Dr. Kate Quinn, DVM

Dr. Quinn graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in1988. She has gained extensive experience as both an associate and practice owner. With a large family and many pets, she is a strong advocate for pets as family members. We work hard to maintain an excellent staff. Our staff is a GREAT team, with the right mix of skills and backgrounds, and has been carefully chosen to provide the best care for your pet.

Dr. Rachel Murray, DVM

Dr. Murray graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She also attended the Chi Institute’s Acupuncture Certification Program in 2017. Her professional interests include rural medicine, mixed animal medicine (farm animals, horses, chickens), shelter medicine, working and service dogs. Dr. Murray has a passion for general practice and loves getting to know her clients and pets and taking care of them across their lifespans. In her free time, Dr. Murray enjoys backpacking, teaching students at MSU, and spending time at home on her farm with sheep, turkeys, chickens, her two dogs, Cashew and Boatswain, and cat, Sete.

Amber Kolenic, LVT

Amber became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2004. She moved to the Port Huron area in 2015 from North Dakota, but originates from West Michigan. She joined our team in the fall of 2016. She has a great passion for animals large and small. Her number one goal as an LVT is helping owners achieve quality care and longevity of their pets. When she is not caring for the patients at the clinic, she is enjoying time with her husband, daughter, and son. Amber is also extensively involved in horses. She loves to show and teach her daughter how to ride. She became a Certified Equine Massage Therapist in 2016. She has 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses, and pony. Amber looks forward to meeting you and your pet at your next visit to the clinic.

Rebecca Spezia, LVT

Rebecca grew up on a farm in a small town. She has had a love of animals all her life. She graduated from Baker College in 2008. She has worked in the field as a LVT for 9 years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her fiancé Matt, her daughter Lilly, and her cat and 2 guinea pigs. Rebecca also has a special interest in fish aquariums and has several thriving fish tanks.

Sydney Gagne, LVT

Sydney started out at Burtchville Vet Clinic as one of our assistants. She has since graduated from Macomb Community College in their Veterinary Technician program. She has been a licensed vet tech since 2022! We are so excited to have been able to watch Sydney grow and be apart of her journey! Sydney has three cats ; Oreo, Precious, and Pumpkin. As well as two dogs; Louie and Gigi. She hopes one day to own a little farm so she can have a collection of animals! Especially cows!!

Amy Gardner, Assistant

Amy is another Michigan State  Graduate. It was there  she majored in zoology. She worked at the Detriot Zoo for 7 years as a penguin keeper before she and her family decided to move back to the Croswell area where she and her husband Keith grew up. Amy joined the team February 2019. She has 3 children,  Addison, Brecon and Evelynn, a dog named Loki and two cats named Ivy and paws. 

Carolyne Nowawski, Assistant

Carolyne has been with the Burtchville Clinic Staff since October 2016 as a Receptionist/Assistant. With a brief absence in 2019, she has rejoined us part time! Carolyne lives in the Lexington area with her boyfriend, Scott. Together they have three dogs, Milo, Aspen, Tilly and one cat Binx! They enjoy their weekends off in Hale, sitting on the pontoon or by the fire. Carolyne loves spending time with family, especially her godson, Emery. She has a love for all animals big, small, furry, and scalely…but if it slithers, NO THANKS! ☺ She can’t wait to assist Dr. Quinn with the care of your beloved pet. 

Katie Starr, Receptionist

Katie is a local Cros-Lex Graduate who joined our team in April 2022. At a young age Katie knew she wanted to work with animals. Katie has 3 “furbabies” of her own. Two dogs: Sadie and Miller, and a cat by the name of Jax. She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their two children. They have plans on expanding their family in the future and we can not wait to see where her future goes with us!

Marissa Fitchett, Receptionist

Marissa is another Michigan State graduate. Marissa came to us in June 2022. She is a huge animal lover and enjoys rescuing and fostering animals. She currently has 4 cats, 2 bearded dragons, and 1 dog. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Cody, their zoo, and being outdoors.

Shelby Ostrand, Receptionist 

Shelby is a local Cros-Lex graduate who started with us in January 2017 as a receptionist. Shelby is the perfect description of an “Animal Lover.” Her heart, love, and passion to help any animal or little creatures there are, is why she fits perfect in our clinic. When Shelby is not snuggling all of the patients at the clinic she is spending time adventuring with her husband James, and two sons Silas and Myles. The four of them have nine fur baby companions. Her four dogs: Brody, Lola, Darwin, and Lottie Mae. And the kitty cats: Lucy, Josie, Percival, Margo and Louie. Can’t forget about the ferret, little mister Dewey!!

   Meet our office cats!


RIP to our:  
Ella “The Counter Queen”
RIP to our:
Oliver “The Grumpy Old Man”   


Our Newest Furry Staff Member: Sylvia!