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 pets.
Diane - Client Relations Specialist
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.
Kayla - Veterinary Assistant
Kayla has always been an animal enthusiast. She would watch Animal Planet as a kid, dreaming about the day it would be her helping and caring for animals. She was the kid that always brought home stray and wild animals.
Kayla has a son named Waylon and three fur babies; a dog names Sara (16 years old) and two cats, Chester and Oz (3 years old). She likes spending free time with her family or out in nature. Some hobbies she enjoys are art, traveling, camping and hiking.
"I look forward to seeing all of you soon!"
Shannon - Veterinary Assistant
Shannon has always had a love for animals. She worked at the Saginaw Children's Zoo for almost 5 years, working as an Exhibit Educator. Her favorite part about working at the zoo was working with all of the animals and educating the visitors about the various animals. Her favorite animals at the zoo were the goats and kangaroos. Some of her favorite things to do include spending time with her family, friends and her 3 dogs (Yellow lab named Belle, Bernese mountain dog named Murray and Pit bull/Lab mix named Maizey) She also enjoys art (loves to draw), going camping, going to christian concerts and listening to music.
Lilly Rose - Veterinary Assistant
Lilly-Rose enjoys spending her spare time with her horses and her dog. She enjoys the outdoors and being with her friends. Besides working she’s a full time student at Saginaw Valley State University to work towards her Doctor or Veterinary Medicine
Chloe - Veterinary Assistant
Chloe has had a passion for animals and science since she was very young. She is currently studying at Saginaw Valley State University, working toward her DVM degree.
She enjoys spending time with her horses and dog, hunting and being outdoors. In the summer months, she competes in barrel racing.
Olivia - Veterinary Assistant
I have a always been a big animal lover, animals have been a passion on mine my whole life. I have had many dogs and cats in my life. I have been training with horses since I was 8 years old and I plan on persuing a degree in the veterinary field. My favorite things to do is camping up at the lake, and spending time with my family and my animals. I have always been the type of person to bring in strays when they are in need of a loving home. I currently have 2 dogs, Jake and Mylee and 2 cats, Harlee and Finn.
Eddie - Official Greeter
Eddie has been with Mackinaw Veterinary since 2018. He enjoys greeting all dogs and people that walk by and often brings them a toy to show off. He would love to greet the cats too, as he loves his kitties at home, but a little harder to greet through carriers ;)