Meet our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Thornwood Veterinary Clinic and Kennel! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Veterinarian in Ada

Get To Know Our Team

At Thornwood Veterinary Clinic and Kennel in Ada, MI, we take pride in our exceptional veterinary team.

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Kyle Grusling, DVM


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Kaity Denny, DVM

Assoc Vet (beginning July 2022)

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Keith Leali

Owner/Office Manager

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Samantha Minnema, LVT

Lead Technician

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Heather Smith

Lead CSR

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Jana Bykerk, CVA

Lead Vet Assistant/CSR

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Emma Smith

Vet Assistant

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Karyn Sjaarda


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Lexi Petrovich

Lead kennelhand

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Alex Smith


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Madison Heilbronn


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Brad Faber

Coming Soon!

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We are happy to welcome you back into our building for appointments with our doctors! Following the most recent recommendations, masks are no longer required inside, but our staff is happy to wear them if you prefer, just let us know during your visit. We ask that ALL appointments continue to call to check in from the parking lot as this has greatly reduced lobby traffic, leading to less stressful visits for our more timid patients. We continue to be glad to accommodate curbside appointments at your request.