Learn More About Our Highly-Trained Staff!
Annette Engler (LVT, CVPM, CCRP)
Annette has been working in veterinary practices since she was 14 years old. She joined the Union Lake Veterinary Team in 1995. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Certified Veterinary Practice Manager, and became Michigan's first Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2001. Her career path has taken her on many interesting journeys, to places such as the Caribbean, Florida, and Michigan. She has worked in specialty practices as a critical care nurse and internal medicine and surgical nurse, as well as in general medicine and as a practice manager.
Annette is continually striving to offer new and interesting services to our clients. She enjoys being a mentor to fellow veterinary practice owners and managers through consulting and practice management speaking engagements. She is also a certified DiSC trainer and gets great satisfaction out of helping with team-building, conflict resolution, and coaching of veterinary team members.
Annette is passionate about providing exceptional care to companion animals and is proud to lead her team. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, traveling, golfing, camping, hiking, reading, coaching, and mentoring.
Dr. Kate Reynolds (DVM, CCRP), Certified FitPAWS Master Trainer
Dr. Reynolds is a graduate of Michigan State University, having earned her dual-degree bachelors of science in animal science and zoology in 1999 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2003. During her time at MSU, she served as her veterinary class president for four years. She is a tried and true Spartan!
After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Reynolds began her career in Sacramento, California, where she completed a rigorous one-year internship at the Sacramento Animal Medical Group, concentrating on oncology, surgery, general medicine, and emergency medicine.
Dr. Reynolds has been with Union Lake Veterinary Hospital since 2004, and she is proud to be a part of such a comprehensive pet care complex that practices the highest quality of medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. Her special interests include dermatology, nutrition, client education, and she enjoys participating in continuing education.
Dr. Reynolds has a special interest in rehabilitation and obtained her CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner) certification in December of 2014 from the University of Tennessee.
Jennifer Quinn, Rehabilitation Assistant since 2013, Silver Certified in Low Stress Handling, and Certified FitPAWS Master Trainer
Jennifer began working as a receptionist at Union Lake Veterinary Hospital in 2012, becoming a veterinary assistant by year's end. In spring of 2013 she began working as an assistant at the rehab center, and switched over to working at ARC full-time during the summer of 2014.
Jennifer loves learning as much as she can from her colleagues in terms of veterinary medicine and rehabilitation (she's earned the nickname "sponge"). She enjoys learning to become a better, more efficient dog trainer by studying positive reinforcement and has learned quite a bit about dog training and agility from her fellow assistant, Kirstie.
With her Bachelors of Fine Art and Graphic Design, Jennifer creates many of ARC's advertisements, informative brochures and Facebook posts. Currently, Jennifer is considering getting her certification in canine massage, as well as possibly returning to school for canine rehabilitation. She is also a Certified Fear-Free Professional.
Jennifer is thrilled to have the opportunity to work closely with Annette, Dr. Reynolds, Kirstie, Katherine and Judy and learn as much as she can from each of them. In her spare time she enjoys doing yoga, hiking, being outdoors in general, and working around the house and in the garden. She lives with her boyfriend Matt, her three dogs: Tank, Alfie and Howitzer, and two cats: Cinder and Mr. Moo. They are all rescues.
Kirstie Dean, Rehabilitation Assistant since 2014 and Certified FitPAWS Master Trainer
Kirstie originally interned at Union Lake Veterinary Hospital and ARC from 2011 – 2013 before she and her husband were transferred to Pennsylvania for work. As luck would have it, they returned to Michigan in the summer of 2014 and Kirstie was offered a position at ARC. She is currently in the process of becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician with a certification in Canine Rehabilitation. Kirstie has been training dogs and doing behavior work with them for almost 20 years. In her free time, she enjoys training and showing her four Shelties (Scout, KayDee, FlyR and RydR) in agility. She has been a USDAA canine agility judge since 2010. She also has a degree in Oceanography from the Florida Institute of Technology. When Kirstie is not doing something dog-related, she enjoys quilting and hiking.
Katherine Curl, Rehabilitation Assistant since 2014
Katherine began assisting at the Animal Rehabilitation Center of MI in June of 2014 after completing her Bachelors of Science in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Michigan. In the past she has also shadowed Dr. Reynolds at Union Lake Veterinary Hospital (across our parking lot), where she observed routine clinical examinations as well as more unique medical cases and surgical procedures. Her areas of interest include disease origins and transmission, genetic and evolutionary influences on disease, and behavior. Katherine is currently in the application process for veterinary school and hopes to attend Michigan State University. She plans to someday work as a small animal emergency veterinarian. Outside of ARC, Katherine enjoys spoiling her three cats Anubis, Inbu, and Sierra and taking ballet classes. She is known for her love of German Shepherds, ponies and grumpy cats.
Stephanie Siegrist, Rehabilitation Assistant since 2015
Stephanie found her career and passion through her very first job at age 15 as a kennel attendant at Union Lake Pet Services. She has been part of the team since 2007. Throughout her time at Union Lake she has explored almost every department, finding her comfort zone at Union Lake Veterinary Hospital as a surgical and laboratory assistant and occasional receptionist. Since Stephanie loves learning all she can and helping out pretty much everywhere - she has recently begun her cross-training at the Animal Rehabilitation Center of MI.
Stephanie is a Certified Pet Care Technician and is currently working full-time and pursuing two degrees; an Associate’s in Veterinary Technology and Bachelor’s in Psychology with concentrations in Behavior and Administration. She has a love of animal behavior and the human-animal bond.
Stephanie has no spare time but lives in Waterford with one man, two dogs, and two cats- all rescues.
Judy Webster, Rehabilitation Volunteer since 2004
Judy is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She graduated from Wayne State University in 1960 and taught elementary school in the Metro Detroit area for over 30 years. In1986, Judy moved up north where she taught everything from elementary to high school for another 10 years.
Judy moved back to the Waterford area in 2000 with her aging Golden Retriever, Yo-Yo. It was at this time that she saw a commercial on TV for the Animal Rehabilitation Center of MI. She came in for a consultation for Yo-Yo and started rehabilitation for her shortly after. Rehabilitation was able to keep Yo-Yo pain-free and moving until she was 15!
After Yo-Yo crossed the Rainbow Bridge, Judy heard about a sweet female Golden Retriever that needed a home. She named her "Ginger" and it was love at first sight! However, Ginger had an injured leg that required surgery, and her other leg showed generalized weakness. So, it was back to rehab for Judy and Ginger!
Judy has been volunteering with us ever since. She says, "In the 10 years I've been volunteering here, I've seen many wonderful things happen. I have been very lucky to volunteer here and witness first-hand the advances in veterinary medicine and rehabilitation that help companion animals."
Judy's interests are her family, her Maine Coon/Ragdoll mix Riley, gardening around her home, and helping others. ARC is very lucky to have Judy as part of their rehabilitation team!