About Us

CARING AND COMPASSIONATE VETERINARY TEAM

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Rockford Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary medical facility, located in Rockford, MI. Our professional and courteous staff at Rockford Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for our highly valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Rockford Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Rockford, MI and the surrounding West Michigan area.

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cat friendly practice

Carol A. Good, DVM

VETERINARIAN & PRACTICE OWNER

Dr. Good is a Michigan State University graduate and has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 32 years. She came to work at Rockford Animal Hospital in 1992 and took ownership just a couple of years later. She shares her life with her frisky kitty, Sweetie, and son Chris. When Dr. Good is not at the hospital helping owners keep their pets healthy and happy, she spends her time doing various hobbies that include: gardening, reading, shoe shopping and decorating.

Dr. Good has a passion for cats and dogs, you can see and feel it as soon as you meet her. She absolutely loves when she gets a patient to really like her. As a Cat Friendly Practice, she strives to make every cat patient as comfortable as possible. When Dr. Good retires, she sees herself visiting family more and volunteering for nonprofit organizations. She has a big heart and a lot of love to share. Becoming a doctor was her true calling.

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Chad E. Ackerman, DVM

VETERINARIAN 

Chad Ackerman, DVM, is a 2000 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He comes to us from Robbins Road Animal Clinic in Grand Haven where he worked from 2016 to 2021. Prior to that, he worked at Hamilton Veterinary Clinic for 10 years.

Dr. Ackerman has served on the board of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and also as the secretary, vice president and president of the Western Michigan Veterinary Medication Association. A few of his interest areas include internal medicine, geriatric care and dentistry. He shares his life with his beautiful wife Laura and their two girls, Avery and Ashlyn. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family, relaxing at the lake and traveling.

 

Michelle

Michelle

PRACTICE MANAGER

Michelle became a part of the RAH family in March of 2018 as our Practice Manager. She has a fun-loving daughter that is just as adventurous as she is. She is also the proud mommy of three adorable cats, Theo, Cleo and JoJo, a Labrador retriever, Enzo, and “the star of the show” Coton de Tulear named Neko. Michelle loves doing everything outdoors! Biking, skiing, canoeing, golfing, camping, you name it.

She graduated from Aquinas College with a Bachelor of Business Communications and received her Master of Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Colorado. Business is her passion. She loves growing RAH and helping the employees achieve their career goals.

When Michelle isn’t at the practice, she is with her family enjoying water sports and gardening. She is also currently starting her own business as the owner and manager of Good Dog Rockford Boarding and Grooming. Be sure to say hello to our Practice Manager the next time you visit.

Tabatha

Tabetha

LICENSED LEAD Veterinary Technician

Tabetha has been with the Rockford Animal Hospital team since 2014. She received her Bachelors in Animal Science from Michigan State University in 2012 and her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from Sanford Brown University in 2014. She loves every aspect of her career but enjoys working with feline patients the most and working to create a stress-free environment for all. She shares her life with her husband, daughter, and three cats. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, camping, and spending time by the water.

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Bethany

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Bethany has been working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician since graduating from Baker College in 2016. She recently joined Rockford Animal Hospital in January, 2021 and is excited to be a part of their surgery team. Growing up Bethany has always had a natural love for animals and caring for them. Proof of this is her 2 dogs and 4 cats – she can not turn away a stray! Bethany and her husband also welcomed a new daughter into heir family in November of 2020. She loves being home with them, going on outdoor adventures, her church, rafting, and finding great deals garage saleing.

Ashlee

ASHLEE

LICENSED ASST. LEAD Veterinary Technician

Ashlee became a part of the Rockford Animal Hospital team in 2017, but is no stranger to the Veterinary Field. The family atmosphere and great clients make it an amazing place to work. Ashlee is a graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Sanford Brown with an Associate of Applied Science degree. When she isn’t sharing her time with the team, she is at home with her husband, sons, two dogs and a kitty. You can find her outside going on adventures when the weather is nice, crafting or reading.

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Isabelle

VETERINARY Assistant

Isabelle became a part of the Rockford Animal Hospital team in 2018. She shares her life with her 2 bunnies, Lucy and Ezra, and her rescue dog, Frankie. Isabelle has always had a passion for animals and hopes to someday start her own animal sanctuary. When Isabelle has free time, she enjoys spending it outdoors and thrifting.

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Alexis

VETERINARY Assistant

Lexi started working at Rockford Animal Hospital in 2020. Her favorite part of working in the veterinary field is building relationships with the clients and their pets. Lexi currently has her Associates Degree in Applied Arts & Science and is going to school to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. When she is not working you can find her enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She shares her life with her boyfriend, chihuahua Lilly, and cat Emmie.

Connie

Connie

RECEPTIONIST

Connie started working at RAH in 2018 and has worked in the veterinary field for 20 plus years. She shares her life with her husband, daughter, grandson, and their two cats. She enjoys track days and auto crosses with her car; gardening, riding bicycle and spending time with family.

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Caitlin

RECEPTIONIST

Caitlin started working at Rockford Animal Hospital in February 2021 as the front desk receptionist. She is currently attending GRCC for her business degree with future plans to achieve a degree in human resources. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her dog Desmond, play volleyball, travel, and go camping.

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Jennifer

Social Media Specialist

Jennifer started at Rockford Animal Hospital in 2020 as the social media specialist. She is a graduate from Aquinas college. Her studies emphasized community, marketing, and social media. Jennifer loves to take pictures of the fur-kids and enjoys connecting with the digital pet community. Jennifer is the pet parent to a husky named Sully. In her free time Jennifer writes and publishes children’s book and has two books that made it onto Amazon’s #1 New Releases list!

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