DR. BRUCE WITHERS
Dr. Withers graduated from Michigan State University in 1992. He has worked in the Kalamazoo community in private and emergency practice since 1995. He purchased Eighth Street Veterinary Care in 2007 from Dr. Hassing. Dr. Withers especially enjoys the daily interactions with clients and their pets, as well as a special interest in dentistry, surgery, and mammalian exotics. He and his wife have 3 children, 5 cats, and 2 rats! His hobbies include bicycling, golf, and serving at church.

DR. GAYLE PENNING
Dr. Penning graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. She first practiced on both livestock and small animals for about 10 years, but has worked exclusively in small animal medicine at Eighth Street for the last 8 years. She has worked in laboratory medicine as well. Dr. Penning splits her time to work on her family landscape business, which is also a personal hobby. She enjoys being outside, primarily hiking, bicycling, running, and gardening. She has a dog and 5 cats. She is married and has 2 children.

ALISA WHISLER LVT
Alisa started working at Eighth Street Veterinary Care in 2013. She is a licensed veterinary technician in Michigan and Indiana, having graduated from Baker College in Jackson, MI. Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities. She and her husband are active with Greyhound Rescue. She enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 ferrets.

AMY STEPHENSON
Amy began working for Eighth Street Veterinary Care in 2011. She graduated from Penn Foster Institute as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She and her husband, Bill, have 3 children, 3 dogs, 2 guinea pigs, a bearded dragon, and a leopard gecko! When she is not at work, Amy loves to do yard work, read books, and spend time with her family.

PEGGY SIMONDS
Peggy has worked at Eighth Street Veterinary Care part time as a receptionist and accountant for many years. She divides her time between the clinic and her local family business. Peggy is married and has 2 married sons. She and her husband enjoy spending time at their property up north. Peggy has 2 miniature donkeys, 2 rabbits and 2 Labrador Retrievers.

MARY DEVRIES
Mary can be recognized by clients even before the doctors at Eighth Street Veterinary Care! She has worked at our hospital since 1973 when it opened, acting as receptionist and veterinary assistant. She has enjoyed the many relationships formed with clients and their pets over the years. Mary has 2 cats, KatyAnne and Frankie. Her special interests include flower gardening, exercising, and spending time with her son, Jim.

MISS KITTY
Miss Kitty was rescued as a stray by Dr. Withers 7 years ago. She was so scared one time she even swam across a river. We considered naming her "Esther Williams!" She did return and has never left again, becoming our office kitty 2 years ago. She perches on the counter and greets our daily visitors.