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Put your trust in the caring, professional staff of Westwood Hills Animal Hospital of Grand Rapids, MI

Our mission is to provide genuine care, comfort, and high quality veterinary medicine for our clients and patients. We pledge to provide the finest client services, a kind word, and a "can-do" attitude in all of our communication.


The professional, courteous staff at Westwood Hills Animal Hospital seeks to offer every pet the complete care they need, with the highest level of service possible.


We're committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.

Daniel J. Hoekema, DVM - 42 Years in practice

Dr. Dan Hoekema is a graduate of Calvin College (B.S. 1969); attended Michigan State University as a graduate student in animal behavior (1969-1970); and graduated from M.S.U. College of Veterinary Medicine with a D.V.M. Degree.


From 1973 to 1980 he worked in a busy small animal practice in Dearborn, Michigan, his home town. He purchased a small animal veterinary practice in northwest Grand Rapids in 1980, and renamed it Westwood Hills Animal Hospital.


In January, 1990, a new state-of-the-art animal hospital was built, and the hospital relocated to the new building at 3242 Leonard NW.


Dr. Hoekema has been involved in all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine including surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, orthopedics, dermatology, radiology, pharmacology, diagnostics, infectious diseases, and preventative care.


His special interests include internal medicine, dentistry, and ophthalmology.


A thorough history and physical exam of your pet is very important to Dr. Hoekema since they are an integral part of the diagnosis treatment of your pet, depending on the financial resources available to the owner.


Dr. Hoekema's 40 plus years of clinical experience has exposed him to a wide variety of conditions and diseases in dogs and cats, so he is willing and welcomes second opinions on chronic or difficult cases.


He strives to stay current with medications and therapies through seminars and readings.


Dr. Hoekema lives with his wife Barb, of 41 years, a retired high school English teacher, and they share their home with 2 cats, Moses and Maxwell.


His interests include gardening (especially perennial flowers and wildflowers), politics, current events, and traveling. He is an active member of Westview Christian Reformed Church where he has served as an elder.


He is also involved in local service projects, foreign mission projects, and is actively involved in his church's Angel Food distribution program.


Oh yes, his blood runs green for the M.S.U Spartans.



Contact Westwood Hills Animal Hospital today to experience true pet care from our exceptional staff!




Sharon Henn, DVM - 14 Years in practice

Dr. Henn earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Central Michigan University in 1997, and graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.


She has always loved cats and enjoys seeing all feline patients, even the "frisky" ones. She particularly enjoys feline medicine, dermatology, and dentistry.


Dr. Henn has 3 wonderful children, a Pomeranian, and way too many cats. In her spare time she enjoys reading, sewing, knitting, and painting.


She operates Bright Rose Creations, a home business making custom dog diapers and belly bands.

Tanya, Office Manager - 14 Years in practice

Tanya is our office manager. She has worked here for 14 years. You will find her doing a variety of tasks including patient care, client relations, and clinic management.


She is married and has 2 sons, a 6 year old, and a 1 year old.


Tanya enjoys camping, biking, and being outdoors. Her pets include a 4 year old cat named Paslode and a slurry of fish in the kids' aquarium.

Theresa, LVT - 7 Years in practice

Theresa is a licensed veterinary technician from Baker College. She has worked here for 7 years.


Theresa and her husband have a Siberian Husky name Kaya and a Shih Tzu/Yorkie puppy named Bandit. Some of her hobbies include reading, playing soccer and hockey, and spending time with family and friends.

Amber, LVT - 6 Years in practice

Amber is a licensed veterinary technician and graduated from Baker College of Muskegon in 2009.


She and her husband have 3 Domestic Shorthairs - Oliver, Althea, and Charlie, as well as a dog named Ruby.


Her special interests include photography, music, and spending time in nature.

Erica, LVT - 11 Years in practice

Erica is a licensed veterinary technician and earned her degree at Colorado Mountain College. She has a special interest in animal behavior, and offers consultations in her spare time.


She enjoys dancing, spending time at the beach, and managing her pet-sitting business.

Sue, LVT - 2 Years in practice

Sue is our newest team member. She graduated from Sanford Brown College in February 2013. Sue and her husband have 2 German Shepherds, Zeus and Hundsi.


In her spare time she enjoys playing with her dogs, reading, kayaking, and biking. Stop by and welcome her to our team!

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