Our Doctors
Luanne Smith

Luanne Smith

Team Member since 1996
Luanne Smith has been with GVC since it opened in March 1996. She divides her time between GVC and developing her counseling practice, now that she has completed her master’s degree in counseling. She and her husband, Dan, live happily with two Greyhounds, seven cats, and an Amazon parrot.
Karen takes pride in making your pet’s visit the best it can be! Karen has been married since 1981 to Ken Anderson. She has three children: Matt, currently working in the food industry; David, a U.S. Marine; and Katie, who is married to Ryan Haslett, a member of the U.S. Air Force. Katie and Ryan have a son, Westyn. Karen has a cat named Zoe and two dogs named Avery and Parker. Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson

Team Member since 1997
Stacy Janiga

Stacy Janiga

Team Member since 2001
Stacy has been grooming dogs and cats at GVC's Pet Spa for almost 10 years and has experience working with all breeds. She has a high standard of care with good attention to detail and enjoys helping your pet look his or her best! When not at the Pet Spa, Stacy enjoys landscape architecture and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in that field. She is also currently settling into her new home in Ortonville, where she lives with her horse, Mikey, and cat, Loki, as well as Razz, a Boxer/Lab mix. She looks forward to pampering your pet!
Julie has been a licensed veterinary technician since 1998, having earned her degree from Macomb Community College. Julie has been an integral part of the staff at GVC since 2001. Julie and her husband, Al, live with their twin boys, Phoenix and J.D., in Sterling Heights. They share their home with three furry children: Tiger Kitty, Squirt, and Yoda. Julie enjoys living out her childhood dreams every day here at GVC. Julie McCreadie

Julie McCreadie, LVT

Team Member since 2001
Clara Pinkham

Clara Pinkham

Team Member since 2003
Clara joined the GVC family in 2003 and enjoys getting to know GVC’s clients and patients. She grew up in the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts with a variety of pets (mostly strays who found their way to her home) and spent a great deal of time as a child at the neighborhood vet’s office. Clara lives in Rochester with her human family, two dogs, many cats, hamsters, and the critter that makes noise in the attic. Clara is also an avid knitter, seamstress, and weaver and she volunteers at Heritage Spinning and Weaving in Lake Orion.
Jessica has been working for GVC since 2003. She recently got married and resides at her family farm. Jessica is working hard to further her education and is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Penn Foster College. After graduation, Jessica will become a licensed veterinary technician here at GVC. Jessica Wells

Jessica Wells

Team Member since 2003
Jen Yahner

Jen Yahner

Team Member since 2005
Jen completed her Bachelor of Science degree in zoology at Michigan State University, studied abroad in South Africa, and has interned at the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary and Toledo Zoo. She has over 12 years of experience working with animals and loves to comfort your pets during their visit to GVC. Jen also enjoys getting to know clients and working with children, having completed a master's degree in teaching. Jen loves to spend her spare time with her husband, son, and furry four-legged children: Hops, Mia, Wallace, and Bean.
Vicki joined the GVC team in March 2010 as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys working and caring for all types of animals and loves learning new things about veterinary medicine. Vicki lives with her dog, Bindi, and three cats named Lil Girl, Munchkin, and Tyson. She enjoys spending all of her free time riding her horse, Havana, and spending time with her family and friends. Vicki Lesnoff

Vicki

Team Member since 2010
Candace Calahan

Candace Calahan

Team Member since 2011
Candace loves working with animals and their owners on a daily basis. Her pets include her cat, Hope, and her most recent adoption, Cinder, a young kitten rescued from the middle of the road with fur singed off her side from cars passing over her. Cinder was rescued by one of our kind clients and immediately became a loved family member.
Veronica is a licensed veterinary technician who graduated from the Wayne County Community College District Veterinary Technology program in 2006 and passed boards the same year. Veronica grew up in Sweden and moved to the U.S. in 2003 when she was 21. She lives in Clarkston with her husband Bill, rescue dog Sweetie, four chinchillas, and one gerbil. Veronica enjoys working in the veterinary field as a member of the GVC team. Candace Calahan

Veronica McDonald, LVT

Team Member since 2012
Candi Bordeaux

Candi Bordeaux

Team Member since 2013
Candi recently moved from Florida with her boyfriend, her two dogs named Ozzy and Pebbles, and her cat, Merlin. Candi is currently looking forward to graduating from the Veterinary Technician program at Macomb Community College. She has over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field including employment as office manager, veterinary assistant, and receptionist. Candi enjoys working with all types of animals, especially reptiles and exotics. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and hiking through the woods with her dogs.
Deb and her family moved to Rochester in 2002 after living 10 years in Nashville, Tennessee. Her husband, Tom, is employed with General Motors. Her daughter is a University of Michigan graduate now attending the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and her son is a Michigan State University graduate now employed at Sears Holding in Chicago, Illinois. Deb has been fostering dogs and helping animal rescue groups for years and continues to help furry friends whenever she can. She also enjoys art, photography, and staying healthy. Deb Berzsenyi

Deb Berzsenyi

Team Member since 2014
Allison Henderson

Allison Henderson

Team Member since 2014
Allison has been married to Bob Henderson since 1989. Together they have three children, two of whom are fraternal twins. They reside in Clarkston and have two dogs named Duggan and Louie. The Henderson family enjoys traveling and NASCAR. Allison has six years of experience working with animals and loves being the first and last person you interact with during your vet visit!
Lisa grew up in Lake Orion and has recently returned to the area after spending six years living in Grand Rapids while attending college. When she is not working at GVC she is enjoying her new dog, Bella, or spending time in her studio creating art or sewing. Lisa Lowe

Lisa Lowe

Team Member since 2014
Brittany Wisniewski

Brittany Wisniewski

Team Member since 2014
Brittany loves everything about animals! Her dream is to pursue a career in veterinary medicine as a licensed veterinary technician and then someday venture on as a veterinarian. She is currently in the Veterinary Technician program at Oakland Community College. When not learning about animals, Brittany enjoys taking walks with her little one, Zelda (her dog), volunteering at the Detroit Zoo, and going to concerts. Her life is 100% dedicated to learning about different species and helping them in any way she can. Brittany strives to be the best that she can be in this field to hopefully make a difference in the lives of both patients and clients.
Kristy's passion for animals began at a very young age. She has now worked in the animal field for several years and plans to do so for many more. She is currently attending college for a business degree through Central Michigan University's global campus and has two fur kids, Lola (dog) and Chloe (cat), who keep her quite busy. In addition to spending time with her pets, Kristy enjoys concerts, traveling, horse riding, and trying new restaurants. Kristy Bumbarger

Kristy Bumbarger

Team Member since 2015
Laura

Laura Sansoterra, LVT

Team Member since 2015
Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree in environmental biology/zoology from Michigan State University in 2002. She then completed the Veterinary Technology program at Wayne County Community College District and is now a licensed veterinary technician. She has had the privilege of working in clinics across the country including the Florida Aquarium. After several years traveling, Laura made a home in Lake Orion with her husband and two young sons. In her spare time, Laura can be found out on the water in her kayak, walking in the woods with her two dogs, or working in her garden.
Laura started working as a veterinary receptionist in 2001. She has been married to her husband, Paul, since 1986. They have two children, Melissa and David, and a shepherd mix, TJ. Laura loves the outdoors, especially camping, hiking, kayaking, and snow shoeing. She also enjoys yoga, spending time with friends, and finding new recipes (Paul does the cooking!). She is glad to be working with the great team at Goodison Vet. Laura

Laura Henk

Team Member since 2016
Morgan

Morgan Porter

Team Member since 2016
Morgan looks forward to studying at Michigan State University and although she is currently undecided about what she would like to major in, she loves working with animals. She has lived in Michigan her entire life with her parents and younger brother. She has two small dogs, Gizmo and Eddie, and likes to spend her free time playing basketball or softball. She also enjoys reading when she gets the chance.
Kara has been in love with animals since the day she started walking. Her family has always had a cat or dog and even rabbits, birds, fish, goats, hamsters, and rats, dating back to before she can remember. Kara now has two babies (puppies) of her own, JoJo and Charleigh Mae, her rescue kids! She loves them more than anything else. In April 2016, Kara entered the veterinary field as a receptionist and veterinary assistant and has loved every minute of it! She has a business degree from Bob Jones University in SC and in the future, she hopes to further her education to become a licensed veterinary technician. When not at GVC, Kara enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking her puppies to the dog park, and relaxing with a good movie and pencil sketching. Kara

Kara Sanders

Team Member since 2016
Katherine

Katherine Scott

Team Member since 2016
Katherine is originally from England. She moved to Rochester in 2001 and graduated from Oakland University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She is now in the Veterinary Technician Program at Macomb Community College and plans to graduate in the spring of 2018. She was on the Oakland University women's swimming and diving team for all four years of her undergraduate studies and has always had a love of animals and passion to work in the field of veterinary medicine.
Justine started her career in Denver, Colorado volunteering with veterinary groups on Indian reservations bringing free services to families and their pets. She graduated and has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2012 . She recently moved back to Michigan and is enjoying country life living in Metamora with her family which consists of husband John, son Luke, and 3 four-legged boys named Max, Duke, and Bubba. She loves the veterinary field and has a special interest in behavior with low stress handling. Justine also loves seeking out continuing education to learn the latest and greatest things going on in the field. She looks forward to making your pet’s visit as comfortable as possible. Justine

Justine Speck, LVT

Team Member since 2016
Judy

Judy Crane

Team Member since 2017
After recently retiring from many years in "Corporate America" I wanted work doing something more fun. I love animals so working at Goodison Veterinary Center seemed like the perfect place to see lots of them. When not working, I like to spend time with my three grandchildren (Lindsey, Ayden, and Eliot) and multiple granddogs. I also enjoy reading, swimming, and cooking.
Toonces (affectionately known as Tooncie or T.T.) is our well-loved clinic cat. She may bear a resemblance to Grumpy Cat in this photo, however grumpy definitely doesn't describe her personality! She is an incredibly sweet girl who loves attention. Tooncie can often be found daintily eating her treats or snuggling in for a long nap in her basket on the counter after an exciting morning of scouting out the action in the clinic and keeping all of us in line! Toonces

Toonces

Resident Team Member