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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 3 dogs, a Chihuahua Tulee, Chihuahua Mix Winnie and newest fluffball, a Pomeranian named Lincoln; 3 cats, a turtle, some fish and soon to be 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

  • Andrea Babecki, CVA
    Certified Veterinary Assistant
    Andrea started working with Creekside Animal Hospital in 2013 She attended Ross MedicalEducation Program and became a Certified Veterinary Assistant.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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.

  • Jean Senior, CVA
    Certified Veterinary Assistant
    Jean joined Creekside Animal Hospital in May 2017 while doing an internship for her Veterinary Assistant Certification. After completing her schooling, she came on full time with us! At home she has 4 dogs, Carley, Cash, Zelda and Lily, 2 bearded dragons, Mushu and Pheonix, and a cute little bunny named Dante. In her free time, Jean enjoys sports, music and traveling. She has hopes to reach her goal of becoming a veterinarian, specializing in exotic animals.

  • Michelle Westrick
    Technician Student

    Michelle has worked at Creekside Animal Hospital since September of 2017. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program at Macomb Community College, she will be graduating in May of 2018 with an Associates Degree of Applied Science; Veterinary Technician. At home, Michelle is accompanied by her two black labs, Garth and Bear. In her free time she enjoys country concerts, being with family, watching football, and spending time outdoors. 


Get To Know Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians

  • Jessica Gehrke, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Jessica started at CAH in June of 2015 as a veterinary assistant. She loves working with our patients and staff. In the future she hopes to learn more about K9 rehabilitation and large animals. She graduated from Macomb Community College’s Veterinary Technician program in May 2017. At home, she and her husband have two of the best Bulldog mixes, Bubba and Boomer. In her free time, Jessica enjoys playing soccer, running, baking and gardening. They would also love to own a farm someday.





  • 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.

  • Brandy Hlas, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Brandy started at Creekside in 2012 as a veterinary assistant. She attended Macomb Community College where she received her Associate Degree of Applied Science, Veterinary Technician in 2014. Her special areas of interest in the field are: general practice/medicine and emergency medicine.

    At home, Brandy has a dog named Zeus and a rat name Newton Scamander. In her spare time, she enjoys crafts, music and relief work in emergency medicine.

  • Sarah Widzinski, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Sarah has been a member of the Creekside family since 2009. She graduated from Macomb Community College with an Associate of Applied Science, Veterinary Medicine in 2005.

    At home she has two fuzzy hamsters, Bear and Cubby; a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix named Shorty and a Maltese/Shih Tzu mix named Jack. She enjoys spending time outdoors in the sun, going on vacations, jogging and reading.

  • Jenna Raymond
    Veterinary Technician
    Jenna joined Creekside in September 2017. At home she has a variety of rescued pets! She has 4 Pitbulls named Gunner, Brodie, Dexter and Dinah and a feral Doberman/Shepherd mix named Nora, Midas her cat and 3 birds, Hector, Skippy and Yetta. Jenna takes 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.

  • Jessica Sargent, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Jess has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2004. Animals have always been a big part of her life and she currently has 4 cats and 1 dog at home. Jess has affectionately gotten the reputation of being the cat whisperer throughout her career. At home she also has 3 human cubs that she cares for. In her free time, Jess enjoys excising and being active, but makes sure to find time for relaxing by the fire with a good book.

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 and Tootsie, and 3 wonderful children.  In her free time she enjoys shopping and going to her kids sporting events. 


  • McKeely Kerr
    Receptionist
    McKeely KerrKeely joined Creekside in February 2017 as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. She is currently attending Macomb Community College and looks forward to attending MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in the future. At home, she has a yellow Labrador named Darcie and a rabbit named Philip. In her free time, Keely enjoys spending time with her family and friends, practicing her love for photography or taking Darcie for a run.

  • 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.