Dr. Heather Haskins proudly became the new owner of Standale Veterinary Hospital as of March 1, 2012. She got her start in veterinary medicine here at Standale Veterinary Hospital when she interned for Dr. Katheryn Applegate in high school. She was so excited when the opportunity for ownership became available when Dr. Applegate decided to semi-retire. Dr. Haskins is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has worked at a few practices throughout West Michigan. She lives in the Walker area with her husband Colin, twin sons Hayden and Hudson, and dogs Beefy and Angus. Dr. Haskins is a member of AVMA, MVMA, WMVMA and WMASAP. She enjoys reading, yoga and spending time with her family.
Margaret Haverdink, LVT
Margaret joined our staff in 2004. She attended Grand Valley State University from 1999-2000, majoring in Biology. From 2001-2004 she earned her degree in Veterinary Technology from Baker College. Margaret is married to Kurt and lives in Hudsonville with her son, daughter, dog and cat. Besides veterinary medicine, Margaret enjoys gardening and crafts.
Danelle Hyde, LVT
Danelle joined our staff in 2010 after completing an externship at Standale Veterinary Hospital and graduating from Baker College in Muskegon with her degree in Veterinary Technology. She also earned her associate's degree in liberal arts from GRCC in 2007. She and her husband Stephan live in Grand Rapids with their son and cat. Danelle also teaches dance class and enjoys making cupcakes.
Casey is currently going to school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She is also a Licensed Cosmetologist. She has a dog, two cats and loves spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Alaina is the newest member of the SVH team and our very capable assistant! She was recently married and does not currently have any pets, but will very soon! She writes calligraphy and has excellent penmanship!