Debi Vanerp – Practice Manager
Debi joined Thumb Veterinary Services in August 2020. She received her B.S. in Animal Science and her M.S. in Crop and Soil Sciences, both from Michigan State University. Debi resides in the Cass City area with her husband, Chuck, and their six cats. In her free time Debi enjoys reading, listening to music, camping/hiking, and spending time with her family and friends. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to Debi by email at email@example.com or by dialing extension 109 on either of our phone lines.
Kim Gadzinski has been with Thumb Veterinary Services as receptionist since 2011. She resides in the Peck area with her husband Mike. They have four adult children and two grandchildren. They also have 3 miniature horses. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her kids and grandkids.
Sarah joined Thumb Veterinary Services in August of 2017 as a receptionist, and is currently our accounting clerk. Originally from Sandusky, Sarah currently resides in the Marlette area with her husband, Chris, and daughter, Sophia. In 2007, Sarah received her BBA in Marketing from Baker College. In her spare time she enjoy traveling, arts & crafts, baking, and spending time with family & friends. Sarah can be reached by dialing extension 129 on either phone line.
Jane Fones has been with Thumb Veterinary Services as a receptionist since 2013. Jane and her husband Art live in the Yale area with their 2 sons, 3 German Shepherds and 2 cats. Jane has been working in the veterinary field since 1975. She is part of various German Shepherd clubs and helps put on dog shows. She enjoys her dogs and gardening.
Kayla Perry joined our team as a receptionist in October 2019. Kayla and her husband live in Marlette and have 3 children. They also have two dogs, Jazzy and Chloe. Kayla enjoys camping and spending time with her family.
Lisa Beatty, LVT
Lisa Beatty, LVT joined the clinic in the fall of 2007. Lisa is a 2000 graduate of Macomb County Community College and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She came to us with 10 years prior history at two different mixed practice clinics. She and her husband Chris reside in the Snover area with their two children, Marshall and Sydney, and a wide variety of animals. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family.
Sheena Dickinson, LVT
Sheena Dickinson, LVT has been with Thumb Veterinary Services since 2003. She has an associate degree of applied science in a veterinary technician program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). She is a 2008 graduate from Macomb Community College and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Sheen enjoys working on behavior modifications with our cats and dogs. She resides in the Peck area with her husband Casey and their two daughters, Raelynn and Emerson. She enjoys shopping, reading and gardening.
Kara O’Mara, LVT
Kara Messing LVT joined our practice in August of 2015. She graduated from a 2 year Veterinary Technician Program at Baker College of Port Huron in 2013. She’s always had a passion for working with animals. Kara grew up in Ruth, on a farm filled with a variety of different animals. She currently enjoys her three St. Bernards; Oliver, Hugo, and Ruger. She also has a cat named Finster.
Kourtni Creguer, B.S., LVT
Kourtni joined our practice in September of 2020. She received dual bachelor degrees in Animal Science and Veterinary Technology from Michigan State University in 2016. Kourtni was born and raised in Onaway, a small town in Northeastern Michigan, but relocated here to the Thumb area after meeting her husband John at MSU while they were both attending. They now reside in the Palms area, with their Golden Retriever, Cash Winston. Kourtni enjoys spending time with her family up north, hunting and fishing, attending MSU sporting events and downhill skiing in the winter.
Tricia Krueger has been with the clinic since 2001. Her duties at the clinic consist of inventory management, and assisting the technicians and doctors with patient care. Tricia and her husband Dave reside in the Snover area. They have a daughter Erin and three beautiful granddaughters Quinn, Mayzie and Mylah. Tricia is our cat lady here at the clinic. In her spare time she enjoys going antiquing, flea markets and spending time with her family at their cabin
Ali joined our clinic in June of 2020 as a veterinary assistant. She assists primarily with our small animal patients. Ali is originally from the area and resides near Cass City on her family’s farm. Her hobbies include traveling, camping, shopping, and spending time with her family and her dachshund, Otis.
Chelsea joined the practice in 2017, as an Equine Veterinary Assistant. She grew up in the Carsonville area and still resides there with her husband Adam and their two boys, Blake and Brady. Chelsea grew up on a small farm and has been around horses since she was born. She grew up riding and showing Quarter Horses in the all around events, focusing on Hunt Seat and Western. She currently has two dogs and a cat at home, with four horses still on the family farm. Chelsea enjoys spending time with her family, riding and showing her horse Wilson, and farming with her husband.
Kerra joined the practice summer of 2020, as an equine and small animal veterinary assistant. She grew up in the Yale area, now resides in Kingston on a small family farm. Kerra has been around horses her whole life, showing 4-h all around, barrel racing and cow sorting. She enjoys spending time with her family, her horse Nash, and creating art.