Meet the friendly staff at East Holland Veterinary Clinic!

Dr Fred

Dr. Fred is a Michigan State University (GO GREEN) graduate. After graduating from MSU in 1977, he spent 2 years at Fort Snelling, Minnesota in the U.S Army Veterinary Corps. Fred & Dara met at MSU and married while he served in the Army. Dara & Fred decided in 1979 to start their own practice in Fred's hometown of Holland, MI. Dr. Fred enjoys hiking, backpacking, canoeing, hunting & trying to fish.

Dr Fritz

Dr Fritz graduated from St. Matthew's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Fritz lived in New Jersey for a couple of years while starting his family. Fritz & his wife decided to move closer to home after their son Gabe was a little over 1 yr old. Many of you may remember seeing Fritz around the clinic in middle & high school cleaning kennels and assisting in the office. Dr. Fritz enjoys working with not only cats and dogs but small mammals and reptiles as well. He has found an interest in dentistry, radiology (x-rays), and ultrasonography. Outside of work he enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. Fritz has 2 cats- Ditto & May May, 1 dog- Abby, Red-eared slider-Bess, and a gargoyle gecko (Ziggy).

Dr Chris

Dr. Chris is a Michigan native and graduated from Michigan State University in 1999. Dr. Chris started with East Holland Veterinary clinic in 2002 as a relief veterinarian and joined the team as a full-time staff member in 2009. Dr. Chris has strong client communication skills and enjoys building relationships with his clients and co-workers. Dr. Chris is a strong proponent of preventative medicine and enjoys teaching the community the value of this approach in veterinary medicine.

Dr Hall

Dr. Hall is a 2006 graduate of Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Metro Detroit. Dr. Hall has lived in West Michigan for the past 8 years. She is married with 2 children. Her area of interest includes soft tissue and oral surgery.

Dr Eric

Dr Eric graduated from Michigan State University in 2020 and joined East Holland in 2023. Dr Eric did not always know he wanted to be a veterinarian, but has always loved animals. Growing up, he was the kid in the neighborhood who fed the stray cats. Dr Eric graduated from business school, and worked in an office which he found to be unfulfilling. He decided to return to school and pursue a career in something he was more passionate about, Veterinary medicine. He has a dog and 4 cats. He has special interest in preventative medicine and rehabilitation.

Practice Manager/LVT

Dara pursued her dream of working in the animal field by applying & being accepted into the Michigan States Veterinary Technology program in Sept 1975. Fred & Dara met while on a couple's blind date. Fred finished his stint with the Army in 1979 and they opened the clinic that summer. Dara has enjoyed working alongside her husband. She enjoys canoeing, hiking (Isle Royale & Porcupine State Park) quilting, and gardening (yardwork!) Dara loves seeing the next 'generation' of staff members continue their mission to provide great client care.

P.S. She is very much enjoying being a 'grandma' of 3 grandkids!!


Anna has been with EHVC since 2002. Anna has always had a passion for animals. Anna is married and has 2 sons. Anna & her family share their home with their dog- Viola and Cat- Esther. In her free time, she enjoys family vacations, hiking with her dog, and spending time at the beach.


Susan has been a member of the receptionist team since 2002. She attended Michigan State and majored in Fisheries & Wildlife. Shortly after graduating, she came to work for Dr. Fred & Dara. Susan is a mother of 4 wonderful children, 2 dogs & 1 cat. Her husband operates his family farm with his dad and brother. The family farm has around 200 sheep, 11 cows & multiple chickens, and guinea hens. Susan enjoys homeschooling her kids, reading, playing volleyball, and traveling. And, of course, spending time with her EHVC family & four-legged friends that come to visit us!

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kara graduated from Baker College in 2015 with an Associate of Applied Sciences majoring in Veterinary Technology. After completing her school internship with us we decided to make her a full-time member of the team. She loves working with animals, but her passion is dental prophylaxis, educating clients & working with exotic animals. Outside of work she enjoys walking the trails and going to the beach with her husband and English Setter- Harley. Kara also has 2 guinea pigs- Pops & Chip.


Sharon has been a member of the receptionist team since 2015. She has worked in the 'animal world' for over 20 yrs. and loves all kinds of animals. Sharon married her best friend in 1983 and has 2 beautiful daughters. Besides animals, her favorite things are camping, gardening, and drinking coffee!!

Veterinary Assistant

Sam has been a member of the technician team since 2017. She graduated in 2017 from Hope College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. In October 2018 Sam started an online program in pursuit of obtaining her Veterinary Technician License. She is blessed to have a wonderful husband, Michael, a German short-hair pointer named Flash, and a kitty named - Remington. Remi was only 3 days old when she rescued him. She and her husband enjoy hiking, camping, fishing and overall being outdoors.


Connie has been a member of the receptionist team since 2017. Connie was a client for 17 years before she decided to join the team. Connie has a dog Morgan and a cat Mimi. She is married and has 2 adult daughters one of which is planning to go to vet school. In her spare time Connie enjoys hiking, running, volleyball, the beach and being outdoors

Licensed Veterinary Technician/Office Manager

Bridgette became a Licensed Vet Tech in 2006 and joined the EHVC team in Sept 2018. She enjoys attending Continuing Education and pushing herself to learn and grow every day. Her most recent accomplishment is becoming Level 2 Fear Free Certified which has allowed her to better understand dog behavior and help patients have less stressful visits at the clinic. Bridgette & her husband enjoy working outside & gardening in the summer. Her children are young adults and on their own adventures in life. Her fur family consists of a Bully Pitbull- Ziggy & a cat- Marley.

Veterinary Assistant

Val is part of our technician team with many years of experience working at our local shelter and fostering pets. She is looking into pursuing her veterinary technician degree online through Penn Foster. We look forward to watching her grow and gain the knowledge it requires to be a successful technician.


Samantha started working with our receptionist team in 2021. Samantha loves customer service and enjoys getting to see all the pets each day while at work.

Veterinary Assistant

Bryce has many years of experience in veterinary medicine. Bryce is a licensed groomer as well as an experienced Vet Assistant. Bryce and his partner enjoy spending time with their 5 dogs and 3 cats.


Shelly has been a member of the receptionist team since 2021. She married her high school sweetheart Randy in 1993. Shelly and her husband have an adult daughter, Kayla, 3 dogs, and 3 cats. Shelly and her husband have owned a drywall business since 1998. Shelly her husband and her daughter also own an embroidery/sublimation Business. When they have free time they enjoy camping, boating, and traveling.

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Anna graduated from Baker College of Muskegon in 2021. Anna joined our technician team in December 2021. While she only has two cats right now, she aspires to one day be a crazy cat lady. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, kayaking, rock hunting, and hiking.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jenna joined our technician team in 2022. Jenna graduated in 2011 from Argosy University, located in Minnesota, with her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. After graduation, Jenna passed her national certification test becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. Jenna's career started in a large animal practice in Wisconsin after graduation and then moved to Florida where she worked in a small animal veterinary practice. Jenna and her husband are new to Michigan. Jenna and her husband enjoy spending time together with their son and Frenchie "Carmella".

Kennel Assistant

Kayla's passion in life has always been animals and dance. She is currently taking classes through Penn Foster to obtain her Veterinary Assistant degree. Kayla has 2 family dogs (Goose & Teagan) and 3 cats. Kayla has 2 dalmations of her own (Ella & Mystic). Kayla is in a dance group located in Grand Rapids and is a guest choreographer at Zeeland Public Schools. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, crafts, spending time with family and friends, camping, and being outdoors. Kayla is always looking for new adventures and is eager to learn.

Cami Eding
Kennel Assistant

Kate Sherman
Kennel Assistant/Pre-vet Student