Dr. Bruce Withers, DVM

Dr. Withers graduated from Michigan State University in 1992. He has worked in the Kalamazoo community in private and emergency practices 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 and has a special interest in dentistry, surgery, and mammalian exotics. Dr. Withers and Amy have 6 children and 2 cats. His hobbies include bicycling and serving at church.

Amy Withers, Chief of Staff

Amy has been working for Eighth Street since 2011 and came to us as a certified vet assistant. She worked in the restaurant business for over 20 years using her extensive management experience, however, her true love is working with animals. Amy and Dr Withers have 6 children and 2 cats. In her spare time she loves going for long hikes and cycling.

Peggy, Receptionist/Accounting

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 and 4 grand kids. She and her husband enjoy spending time at their property up north. Peggy has 2 miniature donkeys, 2 rabbits and 2 dogs.

Ashley, Vet Assistant

Ashley joined our family in the fall of 2020. She has always had a passion for helping animals and comes with over 10 years of experience in the shelter setting. Ashley has 2 small dogs at home, CC and Franklin, plus several cats.

Sarah, Vet Assistant

Sarah joined our family in the spring of 2023. She has always loved all sorts of animals from farm animals to cats and dogs. Sarah has a dog named Boobie and a cat named ashtray. In her free time she enjoys going to the lake and walking the trails with her dog.

Colleen, Vet Assistant

Colleen joined us in 2022. She runs a farm with her husband and has raised three beautiful daughters. She has a bachelor’s in animal science from Purdue. She has a wide variety of experience with animals, small and large. She is currently going to school to become a license for Vet tech.

Brooklyn, Vet Assistant

Brooklyn joined our family in the summer of 2023. She grew up with cats and dogs and has a deep passion for animals, so she was super excited when she finally landed her dream job. Brooklyn has two dogs and four cats of her own. And in her free time she loves spending time with her fiancé and family. They love going to South Haven to take long walks with her dog.

Kelsie, Receptionist

Kelsie came to us in 2021. She was previously a 4th grade director at a kids club & is also a freelance & wedding photographer. She has a dog named Nala & a cat named Ez at home. In her free time she enjoys exploring & hiking with her dog, Nala.

Gwen, Receptionist

Gwen received her B.B.A from Cleary University, with a focus on Human Resource Management. She spent many years in management including both human and animal hospitals. She retired recently but realized she missed working in an animal environment and joined Eighth Street Veterinary Care as a part time receptionist in 2022. Gwen has 2 cats named Dusty and Izzy and enjoys spending time with her family and going on day trips with her husband.

Mr. Kitty

Mister came to us in 2019. He loves to greet all of our clients and patients.