Dr. “Jack” Laurie Hein – Owner / Senior Veterinarian
She was born and raised in Ossineke, MI. As a youngster she was active in 4-H, FFA, and NBHA which fueled her to become a veterinarian. She graduated from Michigan State University and more recently graduated with an animal chiropractic certificate from Options for Animals Chiropractic School.
She opted to come back to Alpena to help her community and is striving to continue to provide great health care for small animals and expanding the quality of equine services available. She has set aside an area at her home to house sick horses.
Dr. Joann Greenfield – Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Joann Greenfield was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland and moved to Michigan in 2003 to attend Michigan State University as an Animal Science major. As a Spartan through and through, she stayed the course at MSU and graduated from their College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012, ten days after which she started practicing at the Alpena Veterinary Clinic. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is the relationships she forms with clients and patients. When not working, Dr. Greenfield enjoys cooking (and eating!), outdoor activities and mostly, spending quality time with her favorite people and her dogs.
Dr. Anna-Marie Struble – Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Anna-Marie Struble is happy to be starting a second career as a mixed animal veterinarian with Alpena Veterinary Clinic. Before returning to Michigan for vet school, she was a microbiologist at a sterile drug production facility in Ohio who always dreamt of working with animals. She graduates with Fear Free Certification, Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (CuraCore) certification, and training in dentistry, CPR, business, and diversity. Her special interests are in behavior, dentistry, soft tissue surgery and wounds, dermatology, and pain management. She is looking forward to the diversity of species and cases a mixed animal practice brings! In her free time, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, crafting and sewing, hiking, and spending time with her geologist husband Alex, Husky-mix dog Leif, and dog-like cat Tomas.
Jessica Campbell – Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jess graduated from the Michigan State University Veterinary Technology program in 2010 and has been with us since that time. Growing up on a farm and being surrounded by numerous types of animals during her childhood made the decision to be a veterinary technician an easy one. She enjoys being outdoors, riding horses, crafting, and creating things. She has a Clydesdale (Thea), Dog (Ruger), and Cat (Jade). Although she also loves chickens- currently the coop is empty, but hopefully not forever!
Cheyenne Koslakiewicz – Receptionist
Cheyenne grew up in neighboring Rogers City. She has a background in the financial world and a degree in Business Administration. Cheyenne and her husband recently moved to the Hillman area with their two dogs, two cats, and turtle! She enjoys camping, hiking, and sitting next to the fire with a good book. Her favorite part of working with Alpena Veterinary Clinic is interacting with animals of all shapes, sizes, and species!
Brendan Stepaniak – Receptionist
Brendan was born and raised in Alpena, MI and is currently enrolled at Alpena Community College. He is focusing on general studies while trying to decide what field to go into. He loves running, online shopping, enjoys a good sunset and is currently attempting to learn how to play the piano in his free time. Brendan has been around many types of animals from a young age and appreciates the uniqueness of each one. He has 2 dogs; Shadow, a golden retriever and Lady, a collie. His favorite part about working at Alpena Veterinary Clinic is meeting all the patients and hearing their stories.
Kimberly Simmons – Veterinary Assistant
Kimberly grew up in Onsted Michigan on a small family farm. She was involved in 4-H, FFA, and showing Belgian draft horses. After high school, she moved to Alaska to attend the University of Alaska, Anchorage. While getting her degree Kimberly spent her time dancing with the UAA Dance Ensemble, hiking, fishing, and hunting. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, she got married and moved back to Michigan with her Husband Andrew and their two cats, Willow and Maple. Kimberly enjoys crafting, spending time outside, traveling, and hanging out with her family in her free time.
Samantha Pontbriand – Kennel Assistant
Samantha is originally from Metamora, MI. She earned a degree in Orthotic/Prosthetic Technology and worked in Madison Heights for a few years before moving to Alpena. In her spare time, she loves hiking, kayaking, going on road trips, crafting, and snuggling with her two dogs, Nina and Bandit.
Molly MacArthur – Veterinary Assistant
Molly was born and raised on her family’s farm in Lachine. From a young age, she had a passion for all farm animals, however, horses quickly became her favorite. Nowadays Molly enjoys competing in speed events (mainly barrel racing) on her palomino quarter horse, Nacho. She also loves exploring northern Michigan trails on horseback.
Molly also enjoys raising and showing swine & cattle through 4H at the local county fair. When she’s not out in the barn with her animals or on the back of a horse you’ll find her spending time with her family & friends.
She recently graduated high school and is looking into pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. She loves that her job at the clinic is providing great insight into some of those possibilities!
Savanah Chambers – Veterinary Assistant
Savanah grew up on a small family owned beef farm. She helped raise cattle her whole life. As she grew up she truly enjoyed helping with any and all animals. When she started college, she went into the pre-veterinary program and hopes to one day become a licensed veterinary technician. She enjoys fishing and farming, as well as, spending time with her boyfriend and family!
Kali Kapalla – Veterinary Assistant
Kali is a local from Alpena! She is a graduate of ACC with a background in medical assisting. She enjoys spending time at home with her boyfriend Mason and their cat Waffles. They enjoy hiking, camping, traveling and visiting National Parks!
Pipsqueak likes to think of herself as our team leader. She’s a gal of many jobs. She loves to roam the clinic and oversee the daily activities. She considers herself to be the glue that hold the team together, and we would all have to agree. It’s impossible to feel blue when there is always an ear that needs to be scratched. Since Pip has been here longer than any of us, we all get to learn a little something from her every day. Even if it’s just to take time and enjoy the sunshine.