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Meet our Staff!


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Veterinary Assistant

Ashley started working at Northside through an on-the-job training program from the Branch Area Career Center in 2001. After graduating from Quincy High School in 2002, she began working full time. She lives in Quincy with her fiancé and two boys. Ashley has four dogs- Darwin, Loki, Sven, and Gabe, and four goats- Eva, Wall-e, Remi, and Marlo. She enjoys spending time with her family, doing outdoor activities, crafting and scrapbooking.


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Veterinary Assistant

Betsy has been with Northside since 2005. She has her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in community counseling from Siena Heights University. Betsy is passionate about helping animals. She teaches both puppy classes and canine behavioral classes at Northside. In addition, she does behavioral evaluations at the Greater Hillsdale Humane Society. Betsy has five dogs- Stewie, Ducky, Levi, Trudy, and Betty as well as two cats, Etsie and Emmy. In her spare time she likes hiking with her dogs, camping and spending time with her husband, Dustin and doing volunteer work.


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Veterinary Assistant

Eve started working at Northside in 2017 and lives in Hudson with her husband and two little boys. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Siena Heights University and after college worked as a zookeeper in Arkansas and Texas. She has been working as a veterinary assistant for four years. Eve enjoys camping in the U.P., family time, off roading and photography. She has a dog Maeve; a cat Sprouty; and two guinea pigs, Oreo and Browni.



Veterinary Assistant

Marissa started working at Northside in June 2020 and is a graduate of Homer Schools. She has one dog, Jaxon, and two cats, Jasper and Peanut. She enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities. Marissa loves working at Northside as she can help animals and truly see a difference after caring for them.



Veterinary Assistant

Hailie started work at Northside in 2021. She has a dog (Bulleit), a cat (Momma), a snake, 3 lizards, sheep, and chickens. Her interests are exotic animals, art, and being outside. 



Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Tammie joined the Northside team in 2021. She is a 2016 Baker College Graduate, with a degree in Veterinary Technology, and has been Fear Free Certified since 2017. Tammie lives in Jackson with her husband and children,  three dogs; Abernathy, Clarence, and Earl; and one cat, Fitz. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and watching movies. 



Veterinary Assistant

Jessica joined the Northside team in 2022.  She's married with two rambunctious boys. She have 2 cats, Loki & Steve and a dog named Daisy. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and garden. 



Veterinary Assistant & Administrative Assistant

Kayela joined Northside in 2020. Her hobbies are CrossFit and spending time with her five kids. She has three dogs; Luna, Zero, and Scout, a cat O'Malley and five rabbits. Her kids now have two horses they recently 'stole' from their Aunt, Dancer and Sugar.

Kayela took on a new position at NVH in 2023 as a Veterinary Assistant.



Administrative Assistant

Magen started working at Northside in March 2021, and is originally from Bay City. She has one dog, Renly. Her hobbies include painting, sewing, and spending time with her dog and husband. 



Administrative Assistant

My name is Jayde. I have two Australian Shepards Buck and Kash. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.


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Kennel Assistant

Coming soon!



Kennel Assistant

My name is Marisela. I live on a farm with 3 dogs: Larry, Jake, and Taco, 7 horses: Blaze, Skip, Looney Tune, Duke, Bailey, Cesar, and Harley, 3 goats: Sadie, Scarlett, and Gracie, 2 cats: Frick and Frack, 12 chickens and 1 rooster. When I’m not at work, I love hauling my horse “Blaze” to local barrel races. 



Kennel Assistant

My name is Alexis. I am currently a 10th grader at Hillsdale High School. After high school, I plan to get a degree to become a Large Animal Veterinarian. I competitively compete in 4-h and barrel racing. I have been in 4-h for 8 years and have been barrel racing for 6 years. I grew up around all sorts of animals and could never see myself without animals 


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Kennel Assistant

Coming soon!

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