Meet Our Medical Staff
Doreen Comrie-Bristol, D.V.M., C.C.R.P.
Dr. Comrie graduated in 1988 from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Comrie worked for many years in private practice before opening Rogue Valley Veterinary Hospital in 1999. Her special interest in competing, training and hunting with Labrador retrievers lead her to gain more knowledge in the healthcare and special medical challenges of performance and sporting dogs. Dr. Comrie is certified by the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program to perform PENN Hip analysis, and in 2007 she completed certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Comrie’s primary focus now is in the sports medicine and canine physical rehabilitation unit, a subspecialty of RVVH, called K-9 Sports Med-Hab, which receives referrals for sports medicine and physical rehabilitation from all over the Midwestern United States.
Dr. Comrie and her husband, Steve, live with their 4 Labrador retrievers and one English pointer. Their shared interest in companion animals, hunting, and sporting dogs, lead them to build a new RVVH facility in 2008 to house the expanding medical practice and rehab unit.
Shannon R. Klein, D.V.M.
Dr. Klein graduated in 2002 with her DVM Degree. She also graduated Cum Laude with a BS Degree from the University of Findlay with majors in Pre-Veterinary Studies and Biology, and a Chemistry Minor. After graduation, Dr. Klein spent 9 years doing emergency and critical care medicine which fed her love of complex internal medicine cases and soft tissue surgery. She has a strong interest in continuing education and enjoys sharing that knowledge by mentoring new graduate doctors and making presentations to colleagues in the area. She is a member of the AVMA, MVMA, WMVMA, VECCS, and West Michigan Academy of Small Animal Practitioners. Dr. Klein lives in Grand Rapids with her husband, young son, three dogs, two cats, four birds, one snake, and a planted tropical fish aquarium that ranks as the newest hobby. Other hobbies include wine making and home repair. Dr. Klein hopes to continue to challenge herself by tackling tough medical cases and by expanding services at RVVH to include chemotherapy options for pets fighting cancer.
Mary Kinser, D.V.M.
Dr. Kinser joined Rogue Valley Veterinary hospital in September of 2011. She is a 2005 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. She started her career as a small animal veterinarian in southeast Michigan, and later moved to Greenville and began practicing in west Michigan. Dr. Kinser has a particular interest in veterinary dentistry and is looking forward to expanding that aspect of practice at Rogue Valley. Her other veterinary interests include internal medicine and dermatology. Dr. Kinser lives near Greenville with her husband, two young children, three dogs, four cats, a horse and a goat. Dr. Kinser enjoys spinning, scrapbooking, reading, and horse camping.
Medical Support Staff
Heather Woodard, LVT
Heather began working at Rogue Valley in 2007. She started training and showing dogs at a young age and furthered that passion by attending Central Michigan University for under graduate studies and graduated from Bel-Rea Veterinary Technician Training in Denver, Colorado. She has a background of working with large and small animal multi-doctor practices. She is Lead Veterinary Technician at Rogue Valley and also teaches dog training classes at RVVH in the evening. She currently lives in Trufant with her husband, Johnathon and his son Keegan. They have two labradors, three beagles and one calico cat. They are avid outdoorsmen, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. In her spare time she trains dogs for hunting and competitions.
Jennifer Drew, LVT
Jenny has been at Rogue Valley since the spring of 2009 and became full time in 2010. She has been working with animals for the past six years. After working in a veterinary office for about a year, she decided that she wanted to make it into a career. She attended Baker College in Cadillac for two years to earn her Associate of Applied Science Degree to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She lives in the Rockford area with her husband, Doug, and son, Trenton. She has one cat and two horses. For fun Jenny likes to take her horses camping and go trail riding with friends. She also enjoys the beach, swimming, reading and walks.
Mary Tinney, LVT
Michelle Kegel, LVT
Katie Baak, LVT
Keri Woodard, Office Manager
Diane Williams, Receptionist
Kate Streit, Daycare Coordinator
Karen Harris, Daycare & Kennel Assistant
Kevin Smith, Daycare & Kennel Assistant