Meet Our Team

Jill Veldhof, DVM

Veterinarian

I grew up in Holland and attended Holland Christian High School and Hope College before earning my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2004. I joined Mapleview shortly after graduating.

I have wanted to be a veterinarian ever since I was 5 years old. I love all aspects of Veterinary Medicine – new puppy & kitten visits are the best!

My partner Greg and I share our home with our Golden Retriever, Meika and Bernese Mountain Dog mix, Jazmine. We also have two Koi fish and 2 Goldfish. In the summer, I enjoy motorcycle and dirt bike riding. In the winter I love to snowmobile! I also enjoy gardening & building doll-houses.

Andrea Neuman, DVM

Veterinarian

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 had our first child, Freddie, in December 2017. 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. I am Fear Free Certified.

Dan Shelley, DVM

Veterinarian

Angi

Practice Manager

I moved to Holland in the 80’s when I was in second grade. I graduated from West Ottawa and studied psychology and special education at Michigan State University.

I’ve worked in many fields; I was an assistant inn keeper at my families Bed & Breakfast, I submitted insurance claims and worked as a receptionist, treatment coordinator and office manager and several local orthodontist offices. And then I married a vet, we decided to buy Mapleview when it came up for sale. I’m excited to get to work alongside my husband. I’ve always loved animals and wanted to be a marine biologist as a child.

I didn’t realize until this last year that this would be the most rewarding and passionate field that I was meant to be a part of. I love my crew, I love our clients, but most of all I love caring for their fur babies!! It’s definitely a position that God clearly paved the way and knew it’s where I needed to be!

We have four children and an exchange student from Germany which I refer to as my fifth child! Our daughter works in the kennels here and has found her passion as well! As a family we love to travel, hike, kayak, and walk our fur babies. We have three dogs and three cats. We also love attending church and concerts together!

Michelle

Client Service Representative

I am a graduate of Holland High School and started working at Mapleview in 1996. I have a husband, Mike, and two daughters, Macy and Cassie. My home has been blessed with many wonderful pets over the years, and currently the home of a Chinese Crested mix, Chihuahua and 2 cats. There usually can be found a foster dog in residence as well.

I am Sophia Yin Certified in Low Stress Handling of Pets (which has helped me earn the nickname “The Chihuahua Whisperer”), and a Fear Free Certified Professional. I strive daily to make sure that our patients and clients are as comfortable and at ease during their visits as possible and enjoy working with our clients to turn fearful visits into successful, enjoyable.

In addition to working at Mapleview, in 2003 I founded a foster based rescue, A New Start On Life. In my spare time I enjoy reading, educating myself on new enrichment ideas for cats and dogs, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Patti

Housekeeping

I started working at Mapleview Animal Hospital in April of 2016 after I retired from Gentex Corp. After working at Gentex for 15 years, I retired in 2016 but still wanted to work at a job I would enjoy and to supplement my retirement income. I always wanted to work with animals and was blessed in finding a job with Mapleview, working in Rescue.

My favorite thing about this job is meeting and helping with the care of the dogs and cats. Working with them gives me such joy. It is truly the right job for me and I’ve learned so much in my time here!

I have 3 wonderful kids: Jodie, Korene, and Trevor, as well as 2 grandchildren: Ben and Maelynn. I enjoy working outside on my yard, flower beds and garden, going for walks, reading, camping, fishing, and kayaking. I have 3 wonderful dogs, Zoey, Lexi, and Maple (2 are foster failures!).

Stephanie

Receptionist

Bio coming soon

Emily

Reception, Kennel Attendant

I’ve been a part of the Mapleview Family since 2007. I was born and raised in Holland and graduated from West Ottawa High School. I attended GVSU as well as GRCC, where I got my associate degree in Business Administration, but always knew I wanted to end back up working with animals. Working in the kennel at the clinic was my first job when I was 16. You can still find me in the kennel often as being with dogs is what makes me the happiest. I love getting to spend time with the rescue dogs as well as the boarding dogs, as each day they are so excited to see you! We get to enjoy long walks outside, and the dogs love spending every minute with you! Sunshine and happy dogs, a day doesn’t get much better than that!

My whole life I have loved animals, especially dogs. I always dreamed of opening up my own doggie hotel. Getting to work with dogs every day is what makes me happiest, which is how I knew I am in the right profession.

When I’m not at the clinic, you can find me volunteering most of my time at Headin’ Home Pet Rescue! I have a big family with 7 fur kids, yes 7!!! Harper, Izzy, Brock, Sugarbabe, Stella, Liberty and Fiasco, 6 of them are rescues as well as foster failures.

Jessica

Kennel Attendant, Receptionist

I was born and raised in California where I moved all over the state. At about age 12 my family decided it was best to move to Holland and since it’s become a wonderful place to call home.

I’ve always loved being around and interacting with animals. Even just getting to observe them from afar made me happy. I knew from a young age I wanted to work with them and take care of them. When an animal afraid of life who doesn’t even want to be touched turns into being trusting and happy to see me and be around me is so rewarding and is one of my favorite parts of working with them. It’s such a lovely thing to watch them come out of their shells and get the chance to see who they really are.

I have a small but wonderful family and they are always there for me when I need them. I love having family time outside of work. I enjoy trying new food places and checking out new stores with my best friends. Every day you can find me taking nice long walks with my pup Opossum.

Ashtyn

Reception

Bio Coming Soon.

Alyssa

Reception

I have a BA in Art Therapy I received from Indiana Wesleyan University. I also am a certified dog trainer. I lived in Indiana for a year after getting married, to finish my degree, then to Florida for 2 years with my husband’s job. I came back to Michigan to be closer to family and had two kids.

I have loved animals deeply my whole life. Throughout high school and college I would watch and care for peoples pets. When my husband and I moved to Florida, I started working at a pet store called Pet Supermarket until I could find something more permanent. I found a job at the front desk of a Vet hospital, in 2015, and began school for dog training. I loved learning all I could. When we moved back to Michigan I worked at vet in town as a receptionist, and ended there as a client care manager. I truly love working here at Mapleview, it has been wonderful. I love how different everyday can be and everything I can learn. Being able to help people give the best care to their pets is such an honor.

When I was working at the first vet I was at I had a question for the doctor and he was in the surgery suite. I saw the moment he pulled a tennis ball out of a dog that was blocked. He recovered and it was just so cool. I love seeing unique cases and having them explained to me. Being up front or in the office aspect satisfies my love of organization and problem solving all in one.

I have been married to my husband Max since 2013. We had our first, a daughter in 2016, and our son in 2019. We love going out to our family’s land in Byron Center and searching for mushrooms or just enjoying the woods. We go camping frequently in the summer as well. My husband and I love playing music together, including directing music at our church. I also enjoy reading and painting.

Daisy

Reception

I grew up in Zeeland, Michigan and attended Trinity Christian College located south of Chicago. In 2018, I graduated from Trinity with my Bachelors in Social Work and Psychology. After graduating, I made the move back to West Michigan to the Holland area.

For the last 8 years I have worked with older adults in Michigan and the Chicago area, until the opportunity came to work at Mapleview at the beginning of 2022! My best friend, Ashtyn, was the one who encouraged me to apply, knowing my love for dogs! I’ve always been passionate about advocating and helping both people and animals here at Mapleview I have the opportunity to do both!

Since day one at Mapleview, I have felt as if this is a place I belonged. They welcomed every question I had and have taught me so much in my short time here. Plus, I get to see dogs everyday! I feel very lucky to be here.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my dog Duke, going on trails, or sitting at the beach.

Emily

Kennel Attendant, Receptionist

I’ve been a part of the Mapleview Family since 2007. I was born and raised in Holland and graduated from West Ottawa High School. I attended GVSU as well as GRCC, where I got my associate degree in Business Administration, but always knew I wanted to end back up working with animals. Working in the kennel at the clinic was my first job when I was 16. You can still find me in the kennel often as being with dogs is what makes me the happiest. I love getting to spend time with the rescue dogs as well as the boarding dogs, as each day they are so excited to see you! We get to enjoy long walks outside, and the dogs love spending every minute with you! Sunshine and happy dogs, a day doesn’t get much better than that!

My whole life I have loved animals, especially dogs. I always dreamed of opening up my own doggie hotel. Getting to work with dogs every day is what makes me happiest, which is how I knew I am in the right profession.

When I’m not at the clinic, you can find me volunteering most of my time at Headin’ Home Pet Rescue! I have a big family with 7 fur kids, yes 7!!! Harper, Izzy, Brock, Sugarbabe, Stella, Liberty and Fiasco, 6 of them are rescues as well as foster failures.

Jessica

Kennel Attendant, Receptionist

I was born and raised in California where I moved all over the state. At about age 12 my family decided it was best to move to Holland and since it’s become a wonderful place to call home.

I’ve always loved being around and interacting with animals. Even just getting to observe them from afar made me happy. I knew from a young age I wanted to work with them and take care of them. When an animal afraid of life who doesn’t even want to be touched turns into being trusting and happy to see me and be around me is so rewarding and is one of my favorite parts of working with them. It’s such a lovely thing to watch them come out of their shells and get the chance to see who they really are.

I have a small but wonderful family and they are always there for me when I need them. I love having family time outside of work. I enjoy trying new food places and checking out new stores with my best friends. Every day you can find me taking nice long walks with my pup Opossum.

Maria

Kennel Attendant

I went to Zeeland Public schools and after high school was interested in pursuing opportunities to work with animals. I have been part of the Mapleview Animal Hospital team since 2018.

When I started feeling confident and more understanding to the situation of our patients, I would take them for walks or outings on my personal time to get them out and socialized. It felt right to be able to give them some relief and personal one-on-one care during a time of need. This is why I love working in the veterinary field!

I’ve loved connecting with animals since I got my first pet. I have 3 cats named Kirby, Patches, and Cas. Outside of the clinic, I can be found creating artwork for commissions or spending time with family and friends.

Gerry

Kennel Attendant

Bio Coming Soon.

Xavier

Kennel Attendant

Bio Coming Soon.

Barb

Groomer

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.

Emily

Groomer

I graduated from Hudsonville High School. After school, I went to Paragon School of Pet Grooming and graduated from there in 2012.  I currently live in the country on a couple of acres in Hamilton.

I love working with animals and like being in a place where I can learn more about the medical aspect as well as grooming. Every day is different in grooming as far as getting to work with many different breeds of animals, which keeps things interesting for me. I knew grooming was for me right from the start. I picked up on learning the trade quickly while I was in school, and knew this was the career path I wanted to take.

I’ve been married since 2013. Together we have a Pomeranian, a pug, two cats, twelve chickens, and two ducks. I enjoy anything to do with the outdoors from kayaking to hiking, to exploring new places. I also sing and play guitar for the worship team at my church.

Melissa

Veterinary Technician

I am a Holland local and began working at Mapleview Animal Hospital in 2005. I started in the boarding kennel and have progressed from there. I perform multiple tasks at Mapleview including being a veterinary assistant, kennel manager, and reception. My favorite is being a veterinary assistant and assisting in surgery.

I have always loved furry friends so working in this field just seemed natural to me. I can’t pick just one favorite thing about working with animals because all of the little ways we are able to help them are what make this job so special! I am Fear-Free Certified which means I am trained to make your pet’s visit to our hospital as stress and anxiety-free as possible.

When not working, I am a volunteer and board member with Headin’ Home Pet Rescue. I have two adult sons. I recently remarried (he is wonderful) and acquired two adult daughters, two wonderful grandkids. I love just spending time with all the kids. And exploring and walking with the furry kids, too.

Maddie

Veterinary Technician

I was born in Holland and have lived in the area my whole life. I graduated from West Ottawa and have since decided to go back to school in hopes of completing my associate’s degree in the veterinary technology program.

I have always loved being around animals and I grew up around a large variety of them. There was never a question about what career I wanted to go into. My favorite thing about working with animals is the different challenges that it brings.

I started working at Mapleview in 2013 and ever since I started working in the field, I knew it was the right job for me.

I got married to my husband in 2021. My personal pets consist of horses, dogs, and cats. I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Shannon

Certified Veterinary Technician

I grew up in Marshall, Michigan. After graduating, I moved to Marquette, Michigan where I studied Communications and Broadcasting at Northern Michigan University. Fast forward 12 years, my daughter, dogs and I moved to West Olive with my significant other. I decided to go back to school to follow my dream of working with animals. I graduated from Animal Behavior College and began my career at Mapleview.

I have been fostering dogs for a number of years. I love being a part of the transformation when shelter dogs figure out they no longer have to be scared and sad. The joy and happiness that radiates from them is so beautiful. I started working in the animal industry so I am able to use my skills and compassion for animals, but also make a living.

Outside of work, I enjoy game nights with my family, snuggling my guinea pigs, teaching my dogs new tricks, reading mysteries, brushing up on my Spanish, and enjoying every day to its fullest the very best I can.

Jen

Licensed Veterinary Technician

I graduated with honors with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in 2018. I was born in Zeeland, MI, and lived here almost my entire life.

I always knew I was going to do something with animals for a living. It’s always been a part of my life. I thought I was going to be a veterinarian until I discovered what a Licensed Veterinary Technician was and it seemed more fitting for me. I love the challenge every day and not knowing what the day will bring. It’s also very rewarding to work with animals.

I knew I was in the right profession when I was in my last part of schooling when I got to my internship. I got to do it all and I felt like it was exactly where I was supposed to be. It just clicked.

I’ve been married to my husband Travis since 2013 and we share an amazing son named Austin who was born in 2011. We have a wonderful dog named Ravel who we’ve had since 2017. Outside of work, I enjoy country music and going to country concerts as well as spending time with my family and friends.

Heather

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Hi, my name is Heather, and I’ve been employed at the Mapleview Animal Hospital as a licensed veterinary technician since May of 2021.

Since I finished my studies at Baker College and earned an Associate in Applied Science degree, I’ve been making my home in Holland for the better part of the past decade. I have been employed in the field of veterinary medicine for close to ten years at this point, and I have a particular passion for the field of animal dentistry.

I’ve known for a good portion of my life that I have a passion for teaching others and doing anything I can to enhance the quality of life for animals, particularly pets.

Outside of the office, my favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family, which includes my wonderful husband, our two children, and our three dogs. Both going to the beach and running my beagles are two of my favorite things to do.

Katie

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Bio Coming Soon.

Mackenzie

Veterinary Technician

I started working in the Kennel at Mapleview Animal Hospital in 2010 and volunteering at Headin’ Home Pet Rescue around the same time. I am a Holland local and attended Grand Valley State University where I earned my BS in Biology with an emphasis on Pre-Veterinary medicine. I also spent a year attending Veterinary School at RUSVM before deciding I wanted to come back home.

I started volunteering with animals when I was in 3rd grade and have continued since then. Since I was 15, I have worked closely with Headin’ Home Pet Rescue and Mapleview and have found a love for helping animals. Being a voice for the voiceless is one of my favorite parts of working with animals. Since I was little, I knew my purpose and my dream was to help animals, and working at Mapleview helped me solidify my dream of having a job helping animals.

I have a Rottweiler named Jenny that I adopted from Headin’ Home. After work, I am always hanging out with her. I spend a lot of my free time volunteering at Headin’ Home Pet Rescue. I also enjoy playing video games, reading, and going on adventures with my dog.

Lupe

Veterinary Assistant

I joined the Mapleview team in the summer of 2018 as a Receptionist and am now a Veterinary Assistant. I’m originally from Chicago but since moving have enjoyed living in Michigan and being closer to family.

In the summer of 2018 I lost my job and my roommate’s mom worked at a veterinary clinic where they were looking to fill a receptionist position. I wanted to try something different and I went for it. Once I realized that I enjoyed working with animals, I considered working on getting my Veterinary technician license. My favorite thing about working with animals is the unpredictability. You get to work with big fluffy dogs to small animals like guinea pigs and sometimes even exotic animals like a wallaby!

When I started getting into being an assistant I realized there was more to it than just getting to play with puppies and kittens. I wanted to learn more and more every day about veterinary care and what it takes to become a veterinary technician. Not every day is easy because it can also be rewarding.

I currently live in Grand Rapids with my husband and son Noah. We have a yellow lab named Bella and three guinea pigs, Wilbert, Theodore, and Lincoln. I’m hoping to finish my Veterinary technician license within the next two years.

Mackenzie

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon.

Jessie

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon.