Our staff is dedicated to providing excellent and compassionate pet care!
Annette Engler, LVT, CVPM, CCRP
Hospital Administrator, LVT, CVPM, CCRP
Annette has been working in veterinary practices since she was 14 years old. She joined the Union Lake Veterinary Team in 1995. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and became Michigan’s first Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2001. Her career path has taken her on many interesting journeys, including the Caribbean, Florida and Michigan. She has worked in specialty practices as a critical care nurse, internal medicine and surgical nurse as well as in general medicine and as a practice manager.
Annette is continually striving to offer new and interesting services to our clients. She enjoys being a mentor to fellow veterinary owners and managers through consulting and practice management speaking engagements. She is also a certified DiSC trainer and gets great satisfaction out of helping with team-building, conflict resolution and coaching of veterinary team members.
Annette is passionate about providing exceptional care to companion animals and is proud to lead this team! In her spare time she enjoys yoga, traveling, golfing, camping, hiking, reading, coaching and mentoring.
Barb Foster, LVT
Barb graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology in 1997. She started working at ULVH in 1999. Her favorite parts of her career include surgery, anesthesia, and emergency medicine. Outside of work, Barb enjoys spending time hiking, boating, and spending time with her husband and two children. She rescued both her dog and cat that complete their family.
Val Olmsted, LVT
Val joined Union Lake Vet Hospital in March of 2001 while finishing her internship. She graduated from Macomb Community College in 2001 with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. Val also has a Bachelor in Science from CMU and OCC. She has 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 12 fish. Val is known as the cat whisperer for all the hard to handle cats that come into our clinic. She enjoys dentistries, nursing care, anesthesia. She is very thankful to work with animals on a daily basis.
Jennifer Titesworth, LVT
Jennifer came to Union Lake for an internship while completing her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology at Baker College of Flint and joined our team as a technician in 2012. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing-joining us with 20 years of nursing experience. Her special interests include critical care, nursing and anesthesia. She is the proud “mom” of three rescued dogs.
Lindsey Anderson, LVT
Lindsey began working in veterinary medicine when she as an assistant while she was studying for her Veterinary Technician degree at Macomb Community College. She graduated in 2010 and was Vice President of her class. She worked in Emergency and Critical Care for 4 years. She joined our team in April 2014. She shares her life with her son Brantley, 3 dogs and 2 cats. Her special interests are in Behavior, Radiology, Emergency, Training and she is certified in Low Stress Handling.
Jessie Legree, LVT
Jessie graduated from Macomb Community College in 2007 with an Associates of Applied Science Veterinary Technician Degree. Jessie highly enjoys client education and mystery cases/conditions. When she is out of work she enjoys spending time with her two fur-babies at home. Anchor, a black Lab, and Mason, a blue Great Dane.
Trevor Simpson, LVT
Trevor graduated from Macomb Community College in 2018 with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. He loves working in surgery and anesthesia. Trevor has been a part of the ULVH team since 2015. He loves all types of animals: dogs, cats, reptiles and pocket pets. At home, he has his favorite two pups ever, Daisy the golden retriever, and Nougat, the Welsh Corgi.
Megan Heider, LVT
Megan graduated from Macomb Community College in 2019 with her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Megan began working at ULVH as an assistant before achieving her degree. Her special interests include physical rehabilitation, working with avians, and helping geriatric patients. She spends her free time in nature backpacking, gardening, and birdwatching. She lives with three bossy parrots, two loveable dogs, a sassy cat, two friendly chickens, and a grumpy bearded dragon.
Jamie Dorn, LVT
Jamie graduated from Macomb Community College in 2020 with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She joined Union Lake Veterinary Hospital during her internship in 2019. Her interests include learning, performing dentals, and working with grumpy cats. Outside of work, she enjoys being on the lake, spending time with her Havanese, Evelynn, and spending time with friends.
Carl began working as a kennel attendant at ULVH in 2011. From a young age, he has always wanted to work in the Veterinary field. He is currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician program and is working hard to accomplish his goal! He takes a special interest in exotics and anesthesia. At home, he lives with his boxer, Spyro, his good ole boy.
Samantha joined the ULVH team in July of 2015 as an assistant and has worked her way up to learning technician responsibilities. She is currently a full-time student at the University of Michigan Dearborn and plans on graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences in 2020. She plans on applying to Veterinary school and starting in the Fall of 2022. Her favorite part of the job is educating and informing clients in order to provide them with all the resources they need to care for their fur babies. When she is not at work, you will find her outdoors with her friends and animals.
Jessica joined the Union Lake team in October of 2016 after working in animal rescue for nearly four years. She is currently working to earn her Associates in Veterinary Technology through Penn Foster College. Jessica has a special interest in neonatal animal care, hospice care, shelter medicine, and a soft spot for any geriatric animal. Currently, Jessica is owned by two cats. On her days off Jessica enjoys kayaking, reading, and going on adventures with her husband and three children.