Our Team


Dr. Tina Roggenbeck – Co-owner of VHC

Dr. Tina and her husband Charlie, purchased VHC in November 2012. In May of 2001 Dr. Tina Roggenbeck graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University and joined the staff at Veterinary Health Center. Prior to attending MSU she worked as a retail buyer for a department store. Her special interests include ophthamology and dermatology. Her passion for animals extends into her personal life.


Dr. Kristin Smith


Charlie Roggenbeck – Co-owner of VHC, Finance Administrator


Lori Menard – Practice Manager

Lori began her career in the veterinary field in 2005. Lori and her husband Greg share their home with their dogs Sydney and Lucy and their cats Charlie, Simon, Chop Stick and Captain. When not working she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her animals.


Chris Keller – Veterinary Assistant

Chris has worked in the veterinary field since 1990. She received her Bachelors degree from Michigan State University in Animal Science. Chris shares her home with adopted cats; Owen, Karma and Nova. When not working at Veterinary Health Center she enjoys arts and crafts, reading, cooking and of course animals.


Kara Hepworth – Veterinary Assistant

Kara is currently attending classes at Delta College to become a DNR officer. She began working in the veterinary field in 2011. Her outside interests include animals, camping, hunting and fishing. Kara has three cats; Theodore, Meow Meow and Kitten that share her life.


Jennifer Fila – Client Service Specialist

Jennifer started working at Veterinary Health Center in 1999. She shares her home with her husband Joe, rescue animals Porter (German Shepherd) and Phoebe (feline). Jennifer enjoys traveling, attending sporting events, bowling and hanging out with family and friends.


Kevin Kelly – Information/Technology Specialist

Kevin started working in the veterinary field at Veterinary Health Center in 2014. He shares his home with his Aunt Mary and his two Tonkenese cats, Tommy and Kiki. Kevin brings a broad base of knowledge in computer technology to our clinic. When not working Kevin enjoys video games, T.V., music and computers.


Suzanne Palestos – Client Service Specialist

Suzanne began working in the Veterinary field in 1993. She is the proud owner of AnnaBella (Shih Tzu) and Kayleigh (Persian). When not working Suzanne loves to sew and garden. She is also on the board of directors for Shelter Angels and participates in fundraising, fostering and helping at the shelter in Bay County.


Amanda Minor – Kennel Surpervisor, Veterinary Assistant

Amanda has worked at Veterinary Health Center since 2010. When not working she enjoys bowling, reading, photography, music, animals and getting tattoos. Amanda has been the photographer at our Open House each December. She shares her home with her dogs Maxx & Jack and her cat Tyrone.


Abbe Balderstone – Client Service Specialist, Kennel Manager


Sherry Hickey – Veterinary Assistant