Our Team

Our staff at VCA Cherry Bend Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated team members who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, we recognize that each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

We pride ourselves on the fact that we have well educated, compassionate, and dedicated team. Our team consists of people trained in various areas such as behavior, ultrasonography, nutrition, dentistry and grief.

We strive to be the best that we can be and provide the best quality care possible.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

paw Team Spotlight
Jill Erickson
Medical Director

I became a part of the VCA Cherry Bend team in June 2007 after graduating with honors from Michigan State's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Animals have always been an important part of my life. I have worked in the veterinary field in one form or another since I was 15 years old, and I feel very fortunate to be able to serve the medical needs of the fuzzier members of your family here in Traverse City. I have special interest in gastrointestinal endoscopy, a non-invasive tool for evaluating stomach or intestinal problems.

I share my home with two goofy Golden Retrievers, Baxter and Chewie. When I am not at wor...

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Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Administration

The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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