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Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Barbara Bytwerk
    Practice Owner and Veterinarian

    Dr. Bytwerk was born and raised in the Tri-cities area, graduating from Spring Lake High School. She attended college in Colorado obtaining her DVM from Colorado State University in 1990. She then returned to Michigan and established Haven Animal Hospital in March of 1993.

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  • Dr.
    Angela Gray
    Veterinarian & Associate

    Dr. Gray was born in Houston, Texas and moved all around the country until she landed here in Allendale, Michigan. Dr. Angela Gray went to LaGrange College and received her B.A. in Biology - from there she taught science at a high school level for 3 years.

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  • Dr.
    Mendez
    Veterinarian & Associate

    Dr. Mendez was born and raised in West Michigan. She received her B.S. in Animal Science from Michigan State University and her D.V.M. at the University of Minnesota. She also received a certificate in business from the Veterinary Business Management Association.

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  • Nicolette Nees
    Executive Director

    'Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.'


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  • Rebecca Chouinard
    Director of Medical Services

    'Hukuna Matata' - The Lion King


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  • Gabrielle Scott
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Gabrielle has been with us since 2012 and enjoys the variety of responsibilities she has at Haven Animal. She graduated from Baker College with an Associates degree in Applied Science, passed board exams and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

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  • Deb Elenbaas
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    When you bring your pet to Haven Animal, Deb will be there to make sure they are taken care of. She has a true love for felines and always goes above and beyond to take care of the cats boarding, hospitalized, or here for their routine care! Currently residing in Holland, MI, she and her husband have two daughters.

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  • Caleb Miller
    Veterinary Assistant

    'Why fit in when you were born to stand out?'

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  • Kaila Johnson
    Veterinary Assistant

    'Until one has loved and animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.' - Anatole France

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  • Cassy Anderson
    Veterinary Assistant

    Cassy is a self-proclaimed 'Crazy Cat Lady.' She loves everything about them and hopes to someday become a cat behavior specialist. She is Certified Veterinary Assistant and is also certified in animal first aid and CPR.

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  • Jennifer Williams
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jenny joined our team about 4 months ago, but she's been in the field for 4 years. Her favorite part of her job is being around all the animals, in addition to establishing great client relationships.

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  • Danielle Painter
    Director of Public Contact



    'Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not just things to show.' - Author Unknown


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  • Alecia Proefrock
    Veterinary Receptionist & Patient Coordinator

    Alecia joined the Haven Animal Hospital team in the fall of 2016 as a kennel assistant - providing excellent care for the many pets that stay with us while their parents are out of town.

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  • Gemma Curtis
    Kennel Assistant



    'All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.' - Walt Disney


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  • Glover
    Greeter

    'The floor is just the floor, but a piece of paper on the floor is a luxurious bed.'






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  • Lucy
    Bird Supervisor

    'If I can see the bottom of the food bowl, is there really any food?'






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  • Fluffy Toes

    'Wheek, Wheek'


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Grand Haven Office

Monday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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