Dr. Will Spanbock is our full time Veterinarian and Practice Owner here at Good Ground Animal Hospital! He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder and went on to earn his Masters in Environmental Resource Management & Administration from Antioch University. After completing a clinic rotation at Oregon State University, Dr. Spanbock graduated in 2007 from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors, and the “Large Animal Surgery Team” Award. He was an Associate Veterinarian at the Eastport Animal Hospital from 2008-2015, and joined our team part time in 2014. In November 2015, he decided to come over full time! Dr. Spanbock was also voted two years in a row by Dan’s paper “Best of the Best Veterinarian" on the South Fork. Even though his main focus is cats and dogs, he also has experience in treating small animals such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and rodents. When Dr. Spanbock isn’t taking care of your pets, he’s either catching some waves on his surfboard, traveling with his wife Bria, his three children Kayla, Brady, and Hannah, or relaxing at home with his Labrador Retriever Willow!
Dr. Heather Swanson used to work here as one of our licensed technicians in 2011. She continued her education by dedicating herself to the profession. She went off to Ross University to become a veterinarian in 2015. She completed her clinical rotations at Cornell University, & graduated as a Licensed Veterinarian! Additionally, after completing vet school, she attended The Chi Institute where she became a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and is working to become certified in practicing herbal medicine. Dr. Swanson is now our newest doctor on staff & excels in her efforts to inform and educate our clients, all while providing the best care for your furry family members. If you need to travel internationally with your pet, she is also an Accredited USDA Veterinarian! When Dr. Swanson isn't treating your pets, she takes care of her Boston Terrier named Phoebe and chocolate Labrador Retriever Noodle at home!
Jennifer Poole is our Hospital Administrator at Good Ground Animal Hospital. She has been here since August 2011, and is very passionate about developing and supporting high quality veterinary healthcare. Her compassion and empathy has been a cornerstone to her building trust and relationships with our clients. Jen feels that your pet’s health is our first priority and ensures that when your pet is here, they will be treated like family. She is here to put you at ease and answer any of your questions! When Jennifer isn’t taking care of your pets, she enjoys reading, watching Horror movies and relaxing at home with her dogs, Cali & Patton!
Billie is our licensed veterinary technician here at Good Ground Animal Hospital. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 20 years! She specialized in emergency medicine, working at various emergency veterinary hospitals, but has switched over to small practice medicine. She came to us full time in June 2016 and we are so lucky to have her! Billie is full of knowledge and expertise when it comes to helping your pets, and is ready and willing to assist the doctors in whatever situation may arise. She is energetic and always there to offer a helping hand. Her hard work and dedication to a small animal practice makes her a great addition to our team! When Billie isn't taking care of your pets, she’s relaxing at home with her husband, 2 daughters, and playing with her 3 rescue dogs Jessie, Scout, and Homer!
Jeff is our kennel assistant here at Good Ground! He completed his animal science course and hopes to one day become a licensed veterinary technician. During the day, he takes care of all the animals boarding, making sure that they always have enough food, water, exercise, and play time! He's always available to give a good belly rub, or plenty of treats! Jeff is full of energy, and willing to help the other assistants whenever he can. His hard work and dedication to a small animal practice makes him a great addition to our team. When Jeff isn't taking care of your pets, he's either eating Moe's, or hanging out at home with his Labrador Retriever, Sky!
Alicia just joined our team this year after seeking a new career in the Veterinary Field. She has always had a passion for animals and here she really does express that dedication. In the short amount of time she has been here she has become a very knowledgable veterinary assistant and is there to answer any of your questions. We are very thrilled to have her be apart of our team here at Good Ground Animal Hospital. In her free time she enjoys hiking and spending quality time with her boyfriend Tyler and her dog Gunther.
Jillian joined the Good Ground team in December 2020. She comes with over seven years experience in the veterinary field. She is a great asset to our team making sure that everyone is well cared for. She enjoys getting to know the clients of Good Ground Animal Hospital and their fur babies! Outside of work she enjoys watching sunsets, spending time with her boyfriend, their daughter Ryleigh and their pack of misfits consisting of ten cats and three dogs.
Another new team member we have this year is Cassie. This is her first position in the Veterinary field and she is very energetic about being here for you and your pets needs. She is a very great addition to our team. Our clients enjoy her positive attitude and find her very warm and helpful. In her free time she enjoys playing volleyball, relaxing at the beach and spending time with her Corgi Piglet and her cat Tiny Mom.
Paige joined our team in August 2018 with previous experience at an emergency animal hospital. Paige's love for animals and her interest in the medical field are what inspired her to pursue a career in the Veterinary field. She loves meeting new people and pets and getting to work with animals every day. Her job keeps her on her toes and she’s always tried at the potential to learn more and grow every day. She has one horse named Joy, her dog named Roxy, her cat Luna and other farm animals. In her free time she loves horseback riding and would own her own ranch if money wasn’t an option. She also enjoys working on her parent’s farm, and spending time with her family.
Caitlin joined our team in May 2021 as a veterinary receptionist. She has prior experience as a veterinary assistant at another animal hospital and is continuing to expand her knowledge in order to provide exceptional client education. She is very excited about working in a veterinary hospital again and being around your pets! When she is not at work, she is crocheting, coloring or spending time with her boyfriend Anthony and their animals- Dirty Diana, Michael Jackson, & Phoenix.
We are welcoming our newest veterinary receptionist Monica! This is her first position in the veterinary field but she is very excited to learn and meet all of our patients! She has always wanted to work with animals and we believe her compassion and outstanding client communication will be very helpful and inviting at the front desk. She has also been making sure that clients stay up to date with our latest news and informational posts via our website and social media. Send us photos of your pets to be featured on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Monica and her boyfriend Isaias enjoy training their dog Sosa, playing with their cat Midnight and she enjoys doing her own nail art.