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".

Jennae R.

Jennae R.

Name: Jennae

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pets: Sadie (Yellow Lab), Crookshanx (Black cat), and Boss (Goldfish)

More about Jennae:

  • She is surprisingly good at puzzles, the more pieces the better.
  • Jennae loves to travel, is inspired by mountains and would some day hope to travel to New Zealand.
  • Her favorite family tradition is eating a "massive" Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Prior to working at Cascade Hospital for Animals, Jennae worked in agriculture.
  • Her dream job as a child would have been a roller coaster test rider.
  • Jennae can not go a day without her water bottle.
  • The longest that she has gone without sleep was 24 hours during a create-a-thon competition for PR campaigns.
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.
Faythe P.

Faythe H.

Name: Faythe

Position: Licensed Veterinary Nurse

Hometown: Person, Michigan

Pets:  Gypsy (Husky), goats, and some cats

More about Faythe

  • Her interest in animals began when she was young and started with bringing home strays.
  • Faythe loves to horse back ride, having bon fires, hanging with friends and family.
  • Prior to joining the Cascade team Faythe worked in retail.
  • Animals are her passion and this is her first job that will allow her to explore that.
  • Faythe's favorite zoo animal is the wolf.
  • A movie that she will never get tired watching is "Walk the Line" based on the life of Johnny Cash.