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Dr. Amanda Chrzanowski Bolyard

Dr. Amanda Chrzanowski Bolyard

Dr. Amanda's Biography

Dr. Amanda grew up in Shepherd, MI and attended Central Michigan University for her undergraduate studies. She graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and shortly after started her veterinary career at Heritage Animal Hospital.  Dr. Amanda credits her early experiences that began with 4-H and AKC performance events with inspiring her to become a veterinarian.  Prior to starting her family, she dedicated her time to training and showing her dogs (Golden Retrievers and Bulldogs) and remains involved with conformation with their family’s bulldogs.  As a result of these experiences, Dr. Amanda has a passion for working with responsible breeders that work hard to preserve and improve their respective breeds through the use of health screenings, such as OFA and PennHIP.   Dr. Amanda has been a member of the Golden Retriever Club of America’s Health and Genetics Committee since 2008 and actively participates in the Morris Animal Fountain’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. Professionally, Dr. Amanda is a member of the AVMA, MVMA as well as the Society for Theriogenology. Dr. Amanda resides in Saline with her husband, David, their two children, three bulldogs (Stella, Spencer, and Gabby), two cats (Reese and Bo), and a bearded dragon.

Dr. Amber Waun Smith

Dr. Amber Waun Smith

Dr. Amber's Biography

Dr. Amber grew up in Clio, MI and attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate and graduate studies. She graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, after which time she joined Heritage Animal Hospital. Her professional interests include digital imaging and ultrasound, surgery, dentistry, and therapeutic laser treatment. Dr. Amber is a member of the AVMA, MVMA, American Veterinary Dental Society, and the Veterinary Ultrasound Society. She has always been passionate about brachycephalic breeds and is hoping to spend more focus on treatment for problems common in the breeds as she continues her career in addition to orthopedic surgery, dentistry procedures, ultrasonography, and surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and with family and friends. Dr. Amber has a Puggle named Emmett, a French Bulldog named Phinn, and two cats (Wesson and Houdini), as well as a variety of laying hens. She also enjoys painting/crafting, exercising, traveling and being outdoors.

Dr. Christine Jennings Abbinante

Dr. Christine Jennings Abbinante

Dr. Christine's Biography

Dr. Christine grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate studies. She graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015, after which time she also joined Heritage Animal Hospital. Dr. Christine has a special interest in acupuncture, emergency medicine and ultrasound. She has traveled to Honduras to perform free spay and neuters for local villages and to England to work with an organization that rescues abused and neglected horses. Dr. Christine is a member of the AVMA and MVMA. Outside of work, Dr. Christine enjoys hiking, riding her bike, spending time with her husband, Luke, and visiting her family in Chicago. Dr. Christine has two dogs, Mila (Pitbull) and Calvin (Terrier Mix), and three cats named Benjamin, Luna and Franklin.

Dr. Jamie  Clapper

Dr. Jamie Clapper

Dr. Jamie 's Biography

Dr. Jamie grew up in Zanesville, Ohio and attended Otterbein University for her undergraduate studies. She graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Dr. Jamie joined Heritage Animal Hospital in July of 2016. Her professional interests include internal medicine, ultrasound, and feline medicine. She is a member of AVMA, MVMA, and AAFP. Dr. Jamie's interest outside of work include camping, cooking/baking, winemaking, gardening, and training/hunting with her two bird dogs. She enjoys visiting her family in Ohio and spending time with her fiancé Josh, two German Shorthaired Pointers (Boone and June), five cats (Mae Mae, Baby Brudder, Pizza Pizza, Cuterebra, and Fuzzy Wuzzy) and 7 chickens at her home.

Dr. Nick Vitale

Dr. Nick Vitale

Dr. Nick's Biography

Dr. Nick grew up in southeast Michigan and attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate studies. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. After completing his DVM, Dr. Nick worked at Cornell University has a pathology resident before entering general practice. Dr. Nick joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2017. He is a member of the AVMA, MVMA, The Society of Theriogenology, and is currently in the process of becoming board certified through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

His professional interests include reproduction, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, minimally invasive surgery and diagnostics, internal medicine, oncology, and brachycephalic medicine. Dr. Nick also has an interest in exotic animal medicine and can treat reptiles, birds, amphibians, small pocket pets, and small farm animals. His pet family includes a French Bulldog named Odin, a Triton Cockatoo named Finn, an African Grey Parrot named Jager, and two adopted cats from Heritage Animal Hospital named Gordy and Gracie. In his spare time, Dr. Nick enjoys being with family and friends, cooking, being outdoors, and traveling.

Dr. Erin Horan

Dr. Erin Horan

Dr. Erin's Biography

Dr Erin grew up in California and the Pacific Northwest. She attended the University of Washington, where she obtained her B.S. in Zoology and minor in Wildlife Science. She then graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 (with Dr. Amanda). Dr. Erin worked as an outpatient veterinarian at humane societies for nine years and in emergency medicine for one year before joining Heritage in 2018. Dr. Erin's special interests include dog behavior and training, working dog medicine, and canine reproduction. Dr. Erin lives on her farm in Tecumseh with her husband and six kids. She has bred English Pointers for twenty years, and French Bulldogs for two years. On their family farm, in addition to their dogs and cats, they have Jersey and Dexter cows, Kune Kune pigs, Kathadin sheep, miniature donkeys, alpacas, chickens, ducks, and turkeys.

Dr. Nicole Sugai

Dr. Nicole Sugai

Dr. Nicole's Biography

Dr. Nicole grew up in Saline, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree (B.S.) in biology and evolutionary anthropology. She recently graduated from University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Her professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and working with responsible breeders. Dr. Nicole plans to continue progressing in ultrasonography, dentistry, and more advanced reproduction procedures. She is a member of AVMA, MVMA, Society for Theriogenology, and the American Association of Small Ruminant practitioners (AASRP). She is a member of the Poodle Club of America and President of the Poodle Club of Southeast Michigan. Outside of work, she enjoys grooming and showing her poodles for American Kennel Club conformation shows. Her pets include Stuart, a miniature poodle, Rory, a standard poodle, and Fanny, a wire fox terrier. Her other interests are watching Lions and Michigan football and cooking for her family and friends. 

Our Founders

Earl and Cheri Cornprobst

Dr. Earl and Cheri Cornprobst

Earl and Cheri's Biography

After 44 years of practice, Dr. Earl and his wife Cheri have retired.   Dr. Earl and Cheri founded the Temperance Animal Hospital in 1978 and then founded Heritage Animal Hospital in 2006.  They still might be caught dropping into Heritage from time to time.  In retirement Dr. Earl will be fixing many neglected issues with their house and playing "farmer".  Cheri's time will be spent getting the house updated, continuing her several great knitting projects and keeping up with the lives of their grandsons.  They will very much miss their staff family and of course the wonderful clients who became friends more so than clients. We are incredibly honored and grateful that Dr. Earl and Cheri made their vision of Heritage Animal Hospital a reality and for the mentorship that was provided to our doctors and staff. 

Patient Care Staff

Shan

Shan


Practice Manager

Shan's Biography

Shan is the Practice Manager here at Heritage Animal Hospital. Shan joined the practice in 2006 when Dr. Earl and his wife opened the doors to the practice. Shan is known as the “feline whisperer” around the practice. In her spare time, Shan runs a cat sanctuary, enjoys gardening, and helps run her family’s business.

Rachel

Rachel


Office Manager

Rachel's Biography

Rachel joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2015. Rachel has been working with dogs for 22 years including grooming, veterinary medicine, training, boarding, and rescue work. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys volunteering her time with a dog rescue group. Rachel has six dogs, two cats, and typically an extra foster dog or two.

Katie

Katie


Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Katie's Biography

Katie graduated from Stautzenberger College as a licensed technician. She followed Dr. Earl from Temperance Animal Hospital and eventually joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2011. Katie primarily works and maintains our in house laboratory. Katie enjoys talking with clients and working in the lab. When Katie is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, camping, four-wheeling, and hiking. Katie has three dogs (Tank, Henry, and Izzy), a cat named Miramax, and multiple chickens.

Kay

Kay


Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Kay's Biography

Kay graduated from Stautzenberger College as a licensed veterinary technician and joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2013. Her favorite part of working at Heritage Animal Hospital is her co-workers, who she describes as her second family. In her spare time, Kay enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad, and their two children, running, camping, fishing, and being outdoors. Kay has a Border Collie named Blake and a Basset Hound named Turbo.

Erika

Erika


Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Erika's Biography

Erika joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2016 after completing her externship with us. Erika graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Spring Arbor University then went on to get her LVT at Stautzenberger College. Erika’s favorite part of working at HAH is the family-like atmosphere and assisting in surgery and lab. Erika enjoys spending time with her husband, Allan, friends and family, exploring downtown Ann Arbor, watching movies, and reading. Erika has an adopted Boxer named Relli.

Sarah

Sarah


Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Sarah's Biography

 

Sarah graduated from Macomb Community College as a licensed veterinary technician in 2004.  She worked at a clinic that specialized in exotics for 10 years before taking some time off for her family.  She then joined the Heritage family in 2018.  She works in various areas of the hospital including the lab, surgery and as an Outpatient Technician.  Sarah’s favorite part of working at HAH is the caring environment for our patients, clients, and each other.  In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids, pets, cooking, and working out.  Sarah has two cats named Koda and Pandora and a dog named Gus.  

 

 

Sydnie

Sydnie


Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Sydnie's Biography

Sydnie joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2018. Sydnie works in various areas of the hospital and enjoys working alongside her co-workers. Sydnie completed the Veterinary Technician program at Stautzenberger College. In her spare time, Sydnie enjoys being outdoors, hanging with friends, hiking, baking, and watching movies. Sydnie has a Bulldog named Daisy Mae and a cat named Romeo.

Cassidy

Cassidy


Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Cassidy's Biography

Cassidy joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2016. Cassidy graduated from Stautzenberger College as a licensed veterinary technician. You can find Cassidy in various areas of the hospital including outpatient, lab, and surgery. Cassidy’s favorite part of working at HAH is the family atmosphere. In her spare time, Cassidy enjoys visiting Disney World and spending time with friends and family. Cassidy has two small mixed breed dogs named Chewy and Minnie.

Skye

Skye


Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Skye's Biography
Olivia

Olivia


Patient Care Technician and Outpatient Technician

Olivia's Biography

Olivia joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2012 as a kennel assistant and now works in various areas of the hospital. Prior to becoming employed at Heritage Animal Hospital, Olivia spent time volunteering at the clinic as a high school student. Olivia currently attends Bowling Green University studying Conservation Biology. As a working college student, Olivia does not have much spare time, but when she does you can find her enjoying time with family and friends, being outdoors, bird watching, hiking, and camping. Olivia has a Labrador Retriever named Charlie and a cat named Rozzie.

Liv

Liv


Patient Care Technician and Outpatient Technician

Liv's Biography

Liv joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2012 as a kennel assistant. Liv now enjoys working in various areas of the animal hospital, does the inventory for the hospital, and helps train new staff members. Her favorite part about Heritage Animal Hospital is the relationships with clients, the family atmosphere, and educating clients on how to properly care for their pets. Liv graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. In her spare time, Liv enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working around their farm, reading, kayaking, and spending time outdoors. Liv resides with her husband, Michael, three dogs (Mia the Labrador Retriever, Gretel the German Shepherd, and Fiona the English Bulldog), a cat named Goerge, a pony named Tate, two miniature horses (Winky and Doby), and multiple breeding and beef cattle of various breeds.

Carrie

Carrie


Receptionist

Carrie's Biography

Carrie joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2012 and is the bright, smiling face you typically see when you walk into the clinic. Carrie’s upbeat attitude and smiling face create a lovely, welcoming atmosphere in our lobby area. Carrie’s favorite part of Heritage Animal Hospital is the family atmosphere, learning new things, and seeing all the adorable puppies and kittens. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys crafting and watching movies. Carrie has a Pomeranian/Jack Russell Terrier mix named Bella.

Harley

Harley


Patient Care Technician and Outpatient Technician

Harley's Biography

Harley joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2015. On any given day you can find Harley in various areas of the hospital including patient care technician, surgery, etc. Harley also leads the training of new staff members and makes sure our hospital and team is current with OSHA standards. Harley enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Matt, cooking, hiking, camping, and backpacking. Harley has three dogs Chloe, Izzy, and Summer whom she all adopted.

Mallory

Mallory


Patient Care Technician and Outpatient Technician

Mallory's Biography

Mallory joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2015. Mallory primarily works as our patient care technician but you can find her around various other parts of the hospital as well. Mallory’s favorite part of working at HAH is her co-workers and having the opportunity to learn something new every day. Mallory enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and pets, cooking, and hanging out with friends. Mallory has three dogs (Colt the Great Dane, Benelli the Labrador Retriever, and Carter the Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese mix), a rescued cat named Sophia, and various chickens.

Jen

Jen


Receptionist, Outpatient Technician, and Recovery Technician

Jen's Biography
Brianna

Brianna


Receptionist, Outpatient Technician, and Recovery Technician

Brianna's Biography

Brianna joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2016. Brianna works as Receptionist, Outpatient Technician, Recovery Technician, and does the food inventory for the hospital. Brianna’s favorite part of her workday is getting to see the relationships between clients’ and their pets. Brianna graduated from Siena Heights University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. In her spare time, Brianna enjoys spending time with her husband, Tyler, and their dog, listening to music, and photography. Brianna has a Boxer named Tyson.

Ashley

Ashley


Veterinary Technician

Ashley's Biography

Ashley joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2017. Ashley works as one of our veterinary technicians in surgery. Ashley completed Stautzenberger College’s Veterinary Technician program. She enjoys the friendly work environment at HAH and seeing all the pets that come in. In her spare time enjoys spending time with her husband and children, camping, and taking her dogs to the park. Ashley has a Border Collie named Maddie, a Brittany Spaniel named Ruger, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Agoni, and a cat named Maude.

Lisa

Lisa


Outpatient Technician and Recovery Assistant

Lisa's Biography

Lisa joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2017. Lisa works as an Outpatient Technician and Recovery Assistant. Lisa is currently attending Stautzenberger College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Lisa enjoys applying her skills and knowledge from school to her work. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, Travis, cooking and baking, traveling, hiking, wine tasting, crocheting, and reading. Lisa has two dogs (Olive and Fiona), two cats (Sherlock and Ophelia), and chickens.

Jaime

Jaime


Veterinary Technician

Jaime's Biography

Jaime joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2017. Jaime works as one of our veterinary technicians in surgery and has been working in the veterinary field since 2005. Jaime’s favorite part of working at HAH is the camaraderie and support amongst her co-workers. Jaime enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and two step-children, visiting her family from out of state, hunting, and fishing. Jaime has three cats named Simon, Alvin, and Szop and a Flemish Giant rabbit named MGK.

Samantha

Samantha


Outpatient Technician and Recovery Technician

Samantha's Biography

Sam joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2018. Sam primarily works as an Outpatient Technician and Recovery Technician. Sam enjoys providing the best possible care for all pets and educating clients as well as learning new things herself. Sam enjoys spending time with her fiance Austin, their son, and their German Shorthaired Pointer named Parker. In her spare time, you can find Sam camping, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Lianna

Lianna


Outpatient Technician and Recovery Assistant

Lianna's Biography

Lianna joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2018. Lianna works as an Outpatient Technician and Recovery Assistant. In her free time, Lianna enjoys traveling, painting, sketching, and playing with her cats. Lianna has two adopted cats named Diesel and Marlow.

Amanda

Amanda


Outpatient Technician and Recovery Assistant

Amanda's Biography

Amanda joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2018 as one of our Outpatient Technicians. Amanda also works as a Recovery Assistant. Her favorite part of working at HAH is educating clients on pet care and seeing all the puppies. Amanda is currently attending Stautzenberger College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and their son, watching baseball, especially the Detroit Tigers, and going to concerts. Amanda has a Labrador Retriever named Hank, a Labradoodle named Buckley, and multiple chickens.

Mikayla

Mikayla


Veterinary Technician

Mikayla's Biography
Natalie

Natalie


Kennel Assistant and Outpatient Technician

Natalie's Biography

Natalie joined Heritage Animal Hospital as one of our hardworking kennel assistants in 2018. Natalie is currently in high school but has future plans of attending vet school. Natalie enjoys being behind the scenes at HAH and maintaining a successful animal hospital and working alongside the amazing staff. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys rock climbing, running track, kayaking, showing dogs at the fair, baking, and cooking. Natalie has a Golden Retriever named Samantha and a Red Eared Slider Turtle named Houdini.

Shayne

Shayne


Outpatient Technician

Shayne's Biography

Shayne spends his summer breaks off of school with us working as an Outpatient Technician. Shayne went to Eastern Michigan University for his undergraduate studies and is currently attending Michigan State University’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. When Shayne is not working or studying, you can find him volunteering his time coaching wrestling, running, traveling, and spending time with his family. Shayne has a Basset Hound named Bentley, an Aussiedoodle named Brooks, and a Newfoundland named Cooper.

Hailey

Hailey


Outpatient Technician

Hailey's Biography

Hailey joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2019 as an Outpatient Technician. Hailey is currently attending Penn Foster to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Hailey's favorite part of being at HAH is working with such a great team of people to provide quality care to our patients. In her free time Hailey enjoys welding and fabrication, playing hockey, archery, as well as hunting and fishing. Hailey rescued a cat named Thomas (Tom-Paul Boy) and has several chickens. 

Sam

Sam


Outpatient Technician

Sam's Biography

Sam joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2019 as one of our Outpatient Technicians. Sam graduated from the Universtiy of Toledo in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology/Ecology. Her favorite part of working at HAH is providing quality care for both patients and their families. In her free time, Sam enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, their dog named Scout and their two cats named Lila and Phoebe. Sam also enjoys crocheting, reading, traveling and participating in a variety of outdoor activities. 

Courtney

Courtney


Veterinary Technician

Courtney's Biography
Shaylyn

Shaylyn


Veterinary Technician

Shaylyn's Biography

Shaylyn joined Heritage Animal Hospital in 2019 and is learning positions in various areas of the hospital. Shaylyn completed Stautzenberger College’s Licensed Veterinary Technician program. Outside of work, Shaylyn spends her time raising her daughter. Shaylyn has two Golden Retrievers named Rubie and Sargent Pickles and a cat named Marley.

Cody

Cody


Kennel Assistant

Cody's Biography

Cody joined Heritage Animal Hospital as one of our kennel assistants in 2019. Cody is currently in high school but has future plans of becoming either a Veterinary Technician or a Veterinarian. In his spare time, Cody enjoys swimming, running cross country, cooking and baking, and playing video games. Cody has two cats, Boo and Bailey, a Labrador Retriever named Bo, and a French Bulldog named Cabby.

Carey

Carey


Outpatient Technician

Carey's Biography
Janie

Janie


Kennel Assistant

Janie's Biography