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Michael A. Knowles, DVM & Owner

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".


Thomas T. Stasiak, DVM & Owner

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.


Amanda: Licensed Veterinary Technician

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 playing volleyball and spending time with her 4 cats.


Jess: Licensed Veterinary Technician

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 and started at Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic.  In her free time she enjoys working on her vehicle, cooking and spending time outdoors with her dogs Roxy and Skitz.


Jessica: Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jessica graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO in 2008.  She moved from Jackson, MI to Grand Rapids after having her son in 2016.  She started working at Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic in April 2017.  Jessica has two cats, Isabel and Calie.  She enjoys playing outside with her son, spending time with her family, camping and watching sports.


Holly: Receptionist

Holly comes to us from Clarksville, MI.  She has her associates degree from Lansing Community College. She has been a part of the Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic team since 2014.  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.


Heather: Receptionist

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 started working at Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic in 2015.  She shares her home with Cricket, her Chihuahua and Nessa, her cat.  She was married last summer in the summer sun.


Erin: Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant 

Erin joined the Forest Hills Veterinary family June 2017.  She studied veterinary technology at Baker College as well as marine mammal behavior, care and training at the Dolphin Research Center Training Institute.  She has special interests in animal enrichment, psychology and training, as well as exotic animal husbandry.  In her free time, she enjoys working on her jeep and going on adventurous walks with her dog Bo.