The Health Care Team at the Red Cedar Animal Hospital has been carefully selected for caring, compassionate individuals. Our team members enjoy meeting pet owners and their animals and go out of their way to make your pet's visit to the hospital happy and special. Some pets come in as reluctant patients and go out wagging their tails or purring. We enjoy what we do, and work in a playful atmosphere.
Barbara Meining, DVM
Dr. Meining graduated from Michigan State University Veterinary School in 1985 after spending 3 years in the U.S. Army. Since then, she has worked in the Lansing area. As her own dogs have gone through their "golden years" she has developed a special interest in geriatrics. She enjoys working with pet owners to devise a protocol to keep their animals happy and healthy, with a strong emphasis on preventive medicine. She has always believed in using fear-free techniques while working with animals. By offering lots of treats and minimizing restraint, many animals actually enjoy coming in for their visits. This puts a smile on everyone's face!
She has actively bred and trained Gordon Setters for over 25 years. Her dogs have been trained in competition obedience, tracking, field events, freestyle, agility and conformation events and have earned several prestigious awards. Dr. Meining currently has several dogs and Ragdoll cats. She has been selected as the top veterinarian in the Lansing area. She enjoys most outdoor sports, especially hiking, biking and kayaking, and also has a keen interest in travel and nature photography.
Jill, Licensed Veterinary Technician
I graduated from the MSU Vet Tech Program in 1988 and have worked with Dr. Meining since that time. My professional interests are seizure disorders and natural supplements. My husband and I share our lives with a Flat Coated Retrievers, "Raven" and "Ticker" as well as our 2 Pembroke Corgis, "Pup" and "Tempest." Rounding out the family is our cat: "Leo." I am a founding member of the Capitol City Canine Club for Agility. I do many dog sports including agility, field work, obedience, herding, dock diving and tracking. I have been a 4-H leader in dogs for 25 years.
Emily, Head Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant
Hello! I have been working at Red Cedar Animal Hospital for ~11 years. I very much enjoy working with our pets and pet parents. Witnessing the human animal bond is my favorite part of this job and our clients are THE BEST! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my fiance', our rescue Pit Bull named Rogue Hazelnut and our friends and family!
I have been a receptionist at Red Cedar Animal Hospital since 2007. I really enjoy greeting people and their pets as they come in, and helping everyone's day flow smoothly. I also maintain the flowerbeds and plantings around the clinic.
I share my home with my husband Keith, and our two dogs: Irish red and white setters Jamie and Claire. With our three sons grown and off on their own, we enjoy pursuing activities with our dogs, such as obedience, conformation showing, rally, hunt tests, and our favorite, agility.
In my "other life", I am a musician. In addition to teaching piano, I am a church organist and pianist, a handbell choir director, and a member of the Capital City Ringers, a community auditioned handbell ensemble in Lansing.
When I have free time, I love gardening, walking, traveling, reading, and spending time with my two adorable grandsons!
Sarah, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician! I am so excited to be part of the team at Red Cedar Animal Hospital, PC. I graduated from the MSU Veterinary Technology program in 2015. Before that, I graduated with a BS in Zoology in 2013 from MSU. Animals are something I have been passionate about since I was very young and I really strive to show that in my work daily!
I live in Lansing with my husband, Anthony. We have two cats Primrose and Tobias. Our dog, Penny, is a Pointer Mix we adopted from Huron Valley Humane Society. After Anthony and I got off the plane from our honeymoon I said "I want a dog" and later that day we were driving home with Penny in the back of the car! We also have Franklin, a long hair chihuahua we adopted in February 2018!
When I am not working, my hobbies include reading, practicing yoga, camping, hiking and knitting/crocheting. I also enjoy riding horses! I am currently training as a hunter/jumper and dressage rider. Thank you so much for reading a little bit about me and I cannot wait to meet you and your furry friend!
Liz, Kennel Attendant
Hey everyone! My name is Liz, and I am a student at Lansing Community College on my way to studying Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. Hopefully, I will have my first degree in Fall 2018! My family has instilled a love for animals and medicine in me; my parents have 4 cats and a dog in addition to my mom fostering kittens, and my dad and brother are both paramedics. I have learned a lot working at Red Cedar Animal Hospital, and I always love seeing your pets!
When I am not at work or in class, I like to relax at home with my husband, Trevor, and our cat, Mallory. We live in a pretty small house in a quiet pocket of Lansing, which means Malloy is always chittering at the birds and squirrels outside...when she isn't being spoiled with treats and cuddles. To pass the time, I play video games, do some online window-shopping, and watch movies or TV. My husband and I also play Pathfinder with a group of friends once a week for about 10 hours straight.
I look forward to seeing new and old faces come into the clinic, so come in and visit us sometime! And, of course, thank you for letting us take care of your pets!
Alyssa, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Hi! My name is Alyssa and I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician. If you recognize me, it is because I worked at Red Cedar for a period of time as a kennel attendant/receptionist. I recently graduated from MSU with my Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology (go green!) and I love Red Cedar so much I had to come back! I have always had a passion for animals beginning with the strays I constantly brought home to my parents farm and now with my dog Sabrina and her cat brother Chip. She is a Boxer mix and he is a Domestic Long Hair from Capital Area Humane Society. In my free time I enjoy reading good books, taking Sabrina new places for a walk, volunteering at animal shelters and spending time with my family and friends. Can't wait to see you and all of your fur kids!
Lauren, Kennel Attendant/ Receptionist
Hello! My name is Lauren and I’m thrilled to join the team at Red Cedar Animal Hospital. I recently completed the veterinary assistant program through Penn Foster in 2017. I also have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Austin Peay State University. I genuinely love animals and value the human-animal bond.
I live in Holt with my husband, Uili, our two kids, Te’o and Kealani, and our kitty, Astro. In my downtime, I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors and watching football (Go Steelers!).
Coleen, Kennel Attendant/ Receptionist
Hi! My name is Coleen and I am currently applying to veterinary school. A bit about myself, I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago then ended up at Michigan Technological University in the U.P. There I earned a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Management in 2014. After graduation, I worked in a veterinary clinic back home until I got a job in Michigan doing Utility Forestry Work. I decided it wasn't for me and veterinary medicine is what I enjoy. Since then I've gone back to school to work on prerequisites and other aspects of the application process. Currently I live in East Lansing with my husband, our beagle-corgi mix named Sassafras and our budgie, Sycamore. In my free time I love to get outdoors when the weather is nice or bake and read on a rainy day. Although on a long weekend I also enjoy going back to visit family and fur family back in Chicago. There I get to spend more time with a Shepard Mix named Rory and two Norwegian Fjord horses, Bjorn and Kjell. I can't wait to meet all of you and your four-legged friends!