Jessica Balsis, DVM - Graduate of Michigan State University
Joined the practice: June 2008
Dr. Jessica Balsis (Kesterke) grew up in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She fondly remembers showing her horses for years at the local youth fair. Before veterinary school, she worked as part of the kennel team/veterinary assistant at Hecht Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Balsis graduated from Michigan State University with her DVM in 2008 and returned to HVH as an associate veterinarian. When Dr. Shaffer purchased and renamed the practice in 2009 Dr. Balsis stayed on and has been here ever since.
In her spare time, Dr. Balsis teaches a pre-veterinary course at Andrews University and is very active in the horse show world with her champion Morgans. However, she is a happily married mother of two with multiple horses and German Shepherds, so "spare time" is a little harder to come by these days!
Dr. Balsis's main interests in veterinary medicine include equine lameness and small animal internal medicine. However, the aspect that she most enjoys is helping people with common passion; their pets.