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Meet Our team!

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Kayla Stomack, DVM MPH 


Kayla was educated by Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine after getting a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at the Michigan State College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Kayla also completed her Master’s in Public Health at Michigan State University.  Kayla worked in emergency medicine before taking the Head Veterinarian Position with APAWS. Kayla is involved in martial arts (Okinawan karate), but also enjoys travel, learning languages, gardening, kayaking, hunting/fishing, and scuba diving. She also loves adrenaline sports: skydiving, bungee jumping, rock climbing/rappelling, shark diving, zip lining. She volunteers with MI FFA and Loop Abroad, plays saxophone and is learning violin, and enjoys cooking. She has four dogs: Charlie, brindle Pitbull, who loves to climb back in bed after his morning bathroom run. Nysa, a blue Pitbull, who loves to cuddle under the blankets and give frequent kisses. She also has 2 corgis: Piper, who keeps everyone in line and Oliver who is content to snuggle on anyone’s lap.  Kayla also has a rabbit named Henry who just likes food.   

Kelsey Marlatt, 

Practice Manager

Kelsey has been working in veterinary medicine as a receptionist and technician for over 16 years. She enjoys client education and providing a safe space for animals to feel comfortable while receiving medical care. Kelsey is a huge animal rescue advocate and spends most of her free time fostering for local rescues with her partner, Mike. They have several rescued pets including dogs, cats, reptiles and aquatic animals. 

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parrel smith,

Veterinary Technician 

Parry is a Veterinary Technician here at APAWS Veterinary Hospital and is currently a student in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program. Parry’s special interests in the veterinary field include quality patient care, surgery, and anesthesia. Parry has over 3 years of veterinary experience and is always eager to grow and learn. Perry strives to be true to herself, her coworkers, and our clients/patients. Outside of work, Parry loves spending time with her family, but the true loves of her life are her 3 dogs, Sam Winchester, Olivia, Niklaus, and her cat Phoebe. Parry enjoys nearly everything and anything and can't wait to provide compassionate care to our clients pets!


Shelby Sherman,

Veterinary Technician

Shelby is a veterinary technician that has been in the veterinary medicine field for over 16 years.
She received her education at West Virginia University as a triple major and single minor.
Shelby has enjoyed working with other animals beside domesticated cats and dogs. Shelby has
worked with farm animals, wildlife and zoo life.
What she loves most about the field is educating clients and advocating for their fur babies.
Shelby believes there can be a world that is filled with love for all animals and a voice that is
heard for all rights to animal advocacy. When Shelby isn’t trying to save the animal world her
hobbies include anything outdoors (hiking, swimming, rock climbing or just enjoying a nice quiet

spot by the river). Her best fur friends are 3 cats (Cleopatra, Cali and Tigger), 1 dog (Layla-
who’s gained her angel wings and is running crazy in Rainbow Bridge), and 1 Appaloosa mare

Shelby will love your fur baby more than you can ever know. Just bring them to her!

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Susan Kreutz,

Veterinary Assistant

Sue joined the staff of APAWS in October of 2022 as a vet assistant and is currently enrolled at Macomb Community College in the Veterinary Technician Program.    She enjoys working with new clients and works hard to provide the best possible care for each client (pet and owner).  Sue believes there is a special bond between people and their pets that improves the quality of both lives.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with her furry family, which include her husband, dog, and 3 cats. 


Molly Matheson,

Veterinary Assistant

Molly is a veterinary assistant here at APAWS Veterinary Hospital. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in biology and has enjoyed applying her education in the veterinary field, which she has been in for about 1.5 years. Molly enjoys welcoming our patients into our facility and providing them with the compassionate care that they deserve. In her free time Molly enjoys gardening, crafting, camping, thrifting, and relaxing at home with her partner Mitchell and their cat Banjo. Molly is very grateful to be a part of the team and can't wait to see where the future takes her! 

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Chelsea maguire

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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Brittany Fessenden,

Kennel Assistant

Brittany is a Kennel Assistant at APAWS and is currently enrolled in the Ashworth College Veterinary Technician program. She has also studied Small Business Management and hopes to open a rescue someday. Brittany is a mother to a beautiful two-year-old daughter and four fur babies (one cat, three dogs). She has worked for multiple doggy daycare centers, grooming facilities, and also operated a private pet-sitting service. Brittany takes pride in keeping our hospital clean and her other hobbies include creative writing, couponing, and learning as much as she can about veterinary medicine and animal behavior.

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