Bay Area Animal Hospital Staff

Kevin Reabe

DVM & PrActice Founder

Dr. Reabe graduated from Waterford Kettering High School in 1970. After setting the Michigan state 880 yard record in 1969 he bettered his record to 150.9 in 1970. This record still stands today!
After winning national championships at the Junior Olympics, and the Golden West invitational with another personal best of 150.6 he had many scholarship offers. He first attended the University of Kansas, a track powerhouse, but after much thought he choose to pursue his childhood dream in veterinary medicine and transferred to Michigan State University.
After realizing the demands of veterinary school he quit competitive running to concentrate on his studies.
He graduated with honors from Michigan State University in 1976 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
After practicing outside Flint, MI in a mixed animal practice for a year he opened his own practice Veterinary House Call Services that has been serving the Genesee County Area for 35+ years. He traveled most weekends to the Grand Traverse area skiing-snowboarding in the winter and windsurfing in the summer. In 1989 Dr. Reabe bought what is now East Bay Animal Hospital and opened Makin Waves Surf Shop. As a competitive windsurfer he won the Mistral Nationals in both 1989 and 1990. He moved to Traverse City in 2004 and opened East Bay Animal Hospital.
Realizing the tremendous need for an emergency clinic and 24-hour care facility in Northern Michigan, he opened Bay Area Pet Hospital with the goal of providing the best in these much-needed services.
Dr. Reabe has been active in helping rescue groups by offering significant discounts to help support these organizations. They include AC Paws, H.A.N.D.D.S,  H.O.P.E., The Cherryland Humane Society, and in the past, Petsafe and Un-Cats. He admires their efforts in the large number of pets they are able to help and place.

Karen Reabe


Dr. Karen Reabe obtained both her Bachelors of Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University.

Born and raised in Michigan she practiced veterinary medicine in New York and in North Carolina before joining her dad, Dr. Kevin Reabe, in Traverse City.  She earned several awards during her schooling, graduated with high honors, and was awarded the Pfizer award for Anesthesia and Pain Management.

She regularly attends local and national continuing education conferences and is a former co-President of the Northern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.

She greatly enjoys diagnosing and treating diseases affecting the eyes and has spent time since her graduation working with veterinary ophthalmologists at both Cornell and North Carolina State University. In 2009 she presented her eye research at the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Conference in Chicago, IL.

Dedicated to practicing the highest quality medicine, Dr. Karen completed a year-long internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists where she worked under the guidance of board-certified veterinary specialists. Through this rigorous training she gained additional experience in emergency and critical care, veterinary surgery, and small animal internal medicine.

Dr. Karen enjoys the beautiful landscape of Northern Michigan, and spends most of her time off hitting the trail with her dogs Gabe and Luke or enjoying a day out on the bay.

Kenneth Rogers


Dr. Kenny Rogers is a 2011 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, where he also obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Cell and Developmental Biology.
During his time at MSU he focused on the production of animal medicine and partook in several research projects. These projects included investigating the efficiency of swine hormonal drugs and their superovulation effects, assisting in the development of a technique which created the ability to effectively obtain samples for disease testing through saliva, and taking part in a public health project that helped determine the exposure of 4H participants to gastrointestinal disease from their livestock.
Upon graduating from MSU, Dr. Rogers settled in the Petoskey area. There he worked on both large and small animals in a distinguished practice, which he credits the vast expansion of his knowledge and skill set. Dr. Rogers remains very active within the veterinary community as a member of the Northern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and was involved in the Power of Ten Leadership Program offered by the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Rogers is originally from Sault Ste. Marie and is excited to remain in Northwestern Michigan. Dr. Rogers is active in attending the many events that this beautiful city has to offer. He currently resides near Acme with his black Lab, Gabe. They are often found running on the VASA trail which is conveniently located in their backyard.
Dr. Rogers enjoys any activity on water or snow, making Traverse City the perfect location for adventure and for his knowledge of veterinary medicine to grow.

Pamela Greenwald


Dr. Pamela Greenwald graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She immediately started working at a mixed animal practice in Petoskey where she became a partner and further developed her interest in ultrasonography, echocardiograph, internal medicine and emergency medicine. Her bachelors degree in Fisheries and Wildlife, also from Michigan State University, has been beneficial in her raptor work with Wings of Wonder and the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa and Chippewa Indians.

Believing that everyone should understand what is happening with their pet, Dr. Greenwald has always loved to teach. Not only does she strive to educate her clients, but also she also applied her interest in teaching as an adjunct professor at North Central Michigan College from 2009 – 2014 where she taught Human Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology and at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy from 2005-2014 where she started the first private practice veterinary pharmacy rotation in Michigan at her clinic in Petoskey.

Dr. Greenwald enjoys emergency work because of the variety of cases and helping very sick pets get back to their family. She also has her Master’s degree in Veterinary forensics and works closely with Grand Traverse Animal Control. In her free time, Dr. Greenwald works on her farm with cattle, pigs, chickens and goats with her wife Heather. She enjoys walking her dogs, Petunia and Cullen, cooking and hiking.

Whitney Jencka


Dr. Jencka began her path in veterinary medicine almost twenty years ago as a veterinary assistant while she earned her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Northern Michigan University.  She continued to work as a veterinary technician during veterinary school at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 2013.  While in school, Dr. Jencka studied large and small animal medicine before dedicating her career to a focus on small animals.   After completing her degree, Dr. Jencka worked in a general veterinary practice honing her skills at preventative and emergency medicine.

Having spent time vacationing in the Glen Arbor area since she was a young child, northwest Michigan seemed like a natural choice for her to establish her veterinary career.  Dr. Jencka moved to Traverse City  shortly after graduation from veterinary school because of her love of the area and her desire to live  closer to family.  She joined Bay Area Pet Hospital 2016.   Dr. Jencka particularly enjoys the challenge of chronic skin conditions in addition to the wide array of illnesses and injuries encountered as an emergency veterinarian.  Dr. Jencka was recognized as Traverse Magazine’s “Red Hot Best Veterinarian” in 2019.

Kristina Jaroh


Dr. Kristina Jaroh graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan.

While at MSU, she focused on small animal clinical medicine and became Fear Free Certified, furthering her skills in alleviating stress and anxiety in her small animal patients. Dr. Jaroh enjoys soft tissue surgery and is interested in emergency medicine.

Dr. Jaroh was raised on Old Mission Peninsula and graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 2008. She is excited to return to Traverse City and enjoys walking the beaches with her two dogs, a Westie named Hunter and a Cairn Terrier named Walker.

Dan Inman


Dr. Dan Inman graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.  He completed his Bachelor of Science in Bio-Engineering with a focus on tissue engineering from Virginia Tech while also obtaining minors in English and Chemistry.   He earned multiple awards during his schooling, participated and presented multiple research projects in the area of tendon engineering and was awarded the American Animal Hospital Association Award for Proficiency in Primary Care.  

Following graduation, Dr. Inman relocated to Vermont for a year-long internship at Burlington Emergency and Veterinary Specialists (BEVS), learning under the guidance of multiple board-certified veterinary specialists.   The internship’s primary focus was emergency medicine with BEVS being the only 24-hour facility in the state.  Following his internship, he elected to stay at BEVS for an additional six month long surgical fellowship concentrating on soft tissue and emergent procedures.  His favorite areas of veterinary medicine are emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery and the human-animal connection.  

Dr. Inman joined Bay Area Pet Hospital in March of 2019 and is excited to be in the Traverse City area and close to family.  When not at the hospital, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring the Traverse City area.

Monica Cluett


Dr. Monica completed both her undergraduate studies and veterinary school at Michigan State University. She focused on animal science during her undergraduate career. She graduated veterinary school in 2018 with a production medicine certificate of emphasis.

After graduation, Dr. Cluett focussed on small animal emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery at a mixed animal practice near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She then moved to Miami, Florida to practice emergency medicine at a specialty referral center. She returned back to Michigan to be near her family. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her husband and her amazing pets. She enjoys an abundance of outdoor activities, and occasionally likes to curl up on the couch with hot chocolate and a good book.

Klayton Lapa


Dr. Klay Lapa performed his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University before getting his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri in 2014. After graduation, he returned to Arizona, prior to moving to Michigan, and has been practicing Emergency and Critical Care since graduation. His favorite pastimes include attending the local theater, hiking, and kayaking with his wife. Together they have two dogs, four cats, and typically a foster dog as well.

Dr Lapa has always had a passion for wildlife management and conservation, working with the Student Conservation Association as part of their high school summer conservation crew and their desert restoration corp. Dr. Lapa started volunteering with a wildlife center in May 2019, seeking to use his medical expertise to help injured wildlife return to the wild.A


Asst. Manager, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amy has been part of Bay Area Pet Hospital since it’s opening, and has had a great time being part of the team.

She is looked to as a teacher and a leader by the newer staff members and has taken on responsibility as the Safety Director of the Hospital.

In March of 2000, Amy moved to Colorado to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology.  She graduated in June of 2002 with an Associates of Applied Science Degree.  Amy says the most rewarding part of her job is knowing that she is here and able to make it easier for the pet and the owner to live happily together.

Amy’s dream is to open a home for geriatric pets to help make their golden years happy and comfortable.

Amy loves getting back to her home town as much as she can to spend time with her family.  She currently has 5 dogs and 6 chickens.


Practice Manager

Kismet has been working with Bay Area Pet Hospital since our opening day. Her love for animals, working in customer service, and administrative work has kept her very busy.  She was been working in the animal industry for over 18 years.  She started here as an overnight Technician, and worked into being the Technician Staff Supervisor and became the Practice Manager several years ago.  Helping the staff become their best and helping clients with their pet needs is very rewarding for her.

When not at the hospital, Kismet enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, bird watching, photography, and being on the water in the summer. 

Over the years she has done several pet rescues, including a very sweet pitbull mix who was one of our first blood donors, and also raised several litters of fur babies who had no mother. Currently she has a Frenchie (Tator), a Sphinx mix cat (Kiki), and 2 parrots (Micah and River).


Company Financial Director

Jill Koester has worked with Dr. Kevin Reabe, assisting him with business operations since 2008. She currently oversees operations for Bay Area Pet Hospital in Traverse City and East Bay Animal Hospital in Acme.

Jill graduated from Central Michigan University in 1992 with a BAA, and has been in business management for over 20 years. During this time she gained valuable experience in accounting, sales and marketing, human resources and revenue management by working for three Fortune 500 companies.

Jill and her husband have four lovely children and own a small farm in Williamsburg, where they have two Brittany Spaniels, one Chinese Shar Pie, a barn kitty, horses, goats and chickens.


ASST. MANAGER & Veterinary Assistant

Molly joined Bay Area Pet Hospital in 2010.  She did take a short sabbatical and rejoined the team in May 2015.  Molly has worked in multiple aspects of the animal fields since she was 12.  She attended and graduated from Madonna University with Bachelors of Science degree in Biology in 2010.  After graduating, Molly followed her now husband up to norther Michigan and found her passion in emergency medicine.

In Molly’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  Her family currently consists of her wonderful husband, Mike and her beautiful, energetic 7 year old daughter, Mackenzie.  Molly has a crazy, adorable, 4 month old Rottweiler mix named Brooklyn and 4 fish.  Molly is also very active in volunteering with her daughter’s school, church and community events.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Crystal joined the BAPH team in May, 2022. She obtained her BS in Veterinary Technology from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She spent 6 years working in MSU’s ICU as a critical care technician. While working at MSU she was able to further her nursing skills and knowledge of critical patients, as well as help teach future technicians and doctors.

Her and her husband decided to make the move to Traverse City to be closer to family and friends. In her spare time she enjoys a number of outdoor pursuits, including: hiking, skiing, paddle-boarding, fishing, and camping.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Susan graduated from Baker College’s Veterinary Technician Program with High honors in 2005.  She joined East Bay Animal Hospital in July 2007, and transferred to Bay Area Pet Hospital in the fall of 2011. When not working

Susan enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan, their 2 daughters, Helena and Lilian, and their new puppy Maastricht.

Originally from Buffalo, New York Susan is thoroughly enjoying everything Northern Michigan has to offer – camping, hiking, skiing, the lakes, etc.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Mary joined the Bay Area Pet Hospital in June of 2015, bringing with her over 15 years of experience working in veterinary medicine.  Starting out as a veterinary assistant and really loving it, she enrolled in Baker College of Cadillac’s veterinary technician program where she earned an Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology and became a LVT in 2007.
Mary has several years of experience working with pocket pets, birds and exotics but always had an interest in emergency medicine and wanted to learn more.  “I was glad to come to BAPH and join their fabulous team, I love the 24/7 emergency/critical care.”
Mary and her husband Randy live in the country with their 2 dogs- Ernie and JJ, 3 cats, anda turtle and fish. They enjoy spending time together having bonfires, going mushroom hunting, camping, fishing and enjoying nature and the beautiful countryside.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Sam is originally from Ovid, MI, then moved to Cadillac area in 2008. She achieved her Associates Degree in Animal Science and received her license as an LVT from Baker College of Cadillac in 2009. She completed an internship then worked as an LVT from 2009 until July of this year when she made the change to BAPH. She also worked as a calf manager and assisted at a local farm for 2 years.

Her hobbies include riding/driving her horse (Pali), hiking or participating in events with dogs (Nerf, Carla, and Bocephus), love for cows, camping, fishing, swimming, roller derby, rodeo, being with friends/family, and just being outside.


Licensed Veterinary Technician
Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

Sarah joined the BAPH team in September 2013. After graduating with her BS in Veterinary Technology from MSU in 2008 she worked as an ER/ICU technician at a large emergency hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Following Arizona she relocated to North Carolina, where she continued in emergency medicine at North Carolina State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Sarah has always had a passion for emergency and critical care but equally valued the human-animal bond that makes this type of work so important. With that in mind, she recently graduated from WMU with a MA in clinical mental health counseling as well.

As both an LVT and LLPC Sarah finds meaning in honoring the human-animal bond. She does this by helping clients say goodbye to their beloved pets and by being present with them through their grief process. She focuses much of her counseling practice on helping clients move through their grief and other mental health struggles. She also works to advocate for and provide support to veterinary professionals suffering from burnout and compassion fatigue. Frequently referred to as the “staff therapist”, she is always happy to listen and provide a compassionate ear to those around her.

When Sarah is not working with us or her human clients she is spending time with her husband, son, and their dog “Kevin Noodles”. Having spent much of her life away from family she doesn’t take for granted that her sister lives right down the road and her parents are in Sutton’s Bay. As a firm believer that making meaning out of what we do and how we spend our time is of utmost importance, Sarah is grateful to call Traverse City and BAPH her home.


Veterinary Assistant

“Shortly after obtaining her BS in Animal Science at Michigan State University, Abby joined the Bay Area team in October of 2021. Having worked in general practice for a year, she moved to Traverse City in the hopes of exploring the unique challenges within an emergency clinic prior to pursuing a doctorate in veterinary medicine.

Abby’s interests are not exclusive to companion animals but involve aquatic and avian species as well. Having been scuba certified since 2010, she is a strong advocate for marine life both within our Great Lakes and beyond. During the summer of 2020 she accomplished a certification in Clinical Veterinary Care, Rehabilitation, and Raptor Enrichment following an internship with the Belize Raptor Center. Her variety of experiences have strengthened her passion for veterinary medicine and desire to fortify the human-animal bond while working directly with owners and their beloved pets at BAPH.

Outside of the hospital she enjoys spending time around northern Michigan boating and hiking with her sidekick CJ, a mini dachshund with a huge personality.”


Veterinary Assistant

Sam has been working at Bay Area Pet Hospital for the last four years. She started as a kennel tech, receptionist and is now a technician. 

Sam has known since she was young that she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated from Central High School in 2015 and started the Veterinary Technician program through Penn Foster. 

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dogs, Maverick and Jax. She also enjoys camping, hiking, and anything to do with water.


Veterinary Assistant

Kaylyn started working for Bay Area in April 2021. She moved here from Indiana, where she graduated Tech school and gained experience in Emergency and General Practice.
Kaylyn has always wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl, and knew it was a passion of hers. 
She live here in Traverse City with her Great Dane Stark and spends her free time exploring our gorgeous city.


Veterinary Assistant

Bailea is a Traverse City native and has been a member of our team since August of 2019. She started as a receptionist and has since moved to become part of the medical staff as a veterinary assistant. She will be graduating from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s of Applied Biological Sciences with a focus on Veterinary Medicine.

She aspires to continue her studies and complete a doctorate in veterinary medicine and one day be an emergency veterinarian.

When she is not at work she loves to hang out with her dogs Myles, Zola and her cat Donkey.


Veterinary Assistant

Shannon entered the veterinary field in 2014 starting as a receptionist, but worked her way to being a kennel technician and then a veterinary assistant. After working years in a general practice, she decided to make a change and started at Bay Area Pet Hospital in 2019 where she quickly became enamored with the fast pace of emergency medicine.

Shannon has a Siberian Husky, Finnley, and six cats named Kipper, Dewey, Primsnow, Oliver, Dodger, and Link.

When she isn’t spending time with family, Shannon enjoys bike-joring, obedience training, dogsledding, and other dog sports with Finnley.


Veterinary Assistant

Molly joined the Bay Area team in October of 2019. Although currently pursuing her BSN at Northwestern Michigan College, Molly thoroughly enjoys veterinary medicine and has been working in the field for the past seven years. Before coming to Bay Area Pet Hospital she worked in general practice for several years and is now grateful to be learning the emergency side of vet med.

When not working or attending classes she spends time with her son, Brayden, as well as her four-legged children (Danka, her beloved horse who she’s had for 13 years, Grayson, her crazy puppy, and Asher, the sweetest kitty in the world.


Veterinary Assistant

Fallon enthusiastically joined the BAPH team in July as a technician/assistant. She has worked in the Animal Welfare Industry for 9 years, and is currently attending Penn Foster’s veterinary technician program to further her education.

Fallon enjoys outdoor activities with her two mutts, Wren and Ghost, and her partner Matt.


Veterinary Assistant

Amber started working at Bay Area Pet Hospital in August of 2018.  She has years of experience in a Veterinary Hospital as she has been working in this field since 1999.  She has worked in several positions in a veterinary hospital, and is currently one of our Assistants.

                Amber has had many pets over the years and would not have it any other way.

                In her time outside of work she enjoys spending time with her son, who was born in 2016. 


Client Relations

Cassie’s love of animals brought her to BAPH in August of 2018. She has lived in Northern Michigan her whole life and enjoys the countless outdoor activities it has to offer. Cassie has a German Shepherd, Nala, a yellow lab named Jedi, and a tortoise shell cat who has a lot of attitude. She also has 32 chickens and 3 ducks.

In her free time, Cassie enjoys all things outdoors including biking, running with her dogs, hiking, paddleboarding, being with family and drinking morning coffee with her chickens.


Client Relations

Emma is somewhat new to the Veterinary industry and has spent the past few years settling in. She comes from the specialty coffee industry, where she discovered her love of providing exceptional customer service to her community. You will find Emma where customer service and cute pets meet, at our client services desk. While not servicing the community, and its fluffy friends, you can find her in the woods, on the beach, or reading a book. She totes her beloved old dog, Liver, around (pictured above) and enjoys spending time at home with her trusty special needs cat, Ernest. 


Client Relations

Eyvonne stared working at Bay Area Pet Hospital in March of 2019 after 8 years of working in finance and human resources for a web hosting company. She felt a change was needed and wanted to refocus her career on something she loves and enjoys. Eyvonne went to college studying music and arts, and later was accepted into the Equine Management Program at Michigan State University. After completing an internship in Kentucky working with thoroughbred broodmares she graduated from the MSU program on the Dean’s list in May 2020.

Eyvonne very much enjoys sharing her love for animals while working at Bay Area and being surrounded by like-minded colleagues.

Outside of work she enjoys caring for her “little zoo” which consists of Socks the dog, Mr. Bernard the cat, a rabbit, chickens, a small pond, and two salt water fish tanks. When Eyvonne isn’t loving on critters at work or at home, you’re likely to find her in her garden or relaxing at a local restaurant with her boyfriend, Patrick. Eyvonne also loves to get out and travel! She’s visited 18 countries so far, and she takes every opportunity to go somewhere new! 

Next time you’re in the office, say hello to Eyvonne, and if you have a while to chat, ask her about her chickens!


CLient Relations

Stephanie joined the Navy Seabees straight out of high school and spent 5 years on active duty. Shortly before leaving the military, I got married, and started working for animal shelters and clinics and fell in love with it. I have a daughter, and step daughter. My family and I have had a total of 3 cats and 3 dogs, currently we have 1 dog, a Llewellyn Setter bird dog. I enjoy many hobbies including photography, cake decorating, baking, hunting and fishing.

Katie is working towards her associates in biology from Northwestern Michigan College then planning on attaining her bachelors in pre-veterinary with a focus in biology though Michigan State University.
Aspiring to go to veterinary school to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine then focusing on emergency medicine.

When not working or studying she enjoys spending time with my lionhead rabbit Cuddles, who is very sassy. She likes to stay active to relax, and enjoys the challenge physically and mentally with rock climbing.


Client Relations

Kate joined the BAPH team in February of 2022 after moving to Traverse CIty from sunny North Carolina. She gained experience working as an assistant/ receptionist at both holistic and general practices before making the transition to emergency medicine.

She loves interacting with clients and pets at the front desk and being part of the team at BAPH. She is currently pursuing her veterinary nursing degree through Purdue University and plans to stay in emergency med upon graduating.

When not working or studying, Kate can be found exploring TC with friends or traveling near and afar to see friends and family.


Client Relations

Samantha first came to us in 2018 for a short while before traveling to Boone, North Carolina where she continued following her passion and love of working with animals. While there she worked in general and emergency hospitals. She came back to us in 2020 and has been with us since.

She has her own little fur family (her boys) which consist of her English Bulldog Russell, Ruger her German shepherd, and Pharaoh her cat.

On her free time she enjoys being outside hiking with her boys, being artsy and coloring and continuing her new found hobby of tattooing, and spending time with her family and loved ones.


Client Relations

Maddison began working at Bay Area in October of 2019 with little experience in veterinary medicine, but tons of ambition to learn. Working with our team has inspired Maddison to learn more about ways we able to improve pet care, and the service we provide their families. She aspires to one day become a Licensed Veterinary Technician, but now enjoys her time in Client Relations.

When she is not running around the hospital, you can find her on a beach, a trail, or snuggled up at home with her 2 kiddos and 2 dogs in tow.


Kennel Assistant

Katie joined the team summer of 2022 and had been working in another hospital in primary care but decided that emergency was more appealing. She works as a Kennel Assistant and is ready to help, and enjoys all of my co-workers who are all very kind and always are teaching her new things.

Katie is working towards her associates in biology from Northwestern Michigan College then planning on attaining her bachelors in pre-veterinary with a focus in biology though Michigan State University.
Aspiring to go to veterinary school to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine then focusing on emergency medicine.

When not working or studying she enjoys spending time with my lionhead rabbit Cuddles, who is very sassy. She likes to stay active to relax, and enjoys the challenge physically and mentally with rock climbing.