Center for Animal Health


  • Center for Animal Health
  • 69905 M-62
  • Edwardsburg,MI 49112
  • Phone: (269) 663-3235
  • Toll Free: (888) PETS-VETS
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  • Mon - Fri: 8am-5pm
  • Sat: 8am-Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • EMERGENCY: 574-259-8387 After hours
  • Dr. David Visser, Co-Director

    Dr. David Visser is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  He is recognized in Michiana for his weekly segment on WNDU-16 Saturday Morning show as the “Pet Vet”.  His television work earned him national recognition by the Veterinary News Network and he is a charter member of the American Society of Veterinary Journalists.  He has also written articles for the Family Magazine of Michiana as well as other local publications.  Dr. Visser has served as chair of the Alumni Council of the MSU CVM, President of the Michiana Veterinary Medical Association, board member of the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, as well as other pet charitable organizations in our community.  His surgical skills have earned him respect and referrals from local veterinary practices, but he provides all aspects of medical, preventive and dental care for dogs and cats.  Outside of the practice, Dr. Visser enjoys music and is a 1st violinist with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.  Although this dedicated veterinarian and practice owner takes his work exceptionally seriously, he sometimes loves nothing more than rolling on the floor with his golden retriever and snuggling with his beloved cats!  

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
    Education:
    Michigan State University -- BS, DVM
    Interests:
    Medicine and Surgery of dogs and cats, Practice Management
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  • Dr. Karen Visser, Co-Director

    Dr. Karen D.Visser is a proud graduate from Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, she also received a BS degree in Biological Sciences from MSU. Being an absolute lover of animals, science, & teaching, becoming a veterinarian was naturally a lifelong dream come true. She has a special interest in homeopathy, acupuncture, nutrition and other methods of natural healing. She enjoys combining her traditional medical training with those complimentary therapies in order to enhance her own unique style of practice. Among her personal interests she enjoys spending time with her family, David, Anders and Nico, their dog, Lady, and two cats, Simon and Peter.  She loves playing guitar, going to the beach, camping, traveling, reading, watching movies, and MSU Spartan basketball!  She places a high priority on keeping herself spiritually healthy by staying close to God, and on staying physically healthy by regular exercise, and practicing yoga.  She knows that to keep her patients healthy and happy, she too must practice what she preaches!  

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
    Education:
    Michigan State University -- BS, DVM
    Interests:
    General medicine and natural healing/acupuncture of dogs and cats
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  • Nichole - Veterinary Technician

    Nichole is a well educated and compassionate, Licensed Veterinary Technician. She provided highly skilled care for pets when assisting our doctors, and while they may be staying with us for medical care such as  Xrays, surgery, and dental cleanings.  She will be pampering patients during routine procedures and making sure your questions are answered!  Nichole lives with the love of her life,  Siberian Husky, Riggs.  She loves to be outside and enjoys disc golfing, walking, and running a 5K every year!  She loves spending time with her family.  Nichole will be here to help at your next visit! 

    Years in Practice:
    May 28, 2013
  • Sara - Veterinary Technician

    Sara is one of our hospital’s Veterinary Technicians and your pet’s new best friend! Her warm smile and calming words make you realize that you are in good hands. Outside of the profession, Sara enjoys reading, baking, watching movies, playing video games, and getting together with friends. She is married to her husband Jimmy, and they have two cats, Remmy and Lola, and their newest additions, Gracie, a wonderful German Shepherd. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Brooke - Client Service Specialist

    Brooke will greet you warmly when you call or come in to see us as our Client Service Specialist.  She loves helping our clients and pets feel as comfortable as possible, and will answer any questions you might have! She is a true people and animal lover!  Brooke keeps busy raising her two children and her adorable cats.  Look for Brooke next time you and your pet visit us! 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Niki - Client Service Specialist

    Niki is a Client Service Specialist and will be here to help when you call or come in to see us.  Look for her the next time you come see us, she would love to answer your questions and make sure you and your pet are taken care of!  Niki has a German Shorthair Pointer, named Buford, and a cat, Cleo, at home, and will be getting chickens soon!  She also enjoys gardening, reading, and learning to play guitar.  Look for Niki next time you come by! 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Heather - Pet Care Specialist and Inventory Assistant

    Heather cares for patients and clients as a Pet Care Specialist.  After many years of experience, you can count on Heather to help you when you come in for any area of the practice. Her fun loving personality will be sure to make you laugh, and help to put you and your pet at ease!  Heather shares her home with her husband, Stacey, and her son, Alex.  They enjoy spending time with family at the lake.  Look for Heather next time you visit us! 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
  • Anna - Veterinary Ward and Technician Assistant

    Anna is one of the most loving and gentle people you will ever meet. Her history of growing up on a farm and loving animals, has made her a natural fit to becoming our hospital’s lead Veterinary Ward Assistant. She provides all of our patients with an extra special, “home away from home” touch, and lovingly refers to those boarding with us as “my babies.” Anna is married to her husband, Casey, and has three sons, CJ, Cameron, and Casey, as well as one daughter, Gloria. Her “at home babies” are her dogs Kuzco, and Bella, and her cat, Winston. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Whitney -Technician Assistant

    Friendly, caring, knowledgeable, and dependable are only a few of the qualities that Whitney provides all of our patients in her position as Technician Assistant.  She has a natural love all animals and it shows!
    She makes a point to help your companions feel safe and secure, and therefore so can you.  Whitney has many hobbies including cross stitching, loves playing video games, watching movies, reading, and spending time with her two children and her fiance.  She shares her home with a great dane, Karma, and three cats, Duckie, Yoda, and Cheez-it!
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 22, 2017
  • Doreen

    Doreen is an all around wonderful and longtime Center for Animal Health team member!  With experience in every position of the hospital, you can be happy to have her caring for you and you companions!  Doreen currently is devoting her time as a Client Service Specialist and is also an Inventory Assistant. She has two wonderful cats, Belle and Chief, both of which she adopted from being homeless strays - but no more!  She enjoys cross stitching, diamond painting, reading and volunteers time doing genealogy research.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
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    Years in Practice:
    Jul 18, 2018
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    Years in Practice:
    Jul 18, 2018