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.
Molly Alphenaar, Assistant
Molly worked at Eighth Street Veterinary Care for 25 years until 2013 when she left to work in the field of pharmacy. Though she enjoyed the time there, she always missed working with and caring for the pets and their people. Molly is married and enjoys spending time with her family, playing pickleball, and being outdoors.
Peggy Simonds, 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.
Nikki Dwire, CVA
Nikki joined Eighth Street in 2015 as a certified Veterinary Assistant and has a passion for working with animals and people. Before joining Eighth Street she worked in the field of early childhood development and volunteered for animal rescue organizations. Nikki and her husband have 3 kids, 3 dogs, and 6 cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, adventuring outside, and scrap booking.
Kelly Campagna, CVA
Kelly joined our team in 2018 as a certified vet assistant, and is currently enrolled in vet tech school. She has had a passion for animals since a very young age and loves spending her time with them. She has one dog and one cat who are her fur children. Kelly enjoys hanging out with friends and family, photography, and watching Netflix.
Raegan Kraft, Assistant
Raegan came to us late 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant. From a young age she always knew her future career would be working with animals. A day is not complete without loving on an animal! In a few years Raegan plans on going to school to become a Veterinary Technician. Raegan enjoys spending her free time around family, watching Dr. Pol, and lounging with her dog, Tucker. Raegan also has five bunnies.
Linda VanOrder, Receptionist
Linda started working for us in 2019. She has a true love for animals of all kinds. She has worked at local pet stores and volunteers at the Humane Society. She lives in Kalamazoo with her husband and has two adult children. Her hobbies included long walks with her senior dog while enjoying nature.
Mister came to us in 2019. He loves to greet all of our clients and patients.