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 Nova 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.
Heather, LVT, 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 her Beagle, Dixie, and yellow cake with buttercream frosting.
Lainy, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Lainy grew up around veterinary medicine and with her desire to help animals, it’s no surprise that she pursued an associate degree of Science in Veterinary Technology. It’s her life long goal to strengthen the bond between humans and animals.
When she is not busy helping our furry friends, you can find Melanie spending time with her husband Tim, their daughter, Evelyn, as well as four legged friends of her own. Melanie has a variety of pets including a German Shepherd named Beezer (who stole her heart), a Blood Hound named Fred, a Beagle Mix named Stewi, as well as cats, a rabbit, rat, and an iguana. You can often find Melanie curled up with a good book, gardening, and working with her dog, Beezer.
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 three pets: one dog named Ben (Lab/Great Dane mix) 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!
Stacy, 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.
Nichole, Veterinary Technician/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.
Jenny, LVT, 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.
Christina, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Christina grew up with cats and a general love for animals. After high school, she worked as a CNA for 5 years, before eventually returning to school, during which she began working as a kennel technician. Christina has her associate degree from Baker College of Muskegon, and is on track to earn her bachelor’s degree in animal behavior. Christina loves helping and educating people, and especially enjoys seeing new puppies and kittens for their first visit at our hospital. She has 4 fur babies of her own: Nymeria and Lady (both Siberian Huskies), and Jasmyn and Rajah (both cats). Christina’s favorite things to do outside of work include camping, exploring with her dogs, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
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.
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: Red, a Bassett Hound; Waylon, a Boxer/Pitbull mix and two cats named Sniper and Abrams. In her spare time, there’s nothing she loves more than just hanging out with her family!
Mary-Margaret, Veterinary Assistant
Mary-Margaret has always been drawn to helping others, and with her love of animals it only made sense for her to go into the veterinary field. She started working at her first veterinary clinic in 2007 and has remained in the field ever since. The most rewarding part of her career is being able to help and be the voice for the many patients she cares for.
Mary-Margaret and her husband Jonathan have 2 sons, Logan and Wesley, and a rescued German Shepherd mix named Loki. She has many hobbies, including spending time with her boys, riding her motorcycle, quad, dirt bike and truck off-road, snowboarding, shooting (bow, too), crafts, drawing, and camping. She loves staying busy and active!
Mary-Margaret has accomplished a lot in her life but her most rewarding achievements were raising a special needs child as a single mom and serving in the military.
Adi, Hospital Assistant
Adison’s love of caring for all living things and the joy it brings her made working in veterinary medicine an obvious choice. She finds it very rewarding to make animals and people feel loved and cared for. Adison has several animal companions of her own: Maizie, a miniature Australian Shepherd; Ollie the Cockatiel; Margo, a small mixed breed dog; Lula the rabbit; and Sparky, a goldfish. Outside of work, Adison’s favorite things to do include drawing, cooking, gaming, going for walks, and cuddling with her dogs.
Abby, Veterinary Assistant
Abigail has two animal companions of her own, a chocolate Lab named Axl 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.
Shania, Veterinary Assistant
Shania always had a love for animals. When she was younger, she wanted nothing more than to be able to help animals, and now she gets to live out her dream. She finds it extremely rewarding to be able to to see our sick patients recover and return home to their families.
Shania has a daughter, Hadley, and she also has several four-legged family members: an American Bulldog/Boxer mix named Bane and 2 horses, Bacardi and Martini. In her spare time, Shania does barrel racing and the occasional rodeo, and she loves spending time with her family.
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.
Drea, Client Service Representative
Drea worked in human medicine for almost 20 years, but she always loved animals, and felt that veterinary medicine was her true home. Making the switch was the best decision she ever made! Drea and her husband, Mike, share their home with 3 rescue dogs, Lily, Willow, and Skye, and they also have 5 freshwater aquariums. In her free time, Drea enjoys hiking, doing arts and crafts, and baking dog treats.