Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Plymouth Road Animal Clinic in Grand Rapids, MI! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (616) 456-9212 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Jennifer Wehler,

Veterinarian/Practice Owner

Dr. Wehler, most often referred to as Dr. Jen, obtained a BS in Animal Science in 2005 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2009. She has been practicing at Plymouth Road Animal Clinic since graduation. In January 2016, she became sole owner of the practice. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, feline medicine, internal medicine, and client education.

Her mission at Plymouth Road is to provide thorough, friendly, affordable care for dogs and cats across West Michigan.  She enjoys making connections with clients and of course their pets!

Dr. Wehler and her husband Jim share their home with twin girls, Bella and Mia, a German Shorthair Pointer named Hank, and 4 cats, Lucy, Monster, Frankie, and Freddie. Six chickens and two ducks also keep them entertained outside! In Dr. Jen’s spare time she enjoys playing with her children and pets, golfing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Kathryn Nielsen


Dr. Nielsen joined our team in May 2016. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan and obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 2011. After graduation, Dr. Nielsen practiced small animal medicine in Chicago for 5 years, prior to returning home to Grand Rapids. Her special interests include ophthalmology, feline medicine, and client education. She shares her home with her husband, Kyle and two children, Rose and Henry, as well as their three cats; Desi, Calvin and Olive.  When she isn’t working, she enjoys running and gardening.

Dr. Claire Moyet


Dr. Moyet is originally from the Southwest Michigan area. She attended Michigan State University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology in 2013 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. After school, Dr. Moyet was ready to get away from the snow, so she moved to Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she practiced for two years. Being a true Michigander at heart, Dr. Moyet decided to return home to Michigan in 2019 and joined Plymouth Road Animal Clinic. Her special interests include dermatology, internal medicine and preventative care. Dr. Moyet is so happy that she joined the PRAC team and gets to work with such an amazing group of people! Dr. Moyet shares her home with her wife, Sherry, their two cats, Piper and Dublin, and a cute Frenchie named Stevie! In her free time, she enjoys traveling, karaoke, entertaining family and friends, and home renovation projects.

Dr. Nicole DeBruine


Dr. DeBruine grew up in west Michigan. She attended Michigan State University (go green!) and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 2011 and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She practiced in southwest Michigan for 6 years before moving closer to home and joining Plymouth Road Animal Clinic in September 2021. Dr. DeBruine’s interests include dermatology, dentistry, preventative medicine, and client education. One of her favorite parts of veterinary medicine is how it is always changing and advancing; there is always something new to learn! She has a Shih Tzu named Sachi, aka Bissell Missile, and enjoys reading, camping, and playing games with friends in her spare time.

Dr. Kathleen Cannady


Another bio to add, for Dr. Kathleen Cannady:
Dr. Cannady has a special interest in internal medicine, behavioral medicine, and preventative care for the young and old. She reminds people that age isn’t a disease for those with two legs or four; it just poses new challenges. And yes, she does enjoy working with cats!
Dr. Cannady is a Michigan State University Alumna-Veterinary Technology, Bachelor of Science, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Her career began in Laboratory Animal Medicine and biomedical research. After veterinary school she began working in small animal practice including seven years in a feline-only practice. And, twelve years as a house call veterinarian.
Dr. Cannady has called Grand Rapids home for the last twenty-five years. A native of Troy, Michigan, she has grown to love West Michigan and the lake effect snow!
She and her husband MIchael live in northwest GR. They share their home with son Eric, four cats, and a big black dog. The felines: Louie, Tiger Lily, Snoopy, and Krista attempt to keep Quinn, the Newfoundland, in line. “Cats rule, dogs drool”.
When not at the clinic you can find Dr. Cannady working on home projects, gardening, or knitting with her friends lovingly known as the “Knitting Mafia”.

Dr. Stacie Kreiser


Dr. Stacie grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, where she worked as a veterinary assistant during her high school and undergrad years.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Grand Valley State University with a BS in Biomedical Science.  From there she went on to Michigan State University for Veterinary Sciences.  She graduated from MSU with her DVM in 2018.  Stacie enjoys working in small animal medicine in general, but she has particular interests in sighthound medicine, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, pain management and geriatric medicine.  Stacie joined our team here at Plymouth Road in May of 2019.  When Stacie isn’t busy at work, she enjoys Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, carpentry and tinkering around fixing things.  She has 6 dogs:  Addison, Kyle, Nellie, and Scotty, all greyhounds, and Chiari and Wynnie, both whippets.  She also has one cat, Felix.

Dr. Ellyn Kirk


Dr. Kirk joined Plymouth Road Animal Clinic in May of 2022 after relocating to Grand Rapids from the Northeast.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Villanova University and received her Veterinary Medicine Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Dr. Kirk started her veterinary career in the Washington D.C. area before she and her family moved to Connecticut.  She practiced there for 13 years before moving to Grand Rapids. 

Dr. Kirk was delighted to join a practice with an outstanding staff that takes a true team approach to providing quality veterinary care, not to mention a state-of-the-art facility.  Her favorite part of the job is that every day is different and often unpredictable.  In her spare time Ellyn enjoys traveling with her family, country music concerts, and attempting to learn the game of Pickleball.   She and her husband share their home with their two teenage children, a black Labrador Retriever named Toby and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Rodeo.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Melissa graduated from Michigan State’s Veterinary Technician Program in 1998 and has been at Plymouth Road ever since.  At work, she enjoys client education and the fact that every day is different!  She is married to Kevin and they have a son named Lachlan.  She loves French Bulldogs and has two named Bubbles and Lilly Bean.  She also has two cats named Gretel and Buffito.   Outside of work, she enjoys camping, fishing, karate, the beach, traveling, and taking care of her chickens!


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Hannah has been working at Plymouth Road Animal Clinic since 2016.  She graduated in 2018 from Michigan State University’s Veterinary Technician Program with a bachelor’s degree.  What she loves most about her job is patient care.  Outside of work she enjoys gardening, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on her favorite college football team.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Holly has been part of the team since 2000. She graduated from Michigan State University’s Technician Program in 1999. While at work, she enjoys microscope work and working with cats! She shares her home with her husband Travis, children Gage and Ainsley, three cats named Yoshi, Meadow, and Reuben, as well as many chickens. When she isn’t working she enjoys camping, boating, and playing with her kids!


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Marie joined the PRAC family in May 2017. She graduated as an L.V.T. from Baker College in 2009, but has been working in the field since 2004. Her special interests are parasitology, client education, and continuing education. She shares her home with her husband Aaron, two daughters Elise and Allison, one son Ryker, two cats named Tiger Lily and Fez, and five dogs named Mando, Captain, Eve, Hudson, and Kori. Her hobbies outside of work include softball, camping, traveling, spending time with family, water sports and competitive weight pull with her dogs.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Missy joined our team in May of 2019.  She graduated from Baker College’s Veterinary Technician Program in 2012 and has been in small animal practice ever since.  Her passion for animals started at a young age volunteering at a feline rescue and interning at small animal clinics in high school.  At work her interests are assisting and monitoring throughout surgery, recovery and the variety veterinary medicine offers day to day.  She shares her home with Alpha a wiggly Labrador mix, and two feisty felines Echo and Willow.  In her spare time she enjoys camping, going to rock concerts and cosplaying.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Victoria graduated from Michigan State University Veterinary Technician Program in 2018 and has worked in small animal medicine since then. Her favorite part of the job is patient care and phlebotomy. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, trying new beer at one of the many breweries around Grand Rapids, and spending time with her fiance and 3 cats.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jennie joined the PRAC family in April of 2021. She graduated from Baker College’s Veterinary Technician program in 2009 and has worked in small animal medicine ever since. Her favorite parts of veterinary medicine are nursing care, dentistry, phlebotomy, and working with geriatric patients. She also loves developing relationships with clients and their pets. She shares her home with her husband Tim and their son, Archer. They have two pitbulls named Hank and Millie Bobby, and a cat named Kidden. Outside of work Jennie enjoys going to antique malls, thrifting, spending time with family and snuggling her little boy.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jackie started at Plymouth Road in January 2019, looking for a change in pace.  She started cleaning after hours, became a receptionist, and then a veterinary assistant.  Jackie shares her home with her significant other Paul and many feline family members, Foxy, Sedona, Onyx, Loup, Nashville, and Radar. She also has a ball python, Dill, and two bearded dragons, Mojito and Martini.  Being at the PRAC spurred Jackie to become an LVT, she has since graduated May 2022 from Baker College. Jackie’s interests in and out of work are feline care, neo-natal kitten care, traveling, gardening, and relaxing.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ellen joined our staff in September 2021. She graduated from the Michigan State Vet Tech program in 1991. She grew up with all different kinds of animals and has always been interested in helping them. She loves the hands-on aspect and variety of every day as an LVT. She enjoys seeing the human/animal bond enriching people and animals’ lives. Dentistry is a special area of interest for Ellen. She shares her home with husband Patrick, and two crazy, active dogs named Mina and Libby. In her free time she enjoys gardening, attending comedy shows and concerts, DIY, hiking with her dogs, and Michigan football–Go Blue!


Client Service Representative

Tanya began working at our practice in 1994 as our Receptionist and Office Manager. She loves the flexibility of her job and also feels that she has the best boss ever! She shares her home with her husband Gregg and two cats named Pinot and Grigio. Outside of work, Tanya enjoys playing poker and gambling and makes it a point to visit Vegas every year!


Client Service Representative

I am from the heart of Grand Rapids and I have loved every second of it! I’ve always had a passion for animals.  Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to work in the veterinary field. I grew up with two cats in my house at all times.  I love being a part of every pet’s life that comes through our doors! I really enjoy seeing pets grow up and transition through life! My favorite part of being a receptionist is that I am the first and last experience our clients have! I strive to make the experience here as good as it can be.  Having previous experience from a very large clinic, it was an amazing transition to a smaller clinic. Everyone here is a big family and I am very lucky to be a part of it! I can truly say I love EVERYONE here and that is pretty hard to find.  I currently live on the northwest side of Grand Rapids with my husband Ben, daughter Collins, two cats Felix and Oliver, our purebred mutt Mac and our deaf dog Howie.  When I’m not at work I enjoy baseball and hockey games with my husband and daughter.  During the summer our favorite thing to do is to take Mac and Howie to the dog beach! Nothing makes a dog more tired than playing in the water and sand.


Client Service Representative

Kaitlynn joined the PRAC team in May 2021. Prior to the PRAC, she volunteered at an animal shelter in California, then worked at a local shelter as both a kennel tech and receptionist for 5 years. She has been fostering animals for 6 years including puppies and adult dogs, as well as neonatal kittens and adult cats. In addition to working, Kaitlynn is pursuing her degree in Biology at GRCC. She shares her home with her longtime boyfriend Dakota, dog Ares, and newest foster-fail kitten, Rhea. In her spare time she enjoys playing video games with Dakota, reading, drawing and painting.


Client Service Representative

Molly joined the Plymouth Road staff in August 2022. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Michigan State University. She has loved caring for animals and has been active in the veterinary field for over 30 years. Molly lives on the northeast side of Grand Rapids with her three Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Junior, Charley and Wager. Outside of work she loves to garden. Hostas are her passion. She enjoys going to dogs shows with her corgis and has the honor to judge a few sweepstakes assignments at Pembroke specialty dog shows. Molly is also an avid reader.


Client Service Representative

Marla has a background of working in “people” healthcare, as a pharmacy tech way back in the day then as administrative support at Butterworth Hospital and DeVos Children’s Hospital. She had a period of several short-term positions then a friend told her the cat clinic was looking for someone for the front desk / administrative help. She worked at the cat clinic for 15 years and retired in 2021. A year later, she walked into Plymouth Road Animal Clinic to check it out to maybe start taking her dog here. As she left, she said, um, if you need someone part time for CSR, let me know. She started the end of July 2022 and loves working with dogs AND cats and the doctors and staff at PRAC. 


Veterinary Assistant

Britteny started working at Plymouth Road in January of 2020. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2016 and decided to join the veterinary field because it allows her to use her skills she gained from her degree. Her passion has always been caring for animals and she is able to do that working in a small animal practice. Her favorite part of working at Plymouth Road is being able to help pets and owners get truly great care from our talented staff. She loves her job here so much so she is studying to become on of our licensed technicians! She lives in her home in Grand Rapids with her husband Zach, her two dogs Baylor and Bella, and her cats Ethel and Cade. In her spare time she loves to attend music concerts, spend time with her friends and family, and to go camping.


Veterinary Assistant

Brianna began working at Plymouth Road in 2014, helping to keep the clinic tidy. She has now transitioned into the role of a veterinary assistant. She loves helping with patients in the treatment area, and being able to observe surgeries. She has a dog named Joey and a cat named Stanley. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family and pets.


Veterinary Assistant

McKenzy joined the vet field because nothing makes her happier than taking care of animals of all kinds! She loves getting to help make people’s pets as healthy and happy as they can be. Outside of work you will find her feeding local stray kitties, camping with her wife, or cuddling with their own cats Romeo, Stevie, Cheddar, and Frank.


Veterinary Assistant

When hooting flocks of pterodactyl were still swooping, Marci realized her life’s calling ws to work with animals instead of Hospitality Management and Tourism. Being feral herself, she decided to start her career at a feline-only specialty practice. After many years of learning cat medicine, cat language (she’s fluent), and cat behavior, she decided it was time to start branching out and doing other amazing things in the animal medical field. Marci has spent time as a Practice Manager in the non-profit sector, for a low cost clinic, working with pharmaceutical companies for medication and vaccine development, working in research on major studies, including wound care and treatments, heart transplants, and laparoscopic procedures, radioactive iodine therapy for hyperthyroidism, rescue and fostering, and alongside the HSUS to train law enforcement and social services how to identify dog fighting. Marci’s preferred area of focus is, of course, felines, lab testing, treatments, and client education. Outside of work, Marci loves sitting in boxes, chasing sunbeams, begging for treats, her family and friends, concerts, barking at passersby, tool, pizza, painting and pets.


Veterinary Assistant

Sandra grew up in West Michigan and currently resides in Grand Haven. In 2015 she adopted a dog, Hazel, and started working at the shelter she obtained her from. After 5 years of working at the shelter, she got her first Veterinary Assistant job and has been in love with her job ever since! Outside of work, she enjoys finding new hobbies, kayaking, and spending time with family.


Veterinary Assistant

Rachael started working at Plymouth Road in the summer of 2022 as a veterinary assistant. She graduated from Calvin College in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and also Photography. Her interests are animal training, neonatal kittens, and canine fitness. Outside of work you can find her taking pictures of nature/animals, hiking, camping, reading, or doing dog sports with her hounds. She lives with a plethora of animals which currently includes 3 hounds, 6 cats, and 1 guinea pig (though the number fluctuates often). One fun fact about Rachael is that her animals are named after Disney characters!


Oliver has been working hard as an office assistant at PRAC since July, 2014. He spends his days snacking, tucking himself into his many beds, and enjoying piles of warm laundry. Don’t let this relaxed boy fool you, Oliver has a high work drive which he shows via morning zoomies and his love of biscuit making (during staff snuggles).  Oliver can often be found hanging up front with the receptionists, snoozin’ in the office, or playing with his best friend Timothy.


Timothy has been “working” at PRAC since October, 2017. Fondly known as our social office manager, Tim is the best cat we have to meet new patients because he has no fear. Timothy is known for slowly strutting into rooms unannounced for treats and then loudly complaining as he is removed.  He may say that he never gets fed, but if any food is left unattended Tim will be sure to find it. Timothy can be found sleeping on any surface throughout the clinic (often belly up and legs out), begging for snacks or sink water, or hanging with his good pal Oliver.


JoJo has been working at PRAC since June, 2019. JoJo has been assisting Fuzzy in the Kennel Room as Laundry Inspection Clerk. JoJo fits the phrase, “workin’ hard or hardly workin”. When she isn’t sleeping high up on some clean laundry or in an exam room cupboard, she is aggressively seeking attention at reception.  She’ll let you know when she needs some lovin’ and then she’ll be gone just as fast as she appeared. JoJo can be found on the top shelf in the Kennel Room in her cat condo.


Eugene has been working at PRAC as head of security since February, 2021. Though new to his position, Eugene does a fine job inspecting both front and back of house for any nefarious characters. Eugene started a bit shy, but has come out of his shell and will gladly accept pets when hanging in the lobby. Eugene can often be found here, there, and everywhere in between; but mostly at a door asking to get to the other side.

Ricky Bobby

My name is Ricky Bobby and I like to go FAST! Some people say my Daddy was a Bobcat and my Mamma was a raccoon (that might be true) but they call me Pesky Doodle because I think I’m a purebred Doodle and I’m pesky as hell…like I’m all hopped up on Mountain Dewwwww!  My motto is, “If you ain’t first, you’re last!” and hey-yo, I’m always first to the snacks. I came to the PRAC, from a rescue, as a little 3 pound 1 ounce dear baby with a broken & mangled tail, a revving motor, and a heart full of love. They took my tail but I took up permanent residence. My favorite things to do when I’m not being a menace, greeting clients, or snoozing, is racin’ and snackin’, and snackin’ and attackin’, and attackin’ and zoomin’, and zoomin’ and groomin’, and groomin’ and mousin’, and mousin’ and singin’, and singin’ and stringin’, and stringin’ and snugglin’, and snugglin’ and sucklin’ and…VROOOOOOOOOOOM!  Shake & bake, baby!