We are proud of our staff at Switzer Veterinary Clinic. They are caring, compassionate and love what they do. Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians (pet nurse) and Assistants are here to make you and your pet’s experience the best.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

veterinary techAndrea Griffin, LVT

Born and raised in the Alpena area, Andrea joined the Switzer Veterinary Team in 2006 when she graduated from Michigan State University’s Veterinary Technician program.

While not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband Todd, children Jace and Gwyneth and their dogs Lucy and Coco. Andrea also enjoys hunting small game and deer, and playing a friendly game of Texas Hold’em with her friends.

Jessica Knowles, LVT

Jessica joined the Switzer Veterinary Clinic in 2016 after she graduated from Michigan State University’s Veterinary Technician program. Jessica moved to Northern Michigan from Marysville to fulfill her dream of caring for animals.

When not at work, Jessica enjoys spending her spare time outdoors gardening, hiking, hunting or spending time with her horses. She also loves cuddling up with her cat, Kiki, and reading a book.


vet asstJeanne

Jeanne has been working for Switzer Veterinary Clinic since the mid 1990′s. Most of the time you will see her smiling face as she greets you at the front desk. She also manages ordering pet food and items in the retail section – if you need something and can’t find it, Jeanne will gladly help you.

When not at work Jeanne enjoys performing agility with her dogs, riding her horses and going on long Kayak trips with her friends and family.

vet assistantStacy

Stacy has been part of the Switzer Veterinary Clinic since 2006 where she enjoys assisting with anesthesia and being a receptionist. Stacy always has a smile on her face and is the one to count on to cheer you up on a gloomy day. She also makes a great pot of coffee!

While not at work Stacy enjoys spending time with her family and assortment of different pets such as sheep, chickens and dogs.

vet assistantAlyseya

Alyseya joined the Switzer Veterinary Clinic in May 2014 as a
veterinary assistant. As animal lover, Alyseya has excelled in both 4-H and FFA in Alpena county during her high school career. She is committed to providing patients and their pet parents with personalized attention and loving care.

When not helping care for the animals at the clinic, Alyseya is traveling statewide for rodeos and competing in local horse shows around Alpena. During the off months, you can find her in the woods hunting,
out on the lake with a fishing pole in her hands and spending time with her family.

Alpena VetMallory

Mallory joined the Switzer Veterinary Clinic in September of 2015 as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys every aspect of her job, although she especially loves to see the new puppies and kittens!

When she is not working, Mallory loves to go on trail rides with other horse lovers, as well as go hiking in state parks near Alpena. She also likes to play with her Golden Retriever, Buck.

Dog dentalMary

Mary joined the Switzer Veterinary Clinic in November 2015 as a veterinary assistant.  She loves all types of animals and always has a smile on her face. When not at work, Mary enjoys spending time snowmobiling, bow hunting and watching movies with family and friends.  Mary has 4 dogs, 2 cats and a rooster.

Maggie Veterinary AssistantMaggie

Recently returning to the Alpena area, Maggie joined the Switzer Veterinary Clinic in 2016 and enjoys working with all animals and their owners.  When not at work, Maggie enjoys time with her husband exploring the outdoors, a good book and playing with her dog, Mya.


Switzer Veterinary Clinic
3463 M32 West
Alpena, Michigan 49707

Ph: 989-356-4880
Fax: 989-354-6970

Location Map

Business Hours
Monday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: closed

Walk-in offered 4-6pm, Monday - Friday.   All other times by appointment.

Emergency Services available 24/7

Payment Options
Pet Health Records

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