Meet Our Team

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

  • Dr.
    Spencer

    Dr. VanDenBrink spent seven fun-filled years at Michigan State University, getting his Bachelor of Veterinary Science Degree in 1983 and then his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1987. 

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  • Dr.
    Kelly

    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. 

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  • Dr.
    Kate

    Dr. Lam caught the “animal bug” young.  Growing up, her family raised and hunted English Setters so she spent many a day cleaning kennels and caring for puppies.  As such, she has a special place in her heart for working dogs.  

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  • Sheri
    Accounts Manager/Veterinary Assistant

    Sheri began working at Ada Hospital for Animals when it opened in 2006 and worked with Dr VanDenBrink seventeen years prior to the opening of Ada Hospital for Animals. 

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  • 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.

  • Amy
    Receptionist

    Amy has always had a desire to help others. She graduated with a degree in Psychology/Sociology in 1993 then worked in different areas of social work for about 7 years. She transitioned to the dental/medical field and worked as a surgical coordinator advocating for patient's needs for 18 years. She started volunteering in 2015 at the Humane Society of WM after both of her senior dogs passed away. 

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  • Nancy
    Veterinary Assistant

    Nancy began her career in veterinary medicine over 15 years ago and has a passion for working with companion animals, especially those crazy cats! She assists the doctors to care for your furry family members and enjoys communicating with their parents, as well.  Outside the office, Nancy shares her home with her husband, Boston terrier Vera and her cat Fender B.  In her free time, Nancy enjoys gardening, bowling (including tournaments) and spending as much time in the sunshine as possible. 

  • Kellie
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kellie has been working with companion animals since 2007. She believes that pets are very important family members, which is why she loves assisting the doctors as they treat our patients. Kellie graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2013 with her Bachelor's degree in Zoology and Animal Science minor. She also has her certificate in companion animal nutrition. Kellie loves spending time with her husband, their Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Fezzik, and their three cats, Jack, Mijo and Emilio Estevez.                

  • Casi
    Veterinary Assistant

    Casi has been a veterinary professional since 2013.  Her love and passion for helping animals is second only to her love for her family.  She recently relocated to the Grand Rapids area with her husband Kyle, daughter Taylor, Zeus the golden retriever, Chloe the German shepherd and Apollo the snowshoe cat. Helping and treating animals in their time of need gives her so much joy and purpose that she wakes up every morning excited to go to work to do what she does best, care for animals. She could not imagine doing anything else!

  • Hannah
    Receptionist

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  • Liz
    Practice Manager

    Liz is a native of Grand Rapids and earned her Bachelors of Administration from Grand Valley State University in 2005. She gained valuable management experience working with Spectrum Health and Mercy Health systems before blending two loves, animals and management, at Ada Hospital for Animals in 2018. She and her husband, Brett, have two sons (Jimmy and Harry), a Beagle mix (Boomer), and two feline friends (Tootsie and Tiny). Liz enjoys cooking (sometimes burning), family time, dancing, laughing, and Les Mills group fitness classes.  

  • Winks
    Clinic Mascot

    Winks came to us in 2006 after finally coming out from under the deck where she was found. She had already lost her eye due to a respiratory infection. She has called Ada Hospital for Animals home ever since. Most days she can be found sleeping above Dr. Kate's desk or begging for treats.

  • Tumble
    Resident Entertainer

    Tumble was surrendered to Ada Hospital for Animals as a stray back in 2017. He could hardly walk and was full of ringworm from head to paw. After being force fed and on numerous medications, he recovered to become our mop-riding, mischievous boy!

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Monday:

8:00am

7:00pm

Tuesday:

8:00am

6:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am

7:00pm

Thursday:

8:00am

6:00pm

Friday:

8:00am

6:00pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed