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, and schedule an appointment soon to meet us all in person.

Veterinarians

Mary Kinser DVM

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.

Sandra Shindorf DVM

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.

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Dr. Brenda Lobbezoo, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lobbezoo graduated with her DVM from MSU in 1992. She has enjoyed the variety of general practice, as well as recently continuing her education with animal dentistry. Her interest in veterinary medicine began when she was in middle school, and continued to grow with excellent support from her family and mentors. Over the years, her career as a veterinarian has allowed her the freedom to use her medical and people skills to strengthen the unique and important bonds people have with their pets. The greater Greenville community has been Dr. Lobbezoo’s home for many years, and she is happy to contribute to its health, one pet at a time.

Dr. Lobbezoo has 2 teenage children, and her pets are a Sheltie named Kirke, and a DSH tabby named Franklin. Some of her favorite things to do include creative writing, music, spending time with her family and being outdoors, and she adores getting puppy kisses and purring from cats of any age!

Veterinary Staff

Mere

Mere, Veterinary Assistant

Mere has been in the veterinary industry for 16 years. She graduated from MCC with a business and accounting associate degree but her interests took her toward a career in veterinary medicine. Mere is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and is a certified dog trainer through National K9 and is also K9 CPR certified.

At home, Mere has several pets including dogs, cats, horses, and chickens. In her spare time, she enjoys dog training and horseback riding.

Rachel

Rachel, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Rachel received her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University. She always knew she wanted to spend her life surrounded by animals because she grew up with them and her mom is a veterinarian. In her role, she enjoys helping young animals get a healthy start in life!

Rachel is engaged to Dylan and they’ve been together for 3.5 years. At home, she has two dogs, Mira, a Pitbull, and Bubbles, a Border Collie/Corgi mix, as well as a cat named Hagrid and Raven, her horse. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys antiquing with Dylan, reading, and riding her horse. She also loves the Harry Potter books!

Maegan

Maegan, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Maegan has always loved being around animals and wanted to do her part in taking care of them, which also helps her better understand her own pets.

Maegan’s greatest life accomplishment so far has been buying a house all on her own at the age of 22. In her home, she has one dog named Schatzi who is a Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd mix. She also has two horses named Red, a Pony of the Americas (POA), and Polo, a Quarter Horse. When not at work, she loves riding and doing yard work. She also enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews. What she loves most of all is her Grandma Mud, who is no longer with us.

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Stefanie, Receptionist

When Stefanie found herself with some time to fill following some changes in her life, it felt like the right time and the right fit to work with animals. And she’s loved every minute of it since!

Stefanie is married with four daughters and three pets: Mady, a Pug; Wiley, a chocolate Lab, and Letty, a Maine Coon cat. In her spare time, Stefanie enjoys snowmobiling, traveling, and paddle-boarding. You might also catch her re-watching her favorite movie, Second Hand Lions.

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Katie B., Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Kathryn has worked with animals before and absolutely loved it, so it was an easy decision to pursue a job at an animal hospital!

Kathryn 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!

Ilyssa

Ilyssa, Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Ilyssa has been passionate about animals her entire life and always knew she would love a career working with them. In her current role, she loves getting to help animals and their owners. Ilyssa grew up on a small farm with horses, cows, and chickens. She showed horses in 4-H at the local Montcalm County Fair for 7 years until she aged out in 2019.

Ilyssa is engaged to be married to her fiancé, James, in July 2020. At home, she has a dog, Lobo; two cats, Aero and Milo; and four horses, Star (quarter horse), Spudz (paint) and two minis, Neuman and Buck. In her spare time, she enjoys showing and riding horses. She even trained her own 3-year-old filly herself!

Erica

Erica, Receptionist

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.

Keshia

Keshia, Licensed Veternary Technician

Keshia received her associate’s degree in veterinary technology from Baker College of Muskegon in 2010. Growing up, she was the only girl in the family and was excluded by her brothers. She found at an early age that animals offered her comfort, so she pursued a career where she could be their voice.

Keshia has two nephews to whom she loves being an aunt, as well as two dogs at home including Annie, a Lab, and Roman, a Pitbull mix; and two cats named Bella and Quinn. She enjoys walking, reading (especially Harry Potter), watching movies (particularly Disney), doing puzzles, and spending time with friends and family.

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Liz, Veternary Assistant

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!

Katie

Katie P., Licensed Veternary Technician

Katie has always loved animals. She grew up on a small farm in Gown, Mi and from a young age wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  Katie attended Baker College of Cadillac, where she earned her degree as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2010.  In her role, Katie enjoys client education and helping owners learn to be the best pet parents they can.

Katie lives with her boyfriend, Christian, and her two children, Myles and Hazlynn. Together they own and run their dog training and boarding business. Katie and her family have quite a menagerie of animals including, 10 dogs, 2 cats, 4 horses, 1 bearded dragon, 1 ferret, and a fish. In her spare time Katie enjoys riding horses, camping, working with the dogs, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Heather

Heather, 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, nine cattle, nine goats, and some chickens. When she’s not at work, she enjoys farming, hunting, and fishing. What she loves most in the world is her Beagle, Dixie, and yellow cake with buttercream frosting.

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Heather S, Licensed Veterinary Technician

While in high school, Heather wanted to be a veterinarian. However, life had a different path for her. When she became an empty-nester, she decided to go back to school, attending Baker College-Cadillac to become a licensed veterinary technician. Today, she can safely say that she loves her new career.

Heather has two children, Christopher and Nicole. She and her boyfriend, RJ, own a racing sled dog kennel, Evergreen Seppala Siberians. They enjoy training and racing with their dogs and raising litters for themselves and other mushers.

In addition to their 17 Seppala Siberian huskies, Heather and her boyfriend also have a cat named Levi. Outside of work, Heather enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, gardening, and canning.