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Veterinarians
Dean Birzele, DVM


I graduated from the University of Illinois in 1967.  I was an associate with Dr. Julius Fishler at the Fishler Animal Hospital in Elkhart.  Dr. Fishler and I built the Animal Care Clinic North in 1972.  It opened in September, 1973 and I have been associated with this practice ever since.
Tom McNeill, DVM


I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and have been practicing small animal medicine at ACCN for the last 35 years.  Along with dogs and cats, I also see rabbits and pocket pets.
Jennifer Ellis, DVM

I have been working at Animal Care Clinic North since June 1998 after I graduated from Michigan State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.   I have a special interest in orthopedic surgery.  I treat dogs and cats as well as ferrets.  I enjoy softball, hiking, volleyball, kayaking, skiing & gardening.  I volunteer with an animal rescue organization that specializes in technical small and large animal rescue.
Tina Wallace, DVM


I graduated from Michigan State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  I have been a veterinarian at Animal Care Clinic North since June 2003.  I practiced large animal medicine prior to coming to our small animal clinic.  I am also an avid roller coaster enthusiast.
Amanda Havens, DVM

I joined the staff at Animal Care Clinic in May 2014.  I graduated from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and have practiced small animal and exotic medicine within the Elkhart and St. Joseph County areas.  My special interests include cardiology, ophthalmology, and behavioral medicine.  Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors.