Meet Our Team in Greenville
Our veterinarians and staff are all hand-picked for their compassion and skill in their respective roles. Each person brings a special talent to the hospital that enriches the experience we provide for our clients and patients. Learn more about our team below.
Dr. Mary Kinser, Owner/Veterinarian
Dr. Kinser received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in 1999, and her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 2005. In between undergraduate and veterinary school, she worked as a research assistant in a pharmacology and toxicology lab at Michigan State, where she met her husband, Shawn. What drew her to veterinary medicine was her love of science combined with her love of animals. The most rewarding part of being a veterinarian is helping people on a daily basis by keeping their pets healthy. Dr. Kinser and her husband have two kids, one dog, two cats, a horse, a goat, and several barn cats. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, camping, and spending time with family.
Dr. Sandra Shindorf, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Shindorf earned her DVM in 2012 from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up on a small family farm with a variety of animals and always enjoyed taking care of them. One of the biggest influences in her life was being involved in 4-H where she learned even more about animals. As a veterinarian, the most rewarding part of her career is working with owners to ensure their pets get the best care possible. She also enjoys the problem-solving aspect of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Shindorf and her husband, Chris, have a daughter and a son. In addition, they have a Greyhound named Paul and a Quarter horse named Tee. In her spare time, Dr. Shindorf enjoys jogging, horseback riding, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Laura Malik, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Malik graduated with her DVM from MSU in 1998. Always learning, she still pursues continuing education in general medicine and dentistry. Dr. Malik can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a veterinarian; she took inspiration from a close relative who also happened to be a small animal veterinarian. She’s excited to be working in her hometown of Greenville, close to her family and friends. Dr. Malik’s family, which includes her husband and their two children, also shares the household with family members of the 4-legged variety: Bhaloo, a German Shepherd, and two cats, Jeri (the mafia cat) and Candy Patch. When she has free time, Dr. Malik can be found reading, hiking, rock climbing with her son, watching movies, crocheting, cooking, or practicing taekwondo.
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Heather, Licensed Veterinary Technician & Practice Manager
Heather not only has experience in administration—she is a licensed veterinary technician and professional canine trainer and behavioral specialist! She has been hunting with, training, and showing dogs since she was 9 years old.
Heather is married and together, she and her husband, John, have five dogs, four cats, a Rocky Mountain Horse, cattle, goats, and some chickens. When she’s not at work, she enjoys farming, hunting, horse trail riding and fishing. What she loves most in the world is yellow cake with buttercream frosting.
Jenny, Licensed Veterinary Technician & Client Service Representative
Jenny received her BS degree from Michigan State University, and is Fear Free certified at levels 1 and 2. She loves helping pets live happy, healthy lives, and shares her life with a pet of her own, a Newfoundland named Beverly. When she isn’t at work, Jenny enjoys reading, fishing, spending time with her family and friends, and watching MSU basketball and football games.
Stacy N, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Stacy wanted to work in veterinary medicine ever since she was a child, and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology at MSU. She then worked in the area for awhile, then spent time working on the east side of the state for a couple of years. Stacy is proud to have achieved her childhood dream of becoming a veterinary technician, and she finds it rewarding to see a change in the quality of life of pets that she has helped care for.
Stacy has 2 pets of her own; a ball Python named Joey and a domestic longhair cat named Fartfanugen. In her free time, she enjoys camping, spending time with family and friends, and drawing and painting.
Thomas, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Thomas always loved science and biology growing up. He originally went to college with the intention of going to vet school, but he fell in love with the vet tech role while shadowing at other clinics. He has a bachelor’s degree in pre-professional health from Michigan Technological University, and a bachelor’s in veterinary technology and a vet tech license from Michigan State. At home, he and his husband Anthony have 2 dogs, Sokka and Katara, and a tuxedo cat named Deimos. Outside of work, Thomas enjoys spending his time gardening, playing board games and video games, decorating, and camping.
Liz, Veterinary Technician
Liz has 13 years of veterinary experience in both general practice and specialty hospitals. She received a degree in applied sciences from Baker College. Her favorite part of her job is seeing client relationships with their pets.
At home, Liz has four pets: two Chihuahuas named Oreo and Walker and two DSH cats, Bernice and Louis. In her spare time, you might find her kayaking, reading, refinishing furniture, or antiquing… or maybe having a snack of her favorite food: cheese!
Ashley, Veterinary Technician & Client Service Representative
Ashley came to us with a passion in the veterinary field. As a Certified Veterinary Assistant and Client Service Representative, she works both with our clients and their pets. She loves being able to educate pet owners on different ways to help their pets live long, healthy lives.
When Ashley is not working, she enjoys hunting, fishing, and traveling. She also enjoys snuggling up to her own Husky & Shih tzu babies!
Stacy C, Veterinary Technician
Stacy has always been interested in animals, and she loves seeing pets that come to our practice grow up healthy and happy. In addition to her veterinary assistant certification, she also received her Summus Medical Laser certification. Stacy and her boyfriend share their lives with 4 amazing animals: Jayco, an Australian Cattle Dog, Mango the cat, Maggie the chicken, and a horse named Bella. Outside of work, Stacy enjoys traveling, relaxing, and horseback riding.
Alicia, Veterinary Technician
Alicia is one of our talented veterinary assistants, with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from GSVU. She and her spouse, Cody, share their home with 2 dogs, Echo (Golden) and Eros (Maltese/Yorkie), and 5 cats: Auribus , Bones, Munk, Granny, and Mickey. One of Alicia’s absolute favorite things is cheesecake.
Abby, Veterinary Assistant & Client Service Representative
Abigail has three animal companions of her own, a chocolate Lab named Axl, a Dalmatian named Pepper, and a domestic shorthair named Prince. In addition to spending time with her four-legged family members, Abigail also enjoys art, reading, and spending time out on the lake.
Mikayla, Veterinary Assistant
Mikayla always knew she wanted to work with animals, so pursuing a veterinary career made perfect sense. Her ultimate goal is to become a veterinarian; she is currently attending veterinary school to obtain her doctorate. As a veterinary assistant, Mikayla loves establishing relationships with pet owners, and doing her part to provide the best medical care to their beloved pets. She has 3 pets of her own; 2 Pugs named Duke and Buddha, and a German Shepherd named Brandie. When she has time to spare, Mikayla enjoys horseback riding, antiquing, and hanging out with her friends and family.
Nichole, Veterinary Assistant & Client Service Representative
I have always loved animals. I remember from a young age that I would tell everyone that I was going to be a veterinarian when I grew up. I was the child that would put Band-Aids or toilet paper bandages on her dog and cat. Thank goodness they put up with me. I have always known this was the career I was meant to be apart of. The most rewarding thing about this career is seeing the smiles on a families face when their beloved pet walks out our doors when no one thought they would again.
My fiancé Cody and I have been engaged since March 2020. We have a very sweet and energetic little boy. His name is Hudson, and he is 3.5 years old. Currently we have a cat named Buddy. He is 9 years old, and he adores our son. We also have 2 guinea pigs, Mater and Lightening. When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my family. We love to be outdoors. I also enjoy crafting when I can.
Lydia, Client Service Representative & Veterinary Assistant
Lydia is pursuing a degree in animal science at Michigan State University. She has always loved animals and watching veterinarians on TV with her family. When the time came for her to choose a career path, Lydia set her sights on Michigan State University to work towards becoming a veterinarian herself. To cover the cost of tuition, Lydia enlisted in the National Guard and became a part of the ROTC program at MSU. Through this program she earned a full-ride scholarship to pursue her dreams, and it’s one of her proudest accomplishments so far!
Lydia has a Blue Heeler mix named Piper and a black cat named Raven. She loves winding down from a long day by cuddling with her pets, and she enjoys working on her car when she has spare time.
Samantha, Veterinary Assistant & Client Service Representative
Samantha has always been very passionate about animals and has extensive experience in boarding and pet daycare. Having worked at a vet practice for 4 years, she finds taking care of people's furry companions to be the most rewarding part of her career. Samantha shares her home with a border collie named Indy and two cats named Felicity and Bubba. In her free time, she enjoys reading and doing various sports with Indy, with agility training being their favorite. Samantha's greatest accomplishments include competing with her dog, Indy, in agility and getting into master level competition. Indy is working hard to become a MACA dog.
Katie, Client Service Representative & Veterinary Assistant
Katie has worked with animals before and absolutely loved it, so it was an easy decision to pursue a job at an animal hospital!
Katie and her husband, Nate, have two children named Bently and Addisyn as well as a couple of pets: Willie, a Bassett Hound; Waylon, a Boxer/Pitbull mix and two cats named Goose and Abrams. In her spare time, there’s nothing she loves more than just hanging out with her family!
Client Service Representatives
Erica, Client Service Representative
Erica is part of our receptionists' team, and her favorite part of the job is watching puppies and kittens grow into healthy adults! Beyond her receptionist skills, she is also certified in medical massage therapy from Blue Heron Academy.
Erica and her husband, Chad, have three children together, and one cat named Sammy. When not at work, she loves camping and spending time with her family.
Diane, Client Service Representative
Diane is a dedicated Client Service Representative with over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field. She holds a Fear Free Certification, which demonstrates her commitment to providing the highest level of care and compassion to her clients and their furry friends. Diane's journey in the veterinary field began after a slip and fall accident forced her to seek a new career path. She started her career at the Humane Society and quickly realized her passion for working in a private practice setting. Today, she finds the most rewarding part of her job to be witnessing the love and bond between a human and their pet and knowing that she's helping them achieve a happy, healthy life together. In her personal life, Diane shares a home with her beloved fur baby, Beatrice. When she's not at work, Diane enjoys pottery, camping, boating, and hiking with Beatrice.