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Dana Navidonski, DVM

Dana Navidonski, DVM

Veterinary medicine has been an intricate part of Dr. Dana's life. She graduated with her doctorate from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. For the first part of her career, she practiced large animal medicine, working primarily with beef cattle. Although she greatly enjoyed working with horses and cattle, her passion was small animal medicine. Specifically, she takes pleasure in educating clients on animal health, behavioral concerns and training. Also, she has a passion for soft tissue surgical cases.
When she is not working, Dana enjoys spending time with her beautiful family. The crew consists of Christian, who is a realtor in the Grand Traverse area, and  Isaac and Alexander her adorable sons.
Her four-legged children include “Lucy” – a squishy, brindle Pitbull, “Hannah” – a loveable, black and white Border Collie.
Education:
Doctorate from Michigan State University of Veterinary Medicine
Kevin Reabe , DVM

Kevin Reabe , DVM

Practice Owner

Dr. Reabe gradated from Waterford Kettering High School in 1970. After setting the Michigan state 880 yard record in 1969 he bettered his record to 150.9 in 1970. This record still stands today! After winning national championships at the Junior Olympics, and the Golden West invitational with another personal best of 150.6 he had many scholarship offers. He first attended the University of Kansas, a track powerhouse, but after much thought he choose to pursue his childhood dream in veterinary medicine and transferred to Michigan State University. After realizing the demands of veterinary school he quit competitive running to concentrate on his studies.
He graduated with honors from Michigan State University in 1976 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing outside Flint in a mixed animal practice for a year he opened his own practice Veterinary House Call Services that has been serving the Genesee County Area for 34 years. He traveled most weekends to the Grand Traverse area skiing-snowboarding in the winter and windsurfing in the summer. In 1989 Dr. Reabe bought what is now East Bay Animal Hospital and opened Makin Waves Surf Shop. As a competitive windsurfer he won the Mistral Nationals in both 1989 and 1990. He 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 with the goal of providing the best in these much-needed services.
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, Un-cats, H.O.P.E., The Cherryland Humane Society, and in the past, Petsafe. He admires their efforts in the large number of pets they are able to help and place.
His family consists of his wife Susan, a retired RN, two daughters, a stepson, and his pets. His oldest daughter Karen is now a veterinarian at Bay Area Pet Hospital and his youngest daughter Katie is currently living in Seattle and works in marketing, Stepson Rick is attending college at Northern Michigan University. Dr. Reabe has two dogs, sidekick Cody a shepherd-mix that is almost always with him, and Cricket a Chihuahua-mix that can be found on his lap when he is at home. He also has a clinic cat “Mango” and a cockatiel “Huey”.
Education: Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Michigan State University
Norma , Licensed Veterinary Technician & Clinic Manager

Norma , Licensed Veterinary Technician & Clinic Manager

Norma joined East Bay Animal Hospital in February 2007 as a Technician Assistant. Upon graduating from Baker College with her degree in Applied Science in June 2009 she was promoted to a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
East Bay Animal Hospital found Norma to be a highly skilled part of the team and in their best interest to promote her to be the Clinic Manager.
Norma enjoys spending her off-time at her family cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She enjoys taking walks with her German Shorthaired Pointers Izzy, Myrtle, Sully, Daisy Mae, and Ollie. When she is not spending time out doors you will find her reading and relaxing with her two black cats George and Jethro.
Norma and her husband Matt are natives to the area. They have a son named Levi and two grandsons, Clayton and Keith that they are actively involved with.
Education: Baker College Applied Science degree, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Tammy Waananen

Tammy Waananen, Front Desk Representative

Education: Northern Michigan College, Business Administration & Management
Interests: Client Services
Bethany

Bethany, Technician Assistant

Kimberly Raddatz, DVM