The Staff

Meet the Team

     We're here when you need us, whether it's for a routine wellness checkup, a much needed vaccination, dental or surgical procedure or even an emergency procedure. Our staff has passion for their work, so you can rest assured that  your best friend is in the best hands.

     In an effort to reduce our footprint on the planet, whenever possible we reuse packing boxes, use non-bleached paper toweling, and paper bags for merchandise.

     We also proudly use products made in the USA whenever possible.


  Dr. Walter E Bungard is a graduate of Michigan State University. He is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and  also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology.

  Dr. Bungard is certified by both the State Board of Examiners and the State Board of Pharmacy as well as holding membership in the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.

  *Marlee Valentine is the Assistant Manager and works with Dr. Bungard in exams and surgery, does phlebotomy, lab work, is the senior facilitator and assists the Practice Manager.

  Marlee holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies from CMU and an Associates of Science and Art from NMC.

Her course work includes Microbiology, Zoology, Animal Behavior, Conservation Medicine, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Mammalian Physiology. 

Marlee is also certified in wildlife handling and chemical immobilization.

  *Jeni Kenyon assists Dr. Bungard during exams and surgery, does dental cleanings under Dr. Bungards supervision and completes critical support tasks.

Heather Rice

  *Melissa Sytek works in reception and assists wherever needed completing support tasks. Her course work includes medical billing and coding from North Central Michigan College.

  *Candice Boden assists Dr. Bungard during exams, and completes critical support tasks.

    *Luanne Bungard is the Practice Manager and Accountant, assits wherever needed throughout the practice and completes support tasks.