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Fear Free for Sure. We’re proud to be the first Fear Free certified clinic in Saginaw, MI. So, your pet’s emotional and physical well-being is prioritized with every visit. We put the patients first!


Front Desk/Receptionist

Chris decided to enter the veterinary field because she wanted to make a positive difference in the lives people and their pets. She got the chance to do so a year into her career, when a client she had grown close with couldn’t be present to help their terminally ill pet cross the rainbow bridge. Chris stepped in to offer care and support in their absence – a gesture that brought great comfort to the grieving client.

A veteran of the industry, Chris started her journey 30 years ago, when she was hired as a kennel aid and worked her way up to an assistant role. Professionally, Chris particularly enjoys the personal aspect of veterinary care, something that has become even more important since COVID hit. Getting to know each client and their beloved fur baby, and calling them by name offers a much-needed personal touch.

Not surprisingly, Chris views her own pets as her children. She is currently fur-mom to four frisky felines named Owen, Karma, Nova and L.C. 

When she’s not busy working or cuddling with her kitties, Chris can usually be found nose-deep in a good book. She’s even contemplated writing a book of her own one day. In addition to reading and writing, Chris also enjoys drawing and gardening. There’s something very satisfying about growing your own stuff.


Veterinary Assistant

When Kara was a young child, growing up in Freeland Michigan, she remembers vividly being glued to the television every time Steve Irwin was on. He was so influential, in fact, that she decided she would one day follow in his footsteps and work with animals, just like him. Today, as a Veterinary Assistant, Kara is thrilled to be doing what she is passionate about – helping pets enjoy longer, happier, healthier lives!

Kara’s journey in the veterinary industry began at a different clinic, where she worked as a Kennel Aid. A year into the job, she was offered a position here at Veterinary Health Center, which she gladly accepted. She’s been a part of the VHC team for more than 10 years now, and our staff and clients couldn’t imagine it any other way. Clinically, Kara has a particular interest in blood draws.

At home, Kara has two dogs and two cats of her own, all of whom were rescued. In her spare time, she can usually be found spending time outside, camping, hunting or fishing. 


Digital Records Clerk

Kevin may not have a job working directly with animals, but that doesn’t stop him from sneaking in some snuggles and cuddles with the kitties while they await procedures. His love of felines has also inspired him to volunteer at several of our adoption events. Being able to assist in their journey to their “furever” homes is incredibly fulfilling. 

Kevin joined the Veterinary Health Center team in December of 2014. In his role as Digital Records Clerk, Kevin is responsible to making sure all of our patient files are kept secure and up-to-date. He has become an integral and well-loved part of the team over the years and we are lucky to have him!

Outside of the clinic, Kevin’s interests include cats (of course), computers, gaming and music. He also enjoys playing badminton and going bowling. At home, Kevin has one cat of his own – Tommy, a senior Tonkinese who loves to be carried stretched out on his back and cuddling up on Kevin’s pillow at night. 


Veterinary Assistant

Growing up, Amanda had a dog who suffered from seizures. The experience of caring for that precious fur baby made her realize just how much she wanted to one day work with animals as a career. As a Veterinary Assistant, Amanda appreciates the opportunity to help and support our clients and their companions.

Amanda joined the Veterinary Health Center as a volunteer in 2009. A year later, she was officially hired as a kennel worker and has since worked her way up the ranks. Professionally, she enjoys witnessing and nurturing the special bond between our patients and their loving owners.

At home, Amanda is mom to several pets of her own. Her fur family includes three dogs: Max, Kilo and Rocky; and seven cats: Wile-E, Tyrone, Edgar, Allen, Poe, Shadow, and last but not least, Bruce who taught himself to jump up on Amanda’s shoulders when she comes home.

Amanda’s hobbies include photography, music, bowling, and reading.


Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!


Kennel Manager

A native of Bay City, MI, Angie grew up an only child, so she formed a connection and companionship with animals at a young age. She yearned to find a job that would allow her to be around animals, care for them and learn more about them. She landed a position at Veterinary Health Center as a kennel manager and has been thrilled to be in the presence of a variety of animals!

Angie’s first job in the veterinary field was at a pet shop and after that, she spent years working for animal control. These positions gave her the valuable experience and knowledge to prepare her for her role dealing with animals at Veterinary Health Center. She loves the fact that her duties change on a daily basis, and enjoys being around her co-workers and clients.

When she’s not working at the health center, Angie enjoys spending time with her 3 children, infant granddaughter and her dog, Baleigh. She loves being outside in warm weather, whether it’s enjoying a trip to the beach or lake or going camping.