Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Richland Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference.

Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Katie Kaczmarek
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Katie Kaczmarek grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, knowing that there was nothing else in the world she would rather do for a career than be a veterinarian. After a cumulative 8 years at Michigan State University earning her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, she realized that dream in 2005. After working out of state in Houston, TX and then Rhode Island for 10 years, she was thrilled to find her way back to West Michigan in 2015. Since then, she has been with Richland Animal hospital where she feels she has truly found her "home" practice. Dr. Katie has strong interest...

Read More
Amie Kolstad
Hospital Manager
Amie Kolstad has been with VCA Richland Animal Hospital as the practice manager for twenty years. She takes great pride in living and working in the Richland community. She is very proud to work with a team made up of talented individuals that together take fantastic care of your pets and care about the people who share that important human animal bond. She and her husband have raised two children and have recently welcomed their first grandchild. Away from work Amie enjoys time with family and friends, hiking, biking and boating. She is looking forward to continuing to serve pets and people of this great commun...
Read More


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.


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.
Come Care With Us
Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
Join Our Team