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.

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.


Brittany Falkowski

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Brittany's Bio

Brittany graduated from Baker College of Muskegon in 2016, with an associate degree in applied science. Her love of animals began as a child, when her parents became wildlife rehabilitators. From there, her passion for animals has only grown. She enjoys gardening and hiking with her two dogs, Dexter and Butters.

Olivia Sharier

Veterinary Assistant

Olivia's Bio
Olivia loves all animals, especially cats. She first began her animal career by being a kennel tech. And has since worked hard to become a veterinary technician. She currently lives in Grand Haven with boyfriend, Evan and 2 cats, Jax and Nora. Plus a few smaller critters, like Kato the bearded dragon and Marbles the hamster. In her free time, she loves to kayak, swim, and lay out on the beach.

Kassie Davis

Veterinary Assistant

Kassie's Bio
Kassie knew from a very young age that she would be working with animals in her future. She started working as a Kennel Tech at a shelter and really enjoyed learning and caring for the animals there. Working in this field brings her a lot of joy. She is currently enrolled in school to become an L.V.T. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing and spending time with her boyfriend.

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 has two spoiled pets, Rodger, a lab/springer mix and Rue, a tuxedo cat.