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
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
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.
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 East 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 typically ride dressage, but I just enjoy spending time with horses in general. Thank you so much for reading a little bit about me and I cannot wait to meet you and your furry friends!
Angela, Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Attendant
Hi! I'm Angela. I graduated high school from Holt, and I went to college at Ross Medical Education Center to become a Veterinary Assistant. I'm really interested in exotics but I don't own any. I have 3 fur babies (cats); Koda, Rex and Binx. They are absolutely the loves of my life. I enjoy spending my free time outdoors, watching tv or hanging out with family and friends, etc. I love working here at Red Cedar Animal Hospital! It warms my heart to see how pets get so excited to see their parents after boarding with us, it never gets old!
Nicole, Veterinary Assistant
Hey! I'm Nicole. I attended Michigan Technological University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology concentrated in Pre-Health Professions. I have always loved taking care of animals, which as a kid meant taking home every stray I saw and attempting to reunite them with their owners. I love working as a Veterinary Assistant at Red Cedar Animal Hospital because it lets me continue to take care of animals and help their owners know their pets are in good hands. I have two pets of my own; a golden retriever, Murphy, and a Siamese kitten named Opal. When I'm not at the hospital I spend my time outside hiking, fishing, or camping. I also love painting or creating any kind of art. Thanks for reading and learning a little bit about me, I can't wait to meet you and your fur babies.