergraduate work was completed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and then she pursued her dream at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2006.  Dr. Juergensen is kept busy by her four year old son, Jacob and two year old daughter, Millie and has two Labrador Retrievers, Olive and Rudy.  During her free time, she enjoys yoga, traveling to Grand Haven in the summer, mentoring MSU veterinary students, visiting local farmer’s markets and contributing to her church MOPS group.

Dr. Kate Lam

Dr. Lam bleeds green and white. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Zoology as well as her DVM at Michigan State University. She initially practiced in Illinois and later returned to her hometown of Rockford to be closer to family. She keeps busy with her two daughters, Effie and Nora. They, in turn, are kept busy by her menagerie of pets: two English Setters, chickens and ducks, a fish and a sassy long-haired cat named Furdinand. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and home projects with her husband, Tony.

Marianne, Accounts Manager

Marianne started with Ada Hospital for Animals when it opened in 2006 and previously worked with Veterinary House Calls of Grand Rapids. Marianne is responsible for the financial and accounting aspects of the clinic. Marianne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, Ben and Natalie and three cats, Popoki, Patch and Max.

Sheri, Lead Assistant/Safety Officer/Inv. Manager

Sheri started at Ada Hospital for Animals when it opened in 2006 and has worked with Dr. VanDenBrink seventeen years prior to the opening of Ada Hospital for Animals.  Sheri is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and has a special interest for dental care, cat behavior and client education.  Sheri is also the clinic's OSHA officer and keeps everything organized and safe.  Outside of work Sheri loves to read and is involved with her church. Sheri has a dog and two cats.

Tracy, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Tracy started at Ada Hospital for Animals in the spring of 2010 and has graduated from Penn Foster College in the Veterinary Technician Program.  Tracy has worked in the veterinary field since 2008 and she enjoys everything about her job, from the animals to the wonderful clients.  Tracy lives in Grand Rapids with her husband, two sons, a daughter and her dogs, Eve,Annie and Willa.

Jenni,  Receptionist

Jenni started at Ada Hospital when the practice opened and previously worked with Veterinary House Calls of Grand Rapids.  Jenni has a love for people and is very understanding and kind when helping answer client questions or concerns. Jenni and her husband live with a Boston Terrier, two cats and their wonderful little boy.

Marcia, Receptionist

Marcia has worked in the veterinary field for several years and started at Ada Hospital in 2009.  She is very involved in cat rescue and enjoys learning new things about Veterinary Medicine.  Marcia is cheery, friendly and always has a smile on her face.  Marcia has a full family with her husband, four daughters, three cats and dog, Martin.

Kelly, Receptionist

Kelly retired from the City of Grand Rapids in 2012 and returned to work in her first love, veterinary medicine.  She is married and has two daughters.  Kelly’s home is filled with rescued pets including her dog Lily, three cats, and 4 horses including two off the track thoroughbreds.  When she’s not working, Kelly likes to ski, garden, cook, and spend time with her two and four legged family members.

Liz, Receptionist

Liz joined our team at Ada Hospital for Animals in the summer of 2016. She is a recent college graduate from the University of Dayton. Liz has a passion for animal wellness and plans on expanding her skills to further her career in veterinary medicine. Liz lives in the Grand Rapids area with her boxer, Tootsie.

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