Hospital Administrator: Annette Engler, 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.
Kate Josephson, LVT
Kate Josephson graduated from MSU in 1995 with a Bachelor's of Science in Zoology with an emphasis in animal behavior. Kate went back to school to become a licensed vet tech at Macomb Community College and graduated in 1999. Kate has been working at ULVH since 1997. Kate also is a certified pet bereavement counselor. Kate has 2 dogs and 1 cats and she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 girls.
Barb Foster, LVT
Barb graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree at Veterinary Technology in 1997. She started working at ULVH in 1999. Her favorite parts of her job include surgery, anesthesia, and emergency medicine. Outside of work, Barb enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She rescued two dogs and two cats 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.
Tammy Martinez, LVT
Tammy joined ULVH in 1981. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's Veterinary Technology Program. She loves educating clients, emergency surgery, and loves giving extra TLC to both clients and patients. She enjoys spending time with her three kids and husband. Tammy credits her many years with ULVH to the exceptional care and level of medicine that the entire complex has to offer.
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.
Sharolyn Wiertalla, LVT, CWR
Sharolyn graduated from Baker College in 2013 with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She is also certified in Wildlife Rehabilitation, a first responder with the ASPCA FIR team and volunteers at Adopt a Pet in Fenton. Animals have been her life. She is also an Artist who does murals and portrait mainly of wildlife and pets. She has two beautiful daughters, two lovable grandchildren and she shares her home her two dogs, two cat and a bunny.