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 now a days.
Alicia’s degree is in Graphic Design from the College for Creative Studies (she is using that degree to it’s full potential, like many of us 😊 – this is 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 dose not mean she worships fish. I mention this, in the event that someone reading this chooses to bring in food for the staff, 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 and Kilo), 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 on a league.
What can I say about Lizzie? Well, Lizzie has been with GAH since May of 2018, and has adjusted to our wackiness with ease. Lizzie came to us from Cascade Animal Hospital as a kennel attendant and has made the transition to technician seamlessly. Lizzie was born in Rochester, Mi and spent most to her life in Oxford, Mi – and no she has not become a yuppie as a result. Lizzie is currently attending Grand Valley State University with a hope (seeing as this is her 4th or 5th time changing majors) to graduate with a masters in Cell Molecular Biology. You would think that someone wanting to go into cell molecular biology would be pretty introverted as they would prefer working in a lab away from people, but this kid is outgoing as they come.
Lizzie has recently lost hearing in her left ear, so you may need to yell occasionally to get her attention, don’t worry, she is a good sport about it. (Just don’t tell her I am telling you this.) Lizzie hopes to learn the piano and has recently purchased a keyboard. (There is a Beethoven joke there, but I will refrain.)
Lizzie currently has 1 pet, her chihuahua mix named Macie. She is a doll of a dog.
With Lizzie’s work ethic and sense of humor I hope she changes majors once again, we would like to keep her on staff as long as possible.
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 occasional hours at the clinic so we (and our clients) still get to see her. When she isn’t working at GAH she is working so for the Holland Deacons Conference, where she cares for people with mental and physical disabilities.
Amy is originally from West Michigan, though she would prefer to spend her time at Drummond Island. She has two boys, Oliver and Jonas, two 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 Holland with her three boys and husband and their dog: Smack (Smackaronie and cheese). She also has 3 horses.
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.
Just when you thought we reached the limits of our nepotism, we hired Eric, Dr. Chudy’s nephew. He is currently going to school at Grand Valley State University, with a hope to one day be a veterinarian (his hope is to pursue large animal medicine). Eric currently lives in Grandville, MI with his wife Danae. Eric is one laid-back dude; he has yet to let everyone else’s neuroses get to him.
Jessika (yes, with a K, we don’t get it either ☺) came to Georgetown Animal Hospital in the spring of 2014 as both a receptionist and technician. Jessika attended Grand Valley State University, graduating with a B.S. in Psychology in 3 years (overachiever). Jessika was born and raised in Hudsonville, MI, where she currently resides.
Jessika’s previous work experience is what makes her great at working with people, she worked retail at Barnes and Noble. Jessika hopes to one day put her degree to work, but in the meantime she can observe and record her colleagues’ odd behavior.
Jessika has many interests outside of work including taking road trips, dancing, and binge watching Netflix. She also gets so excited over candy that she cannot breath (odd, I know). She hopes to someday travel abroad. She lives with her dog Lulu (Lulu Bear to those who know her).
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.
Yes another Jessica (we know!); our doctors are getting older, we want to make yelling easier for them 😊 Jessica was born in Sewickley, PA, but has spent most her life in Caledonia, MI. She has aspirations of getting into veterinary school one day, (no one knows why). She would prefer working in large animal medicine (cows primarily). She has gained tremendous experience in vet. med. working at SouthKent Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist for the last 3.5 years. She has been with us since August 2017.
She has varying interests, kayaking, hiking, beer making (and drinking). She has a long-standing boyfriend named Griffin, who needs to pop the question already! She has a fluffball of a dog named Cooper.
Our nepotism knows no bounds — Renee is Jessika White’s cousin. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with aspirations of going on to a PA program. Renee is also a talented singer; she even competed to get onto American Idol!
Renee lives in Hudsonville, MI with her husband Tyler and their two sons Chandler and Carson.