East River Veterinary Clinic

811 N Pine Rd
Essexville, MI 48732



East River Veterinary Clinic- Our Staff


Shelley Halstead, LVT & Office Manager

A 2005 graduate from St. Petersburg College, I have been a Licensed Veterinary Technician at North M-18 Veterinary Clinic for 12 years. I enjoy working with young dogs and their owners on proper puppy behavior. I frequently attend conferences to stay current in modern medicine. Outside of work, I love spending time outdoors with my family and dog Chase.

Cassondra Verellen, LVT 

I have been in the veterinary field since 2012. In the summer of 2011, I graduated from Baker College of Flint earning my associates degree in veterinary technology. I have continued my education through attendance of various seminars and online courses. I love to educate clients about the best care for their pet and to explain the reasons why we make the recommendations that we do. I am the proud owner of two dogs named; Sissy and Harley and two cats named; Blaze and Domino. In my spare time, I enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends. 

Katie Cronin, Customer Support Specialist & Veterinary Assistant

I joined the team as an experienced veterinary receptionist and kennel manager, working in veterinary medicine for over 7 years. I have a special interest in senior pet care solutions. I strive to make both pets and people feel comfortable in our clinic. In my spare time, I enjoy camping and hiking with my husband and dog Bear.