Meet Our Staff


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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.