Dr Jeff Messman grew up in Chelsea, MI. He received his DVM from Michigan State University in 1992. He came to work at The Veterinary Standard after graduation. His hobbies include water skiing and antique tractor pulling. Dr. Messman and his wife Rita live in Manchester with their two children Stephanie and Jake.
Dr. Andrew Smith received his DVM from Michigan State University and started at The Veterinary Standard in 2002. He lives in the Irish Hills with his wife Jennifer and his three children Grace, Alex, and Sophie.
Dr. Kara Hieber received her DVM in 2000. She has worked at The Veterinary Standard since graduation. She lives at a small sheep farm in Ann Arbor with her husband Charlie. She has four children: Valorie, Amanda, Cassidy, and Stewart.
Dr Chelsea Render Koengeter received her DVM from Michigan State University and has worked at The Veterinary Standard since 2014. She lives in Chelsea with her husband Joe and her two children Laine and Brant. Dr. Chelsea spends her spare time on their farm raising Haflinger hitch horses and beef cattle.
Michelle Jedele has been our office manager and receptionist since 2014. She lives in Manchester with her two daughters Sydney and Siera.