Meet the Team


Dr. Tim Weisenberger

Graduated from Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine in June of 1991. After 6 years of working in Michigan’s thumb, Dr. Tim and his then-wife moved to Chesaning and purchased the veterinary clinic from Dr. and Mrs. Pearson on April 1, 1997. Dr. Tim is one of our large animal doctors so he spends most of his day on the road traveling to farms for veterinary calls. In his free time away from the clinic, he has a large beef farm in New Lothrop that he enjoys managing.

Dr. Melissa Vermette

The journey to becoming a veterinarian began in the small town of Clio, Michigan at the age of 5, after being tackled by a litter of squirming, snuggly puppies. Since that time, every decision was dedicated to pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Vermette, affectionate and known as Dr. V, received a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Michigan State University and obtained her doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University in 2016. From there, Dr. V headed out west to Southern California and practiced medicine in a corporate setting for roughly 2 years. Missing home, and realizing she wasn’t a big city girl, Dr. V moved back to Michigan to continue her veterinary journey.

She gained 3 years of experience while working at another local clinic, before finding her “family” with Animal Health Care of Chesaning. Dr. V’s true passion is bettering the lives of those without a voice. While she dances to the beat of her own drum, you won’t find a bigger animal lover than Dr. V. She can’t wait to meet your furry friend!

Dr. Kate Wagnitz

Dr. Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Michigan State University in 2017 and her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2021. Dr. Kate splits her time between caring for small and large animals at Animal Health Care. During her spare time, Dr. Kate enjoys reading and playing the French horn.

Dr. Cindy Weisenberger

Dr. Weisenberger grew up in rural Wisconsin. She graduated from Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.  She is passionate about helping pets live their best and most comfortable lives as they enrich our lives equally. She feels fortunate to love what she does and looks forward to going to work every day. She loves cats and thinks that everyone should have at least one, they are simply amazing! When she’s not at work she enjoys traveling, bike riding, hiking, and kayaking sometimes solo but usually with a friend. She has 2 grown sons, 3 cats, and a dog that she absolutely loves.




Amanda works at the front desk as our head receptionist. She has been working at Animal Health Care since 2000. Amanda is the first and last person you will see when coming to the clinic. She looks forward to helping you on the phone or in-person with any questions you may have.


Teri is our head veterinary technician at Animal Health Care. She is a graduate of New Lothrop High School and the Michigan State technician program. Teri has been working as a technician since 1989 and has been with Animal Health Care from the beginning. In her free time, she is a mother of 4 boys, a wife, a 4H leader, and a board member for the NL youth wrestling Club. She enjoys gardening, and you will be able to see her handy work on your way into the clinic.


Mandy is one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians. She graduated from Baker of Flint in 2014 and has been with Animal Health Care since 2016. She has one lazy Coonhound at home and spends her free time with her husband and two young daughters.


Courtney joined the healthcare team in August 2013, after recently graduating from the Michigan State University technology program. Courtney works both in the front of the clinic where she assists the doctors with appointments and in the back helping with surgeries. She also enjoys working with large animals and will travel along on farm calls when needed.