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Jim.jpgJim Bader, DVM


I graduated in 1988 from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to forming Mapleview Animal Hospital in 1992, I spent 2 years practicing in Allegan and 2 years at another practice in Holland. Since graduating, I have completed several certificate programs including certification in Shelter Medicine and Veterinary Forensics (University of Florida); Non-profit Management (University of Illinois-Chicago); and, Veterinary Chiro-Practitioner (VOM Technology). I am currently in the process of completing my Master’s Degree in Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida.

I am married and have four children. I enjoy traveling, cooking, home improvement projects, golf and archery. My family and I own several different types of animals which, I think, helps me to relate better to owners when they bring their pets in for a visit.

Veterinary Medicine is enjoyable to me because of the diversity. I relish learning as much as possible about all species from chameleons to kangaroos. This can be challenging at times, but is also very rewarding.


PictureJill Veldhof, DVM

I graduated from Hope College in 2000 with a B.S. in biology and biochemistry, and from Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 2004. I started working at Mapleview right after graduation and have been working here the past 11 years. My favorite part of veterinary medicine is soft tissue surgery. I have been with my boyfriend, Greg, for almost 8 years. We have two golden retrievers-Brandi and Mieka. We also have two Betta fish - Sushi and Spring Roll. In my free time I have fun riding my motorcycle in the summer and snowmobile in the winter. I also enjoy gardening, baking, cross-stitching and building my dollhouse.




PictureAndrea Neuman, DVM

I grew up in Holland, MI, attended Aquinas College and received a Bachelors of Science in Biology. I went on to attend the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine and earned a doctorate of veterinary medicine. I married my high school sweetheart, Paul, in 2011. We reside in Holland with our dog, Pearl, and cat, Quigly. I have been a member of the Mapleview team since the beginning of June 2015. In my spare time, I enjoy outdoor activities, spending time with my family and dog.





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tacy Kostiuk, DVM

I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2004 majoring in Biology and then went on to the University of Illinois to obtain my DVM and MPH (Masters in Public Health) in 2009 and 2010 respectively. I practiced in the suburbs of Chicago until my husband’s job brought us to South Haven. I love being a Michigander although I’m still trying to understand the “Michigan left.” I enjoy getting to know my clients and want to make sure they leave the appointment with their questions answered and with a plan that best suits their and their pet’s needs. While I enjoy almost all aspects of veterinary medicine; dermatology and dentistry, along with soft tissue surgery are special interests of mine. I share my home with my husband, our 2 young daughters, and an Irish Wolfhound. When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking/baking, hiking, or any activity outside.



PictureMerri

I have been employed at Mapleview since 1997 as the Office Manager. I reside in Holland with my husband, Jim; our four children: Quinten, Kailene, Karsten and Karina; as well as a menagerie of animals including dogs, cats, birds, horses, chickens, rabbits and some others. I was born and raised in Holland and graduated from Holland High School. I am a 1985 graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family & Community Services. My favorite thing about working at Mapleview is getting to know our clients and their pets, especially when they bring in a new puppy!I





michelle.jpgMichelle


I am a graduate of Holland High School and began working for Mapleview in 1996. Prior to coming to work here, I worked at JCI where I met my husband, Mike. I have two daughters, Macy and Cassie. I currently own a Golden Retriever, a Chinese Crested and 4 cats.

I became involved in rescue work in 1999 and founded my own foster-based dog rescue, A New Start on Life, in 2003. In 2003, I was also instrumental in forming the first Petapalooza and Pet Fair, sponsored by Mapleview. I am still actively involved with hosting Petapalooza. In my free time, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, cooking and getting together with friends.




PictureCindy

I have been working at Mapleview for 17 years. I graduated from Holland High School in 1981. I have 3 horses, 3 dogs and 2 goats. I have been married for 30 years to Dan and have 3 children, 2 stepsons and 4 grandchildren.

I traveled to Spain in 2001 with the Mapleview team to bring Spanish Galgos back for the adoption program. In addition, I have been to Guatemala several times assisting in animal rescue, as well as spay and neuter clinics.

I like to spend my time horseback riding, attending horse pull events, traveling to the U.P. and being with my friends and family.


Barb


I graduated from Paragon School of Dog Grooming in 1999. Shortly after graduating, I began employment at Mapleview. I have shown many different breeds of dogs at shows and like to put a bit of dog show style into my grooming whenever I can. When not at work, I work with America's Best Frisbee Dogs putting on halftime frisbee shows at football and basketball games as well as community events.


PictureMelissa

I have worked at Mapleview Animal Hospital for 10 years. I started in the boarding kennel and have progressed from there. I perform multiple tasks at Mapleview including being a vet tech, kennel manager and reception. My favorite is being a vet tech and assisting in surgery.

I have 2 wonderful boys, Jordan and Ethan. Jordan attends Western Michigan University studying Aviation; Ethan is a junior at West Ottawa. We enjoy lots of family time activities including beach time and baseball games. A lot of our free time is spent supporting our boy’s activities. We love watching and attending Detroit Tigers games as often as time allows.I have 3 dogs and 2 cats. They all keep us very busy. At any given time there is usually a rescue kitten or sometimes a puppy in residence as well. In my free time (what is that?), I also volunteer for Headin’ Home Pet Rescue. I love it and love seeing all the rescue pets in our area that have come from it. I love reading, walking my dogs and just hanging out on any given sunny day by the pool.


PictureMackenzie S

I graduated from West Ottawa High School as class Valedictorian in 2014. I am now attending Grand Valley State University and majoring in Biology with an emphasis on Pre-Veterinary Medicine. From here, I have plans to attend a veterinary medical school to become a Veterinarian. I love to spend time with the rescue animals of Headin' Home Pet Rescue, train them, give them love and help them find fur-ever homes.

I also like to participate in 4H activities to organize Pre-Vet events and educate younger students about 4H and veterinary health. I also love to spend time with my dog, Bridgette, a very special and spoiled dachshund.

I have been working at Mapleview Animal Hospital as a Kennel Worker and Veterinarian Assistant for the past 4 years. I love working with, and helping, the animals and working with the staff at Mapleview where everyone feels a little bit like "family".


PictureAllie

I’m a high school graduate who decided to work full time and not go to college. I have education in childcare and rescue work.

I’m currently the kennel supervisor, and have worked at Mapleview for 5 years. I also volunteer for Headin’ Home Pet Rescue. Working here has been really rewarding for me to be able to see and touch wild animals up close, help animals in need and be able to foster animals. I have a passion for animals and children that just comes naturally to me.

I’m in a 5 year relationship and had a baby boy in December,2015 . I love to travel and try new things. As my family says, “we go on adventures.” I spend a lot of time with my family and my friends when I’m not working.

I currently have 4 dogs: an 11 year old Shepard/lab mix, Bailey; a 2 year old Pitbull mix, Kaylah; a 5 year old Chihuahua mix, Kevin; and, a 3 year old Pitbull, Oliver; and a cat.


PictureSamantha

I joined the Mapleview team in September 2012. My favorite part of the job is assisting in surgeries, and working with all the different pets. I grew up with a variety of animals throughout my childhood and since then developed a care for animals in need.

When I'm not at the clinic, I spend most of my free time outdoors. My hobbies include hunting, fishing, riding my quad, barrel racing and building motors or working on my truck. I am the proud owner of a Blue Heeler, "Chief", a German Shorthaired Pointer, "Hank", and two horses, "Cash" and "Liberty".




PictureMaddie

I have worked at Mapleview since 2013 years. I started in the boarding kennel while still in high school and transitioned to the front desk and assisting as a vet tech. I am currently pursuing a degree as a Veterinary Technician.

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, attending various rodeos and taking care of my horses. I am currently the assistant head coach for the West Ottawa Equestrian team. I am also a volunteer for Headin’ Home Pet Rescue.

I am the proud owner of 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs and 3 horses.




PictureAdriana

I am a 2015 graduate of West Ottawa High School. I am taking a year or two off before attending college. I have a boyfriend that I've been in a relationship with for 2 years now. I love doing things outside like kayaking and camping with family and friends. I own 2 dogs, a 12 year old golden retriever and an 8 year old shitzu. I love working at Mapleview because I'm a huge animal lover, and it has helped me decide on the right career path for myself. I have been working for Mapleview for a year and a half now.




PictureLaura

I graduated from Michigan State University with my Bachelor's degree in 2009. I joined the Mapleview family in September of 2015. I love working with animals and helping pet parents! My husband, Jason, and I married in 2011. We have an Eskimo dog named Zooey, and two bunnies, Bella and Harry. I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, kayaking, and golfing.







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I graduated from West Ottawa High School in 2014. I started working at Mapleview in September of 2015. Currently, I am attending Davenport University and majoring in technology. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and cycling. At home, my family has a Goldendoodle and a Daisy dog.





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Lauren


I graduated from Holland High School in 2015. I am also a Certified Nursing Assistant as of 2015. I've decided to take some time off before starting college. I started working at Mapleview in July of 2015 in the boarding kennel.

I enjoy working with the rescue animals of Headin’ Home Pet Rescue. I have a 5 year old European yellow lab Ellie who, may i add, is extremely spoiled. I have a huge passion for animals as well as people.

In my free time i enjoy baking, spending time with my parents, 5 siblings and friends. I enjoy biking and walking to the beach. I love going on road trips and adventuring around town with my friends.




PictureJessica

I graduated from Holland High School in 2015. I'm taking a couple years off before attending college. I've wanted to work with animals for as long as I can remember. Working as a kennel worker at Mapleview has only made my love and appreciation for animals even greater. I have one pet, a 2 year old hamster named Klaus. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, reading, taking care of animals, and hiking.






PictureHeather B

Hello! I am 29 years old and went to Muskegon High School. Some of the activities I like to do are take care of animals; babysit; and, play with the dogs and cats at Mapleview. I own two cats named Katie and Sally. I got Katie from a former co-worker at Mapleview and I adopted Sally from Headin' Home Pet Rescue. I really enjoy working with the animals in the rescue and love working in the kennel.







shelby.jpgShelby

I graduated from Zeeland West High School in 2014. I am currently taking a gap year from Central Michigan University and will be going on a 5 month mission trip to Belize in April, 2017. I love all kinds of animals, and especially enjoy getting to know the rescue animals from Headin' Home Pet Rescue.
In my free time I love to travel and explore new places, paint, do nature photography, and hang out with family and friends. My family has one dog, an 8 year old Shih-Tzu named Felix.








heathere.jpgHeather E

I graduated from West Ottawa High School in 2013 and I am currently in the dental hygiene program at Grand Rapids Community College. After being a manager of a pet store for four years I decided to expand my knowledge of pets by working part-time at Mapleview Animal Hospital. My animals are my children and I love them to pieces, as I’m sure all of you do too! When I’m not at school or work I enjoy taking my dogs for walks through the woods, camping, kayaking, riding quads, and trying new things.




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Briana

I am currently attending Penn Foster to become a Veterinary Technician. I have 3 Rottweilers, named Maverick, Titus, and Roxy. I also own a cat named Foster. I hope to be done with school by the fall of 2017.







mackenziec.jpgMacKenzie C

I'm a senior at West Ottawa High School. After graduating high school, I plan on either going to Butler University in Indianapolis or Ferris State University to study pre-medicine. I enjoy volunteering at Holland Hospital and BestPals Animal Rescue. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with my friends and family. I currently have a 7 year old black lab, Maggie, and a 2 year old cat, Sparky.






PictureClare

I graduated from West Ottawa High School May 2016. I started working at Mapleview Animal Hospital in October of 2016. Currently, I am attending Stanley Harris School of Cosmetology. In my free time I enjoy riding my horses, hanging out with friends and family. At home, my family has four horses, a Yorkshire Terrier who is about 6, a German Shepard who is 1, and a couple chickens and ducks.