Mary Arlt, Receptionist- Customer Service runs in her family. A Ludington native, Mary has lived in Union City for the past 17 years with her husband Fred, her dog Toby and her cat Molly. Her hobbies include nature photography and exploring Michigan lighthouses.
Tobie Krause - Our all around at Athens. Tobie started working with us during our development and has been a great asset.
Attending Veterinarian, Dr. Hilary Setlak, is the proud mother of two rambunctious boys and one of the owning partners of both Athens Veterinary Clinic and Beadle Lake Large Animal Clinic. A 2008 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a 2004 graduate of the University of Findlay, she enjoys both large and small animal medicine. Whether performing emergency surgery at a dairy farm or attending a police department K-9 training event, Dr. Setlak strives to give quality, compassionate care to all animals in her care. When she’s home with her family on their hobby farm, you can find her caring for her horses and beef cattle or planning her next four-wheeling adventure. Dr. Setlak looks forward to meeting your family pets, 4-H show animals, or entire herd on the farm.
Dr David Seidl - Veterinarian - He came to Athens Vet Services this past year. He is a 1973 MSU Graduate, worked in mixed animal for 20 yrs then small animal another 25yrs. In May of 2018 he retired from his practice, shortly after that the bordem set in and he started working with us 1 day per week. “A good Vet never stops working!” He has a wife, 3 kids, and a few pets.
Jennifer Lussier, Licensed Veterinary Technician -I'm Jennifer Lussier, a 2008 Michigan State Veterinary Technology graduate. Having been an animal lover all my life, in 2002, I took a position as a veterinary assistant. I soon discovered my curiosity for medicine which, over time, has led me to my current role as a licensed veterinary technician.
I previously worked with Dr. Setlak at Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic. Being aware of the high-quality surgery and medicine that she provides, I was eager to come to work at Athens Veterinary Services. Serving my hometown friends and neighbors in the Athens community is an adventure I am eager to embark upon.
In my spare time, I run after 2 very active little boys, coach little league in the spring and tend to the small petting zoo that I have accumulated at home.
Niki Van Lente - Veterinary Technician
Michelle Barnes - Office Manager - Michelle is a jack of all trades and a master of none! She has been with Beadle Lake since the beginning, playing multiple roles on the team. She enjoys her job, the many new challenges it has brought and the skills it has taught her.
Michelle graduated from MSU in 2000 with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science. She and her husband Chad have two awesome children; Michalla and Drew. They live on a farm in Ceresco and have many hobbies.
Dr. Jessica Bain joined us in September. She is a 2014 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also earned her Masters in Public Health from Michigan State University in 2015. Jessica practices both small and large animal veterinary medicine. She has a particular interest in small ruminants and camelid medicine, surgery, and veterinary dentistry. She will be splitting her time between Beadle Lake Veterinary Clinic and Athens Veterinary Service. Jessica raises llamas and also has two cats. She also enjoys music, gardening, hiking and the fiber arts. She is new to the area along with her husband and son.
Taylor WIlliams, Veterinary Assistant - With a lifelong passion for animals and their care AVS seemed like the perfect place to call home for me. With many years experience in different areas of large animal care and a lifelong pet owner I was very excited to be able to work in a mixed practice and get the best of both worlds. I showed large animals for 8+ years in 4-H and even served on the chapter and state levels for FFA. I am currently going to school to earn my Veterinary Technician Degree in hopes of providing the best care possible to the patients and their owners. I share an ever growing animal family of 6 cats, 2 dogs, 5 goats and 3 horses with my boyfriend who is as much an animal lover as I.
Jessie Miller - Veterinary Technician - I have worked in the Veterinary field as a veterinary assistant/technician for 17 years. My first 16 years where at Seidl Veterinary in Hastings. In 2018, I took on a wonderful opportunity with Athens Veterinary Services! Looking forward to the years to come and to watch the growth of this clinic. My passion is working in the veterinary industry with large and small animals.
When I’m not working. I’m spending time with my girls, riding my horses, running, biking, playing with my dogs or spending time with my family and my cats at home.
This gives me a opportunity for continuing education for myself and for my day practice.
Monday: 8 am -5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday: 8 am -7 pm
Thursday: 8 am -7 pm
Friday: 8 am -1 pm Saturdays: 8 am -1 pm
(Two per month)
Monday: 8 am -4 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 8 am -12 pm
2 pm-7 pm
Thursday: 8 am -7 pm
Friday: 8 am -12 pm Saturdays: 8 am -10 am
(Two per month)
all in advance if you do not have an appointment to make sure a Dr is in. They do have to leave time to time for emergencies.
Athens, MI 49011
Kate Thurber, Receptionist -Katey joined us March of 2019 after relocating from California where she was working in sales a few years after taking a break from working as a veterinary technician for many years.
She will be receptioning at both Beadle lake and Athens as needed as well as assisting some as well.
She looks forward to getting to know the area and making new friend