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Ypsilanti Veterinary Staff

Jean A., Veterinary Technician

Jean has been with Ypsilanti Veterinary Clinic since 2019, but she has over 30 years of experience in the animal related field! She is a licensed veterinary technician through the state of Michigan. At the clinic, Jean assists in client education, record keeping, collecting samples to submit for lab testing, prepping and monitoring patients for surgery, and much more.

She loves interacting with the patients and their families and is a wonderful team player who enjoys sharing her knowledge with our other members. “The clinic is a small practice that has been in the area for many years,” Jean shares. “The clients know the staff well and trust us with their care.”

At home, Jean has three dogs: George, a Bull Mastiff; Fergie, a Cane Corso; and Rose Bud, a Shih Tzu. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, shopping, and Starbucks.

Ashley M., Veterinary Assistant

As our veterinary assistant since March of 2022, Ashley has assisted with patient restraint, client communication, medication dispensing, inventory restocking, clinic upkeep, and more. With a Grooming Certification from Paragon School of Pet Grooming, she is talented at helping our patients feel comfortable during appointments.

“I grew up in the area, so I enjoy helping the people and pets of Ypsilanti and serving my community.”

Ashley has two domestic shorthair cats named Nova and Zelda, six-years-old and seven-months-old. She also has a six-year-old American Bulldog named Max and a two-year-old Bully mix named Iris. In her free time, Ashley loves working with Max on new tricks and obedience, reading, roller skating, and walking nature trails with both her dogs.

Sydney R., Veterinary Assistant

Sydney brings with her the knowledge from her degree and the experience she’s gained from other practices as she assists with patient restraint, medication administration, client communication, clinic maintenance, and more. She has a bachelor's in Animal Science from MSU and, as of 2023, is applying to vet school. In school, she was a member of the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association and the Animal Welfare Club and Judging Team at Michigan State.

“I love that [Ypsilanti Animal Clinic] is a small, family-owned practice with close relationships with clients and staff.”

When she’s not working, you can find Sydney reading, baking, playing volleyball, and kayaking.

Sydney G., Receptionist

Sydney has been an upbeat, optimistic member of our team since February of 2023. She keeps our animal hospital organized and our clients happy as she answers phones, schedules appointments, and submits medication requests. She is also here to provide recommendations to current and prospective clients, answering any and all questions they may have. Sydney has a B.S. in Anthropology from Central Michigan University and is currently enrolled as a part-time student at WCC.

“I’ve made some amazing friends since I started working here. In my experience, it’s rare to find a workplace where you’re generally so excited to see everyone, and I’m very thankful to work with such lovely and kind people!”

Sydney has a 14-week-old Bobtail kitten named Bunny. She’s also the loving auntie to her roommate’s pets, a cat and dog named Ana and Lorna. She’s talented at teaching Lorna new tricks – “Yeehaw!” means please get off the couch. In her free time, she loves reading, playing board games with friends, cooking, bartending, and playing video games.

Laura W., Receptionist

As a receptionist with us since May of 2021, Laura’s favorite part of the job is seeing clients and their pets as she helps the best she can with anything they need. She keeps the front of our clinic running smoothly as she ensures the reception area and lobby are clean, answers phones, schedules appointments, and checks in clients, and is also an excellent communicator as she navigates stressful situations with grace.

Laura holds a degree from Eastern Michigan University and has six years of prior experience working at pet boarding facilities and dog daycare.

“I enjoy working alongside all my co-workers and managers. I enjoy that it’s a smaller clinic where I know most all our clients and their pets.”

Laura has two Pit mixes, seven-year-old Enzo and five-year-old Lyla. She also has a two-year-old mixed-breed dog named Arlo. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, archery, reading, writing, and recently learning how to make and can salsa with her grandma.