Avery H.

Name: Avery

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pets: Bentley

More about Avery: 

  • Avery has wanted to work with animals ever since she was young. She says that working at an animal hospital has been a life-long dream! 
  • Outside of work, she likes to be outside. She enjoys camping, water sports, and spending time with family/friends. 
  • Her dog, Bentley, is a 7 year old Australian Shepherd / Lab mix. She describes him as playful and silly! 
  • Her favorite vacation spots are Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Naples, Florida. 
  • Avery's favorite TV show is Friends and her favorite movie is Pitch Perfect. 

Ali F.

Name: Ali

Position: Veterinary Assistant

Hometown:  Hudsonville, Michigan

Pets: Cali, Dolly, Sophie, and Pickles

More about Ali: 

  • Ali says that there isn't an animal she doesn't love! If you work with her for more than five minutes, you'll realize that every animal is an "angel" to her. 
  • Outside of work, she enjoys camping, golfing, boating, and snowmobiling.
  • Ali's favorite place to vacation is Key Largo, Florida. Three generations of her family have been snowbirds on the island and it has become a favorite spot of hers. She hopes to snowbird in Key Largo herself one day! 
  • Her favorite TV show is The Office - she can quote at least half of every episode. 
  • She was drawn to Cascade Hospital for Animals by the reputation, and says that she desires to work a place she's proud of. 

Alahna M.

Name: Alahna 

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Hometown:  Hudsonville, Michigan

Pets: Milo and Aspen the cats

More about Alahna:

  • Alahna has always loved animals. She was able to volunteer at an animal hospital in high school and really enjoyed getting to meet all of the animals that they had. 
  • In her free time, you can find Alahna singing, drawing, playing board games with her wife, and playing with her cats. 
  • Her favorite vacation spots are Drummond Island and Cozumel, Mexico. 
  • Alahna's favorite show is One Tree Hill - her favorite movie is Adams Family Values - and her favorite music is country! 

Jena M.

Name: Jena 

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Hometown:  New Boston, Michigan

Education: Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from Grand Valley State University 

Pets: Loki, Bentley, and Tuck 

More about Jena:

  • Jena originally went to school to become an aquatic animal veterinarian. As she progressed in her degree, her passion turned towards researching animal behavior. She now hopes to become a zoologist. 
  • Outside of work, you can find her reading a Colleen Hoover novel or watching a sci-fi film. She enjoys spending time with her roommates and watching movies. She also loves to swim - she actually used to be a varsity swimmer in high school! 
  • Jena has wanted to work with animals since she was a child. Animal Planet was one source that developed her passion for wildlife. She would love to eventually be able to spot the differences in animal behavior by working with them. 
  • She has three pets - Loki (the anxious, but sweet, Jack Russell), Bentley (the sweet, senior Yorkie), and Tuck (a spunky, sassy, mixed mutt). All three are rescues from an animal shelter. 
  • Jena's favorite vacation spot is Myrtle Beach, SC or Florida.