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


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

(269) 471-7042

(269) 471-7042

Fax: (269) 471-4012

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Jessica Balsis, DVM - Graduate of Michigan State University

Joined the practice:

June 2008

Doctor Jessica Balsis (Kesterke) grew up in Berrien Springs, Michigan, with her parents, Jim and Sheri Kesterke and her brother, Nic. She graduated from Berrien Springs High School in 2001 as Class President and Valedictorian.

Jessica attended Lake Michigan College for one year, then transferred to Michigan State University. In 2004, she graduated with high honors with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. In the summer of 2004, she completed a study abroad program in Ireland, studying the horse industry. From 2004-2008, she attended MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, while there, she was a member of the Foal Team, Small Animal Emergency Critical Care Team, Equine Club, Canine and Feline Club. In May 2008, she graduated from MSU with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

She moved back to Southwest MI in June 2008 to join the team of Hecht Veterinary Hospital (now Two By Two). In July of 2009, she married her college sweetheart of seven years, Eric Balsis. Eric is a dentist and along with his business partner Todd Christy, own Berrien Dental. They have dental practices in both Berrien Springs and St. Joseph. In July 2014 Jessica and Eric welcomed their first "human son", Dawson Michael, to the family. This endeavor has proved to be their greatest adventure yet and they are enjoying every moment.

Jessica's life passion is showing her Morgan horses all over the United States. She has been showing since the age of four and holds the memories of showing at the Berrien County Youth Fair as some of her fondest. Some equine highlights include her 1999 World Championship and Gold Medal along with being names People Choice and Judge's Choice Senior Wester Seat Equitation Rider of the Year. Currently she and Eric own three Morgans that they continue to show at the world level all over the United States.

In addition to horses, the Balsis owns three rescued German Shepherds, "Jemma", "Q," and “Bina”, along with two rescued cats,"Lilly" and "Wallee". Her community involvement includes volunteering at the Berrien County Youth Fair as a veterinarian, volunteering with Christmas Care every year, speaking at various local career day events, and volunteering with the Rotary. She is also teaches a 400 level course at Andrews University titled Equine Exercise Physiology and Anatomy.

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.