Dr. Heather is one of Blue Lake Animal Hospital’s Senior Veterinarians and co-founder of the hospital. She is married to our Senior Veterinarian, Dr. Will, and they have 2 children. The doctors also have several pets, including Lincoln, an English Bulldog that they raised from day 1 due to him being born with a cleft palate. After being hand raised and recovering from surgery to repair the cleft palate, Lincoln is now a sweet, spoiled, healthy dog with a tendency to be naughty but loved all the more. Pringles is their special needs French Bulldog. The doctors love Frenchies and Bulldogs! Walter is their Golden Retriever puppy who likes to cuddle. Their family also includes a bird and a tortoise.
Dr. William is one of our Senior Veterinarians and co-founder of Blue Lake Animal Hospital. Dr. Will combines a deep passion for medicine and surgical procedures with a love for nature and for animals. He majored in Biology at Calvin College, where he participated in a research project studying the effects of heavy metals on wild bird populations. Dr. Will specializes in orthopedic surgery and enjoys working with the variety of patients we see, except for snakes. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his children and working on his sport car.
Dr. Maycie is the newest veterinarian at Blue Lake Animal Hospital. You may recognize her from her externship with the hospital in 2022. She was raised in West Michigan and is excited to be back in the area to practice medicine! Dr. Maycie had worked as a veterinary assistant in small animal practice for several years while pursuing her veterinary education.
Bri is a veterinary technician (veterinary nurse) at Blue Lake Animal Hospital. You will find her working alongside a doctor in exam rooms as well as in surgery working with the variety of pets we serve. Bri has two cats and a dog, all of whom she describes as “sweet”! Bri has always had a deep love for animals. This led her to pursue her degree in Veterinary Technology from Baker College. She enjoys being part of the Blue Lake Animal Hospital team because it feels like a family. In her spare time Bri likes to outdoors activities and loves to spend time with her family. She has a wide range of interests, from loving Disney, especially Beauty and the Beast, to going hunting!
Joyce is a full-time receptionist at Blue Lake Animal Hospital. Joyce has worked in the veterinary medical field for over 28 years! She began as an Animal Care Specialist while she served in the United States Army taking care of military dogs for six years. She continued her career as a veterinary assistant, and most recently, as our receptionist who also willingly lends a hand wherever we need her. Joyce and her husband, Alan, own a hobby farm where they raise rabbits, chickens, ducks and, from time to time, German Shepherd puppies. They have two children and four grandchildren. Joyce and Alan own a Harley motorcycle which they love to take touring around Michigan. Thank you, Joyce for your military service and for being an enthusiastic member of the Blue Lake team!
Kendra is a veterinary assistant at Blue Lake Animal Hospital. Kendra is married to Ryan and they have an adorable son. The family includes two dogs on opposite sides of the size equation—a German Shepherd mix and a Bichon mix! They also have two cats. Kendra grew up on a farm and her experiences there sparked her love of animals and her interest in Veterinary Medicine. As to working at Blue Lake Animal Hospital Kendra states: “I love being part of a family-based environment. It is great to come to work and know you have a good team to work with who care.” Kendra is committed to excellent care and extraordinary customer service, two goals that are at the core of Blue Lake Animal Hospital’s values. She can be found helping with patients in appointments, as well as in reception, greeting and assisting clients. In her spare time Kendra enjoys helping her husband, a mechanic, work on his car projects. Kendra and Ryan additionally participate in fun events like Hooptie-X and Gambler 500.
Marion is Blue Lake Animal Hospital’s office manager. She fills this role doing a wide variety of tasks with the goal of keeping the clinic running efficiently and smoothly. Her main focus is on helping to create an exceptional environment where patients and the families that love them will have the very best care and experience top customer service. Marion is married to her husband, Howard, and they have 6 children, one of whom is our very own Dr. Will! She and Howard have two beloved dogs and a cat. Outside of work Marion enjoys travelling around Michigan and spending time with family. A fun fact about Marion is that she is a fan of collecting Legos! According to Marion, the best part of working at Blue Lake Animal Hospital are the fantastic staff. She states that it is a true pleasure to work alongside skilled professionals who are passionate about what they do and the patients and families they serve. Blue Lake Animal Hospital is a fast-paced, busy environment and the staff truly come together as a family to not only make the clinic successful, but to welcome our patients and families as part of our family as well.
Mary Anne is our lead licensed veterinary technician at Blue Lake Animal Hospital. Mary Anne brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our medical team! She grew up on a dairy farm and has been interested in pursuing Veterinary Medicine from a young age. She graduated from Michigan State University’s Veterinary Technology program in 1981. Mary Anne has worked for several veterinary practices in and around Grand Rapids, MI. At Blue Lake we appreciate Mary Anne’s dedication to continuing her education and knowledge of the rapidly evolving veterinary medical field and her willingness and talent in teaching others, helping them to learn, improve and adapt to new practices. Mary Anne and her husband, David, own a small hobby farm where they raise goats. They share their home with a variety of pets including 5 dogs, a cat, and of course, the 11 goats. Mary Anne will tell you she loves working for Blue Lake because we truly care about our pet parents and their pets.
Mia is a full-time receptionist at Blue Lake Animal Hospital. Mia brings a lot of experience to the Blue Lake team. She is married to husband Scott and has two children. They also have a fur family that includes a dog and two cats, “Sen, the princess, and Norman, a talkative goofball!” Mia earned a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from Grand Valley State University. Her love of animals has led her to work in veterinary medicine for many years, where she currently works in the front reception greeting, assisting and helping clients. Mia is proficient in answering client questions, navigating the computer system, scheduling appointments, and managing myriad details. She additionally has trained on the job to help as a veterinary assistant when we need an extra pair of hands. Mia enjoys working with people, making friends, and getting to know our clients and patients. A fun fact about Mia is her love for live music and concerts. She has seen the Dave Matthews Band live in-person 18 times!
Micah is a full-time veterinary assistant at Blue Lake Animal Hospital. Micah is married and is currently expecting twins! The family also includes three dogs and Patrick, a 2-year-old Quarter horse. She works alongside the doctors assisting patients in exam rooms, as well as filling multiple roles in our treatment area where she fills prescriptions, draws up medicines and vaccines, obtains blood samples, works with patients, and so on. She enjoys grooming rabbits, can calm the most anxious pet, and receives the respect of even the largest dogs despite her own petite size. Micah grew up knowing she wanted to work with animals. Her experiences include working with cows and pigs on a farm and owning and showing horses with her mom. She has received multiple World Titles from horse showing. After graduation, she began working at a veterinary clinic, and joined Doctors Will and Heather when they started Blue Lake Animal Hospital. Micah enjoys being part of the Blue Lake Animal Hospital team where the staff has fun together while giving their work their all.
Veronica is a full time veterinary assistant who is currently pursuing her degree as a Veterinary Technician. Veronica realized her dream of working as in veterinary medicine when she was little. Every time she visited the veterinarian, she would be fascinated by the work that went into caring for animals. She worked as a receptionist at a local veterinary clinic and now uses her knowledge to deliver empathetic support for patients and their pets. You will find Veronica helping in reception, assisting the doctors with appointments, and assisting in surgery. She fills a variety of additional roles in our hospital from ordering medication to training new employees. Veronica has passion for radiology and exotic pets – both areas she is gaining additional training and education in! At home she cares for a variety of pets, including a dog, two cats, a Map turtle, and a crested gecko.
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Doctor Will and his wife are outstanding with their level of knowledge and ability to explain things. Our older doggo had a bout with a bowel disease that came around after the recent uptick in parvo over the last couple years. She was potentially looking at having to…
The best vet I've ever been to
Very caring staff!
My poor handsome cat was struck by a car, and was seriously injured. I went right into blue lake and I was instantly seen, and they helped my poor boy be put to rest. Amazing staff, you can tell they are passionate about the animals being brought in,…
Very friendly and knowledgeable, an excellent place to have our furbabies taken care of.
Great vet! Everyone was so kind and welcoming. Staff went above and beyond! I will continue to bring my bunny and two dogs here!
My Cavalier King Charles spaniel was having an issue with his tooth, he is 10 and has mitral valve disease so there is a risk of putting him under with sedation, Dr. Heather recommended an alternative that didn't need sedation. She worked with him and was patient as…
Friendly, patient, helpful staff. Can't believe I ever went anywhere else.
We have six pets, 3 cats and 3 dogs, all rescued. We have had incredible care for all of our furry friends. Everyone is so friendly and goes above and beyond to make sure our pets receive the best care. We cannot say enough about the vets and…
This place is amazing. We go to the male vet- he’s so informative and through. The entire staff is welcoming and warm. The prices are so much more affordable than our last vet. I was able to get a walk in appt with five minutes notice to them,…