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 & Receptionist

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. 

Delaney Hallauer, Veterinary Assistant

I am the newest employee to ERVC. My husband, Kyle, and I recently moved to Bay City from Cleveland,  Ohio. We live with our three fur babies. Ace is the protector, Bella is the lover, and Johnny the cat keeps the bugs away. I have been working in the veterinary field for about 7 years. I graduated from Strauzenberger college with my veterinary technician degree.

Emily Sandow, LVT

I started in veterinary medicine as a high school co-op and in 2009 graduated from St. Petersburg College obtaining her license in Veterinary Technology. I have worked with Dr. Shuff for 12 years and has a special interest in ensuring patient safety during surgical procedures. At home I keep a small hobby farm with my three children.