Meet Our Veterinary Staff

Jesika Esquivel
Clinic Manager

Jesika  Esquivel

I graduated from Westwood College with a diploma in Medical Assisting and was hired shortly after at Lansing Animal Hospital in August of 2009. I was out for 10 months after having my daughter Olivia and came back to work with the clinic again. When I’m not working I love spending time with my daughter and furry babies: a 7-year-old Shepherd mix named Goshe and 5-month-old Chihuahua named Bambi. I also enjoy spending quality time with the rest of my family and friends.

Isabel Andrade
Client Care Specialist

Isabel Andrade

I am a graduate from Kaplan College where I achieved my medical assistant diploma in 2014.  I'm currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree to become a high school teacher.  I am also the youngest of 12 siblings.  I started working at Lansing Animal Hospital in August 2015.  I'm dedicated to becoming a great addition to their team because I've always had a love for animals.

 

Gillian Alvear
Client Care Specialist

Gillian Alvear

My name is Gillian Alvear, I am currently working towards my degree in Science.  I have been working with animals for at least 5 years now.  I have done a lot of volunteering for animal shelters.  In my free time I enjoy being with my lovely daughters Yaritza who is 6 years old and Itzel who is 2 years old.  I aslo enjoy spending time with my animals Paco a 3 year old yorkie, Rocky a 10 year old lab, and Bowzer a 4 year old bearded dragon.  Some of my other favorite things to do are playing sports, dancing, and I love the color pink and lots of glitter!

Andrea Minx
Veterinary Technician

Andrea  Minx

I graduated from Fox College Veterinary Technician Institute in December 2008. Since then, I’ve been working in veterinary clinics. I have multiple animals including dogs, cats, and a bunny, all of which are rescues. My goal when I was a little girl was to work with animals and I have achieved it through my career as a veterinary technician!

Kelli Floener
Veterinary Technician

Kelli Floener

My name is Kelli and I've been working with animals for over 14 years.  I went to Joliet Junior College for Animal Science.  I started at a local animal shelter as a kennel attendant and worked my way up to lab technician and vet tech.  I wouldn't trade this job for anything in the world.  I have a pitbull named Rose and 2 cats Capone (tuxedo) and Puma (all gray).  In my spare time I enjoy cuddling with my animals, reading, traveling, and going to museums.

Kim Zurek
Veterinary Technician

Kim Zurek

I went to school and received my degree for Veterinary Technician at Brown Mackie College in 2009.  I have 2 dogs, a schnauzer named Stewie & a brussels griffon mix named Dodger.  I enjoy spending time with them along with my family and friends.  I love outdoor activities and visiting the local zoo and park with my daughter Carly.

Melissa Diaz
Veterinary Technician

My Name is Melissa, and I've been working with animals for over 10 years, I started as a Receptionist then cross trained from Kennel to Technician. After I was fully trained I got moved to be a full- time Technician. I started at Lansing in August 2017 as a Technician as well as a Receptionist, I love being able to help people as well as their fur babies. In my spare time I love spending time with my children and all of my many fur babies.