VCA Woodland Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Woodland Animal Hospital

Phone: 616-942-6780
Fax: 616-942-0477
3012 Shaffer Avenue SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
Business Hours
Sun Closed
Open 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sundays for Kennel Pick-Ups Only

Dr. Christine West Hoornstra
Medical Director
DVM

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

A Wealth of Veterinary Experience at Your Service!

At VCA Woodland Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you, your dog, cat and other pets. Everyone on our staff believes the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

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We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

Dr. Alana Gillhespy
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Michigan State University

My passion for veterinary medicine started very young. At five years old, I remember telling my mother that I wanted to become a farmer or a veterinarian.

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Dr. Emily McConnelly
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Michigan State University

Becoming a veterinarian has fulfilled a life long dream for me. I am thrilled to work with animals and the people who love them every day.

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The best care anywhere
Ruth from Caledonia

My husband and I brought our dog, Radar, to Woodland Animal Hospital for many years. The doctors were always so caring, compassionate, and sensitive to Radar's needs (and ours!). When it came time to put Radar down, Dr. West was incredible. She never pushed us towards the next step and let us take as much time as we needed to say goodbye. I am so thankful for the care they gave Radar. Now we look forward to the care they'll give our new puppy!