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 (he/him)
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 (he/him)
Dr. Stasiak graduated from Michigan State University in 1986 and started his career in Birmingham, Michigan then moved to Grand Rapids in 1994. He worked in Grand Rapids for 5 years before acquiring Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic in 1999 with Dr. Knowles. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends, especially at his cottage in Northern lower Michigan.
Dr. Nguyen, DVM (she/her)
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!
Jessica M. (she/her)
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.
Alexa K. (she/her)
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.
Abbie K. (they/them)
Head Customer Service Representative
Abbie was raised in Sand Lake and moved to Grand Rapids in 2010 after getting married to their high school sweetheart. They have a dog and two cats that are all very spoiled. They spend their free time gardening, watching anime and hiking. They also have a large rock and mineral collection. Abbie also loves spiders and is the clinics go to for spider relocation.
Kelli P. (she/her)
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
Allie B. (she/her)
Customer Service Representative
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.
I’ve grown up in Grand Rapids and am finishing up as a pre-vet student at MSU. I’ve worked in veterinary medicine for 5 years now and spent the last 3 in emergency. I love to read, workout, and watch reality TV in my spare time.