A bit about the folks at Country Care Pet Hospital...
We're much like a family with lots of pets here at the hospital. Click on us to learn about who we are and why we are at Country Care Pet Hospital.
Dr. Gretchen Gerber
Dr. Gretchen Gerber has been practicing veterinary medicine long enough to dub herself a "Vintage Vet," which comes with benefits including healthy doses of trusted wisdom, keen intuition, and strong opinions!
Dr. Gerber is a great lover of all animals, but her favorites are her feline and equine friends.
In 2006, Dr. Gerber founded Helping PAWS Pet Rescue to contribute even further to the animals in her local community. When she's not saving lives, she enjoys SCUBA diving in tropical locales and spending time with her husband Fred and their menagerie at their farm in Ashland.
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Michele has fed her passion for animal care from a very young age, and has worked with a wide variety of species, in a ton of contexts!
Whether she's training a dolphin to perform voluntary medical behaviors like blood draws and endoscopy, or rescuing an entangled wild Hawaiian monk seal; she thrives on improving animal well-being.
Michele is especially passionate about behavior and nutrition - she even started a business selling homemade dog food! Other areas of interest throughout Michele's career include whale research, turtle training, and teaching workshops on dog nutrition and DIY dog food. Ask Michele all of your burning behavior and nutrition questions - Country Care offers behavioral and nutritional consultations!
Michele conducts a visual health assessment on Shaka the Dolphin at Dolphin Quest Hawaii.
Jordyn is a recent graduate of Northland College with a degree in Natural Resources with a double emphasis in Wildlife Ecology and Ecological Restoration.
In-between her schooling she has worked internships with the International Wolf Center and Wild Instincts Wildlife Rehabilitation Center honing her skills as a future wildlife biologist. After graduating she accepted a fellowship with Timber Wolf Alliance taking on the responsibility of being their new coordinator, which she continues with today.
In her free time, Jordyn continues to work on publishing her canid research and honing her veterinary skills here at Country Care Pet Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant.
"Allie has spent the last two years working with animals and practicing her skills as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys caring for patients at all stages of their lives as well as working with their families to ensure that they get the best care possible at every visit!
Outside of work Allie enjoys spending time with her family and her five year old dog named Lilly who was adopted from a local shelter in 2016."
Amy was born and raised in Ashland WI. She has a husband David and two children Mason and Chandler. Her family has 8 cats,2 guinea pigs, a hamster, and a gecko.
Amy joined Country Care Pet Hospital in 2007. She has always had a love for animals and enjoys learning something new everyday.
When Amy is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, tending to her flowers and gardens, walking and snowshoeing.
Originally from San Diego, California. Have been in the veterinary field since 1998. Started out as a receptionist in a large 5 doctor practice, while focusing on becoming an assistant/technician. Moved to lower michigan in 2007, then to the upper peninsula in 2011. In my free time I enjoy riding my 4 wheelers, having bbq's with friends but mostly just hanging out with my husband and our fur babies.