Covid-19 Update:

Due to the increase of Covid-19 cases, we will only be allowing 1 adult over the age of 18 to enter the building during the appointment.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Sarah and staff aim to create the best health care for your furry loved ones.


In 2001, Prelesnik Animal Hospital opened in a renovated barn on the site of the old “Kieft Celery Farm.” Nestled in a cozy setting, our staff of nine strives to create a comfortable atmosphere for their many wonderful patients and pet owners.

With many years of experience, Dr. Sarah Prelesnik and Dr. Jeremy Hutchinson are veterinarians who pet owners can depend on for quality care for their pets. This is a one-stop animal clinic that will take care of your entire dog and cat needs, including exams, vaccinations, cold laser therapy, and laser surgery.

The professional and courteous staff is dedicated to providing the best health care services for your pet. Promoters of responsible pet ownership, they seek to educate owners on the benefits of continued veterinary care.

Get to know your Grand Haven veterinary team.

Dr. Sarah Prelesnik

Dr. Prelesnik's Bio

Dr. Sarah Prelesnik grew up in Muskegon, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Prelesnik Animal Hospital was founded in 2001 in its current building. She currently lives in Grand Haven with her husband, Steve, daughter, Kirsten, who attends MSU, and her son, Steven. Her rescue pets include Lincoln, Anastasia, Leonardo, and Breslin.

Dr. Jeremy Hutchinson

Dr. Hutchinson's Bio

Dr. Hutchinson graduated from Michigan State University in 2000 with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, he moved south, where he worked for several years. However, being a west Michigan native, he moved home to the Grand Rapids area in 2004, and he has since continued to practice veterinary medicine. When he is not busy loving animals, Dr. Hutchinson enjoys spending time with his daughter, Hannah, cooking, reading, and watching classic films. Some of his favorite hobbies include enjoying the outdoors, sailing, and paddle boarding.

Kristen Hassevoort

Veterinary Technician
Kristen's Bio

Kristen has worked at Prelesnik Animal Hospital since 2003. Kristen and her husband have a daughter, the cutest pups (Rose and Junie), and one black cat. They love spending time by the pool and camping.

Caitlyn Simpson

Licensed Veterinary Technician
Caitlyn's Bio

Caitlyn graduated from Baker College in 2017 with an associate degree in applied science and has been working in the veterinary field since graduating college. She lives at home with her husband, four cats, and a dog. In her spare time, she likes to bike long distances recreationally.

Heather Vanden Heuvel

Licensed Veterinary Technician
Heather's Bio

Heather graduated from Baker College in 2016 with an associate degree in applied science. She has three dogs and two chinchillas. She and her husband enjoy family trips with their son and love making new memories.

Jennifer Rose

Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jennifer's Bio

Jennifer graduated from Baker College in 2018 with an associate degree in applied science. She lives at home with her husband, Travis, son, Austin, and her dog, Ravel. In her spare time, she likes going to country concerts, riding horses, and researching dog breeds.

Mackenzie Burke

Veterinary Assistant
Mackenzie's Bio
Mackenzie graduated from Clemson University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She hopes to attend veterinary school in the future and go on to focus on small animal medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, working out, and being outdoors.

Andrew Prater

Veterinary Assistant
Andrew's Bio
Andrew is an avid animal lover who has worked with animals throughout his life in various professional and personal settings. Andrew currently lives in Muskegon with his husband, Dustin, his son, Landon, their two rescue dogs, Chance and Jersey, and their rescue pig, Tilly. Andrew enjoys vertical farming and Bonsai during his free time.

Nichole Hunter

Practice Manager
Nichole's Bio

Nichole has been working in the veterinary industry since 2018 and has been a professional groomer for over 10 years. She and her husband have two spoiled cats, Abby and Rue.