Veterinary Medical Center - Ludington, MI - Team

Veterinary Medical Center

243 North Jebavy
Ludington, MI 49431


Our Team

Sherri Oleniczak


Sherri was born and raised in Ludington and has worked at VMC since June 2001. She married her high school sweetheart Tim and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Shelby(and a son-in-law Ase Personette) and Rylie. She has a rescue dog, Lola a Rottweiler and a cat, Maxwell. 2 grand-dogs, Stella a Rottweiler and Murray a Labrador.

In her spare time away from the clinic she enjoys spending time with her family and friends going down the river in a kayak or floating out in the lake on the pontoon, also reading, baking, campfires, shopping, and trying to make more time for travel.




Jyl has always had a deep love for animals. After attending an Explorers class at VMC through Ludington High School, Jyl was hired into her dream job, February 15th of 1988. In the 30 plus years that Jyl has worked here, she has done many different tasks. Currently she is one of our Receptionists. Jyl works part-time so that she can be an involved parent of her 17 year old daughter Chesna, 19 year old son Torin, many indoor cats, one dog and to care for her elderly parents.

Some of Jyl's favorite things are water activities, nature hikes, camping, visiting friends around a fire, the 4th of July, Christmas, traveling to Southern Florida and attending car meets with her AMO or Mopa muscle cars.

Lindsey Latala

Veterinary Assistant

Lindsey joined our team in June of 2011 as one of our veterinary assistants. 

She loves her job because it is different every single day. Her co-workers and patients make each day enjoyable.

When she's not at work you can find her spending time with her husband Eric & their amazing fur babies: Schemmy, Kimber & Remington.

Lindsey also enjoys spending quality time with her family & friends, attending pilates & her yoga classes.



Veterinary Assistant

Michelle grew up in Ludington after moving from Buffalo, NY when she was five years old. She's been with VMC since April 2014. Her cats, Hamilton, Kennedy, Wilson and Ruthie and her dog, Scooby are all patients here! Currently she is working towards becoming a licensed veterinary technician through Penn Foster. When she's not at VMC she likes to spend her free time reading, running and watching the latest movies with her family and friends.


Carol Bush

Veterinary Assistant

Carol is married with three children and is a native to the great state of Michigan. She has had a love for animals that started at an early age and materialized into an accumulation of pets from dogs to rabbits to canaries. This love motivated her to pursue a degree in Biology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids. It was here that she met and married her college sweetheart, Todd. Carol, along with her husband and three daughters have lived throughout the state of Michigan, starting as far south as Kalamazoo and inching further north until arriving in Ludington in the fall of 2014. It was shortly after arriving in Ludington that Carol began working at VMC.

Carol's love for the sciences and animals has definitely been passed down to each of her daughters. Her oldest has graduated from Lake Superior State University with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management and is currently working on her Masters at Grand Valley State University in the field of Biology. Her middle daughter, also with a love for science, is finishing up a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Calvin University. Finally, her youngest is pursuing a path that will hopefully lead to a future degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Erika Jacobson

Veterinary Assistant

Erika joined our team in July of 2019 as one of our team members. 

She loves coming to work and helping with getting animals the help they need.

She was born in California and raised in Michigan. On her off days she likes to spend time with her 3 kitties: Maybell, Autumn and Jax. She also enjoys working and training with horses.

Kayla Foster

Veterinary Assistant

Kayla has been apart of our team since December of 2018. She was born and raised in Ludington, is a USMC Veteran and a mom to a 2 year old daughter.

She is currently enrolled in an online course with Penn Foster to become certified as a technician.

She enjoys working out, cooking, being outdoors (hunting, fishing, hiking, etc) and in her down time relaxing while reading.

She loves animals and can't wait to meet yours!

Brianna Visser

Veterinary Assistant

Meghan Gillies

Office Manager

Meghan joined the VMC team in January of 2020. She was born and raised in Ludington and a graduate of Michigan State University. She and her husband have 2 daughters, Clara and Lily. Her family also has a Mini Schnauzer named Belle, an inside cat named Gabby, an outside cat named Gus and just added a horse named Gunner.

Meghan has always enjoyed being around animals and can usually be found at the barn, at a horse show or down at the fairgrounds coaching for the Ludington Equestrian Team. Her newest venture is being a show mom for her oldest daughter who also has a love for horses.

She also enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family and friends and sewing.