Marquee was raised by her Grandparents in the tiny town of Byron, MI. One of her favorite activities growing up was participating in FFA where she served as Chapter Vice President and was a nationally recognized public speaker. Working her way up since 2009, she has been in Veterinary Medicine for just over 10 years. She graduated from the Baker College Veterinary Technician program in Jackson, where she was nominated and selected to be the Graduation Reflection Speaker for the Class of 2016. She loves working both in practice and on farm calls and has a special interest in Hospice and Palliative Care, as well as Canine Behavior. She has two dogs of her own, Vina a 5-year-old Goldendoodle, and Venture a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois Mix.
In addition to working at TCVA, Marquee enjoys hunting, kayaking, hiking, camping, yoga, photography, music, and traveling. In the future, she plans to through-hike all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail and open a Canine Hospice House.
Shawn H., LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Shawn is a Licensed Veterinary Technician, who before joining the TCVA family, had been working in Emergency and Critical Care, but decided she was ready to join the “day workers” again. Growing up, she always loved animals and was lucky enough that her parents allowed her to have just about every species she wanted to experience. In high-school, Shawn hired in at her first veterinary clinic, and from there she knew that was going to be the career path she would follow. She worked in the field for ten years, then attended Baker College and graduated with high honors from their Veterinary Technician Program. She is licensed both nationally and in the State of Michigan and has now worked a total of 26 years in Veterinary Medicine, still counting.
In addition to working in-clinic, Shawn has also written for vetinfo.com, Veterinary Technician Journal has participated in several drug studies and pilot programs from various veterinary companies, was a Baker College Externship Supervisor, and has served on the Baker College Veterinary Technician Advisory Board for several years. In the future, she hopes to publish a book of her own, on the trials and tribulations of a career in Veterinary Medicine, and how to survive those challenges.
Aly has been with us for just over a year. She recently graduated from MSU with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science and was a member of the MSU Equestrian Team. She loves animals and has a Dog (June the Corgi), a cat (Violet), 2 Guinea Pigs (Blackie and Chester), and a Rabbit (Bonnaroo).
Aly was also an avid gymnast for 10 years and is a hunter/jumper with horses.
Chelsea grew up in Webberville, MI where she was highly involved in the FFA. This gave her the opportunity to work with all different species of animals and led her into a career in Veterinary Medicine. She now resides in Howell, with two dogs of her own; Annie a 2-year-old Springer Spaniel and Sammy, a 3-year-old mixed breed. She has always been very passionate about working with animals and loves being able to build relationships with our patients. Chelsea studied Dairy Husbandry at MSU but ultimately decided it wasn’t for her and switched to small animal medicine in a hospital environment, and fell in love with the industry.
Outside of Veterinary Medicine, Chelsea loves to hunt and fish, travel, and be around all of her cattle.
Exam Room Technician
Cynthia started her journey at TCVA in high-school, starting out as kennel help after shadowing for a high-school class. She has worked her way up over the years to the Technician she is today. She grew up in Howell, but after getting married moved to Fowlerville, MI. She loves to work with and for animals, and they have always been a big part of her life. She has two dogs, and three cats; Coral, Calie, Walter, Katy, and Athea.
In her free time, Cynthia enjoys hikes with her husband and children, making things with her hands (painting, arts & crafts), fishing, hunting, target shooting, and taking her dogs to the lake.
Madison is one of the first smiling faces you will see at TCVA. Growing up in Fowlerville, MI she has always wanted to be a Veterinarian and is currently in the Animal Science program at MSU, working towards that goal. Madison has a passion for helping those that can’t help themselves and loves veterinary medicine. She started out working at Brady Kennels before joining the TCVA family. She has four dogs of her own; Blueberry, Natalie, Patches, and Thorgon.
When she’s not at work, Madison is very involved with the Community Theater and was the 2019 CTH All-Star & Scholarship Winner.
Susanne is another of the first smiling face you will see behind the front desk. She was born in Germany, but her husband’s work assignment brought them and their (at the time), 10-year old daughter, to the United States. She and her family lived in the Silicon Valley for the first 3 years, and then for 2 years near Chicago. Susanne and her husband then decided they did not wish to return to their home country, her husband got a job in Warren, MI and have been green-card holders since 2014. She grew up next to a farm, where she spent most of her time as a child. She started by volunteering at animal shelters, doggy day-cares, and pet sitting until 2011 when she became the Head Volunteer for Dogs at DuPage Animal Care and Control. In early 2013, she graduated with honors from the Animal Behavior College’s Dog Training Program and worked as a Dog Trainer for 2.5 years at Canine Resolution until finding a position as a Veterinary Assistant and ultimately coming to work with us here at TCVA.
Susanne has two Guinea Pigs, Aspen and Aspen’s son, Phil. Both are “foster failures”! J She enjoys spending time with her family and nurturing her relationships, traveling, camping, volunteering at animal rescues, concerts, reading, ballroom dance, and spoiling her pets.