Karen graduated from MSU’s Veterinary Technology program and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She was hired by the Animal Clinic after her graduation in 1981 and has been employed there since. She spends time training, showing and occasionally breeding English Springer Spaniels. Her springer, Peyton, is a registered Therapy Dog. He and Karen volunteer at Faith Hospice, DeVos Children’s Hospital and a children’s reading program. Karen lives with her husband and three Springers.