Sterner Veterinary Clinic

821 N. Jefferson St.
Ionia, MI 48846



 Tina Cook


 Administrative Assistant

Tina has worked at Sterner’s since August of 2002.  She and her husband, Matt, have 3 children, 2 son-in-laws, 4 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 3 dogs and 2 cats.  Outside interests include spoiling her grandchildren, camping with family and friends, flower gardening, playing Yardzee and riding her Harley on nice summer days with her husband.

Becky Kasper

Administrative Assistant

Becky joined the SVC staff in July of 2007.  She is married and has two children, a daughter in college and a son that is a Fireman.  They have a dog, Marley, and a grand dog Josie.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and just enjoying life in general!



Rachel Peterson
Veterinary Technician
Rachel Peterson Graduated from Michigan State University in 2006 with her bachelor's degree in Animal Science. She also has a degree in Cardiovascular sonography. She joined the staff at SVC in September of 2006. She has 2 dogs, Hector and Coach Ditka, and 3 cats, Archer  Stella,  and Itty Bitty. She enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, reading, cooking and gardening.


Veterinary Technician
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Maureen is a 1982 graduate from Northeast Missouri State University with a BS in animal science and an associate's degree in veterinary technology. She joined the staff at SVC in 1998. She has 2 dogs Katie & Lucy, and 6 cats, Emily, Sally, Grandma (Mittens), "Stan the Man," Licorice and Sawyer. She enjoys spending time with family as well as 2 and 4 legged friends.

Office Manager
Veterinary Technician

Denise is a 1983 graduate of Wayne County Community College and joined the staff at SVC in 1997. She has 5 dogs, 3 cats, a turtle, bird and many chickens and ducks. She enjoys dog obedience trials, Tiger baseball and spending time with her husband and son.

Leigh Ann Curtis

Veterinary Technician 

Leigh Ann is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and a 1982 graduate from MSU's Veterinary Technology program. She has been with Sterner's since 1984. Her interests include activities with Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association, SCA Equestrian and Barry County 4-H goats.  She resides in Nashville, MI with her husband and a variety of pets.


Rae Ferguson

Veterinary Technician
 Rae has been with SVC since 2003. She has 2 dogs, and 1 cat. She enjoys fishing, camping, hiking and spending time with her two kids. She grew up here in Ionia and graduated from IHS in 1994.  She has an interest in animal nutrition and is currently taking online courses to further her education

Abbey Stanley 

Veterinary Technician

Abbey is a 2004 graduate of Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado.  She has been employed as a technician since May of 2005.  She currently resides on a farm in Sheridan with her husband Luke and their 3 children Emma, Lydia and Lyam.  She has 4 dogs, 2 cats, 5 horses and raises Black Angus cattle.  She enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses and camping..
Kim Pierce

Veterinary Technician

Kim is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and earned her Associates of Applied Science degree in May 2011 from Baker College. She joined the SVC team in 2012. She shares her home with her two dogs (Christmas and Delilah) and five cats (Katie, Miss Ruby, Gibbs, Kevin and Merrilee). Kim loves spending time with her family and is hoping to further her education in the Veterinary field. Her life long commitment and passion has always been working with animals and enjoys every minute of it.

Bronwyn Gorby

Veterinary Technician

Bronwyn is a 2013 graduate from Sanford Brown College with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She joined the SVC team in May of 2015. She shares her home with her own 4 legged pets as well as fostering homeless pets for the local shelters and rescues. Bronwyn enjoys spending time outside with her friends and animals. She is looking into furthering her degree with animal training and behavior.