Meet Our Staff


mike_knowles_with_henry_final.jpgMichael A. Knowles, DVM & Owner

Dr. Knowles graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU in 1986. He practiced in Birmingham, Michigan for 3 years and in Chicago for 10 years. He has been at Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic since 1998. He worked with Dr. Richard Gremel before purchasing the practice with Dr. Stasiak in 1999.

Dr. Knowles and his family live in the Forest Hills Central School District. His daughter recently graduated from MSU, and has been accepted into Midwestern University's PA program. His son is currently attending MSU. He shares his home with 2 cats and Spinone Italiano "Renzo".

toms_new_photo1.jpgThomas T. Stasiak, DVM & Owner

Dr. Stasiak graduated from Michigan State University in 1986 and started his career in Birmingham, Michigan. He met his wife Gayle and they moved to Grand Rapids in 1994 to start a family. Dr. Stasiak worked in Grand Rapids for 5 years before acquiring Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic in 1999 with Dr. Knowles.

His family consists of his son Johnny and daughters Ellyn and Lauryn. They have a golden retriever "Sampson" and is cat "Tux". His hobbies include golf, fishing and any activity which involves his family.

  • Amanda
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Amanda graduated from Michigan State University's veterinary technician program with a Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine. She has been a licensed technician since 2010 and joined Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic in July of 2012. In her free time she enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with her 4 cats.

  • Jess
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jess was born and raise in Northern Michigan. She moved to Grand Rapids in 2002. In 2013 she graduated from Baker College with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Medicine and started at Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic. In her free time she enjoys working on her vehicle, cooking and spending time outdoors with her dogs Roxy and Skitz.

  • Jessica
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jessica graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO in 2008. She moved from Jackson, MI to Grand Rapids after having her son in 2016. She started working at Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic in April 2017. Jessica has two cats, Isabel and Calie. She enjoys playing outside with her son, spending time with her family, camping and watching sports.

  • Holly

    Holly comes to us from Clarksville, MI. She has her associates degree from Lansing Community College. She has been a part of the Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic team since 2014. She is the proud owner of 2 dogs, Bliss and Mari and has a cat named Cat. In her free time, Holly enjoys dog walks and snowboarding.

  • Heather

    Heather was born in Grand Haven, Michigan. She graduated from GVSU in 2005 with a B.S. in Biology. Working with animals for over 18 years at shelters and clinics has been her passion. She started working at Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic in 2015. She shares her home with Cricket, her Chihuahua and Nessa, her cat. She was married last summer in the summer sun.

  • Erin
    Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant

    Erin joined the Forest Hills Veterinary family June 2017. She studied veterinary technology at Baker College and marine mammal behavior, care and training at the Dolphin Research Center Training Institute. She has special interests in animal enrichment, psychology and training, as well as exotic animal husbandry. In her free time, she enjoys working on her jeep and going on adventurous walks with her dog Bo.

Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic

4769 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Phone: 616-949-7420
Fax: 616-949-5890


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Forest Hills Veterinary Clinic


8:30 am-7:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm


8:30 am-6:00 pm