Our Team

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

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

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Jason Banaszak
Medical Director

Dr. Jason Banaszak grew up in the metro Detroit area. He earned a B.S. in Biology at the University of Findlay in 2000, and graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. His professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, orthopedics, and exotic animal medicine, including small mammals and reptiles.

When he's not at VCA St. Clair Shores, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Cindy, and three children, Abby, Owen, and Jackson as well as their two dogs, Gracie, a Maltepoo, and Penny, a Great Dane. Dr. Banaszak is an avid baseball fan, and also enjoys coachi...

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Crystal Wachtel
Hospital Manager

I have been with VCA St Clair Shores since March 2012. Before coming to VCA, I spent my  career in the retail field in both customer service and management. I am pleased to find a position that uses both my past experience and my love of animals. I am very lucky to be part of such a wonderful company and team. 

When I am outside of work, I spend my time camping in the great outdoors with my husband Scott and two furry kids Bandit, a 8-year-old Pit Bull mix and Mason a 2-year-old Bulldog Shepherd Mix. They both keep me very busy, as most pets do.


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.


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.
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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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