Lynn Weaver, DVM — Co-Chief of Staff
Dr. Weaver has over 40 years experience in veterinary medicine so it is obvious he has a true passion for the profession. He spent his first 39 years caring for dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep, goats and alpacas in Charlotte and the surrounding communities he has since limited his practice to dogs and cats but will see small ruminants on a haul in basis. His compassion and humorous nature make each visit with Dr. Weaver an enjoyable one.
In 1978, Dr. Weaver received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University, following his graduation, he returned home to Charlotte and took an associate veterinarian position in mixed animal practice. In 1984, Dr. Weaver started Weaver Veterinary Service. In 1987, the practice took on the name Old Orchard Veterinary Service and through a reorganization in 2005 became Apple Grove Veterinary Care all within the same location. The building which houses Apple Grove Veterinary Care was originally a cider mill surrounded by an apple orchard and through many remodeling and additions over the years has become a full-service animal hospital.
Jessica Lindahl , DVM — Co-Chief of Staff
Dr. Lindahl grew up near Howell, Michigan. She has special interests in dentistry, behavior and fear-free animal handling, and internal medicine. While growing up, Dr. Lindahl was actively involved in Livingston County 4-H and the Hartland High School Equestrian Team, and participated in many community service activities, as well as shows with her horse and dog.
She exercised her Spartan Pride while spending a number of years at Michigan State University for her undergraduate and graduate professional studies. During this time, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 2008, and
subsequently, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2013. During her veterinary education, Dr. Lindahl was involved in several organizations, which included serving as co coordinator for the MSU Pet Loss Support Hotline.
Rachel Morris, DVM
Dr. Morris is a veterinarian with a cheerful and compassionate personality who emphasizes client education, diagnostics, and practical treatment. She is a very personable and intelligent individual excited to meet the clients of Apple Grove Veterinary Care and help you care for your beloved companions. She has an interest in large and small animal medicine.
She grew up in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. After graduating from Eaton Rapids High School, Dr. Morris attended Michigan State University, where she achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 2005. Her senior thesis was on the value of feeding cellulase to horses to improve digestion. She subsequently obtained a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Morris has been a familiar face around our hospital on and off since 2001, obtaining a lot of pre-veterinary experence here with Dr. Weaver.
Nikyda Aeschliman, DVM
Nikyda Aeschliman, DVM has been with Apple Grove since March of 2017. Worked at a small animal practice in Mt. Pleasant, MI the year prior to joining the Apple Grove team. Dr. Aeschliman grew up in Gladwin, MI and graduated from Henry Ford Community College with an associate's degree in pre-professional biology in 2009. Later, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology/Physiology from Northern Michigan University in 2011. Dr. Aeschliman then earned a DVM degree from Michigan State in 2016.
Her hobbies include playing volleyball, visiting the great lakes, watching sports, being outside, hiking, kayaking and camping. She has two dogs at home including a chihuahua named Chief and a German shepherd named Coco.
Rachel Peterson, DVM
Dr. Rachel Peterson grew up in Whitehall and currently resides in East Lansing, Michigan. She received an undergraduate degree and earned her DVM degree from Michigan State University. Her special interests include surgery and care of geriatric patients. Dr. Peterson is Fear Free certified and is currently in the process of completing her certification in Medical Acupuncture for small and large animals.
In her spare time, Dr. Peterson enjoys riding her horse, being outdoors, sewing, and home improvement projects. She also has two mixed breed dogs, Honey and Hazel, and a Morgan horse named, Ruby.