Get To Know Our Manager


Becky Kuester

LVT Manager/Licensed Veterinary Technician
Becky helped Dr. Anderman open CAH and is proud of how much Creekside has grown! She has been in the field since 2002 starting out as a kennel attendant/veterinary assistant. She graduated from Macomb Community College receiving her Associate Degree of Applied Science, Veterinary Technician in 2005. In 2013, she officially became the practice manager. At home, she has a wonderful husband and two fun, loving little boys. Her furry family includes 2 dogs, Chihuahua Mix Winnie, and newest fluffball, a Pomeranian named Lincoln; 3 cats, some fish, and chickens! In her free time, she enjoys fashion, being outdoors and camping, traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Get To Know Our Veterinarian Assistants


Meggan Pape

Meggan joined Creekside in August 2019. She attended Michigan State University and has a bachelor’s degree in French Horn Performance and is currently working towards attending Vet school. Her special interests with animals include neonatal babies and working with our rescue.

Outside of work, Meggan loves to listen to and make music. She likes to craft, cook and play video games. She has two sibling cats at home, Link and Zelda, and a new kitten, Nikita. She also has a little floppy-eared bunny, Cody.


Jessie Gallagher, CVA

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Jessie join Creekside in 2017 after attending Ross Medical Education Center and becoming a Certified Veterinary Assistant. At home, her and her husband David, have 3 dogs named Tiny, Raggs and Lucy, and 1 cat named Anna. In her spare time she enjoys crafting such as needlework and painting, being outdoors biking, gardening and golfing. In her quiet time, Anna may be curled up in her lap while she enjoys her next good book.


Megan Moreno

Veterinary Assistant

Megan joined Creekside in September 2019.


Aniyah Chatman

Joined CAH in December 2019 and would like to pursue Veterinary Technician school in the near future


Kaitlyn Galloway

Joined CAH in June 2020.


Lauren Tremper

Joined CAH in July 2020.


Paige Walton

Joined CAH in May 2019 and has been attending Michigan State University to pursue a career in the veterinary field.


Mike Knox, CVA

Joined CAH in January 2020, after fulfilling his internship hours for his Certified Veterinary Assistant certificate through Ross.


Melanie Meabrod

Joined CAH in November 2020. She would like to pursue schooling for veterinary technician in the near future.


Katie Price

Katie joined CAH in December 2020.


Emma Washburn

Emma joined CAH in January 2021.


Get To Know Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians



Andrea Babecki, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Andrea started working with Creekside Animal Hospital in 2013. She attended Ross Medical Education Program and became a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Since being in the field, Andrea decided to pursue her career further and recently graduated from Baker College of Veterinary Technology and has obtained her Associate of Applied Science Veterinary Technician. She will be taking her licensing exam this summer. At home, she has two beautiful cats, Pandora and Willow, a rescue Greyhound, Teddy, and African Grey and a rabbit.


Nichole Schales, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Nichole is a Licensed Veterinary Technician here at Creekside Animal Hospital since 2011. She graduated from Macomb Community College in 2005, with an Associate of Applied Science, Veterinary Technician. She started in the field as a receptionist in 2002. After all these years, she still absolutely loves working with and helping animals. She has two cats and 1 dog of her own. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing art projects, outdoor activities, traveling and playing guitar.


Sarah Widzinski, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician Sarah has been a member of the Creekside family since 2009. She graduated from Baker College with an Associate of Applied Science, Veterinary Medicine in 2009.

At home, she has one fuzzy hamster named Harry; a Maltese/Shih Tzu mix named Jack, a budgie named BeeBop, and a fish tank full of guppies.

She enjoys spending time outdoors in the sun, walking her dog, reading, and traveling.


Jenna Raymond

Veterinary Technician

Jenna joined Creekside in September 2017. At home, she has a variety of rescued pets! She has 3 Pitbulls named Gunner, Brodie, and Dinah and a feral Doberman/Shepherd mix named Nora, Midas her cat and 3 birds, Hector, Skippy, and Yetta. Jenna takes a special interest in wildlife rehabilitation, neonatal care, and behavior/aggression cases. She also has been involved in Pitbull advocacy and rescue as well as feral dog rehabilitation for about 10 years. In her free time, she enjoys motorsports and off-road vehicles, spending time with her husband and two stepsons, camping, exploring outdoors and crafting.


Nicole Wisner, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Nicole joined Creekside in May 2019. She is a graduate of Baker College with an Associate Degree of Applied Science Veterinary Technician.


Lisa Randall, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lisa joined Creekside Animal Hospital in July 2019. She graduated from Macomb Community College with her degree Associate of Veterinary Technician. Her favorite area of veterinary medicine is working within the laboratory.


Teresa Kraemer

Veterinary Technician

Teresa joined Creekside Animal Hospital in September 2019. She did her schooling online so that she could travel and live in different states around the US. Teresa’s special interests in the field include quality patient care, fear-free techniques, surgery, and anesthesia. She strives to be true to herself, coworkers and our clients.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with friends and her love of her life, her dog Banjo. Teresa enjoys so many different activities that she cannot pinpoint one main thing!


Eddie Brinkel

Eddie joined Creekside Animal Hospital in October 2019.


Laura Shagena, CVA

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Laura started at CAH during an internship for her Certified Veterinary Assistant program through Ross Medical Education Program in 2016. She is very happy to be pursuing her passion for animals in this field and has decided to attend Macomb Community College Veterinary Technician Program. At home she has a wonderful husband and two young boys that she enjoys spending time with. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a rat as well. In her free time, she loves missionary work


Jordin Schroeder

Joined CAH in June 2019. She is attending Macomb Community College Veterinary Technician Program.


Kelsey Gesch

Kelsey joined CAH in July 2020. She is a graduate of the Macomb Community College Veterinary Technician Program in May 2020. She currently only has one cat who is pictured named Magglio. Her favorite part about veterinary medicine is that each patient is unique and she has the opportunity to make a difference. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys puzzles, movies, and cooking.


Dan M.

Dan is currently attending Macomb Community College Veterinary Technician Program. 5 years ago, Dan discovered his passion to care for animals after a friend of his went through the program and shared their experience. He did some job shadowing in the veterinary field and he knew it was the path he wanted to pursue. Every step of the way has helped convince him of his right choice. In his spare time, Dan spends time with his wife, Megan, and fur family including 2 cats, Stu and Chubbles, and two Guinea Pigs, Dennis and Doug. He also plays drums for his church and spends time in God’s word. Dan also enjoys fire poi.


Get To Know Our Receptionists


Gail Opalewski

Receptionist

Gail joined CAH in 2013 as a receptionist and has been in the field since 2002. At home, she has two beautiful Border Collie rescue dogs, Tess and Ruger and a little blue Budgie named Bueller.


Mandy Havrilla

Receptionist

Mandy has been with Creekside since 2012. She loves to be part of the ‘front line’ and share with you her friendly sense of humor. She has two adorable Boston Terriers, Tucker Pup and Tootsie Pop, a German Shepherd, Simba and an adorable budgie named Hank. Her human family includes 3 wonderful children. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, going to her kids’ sporting events and spending time with her significant other and his 3 children.


Shannon Galloway

Receptionist

Shannon joined Creekside in July 2017. She is one of the friendly faces you will see when coming into Creekside. Shannon is also a Licensed Veterinary Technician. At home, she has a wonderful husband and two children, who she loves to spend her time with.


Alivia Randazzo

Receptionist

Alivia joined Creekside in September 2019. She is a graduate of Dakota High School and has attended Macomb Community College for general studies. She is considering continuing going to school to become a Veterinary Technician or Veterinarian.

At home, she is a proud dog mom of her Frenchie, Leo. Alivia loves to spend time with friends and family and one of her hobbies (which we all think she is amazing at) is singing! She also enjoys makeup, hair and nails. She is a proud redhead.


Carol Suggs

Joined CAH in September 2019