Dr. McBride

Dr. McBride

Name: Dr. Steven J. McBride

Position: Veterinarian & Medical Director

Education: Notre Dame University, Bachelor of Science; Michigan State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Hometown: Bay City, MI

More about Dr. McBride:

Dr. McBride grew up with several pets, including cats, dogs, horses, goats and several reptiles. That experience fueled a childhood interest in caring for animals.

Dr. McBride’s interest in surgery (especially orthopedics) and the application of technology to the field of veterinary medicine allows him to utilize both his physics and medical backgrounds. He loves problem-solving and getting to the underlying facts. Dr. McBride notes that “Veterinary medicine provides an environment of continuous learning, investigation and problem-solving. Our patients can’t speak (well, most of them), so we have to dig for the answers. The reward, of course, is a wagging tail and the expression on their owner’s face when we solve the problem.”

When Dr. McBride is not playing veterinarian, he’s sailing, camping, kayaking or snowshoeing in the Great Outdoors. He and his wife enjoy adventure travel and learning about different cultures. On the more cerebral side, Dr. McBride enjoys philosophy, economics, and a little computer programming.

Bonnie D.

Bonnie D.

Name: Bonnie

Position: Financial Administrator

Hometown: San Diego, California

Pets: Loki, Picco, & Ateya (dogs) as well as birds and fish


More about Bonnie:

  • She has been a member of the Cascade team for over 25 years.
  • In her spare time Bonnie enjoys working in her yard, reading, and hanging out.
  • Her favorite zoo animal is a tiger.
  • She enjoys traveling to watch her kids play Lacrosse.
  • Cascade is her forever home and has become her extended family.


Stephanie C.

Stephanie C.

Name: Stephanie

Position: Nursing Care Supervisor 

Hometown: Hawaii

Pets: Iris and Tansy 

Kelli F.

Kelli F.

Name: Kelli

Position: Licensed Veterinary Nurse

Education: Bel-Rae Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Co

Hometown: Coopersville, MI

Pet: "Ruger" a 6 year old Treeing Walker Coonhound

More about Kelli

  • Kelli worked at an animal emergency hospital for 7 years.  She then decided to plant her roots with Cascade Hospital for Animals.
  • She was drawn to work at Cascade Hospital because everyone is so professional and kind.  The doctors are amazing and everyone works as a team.
  • The "lesson from mom" that she still lives by today is "never judge a book by its cover, you may just not know their story."
  • She loves the one on one interaction with pets and their family.
  • Outside of work, Kelli enjoys gardening, hunting, fishing and antiquing
  • Her favorite subject in school was agricultural science
  • The one thing she could not go a day without would be her dog "Ruger"
  • Kelli is surprisingly good at singing
  • Her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks