Welcome to Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic
We look forward to seeing you soon! Get to know the amazing team at Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic and why we love what we do so much.
Forrest Hills Veterinary Clinic
Meet Our Veterinary Team
Dr. 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. 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.
Dr. Nguyen, DVM
Dr. Nguyen (pronounced like “win”) graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She is originally from the Grand Rapids area and moved back after graduating, where she has worked in small animal general practice ever since. She has two pit bull mixes (aka her PITatoes), Poppie and Winnie, as well as a guinea pig named Bellatrix. In her free time, she enjoys working out, traveling, reading, playing piano, and spending time with her family & friends. Dr. Nguyen is looking forward to meeting all of you and your fur babies at Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic!
LVT & Practice Manager
Jessica graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO, in 2008. She moved to Grand Rapids in 2016. She started working at Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic in April 2017. Jessica has two cats, Isabel and Calie, and a lab, Murray. She enjoys playing outside with her kids, spending time with her family, camping, and watching sports.
Hey, y’all! My name’s Alexa, and I’m a tech assistant. I graduated from the University of Michigan with my bachelor’s of science in 2020 and have been working in vet med ever since. I have a passion for working with animals, and I love to be outdoors, especially on the water or hunting.
Hello, my name is Amanda. I am a Veterinary Technician with almost 20 years of experience in the Veterinary field. I have two rescue chuggles (chihuahua/pug/beagle) that keep my family and I on the go. They are full of energy, and those beagle noses are always trying to get into trouble. When I am not working, I enjoy traveling, golfing, concerts, boating, and family/friend game nights. I believe that every day is a blessing.
Hi, My name is Emily. I have been an LVT for 8 years, but I wanted to integrate animal medicine into my life even more, so I am now pursuing my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, which I will have in 2025! I love all creatures, but I have a sweet spot for cats of any shape or size and of course my dog Mason. I look forward to meeting all the new furry friends at Forest Hills!
Hello! My name is Erika. I have had a huge passion for animals ever since I was little & have loved working in the field for the past 6 years. At home, I have 3 dogs and 3 cats who are very spoiled! In my spare time, I like to go on hikes/travel with my husband and dogs, read, play video games, and spend time with my family/friends.
Abbie was raised in Sand Lake and moved to Grand Rapids in 2010. She has a dog and two cats that are extremely spoiled. She spends her free time gardening, playing video games, watching anime, and hiking. She has a large rock and mineral collection.
Customer Service Representative
This will be my second year working in the veterinary field as a receptionist. One of my favorite things to do with my pets is to take my dogs swimming and boating on gun lake I am so excited to be part of the team and continue to grow my knowledge.
Kelli graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. She has always had a passion for animals. Kelli has one dog, Koda, two cats named Fish and Chip, and two horses, Cheyenne and Duchess. In her free time, she likes to go hiking with her dog, go up north, spend time with family, and ride her horses. This fall, she is going back to school to achieve her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technician
Hi, my name is Allie and I grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida but moved to Michigan a year ago and I love it so far! I have a puppy named Layla and she is the best thing that could’ve happened to me. I love reading and finding new things to do every day! I am so excited to learn much more from working here.