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 and participating in water sports.

Kristen Hassevoort

Veterinary Technician
Kristen's Bio

Kristen has worked at Prelesnik Animal Hospital for 16 years. 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.

Kathy Middleditch

Veterinary Technician

Kathy's Bio

Kathy has over 20 years of experience in the veterinary industry. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband, Jeff, and her two spunky dogs, Ruger and Riley.

Caitlyn Simpson

Veterinary Technician
Caitlyn's Bio

Caitlyn graduated from Baker College in 2017 with an associate degree in applied sciences and has been working in the veterinary field for three years. 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

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

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 spending as much time as possible with her family.

Nichole Hunter

Nichole's Bio

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