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Meet Our Team

Bayshore Veterinary Hospital has an incredible support staff of Licensed Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, and Customer Service Representatives ready to assist you and your pet with all your veterinary needs.

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Danelle

Director of Veterinary Support Staff

I have worked with Dr. Hunt at Bayshore Veterinary Hospital for 26 years and have seen Bayshore grow tremendously through the years. I have made great friends throughout the years here.  I have loved working with the many wonderful clients and pets that have come through our doors over the years. As Director of VSS, I oversee all the crazy "behind the scenes" that happen at the clinic, making sure things go smoothly for clients, patients, and staff alike!

In my off time, I enjoy Family Fun Day! This consists of my husband, 2 children, and myself enjoying a day of hiking, skiing, and/or snowshoeing. Currently, I have 1 dog, 2 cats, and 5 chickens! My happy place is my garden! Every year I love growing flowers & vegetables.

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Kira

Veterinary Support Staff Supervisor,

Licensed Veterinary Technician

My name is Kira, I'm a Licensed Veterinary Technician. I've been in the veterinary field for 10 years and got my Associates in Applied Science Veterinary Technology at Globe University in Madison, WI. I am from Houghton, MI but now live here in Marquette with my husband and 5 fur babies, (2 dogs-Suomi/Golden Retriever and Ambo/Black Labrador and 3 cats- Houdi, Foster, and Mali). I love to spend time outdoors hiking, kayaking, and enjoying all the beautiful sights the U.P has to offer. In my free time I like to bake, puzzles, and spending time with family/friends. I've always loved animals, I couldn't imagine spending my life doing anything else. I can't wait to meet you and your fur baby.

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Jessi

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jessi has been a LVT since 2008 and a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Technician (CHPT) since 2018. She is the first and only veterinary professional in the U.P. to have this advanced certification. Her husband Gordon’s previous military career allowed her to live and practice in Lower Michigan, Alaska, and Virginia. Jessi owns Compassionate Pet Care of the Upper Peninsula where she provides in-home veterinary nursing care, and co-owns Sheltered Harbor Pet Memorials with her husband where they make personalized pet memorial keepsakes.
Jessi has worked with everything from pocket pets to eagles to reindeer and retired Iditarod sled dogs in Alaska. Whether it is discussing what to expect during a disease process or helping families prepare for the end of their pet’s journey in life, Jessi has a passion for helping geriatric pets and their families through pet hospice and end-of-life care. Jessi serves as a board member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). She has also had the opportunity to speak at the Michigan Veterinary Conference and lecture for the hospice certification program through the IAAHPC.
She enjoys a good Stephen King book, gardening, spending time outdoors, crocheting, tattoos, and hard rock music. Jessi lives in Negaunee where she, Gordon, and their two daughters, Lenore and Elowen share their home with 2 geriatric cats; Fiona, and Zoey, and a young, silly lab mix named Musta.

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Heather

Licensed Veterinary Technician

I was born and raised in Northern Florida where I obtained a veterinary technology degree in 2013. Immediately after graduating, I moved to Pittsburgh and spent 11 years working in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.  My love for traveling and exploring brought me to Michigan. If I’m not working, I love spending time outside, hiking, gardening or reading.

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Bri

Veterinary Assistant

I have worked here at Bayshore since 2018, having learned so much in the past 5 years. One of my specialties here would be working with Dr.Hunt on his orthopedics.

I've been in the Marquette area for the past 10 years. While not at the clinic I am taking college courses or spending time with my family. My husband - Nick, our son - Waylon and our two furbabies Foxy and Chevy.

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Nicole

Veterinary Assistant

I grew up in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY. I moved up here with my Husband and son in 2018 and started at Bayshore shortly after. I have 2 dogs named Duke, and River, and horse named Bourbon, and a Chameleon named Chamelle.

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Stephanie

Veterinary Assistant

I started working in the veterinary field in 2012 while attending Bel-Rea Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado. Upon moving back to my native Metro Detroit I’ve worked in companion animal clinics and in shelter medicine with the Michigan Humane Society. I currently attend NMU where I am pursuing my bachelors in zoology and am hoping to attend veterinary school in the future. My little family is made up of my husband, Josh, our feisty one-eyed Australian Cattle Dog, Pepper, and our laidback cat, Bandit. In my free time I like getting outside and enjoying all the UP has to offer, even after six years there’s so many places to explore!

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Veronica

Veterinary Assistant

I am a Pre-Veterinary major at Northern Michigan University and am a member of the Animal and Pre-Veterinary club. I currently help manage a social media platform for Sasawin, a safe haven for animals, in Marquette. I am originally from Grand Rapids and moved up here for school. Growing up, I’ve always had a special place in my heart for animals and collected anything that had to do with pigs. In my spare time, I enjoy vegan cooking, biking, and thrift shopping. I have a twelve year old rescue cat named Kipper, whom I adore. I love being able to be here for your beloved pets. 

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Morgan

Customer Service Representative

My name is Morgan and I work in reception.  I was born and raised in Marquette MI, graduated from MSHS in 2003.  My husband and I live in Harvey with our 5 puppers Pickle, Zazu, Salmon, Chewbacca, and Mona (2 chihuahuas, 2 GSPs, and a boxer)

In our free time we enjoy the beautiful UP surroundings by going out on the side by side, running the big dogs, and target practice.   I’ve worked most my career in optical but decided to incorporate my love for animals into an exciting new adventure at Bayshore. Although I’ve only been here a short time it has been an amazing experience!!

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Kelli

Customer Service Representative Manager

I joined Bayshore in 2021 after working for years as a receptionist and then certified dermatology technician so I could follow my passion of working in an animal related environment. My dream would be to work at a zoo, but there just aren't zoo's in this area, so Bayshore will do. :)

My family consists of my husband, Jackson, and my 3 kids, Jayden, Mila, and Jack. We also have 2 dogs, Gia & Leia. In my spare time I enjoy competing on the local Women's Pool League.

I look forward to meeting you and your pets at your next visit to Bayshore! 

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Lynn

Licensed Veterinary Technician

I graduated from MSU Veterinary Technology in 1981. I have worked in private practice as well as at MSU Veterinary Clinical Center. I worked in several different areas over the years: ICU, Dermatology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Cardiology and Surgery. 

I moved to the Marquette area in 2017 and came to work at Bayshore. I work part time now so I can spend more time enjoying the beautiful UP. I love to take my dogs for walks on the beach of beautiful Lake Superior.

Veterinary medicine is more than a job for me, it is my passion. I believe in caring for every patient like I would my own pets. Currently I am primarily providing dental care at Bayshore and take pride in helping my patients have more comfortable mouths. Dental health is crucial to overall health. I also do most of the sedated grooming. I love educating clients and younger staff members to help the next generation of veterinary medical professionals carry on the tradition of care in our field.

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Sandi

Pharmacy Technician

I’ve been working in this field for over 20 years. I’ve been at Bayshore Veterinary Hospital for over 12 years.
I grew up in Republic and Ishpeming then moved after I got married to Mike in 1992. I have 3 wonderful kids, Kaitlin, Samantha and Max.  A soon to be son in law Frank and Grandson Xander. I enjoy camping, reading and renovating houses in my spare time. I have 3 dogs, Bailee, Mavis and Mocha.  2 cats, Tunafish blue cheese! And Sushi. 1 bird Mango and 1 bearded dragon Mushu. If you need medication for your pet just call 249-5667 option 1 and I would love to help you!

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Jacqueline

Veterinary Assistant

I have been with Bayshore Veterinary Hospital since April 2022. I am originally from Skandia and grew up on a farm. So my love of animals started very young. For years I worked at a doggy daycare and have loved the hands on experience working with animals. 

In my free time I enjoy designing and making clothing and jewelery and doting upon my wonderful, geriatric husky named Kaveri.

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Megan

Veterinary Assistant

I have been working in veterinary medicine for about three years in. I have had a deep love and passion for animals since I was a little girl. Whether it crawls, slithers, is feathered, or furry - I appreciate all living things. One day I decided to switch up my careers in order to find fulfillment and true happiness in my work and I can say this brings me just that. I started at Bayshore in 2021 as a CSR and am now a veterinary assistant, working to become an LVT.
My other experience includes volunteering in South Africa, where I worked with the wildlife, local livestock, cats and dogs and the community. There, I gained so much knowledge, confidence, incredible experiences, and obtained a certification in wildlife chemical immobilization. I also help out with wildlife rehabilitation around the area and volunteer at the Milwaukee Zoo.
My hobbies include photography, hiking, enjoying nature, cooking, music, traveling, hanging out with family and friends, and spending time with my husband, Dakota, and our son, Liam. I have three dogs - Poppy, Groot, and Layla and three cats - Steve, Sakè, and Mochi.
This is more than just a job for me. It it my passion. I look forward to continuing my experience, growing in this field, and most importantly helping more animals.

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Olivia

Veterinary Assistant

I have been working in the veterinary medicine field for 4 years now. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2016 and am now back in school studying to be an LVT. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time exploring the beautiful UP with my dogs, Bernard, Hamlet and Bear. 

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Sam

Veterinary Assistant

Since 2018, I have been dedicating my time to animal welfare. Initially, while working in an animal shelter in Wisconsin, I discovered a passion for aiding both animals and their caretakers through education and using training as tool to increase the human-animal bond. Since moving up here, I’ve changed directions and put my focus into the medical side of things. I’m currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program through Penn Foster.
I moved to the UP in July of 2022 with my partner Jonah, and my two large dogs, Dutchman and Aspen. In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my dogs, indoor gardening, and collecting rocks. I look forward to being able to your help animals in many ways! 

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Amber

Customer Service Representative & Veterinary Assistant

I was born and raised in South Florida. I had the amazing opportunity to attend a technical high school where I took 4 years of veterinary assisting courses and graduated as a certified veterinary assistant. In 2015, I moved to the UP with my now husband. In 2019, I started working at Bayshore as a customer service representative and now fill multiple roles as both a CSR and veterinary assistant. I have 2 cats who I adopted from UPAWS named Josie and Boo-berry.

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Adele

Customer Service Representative

Hello my name is Adele Bateman and I have been a Receptionist at Bayshore Veterinary Hospital for 2 years. I am a current student at Northern Michigan University Studying Radiography and Clinical Health. I started working in the Veterinary field in 2019 at a 24-hour Emergency and Specialty Hospital in the Metro-Detroit area of Michigan. When I am up here for school I do not have any pets, but back home my family has 2 dogs and a cat. Copper is a 5-year-old Shepherd/hound mix, Stevie (Nicks) is a 2-year-old husky/lab mix, and Harry is a 6-year-old longhaired tuxedo cat! When I am not in class or working I enjoy hiking, perusing local coffee shops, and baking cookies!

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Olivia

Customer Service Representative

I am new to the veterinary care field, but have spent my whole life caring for my own pets and the occasional wildlife or stray that my husband tells me I can’t keep. I have 3 dogs, Marlow a Bernese Mountain Dog, Bentley a Golden Retriever and Meekah an Australian Shepherd. I also have 2 cats, Lil Peep and Leo! My husband and I call them our herd. You can usually find me out on the trails in the Side by Side, at the beach reading a book, or binge watching a TV series at home. Can’t wait to meet you and your furry family!

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Hannah

Customer Service Representative

I graduated Northern Michigan University in 2019 with a bachelors degree in Biology. Previously, I was living in the Metro Detroit area and moved up to the U.P. for school. I have always had a love for animals and found myself working at Bayshore Veterinary Hospital as a customer service representative in 2020.
I met my husband Brad while going to school and together we have a 1 year old daughter and live outside of Marquette. We have 2 dogs, a boxer named Beau and a St. Bernard mix named Callaway. As a family we enjoy being outside and spending time with friends and family.

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