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Our Team

Veterinarians. Assistants. Caregivers. Animal lovers. In everything we do, we believe in caring for every pet we see like our own and making a difference in your life.

Lisa LaCross, DVM, CCRT, cVMA

Veterinarian/Medical Director

Lisa LaCross, DVM, CCRT, cVMA

Medical Director

Dr. Lisa LaCross has been practicing veterinary medicine since she graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.

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Susan

Practice Manager

Susan

Practice Manager

Susan was born and raised here in Northern Michigan. She found her love of animals growing up in the country surrounded by wildlife. As a child she would explore the forest and find any small creature she could.

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Amy Syrocki

LVT

Amy Syrocki

LVT

Amy was born and raised in Northern Michigan. Growing up her family always had animals. At a young age she developed a love for all animals and decided she wanted a career involving them.

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Faith Grose

Veterinary Assistant

Faith Grose

Veterinary Assistant

Having lived on the same farm located in Benzie County her whole life, Faith was able to establish what line of career she wanted to pursue at a young age.

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Erin Cox

Veterinary Technician

Erin Cox 

Veterinary Technician

Erin grew up in the country outside of Empire. She always had dogs, cats, chickens or random wildlife critters that needed care.

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Justine Hock

LVT

Justine Hock

LVT

Justine’s love for animals began at a young age. From seventh grade into early college she spent most of her free time at the barn taking horseback riding lessons.

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Lydia Drzewiecki

Veterinary Assistant

Lydia Drzewiecki

Veterinary Assistant

A farm girl raised in northern Michigan, Lydia knew her future would revolve around sound animals from a young age.

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Lisa Hickman, DVM

Veterinarian

Lisa Hickman, DVM

Veterinarian

After spending her formative years making ‘bug hospitals’ on beautiful Torch Lake, it seems fitting that Lisa would return to Northern Michigan to continue her veterinary career

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Rebecca

LVT

Rebecca

LVT

Bio Coming Soon!

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Paula

LVT

Paula

LVT

Paula Hock is a native of the Traverse City region, having grown up in a quiet rural neighborhood. She has had a love for animals as long as she can remember but had not been able to expand on that until 2013 when she graduated from Baker College of Cadillac as an LVT.

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Diana Raddatz, DVM

Veterinarian

Diana Raddatz, DVM

Veterinarian

Growing up in Farmington Hills , she had various small pets from Hermit crabs to guinea pigs and eventually a family dog. Her favorite High school classes included biology and Chemistry.

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Lisa Davis

CSR

Lisa Davis

CSR

Lisa is a native of Traverse City. Lisa found her love of all animals as a young girl.

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Tanya Dezelski

Veterinary Assistant

Tanya Dezelski

Kenne Assistant

At a very young age Tanya found a love for animals. Everytime she went visiting or traveled, animals were always her favorite part of the trip.

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Our Team

Veterinarians. Assistants. Caregivers. Animal lovers. In everything we do, we believe in caring for every pet we see like our own and making a difference in your life.

Lisa LaCross, DVM, CCRT, cVMA

Veterinarian/Medical Director

Lisa LaCross, DVM, CCRT, cVMA

Medical Director

Dr. Lisa LaCross has been practicing veterinary medicine since she graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.

Read More

Lisa Hickman, DVM

Veterinarian

Lisa Hickman, DVM

Veterinarian

After spending her formative years making ‘bug hospitals’ on beautiful Torch Lake, it seems fitting that Lisa would return to Northern Michigan to continue her veterinary career

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Diana Raddatz, DVM

Veterinarian

Diana Raddatz, DVM

Veterinarian

Growing up in Farmington Hills , she had various small pets from Hermit crabs to guinea pigs and eventually a family dog.

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Susan

Practice Manager

Susan

Practice Manager

Susan was born and raised here in Northern Michigan. She found her love of animals growing up in the country surrounded by wildlife. As a child she would explore the forest and find any small creature she could.

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Erin Cox

Veterinary Technician

Erin

Veterinary Cox

Erin grew up in the country outside of Empire. She always had dogs, cats, chickens or random wildlife critters that needed care.

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Rebecca

LVT

Rebecca

LVT

Bio Coming Soon!

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Lisa Davis

CSR

Lisa Davis

CSR

Lisa is a native of Traverse City. Lisa found her love of all animals as a young girl.

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Amy Syrocki

LVT

Amy Syrocki

LVT

Amy was born and raised in Northern Michigan. Growing up her family always had animals. At a young age she developed a love for all animals and decided she wanted a career involving them.

Read More

Justine Hock

LVT

Justine Hock

LVT

Justine’s love for animals began at a young age. From seventh grade into early college she spent most of her free time at the barn taking horseback riding lessons.

Read More

Paula Hock

LVT

Paula Hock

LVT

Paula Hock is a native of the Traverse City region, having grown up in a quiet rural neighborhood. She has had a love for animals as long as she can remember but had not been able to expand on that until 2013 when she graduated from Baker College of Cadillac as an LVT.

Read More

Faith Grose

Veterinary Assistant

Faith Grose

Veterinary Assistant

Having lived on the same farm located in Benzie County her whole life, Faith was able to establish what line of career she wanted to pursue at a young age.

Read More

Tanya Dezelski

Veterinary Assistant

Tanya Dezelski

Kenne Assistant

At a very young age Tanya found a love for animals. Everytime she went visiting or traveled, animals were always her favorite part of the trip.

Read More

Lydia Drzewiecki

Veterinary Assistant

Lydia Drzewiecki

Veterinary Assistant

A farm girl raised in northern Michigan, Lydia knew her future would revolve around sound animals from a young age.

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