East Bay Animal Hospital Staff
Dr. Paige Fowler graduated from MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, Go Green! She has a passion for working with animals and started as an assistant in 2005 at a clinic in Waterford, MI. She has traveled to Belize several times, teaching mixed animal medicine to pre-vet students and helped with spay/neuter clinics while there. Her areas of interest include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, end of life care, dentistry, dermatology, and neurology. Dr. Paige’s family includes her husband, Mike, and two fur kids: Bear a Lab-mix and Hank, an Australian Shepard. When not busy working at the hospital, Dr. Paige enjoys hiking, working out, soccer, volleyball, cross country skiing, hanging out with her husband/dogs and visiting family. “I love the human-animal bond and being able to help those that do not have a voice.”
Dr. Kim Raddatz grew up in Neenah, WI. She attended Colorado State University before earning her doctorate from University of Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced veterinary medicine for 22 years in Nebraska before moving to Traverse City and joining East Bay Animal Hospital in 2015. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and educating client about wellness care. Dr. Kim regularly attends continuing education courses and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Northern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. When she is not busy caring for pets, she and her husband Stephan are busy raising their twin boys Jacob and Joshua. They have two dogs, Daisy (a Border Collie- Heeler- Catahoula mix) and Ruby (a Red Heeler), and eight American quarter horses. Dr. Kim enjoys horseback riding, hiking, skiing, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
Licensed Veterinary Technician & Clinic Manager
Norma joined East Bay Animal Hospital in 2007. She balanced work and classes, completing her studies at Baker College and becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Norma now operates as our hospital manager as well as working on the floor as a LVT. She strives to continually improve our clinic and ensure each patient receives the best care we can offer. Norma enjoys spending her off-time at her family cabin in the Upper Peninsula. She loves taking walks with her dogs Kaiser, Stewart, Daisy Mae, and Ziva. When she is not spending time outdoors you will find her reading and relaxing with her two black cats George and Jethro.
FRONT DESK REPRESENTATIVE
Tammy joined East Bay Animal Hospital in 2009 and has been a vital part of our team ever since. She graduated from TC West and attended NMC for business administration and management. While she is our lead receptionist, she is always willing to help where ever she can. She appreciates developing relationships with pets and their owners alike. Tammy and her husband have two human children Tamara and Karsen. They share their home with Rori, a beautiful sweet golden retriever, and Rufus, a lovable doofus Golden Doodle. They have two kitties, Callie Anne a sweet old lady calico and Mama cat a rescue kitty. Tammy’s hobbies include photography, camping, scrapbooking and spending time with friends and family.
Veterinary Technician / Practice Manager
Bethany joined our team in 2011, initially working at the emergency hospital Bay Area Pet Hospital, before moving to East Bay Animal Hospital in 2013. Bethany graduated from TC Central and then earned her associates degree in Applied Science from NMC. Bethany has a true passion for daytime veterinary medicine, where she can develop relationships with pets and their owners. She loves being able to watch a family grow with their four legged babies and enjoys educating pet owners on how to keep their pets happy and healthy. At home she has two cats; Sasha and Moe and two dogs; Toby and Benzie. In Bethany’s spare time she loves spending time with her husband Jake, traveling the world, running, hiking, paddle boarding, and developing her photography skills.
Vetrinary Assistant & Front Desk Representative
Meg graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Western Michigan University in 1999, but she followed her love of animals to get a certification as an Animal Care Specialist in 2000. She started working with us at East Bay Animal Hospital in 2006 and has been a versatile and hard-working team member. Meg is currently both a veterinary assistant and a front desk representative; she loves being able to work in Acme, where she was born and raised. Since 2004 she has lived in Kalkaska with her husband, George, their beautiful daughters, Jeana, Paige, and Sophia, and their cuddly pit bull mix, Roxie.
DVM & Practice Owner
Dr. Kevin Reabe graduated with honors from Michigan State University in 1976 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. For 34 years he provided veterinary care in the greater Flint area through his first clinic, Veterinary House Call Services. A longtime lover of the Traverse City area, Dr. Reabe moved to Traverse City in 2004 and opened East Bay Animal Hospital. Realizing the tremendous need for an emergency clinic and 24-hour care facility in Northern Michigan, he opened Bay Area Pet Hospital in 2010. Dr. Reabe has been active in helping rescue groups by offering significant discounts and free services to help support these organizations. They include AC Paws, H.A.N.D.D.S, Silver Muzzle Cottage, H.O.P.E., and the Cherryland Humane Society. He admires their efforts in the large number of pets they are able to help and place in families.
Client Realtions / Assistant Manager
Emily joined Bay Area Pet Hospital in May 2017. After a couple of years in customer service elsewhere, she was finally able to achieve her childhood dream: working in a veterinary office.
Growing up she always had animals at home, ranging in size from pocket pets to horses. She showed rabbits for ten years through the American Rabbit Breeders Association, and ran in dog agility competitions in 4H and the Tea Cup Dog Agility Association.
Emily loves helping with the fast-paced emergencies we see at BAPH, but also loves getting to know our regular clients and their pets. You will commonly see her coming around to the front of the desk to greet your canine and feline companions, or assisting other owners.
Emily, her husband Tyler, and son Liam, have three dogs (Nova, Annie, and Saige) and a flock of chickens. They hope to move to the country for more space to grow and enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities with their little family.