About Georgetown Animal Hospital
At Georgetown Animal Hospital, your pet is our priority! We treat each pet in our care like a member of our family. As a full-service veterinary hospital, we are proud to provide a comprehensive range of services to patients from Hudsonville, MI and surrounding communities.
For over 30 years, our team has worked with families across the area to care for their dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and small animals. We provide the highest level of medical, surgical, and dental care. We are committed to providing you with the resources and information you need to help your pets live long, healthy lives!
Meet Our Experienced Team
Lisa Meyer, DVM
Dr. Meyer was born and raised in Niles, MI, and moved to the Hudsonville area after graduating from Michigan State University, with a degree veterinary medicine. After graduating from MSU, Dr. Meyer worked at the Animal Clinic in Grand Rapids for six years, prior to coming to Georgetown Animal Hospital. She came to GAH in 2006 and eventually purchased the clinic from Dr. Bennett in 2009. (Which we are all very happy about).
Dr. Meyer performs routine/diagnostic exams (with an emphasis on preventive health care) as well as routine and not-so-routine (orthopedic) surgical procedures. She works not only on dogs and cats, but also treats pocket pets, reptiles and birds.
Dr. Meyer currently lives in Hudsonville (though she would rather live in a warmer climate) with her three children: Malena (heading off to college – MSU – GO GREEN!), Brayden, and Ava. Dr. Meyer and her family have three dogs: Trixie, Lilly and Cayman (the second cutest little staffie EVER!) she also has a cat named Cookie.
When not working, Dr. Meyer loves to spend time with her family, especially attending all of her kids’ sporting events. She even occasionally coaches for her kids’ teams. In the summer, Dr. Meyer prefers to be outdoors in the warm sunlight and she would prefer it if winter did not occur.
Jason Chudy, DVM
Dr. Chudy joined Georgetown Animal Hospital in the fall of 2011. He attended Grand Valley State University where he did his undergraduate work. He then attended Michigan State University, where he obtained his veterinary degree. After MSU he worked at Cedar Animal Hospital for seven years, at which point we were lucky to sign him on at GAH. At GAH he performs routine/diagnostic appointments and surgical procedures; he also performs orthopedic surgeries and ultrasounds. He has experience with not only cats and dogs, but exotics as well. Dr. Chudy treats birds, pocket pets, reptiles as well as the occasional farm animal.
A native of West Michigan, Dr. Chudy currently lives in Wyoming, MI, with his wife (Sarah) and their son (Benjamin). They also have three dogs. When Dr. Chudy isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, fly-fishing, playing soccer and hockey, cooking (his wife can’t), and gardening. He also is big into remodeling their home; I think he fancies himself a handyman.
Stephanie Dorner, DVM
Dr. Stephanie Dorner attended Calvin College for undergraduate school and went on to MSU and graduated with her veterinary degree in 1997. Dr. Dorner comes to us from South Kent Animal Hospital (we are so happy to have her on board here), and has been with us since January of 2019. At GAH she performs routine diagnostics and exams.
Dr. Dorner is a West Michigan native and lives in Grand Rapids with her husband (David) and their three children (Annabelle, Gabe and Aaron). Dr. Dorner enjoys downhill skiing and would like to learn cross country skiing, as well as how to sail. She and her husband hope that once they get the kids out of the house they will have more time to themselves and pick up some more hobbies. (Not they are in any kind of rush or anything).
Dr. Dorner has a menagerie of pets on her ‘farm’, as many as 22! For those of you who are curious, she has 5 chickens, 1 bearded dragon, 2 ponies, 1 rabbit, 2 parrots, 9 cats, 2 dogs and of course her husband ☺. That was an exhausting list! It is a wonder she gets anything else done having to care for all of those guys and her children. It is said that the cockatoo’s vocalizing may be causing some marital strife, those of you who have ever had one, or know of someone with a cockatoo can surely understand☺.
Maureen Good, DVM
Dr. Good graduated from Michigan State University in 1994; she joined the staff at Georgetown Animal Hospital in 2003. She was the staff veterinarian at Harbor Humane Society for many years. At GAH she performs routine exams and appointments and works on dogs, cats, pocket pets, reptiles and birds.
Dr. Good lives in Grand Rapids with her dogs, cats and rabbits. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and snowmobiling.
Ashley Kwasniewski, DVM
Dr. Kwasniewski joined Georgetown Animal Hospital in 2021 and has been practicing veterinary medicine 8 years prior to that. Dr. Kwasniewski obtained her undergraduate degree as well as doctorate of veterinary medicine from Michigan State University. Dr. Kwasniewski performs routine exams, surgeries
and sees cats and dogs as well as pocket pets.
When not working Dr. Kwasniewski enjoys riding her horse and spending time with her 3 cats and 1 dog. She loves to take her dog (Valley) to the beach and on trails. If you ask her to cook you up some grub though, be prepared for a frozen dinner 😉
Nicholas Vito, DVM
Dr. Vito has been practicing veterinary medicine for 8+ years and joining Georgetown Animal Hospital in 2022. Dr. Vito is a graduate of Michigan State University, first obtaining a BS in Animal Science and later receiving his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Vito performs routine exams, surgeries and sees cats and dogs as well as some pocket pets.
Dr. Vito is very big into the outdoors, especially if it involves morel mushroom hunting! He has a French bulldog, named Gaia, who is a doll. Dr. Vito also has dual citizenship (USA/Italy) and loves to travel the world.
Susan Woldyk, DVM
Born in Germany during the Cold War (She’s a sleeper agent!!!), Dr. Woldyk grew up in Grand Rapids, MI. She attended and graduated from Michigan State University’s veterinary program in 1985. Georgetown Animal Hospital would not be around if not for Dr. Woldyk and her husband Ron. They built the GAH in 1988 and then sold the clinic to Dr. Bennett in 1996, when she took a few years off from practicing medicine to be home with her boys (Nick and Ben).
She came back to GAH in 1999, couldn’t stand being cooped up with her kids anymore. She is a permanent fixture at the clinic (she isn’t allowed to leave).
Dr. Woldyk is big into the outdoors, especially if it includes the Upper Peninsula; she loves camping with her family. When in the U.P. she also loves hunting for agates (boring). Both of her boys are now adults and attending college. She lives in Hudsonville with her husband and their two cats.
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Alaree Hall, Veterinary Technician
Alaree (it starts with an A, not a V) came to Georgetown Animal Hospital (2011) with a plethora of animal experience: she had seven years of MacKenzie’s Animal Sanctuary and five years at the Animal Clinic (Grand Rapids, MI) before that. At the Animal Clinic she was the lead kennel technician and at MacKenzie’s she was the health care technician. At GAH, Alaree works as both a receptionist and technician.
Alaree was born in Winston – Salem, North Carolina (no, she has not been accused of witchcraft), and has moved around a number of times. She has made West Michigan her home. Alaree’s education includes an associate’s degree in science from GRCC (2002) and a B.S. in Biology from Grand Valley State University (2012). Alaree enjoys hanging out with friends, trying new things, and going to the movies.
Alicia Peless, Technician
Alicia has been with GAH since December of 2018 and has been a quick study. She came on board as we were in the midst of moving from our old location to our new facility and if that move didn’t scare her off I think we’ve got a keeper. Alicia is so laid back, it makes working with her so easy, nothing really gets this girl in a bad mood, so rare to find in people nowadays.
Alicia’s degree is in Graphic Design from the College for Creative Studies (she is using that degree to its full potential, like many of us ☺ – sarcasm). Alicia also designs graphic tee shirts on her spare time, so I guess she is using that degree after all!
Alicia is a pescatarian, meaning she is a vegetarian who will also eat fish but no other animal proteins. It does not mean she worships fish ☺. I mention this, in the event that someone reading this chooses to bring in snacks for the staff (if any of you reps are reading this), there is one of us that does not eat meat.
Alicia lives in Grand Rapids with her husband Matt and their 4 dogs (Pooka, Nollie, Zeke, Kilo and Moose), a cat (Dali) and lizard (Nora). Until recently it was 3 dogs, but she (like myself) let one of our reps stick her with a puppy. She and her husband are both hockey fanatics and are always playing in a league.
Amy Pierce, Technician
Amy has been with Georgetown Animal Hospital since 2006. Prior to GAH she worked at Harbor Humane Society for 7 years, gaining tons of animal handling experience. Amy tried to leave GAH in 2014 but we wouldn’t hear of it, so she still puts in 2 days at the clinic so we (and our clients) still get to see her.
Amy is originally from West Michigan, though she would prefer to spend her time at Drummond Island. She has three boys, Oliver, Jonas and Regan, three super intelligent and active guys. Amy is big into CrossFit (as is her husband, Jason), running, crocheting, kayaking and horseback riding (the girl cannot sit still).
Amy lives in Holland with her three boys, husband and their 2 dogs, multiple chickens, a couple of cows, 2 horses and a mini horse.
Atilay Tulu, Practice Manager
Atilay is a native of West Michigan (never got out of the area ☹) and has been with Georgetown Animal Hospital since 2006. Atilay is a graduate of Aquinas College with a B.S. in Biology. His previous work experience includes a stint at Harbor Humane Society as Kennel Manager where he gained a great deal of experience with animal handling. He joined GAH as a technician and was made Practice Manager in the fall of 2015.
When not working, Atilay enjoys travel; his favorite destination is the Florida Keys, but he prefers international travel (when he can afford it). He also enjoys home projects, dry-walling, electric work and laying floors, but not plumbing (never again!). Other activities include biking and cooking (he loves to eat). Atilay lives in Holland with his plethora of pets, two dogs, five cats and one turtle.
Brianna Slagh, Technician/Receptionist
Brianna joined the staff May 2019 and came to us from Ottawa Animal Hospital, where she worked as a technician for 5 years. She is an accomplished and proficient technician. Brianna is a native of West Michigan, born and raised in Zeeland. She currently resides with her parents in Zeeland but is hopeful to strike it out on her own with her boyfriend (Kyle) soon. She and Kyle have been together (on and off ☺) for the last 6 years, though look to be a serious partnership.
Brianna and Kyle enjoy traveling and exploring the state together. When they travel they like to; hunt for mushrooms (not those kinds), kayak and go fishing (not the card game). When Brianna isn’t working at GAH she cuts hair on the side and runs a craft business with a friend. She has developed a fascination with gardening, as well as growing her own vegetables and fruits. Brianna has 1 cat, 2 dogs and multiple chickens.
Brianna Vorhees, Receptionist/Technician
Brianna, yes, there are now two of them on staff and they both have blonde hair, so good luck with that. Brianna joined GAH in September of 2021 and came to us with 14 years of previous experience in veterinary hospitals. Brianna is a native of Michigan and currently lives in Grand Rapids.
>Brianna has an affinity for carbs, and is a lover of food in general, though she has some weird views on what is good food. For example, spice is a No-No, I’ve been told that ketchup is as spicy as she will go. If you want to stay on her good side, don’t ever suggest pineapple on a pizza or try mixing fruit into any of her food.
Psychology being one of her interests of study has led her to be really into enneagram. Brianna is also into Netflix documentaries, Whiteclaw, Witches Brew wine, she enjoys bonfires and taking her poochies to the dog park (she has two of them). Family is her biggest passion though.
Heather Kanis, Receptionist/Technician
Heather joined Georgetown Animal Hospital in 2022 as a receptionist and technician. She has almost 20 years of experience as a technician, mainly with the John Ball Park Zoo. So those of you with pet alligators and such, feel free to give us a call 😉 But, in all seriousness, don’t call us if you have an alligator. Prior to her work at the zoo, Heather worked as a technician at the Animal Clinic with Dr. Meyer.
Heather attended GRCC and WesternMichigan University with the intent to go into veterinary medicine, but who wants that kind of debt?!? Heather and her husband (Brian) live in Grand Rapids with their retriever (Finley) and they enjoy the outdoors, they like to hike, camp and kayak. Finley even has her own kayak, so that she can accompany mom and dad.
Kelli Rork, LVT
Kelli Rork came to GAH from Kingdom Animal Hospital in February of 2020. Kelli graduated from Baker College with a Veterinary Technology Associates Degree in 2018. She is a West Michigan native, though has had the opportunity to travel the country. Her husband (Sean) is retired from the Coast Guard and due to his changing of posts Kelli and the family have lived in Ohio, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Michigan, California and then back to Michigan.
Kelli and Sean have two teenage daughters, Alyssa (16) and Emma (13), got to feel for them☺. No seriously from all reports they are good kids. Kelli and her family have two dogs; Brutus and Radar, as well as two cats; Honey and Oreo.
Kelli and her family enjoy boating and Jeeping (hence they have a boat and a Jeep).
Kelly Koeman, LVT
Kelly Koeman came to GAH from East Holland Veterinary Clinic. Kelly is an LVT and graduated from Baker College in 2007, she has undergone Fear Free certification and enjoys learning about behavior. Kelly originally hails from Toledo, Ohio (she isn’t a cross dresser 😉) but grew up in Hudsonville, MI.
Kelly and her husband have known each other since the second grade, (that is a long time), and they have 1 daughter (Glenna). Along with a daughter, they have 2 cats (Porkchop and Lambchop), 2 dogs (Alvin “The Golden Boy” and Tia) and a Horse named Dani. Kelly has many likes, including; sewing, gardening, horseback riding and spending time with the family as well as enjoying reruns of a show about nothing. Kelly dislikes veggies… Vile weeds. (Fans will know that reference.)
Kim Johnson, Technician/Receptionist
Kim joined GAH in the summer of 2018 as a technician/receptionist, with some previous experience from Mapleview Animal Hospital. She loves all kinds of animals and cares for them as though they were her own.
Kim has two mini donkeys and a mule that she enjoys riding when the weather permits. She has a love for Australian cattle dogs as she has three of them. Kim also has a chinchilla and multiple cats. She loves to hike, frequent flea markets, and go antiquing as well as 4 wheeling. Kim recently purchased a home and spends all her time not at work upgrading and fixing it up.
Malena Meyer, Veterinarian In Training
Malena Meyer is currently filling in hours at GAH while attending MSU. Malena’s hope is to apply to MSU’s veterinary program once she makes it through undergraduate school. She hails from Hudsonville, MI.
Malena has a pet cat, named Cookie that is full of spunk. (She IS a calico, those of you who have ever had a calico cat GET IT.) Malena loves music and photography and is an organizational freak, (obviously gets that from her mother, haha!).
Rachel Hoeve, LVT
Yes, another duplicate name, in my defense, it makes it easy to remember the staff’s names, when you only have to remember half of them. 😉 Rachel joined Georgetown Animal Hospital in 2021 shortly after finishing her schooling from Baker and obtaining her Veterinary Technician License.
Rachel is a native of west Michigan, born and raised. Rachel enjoys hiking and brewing with her boyfriend NIck. The girl also has a wicked tolerance for spicy food and likes to venture out and try new cuisines.
She lives with her two rescue pups.
Rachel Waterman, Technician/Receptionist
Rachel joined GAH in 2020 (what a wonderful year that was) from Kingdom Animal Hospital, where she worked as a receptionist for nearly 5 years. Rachel has had an interest in expanding her abilities to include more hands on time with the patients and has picked up some shifts as a technician.
Rachel is a native of west Michigan, having been born and raised in Zeeland. Rachel attended Indiana Wesleyan University where she received a degree in Photography. Like most of the world and staff, she is taking full advantage of that degree ☺
Rachel has many interests outside of work, including an unhealthy obsession with collecting and growing plants (not that kind). She also enjoys cooking/baking, attending comic con (she is a Whovian at heart), reading and Broadway. Rachel and her fiancé (Mike) also enjoy traveling and will be making their way to Iceland!
Rachel has two dogs Kodak and Roxy as well as a rabbit named Rosie.
The Sidekick – Ariel
Ariel has been with Georgetown Animal Hospital since December of 2015. Ariel is a princess through and through, she is the pickiest piggy ever. Ariel will only eat romaine lettuce (minus the crunchy ribs to the leaves), and prefers that she get a change up to her vegetables and fruit, as she cannot be bothered to eat the same things multiple days in a row.
Ariel may have multiple personality disorder, as she will be super affectionate and annoyed at the same time. I believe that she is secretly plotting all of our deaths at these times of annoyance and if she had more allies she would attempt a coup d’état for complete control. As it is, she is willing to play the sidekick, but look out, one of these days she will come for all of us.
Sydney TerHaar, Technician/Recepionist
Sydney came to us from Ottawa Animal Hospital as an animal care attendant and joined GAH in October 2018. She now works as a technician and receptionist.
Sydney just recently left the womb (she is very young) and is living at home with her parents where she cares for their plethora of pets. It might be a good thing that she’s still at home with her parents, as I could see her becoming a dog hoarder☺. Every time a puppy, especially a lab, comes through the door, Sydney wants to take off with it.
Sydney in her spare time enjoys hunting, hiking and chasing cows.
Sharon Six, Receptionist
Sharon joined the staff as a receptionist at Georgetown Animal Hospital in 2012. She and her husband (Leo) of 45+ years (that’s a long time!) moved here from Niles where Sharon worked at the Niles Foot Clinic for over 20 years. They moved to Hudsonville to be closer to their daughter (one whom is Dr. Meyer) and grandchildren. Their son (Michael) currently resides in Denver, CO.
Sharon enjoys knitting, hanging with the grandkids and reading in her free time. Sharon and Leo also love going to Holland and Saugatuck, but don’t try getting her on a plane! Sharon and Leo have a rambunctious Shnoodle named Cody.
Travis Chudy, Technician
Yes, I know, yet another Chudy. In our defense we did tell Eric if he was going to be leaving us for another job, he had to find his own replacement. We did not know he was going to bring in his own brother.Travis has been with GAH for since 2020, and came on board during a pandemic. If that did not scare him away, I think that shows determination and a great work ethic. Travis was originally born in Warsaw, Indiana but raised in Jenison, Michigan.
Travis is currently attending school at Grand Valley and is looking to go on to medical school afterwards (I know, who wants to handle people?). Since joining GAH Travis has taken his first (very own pet), Xalek, a Shepherd mix puppy that came to GAH in rough shape, but is now thriving. (His name is a Star Wars thing, Eric had already taken Mando). When I asked Travis to come up with something interesting or funny about himself for the web page, he handed me back a blank page. So, I’ll have to say this, he is so easily amused and laughs at almost anything.