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Staff

  • Eric Heitman, DVM
    Owner / Veterinarian

    Dr. Heitman has been the owner of Ottawa Animal Hospital since 1989. He graduated from Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Diane Bergstrom, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Diane Bergstrom graduated from Michigan State University's Veterinary School in 1989.

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  • Wendy Swift, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Swift graduated in 1996 from Michigan State University with a degree in Animal Behavior and Neurobiology and again in May of 2000 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Susan Turner, VMD
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Susan Turner graduated veterinary school in 2009 from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Robin Aalderink
    Veterinary Technician Supervisor

    Robin is a graduate of GVSU with a degree in Bio-medical Sciences.

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  • John Bauman
    Veterinary Technician

    John joined our team as a kennel assistant in 2001 and has progressed to be a veterinary technician.

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  • Emily Groen, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Emily has been a LVT at Ottawa Animal Hospital for 11 years.

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  • Bridgette Montes, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Bridgette graduated from Baker College in 2006 and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

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  • Allison Hoving, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Allison has always had a passion for animals. She grew up on a dairy goat farm where they also raised and showed chickens, llamas and rabbits.

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  • Sara Meyer, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Sara has worked at Ottawa Animal Hospital since August of 2012.

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  • Julie Kalman, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Julie is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who graduated from Michigan State University.

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  • Brianna Slagh
    Veterinary Technician

    Brianna started working with the Ottawa Animal Hospital Family in October of 2013.

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  • Amanda Rosenhauer
    Veterinary Assistant

    Amanda was born and raised in Boston, MA where she worked for a small animal veterinary clinic.

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  • Amanda Paepke-Vanopynen
    Veterinary Assistant

    Amanda began working in the veterinary field in 2015, and has worked in both general practice and emergency medicine.

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  • Chloe Maggini
    Veterinary Assistant

    Chloe first joined our team in March 2017 as a kennel technician.

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  • Maggie Fogerty
    Client Service Supervisor

    Maggie has worked in the veterinary industry for 20 years.

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  • Jami Cliffman
    Client Service Specialist

    Jami has been in the veterinary field since 2000. She has worked as both a vet assistant and in client service.

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  • Alyssa Israels
    Client Service Specialist

    Alyssa started at Ottawa Animal Hospital as a kennel technician and is now a client service specialist.

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  • Tanja Degraaf
    Client Service Specialist

    Tanja has been in the veterinary field for almost 7 years. 

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  • Mackenzie Craymer
    Client Service Specialist

    Mackenzie became a part of the Ottawa Animal Hospital family in June of 2017 and has since enjoyed the many aspects of her job including meeting clients, working with animals, and spending time with the amazing staff.

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  • Holly Hays
    Client Service Specialist

    Holly joined the Ottawa Animal Hospital team in the spring of 2018.

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  • Samantha Brown
    Medical Records

    Samantha has been in the veterinary field since 2010. 

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  • Belinda Fitz
    Medical Records

    Belinda has been at Ottawa Animal Hospital since 2008 as a client service specialist, but has recently moved to the back to help with medical records.

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  • Stephanie Boeve
    Kennel Technician

    Stephanie was born and raised in the Holland/Zeeland area.

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  • Khaitlin Knoll
    Kennel Technician

    Khaitlin started as a kennel assistant in August of 2018.

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Location & Hours

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Office Hours

We do not see appointments before 8am

Ottawa Animal Hospital West Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Ottawa Animal Hospital East Office

Monday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed