Dr. Eugene Wilson
Dr. Eugene Wilson, the owner of Dowagiac Animal Hospital, comes from a long line of cattle and dairy-men, but is from the first generation not raised on the farm. He was drawn to the world of medicine his whole life and not only loves animals, but is intrigued by them.
Dr. Wilson attended Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and worked in Benton Harbor, Michigan his first two years out of school. From there, he went to a small animal practice in South Bend, Indiana. He has also worked at the Potawatomi Zoo and Notre Dame University. He owned his first practice in the Detroit area, but then he felt drawn back to Western Michigan. He opened a practice in Holland and lived in the little town of Hamilton. He likes a lot of the things the big city has to offer, but is most at home in a small town.
Dr. Wilson’s special interests include cooking, gardening, and landscaping. He loves music of all kinds, building and fixing things, and most of all, being with people.
“I am still fascinated by the world of medicine and what we can do to make our pets lives better and longer,” says Dr. Wilson, “and a tail wag or purr still gets me every time.”
Rachel – Practice Manager
Rachel is a veterinary assistant here at the clinic! She loves enjoying the outdoors all times of the year and hunting in the fall. She also enjoys spending time with her horse, Frosty, both by riding and showing competitively on the paint and pinto circuits.
Rachel was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana and still lives there today. Rachel truly enjoys working here, saying she loves being able to interact with all of our furry patients every day! She is always pushing herself to become a better person and learn as much as possible. We hope we are able to assist her with these goals!
Heather – Receptionist
Heather is a receptionist here in the clinic. She lives in Decatur, Michigan. Heather and her husband have five daughters and two granddaughters, as well as three kitty daughters!
Prior to coming to the Dowagiac Animal Hospital in the spring of 2015, Heather worked in human healthcare. She received her degree in Radiologic Technology from Lake Michigan College and has experience in human emergency medicine. Heather enjoys getting lost in the fiction world of true-crime/murder mystery novels. Getting to know our clientele and providing exceptional costumer services is of utmost importance to her.
One of Heather’s goals is to make sure that everyone leaves our practice with the feeling that we are here for them and that we have the well being of their family and their pets in mind. Heather loves working for the Dowagiac Animal Hospital, stating we have the best team, and truly enjoys getting to know all your wonderful pets!
Veronica – Veterinary Assistant
She joined us in April of 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant. She was born and raised in South Bend, IN She now lives with her family in Buchanan, MI with her dog Sheeba, three horses, and four cats. She enjoys her time on the farm and spending her free time kayaking.