Dr. Kevin J. Stachowiak – Owner/Veterinarian
Dr. Kevin J. Stachowiak – Owner/Veterinarian
I dreamed about being a veterinarian since I was 7 or 8 years old. When I graduated from MSU in 2000, it was a dream come true. In 2002, I moved to Caseville and developed my laser surgery skills, which has been a passion of mine ever since. I love keeping puppies and kittens happy and healthy with the help of technology like surgery laser and videoscopes.
Working in a tourist town, I have been able to work with many veterinarians throughout the state. This cooperative effect led me to become President of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association in 2016, which is a great honor.
When I'm not at work helping pets in need, you can find me at home with my wife Lindsay, daughter Ava, dogs Emma and Macy, and cat Sully.
I absolutely love the people and pets I have met in Caseville as I look forward to coming to work everyday with a smile. I hope to see you soon.
-Dr. Kevin Stachowiak
Dr. Carrie A. Hooper – Associate Veterinarian
I have enjoyed being a small animal veterinarian since graduating from MSU in 2001. I joined the Caseville Small Animal Clinic in April 2006 after working 5 years in the Bay City area. My husband Ryan, daughters Faith and Olivia, dog Bentley, cats Wolfie and Gulliver, and I love living in “The Thumb.” We all appreciate its beauty, quietness and kind people. The Caseville Small Animal Clinic is a wonderful place to practice veterinary medicine with a caring and compassionate staff, up-to-date technology, and a genuine love of animals. Thanks for entrusting us with your furry family members!!!
Dr. Carrie Hooper
Janelle Lamke – Licensed Veterinary Technician
I graduated from a 2 year Veterinary Technician Program at Baker College of Port Huron in 2009. Following graduation I obtained a job at a veterinary clinic in Plymouth where I worked for 2 years as an LVT. I wanted to move back closer to home and in November 2011 I joined the team at Caseville Small Animal Clinic.
In May 2013 I married my husband Mitch and we have 2 cats, Casper and Charlie, 2 dogs, Cooper and Casey, 2 horses, Ella and Pearl.
I have always loved animals and am very satisfied with my career choice. I love working with animals on a daily basis and could not be happier especially now that I am closer to home and working at a fantastic veterinary clinic!
Abigail McIlhargie - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Abigail graduated from Baker College of Flint in 2012 with her Licensed Veterinary Technician degree. She was born and raised in Caseville but moved to the Bay City area in 2006 to be closer to school. Following graduation, she worked at a clinic in Saginaw, MI for 3 years as an LVT. She wanted to move back to her home town so she joined our team in September 2015. She has two rescue dogs, Baron and Jaina, and three cats, Baine, Stink and Lady. She enjoys camping, reading and playing World of Warcraft.
Gala Shivley – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Hi! My name is Gala, and I joined the staff at Caseville Small Animal Clinic during the summer in July 2013 before my sophomore year of college at Michigan State University. I work as the assistant here during my summer and winter breaks from school to prepare for my bachelors degree as a veterinarian technologist. So you will see me helping just about anywhere in the clinic. I've been determined to work in the veterinarian field for as long as I can remember and have grown up with pets my whole life. I currently have one crazy lab, Rustee and one cat, Milo. I'm excited to be part of the Caseville Small Animal Clinic as they help me prepare for my future and always look forward to meeting all of your furry pets!
Jamie Musolff – Head Receptionist
I joined the Staff at Caseville Small Animal Clinic in September 2009. I first started working in the kennel and slowly transitioned to assistant then to receptionist. I am extremely passionate about my job and I'm always eager to learn more to better help the animals of our community. Just like any other loving pet parent I love talking about my pets. So when you are visiting CSAC you may hear me talk about my 3 dogs: Kasey (Border Collie), Ed (Jack Russell Terrier), Molly (Morkie) or one of my 6 cats: Jake, Duncan, Meeko, Al, Dean, & Donut.
Trista Dufty – Receptionist
Hello, my name is Trista Dufty and I'm a receptionist at the Caseville Small Animal Clinic. I was born and raised in this amazing town. I grew up with all sorts of animals from hermit crabs, guinea pigs, to cats and dogs. We have always had a pet at home. Currently I have two cats, Peanut Butter and Willow. They didn't want to pose for a picture so this is my sisters dog Bear. He's amazing and caring. I'm so excited to see all the animals and families that come through the door and getting to know you all.
Heather Blunt – Groomer
Hi, my name is Heather, and I have been with Caseville Small Animal Clinic for two happy years. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats. I have always had pets, from goats to bearded dragons. When I was around 12 years old I joined 4-H dog showing. I took my dogs to MSU and managed to place them! I was 15 years old when I started working at a petting zoo, which I learned a lot from and enjoyed!
I started grooming my dogs not far from starting 4-H, and have been doing it ever since. I enjoy my job and always strive to make the clients happy with how their pet looks. I always treat a pet like they are part of the family.
I look forward to the many years to come at Caseville Small Animal Clinic. I enjoy the relationships with the clients, new and old, and look forward to starting one with you and your pet. See you soon.
Heather Rathje – Pet Care Technician
Hi! I’m Heather! I started my journey with the Caseville Small Animal Clinic in February 2016. It has been my dream to work with animals ever since I could remember therefore I was so excited when I got the phone call to become a member of the CSAC team. You will find me working in the Pet Hotel, where I take care of all the pets that are here boarding with us. I am a proud mother of many “fur-babies” including: 3 dogs (Allie, Jack, Rosco) and 2 cats (Cambria, and Titan). They are the greatest joy in my life, each wonderful in their own way. I can’t wait to meet the little pieces of joy in your life as I care for your “fur-babies” in our wonderful Pet Hotel.
Zoe Deming-Orlik-Pet Care Technician
Hi, I'm Zoe! I joined the staff of the Caseville Small Animal Clinic in May 2017 and I work as a Veterinary Assistant and a Kennel Assistant. Ever since I was really little, I've always wanted to help and care for animals and now I have that opportunity here! I'm starting college in the fall of 2018 at Baker College of Flint to work on a Veterinary Technician degree. I have 2 cute cats named Luna and Pepper, and a handsome parakeet named Admiral. I'm excited and honored to be a part of this team and I'm looking forward to meeting your fur-babies!
Jeniffer DeGrant – Assistant
Hi! My name is Jeniffer. I joined the staff at Caseville Small Animal Clinic in August of 2013 right before starting my senior year at Caseville High School. I now attend Delta Community College where I am studying to become a surgical nurse. I hope to transfer to Saginaw Valley State University to complete my nursing clinicals. I currently work as a Veterinarian Assistant. I make sure all of your furry pets stay happy and healthy with us. I have one crazy black Labrador mix named Layla. I look forward to meeting you and your furry friend next time you’re at Caseville Small Animal Clinic.
Emily Miklovic – Assistant
Hi, my name is Emily. I joined the staff at Caseville Small Animal Clinic in March 2015. I graduated from Animal Behavior College in 2013 with my Veterinarian Assistant Degree. Since I was a little girl I have always had a love for animals and now I enjoy being able to work with them every day. On Sept, 2, 2017 I married my husband Bradley we have two four legged 'fur-babies' Pazzo and Rango. We spend our time with our boys or riding horses. I look forward to meeting all the wonderful clients and patients I hear so much about!
In August 2015 we finally found the purrfect kitten to become O’Shay’s “little brother”. You may hear them fighting in the hallways, but don’t all brothers fight? Touche does great with people and cats, but is still in the process of getting used to dogs. So don’t be alarmed if he hisses at your dog, he would never hurt them. Just like O’Shay, he is here 365 days a year and is in the training stages of becoming watch cat number 2.
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"Dr. Kevin and his staff are caring and compassionate for their patients (and families). They are professional as well as enthusiastic and courteous. We know when we bring our animals in that they are being treated with the latest technology in veterinary science and equipment, But most importantly we feel the love they have for animals."