Dr. Zuker has been actively involved in veterinary medicine since she was in high school. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) at Michigan State University in 2012. While in veterinary school, she worked for the Advanced Rehabilitation Center for Animals and fell in love with how physical rehabilitation can impact the lives of pets. She completed her rehabilitation program simultaneously and earned her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) certification from the University of Tennessee in June 2012. After graduation, Dr. Zuker accepted a position in Florida and has been practicing small animal medicine, surgery and physical rehabilitation.
Dr. Zuker has completed many additional certifications to help provide better quality of life for her patients. Also at the University of Tennessee, she completed the “Canine Osteoarthritis Case Manager” certification. Through the American Institute of Medical Laser Application she completed the “Scientific Basics of Medical Lasers”, “Medical Laser Safety” and “Laser Therapy Principles in the Companion Animal Practice” certifications. Most recently, she did advanced training in Canine Orthotics and Prosthetics through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute to help injured or disfigured pets regain mobility. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Rehabilitation Practitioners.
Andrew Smith - Practice Manager
Andrew began his introduction to the veterinary field when he married Sarah in 2002. He has always loved animals and grew up with cats until a dog with one white paw stole his heart. Andrew is very excited to begin a new career managing the practice. He and Sarah are both very excited to meet and build relationships with Mackinaw’s clients and patients.
Dr. Zuker and Andrew were both born and raised in Shiawassee County. Together they purchased Mackinaw Veterinary Associates in November of 2016. They are very happy to be back in mid-Michigan and to raise their daughter with her family and small town, mid-western values. When they are not at the clinic, they enjoy road trips, concerts, playing outdoors with their daughter and doting on their cat.
Diane is a resident of Saginaw Township. She has over 35 years of customer service and management experience, with Associate Degrees from Saginaw Business Institute in Accounting/Data Management as well as training at Dale Carnegie
Diane is blessed to be raising her amazing grandson, Kaden. She enjoys crocheting, reading Amish novels, gardening, decorating, cooking and spending time with Kaden. A client of Mackinaw Veterinary Associates since 1979 and an employee since 2013, Diane truly enjoys her job and the M.V.A. clients.
Renee - Awesome Veterinary Assistant
Renee is new to the veterinary field and is loving working with animals. Before coming to MVA, she worked as a receptionist in a dental office.
Renee has been married for two years to her best friend since kindergarten. They have two beagles named Duey and Huck. They enjoys camping, fishing, hunting and really anything that includes being outside or with friends and family. Renee loves working with cats and dogs everyday and can't imagine a better job.
Nichole - Fabulous Veterinary Assistant and Future Veterinarian
Nichole is our new veterinary assistant and shares a love of animals with the staff. She can remember wanting to be a dog so badly when she was a little girl that she rubbed her nose raw sniffing the carpet. She soon decided she could settle with being a veterinarian. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in evolutionary anthropology from the University of Michigan and after working a year as a veterinary assistant in emergency medicine, she took a mental break from the veterinary world only to realize it was her true passion in life. She has been accepted to Michigan State University’s veterinary school beginning Fall 2019. She currently has one dog she rescued named Blaze, but she hopes to own a little farm of her own one day.