Talent and Compassion

The best team in your back pocket.

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Talented. Methodical. Accomplished. The team at Southkent is united by one mission: protecting the love you share with your pet. It’s why we come into work.

Caledonia Doctors

Keith Salmon

Dr. Keith Salmon

Reed Baker

Dr. Reed Baker

Chris Herring

Dr. Chris Herring

Ross Frahm

Dr. Ross Frahm
Dr Frahm joined Southkent Veterinary Hospital right after graduating from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. His main practice interests are bovine ultrasongraphy for reproduction and ruminant nutrition.

Therese Burns

Dr. Therese Burns
Michigan State University 1999
Dr. Burns started with Southkent Veterinary right after graduation! She became an owner in. Therese specializes in small companion animal as well as pocket pets (rabbits, hedgehogs, rats). She enjoys surgery and is the only Veterinarian in the state that performs ovarian hysterectomies.

Rebecca Kursch

Dr. Rebecca Kursch
Michigan State University

Ashley Kwasniewski

Dr. Ashley Kwasniewski
Michigan State University 2015
Dr. Kwasniewski, or Dr. Ashley, started with Southkent right after she graduated in 2015. Ashley has excelled with patient care and goes above and beyond to take care of her clients. Ashley has proven over the years she has been with Southkent that she is an amazing doctor and will help wherever she can! Dr. Kwasniewski works mainly with small companion animals and clients, but does love her day in the surgery suite each week, performing a variety of procedures.

Allison Koetsier

Dr. Allison Koetsier
Michigan State University 1994
Dr. Koetsier started with Southkent Veterinary in . Working part time, she was able to develop a niche for herself in the veterinary dental field. She is now working primarily with our in-house dental team to help inform and educate our clients on the importance of dental hygiene in animals! Allison performs routine dental procedures, radiographs and dental surgery on dogs and cats, Monday through Thursday each week. She has stepped up the plate, and participated in 100’s of hours of ongoing education, seminars and hands on learning labs to bring Southkent’s Veterinary Dental program up to high level industry standards.

Kacy Van Houten

Dr. Kacy  Van Houten
Bio coming soon!

Cory Miller

Dr. Cory Miller
Bio coming soon!

Meggan Freeland

Dr. Meggan Freeland
Bio coming soon!

Byron Center Doctors

Amy Green

Dr. Amy Green
Michigan State University 2006
Dr. Amy Green grew up in Detroit, Michigan as a young girl. She dreamed of being a Veterinarian to help animals. Her dreams lead her to Michigan State University where she completed her undergrad, Masters of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. She joined Southkent Veterinary Hospital in 2006 in Caledonia as an Associate Veterinarian. In 2010, she became one of the partners of Southkent Veterinary Hospital. She has been practicing at the Southkent Byron Center location since 2017.

Dr. Green loves all animals especially her own. She has two cats who are brothers named Tom and Bebop. She also has two dogs named Martini and Mai Tai (ask her why they are named that). Outside of work most of her time is spent in the car with her Husband Andy driving to whatever event her two boys Bryce and Brody have that day. In the event she does have some down time, she enjoys puzzles, reading and traveling.

Lori Dehlinger

Dr. Lori Dehlinger
Dr. Dehlinger knew at age 8 she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her dream took her to Michigan State University where she graduated with High Honors in 2000. She began her career at the Caledonia branch of SKVH shortly after graduation. In 2009, she then moved to our Byron Center location. She became a partner at SKVH in 2017. Her favorite thing about Veterinary medicine is the new and different challenges it presents daily. She has 3 dogs: a long-haired miniature dachshund named Farley, and 2 rescue dogs- a beagle mix named Prim and a Pitbull mix named Clarabelle. In addition to her dogs, she has 2 hooded rats- Peppa and Dinosaur.

In her spare time, Dr. Dehlinger enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and reading.

Anna Gall

Dr. Anna Gall
Purdue University 1987
Dr. Gall has been practicing at Southkent Byron Center for years. Anna brings experience and knowledge to the practice that only years of experience can offer. Dr. Gall works exclusively with our scheduled clients to create the best experience and treatment results possible. She is dedicated to her clients because of her love for animals.

Nicole Shear

Dr. Nicole Shear
Michigan State University 2010
Dr. Shear started with Southkent right after graduation and jumped in with two feet! Over the years she has taken some time off for her family, but always returns back ready to rock and roll! Nikki enjoys meeting new clients, and solving problems. Dr. Shear does surgery as well as small companion animal care and treatments.

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

-Anatole France

Caledonia Client Care Specialists

  • Jacqueline (Team Lead)
  • Kim
  • Carolyn
  • Caitlyn
  • Madison
  • Mallory
  • Lydia
  • Tyler
  • Jodi
  • Jessa
  • Paige
  • Allison
  • Shelby
  • Cara
  • Michelle

Caledonia Veterinary Technician Staff and Assistants

  • Brenda
  • Lacey
  • Heather
  • Becky V.
  • Jessica
  • Amber
  • Becky M.(LVT)
  • Becky B.
  • Justin
  • Allison
  • Emily

Byron Center Veterinary Technician Staff And Assistants

  • Chelsea
  • Sam
  • Abby
  • Kelly
  • Patty
  • Angela

Byron Center Client Care Specialists

  • Lauren
  • Abbie
  • Danielle
  • Cathy
  • Michelle

Caledonia Client Care Specialists

  • Jacqueline (Team Lead)
  • Kim
  • Carolyn
  • Caitlyn
  • Madison
  • Mallory
  • Lydia
  • Tyler
  • Jodi
  • Jessa
  • Kahleel
  • Paige
  • Allison
  • Shelby
  • Cara
  • Michelle

Caledonia Veterinary Technician Staff and Assistants

  • Brenda
  • Lacey
  • Heather
  • Becky V.
  • Jessica
  • Amber
  • Becky M.(LVT)
  • Becky B.
  • Justin
  • Allison
  • Emily

Byron Center Veterinary Technician Staff And Assistants

  • Chelsea Ackerman
  • Sam Bonnema
  • Abby Cook
  • Kelly Googins
  • Patty Smith
  • Angela

Byron Center Client Care Specialists

  • Lauren
  • Abbie
  • Danielle
  • Cathy
  • Michelle