East Bay Animal Hospital Staff

Dr. Karen Reabe

DVM

Dr. Karen Reabe obtained both her Bachelors of Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University.

Born and raised in Michigan she practiced veterinary medicine in New York and in North Carolina before joining her dad, Dr. Kevin Reabe, in Traverse City.  She earned several awards during her schooling, graduated with high honors, and was awarded the Pfizer award for Anesthesia and Pain Management.

She regularly attends local and national continuing education conferences and is a former co-President of the Northern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.

She greatly enjoys diagnosing and treating diseases affecting the eyes and has spent time since her graduation working with veterinary ophthalmologists at both Cornell and North Carolina State University. In 2009 she presented her eye research at the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Conference in Chicago, IL.

Dedicated to practicing the highest quality medicine, Dr. Karen completed a year-long internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists where she worked under the guidance of board-certified veterinary specialists. Through this rigorous training she gained additional experience in emergency and critical care, veterinary surgery, and small animal internal medicine.

Dr. Karen enjoys the beautiful landscape of Northern Michigan, and spends most of her time off hitting the trail with her dogs Gabe and Luke or enjoying a day out on the bay.

Dr. Kim Raddatz

DVM

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 a dog, Daisy (a Border Collie- Heeler- Catahoula mix), and eight American quarter horses. Dr. Kim enjoys horseback riding, hiking, skiing, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

Dr. Pam Greenwald

DVM

Dr. Pamela Greenwald graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She immediately started working at a mixed animal practice in Petoskey where she became a partner and further developed her interest in ultrasonography, echocardiograph, internal medicine and emergency medicine. Her bachelors degree in Fisheries and Wildlife, also from Michigan State University, has been beneficial in her raptor work with Wings of Wonder and the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa and Chippewa Indians.

Believing that everyone should understand what is happening with their pet, Dr. Greenwald has always loved to teach. Not only does she strive to educate her clients, but also she also applied her interest in teaching as an adjunct professor at North Central Michigan College from 2009 – 2014 where she taught Human Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology and at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy from 2005-2014 where she started the first private practice veterinary pharmacy rotation in Michigan at her clinic in Petoskey.

Dr. Greenwald enjoys emergency work because of the variety of cases and helping very sick pets get back to their family. She also has her Master’s degree in Veterinary forensics and works closely with Grand Traverse Animal Control. In her free time, Dr. Greenwald works on her farm with cattle, pigs, chickens and goats with her wife Heather. She enjoys walking her dogs, Petunia and Cullen, cooking and hiking.

Emily Carson

Practice Manager

Emily transferred to East Bay Animal Hospital in 2020, after working with our emergency hospital since 2017. Although she loved the unpredictability of emergency medicine, she is enjoying establishing relationships with all of our clients and their four-legged family members. Don’t be surprised if you find her coming around the front desk to greet your pets or helping wherever needed in the clinic!

When not at the clinic, you will find Emily spending time with her husband Tyler, their son Liam, and their dogs, Nova (English Springer Spaniel) and Leland (English Shepherd). Emily enjoys all things outdoors, as well as crafting, reading, and dog agility.

Amanda Budrow

Veterinary Technician

Amanda graduated from Penn Foster with her associate in veterinary technology degree in 2019. She joined our team in 2021 after working 4 years with a dog boarding facility to finish pursuing her dream of becoming a licensed veterinary technician. Amanda loves being able to work with all  the four legged family members as well as creating relations with their owners. She is a hard-working member of the team and loves to learn new things. Her and her husband Luke, are parents of an angel named Alexis, and have two dogs, Dan and Pepper. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family, friends, kayaking, riding on trails in the side by side and crafting. 

Meg Gray

Veterinary Assistant

Meg originally joined our team in 2006, but returned in 2015 after a brief hiatus. You name any position in our office (other than veterinarian) and she’s done it. She is a rock star with our patients and is always looking out for their best interest. She is currently studying at Penn Foster for her Associate in Veterinary Technology, although she already has a ton of skills she puts to use in the clinic.

Meg was born and raised in Acme, and now lives in Kalkaska with her husband George, their three beautiful daughters Jeana, Avalon, and Sophia, and their cuddly pit bull mix Juno. She received a BA in Sociology from Western Michigan University in 1999 and continues to have a love of learning.

Jenna Birchfield

Client Relations

Jenna has been with the BAPH since the early summer of 2020, shortly after graduating with her BS in Environmental Biology from Ferris State University. Jenna joined the team as part of our client relations at the hospital and is one of the first faces you see at the front desk. She has always had a passion for animals, even from a young age, and continues to share that passion with others in and outside the workplace.

Since joining our team, Jenna has been working on continuing her knowledge in the veterinary field and in her passions for wildlife rehab. Bay Area Pet Hospital has been a great place for Jenna, helping her gain the experience of working with so many animals and their owners.

While not working, Jenna enjoys her free time either exploring Michigan’s beautiful lakes, rivers and trails with her boyfriend, and their dog Toby, or at home relaxing with their two feline friends, Grim and Simon and bearded dragon, Garfunkel.

Patty Moore

Licensed Veterinary Technician

“Ever since middle school, I have known that I’ve wanted to be a Vet Tech. Right from the first career text. My love for animals runs deep and I’ve had pets all my life. As a teen in Florida, I took care of all the neighborhood cats and I was even there for the birth of my 14 year old cat, named Creame.

I moved to Michigan in my high school years and immediately went to college after graduating to get my Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine. I graduated in 2016 and have been an LVT ever since. I love taking care of animals and seeing them every day.

In addition to Creame, I have a 7 year old Pit Bull/Boxer named Percy, who rescued me. I also have two cats” 7 year old Ginger, and 5 year old Dixie.”

Erin King

Client Relations

Molly

Veterinary Assistant

Avalon Gray

Kennel Technician

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Dr. Kevin Reabe

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.