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Meet the Team

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

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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.


Diondra Vioshich, DVM

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Dr. Diondra graduated from Michigan State University Veterinary School in 2024 after achieving a bachelor’s degree in animal science from MSU in 2015. She is the newest member to the team and is excited to meet and apply the latest patient-centered care to the families of Red Cedar Animal Hospital! As an owner that has raised her pets from puppy and kittenhood into super seniors, she has found an interest in utilizing nutrition and activities to keep pets enthusiastic and energetic, helping them live fulfilling lives with their families for as long as possible. She also enjoys working with owners to tailor specific health plans for their pets to ensure they stay in good health. She has always had the strong belief that each patient’s trip to the clinic should be a fear-free experience, with plenty of treats and pets involved, so that each animal enjoys their appointment, and everyone looks forward to their return visit!

Originally from Florida, Dr. Diondra was driven to help both wild and domestic animals with her family from a young age and has rescued, rehomed, and rehabilitated many animals for the past 30 years. She worked in the Veterinary field as a Surgical Technician for 4 years prior to attending Veterinary School. Dr. Diondra currently is the proud owner of one dog, a Pyrenees Mix who has been trained in advanced obedience named “Dawnia”. She also has two senior cats; one is a bobtail she rescued named “Romano” and a tortoiseshell queen cat (“Demarah”) who runs the whole household. She enjoys most outdoor activities, most notably camping, hiking, boating and she has a strong love for gardening and nature. Now that she has decided to make Michigan her new home, she plans to fully enjoy the 4 seasons Michigan has to offer! 




Jill, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jill

Jill 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, "Ticker" and "Briar" as well as our Pembroke Corgi, "Tempest." 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.


Corlie, Grounds Keeper

Corlie

While you won't see Corlie behind the front desk at RCAH anymore, you may see her outside pulling weeds, planting flowers, or trimming bushes in her role of keeping the grounds neat and beautiful. She also enjoys taking care of her own gardens and the flowerbeds at her church. Spare time is often spent doing things with her Irish Red and White Setters, Claire and Bree, who are active in agility. Corlie is a piano teacher who loves making music, especially on her hammered dulcimer or with handbells. She shares her home with her husband Keith, and enjoys spending time with her three sons and their families, including three wonderful grandchildren.


Shannon, Boarding Manager

Shannon is our boarding manager.  She has been in the field for over 25 years.   Growing up on a farm, animals have always been an important part of her life.  Throughout her career, her standard of care has never wavered, and her love for animals has only grown.  Her favorite part of the job is bringing comfort to animals who are frightened and away from their homes.  She treats every pet as if they were her own and ensures that they are not only taken care of, but pampered.  When pets board with Shannon, she makes it their own little vacation.  We are so grateful to have Shannon as a part of our team.  


Shelby, Receptionist

Shelby is one of our receptionists and has been in the veterinary medicine field since 1992.  She was inspired from a young age, with her family breeding miniature schnauzers and shadowing her hometown vet.  As early as 10 years old, she knew she wanted to be around animals for the rest of her life.  Shelby’s goal in her work is always to inspire pet owners to have a wonderful and strong human-animal bond with their pets.  She is the proud owner of two rescued fur babies, Dogi (a loving lab-pit mix) and Eugene (a sweet orange tabby).  Outside of work, you can find Shelby exploring nature in the UP, spending time with her friends and family, or having beach and lighthouse adventures with her significant other. 


Dylan, Veterinary Assistant

Dylan is a diligent and dedicated veterinary assistant.  He is an aspiring vet student and has his bachelor’s in zoology from MSU.  His favorite part of the job is getting to know each pet individually. Dylan is trained in many positions and procedures but has a growing interest in radiology.  In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing with his two lovely cats, Idalia and Ella.  Every day he brings an incredible work ethic and passion for his field, making him a wonderful addition to our team.


Oreo, Clinic Cat