Meet The Veterinarians

Dr. Chase Marr

Dr. Chase Marr

Dr. Chase Marr

Dr. Chase Marr was born and raised in rural southeast Kansas. He attended Kansas State University and received a B.S. in animal science in 2010. Always being one with a sense of adventure, Dr. Marr set out on an experience of a lifetime and attended veterinary school at Ross University on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. After nearly three years of island living, he made the trek back to the States and completed his clinical year of veterinary school at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. As soon as school was completed, Dr. Marr moved to Denver, Colorado, where he met his husband Richard. Dr. Marr worked as an associate veterinarian in a bustling practice near downtown Denver. There, he was able to grow both personally and professionally.

In his free time, Dr. Marr enjoys skiing, exploring the area, and checking out the local flea markets and antique shops! (His collection includes vintage medical items.) He is also kept busy with his own pack of six dogs!

Dr. Marr is excited about being a practice owner and cannot wait to build relationships with pets and their owners.

Dr. Marianne Jossens

Dr. Marianne Jossens

Dr. Marianne Jossens

With a strong desire to love and care for animals, Dr. Jossens found herself drawn to veterinary medicine. After graduating from Michigan State University with her veterinary license in 1981, she moved to Grand Rapids where she spent 10 years as a veterinarian at the Animal Clinic of Grand Rapids, and 6 of those years working for the John Ball Zoo.  During that time, she found that not only did she have a passion for working with small animals, and especially for surgery, but also a deep interest in exotics. In 1990, she and her family moved to the beautiful Traverse City area, where she spent several years expanding her veterinary experience at several clinics before finding her home here at the Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital.  As a skilled surgeon, Dr. J. enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, especially working to improve the quality of life of her patients and getting to know the wonderful people that she meets every day.  Dr. Jossens is well known in the clinic for seeing every patient and client as part of her family, and is incredibly devoted as a result. 

Family has always been important to Dr. Jossens. She has three wonderful children, two sons and a daughter, who have been her primary focus for many years. On her off time, Dr. Jossens enjoys sea kayaking, and has even circumnavigated Lake Superior. Yes, even in the winter months she is out kayaking.  Dr. Jossens is an avid outdoor enthusiast, a wilderness first responder, and an American Canoe Association Kayak Instructor, all of which make her favorite places deep in the wilderness the most comfortable.  She also enjoys playing the violin and practicing martial arts.

Dr. Erin Dush

Dr. Erin Dush

Dr. Erin Dush

Born and raised in Sanford, Michigan, Dr. Erin Dush is a Saginaw Valley State Alumni and made the move south to attend the University of Tennessee for veterinary school. She and her hiking cat sidekick explored the mountains of East Tennessee (and ultimately met her wife) while learning and further her passion and knowledge of veterinary medicine. After graduating veterinary school in 2017, Dr. Dush practiced for a year in rural Tennessee, before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota. She joined a busy practice in the big city where she continued to further her surgery and internal medicine skills and became Fear Free Certified. Dr. Dush made the move to Traverse City in the summer of 2021 and is excited to join the Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital team. Dr. Dush enjoys surgery, internal medicine, and finding ways to help people and their pets enrich the human-animal bond.

Outside of work, Dr. Dush enjoys anything active and outdoors. Along with her wife, cat (Josie), and a dog (Obie), Dr. Dush loves to camp, hike, kayak, and paddle board. She enjoys mountain biking, fat tire biking, skiing, and is also an avid runner, recently getting into ultra-endurance events.