Our Staff - Clyde Park Veterinary Clinic - Wyoming, MI

Clyde Park Veterinary Clinic

4245 Clyde Park SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

(616)531-0455

www.clydeparkvet.com

About Our Staff - Clyde Park Veterinary Clinic - Wyoming, MI 

 

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Michele Jourdan AVA, CVPM - Clyde Park Veterinary Clinic - Wyoming, Michigan

Michele Jourdan AVA, CVPM

 

Michele has been with Clyde Park Veterinary Clinic since May 1991.  She enjoys her "job" very much!  She received an Associates in Science from Grand Rapids Community College in 1991, then attended Grand Valley State University working towards a Biology degree.  After she got married in 1994, she decided not to pursue a DVM degree, but rather moved up from Veterinary Assistant to Practice Manager by gradually assuming more responsibilities.  She received the designation of CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) in October of 2011!  This is quite the accomplishment!  She has also taken online classes through the Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP) at Cedar Valley College and AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) and is a member of AAHA, VSPN (Veterinary Support Personnel Network), the VHMA (Veterinary Hospital Managers Association), and the WMPMG (West Michigan Practice Management Group).  Michele also recently (August 2011) received her AVA designation (Approved Veterinary Assistant).  

Michele is married to Cy, and together they have 4 children (Ashley, Amber, Lance, and Audrey).  In addition to her family, Michele has 1 cat (Benjamin - previous clinic cat and Crash's Landing rescue), an Australian Shepherd mix named Lloyd, and a Shepherd mix named Willow.  In what little spare time she has, Michele enjoys cooking and baking, reading, playing softball, going to the movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

Contact information:  manager@clydeparkvet.com

 


 

Clyde Park Veterinary Clinic - Wyoming, MI - Donna Wilhoite, Veterinary Assistant

Donna, Client Care Team

 

Donna has been an animal lover since childhood, though her working experience started in property management. She began volunteering at Crash's Landing and Big Sid's Sanctuary in the summer of 2012 where her love for working with animals, cats especially, continued to grow. Having began distance learning courses to become a Veterinary Technician in the spring of 2014, she jumped at the opportunity to fill CPVC's recently vacated veterinary assistant position. Currently owned by 5 cats - Grady, Dracula, Everdeen, Velora, and Maus - Donna enjoys spending her free time at home with her kitties, hanging out with her family, and seeing the occasional movie.

 


 

Kristine, Client Care Team

 

Kristine has been part of our client care team since June of 2015. She started her career in veterinary hospitals in 1995 as a Practice Manager. She opted to stay home after having her son in 2011 and then joined our team when he started school. Kristine came to Michigan from London, Ontario in 2008. She shares her home with her husband and 3 boys as well as 4 dogs; 3 Golden Retrievers and a Bichon Frise. She also has 2 cats.  In her spare time, Kristine likes to spend time in nature and the outdoors. 

 


 

Tami, Client Care Team

Tami, Client Care Team

 

Tami started with us in March 2021, and has been a great addition to our team. She and her husband, Walt, have 2 pets. Elvis and Pedro. They like to travel in their free time. Tami also enjoys reading and spending time with friends.

 


 

Melanie, our approved veterinary assistant - Clyde Park Veterinary Clinic - Wyoming, Michigan

Melanie, Approved Veterinary Assistant

 

Melanie has been employed at the clinic since March of 2000.  In August of 2011, she received the AVA (Approved Veterinary Assistant) designation through the NAVTA (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) and VetMedTeam.com.  In July of 2014, she completed OSHA training online through VSPN (Veterinary Support Personnel Network) to become the clinic Safety Director.  

Melanie is passionate about making sure all of her pets over the years have been rescues.  She currently has 3 cats: Simon (from Reuben's Room), Benny, and Skittles.

In June of 2017, Melanie married Jim, who fortunately, shares her love of animals.  In their free time, they enjoy watching Tigers baseball, going to the beach, and discovering new foods and restaurants. 

 


Kelli, Veterinary Assistant

 

Kelli recently moved to the Grand Rapids area with her fiancee Anthony. She has been passionate about animals since childhood and loves all varieties including exotic animals. She is a graduate of the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and used to work as a Zookeeper in Florida. However, Michigan is her home state and she moved back to be closer to family.

Besides animals, her hobbies include gardening, hiking, and reading. Her roommates include a Russian tortoise named Ryder and a small house gecko named Mylo. She is excited to be living in Grand Rapids now and continuing her passion of working with animals.

 


 

Calla, LVT

 

Calla received her Veterinary Technology degree from Colorado Mountain College in 2015. She recently moved back home to Michigan and is excited to be closer to her family. She is originally from the greater Grand Rapids area. 

Calla enjoys spending time outdoors, being out on the water, playing sports and spending time with her fur babies. She has 2 dogs - Bentley and Cupid and 3 cats - D'Artagnan, Punkin and Akira. She is already currently fostering 'Tiny' through Crash's Landing! 

Her passions include patient care, surgery and client education. 

 


 

Lisa, LVT 

 

Lisa has been working in the veterinary field since 2008 and with Clyde Park since 2020. She became a licensed veterinary technician in 2013 through Baker College of Muskegon. Lisa is Fear Free Certified and enjoys providing compassionate patient care. Lisa has participated in rescuing, fostering, and taking care of special needs puppies.

Since childhood, Lisa has been drawn to animals; from frogs and turtles in her Grandpa’s pond to guinea pigs and ferrets as pets. Lisa and her husband have accumulated a family of "fur baby" rescues over the years. Tifa, Cleo, Dodger, Morris, and Bear make up their 3 cats and 2 dogs. They added a fur-less baby to the family in 2018 with the birth of their son.

In her spare time, Lisa enjoys snowboarding, playing softball, and visiting with friends and family. 

 


 

Cece, LVT

 

Cece graduated from the veterinary technician program at Baker College of Muskegon in May of 2021.  She did her externship for school at Clyde Park Veterinary Clinic and was hired in as a vet tech after graduating.  She lives in the Wyoming area with her boyfriend, Cole and their 2 dogs, Wade and Watson. She has had a passion for animals from a very young age and loves being able to work with them every day. Other than her love for animals, Cece enjoys reading, traveling, baking, and spending time outside with her dogs. 

 


  

Laura, Professional Groomer

  

Laura is a graduate from Kendall College of Art and Design with a Bachelors in Illustration.  She has been involved with grooming dogs for 30 years.  She began working for a professional handler of terriers when she was 14 years old.  When she was 19, she moved to California and learned the pet grooming aspects while working in several grooming shops there.

Her experiences range from grooming dogs for shows to whatever style the client desires for their pet.  Laura takes special measures to understand what trim each client wants for their pet.

She is a breeder/exhibitor of pugs and has been involved in showing dogs for over 30 years.  The shows are a hobby for her, but the breeding she takes very seriously and is quite passionate about.  In her spare time, she also like to paint and spend time with her family. 

 

 

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