Apple Grove Veterinary Care's Dedicated Team
Our team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.
Niki Shook — Hospital Manager
Niki joined the Apple Grove Veterinary Care team in 2013. She grew up locally and graduated from Charlotte High School. She is currently attending school online to earn her associates degree in Animal Science.
Niki and her husband, Kyle, have a son, Zander and three spoiled pooches -Tucker, a Pomeranian; Lennard, a Great Dane and Wallace (pictured), a mixed breed. Wallace was rescued from Eaton County Humane Society. Niki's curiosity led her to have Wallace's DNA tested. Results revealed that Wallace is a Vizsla/Dalmatian/Curly-Coated Retriever mix. They also have a cat that Zander named Hairs.
Leila Hollister, LVT — Veterinary Technician
Leila is originally from Nashville, Michigan. She graduated from Maple Valley High School, and then attended Baker College of Muskegon where she earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Leila especially enjoys pet owner education, laboratory procedures and assisting with surgery. She came to us from a bulldog and reproductive specialty practice. She absolutely adores just about anything with a smooshy face, ESPECIALLY the bulldogs!
She grew up showing 4-H animals such as rabbits, poultry, goats and sheep. Leila still shows and judges poultry at open shows in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. She is currently residing in Bellevue with her husband Nick. They have 2 furry children, a senior Fox Terrier named Daisy and an English Bulldog named Wren. They have also added a flock of chickens and a few honeybee hives to their menagerie and will more than likely have more.
Alex Flanders, LVT — Veterinary Technician
Alexandrea Flanders joined Apple Grove in 2008 after graduating from Baker College with an Associates in Animal Science. Alex wanted to become a Veterinary Technician shortly after she began working at a vet clinic in High School. She loves helping her furry friends to feel better and to have the best life possible. Client education is something she really enjoys about her job. Helping clients understand about their pets health, how to prevent diseases or how to fix or manage their pets illness is something that is important to her.
Alex's hobbies include playing with her draft horses, giving wagon rides to surrounding schools and events, competing at the Calhoun County Fair, attending plow days, and competing at the Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show. Camping with family, scrapbooking and sewing are a few other things that she enjoys.
Jessica Cox, LVT — Veterinary Technician
Jessica has worked at Apple Grove for over three years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saginaw Valley State University in 2011 and later a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from Michigan State University in 2014.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys going for walks and spending time with her family. She lives with her husband Kenny, son Lukas, dog Bentley, and cat Kit Kit.
Jeff Granger — Veterinary Assistant
A Charlotte native, Jeff has been part of the Apple Grove Veterinary Care team for over 16 years. He has a special talent working with all species of animals, from dogs and cats to horses and cows.
Jeff resides on his family farm, where he raises cattle, poultry and rabbits. He donates much of his spare time to helping the youth of our community in the Eaton County 4-H. Jeff enjoys breeding and competing in rabbit exhibitions all around the country.
Malorie Kiplinger — Veterinary Assistant
Malorie joined the Apple Grove Veterinary Care team in October of 2014. She grew up here in Charlotte, Michigan. She graduated from Charlotte High School in 2016. Malorie is currently fulfilling her undergrad degrees at Olivet College. She is majoring in Biology (pre- vet med} and minoring in Environmental Science. Her goal is to attend Michigan State University and become a Veterinarian.
When she isn't at school or one of her two jobs she makes time to spoil her white Husky/Lab named Zeus. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends but, especially her niece Ava. Some of her favorite hobbies are bowling, riding horses, and babysitting other's fur-babies
Erica Zokvic — Client Care Specialist
Erica has worked at Apple Grove since 2017. Her hobbie include gardening, creating stained glass, and quilting. She has two sons, three grandchildren, and a dog named Bailey at home. She loves working with animals!
Jacey Wood — Client Care Specialist
Jacey is one of our Client Care Specialists. She joined the team in 2017 after previously working for the Capital Area Humane Society, which gave her a soft spot for rescue animals. Jacey is currently attending Kellogg Community College. Her mother is a veterinary technician and her step-dad is a veterinarian, which also inspired her to enter this field!
In her spare time, Jacey enjoys camping, gardening, swimming, riding horses, playing with her dogs, and spending time with family. She has two dogs, Grizzley and Allis as well as a horse. Jacey loves animals, and being able to help them, makes her happy!