Athens Veterinary Services

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

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.

Niki Van Lente - Veterinary Technician 

Jade Boone - Veterinary Technician 

Dr. Jessica Bain 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. 

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. 

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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 Veterinary 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. 


Clinic Hours:
Monday:          8 am -5 pm
Tuesday:          8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday:  8 am -5 pm 
Thursday:       8 am -5 pm
Friday:              8 am -1 pm   Saturdays:     8 am -1 pm
      (Two per month)

1695 M-66
Athens, MI 49011