About Us

About Us

We have to admit – we love what we do. We are happy with our mission to make this world a happier place for dogs, cats, snakes, guinea pigs… the list goes on. Please contact us for more information about boarding reservations, food and medication refills, class offerings, and other services provided by Kibby Park Animal Hospital.

At our hospital, we strive to offer you the complete veterinary experience! Our friendly, welcoming receptionists and office manager strive to offer you and your pet top notch service. The helpful, compassionate veterinary assistants excel at patient care and are happy to go the extra mile by helping you bring your pet in and out of the hospital should you need assistance and carrying out medications and food if necessary. The veterinary technicians and veterinarians complete many hours of continuing education each year and enjoy sharing their information and experiences with you during your visit. We offer the most current and complete medical approaches and look forward to answering any questions regarding specific veterinary needs.

Meet the Team

Veterinarians

Dr. Owings

Dr. Owings

What is your position within the clinic?
Practice Owner and veterinarian at KPAH

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I grew up in the Jackson area and I worked at KPAH as a college student. Drs. Greene and Kirt were instrumental in motivating me to become a veterinarian. Pattie Swartout, LVT, taught me about the importance of excellent nursing care for veterinary patients and was also important in helping me to develop my skills as a veterinary practitioner. I purchased KPAH in 2007 from Dr. Kirt and have loved seeing the practice grow, thanks to our amazing staff, clients, and patients.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
My daughter, Miranda is seventeen and is a senior at Lumen Christi. My son, Owen, is nineteen and is a Lumen Christi graduate. Both have a great love for nature and for animals… we have three dogs, three cats, and a bearded dragon at home and two cats which serve as the mascots/managers at KPAH.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
Having served our Jackson Community and our state on several boards and committees in the past, I am currently the President of the Barkley and LuLu Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the sterilization of cats (The Jackson Cat Project) and providing funding for medical and surgical care for pets in our community. I am also a member of the Legislative Advisory Committee for the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, as well as the MHS Opioid Stewardship Collaborative.

I love spending time with my work colleagues, my friends, and my family. I enjoy traveling and reading, as well as boating and exploring nature. I love dark chocolate and craft cocktails. I am inspired by the devotion and loyalty of my patients and my adoration for my chosen vocation is still growing.

Dr. Halsey

Dr. Halsey

What is your position within the clinic?
Veterinarian

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
My family brought our pets here growing up and worked here as a Kennel Assistant during college. I spent time observing there during vet school and that was when I met Dr. Owings. Years later, when she called me and offered me a job, I jumped at the chance and we have been working here happily since.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
My husband Kit, daughter Katherine and our 3 cats Tucker, Dylan, and Penny Lou. We enjoy going on walks, getting ice cream, and swimming at the grandparents.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I love to work in my vegetable garden and weed. Being outside in the sunshine surrounded by green is very relaxing for me. I also love to travel with my husband and we’ve had a lot of trips, but most of them end up in the UK to visit family and friends.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Liz

Liz

What is your position within the clinic?
Licensed Vet Technician

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I grew up in the Jackson and moved to the Grass Lake area after I got married. After graduating from MSU Veterinary Technology Program, I worked in Livonia for several years then started working at Crossroads Animal Hospital with Dr. Owings in 2000. Dr. Owings purchased Kibby Park in 2007, I came here to work with her.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
I have been married to Devin for 29 years. I have 2 sons, Ethan and Jayden (who are oth adults, but I fear may never leave). Our family loves music. We frequently attend concerts and both my boys are in a band together, which we love watching.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I love physical fitness. I have completed many 5k’s, 10k’s and triathlons. I love training my dogs and have titled my Siberian Husky in Obedience, Rally and Agility. I also enjoy playing acoustic guitar and sometimes my family even lets me jam with them. I also enjoy, some chill time…. reading a good book and drinking some good bourbon.

Ginni

Ginni

What is your position within the clinic?
I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I have lived all over the Eastern part of the US before settling in Michigan in 1999. Just when I was ready to go back to Pennsylvania, I met my husband and here I stay. I always wanted to be in the veterinary field, but lost that dream in high school. Many years later, a life changing event put me back in school and here I am living my dream.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
My people include my hubby, Scott, my daughter Cadi and my son Dustin. We share 2 pit bulls, Kiki and Pickles, 3 kitties, Banjo, Fiddle, and Cello, 3 guinea pigs, Smores, Toupee, and Shiloh and 1 bearded Dragon Peach. The people enjoy outdoor activities, crafting, and cooking. The four-legged animals enjoy playing with toys and snuggling.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I love to geocache, craft, do all things outdoorsy, and camping. One of my biggest accomplishments was going back to school as an adult, wife, mother, and part time employee to fulfill my lifelong dream. One day when I “retire”, I would like to own a dog hospice center. One of my largest passions is watching my daughter play softball and my son playing football and baseball. Their happiness brings my greatest joy.

Tiffany

Tiffany

What is your position within the clinic?
Licensed Veterinary Technician

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I’ve lived in Michigan my whole life. I did my internship at Kibby Park and was offered a job a few months after graduating in 2010 from Baker College.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and cats. My hobbies include- Reading, crafting, making jewelry, music and movies.

Veterinary / Kennel Assistants

William

William

Hobbies and Interests:
Gardening, fishing, and crafting.

What I love most about my job:
The clients and coworkers, my array of responsibilities, and most importantly the patients!

Ashlee

Ashlee

What is your position within the clinic?
Veterinary Assistant/Supervisor of Animal Care Attendant Team

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I worked for another practice in town for 16 years, when that practice was sold. I stayed for a year and then moved over to Kibby Park. I knew Dr. Owings from working with her at the previous hospital. I’ve been in veterinary medicine for 30 years and have been full time for 2 years. I was previously a special education teacher. I’ve lived in the Jackson area all my life.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
My animals which include; 3 dogs (Dixie, Raven, and Luca), 2 cats (Greyson and Vinnie), a Bearded Dragon (Malfoy), and a bird (Xander) are my life. They take much of my time, otherwise I like Kayaking, traveling, dog training, reading, and napping with my dogs. My goal is to finish my last my semester of school for Veterinary Technology and pass my VTNE to be a licensed Technician. Someday, I would love to own an animal rescue or a boarding facility that I have designed.

sherri

Morgann

What is your position within the clinic?
Hello, I am Morgann and I am a Veterinarian Assistant here at Kibby Park Animal Hospital.

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I’ve lived in Parma/Jackson my whole life. My good friend used to work here and she put in a good word for me. I’ve always wanted to work in a Veterinarian Clinic.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
I have two brothers; I am the middle child. I also have a mom and dad. I enjoy watching movies with them and just being with them.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I enjoy running, I’ve ran a marathon. I enjoy reading, and hanging out with my dog, friends, and family.

ashley

Ashley

What is your position within the clinic?
I am a Veterinary Assistant! My job includes feeding, walking, and caring for the animals as well as making sure everything is clean and ready for the pets!

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I’ve grown up in the Jackson-Spring Arbor area. I heard of an open position from a good friend here at Kibby Park. I was very interested in learning how everything is done at the vet, and I am so grateful that I get to help too.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
I have my mom and dad as well as my sisters, Elyse and Shelby and my honorary brother Taelor. I love traveling, camping, an family movie/game nights!

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I have been in music since I was 11, which I love. I am also a dedicated student with goals to finish high school with all A’s. I love good books and spending my money at Target, and I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.


sherri

Jaydn

What is your position within the clinic?
Vet Assistant

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I grew up in Jackson my whole life.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
I enjoy spending time with my mom in Florida and visiting with my aunt.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
My favorite thing to do outside of work is to work with my cattle dogs, as well as spending time riding horses.

katie

Carys

What is your position within the clinic?
Vet Assistant/Animal Care Attendant

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I heard from social media over the summer of the openings at Kibby Park. I live close to Kibby Park, so distance was no problem.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?

  • My dad and grandparents-Watching movies
  • My mom and grandparents-Art exhibits, football games
  • My sister (21 years old)-being up at MSU

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I love Philanthropy. I am in the Jackson Youth Advisory Committee and the Jackson Community Foundation. I hope to pursue law and criminal justice in college. I love to write and create art.

sherri

Olivia

What is your position within the clinic?
Kennel Assistant

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I volunteered at Kibby Park Animal Hospital for a few years, then I got hired.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
I have 2 sisters and 1 brother. We love to watch movies and take pictures together! We also love to play IMessage games! We also love to swim!

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I love to be around animals and babysit. I also love to spend time with my family and help with Puppy classes!

katie

Chris

What is your position within the clinic?
Animal Care Attendant

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
Retired from previous career and was looking for part time job with less stress.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?

  • Sarah (wife) been married 23 years.
  • Erin (19) daughter, attending University of Toledo in the nursing program.
  • Isabel (16) daughter, attends Lumen Christi and is a junior.
  • Asher (Giant Schnoodle)- Thinks he’s human
  • Circles (cat)- Bosses the dog around and does whatever she wants.

I enjoy going on trips with my wife and hanging out with our neighbors. I enjoy hanging out with my daughter, Erin when she is home from college. I enjoy watching my daughter, Isabel play soccer. What I enjoy the most, is spending time with my dog, Asher.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
My personal interests are golfing, exercising, outdoor activities and lawn care.

sherri

Ali

What is your position within the clinic?
Animal Care Attendant

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
Have an interest in becoming a technician, so I emailed Kibby Park Animal Hospital to get my foot in the door.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
I enjoy cuddling with my cat Dippy.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I love art, food, taking care of animals, and going to the gym.

katie

Katie

What is your position within the clinic?
I am a Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I got into dog sitting and was introduced to a (now) former colleague, who said that Kibby Park was hiring. I was hired in the back as a Kennel Assistant for 2.5-3 years, then moved upfront to help as an Assistant/Receptionist. I couldn’t be happier.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
My family consists of my mom (Marty), my dad (David), and my older brother (Joe). They all are on a golf league. I am the only one that doesn’t play golf in my family! Brother and Dad also enjoy hiking and fishing.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I am the home body of the family and enjoy movies, reading, and video games. I am still torn about what I want to do for a living.

Practice Manager

Toni

Toni

What is your position within the clinic?
I am the Practice Manager

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I was currently working in an OB office for 17 years until the practice closed. I was approached about this position. I am very happy with my decision to accept the position. I am thankful for this opportunity and enjoy what I do and who I work with daily.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
I am married to my husband Ric, and we have 2 beautiful daughters, Ryley and Ashlynn. The girls keep us busy with all their extra curriculum activities. Always at some sort of a sporting event. When they aren’t playing a sporting event, we do enjoy going on vacation, and also enjoy just hanging out at with friends and family.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I enjoy watching my girls and their compassion for their sports. I enjoy watching Cops and The Food Network Channel. My husband I go on date nights, when we get the chance. We enjoy bonfires with friends and family. We just like to enjoy life and soak every day in that we can with our daughters.

Receptionists

Niki

Niki

What is your position within the clinic?
Customer Service Representative (Receptionist)

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I find veterinary medicine incredibly interesting and I have a passion for helping people. My current role with Kibby Park is the perfect combination of both. I began my career in 2002 working with Dr. Owings and throughout life shifts and changes I settled into Kibby Park around 2015, a few years after Dr. Owings became owner of the practice. I currently work part time which has ben a nice balance while raising our family.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
I live with my husband of 20 years, our two sons (whom are now teenagers!), Polly our rescue mixed breed dog, Tulip our torti cat rescue, and multiple aquariums with different fish setups. We love to travel, spend time in the U.P., and support our boys in all the endeavors.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I love to learn new things! Throughout the years in this position, I have taken advantage of earning multiple CE credits that support and improve the level of service that we can provide. Working alongside my coworkers and our veterinarians has been an inspiration as we navigate throughout the success and challenges that we have celebrated and resolved over the years together. I am passionate about my role at Kibby Park and I look forward to continuing to serve our clients.

tiffany

Tiffany

What is your position within the clinic?
Receptionist

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I started my position at KPAH because Dr. Owings and I have been friends since kindergarten round up and Dr. Owings thought I would be great as a receptionist.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?

  • Husband: Rob
  • 2 animals: Izzy and Jett
  • Kids: Bailey (Jack)
  • Grandkids: Cameron (Cloe), Delaney, Cassidy

We like to spend time just hanging out together, bonfires, game night, and movie nights

Karen

Karen

What is your position within the clinic?
Receptionist

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I joined the Kibby Park Animal Hospital for the 2nd time in December of 2020. After a series of unfortunate events in my life, I felt that I needed to surround myself with furry happy animals.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
Eric and Josh along with my fur children, Greta our 6-year-old yellow Lab, Cats, Stripey-aka “Sharon”, Shadow, and Mokie. I enjoy spending time with my family and our pets. I love being outside, gardening, and walking with Greta, touring the lakes in our Pontoon, and Kayaking through the channels.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
Raising my son Josh and supporting him through his education and sports. I love watching him play hockey and golf.

tiffany

Cassidy

What is your position within the clinic?
I am a receptionist

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I grew up in Michigan Center, then moved to Vandercook. I have had a dream of working with animals since I was little and I was blessed with the opportunity to work amongst some really amazing people.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
I love science, dance, spending time with my fur babies and making coffee at Biggby.

Sue

Sue

What is your position within the clinic?
Receptionist

What are your personal origins-how did you come to reside in your current location and position at Kibby Park?
I’ve studied animals, their behavior and husbandry my whole life.

Who is in your family and what do you enjoy doing with your family?
I am a widow. I live with my dogs, prairie dogs, horses, goats, pigs, Emu, rabbits, turkey’s, chicken’s and Guinea Pigs. I just like to hang out with them.

What are your personal interests, achievements (inspirations, passions)?
Nature, riding my bike, Kayaking, and exploring