Meet Our Staff

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Dr. Rick Davids

 Philosophy: It is my personal goal to provide your pet with the same caring compassion and expertise I would deliver to my own pets and family. I also enjoy developing working relationships with my clients as friends, not just numbers. I feel pets bring so many good things into our lives – such as love, acceptance, trust, responsibility, recreation, and hope. Statistics show pets reward us with better physical health, longer and more active lives, and a better emotional outlook compared to those who don't share a pet companion!


Dr Davids is a 1979 graduate of Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He purchased The Pet Hospital & Pet Motel in 1986 and he and his wifehave raised 4 children in Big Rapids. 

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Crystal Szymanski

 Crystal started her career with us as a high school volunteer , soon becoming a Veterinary Technician, and today is our Office Manager.
She is a devoted pet lover and continues to share her many talents with our patients and clients daily. 

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Kristin Gerst

 Kristin also started her career with us as a high school volunteer, soon becoming a Veterinary Technician/Surgical Assistant. She brings a cheery attitude and great client service talent to our team. 

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Kasey Schmidt

 Kasey started her career with us and has continued as an experienced and talented pet groomer. She recently has added Veterinary Assistant to her titles here. She brings a wealth of dog husbandry talents and a devoted pet lover to our team. 

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Tiffany Maczinski

Tiffany came to us after graduating from Baker College as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has a can-do attitude and brings excellent Dental Tech and Lab Tech skills to add to our talented staff. 

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Heidi Montague

Heidi came to us with previous Veterinary Technician experience and comfortably fit in with our merry band of caretakers. Today she is a valuable Tech and Surgical Assistant. She also is devoted to our patients and their owners. 

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LeAnn Younger

 LeAnn is our newbie, but we are expecting great things from her. She also is a recent Baker College graduate as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She is an active and eager learner and shares the latest trends with us all.