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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  • Sarah Zimmerman, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Zimmerman graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.

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  • Anneliese Kittrell
    Practice Manager

    Anneliese established her career in veterinary medicine in 2005 and she began managing veterinary clinics in 2014.

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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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  • 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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  • Chloe Maggini
    Veterinary Assistant

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

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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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  • Darlene Belanger
    Veterinary Technician

    Dar was added to our team in October of 2018.

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  • Kylie Whitsell
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kylie recently joined our team in November of 2018.

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  • Molly Spoelman, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

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  • Maggie Fogerty
    Client Service Specialist

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Michelle Lindemulder
    Kennel Technician

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Contact Us

Location & Hours

Locations

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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