Monday 8 am - 8 pm

Tuesday 8 am - 8 pm

Wednesday 8 am - 8 pm

Thursday 8 am - 8 pm

Friday 8 am - 4 pm


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For Emergency phone number of the Doctor on-call, please call

(269) 471-7042

(269) 471-7042

Fax: (269) 471-4012


Tell someone about us and when they come in and mention your referral….we will apply a small token of appreciation to your account as a thank you for your trust and friendship.


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Holly Shaffer, DVM - Graduate of Michigan State University

Joined the practice:

May 2000

Dr. Holly Shaffer grew up in Illinois and moved to Baroda, MI during high school. She first met Dr. Hecht through a pre-vet class he was teaching at Andrews University in 1992 and then began working as a receptionist at Hecht Vet Hospital during her summer breaks. Dr. Shaffer graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Animal Science in 1996 and then from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After 10 years of working with Dr. Hecht, she purchased the practice and has renamed it Two by Two Animal Hospital after the Biblical story of the animals coming to the ark to be saved.

Many young people express an interest in pursuing a veterinary career and Dr. Shaffer finds that it is particularly rewarding to help them explore their options. She is an adviser for the Andrews University Pre-Vet Club and tries to give them some hands-on experience. She is also a mentor and host site for MSU veterinary students to do three week internships in a real hospital setting. She works with the Professional Health Career Academy (PHCA) high school students hosting three week internships as they investigate different medical careers. She is also an adjunct professor at Andrews University and teaches two pre-vet classes called Equine Health & Disease and Small Animal Health & Disease.

Dr. Shaffer lives on a little farm in Berrien Center with her husband Captain Tim of Headhunter Sport Fishing Charters. They love to camp with friends during any free time. Together they have over 40 animals including 1 miniature horse, 15 chickens, 5 dogs, a Jersey steer, 3 llamas, 1 sheep, 2 goats, 2 cats, 1 quail, 2 peacocks, and another small handful of pets who live at the hospital.

Besides doing chores around the farm, Dr. Shaffer enjoys taking her animals to nursing homes and church events. She takes 2 of her dogs to train with handicapped children on Monday nights in a 4-H club called Best Friends. They practice all summer and then show the dogs at the BCYF in August. Dr. Shaffer formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan (HSSM). She hosts the occasional "Team Neuter Clinic" at least once or twice a year which is a low cost option for the community to try and reduce the overpopulation of homeless cats. She has been volunteering as one of the "vets on call" at the Berrien County Youth Fair (BCYF) every summer and loves the opportunity to visit with the exhibitors and watch them showcase all their animal talents. Relay for Life is a cancer fighting event that Dr. Shaffer and Tim are proud to support. Dr Shaffer also formerly served on the Andrews University Alumni Board of Directors and enjoys being involved with her church and Bible study small group at the PMC. Dr. Shaffer loves her community and believes that having healthy animals can make it better.