Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarian & Team of Laursen Veterinary Service in Fairgrove! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at (989) 693-6201 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

  • Dr. Stacey Laursen
    Dr. Stacey Laursen DVM
    Owner / Veterinarian

    Dr. Laursen grew up in Stanton, Michigan and did her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs School of Science and Technology.

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    Heather Kuhl LVT
    Practice Manager / Veterinary Technician

    Heather received her Bachelor’s in Animal Science from Michigan State University. She went on to complete Vet Tech school at Michigan State in 2001. She has worked for a number of veterinary practices including Bad Axe, Brown City, Bay Port, and Haslett. Eventually settling in at Laursen Veterinary Service in 2006.

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    Tonya Zube LVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Tonya began with Laursen Veterinary Service in 2014 as an extern student from Baker College. Upon graduation, Tonya accepted a full time position. 

  • Hope Hecht
    Hope Hecht LVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Hope is a 1992 MSU graduate. She worked in a private practice in Swartz Creek for a couple years before starting her family.

  • Nicole Smith LVT
    Nicole Smith LVT
    Veterinary Technician

    Nicole loves to help keep our patients happy and healthy whether it be for a wellness visit or when they are sick. She graduated from Baker College in 2006. Nicole has two dogs, a koi pond, and enjoys feeding the wild birds in her yard.  When she isn't at the clinic helping to care for your furry family members, she  spends her time running, geocaching, hiking, reading, and watching MSU sports. 

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    Julie Howard

    Julie started working at LVS in early 2015. She loves serving our clients as one of our receptionists. Julie is passionate about helping owners to have an amazing experience at LVS. She is a 2010 graduate of Cedarville University with a Business Management degree. Julie lives in Caro with her two beautiful children and husband, who is a youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Caro. Her 'free time' is devoted to the church and her family. 

  • Linda Blake
    Linda Blake
    Receptionist and Doctor of Chiropractic

    Linda Blake is our clinic animal chiropractor. You will often see her in reception when she is not doing adjustments. Linda says, 'I have been a human chiropractor for 20 years. I have worked in family practice in several clinics in the Rochester Hills area and in the thumb. Three years ago, I went to Options for Animals in Kansas where I became board-certified as an animal chiropractor and afterward started seeing animal patients at LVS. Today, I work at LVS as well as a human chiropractic clinic in Lapeer. You must be a veterinarian or a human chiropractor in order to be certified in animal chiropractic. I am fascinated by the nervous system and enjoy seeing pets get better. It never gets old. I also enjoy teaching others about how chiropractic care works, so if you have any questions, you can send them to the office via text or Facebook, and I will be happy to answer them for you!'

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    Hannah Erbacher
    Office Manager and Receptionist

    Hannah loves working as one of our receptionists here at LVS. Her favorite part of her job is helping our fabulous clients and building relationships with her LVS team. She attended Northern Michigan University for two years studying in music. Her passion for music continues as she is apart of her church choir, TACT musicals, and has even performed in cathedrals in Poland and Austria with her college choir. She has one dog, Oliver who is a Malshipoo. 

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    Sawyer Smith
    Veterinary Assistant

    Sawyer is the primary assistant who helps our technicians during surgical prep and post-op, as well as being one of the first staff members here in the morning to start the day's tasks and walk and tend to any hospitalized patients we may have. Sawyer is a lieutenant on the Fairgrove Fire Department. Most recently, he passed his exam for his EMT certification. When Sawyer is not working and has no emergency calls on his pager, he enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his friends. 

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    Meagan Marshall
    Veterinary Assistant

    Meagan lives in Fairgrove with her Rottweiler Ruger. Meagan enjoys working at LVS as a veterinary assistant helping any animal she can and assisting their owners up front when she fills in as a receptionist. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster College to earn her vet tech degree. Outside of working with animals, Meagan loves spending time with her family and friends, as well as camping, hunting, and bowling. 

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    Michaela Dillon
    Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist

    Michaela lives in Fairgrove with her husband Steven and son Ben. They have two cats, four dogs, and a ball python. Michaela started working at LVS in the summer of 2021 as a receptionist and began training as a veterinary assistant in the fall of 2021. She enjoys helping animals on both sides of the clinic, whether it's making an appointment upfront in reception or helping with appointments and tasks in the back. 

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    Madi Fahrner
    Veterinary Assistant

    Madi works as a veterinary assistant at LVS. She loves making sure every patient is as comfortable as they can be during their stay, whether it's 5 minutes or 5 days. Madi is trained in laser therapy to help patients with increased healing and improvement of pain. Madi is from Unionville and attended USA High School. She is currently attending ABC College to become a certified Veterinary Assistant. Madi comes from a family of seven, she has three older siblings and one younger sibling. Outside of work, she enjoys family time and being around the people she loves. Madi has a Blue Heeler named Xena, a cat named Jasper, and a French Bulldog named Riggs that she enjoys spending time with.


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