Our Veterinary Team
Practice Owner DVM
Dr. Craig Anderson is originally from Michigan and received his DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. After being an associate veterinarian in Michiana for eight years, he built his own small animal practice in Mishawaka in March of 1985. He opened up his practice with his wife Gail, who he met after caring for her sick family pet. They have been married for 38 years and have four adult children and four grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, riding his bike, fishing, reading books and solving crossword puzzles. Dr. Anderson’s favorite part of veterinary medicine is being able to work closely with people and helping their pets feel better and remain healthy.
Our Veterinary Support Team
Practice Manager, Client Care Representative
Gail has been the practice manager since her and Dr. Anderson built the practice in 1985. They have been married for 38 years and have four adult children and so-far four grandchildren. She attended IUSB and Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Her love for animals really sparked when she met Dr. Anderson and has continued to grow since. She really enjoys helping clients with their questions and helping them make the best decisions for their pets’ health. Her favorite part of working at the practice is being able to work with her family and establishing relationships with clients. In her free time, she loves watching her grandkids. She also enjoys cooking, redecorating and shopping with her daughters. She has two dogs, Rugby, whose favorite thing to do it collect rocks out of the lake and Bella, whose favorite thing to do is snuggle on the couch at night with Dr. Anderson.
Office Manager, Client Care Representative
Kelly started working at MACC in 2016. She has been married for 21 years and has three children. She graduated from Valparaiso University with a Bachelors in Social Work. She has always had a cat in her life and thinks animals have a special way of bringing people out of their shells. She really enjoys seeing the interaction between owners and their pets. In her spare time, she greatly enjoys cooking, traveling and refinishing furniture. She currently has six cats and two guinea pigs. Their names are Audrey, Kix, Rocket, Luna, Trixie and Juliette.
Client Care Representative
Jessica started working at MACC in 2015 and is Dr. Anderson’s daughter. She has been married for four years and has two kids, one boy and one girl. She graduated from Penn High School and attended Southwest Michigan college. She has had a love for animals ever since she was young. Growing up she owned a horse named Sugar and had multiple family pets. Her favorite part of the job is seeing animals come in and experiencing their success stories. She loves spending time with her family and walking around Target sipping on her Starbucks coffee. She has a dog named Molly, whose favorite thing to do is run from window to window barking in the house.
Client Care Representative
Christina started working at MACC in 2019 and has previously attended Trine University. She is engaged and has two children. Growing up she has had a love for animals and a soft spot for rescues. When working with animals, her favorite thing is connecting positively with the animals. She especially loves expanding her knowledge and experiences to become a better advocate for animals. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and dancing. She currently has two dogs. Their names are Dakoda, who loves lounging outside and napping with her boys and Daisy, who loves to go on long walks/runs and chase squirrels.
Karen started working at MACC in 1986 and was our first employee we hired on. She has been married for 32 years and has two daughters and two grandchildren. She graduated from Mishawaka High School and attended Purdue University. Growing up, her grandparents had horses, cows, dogs and cats on their farm and parents always had a dog and cat in the house. She loves seeing our long-term clients get new pets, enjoys caring for them and supporting clients when it’s time to say goodbye. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her grandkids, walking her dogs and working in the yard. She has two dogs, Duke, whose favorite thing to do is cuddle up on the couch and Benneli, whose favorite thing to do is go duck hunting with her husband.
Malinda has been working at MACC since 1990 and graduated from Mishawaka High School. She has been married for 33 years, has three kids and one granddaughter. Growing up she had a family dog and cared for several stray cats in her neighborhood. Being able to establish positive relationships and gain the trust of fearful animals is her favorite part of working at MACC. She loves being able to make a positive impact on animals visits and enjoys experiencing the gratitude a client expresses from a successful treatment with their pet. In her free time she enjoys riding her bike, fishing, solving word puzzles and spoiling her granddaughter. She has three dogs, Trinity, Ariah and Gunner, who love annoying the squirrels in her backyard. She also has a cat named Nugget who gets along very well with her dogs.
Gina has been working at MACC since 1994 and is a graduate from Mishawaka High School. She has been married for 25 years and has five children, four boys and one girl. She has always had a passion for helping animals since her family saved and cared for many stray cats when she was young. Her favorite part of her job is working as team helping all of our furry friends live their best, healthiest lives and providing love and comfort to all of the patients. You can always find her sitting in a run with an animal after surgery, snuggling and petting them. In her free time she really enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching movies and watching her favorite football team, The Chicago Bears. She has 2 dogs, Payton, whose favorite thing to do is play tug-of-war and Muffin, who loves to snuggle and sleep all day. She also has many kitties that she’s rescued ranging from 1-11 years old.
Sean grew up hanging out with his dad at the clinic and eventually started working at MACC in 2010 once in highschool. He graduated from Purdue University in 2018 with a Bachelors in Animal Science. He will be attending St. George’s University College of Veterinary Medicine in January of 2020. He has had a passion for animals growing up from his father being a veterinarian and always having multiple family pets, including dogs, cats, frogs, fish, guinea pigs and a horse. In his free time, he has recently become a Fear Free Certified Professional, loves golfing, fishing, woodworking, skiing and spending time with his family and fiance. He has a cat named Stella who is very playful at night with her laser pointer and feather wand.
Leah started working at MACC in 2018 and is currently a Junior at Mishawaka High School. Growing up, Leah has always loved animals. Her first pet was a cat named Spirit when she was about five years old. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, watching TV and taking pictures at the park. Her family has 3 dogs, Gunner, Ari,and Trinity, a cat named Nugget and a guinea pig named Oscar.
Staff Supervisor/Client Welcomer/Head Food Inspector
Stanley was brought to us 13 years ago on a cold blustering winter afternoon. He was a young fella found near a dumpster, just looking for some scraps and a nice warm place to settle down. Growing up was a bit rough for him, but with the help of his food inspection skills he put on a couple of pounds in no time. Today, he lives a comfortable lifestyle of napping, eating treats, greeting clients and keeping the mice away. He loves to start the day with a fast sprint down the hallway, welcoming everyone as they come in to work for the day and then recovering with a morning nap in his cat bed. He enjoys teasing dogs when they come in, loving on kittens that visit us and begging for catnip. When Stanley is not busy with his daily schedule, he likes to play catch, ignore clients when they call after him and enjoy some food samples that are at his disposal. His favorite foods include, chicken nuggets, chicken, turkey and ham.
Client Care Representative
Heather started working at MACC in 2021 and is Dr. Anderson’s daughter. She has been married for five years and has two boys. She graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Event Management. When she was in college she worked at MACC in the summers. She has had a love for animals ever since she was young and recently realized she wanted to shift her career goals to focus on her family’s business. Her favorite part of the job is educating herself and using that knowledge to be an advocate for pets and their owners. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband, family, and two little boys. She loves to cook and make frequent trips to Target! She has a dog named Ralph, who is the sweetest boy. He can be a bit squirrely at times but he has the biggest heart!