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Staff


Dr. Joanna Bronson

Veterinarian, Owner

Years in Practice: 18

Education:
Michigan State University Graduate

Interests:
Veterinary Medicine, Alternative Therapies, Running

Dr. Bronson (pictured to the left with her dog Rusty) attended Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, class of 2000, where she graduated at the top of her class and awarded the J.P. Hutton-W.F. Riley Equine Award for outstanding abilities demonstrated in equine surgery and medicine.  Following graduation, she performed an equine internship at the Equine Specialty Hospital in the Cleveland, Ohio area.  She established Bronson Veterinary Services in 2005 as an equine ambulatory practice only, as a need to spend more time with her young, growing family.  Gradually the practice grew into a busy small animal and equine haul-in facility.  Dr. Bronson enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, and her career takes her from equine reproduction and lameness evaluation/treatment to small animal diagnostics and orthopedic surgeries on a daily basis.  She has also been trained at the Chi Institute in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine to offer acupuncture as an adjunct to Western Veterinary Medicine.  In Dr. Bronson's free time, she enjoys prepping horses and cattle with her children to show, sports, and horseback riding.  Dr. Bronson and her staff gladly welcome all new clients and patients to our clinic. 

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Dr. Stacie Cressman

Associate Veterinarian

Joined BVS Team: 2018

Education:
Huntington University, Michigan State University
Interests:
Family and Her Jack Russell Rolex!

Welcome Dr. Stacie Cressman! BVS is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Cressman a recent graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine to the BVS family! Dr. Cressman grew up in the Sturgis area attending Sturgis High School where she was involved in sports and many other activities. After high school she attended Huntington University for undergrad studies and obtained her Bachelors in Chemistry then attended Michigan State University where she earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine. She now resides in Angola with her husband - Austin, her longtime 4 legged friend, a Jack Russell mix, named “Rolex” and a fluffy kitty named "Moose". Dr. Cressman is a people person, she enjoys being with her friends and family along with being outside whether she’s at the lake, in the woods, or just sitting in the back yard. 


Kala

Practice Manager

Joined BVS Team: 2010

Education:
KCC, Equissage

Interests:
Horses and Family

Kala is our fearless Practice Manager, she has been in the veterinary field for 12 years now.  Kala is a Coldwater High School Graduate, following high school she attended Equissage and earned a Certificate in Equine Sports Massage Therapy and stepped right into the veterinary field.  Kala lives near by on a 20 acre farm with their 2 dogs Dozer a 7 year old Chocolate lab and Tuff an 14 year old Black lab, and an Appaloosa named Bo she enjoys riding, she also enjoys Pinterest and Sunday breakfast. Kala was a member of the Branch Area Career Center FFA Chapter and a 10 year 4-H Club member and exhibited her horses at the Branch County 4-H Fair.


Tara

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Joined BVS Team: 2006

Education:
International Business College

Interests:
Livestock and Family

Tara is a Licensed Vet Tech graduating from The International Business College in 2010. She is pictured to the left with her two labs "Zeke" and "Lacey." Tara enjoys spending time with her husband, and their 2 daughters.  She is previously a Quincy High School graduate and has been employed with us since 2006. Tara is a Branch County 4-H and Branch Area Careers Center FFA Alumni with 12 years of show experience in beef, dairy, pigs and sheep.  She was awarded the 2005 Livestock Sweepstakes Small Animal Award at the Branch County Fair.  Tara enjoys playing volleyball and helping the next generation of youth prepare their livestock for show. 




Kristen

Kristen 

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Joined BVS Team: 2019

Education:

Brown Mackie College - Fort Wayne, IN

Interests:

Friends, fur babies & concerts

Kristen, a surgery technician, whom we share with NIVES joined our practice in early 2019. Kristen



Megan

Veterinary Assistant

Joined BVS Team: 2017

Education:
Michigan State University

Interests:
Horses!

Megan a graduated of Paw Paw High School, attended Michigan State University and received a bachelors in animal science. Megan worked at a dairy farm during her externship, she participated in the study abroad program and went to South Africa for 6 weeks. Megan has shown horses for over 20 years, she went from a walk-trotter to being the Miss Michigan State Rodeo Queen from 2015-2016. Megan lives in Sturgis with her dog Kinzie, a cat named Moose, her horse Diamond and her husband Dylan. 



Katie

Katie

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Joined BVS Team: 2018

Education:

Saginaw Valley, International Business College

Interests:
Horses, Family

Katie recently joined our team in September after her externship from the International Business College's Veterinary Technician Program. Prior to her Vet Tech adventure she attended Saginaw Valley where she received her Bachelors Degree in Biology. Katie resides in Orland near her family. She enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out at the lake and kayaking. Katie lives with her boyfriend, Brandon, her horses, dogs, cats and a few lizards. Welcome to the team!


Baylie

Veterinary Assistant

Joined BVS Team: 2019

Education:

Michigan State University

Interests:

Fur Babies and Sand Dunes!

Baylie is a behind the scenes kinda girl, she assists the veterinarians with patients in the clinic as well as on the road! She cares for all of our patients big and small. She's a Homer High School Graduate and has a degree in Agricultural Operations from the one and only Michigan State University. Baylie spends her free time with her family including her boyfriend, Will, and her fur babies Bowen, Jax, Diesel, and Johnny. Baylie's favorite get away is the Sand Dunes!  


Jewel

Jewel McMaster

Technician Assistant

Joined BVS Team: 2019

Education:

Athens High School, Kellogg Community College

Interests:

My POA

Jewel is a new addition to our practice she is responsible for a lot of behind the scenes work assisting our technicians. Jewel is currently a student at Athens High School and is dual enrolled at Kellogg Community College. Jewel is a member of the BACC FFA and she shows her POA Pony Anna in multiple disciplines throughout the summer. Jewel has many furry friends - 3 cats named George, Cheka and Simone, a mini donkey named Murphy she also lives with her mom, dad and sister. Besides riding her pony Jewel likes hanging out with friends, playing cards and going on family trips.



Rusty

Blood  Donor

Years in Practice: 8

Interests:
Saving Lives

Rusty is a 8 year old yellow lab mix, that came to be a member of the Bronson Vet Family in December of 2010.  He is also a resident of Dr. Bronson's household and spends his day enjoying the family farm here on Central Road with his sister Lola.  Rusty has a unique job and we call him the "Clinic Hero," as he saves many dog's lives by donating his blood for blood transfusions to help critical care patients. Rusty has currently donated over 3 liters of blood! 






Ozzie

Ozzie

Resident Cat

Years in Practice: 1

Interests: 

Sleeping, Snoring, Food, Sweaters!

Ozzie is a 6 year old Persian, that joined our family in May of 2017. 

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Monday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Monday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed