Samantha B.

Samantha B.

Name: Samantha

Position: Client Care Assistant

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pets: Annabelle & Digsby (dogs)

More about Samantha:

  • She has always enjoyed being around animals and has worked with animals since graduating high school.
  • Samantha spends her spare time hiking, camping, and being outside with her dogs.
  • She is from a very large family that she spends a great deal of time traveling with.
  • The most unusual item that Sam has eaten was Guinea pig in Peru.
  • Something that her mother would say that she still live by today is "if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anthing at all".
Dr. Schaffer

Dr. Schaffer

Name: Becky Schaffer, DVM

Position: Associate Veterinarian & Assistant Medical Director 

Education: Calvin College Bachelors of Science, Michigan State University Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Pets:  Charlotte & Templeton, very spunky cats

More about Dr. Schaffer

Becky Schaffer, DVM loves the variety that the veterinary profession brings! She saw an array of animals during her years as an ER vet, but the most exciting was a real circus lion. A traveling circus had a sick male lion that needed emergency care. She was able to perform treatments on the lion through the bars of the trailer he was in, giving medications so that he could be sent to a facility more equipped to do further testing on the big cat. Three years later Dr. Schaffer was reunited with the lion who is now in great health.

Outside of work, Dr. Schaffer prizes family time and spends most of her days with her husband and children. She enjoys landscaping projects and jogs frequently or as often as her schedule allows. On a day with no responsibilities Dr. Schaffer can be found curled up in a hammock with a good book and to finish out the day by trying a new restaurant for dinner. Her favorite zoo animal is the sea otter because they never seem to have a day without play. If Dr. Schaffer had a warning label it would read "Do not use prior to filling the coffee tank."

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Emma C.

Emma C.

Name: Emma

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pets:  Cats-  Maui and Suki

More about Emma

  • Emma enjoys spending time with her pets and is looking forward to working with animals everyday.
  • In her free time, she likes to take yoga and spin classes. 
  • Prior to joining the Cascade team Emma worked in a movie theater.
  • Emma loved math when she was in school.
  • In her opinion all the Harry Potter movies are the best.
Caitlin W.

Caitlin W.

Name: Caitlin

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Hometown: Jenison, Michigan

Pets:  Kipper (cat)

More about Caitlin

  • She would love to travel to Europe or Australia someday, as well as go hiking out West.
  • Caitlin has always wanted to be a doctor when she grew up and has decided to study anesthesiology.
  • In her spare time she enjoys camping, exploring downtown, hanging at the beach, or visiting new places.
  • The styles of "that 70's show".... bell bottom jeans, overalls, and turtlenecks need to make their comeback!
  • Caitlin is exited to work with the animals and hopes to have fun stories to share with her room mate who also works with animals.
  • She worked in the banking industry prior to joining the Cascade team.
  • Caitlin is currently going through school at Penn Foster to become an LVT.