Staff

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Jim Bader, DVM

I grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois, graduating with my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. I moved to Allegan shortly after graduation and worked two years at a clinic there before moving to Holland, where I worked for another two years before opening Mapleview Animal Hospital in 1992. I earned my Masters Degree in Shelter Medicine from the University of Florida in 2016. I am also a Certified Chiropractioner. My wife, Merri, and I have four children. In my free time, I enjoy doing spay/neuter work in Guatemala; traveling around the US and foreign countries; doing projects around the house; cooking and reading. I am a Fear Free Certified Professional.




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Jill Veldhof, DVM

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 currently share my home with my Golden Retriever, Meika and Bernese Mountain Dog mix, Jasmine. In my free time, I enjoy building doll-houses, riding motorcycles, quads and snowmobiles, boating and gardening. I am a Fear Free Certified Professional.





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 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. 





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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 I enjoy traveling and reading. Most weekends I can be found at dog shows competing with my Rottweilers, Clumber Spaniels or Cardigan Welsh Corgis or at Quarter Horse shows cheering on my daughters! I am a Fear Free Certified Professional.




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ichelle

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.  



Barb

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 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 2 wonderful boys, Jordan and Ethan. I enjoy spending time at Lake Michigan, reading, hanging out with my own dogs and volunteering for Headin' Home Pet Rescue. I am Fear Free Certified.


Maddie

Maddie 

I have worked at Mapleview since 2013. 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 from Penn-Foster.

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 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 4 horses. I am a Fear Free Certified Professional. 





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.





Emily

Emily

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 most happy. But I also work in the office assisting the doctors and doing reception work.

When I'm not at the clinic, you can find me volunteering most of my time at Headin’
Home Pet Rescue! I spend most of my free time with my dogs, Harper, Izzy, Brock
and Sugar Babe and usually have an extra foster dog or two visiting!





Lupe
Lupe

I joined the Mapleview team the summer of 2018. I’m originally from Chicago but since moving have enjoyed living in Michigan. I have two brother guinea pigs named Theodore and Wilburt. In my free time I enjoy watching movies, hanging out with my friends, and spoiling my guinea babies. Since working at Mapleview, I have found a passion for helping animals. I am currently attending Penn Foster to become a Veterinary Technician. 





Patti

Patti

I started working at Mapleview Animal Hospital in April of 2016 after I retired from Gentex Corp. Being a country girl raised in Sparta, and my love for animals, this seemed like a perfect job. What I really love is the caring of the boarding cats along with all the rescue cats and kittens. In addition, the occasions when there are also small dogs and puppies. I have two daughters, Jodie & Korene (and son-in-law Ted), a son, Trevor, three grand children, Ben, Maelynn & Nikki, and one great grandson, Emmett. They're all the Rainbows & Music of my heart. I enjoy working outside on my yard, flower beds and garden, going for walks, reading, camping, fishing and kayaking. I have 2 wonderful dogs, Zoey & Brady. After working only one month at Mapleview I brought Brady home so he could heal better after leg surgery and he never left. Yep, I'm a foster failure!





Maria

Maria

I went to Zeeland Public schools and plan on pursuing an education to become a veterinary technician. 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 painting or trying out new recipes.







Stephanie

Bio coming soon



Jillian

Jillian

I'm a student at West Ottawa High school and I'm going to graduate in 2021. After high school, I'd like to go to vet school and become a veterinarian. I have 5 dogs, a Golden Retriever named Sophie, a Border Collie/Dalmatian mix named Lily, a Boxer named Buster, and 2 Dachshunds, Dutchy and Daisy. Outside of doing school and homework, I'm usually hanging out with my friends or snuggling with all my pups!



Jordan

Bio coming soon




Shannon

Shannon

I grew up in Marshall, MI. After high school, I moved to Marquette, MI to study broadcast journalism at Northern Michigan University. After college, I moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then back to Marshall to be closer to my family while raising my daughter. I began fostering dogs and decided it was time for a career change. I began my Vet Assistant/Technician studies through Animal Behavior College. In the mean time, my daughter and I moved up to the Grand Haven area with my boyfriend and his children. I was assigned to Mapleview for my externship, and here I stayed! I enjoy family game nights, bike rides, fostering dogs, watching sports and adventures with my four dogs; Sophia, Teagan, Yogi and Blanche.