Name: Holly Mincks, DVM

Position: Associate Veterinarian

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Master's Degree

Hometown: Tecumseh, MI

Pets: Archie and Teddy 

More about Dr. Mincks 

  • Dr. Micks has loved animals her entire life. As a child, she escaped the house once to follow a dog down the road! 
  • Growing up, she had many pets including hamsters, hermit crabs, and a lizard until she eventually got her dream pet - Mickey the Toy Poodle. 
  • Outside of work, Dr. Mincks enjoys playing percussion in a church orchestra. 
  • Dr. Mincks has two cats named Archie and Teddy. Archie is 3 and was adopted from a shelter. He is very laid back, doglike, and is an expert biscuit maker! Teddy is 8 months old and was rescued from a coworker's friend's backyard. He is very energetic, loves to play, and often gets into trouble. His nickname is "Crazy Eye Teddy" because he can never slow down for a picture! Archie and Teddy are like father and son as they are always sleeping together and grooming each other. 
  • Dr. Mincks has a passion for animal behavior. She is Fear Free certified as a testament to her commitment to making vet visits as fear free as possible. Her previous dog, Calixte, was a very anxious rescue and taught her the effect that proper behavior management can have on the human-animal bond. 

Name: Emma

Position: Veterinary Assistant

Hometown: St. Clair, Michigan

Pets: Daisy and Méüw

More about Emma:

  • Her favorite thing about working with animals is getting to know the "regulars"
  • Outside of work, Emma enjoys playing soccer and going outdoors to hike or ski. 
  • She decided to pursue a position at Cascade Hospital for Animals due to the amount of different opportunities the hospital has to offer. 
  • Her dog, Daisy, is an "old lady" (14). She is spunky and definitely gets away with a lot more in her old age! Her cat, Méüw, is a trouble maker that loves to test his limits. 
  • Emma loves to travel up north. She also visited Hawaii once, and it will forever hold a special spot in her heart. 
  • Her favorite movie is Land of the Lost and her favorite band is Greta Van Fleet. 

Name: Emily

Position: Veterinary Assistant

Hometown: Cedar Springs, Michigan

Education: Final Year of Pre-Vet/Biology at Grand Valley State University 

More about Emily:

  • Emily's dream is to become a veterinarian.
  • Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, camping, and kayaking.
  • Emily is very interested in traveling! One of her most memorable travels was when she participated in a study abroad program in Costa Rica to work with sea turtles and local pets. 
  • Her favorite place to vacation is anywhere warm! One of her favorite spots is Key West, Florida. 
  • Her favorite music genres are country and contemporary music.