Meet Our Team in East Lansing
Whether you’re planning on visiting our animal hospital for the first time or have been coming to us for years, we encourage you to read about our outstanding veterinarian and support staff here in East Lansing. We’re pleased to have such a wonderful group of devoted pet lovers in our group!
Dr. Mary Seager, D.V.M., Owner of Eastside Animal Hospital
Dr. Seager is a graduate of Michigan State University’s CVM Class of 1985. She currently lives in DeWitt with her husband Harold who has been at MSU Stores Receiving for over 40 years. They have 3 children. Jennifer, the oldest, is married and lives in Washington DC with her husband Ben and their cat Case. Jennifer is an assistant Professor at George Washington University. Their son Ian is an avid supporter of the environment and sustainable farming and will be getting his degree from MSU in agriculture studies this year. The youngest is Lauren who currently resides in Lincoln City, Oregon where she is going to school and working. She hopes to enter a branch of the medical profession.
Their 4 legged children currently consists of Delilah – a spaniel mix rescue, Maymun – a domestic shorthair feline rescue, and Aslan – a sheepdog puppy. There is currently an empty guinea pig cage that she hopes to fill again soon!
Dr. Seager began working for the Benson Animal Hospitals immediately after graduation and purchased her current location in 1991. She is a general practitioner and provides all routine health care for dogs, cats and small exotic mammals. Because of her early interest in veterinary dentistry (she completed an externship during her senior year in veterinary school with a board certified veterinary dentist), she has attended numerous hours of continuing education programs in dentistry since graduation. Two of her initial big additions to the practice after purchasing it in ’91 were a dental x-ray unit and a dental station that included a high speed hand piece with fiber-optics. In addition to dentistry, Dr Seager is also very proud to be one of the few veterinarians in the Tri-county area with over 30 years of experience giving medical treatment and performing surgery on small mammalian exotics (formerly known as “pocket-pets”). In this area, as well, she has attended several continuing education programs though out the years and is an active member of the Exotic Veterinary Medicine Forum.
Dr. Seager has always placed a high value on the importance of organized veterinary medicine and giving back to her profession and her community. She has served on the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors as well numerous committees of the MVMA. Locally, she has also served as president, vice president, and secretary of the Mid-State Veterinary Medical Association. Throughout the years, Dr. Seager has enjoyed volunteering at local schools for career days and general public education. In addition, Dr. Seager has also volunteered her time at Michigan State University’s CVM mentoring students in their interactive case study course and has taken part in the interviewing process for prospective new veterinary students.
In her leisure time, Dr. Seager enjoys taking dance lessons at Ann’s School of Dance and working out at a local gym. This year, Jennifer encouraged her mom to begin running as well. (And her mom has loved it!) In general, anything outdoors – from camping to boating to snow skiing – Dr. Seager is happy to participate!
Joshua has been employed at Eastside Animal Hospital since March 2015 and has been the Practice Manager since May 2016. Prior to working at Eastside, Joshua was a Zookeeper at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. He is currently attending Lansing Community College and plans on finishing his degree at MSU, and from there he hopes to be accepted into Veterinary School. Joshua has lived in the Lansing area his whole life. At home he has a cat named Toby, and in his free time he enjoys going to Pistons games and playing basketball.
Senior Veterinary Assistant
Kellie graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a degree in Biology and came to Eastside Animal Hospital in July 2017. She quickly fit in with our team due to her dedicated work ethic and strong leadership skills. Kellie also formerly worked with Joshua at Potter Park Zoo. She shares her home with a rescue dog named Killian.
Kayleigh joined our team in November 2017, and is currently attending MSU. After earning her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend veterinary school. Kayleigh’s cheerful attitude has made her a great addition to Eastside Animal Hospital and a big plus for our customer service. She has a cat named Jax, who is sweet but also a bit of a troublemaker.
Laura joined the team October of 2018. She is currently attending MSU and is on track to graduate in the Spring of 2020, with a degree in Zoology. After graduating Laura is hoping to attend Vet School at MSU.
In her free time Laura likes to hang out with her dog Opal and going to the movies.