Many of the same health problems that affect us, including hearing loss, also affect our pets. Fortunately, most pets adapt very well to the disability with a little help from their owners.View Article
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Meet Our Staff
Dr. Knowles graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU in 1986. He practiced in Birmingham, Michigan for 3 years and in Chicago for 10 years. He has been at Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic since 1998. He worked with Dr. Richard Gremel before purchasing the practice with Dr. Stasiak in 1999.
Dr. Knowles and his family live in the Forest Hills Central School District. His daughter attends MSU, and his son graduated from Forest Hills Central High School this year, and will be attending MSU this fall. He shares his home with 2 cats and his new Spinone puppy, "Renzo".
Dr. Stasiak graduated from Michigan State University in 1986 and started his career in Birmingham, Michigan. He met his wife Gayle and they moved to Grand Rapids in 1994 to start a family. Dr. Stasiak worked in Grand Rapids for 5 years before acquiring Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic in 1999 with Dr. Knowles.
His family consists of his son Johnny and daughters Ellyn and Lauryn. They have 2 golden retrievers, a bunny, and a bird. His hobbies include golf, fishing and any activity which involves his family.
Susan graduated from Central Michigan University in 1986 with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. She joined Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic in 2010 to combine her love of animals and working with people. In her free time she enjoys her family, her dog Duke and being outdoors.
Holly comes to us from Clarksville. She has her associates degree from Lansing Community College. She is the proud owner of 2 dogs, Bliss and Mari and has a cat named Cat. In her free time, Holly enjoys dog walks and snowboarding.
Amanda graduated from Michigan State University's veterinary technician program with a Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine. She has been a licensed technician since 2010 and joined Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic in July of 2012. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball and running.
Jess was born and raise in Northern Michigan. She moved to Grand Rapids in 2002. In 2013 she graduated from Baker College with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Medicine. In her free time she enjoys working on her vehicle, cooking and spending time outdoors with her dogs Roxy and Skitz.
Abbie graduated from Michigan State University in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology. She has worked with exotic animals at Binder Park Zoo as well as domestic animals in veterinary hospitals. Abbie looks forward to continuing her work in the field of veterinary medicine. Abbie has two Yorkies, Calvin and Maverick. In her spare time she enjoys biking, walking the dogs and weight lifting.
Heather was born in Grand Haven, Michigan. She graduated from GVSU in 2005 with a B.S. in Biology. Working with animals for over 18 years at shelters and clinics has been her passion. She shares her home with Cricket, her Chihuahua and Nessa, her cat. She was married last summer in the summer sun.