Dr. Paul Mesack received his undergraduate degree from Albion College in 1967. He spent three years in the army and returned to Michigan State University where he received his Doctor of Veterinary medicine degree in 1973. After practicing for three years in Anchorage Alaska, Dr. Mesack returned to Michigan and has been with the Grayling Hospital for Animals since 1976. He is currently the owner of the Grayling Hospital for Animals and the Roscommon Veterinary Clinic both accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Mesack is a past president of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. He and his wife Judi have a daughter and her family living in Holt, Michigan, and a son and his family living in Washington, DC. They also have two dogs and one cat to keep them company at home.
Dr. Troy Fairbanks graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He has worked at the Roscommon Veterinary Clinic since 1993. He enjoys the variety of cases that a general practice small animal clinic has to offer.
Dr. Fairbanks is married to Nancy Martindale, they have two children, Joshua and Joslyn. Their family also includes 2 dogs, Sheamus and Sparty and a cat named Crackers. Dr. Fairbanks enjoys photography, golf, skiing and kayaking.
Dr. Powning joined the team in July 2011 as an Associate Veterinarian. She attended Michigan State University for both her undergraduate degree and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She is currently serving on the MVMA’s Millenial Task Force and has been in the Power of Ten Leadership Group in the past. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, three cats (LaBamba, Pounce, and Missy) and Golden Retriever (Gabby).
Dr. Craig is a 1986 graduate of the University of Tennessee. She started her own practice in Chattanooga, TN, in 1989 and sold it in 2012. Starting in 2014 she has been traveling around the country in an RV with her Chihuahua Molly, working as an interim veterinarian at various animal hospitals. So far her adventures have taken her to Pennsylvania, Maine, Florida, Yellowstone National Park and most recently Arizona. Her hobbies include gardening, travel, hiking, skiing and RV’ing. She is excited to call Grayling her new home.
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Renee Soultanian is a licensed Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, then attended Wayne County Community College where she completed the Veterinary Technician Program. Renee began her technician career working at several veterinary practices (including a specialty/referral practice) in the Metro Detroit area. In April of 1993, she joined the Grayling Hospital for Animals and The Roscommon Veterinary Clinic teams. Alternating weekly between these two clinics gave Renee the opportunity to work with each doctor and team member (she is currently full time at the Roscommon clinic). Renee continues to strive to provide compassionate and quality care to all patients. She enjoys kayaking, bicycling, craft making, and spending time with her four legged family, Holden, Jericho and Tangelo.
Jennifer joined the team at the Grayling Hospital for Animals in 1996 after graduating from the Veterinary Technician program at Michigan State University. She lives in Grayling with her husband, four boys, their dog Trooper and Zoey their cat.
Katrina Yount attended Baker college for two years and graduated in June of 2013. She has an Associates degree as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Katrina interned with the Grayling Hospital for Animals and then joined the Roscommon Veterinary Clinic team in June 2013. She currently has no pets but plans to extend her furry family in the near future.
Kim Dougherty is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She attended Central Michigan University, for two years, before transferring to Baker College and graduating in 2014 with an Associate’s degree. Kim completed her internship at the Grayling Hospital for Animals, and joined our team in 2014. She enjoys caring for all animals, and has her own cat named Pretty.
Chelsea began working with us as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2016. She grew up in Wisconsin, and moved to Alaska in 2010. In 2011, she moved to Colorado. She went to Front Range Community College and received her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology Degree in July of 2015. She then moved to Michigan and lives in Grayling with her husband- Scott, two children- Gabriel and Riley, four dogs- Duke, Zeus, Margie, and Annie, and one cat- Toby. Chelsea became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Michigan in April of 2016. She works full time, primarily at our Roscommon location. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys doing outdoor activities and spending time with her family.
Sherri Sweet joined the team in 2000. Although I have worked at both Grayling Hospital for Animals and Roscommon Veterinary Clinic I presently work primarily at Roscommon. I am certified as an Approved Veterinary Assistant through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and I am certified as a Veterinary Dental Technician through the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians. I enjoy spending time with my dog, Winston and my horse, Brighad.
Whitney Wagner began working as a Kennel Assistant in 2005 where her primary job was cleaning. In 2012 she began her training as a Veterinary Assistant and plans on going to school to become a Veterinary Technician. Whitney enjoys spending time with her family, toy poodle-Bailey, and riding her horses- Lil’ Bit and Destiny.
Client Relationship Specialists
Suzanne Pennell joined the team in 1996 as a Client Relationship Specialist primarily at the Roscommon Veterinary Clinic. Suzanne loves her work and has added in Management and Human Resource tasks for both hospitals. Suzanne is a Volunteer Firefighter and EMT-B with South Branch Township Fire/EMS. She shares her life with her husband and their animal children, 2 dogs, Miss Trillium and Maybellene and 3 cats, Ming, Silver Fox and KimChee.
Suzy Hill has been with Roscommon Veterinary Clinic since May of 1999 as a Client Relationship Specialist. She enjoys keeping abreast of the ever changing world of computers as well as working one on one with clients and their four footed children. Her furry children include 3 cats, Panther, Taaz and Zhou.
Sue Devault started at the Grayling Hospital for Animals on March 18, 2011 as a Client Relationship Specialist. She lives in Roscommon with her son, their pup Dozer, her dog Tiny and their cat Happy Kitty.