Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and our skilled vet staff are ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.


Missy, Hospital Manager

Staff Member since April 2000
Hometown Benton Harbor
Family My family includes my husband Craig, some very spoiled 4 leggers Logan and Carl Spackler and everyone at Nickerson too!
Pets Logan, Pit Bull mix
Personal Interests Traveling, Camping in my vintage Shasta, crafting and relaxing
Aspect of Veterinary Medicine she enjoys the most Helping and educating clients and the joy of puppy kisses.


Francine, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Education Michigan State University
Staff Member since 1987 to 1990, 1995 to the present
Professional Affiliations Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation volunteer
Hometown Coloma
Family Husband Roger, children Faith and Noah
Pets Riley a rescued black Labrador
Personal Interests Camping, snowmobiling, Zumba, hosting support group for families in Berrien County that have a diabetic child
Aspects of Veterinary Medicine she enjoys the most "The variety of cases seen day to day and working with clients to expand their knowledge of pet care."


Katie, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Hired: March 2017
Education: CVT, LVT – Graduated Fox College in Tinley Park, IL
Family: Mom, Dad, 3 sisters and 1 brother – I am the baby of the family 
Pets: 3 cats – Magic, Molly and Munchkin. They are sisters and 15 years old!
Personal interests: Reading, hiking, swimming, and going to the beach
Aspect of Veterinary Medicine: Small animal practice – nursing and care


Samantha, Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist

Staff Member since May 2004
Hometown Coloma/Watervliet
Family Shane, spouse, children Molley and William
Pets Wyatt the German Shepherd, Coco and Remy the Chihuahuas.
Personal interests Camping, bowling, crafts


Stacey, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Education Michigan State University State of Michigan Licensed Technician of the Year
Staff Member since Employed for seven years (1986-1993) and since 2000.
Professional affiliations A member of Lawrence Township Emergency Services
Hometown Lawrence Michigan
Family A husband, Dave, and two children, Kalie and Rae
Pets A dog, Theo, two cats, Parker and Peter, and two goats, Dolly and Billy
Personal interests Running, sports, camping, volunteer EMT for local fire department
Aspect of Veterinary Medicine she enjoys the most "The opportunity to serve wonderful people and their pets."


Kathy, Veterinary Assistant

Staff Member since November 2001
Education Bachelors Degree in Science from Western Michigan University with a Secondary Education Teaching certificate in Math and Chemistry
Hometown Bridgman
Family Husband, Richard, and daughter, Emma
Pets Three horses, one rescue dog and 3 cats
Personal interests Horseback riding, camping, being with family and friends, walking and bike riding


Lori, Receptionist

Staff Member since July 2016