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Staff


Dr. Joanna Bronson

Veterinarian, Owner

Years in Practice: 20

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. 

STACEY

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. 


Kara


Dr. Kara Laird

Associate Veterinarian

Joined BVS Team: 2020

Education:

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Interests:

Family, Friends, Pets, Out Door Activities

Dr. Laird grew up in Hartland Michigan and went to Hartland High School where I was into horseback riding and band. After high school she attended University of Michigan- Flint for undergrad and obtained a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Dr. Laird then attended Michigan State University where she obtained a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.  She now lives in Coldwater with her animals. Dr. Laird has a horse, 2 donkeys, 3 goats, a cat and a chinchilla. Outside of veterinary medicine she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  As well as, outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and bonfires, etc.


Tara

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. 


Megan

Megan

Veterinary Technician/Breeding Manager

Joined BVS Team: 2017

Education:
Michigan State University

Interests:
Horses


Megan graduated from Paw Paw High School in 2011. She 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 that traveled to South Africa for 6 weeks. Megan has showed horses for over 24 years, going from a lead-liner to being the Miss Michigan State Rodeo Queen from 2015-2016. Megan lives in Sturgis with her husband Dylan, their dogs Kinzie and Massey, their cat Moose, and horse, Diamond. Megan and Dylan recently welcomed their son Rhett at the end of June.




Katie

Katie

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Joined BVS Team: 2018

Education:

Saginaw Valley, International Business College

Interests:
Horses, Family

Katie is a Licensed Vet Tech graduating from The International Business College in 2018. Katie has three cats: Thor, Toot, and Tango. She also has two horses named Fat Pony and Sailor. Katie recently became engaged to her boyfriend Brandon who was honorably discharged from the army. Brandon has two sons Remington and Rylan who Katie enjoys sharing her home with.


Nicole

Nicole

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Joined BVS Team: 2019

Education:

University of Findlay

Interests:

Horses, Family

Nicole graduated from the University of Findlay with a degree in Biology Pre-Vet Medicine an Associates in Equine Studies.  She moved here from Texas and currently lives in Ohio with her husband Josh and two children Elizabeth Rose and Austin Lee.  Nicole has a horse “Shantelli”, a miniature donkey “Tiki” and 2 dogs “Lucy and Maximus”.   


Kelsey

Kelsey

Veterinary Technician

Joined BVS Team: 2019

Education:

International Business College


Kelsey is a Veterinary Technician from the International Business College of Fort Wayne, IN.  She loves animals and couldn't be happier to be a part of our team.  Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors.


Baylie

Baylie

Veterinary Assistant

Joined BVS Team: 2019

Education:

Michigan State University

Interests:

Fur Babies and Sand Dunes!

Baylie graduated from Homer High School in 2016.  She currently lives in Union City with her boyfriend Will and their three dogs; “Johnny” , “Diesel” and “Bowen”.  In her spare time she loves watching movies, gardening and spending time with animals

Veronica

Veronica

Receptionist/Office Assistant

Joined BVS Team: 2019

Education:

Baker College

Interests:

Family


Veronica brings to us 13 years of experience in the veterinary field and a total of 18 years in administration.  In 2013 she obtained an associates degree specializing in Billing and Coding, but decided working with animals is her passion.  She has 2 children; Keagan and Hannah. Outside of the clinic, Veronica enjoys crocheting, crafts, puzzles, spending time with her family and eating food with Kate. 


Kate

Kate

Receptionist

Joined BVS Team: 2019

Interests:

Family, Food

Kate graduated from Mendon High School in 2009.  She brings to us 4 years of animal experience.  Currently she still resides in Mendon and has two beautiful daughters named Paisley and Payton.  She has a dog named Achilles who loves to me mischievous.  In her spare time she enjoys time with family, running long distance, horseback riding, sleep and food. 



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: 2017

Interests: 

Sleeping, Snoring, Food, Sweaters

Ozzie is a 6 year old Persian, that joined our family in May of 2017.  He loves attention and spending time with our clients.



Wobbles

Wobbles

Resident Cat

Years in Practice: 2020

Interests: 

Eating, Catching Flies, Tormenting Staff, Climbing Counters, Stealing food

Wobbles is a 2 year old domestic short hair, that joined us June of 2020. 


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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