Dr. Scott Smith, Owner
Dr. Smith and Skylar
Dr. Smith is a 1995 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, has been with West Branch Veterinary Services since March 2003 and has been our owner since January of 2010. Originally from Spring Valley, Ohio, Dr. Smith has lived and practiced throughout the Midwest and Midsouth. He currently has two English setters with whom he enjoys exploring the woods of northern Michigan and a cat whose hairballs he does not enjoy. Dr. Smith enjoys golfing (POORLY), working in his yard, live music, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, and a variety of other outdoor activities.
Tina, Practice Manager
Tina and Hooch
Tina has worked in the veterinary field since 1991. She is a 1996 college graduate and continues annually to attend meetings, conferences and workshops in the veterinary field. She currently shares her home with her husband, Matt, their three dogs (Titus, Zima, and Hooch) and their three cats (Lightening, Smight and Cointreau). Tina loves the veterinary field and all of the great clients, patients, friends and colleagues she has met over the years. In her free time Tina enjoys reading, camping, traveling, hiking, listening to a variety of music, spending time with friends and bike riding. She is very proud to have a job that she loves in a field that has given her so many great people to work with and for.
Diane, LVT, Receptionist
Diane, Cooper and Marci
Diane has worked at West Branch Veterinary Services since April of 2000. She previously lived in the metro Detroit area and worked 18 years as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Since being at WBVS she primarily works the front desk and fills in as a technician. In the veterinary field she has worked with all kinds of animals including wildlife, reptiles, exotic birds along with farm animals and house pets. She lives on 20 acres and enjoys vacationing, being outdoors, gardening and her assorted variety of pets.
Roxanne and Pepper
Roxanne has been a receptionist at WBVS since 2006. Her previous work experience has been in management in the human medical field. Just prior to coming to work for West Branch Veterinary Services she lived in Florida where she and her husband owned and operated a laundromat for eight years. Roxanne enjoys gardening, cooking, concerts, and touring the countryside with her husband. She shares her house with her husband and three cats (all of which she adopted since working at WBVS).
Courtney and Daisy
Courtney has been a receptionist at WBVS since October 2016. She was born and raised in West Branch, MI. She graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School in 2015, has three sisters and is very family oriented. In her free time she enjoys reading, kayaking, shopping and spending time with family. Playing fetch with her very rambunctious black lab Deacon is also on the top of her free time activities.
Kelly and Cash
Kelly has always had a love of animals and enjoyed many pets over the years, from gerbils to horses. Kelly began working in the veterinary field in 1996 in Traverse City. She then moved to the West Branch area and has been with West Branch Veterinary Services since 1997. Kelly is currently the technician supervisor but is slowly working into the roll of a receptionist. Kelly has fostered pets through the Ogemaw county Humane Society before a shelter was built. She is currently married and has 2 dogs and 2 cats. Kelly enjoys almost everything outdoors, especially camping, hiking and running. She also loves to read and travel.
Randi and Mal
Randi has been working with West Branch Veterinary Services since June of 2015. Randi is a Baker College of Cadillac graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree. She is one of West Branch Veterinary Services 3 licensed veterinary technicians. She currently shares her home with Pocahontas a DSH, a dog named Malificent, & Meeko a Bengal Mix. When not working Randi enjoys reading, writing, music, hunting/fishing, horseback riding and many outdoor activities.
Danielle and Finley
Danielle graduated from Globe University-Wisconsin in 2014 with an associates of applied science. She then took her veterinary technician nation exam in 2015 to become an LVT and has been working in the veterinary field since. Originally from Bay City, MI she has recently moved to the West Branch area. She has a love for giant dogs, and owns a Great Dane, named Finley. Danielle's favorite thing about being a veterinary technician is cleaning teeth, during dental procedures. When not working she enjoys baking, being outdoors, walking, boating and snowboarding.
LeAnn, Veterinary Assistant
LeAnne and Ripley
LeAnn worked for a doberman rescue mission in southern Michigan for about six years before coming to West Branch Veterinary Services. She has been an assistant here since January 2000 and says this is her dream job. LeAnn lives in the country with her husband Bill, three cats (Roman, Max and Hal), and Ripley the dog.
Randi, Veterinary Assistant
Randi and Teddy
Randi is a 2011 Houghton Lake High School graduate and a 2015 Michigan State University graduate. Randi is currently one of West Branch Veterinary Services veterinary assistants and has been with our practice since October 2015. Randi had volunteered in the veterinary field previously, worked at MSU's veterinary teaching hospital and also volunteered with The A.R.K. Wildlife Rescue and Rehab facility in St. Helen. Randi currently shares her home with a very cute Yorkie named Teddy.
Sarah, Veterinary Assistant
Sarah and Athena
Sarah graduated Ogemaw Heights High School in 2014. Sarah is currently attending Mid Michigan Community College with plans to transfer to Michigan State University's Veterinary Medicine program. She currently has 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 hedgehog, 3 horses, 8 snakes and 1 turtle. Sarah enjoys reading, horseback riding, sleeping, drawing, netflixing, fishing, music and playing music. She is originally from Flint and she and her family currently reside in Rose City.
Michelle, Veterinary Assistant
Michelle graduated from MSU with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science in May 2007. Along with her husband Mike, she recently moved back to West Branch, where Michelle grew up. Michelle's four legged family consists of two dogs - Maverick & Mikado and three Appaloosa horses - Brandy, Mesa and Jazz. Her daughter Kenzie also just got her pony, Hunny! Mike and Michelle also have a son, Mason. Spare time is spent scrapbooking, reading and her family enjoys camping in the summer. Michelle is excited to be back to West Branch and back working with the West Branch Veterinary Services team again.