Dr. "Jack" Laurie Jackowiak - 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.
You may also see her husband, Bob, around the clinic too. He is crucial to keeping the clinic working well. When they are not at the clinic they are likely outside fishing, riding, or just enjoying time with their two dogs (Molly- Bluetick & Mabel- Bloodhound) or quarter horses (Earl & Scooter).
Dr. Joann Greenfield - Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Greenfield grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and moved to Michigan in 2003 to study Animal Science at Michigan State University. A true Spartan, she continued on to veterinary school and graduated from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.
Her primary interest is dairy production medicine, but she enjoys the diversity of working with all species, whether they are livestock or pets. She especially enjoys small animal internal medicine and surgery.
In her spare time, Dr. Greenfield can usually be found sitting by a bonfire with her three dogs, Boyd, Jake, and Dar.
Dr. Samantha Brickel - Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Samantha Brickel recently joined our team in July 2017!
Dr. Brickel graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She has recently moved to Alpena from the Tri-city area, after working at a small animal practice for a year. She is excited to join the staff of Alpena Veterinary Clinic and expand her care to large animal species.
Dr. Brickel has a special interest in educating owners in preventative care to help their pets enjoy a long and healthy life. She also looks forward to providing quality care for all species, including ruminant and equine species.
In her spare time, Dr. Brickel, her husband Andy, and their dog, Addy enjoy spending time in the great outdoors. Dr. Brickel has previously raised Scottish Highlands and owned reining horses. She plans to start up on field trails with her dog Addy who is a German Wirehaired Pointer.
Jessica Campbell - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jess, a 2010 graduate from the Michigan State University Veterinary Technology program, grew up in Harrisville, MI surrounded by many different species of pets and farm animals. Her love of such a variety of animals shows in her everyday work here at AVC. On a daily basis, you can find her drawing blood, cleaning teeth, assisting in surgery and patient recovery, and helping to educate pet parents in many aspects of their pet's health.
When she is not at work, she enjoys quality time with her fiancé, Ben, their cat, "Jade," and dog named "Ruger," her Clydesdales "Chrissey" and "Thea," and her chickens. She also kayaks, crafts, and loves spending time in the barn and outdoors.
Kelly Bernau - Receptionist
Kelly joined our team in October 2017. She was born and raised in the Hubbard Lake and Alpena area. Kelly can be found at our front desk enthusiastically greeting you and your pet! Kelly's interests include reading, writing novels, tutoring American Sign Language, spending time with family, and playing board games with friends.
Lisa Blumenthal - Veterinary Assistant
Lisa joined our team in June 2017 and is one of our veterinary assistants. She is a graduate of Alpena Community College and Michigan State University. Lisa has two children, Matt and Megan, who are both currently attending Grand Valley State University. Lisa has three cats and a dog and enjoys photography and traveling out west, especially to Grand Teton National Park. Lisa has such as big heart and is a true animal lover.