Name: Anna

Position: Pet Care Assistant 

Hometown: Farmington Hills, Michigan 

Education: Bachelors from Grand Valley State University 

Pets: 2 cats, 1 dog, 2 hamsters, and a fish. She hopes to add to her animal family! 

More about Anna:

  • Anna loves animals and has a way with them. Anna enjoys visiting zoos and animal stores to see the behaviors and body languages they give off. She is also training her dog to be an ESA. 
  • In her free time, Anna loves to spend time with her animals either playing or cuddling with them. She also enjoys visiting antique stores to see a bit of history. 
  • Anna pursued a position at CHFA because she has a passion for animals and their wellbeing. She would like to go back to school for veterinary medicine in the future. 
  • Her favorite vacation spot is up north by Petoskey. She has a great time swimming, hiking, and shopping. The scenery is stunning and there are some fun places to hang out. 
  • Anna's all-time favorite movie is Lord of the Rings. She loves how the story comes to life, and the character's personalities. She hopes that the new show is good! 

Name: Ashley 

Position: Pet Care Assistant 

Hometown: Watervliet, Michigan

Pets: Bailey and Willow 

More about Ashley:

  • Ashley has always had a love for animals! Growing up, her mom never wanted a dog, but when Ashley turned 17 her mom got a baby Yorkie named Barker. Ever since Barker came into her life, she was fascinated. When Ashley moved out and got married, the only thing she wanted to complete her family was a dog. 
  • Outside of work, Ashley enjoys canvas painting, trail riding, watching movies, and hanging out with family. 
  • Ashley's favorite show is Big Brother, which she grew up watching with her sister. 
  • Ashley's pet named Bailey is 1 year and 11 months old and is spunky, playful, loving, and very smart! Her pet named Willow is 1 year and 5 months old and loves to scratch, play with Bailey, and sit on the counters. She is a cuddler and loves food! 

Name: Andrew

Position: Veterinary Assistant

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia 

Education: B.S. in Evolutionary Biology from Grand Valley State University 

More about Andrew:

  • Prior to working here at Cascade Hospital for Animals, Andrew worked in caretaking roles at various zoos. He ultimately wanted to shift into a role with a focus on helping animals. 
  • He has a special interest in animal behavior. He loves seeing the different adaptations animals use to survive and learning how they came to be. 
  • Andrew has a soft spot for small town mysteries (Twin Peaks, Gravity Falls, the list goes on!) and loves a good Neil Gaiman novel. 

Name: Allison

Position: Licensed Veterinary Nurse 

Hometown: Cutlerville, Michigan 

Education: Associates in Applied Science from Baker College of Muskegon

Pets: Michi (Chiweenie, 5 years old), Chiaki (Goldendoodle, 1.5 years old), Roxy (Chihuahua, 11 years old). 

More about Allison:

  • Allison has a special interest in geriatric care for dogs and cats because of her dog, Roxy, who inspires her to keep learning. 
  • She adopted her dog, Michi, as a stray after she had been hit by a car. Michi is the queen bee. Her dog, Chiaki, was adopted after she was returned to her breeder at 8 moths old. Chiaki is super goofy and aloof. Her dog, Roxy, was the first dog was adopted when Allison was in middle school. Roxy is the first dog Allison ever adopted and can be described as an old lady! 
  • Outside of work, Allison enjoys hiking and traveling. She loves to explore new cities and is always looking for her next adventure. 
  • Some of her favorite vacation spots include Phoenix, Arizona, The Bahamas, and Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. 

Name: Sam

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Hometown: Rockford, Michigan 

Education: High School Diploma and attending Michigan State University in the fall 

Pets: Hazel

More about Sam:

  • Sam's dog is a Husky named Hazel. She is red and one year old. She has a LOT of energy.
  • She would love to become a DVM as her career, and a vet clinic job gives her a vital experience. 
  • Sam's favorite vacation spot is Fort Myers Beach, Florida. She goes every year with her family.