Marisa Verwys, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Marisa Verwys, our Chief of Staff, is originally from Southern California, where she grew up with many cats and a family dog. She attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University earning a DVM degree. Dr. Verwys enjoyed four years in East Lansing and finally got to see some real seasons that she was deprived of growing in up in Southern California.
After graduation, Dr. Verwys moved to Florida where she spent eight wonderful years at a small animal practice and started a family as well. As much as Dr. Verwys enjoyed living in Florida, the pull of family and friends was stronger and she moved backed to Michigan with her husband.
Miranda Boomstra, DVM
Dr. Miranda Boomstra grew up in West Michigan and attended veterinary school at Michigan State University. She started out working with both horses and companion animals, but is very excited to be working in feline medicine now. Veterinary medicine is a second career for Dr. Boomstra, as she spent 14 years as a massage therapist and still owns a massage therapy business.
Developing relationships with both human and furry clients and helping both to feel healthier is the best part of her jobs. Dr. Boomstra has 4 cat-kids: Corky, Kerry, Squeaker, and Toes. Dr. Boomstra and her husband love to travel and renovate their home in their spare time.
Kirsten Begin, DVM
Dr. Kirsten Begin is a Michigan native who went to Michigan State University for both undergraduate studies as well as veterinary school. After graduation, she spent a year at Mississippi State University completing a rotating internship. Later she spent a year at the Animal Specialty and Emergency Center in Los Angeles, California completing a surgical internship.
Upon returning to Michigan, Dr. Begin started practicing as a relief veterinarian where she gets to travel to a variety of different clinics and meet new people and their pets. Currently she splits her time between working at the Kentwood Cat Clinics and traveling as a relief doctor. Dr. Begin shares her home with her cat, Linus.