About Animal Clinic of Holland
Where we treat your pet like one of our own
Animal Clinic of Holland has been providing care for dogs and cats (and the humans who come with them) in the Holland area for more than 50 years. Our team of four veterinarians and a talented support staff made up of veterinary technicians, assistants, and receptionists are dedicated to providing the best possible care for your furry family members.
We are a multi-generational practice who enjoys watching the human children grow up and come back with fur-children of their own (or come back to become one of our doctors!). We also pride ourselves on being a green practice, and not just because all of our current doctors are Michigan State graduates! In addition to substantial recycling, we have solar panels on our roof and even have staff members who walk or bike to work almost every day of the year.
Meet our Team
Dr. Susan Vander Jagt
Dr. Sue has worked at the Animal Clinic for over 25 years. She is married to her husband Mark of 29 years, and together they have two sons, three dogs, 1 cat, and several birds and fish. In her (rare) free time, she enjoys spending time with her her family, going for walks, and camping.
Dr. Stacy Zuverink
Dr. Stacy graduated from the vet school at Michigan State University in 2019, and is a proud Spartan who also holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Spanish from MSU (Go Green!). She is (mostly) fluent in Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Lily and Poppy, as well as reading and traveling.
Dr. Stacy is Human-Animal-Bond Certified, and is in the process of completing her CVA (acupuncture certification). She also has a special interest in behavior and offers behavior evaluations.
Drs. Jim & Kay Havenga
Drs. Jim and Kay Havenga began working at the practice in the early '80s. They have four children, now living in various parts of the world, and can now add grandchildren to their list of accomplishments. They are staunch environmentalists and walk or bicycle to work almost every day of the year. They enjoy spending time with their family and biking together.
During the summer of 2022 they completed a dream of biking across the country. Click here to read about their adventures!
DiAnne joined our team in 2019 after years of working managing in the medical field. Her husband James is a local chiropractor, and they both have an extreme love of animals. Other hobbies include running, biking, golfing and hanging out with their dogs, Sugar and Zeppelin.
Linda has worked at the Animal Clinic for over 25 years! She lives with her husband Dick and one cat. Linda first met Dr. Jim in the '80s when he cared for her horses. She spends her spare time reading and looking after the wildlife near her home.
Rachel was born and raised in Holland. Her family consists of her husband Daniel and their two babies. Her fur baby, Marston, is a Border Collie Mix. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and go exploring in nearby towns.
Alyssa has worked at the Animal Clinic since 2011. The four-legged members of her family consist of a Yorkie named Tiki and two cats, Bagheera and Honey. Alyssa got her degree in Veterinary Technology from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and son.
Veterinary Assistant / Assistant Manager
Hayle graduated from West Ottawa High School in 2017 and is in the process of earning her degree as a veterinary technician through Penn Foster. She and her new husband Connor have one dog, Jewels. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, listening to music, and spending time with family.
Bobbie grew up in Holland and graduated from West Ottawa High School. She lives with her new husband Ross, their two cats, snake, and new pup. In her free time, she likes to model, do arts and crafts projects, and hang out with her husband.
Jenna grew up in Holland and graduated from the University of Michigan in 2021 with a degree in Biology. She recently adopted a Golden Retriever, Molly. In her free time, she loves to bake, be outdoors, and spend time with her friends and family.
Mel grew up in the Holland area and has been in Vet Med for over 20 years. She currently has 2 Golden Retrievers (which she is obsessed with), 2 cats, and 2 horses. She resides with her husband in West Olive. Her hobbies including reading, walking with her dogs, and traveling.
Kayla is currently studying to be a veterinary technician through Penn Foster. She has a strong passion for animals, but is mainly a cat person. She has one dog and two cats at home, and in her free time she likes to spend time with family.
Carissa grew up in Holland and graduated from West Ottawa High School. She is currently attending Grand Valley State University as a Biology major with plans of going to vet school. She is also a diver for GV's varsity swim and dive team. In her free time, she loves being outside, riding horses, going to the beach, and going on walks with her dog, Phoenix.
Veterinary Assistant / Intern
Sarah recently graduated from Hope College and is currently studying to become a veterinarian at Michigan State University. She enjoys spending time outside with friends and family, kayaking, and reading. She also keeps busy with her horse, Jaxsen and Golden Retreivers, Jess and June.
Emma is currently attending Hope College as a Biology major, and plans to attend veterinary school in the future. In her free time, she enjoys riding her horse, spending time with family and friends, and raising goats on her hobby farm.
Rhea recently graduated from the University of Michigan, where she is majored in Biology and minored in Spanish. Rhea is now in her first year of Veterinary school at Tufts University. She has two dogs, Fuji and Fuzz
Savannah has worked with animals most of her life from wildlife rehabilitation, managing an exotic pet store, aquarium maintenance and many personal fur babies. She enjoys spending time with her two teenage boys, traveling and being outside.
Megan has been working in the animal field for several years. She does a lot with a local cat rescue as well. In her spare time, Megan likes to play softball.
I love this clinic. I have been going here for years and they are always so wonderful, patient, and kind to my pets.
This is my favorite vet clinic I've ever known. I am not sure I could put into words how much I appreciate the care they've given all my various pets over the years. I would give Animal Clinic 6 out of 5 stars, if I could. They are beyond excellent!
They're always so caring and kind. Many times they have gone the extra mile especially with the unexpected