If you've ever taken a close look at the small print on a bag or can of cat food, you've probably noticed that taurine is among the list of ingredients. Taurine is an amino acid that helps keep yo ...View Article
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Dr. Heather Haskins, DVM
Dr. Heather Haskins proudly became the new owner of Standale Veterinary Hospital as of March 1, 2012. She got her start in veterinary medicine here at Standale Veterinary Hospital when she interned for Dr. Katheryn Applegate in high school. She was so excited when the opportunity for ownership became available when Dr. Applegate decided to semi-retire. Dr. Haskins is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has worked at a few practices throughout West Michigan. She lives in the Walker area with her husband Colin, twin sons Hayden and Hudson, her bulldog Beefy and cats Pigeon and Cabby. Dr. Haskins is a member of AVMA, MVMA, WMVMA and WMASAP. She enjoys reading, yoga and spending time with her family.
Lisa Rowe, LVT
Lisa graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Baker College in 2003, and after 25 years of working in food service, she has been employed with Standale Veterinary Hospital ever since. She lives in Muskegon with her three cats, Sylvia, Tiger and Snickers and her Pomeranian Penelope. Lisa enjoys scrapbooking, bike riding, reading and spending time with her pets.
Margaret Haverdink, LVT
Margaret joined our staff in 2004. She attended Grand Valley State University from 1999-2000, majoring in Biology. From 2001-2004 she earned her degree in Veterinary Technology from Baker College. Margaret is married to Kurt and lives in Hudsonville with her son Alex and cat Scottie. Besides veterinary medicine, Margaret enjoys gardening and crafts such as scrapbooking and beading.
Danelle joined our staff in 2010 after completing an externship at Standale Veterinary Hospital and graduating from Baker College in Muskegon with her degree in Veterinary Technology. She also earned her associate's degree in liberal arts from GRCC in 2007. She and her husband Stephan live in Grand Rapids with their two cats Leroy and Lillith. Danelle is also employed at The Dance Network in Walker where she teaches tap, jazz, and ballet. In her spare time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and dancing.