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Muskegon, MI 49445

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Animal Emergency Hospital
of Grand Rapids (616) 361-9911


Northside Veterinary Hospital is commited to providing comprehensive quality care for our patients, to enhance their well-being and quality of life. Our practice is a place where genuine care, comfort, and quality veterinary medicine for our patients is our highest mission. Your trust in us is invaluable and we will do everything we can to earn and maintain that trust.

On July 1st of 2007, Dr. Eric Peterson purchased the practice from Dr. Thomas Peterson when he retired from small animal medicine. Some of the faces have changed, but we will continue to strive to provide the highest quality of veterinary medicine to our patients.

Dr. Eric Peterson
Dr. Eric Peterson   Education:
Michigan State University
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Dr. Peterson, no relation to Dr. Tom Peterson, is a North Muskegon native and graduated from North Muskegon High School. After high school he went to Albion College, then off to Michigan State University for the remainder of undergraduate and veterinary school. During undergraduate studies at MSU,  Dr. Peterson started working at Northside and found that it was a great fit. Upon

graduation in 2003 from veterinary school, he started working as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) here at Northside. At home, Dr. Peterson enjoys spending time with his lovely wife Marisa, daughter Charlotte, son Graham and their two cats, Norm and Cliff.

Dr. Beth Anne LaPointe
Dr. Beth Anne LaPointe   Education:
Michigan State University
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Dr. Beth Anne LaPointe joined the staff here at Northside Veterinary Hospital April 2007. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College in 1986. She practiced as a licensed nursing home administrator for 10 years before pursuing her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. LaPointe received her DVM degree from Michigan State University in 2005, and

worked in Grand Haven before joining Northside. Dr. LaPointe and Mark live in Whitehallwith theirdog McDugan and their 2 cats, Inky and Jack Sparrow. Dr. LaPointe's daughter Kari Beth is currently a senior at Northern Michigan University and her son Kyle will attend Western Illinois Universirty in the fall of 2011. Dr. LaPointe looks forward to meeting you and your pets!

Dr. Amy Peck, DVM
Dr. Amy Peck   Education:
Michigan State University

Born and raised in Muskegon, Dr. Peck graduated from Western Michigan Christian High School. She attended Michigan State University where she earned a BS in Biology with high honors in 1993 and a DVM with honors in 1997. Dr. Peck has worked at various clinics in Kalamazoo, Holland, Grand Haven and Muskegon. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, movies and playing with her two dogs, Chase and Finn.

Eve M. Pattyn
Eve M. Pattyn   Education:
Grand Valley State University

Eve was hired as our Practice Manager in October, 2008. Eve has her Bachelors Degree from Grand Valley State University in Business Management. She also has fourteen years management experience in the service industry. She is married to Jeff, with two children Grace, 9 and Kole, 7. Her family has a dog, Chase, who is a shih tzu mix with pug.

Kara Hanis, LVT
Kara Hanis, LVT   Education:
Baker College of Muskegon

Kara is a 2006 graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at Baker College in Muskegon. She has two Australian Cattle Dogs at home named Gracie and Lizzie. Kara was born and raised in the Montague area. In her free time she enjoys spending time being outside, and with friends and family. She has taken  a special interest in canine and feline behavior and hopes to further her understanding in this area of medicine.

Robin (Bobbi) Stauffer
Robin (Bobbi) Stauffer   Bobbi is a veterinary assistant and has worked at Northside for 32 years. She graduated from Whitehall High school and then earned a degree in interior design from Baker College in Muskegon. She has two cats (Gabrielle and Coal), a rabbit (Bun), a guinea pig (Max), and 6 fish (Rod, Reel, Bobber, Sinker, Spinner, and Dot); she also raises chickens.

Karla Homan
Karla Pearcy   Karla has been with Northside for the last 10 years. She has grown up in the North Muskegon area up until her recent move to Whitehall where she currently resides with her fiance, Corey, his son Gage, and four dogs, Kosmo (Cocker Spaniel), Rocko (Labradoodle), Kaptain (Golden Retriever), Claudio (Chihuahua), and one cat Tom (the coolest cat ever). Things can get pretty wild with a house full of animal, but she wouldn't trade it for the world. In her spare time Karla enjoys nothing more than spending time at the beach with their retrievers in beautiful West Michigan and during the winter months they enjoy cooking various dishes.

Lisa George
Lisa George   Lisa has been a receptionist here at Northside Vet since June 1986. She loves her job due to the fact that she loves animals. She has always had dogs and her breed of choice would be the German Shepherd. She has had three German Shepherds over t he years as well as a Golden Retriever. Lisa now has a 13 year old Boxer Pit Bull named Whiplash that was a stray. They have had him since he was about 6 months old. Lisa has a Tortieshell cat named Skylar who adopted her about 4 years ago. Lisa and her husband Mike have 4 children who range in age from 20-27 and 1 grand daugter who is 3 and the joy of their lives. Mike and Lisa are both Harley Davidson enthusiasts. Lisa has a 1998 Fatboy and her  husband Mike has a 2006 Road King. Lisa has also been a Pampered Chef Consultant since 2005.

Molly Milan
Molly Milan   Molly grew up in Muskegon on 40 acres that were filled with ponds and wildlife. That is where she gets her love of nature. She likes to be outside gardening, walking and enjoying the sunshine. She is a Reeths-Puffer graduate and did spend a couple of years attending Baker College. She like spending time with her family, friends, and her two cats; Booty and Woody.


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