Always By Your Side

Because you deserve no less.

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This is not just a job to us. Caring for your pet is truly a calling. And we promise to love your pet like you do.

Doctors

Dr. Amanda Nava

Veterinarian

Dr. Nava graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, with honors. She has been with the Lansing Animal Hospital team since 20XX and loves the family-like atmosphere our clinic offers.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up. But growing up on a farm, I loved being around animals and find them very comforting. So, I decided to become a veterinarian. My goal for every patient visit is to make sure the client feels comfortable with the treatment plan. While I know what may be best for the animal, it’s important that the plan work for the family, their budget and lifestyle. I try to live by the saying ‘Treat others as you would like to be treated’.

Dr. Nava and her husband have twin boys and two Akita dogs. In her free time, she enjoys Muay Thai Kickboxing.

Dr. Jennifer Barenie

Veterinarian

Dr. Barenie graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. While at school, she was involved in SCAVMA, Pet Therapy Club, Equine Emergency Team, Exotic Animal Club, and Polo Club. She joined the Lansing Animal Hospital team in 2023, and is excited to be a part of this hard-working team.

She grew up in Whiting, Indiana, where her family always had a variety of cats, dogs, birds, fish, and pocket pets. Occasionally, her family would rehabilitate wild creatures and release them back in the “wild”. Her neighbors were always surprised when the family’s recovered baby robin grew up and would land on their shoulders!

She enjoys many aspects of practicing veterinary medicine, including performing surgery, researching challenging internal medicine cases, performing dentals, comforting pets, and educating people.

Dr. Barenie, her husband, and her daughter have 2 cats, tropical fish, and goldfish. In her spare time, she plays in the handbell choir at her church, plays trombone for the Highland Community Band, drives her motorcycle, and camps with her family.

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”

–Martin Buber

Care Team

Lenia

Manager of Lansing Animal Hospital

My name is Lenia. I have been in the Veterinary field since 2015. I started out as a Kennel Attendant and worked my way up to Practice Manager over the years. I have always dreamed of working with animals and to be in the field that I love is one of the best decisions I have made. I currently have 2 dogs, Elvis and Django. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and riding motorcycles.

Lidia

Lead Veterinary Technician

My name is Lidia Gonzalez and I have been working in the field for at 6 years. I recently move to Indiana from California with my family and rotties. My goal is to help any patient in need as well as owners with any concerns about their pets. I love taking care of my furry friends and I like to make them feel comfortable when they come in to the clinic. Some of my other favorite things to do are hinking with my family and two rotties (Ikki and Esmeralda), play soccer, watch anime with my kids and read a good book.

Rachel

Veterinary Technician

Hello! My name is Rachel. I joined Lansing’s care team as a technician in 2021. Before joining I worked in shelter medicine and volunteered at many animal rescues. One of my favorite aspects of my job has to be helping clam animals who are nervous or scared.

I view your pets from a family aspect and love watching them open up and display their inner personalities. My passion for animals overflows into my life outside of work as well. In my free time you can catch me chasing a stray cat/dog or reading up on the newest advances in veterinary medicine. If I’m not doing that I’m most likely sleeping after running after said dog/cat. I would personally love to get to know everyone of your pets and get to experience their inner personalities so stop by today to say hi!

Bailey

Veterinary Technician

Bio Coming Soon!

Faith

Veterinary Assistant

Born and raised in Calumet City, IL, Faith grew up in a large family. She was surrounded by her parents, 3 younger sisters, and 5 pets, so it’s no secret where her love of animals came from.She loves working at the animal hospital because it gives her a chance to learn something new every day. Getting to work with a staff member she enjoys being around isn’t a bad perk, either!Her most memorable story involves a dog that came into the animal hospital unable to walk. Faith was able to witness firsthand the bouts of laser therapy and acupuncture that the dog underwent for months. Eventually it all worked out, as the dog regained its ability to walk, leaving its owners thrilled. It’s stories like this that make her feel like she’s making a difference.When she’s not at the animal hospital, you can find Faith at home playing with her 5 pets, (she has 2 dogs and 3 cats) or watching animal surgeries on YouTube. She is also a huge fan of meeting the artists and band members of concerts she attends. She fondly recalls a time when was pulled on stage and actually got to sing with the band!

Kassandra

Veterinary Assistant

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Jesika

Lead Veterinary Receptionist

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Jessica

Veterinary Receptionist

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Aletea

Veterinary Receptionist

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Mayra

Veterinary Receptionist

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