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Meet the staff

   Office Manager:

 

 

Richard Marr:

Richard was born and raised in Bay City, Michigan. After living in Denver for nearly eight years, Richard is excited to be a Michigander once again! He will be taking on the role as practice manager for Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital, where he will be the “go-to guy” for general operations. Outside of work, Richard is an avid snow boarder and can be found exploring all of the great amenities that this area has to offer.

 

 

 

   Veterinary Technicians:

 

  Casey Mittemiller:

Casey is one of the newer members of the GTVH team and is currently pusuing her degree in veterinary technology while working and gaining experience with the team.  Her favorite part of her job is the great variety of animals that she works with in a great environment.  Free time pursuits include going to the beach, nature walks, relaxing with a good movie at home with her dog Bruno and her cat Calvin.  

Laura Rozelle:

 Laura has been working as a veterinary technician at GTVH for the past 6 years, and has become an important part of our veterinary team. Laura graduated from the Animal Behavior College in November of 2013 as a certified veterinary assistant. Since joining the team, Laura has learned incredibly quickly, picking up all sorts of technical skills and exhibiting both diligence and passion for working in a clinical veterinary setting. In doing so, Laura’s favorite parts of working with GTVH are the wonderful staff that she is surrounded by, the opportunity to work with a variety of patients and owners, and the ability to bring so much joy to individual people through the care of their pets. Laura loves the outdoors, and on her off time, you might see her fishing, hiking, spending time with family/her husband, cat (Max), Amazon parrot (Katie), or just enjoying the beauty that the traverse city area has to offer, especially during the fall.

 

 

Casey Bouman:

Casey is another more experienced member of the GTVH team.  After graduating from Baker College with her LVT degree in June of 2015, she began working as a licensed veterinary technician at GTVH that fall.  Though originally from Standish, Michigan, she moved to the beautiful Traverse City area and has loved it ever since.  Since being here, she’s been able to take advantage of her surroundings by hunting, fishing, skiing, horseback riding and generally enjoying the outdoors. When she’s not playing outside, she can be found hanging out with her adorable cats Socks,  Marlow, J-quellen, her dog Chinook, and you can't forget about the 3 chickens!

  

Sierra Altman:

Sierra is the newest addition to the GTVH team.  She recently graduated from Baker College with a degree in veterinary technology and is fully licensed.  Born and raised in Cadillac, Sierra enjoy spending time with her significant other Kyle, her amazon parrot Ziggy, Willow the parakeet, Snowball the ferret, and Ruby the Great Pyrenees mix.  Her hobbies include hiking, swimming, kayaking and camping.  She is very excited to work with exotic species at GTVH while learning and growing from her incredible coworkers. 

 
 
Receptionists:

 

                       Sandy Ball:

One of our most experienced Veterinary Receptionists, Sandy has been working with GTVH for the past 9 years and since has become not only an integral part of our team, but a bit of a jack of all trades as well. Though her primary realm is up at the front check out desk, she can also be seen filling in in back when the other technicians need help. Sandy’s previous experience as an EMT has allowed her to be incredibly patient, calming, and compassionate especially in times of stress, and her warm smile welcomes all that visit. On her off days, she can be seen kayaking and spending time outdoors with her collection of furry friends: her adorable Australian cattle dogs Della and Tully, one cat Mountain Lion,  and a flock of chickens. Occasionally, you’ll see  Della and Tully hanging out behind the front desk.

 

 

 

 

                                 

 

Beth Griffith:

A joy to be around, Beth has been a receptionist at GTVH for two years.  Experienced as a receptionist, Beth's favorite part of this job is getting to know all our wonderful clients and their furry companions.  Although Beth grew up in Rochester, she fell in love with Traverse City as a child.  Beth can be found outside during any season but particularly enjoys the the water sports.  Beth has two great children, an English Shepherd named Annie, and a cat named Kitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerri Pouzar:

Kerri is a receptionist & vet assistant here at GTVH. She moved to Traverse City in March of 2018 from Wapakoneta, OH. Although this is her first time working in a veterinary hospital, she has been in the animal industry since she was 16. When you walk through the doors at GTVH, she will quickly greet you with a smile and do whatever she can to ensure you and your pet have a postive experience. Since moving to beautiful northern MI, Kerri and her dogs, Rue & Riggy, are able explore the many wonderful and unique places MI has to offer. In her down time, Kerri enjoys going on hikes, participating in local events, relaxing on the beach, working with middle schoolers at local schools, going to the gym, or simply sitting down and enjoying a good movie.