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Stone Hill Veterinary Clinic

Stone Hill Veterinary Clinic in Big Rapids was established in 1995 by Wendell S.Weber, DVM.  The clinic was built to accommodate both large and small animal patients.  Dr. Weber initially did farm calls for both cattle and horses, at the same time developing a thriving small animal practice.  Three years later, Dr. Weber built a large barn behind the clinic, using trees which he cut from his farm and sawed on his mill.  The new facility enabled more large animal patients, especially horses to be transported to the practice, thus expanding equine reproduction and surgery capabilities.


In 2000, Ann E. Smith, DVM joined the practice, focusing on small animal preventive care.  The clinic was further expanded in 2008, when Dr. Weber added onto and remodeled the building. 

Stone Hill Veterinary Clinic

Built in 1995

New addition in 2008

Specializes in canine, feline, and equine medicine

Wendell S. Weber, DVM

Dr. Wendell S. Weber graduated from Michigan State University - College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978.  After working in two mixed-animal practices, he and his wife, Chris, opened their own practice in 1995.  Dr. Weber enjoys both small and large animal practice, but has special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as equine reproduction.


He lives on his farm with his wife and son Scott.  They have 24 head of horses which include Draft horses, light horses, a miniature horse, and a pony.  They also have four dogs, two indoor cats, and four barn cats.  He is a member of the Draft Horse Association and served as past Vice President and also served a full term on the Board of Directors.  He is the Veterinarian on call for the Great Lakes Draft Horse Sale in East Lansing.  Dr. Weber also enjoys raising, showing, and selling his Belgian Draft Horses.


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Dr. Weber

Graduated from MSU CVM in 1978.

Enjoys both large and small animal medicine.


Ann E. Smith, DVM

Dr. Ann E. Smith graduated from Michigan State University - College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.  After working two years at a small animal practice in Kalamazoo, she joined the Stone Hill practice in 2000.  Dr. Smith focuses on small animal preventive care.  She is a member of the MVMA and AVMA.  She recently raised and trained a puppy to become a future service dog for PAWS With a Cause. 


In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching the many sporting events that her children are in, and spending time with her family.  She lives in the Lake Isabella area with her husband, Rick and their three children.  They have two cats and dog at home.


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Dr. Smith

Graduated from MSU CVM in 1998.

Focuses on canine and feline preventative care.

Matthew J. Grupido, DVM

Dr. Matthew J Grupido graduated from Michigan State University - College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020.  He knew he wanted to be a Veterinarian from a young age and began working in the veterinary field while obtaining his degrees.  He joined the Stone Hill team in August of 2020 and also works for an Emergency Clinic part-time.  He enjoys the fast pace and urgency of emergency medicine, but his real love is in general medicine where he can combine his skills in veterinary medicine with his affinity for people.  Matt's empathy and compassion in tough situations is a strong suit, and he prides himself on treating all animals as if they were his own.


He currently lives in Evart with his wife Andrea, daughter Avery, and two cats, Butters and Glitz.  He enjoys camping, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and biking whenever he can.

Dr. Grupido

Graduated from MSU CVM in 2020.

Enjoys the fast pace of emergency medicine but also enjoys general medicine.

Brandi Mitchell, LVT

Brandi joined the practice in March of 2009.  After obtaining her Veterinary Technician degree from Baker College in 2006, she worked in a cat-exclusive clinic, and worked for the Humane Animal Treatment Society of Mt. Pleasant.  She has also worked as a lab coordinator in the Veterinary Technician Program at Baker College.  She is also very active in various animal related organizations such as SNAP (Spay and Neuter Animal Project), AVTE (Association of Veterinary Technician Educators), AAVET (American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians).

Brandi is an outdoorswoman and enjoys four wheeling and hunting.  She and husband, Jordan, have an assortment of indoor and outdoor cats as well as a cockatiel, a parakeet, and a Californian rabbit.


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Graduated from Baker College in 2006 with Veterinary Technician Degree.

Cat lover, and helps support local trap, neuter, release programs.

Brandy Weidenfeller, BS, LVT

Brandy joined SHVC in 2012.  Brandy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Michigan State University.  Caring for animals in their time of need is one of Brandy's lifelong passions.  After growing up in the Grand Rapids area, Brandy currently resides in Ionia where she has lived since 2014.  Her work history through the years is exclusively related to working with animals, ranging from equines to felines.  She has gained vast experience working at multiple veterinary clinics.

When she's not caring for your pet, Brandy enjoys riding horses, playing the viola, gardening, and crafts.  She raises chickens, ducks, quail, and swans and has cats and a horse at home.  She supports the Kent Special Riding Program and has a special interest in Veterinary Dentistry and would like to become specialized in that area. 


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Graduated from MSU with Bachelor of Science and Veterinary Technician Degree in 2012.

Special interest in Veterinary Dentistry.

Nicole Healy - Vet Assist/Receptionist

Nicole has been with the SHVC team since June of 2018.  While veterinary medicine is a new adventure for her, she brings a lifelong love of animals with her.  Originally from the southeast part of Michigan, she stayed in the local area after graduating from Ferris State University and spent several years working in the whitetail industry.  Her business degree and extensive customer service experience have well prepared her to excel in our practice.


When not busy with her young son, Nicole enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and playing softball.  Nicole has a soft spot for big dogs, having two of her own at home, but she was quickly won over by the two Stone Hill clinic cats.  She has enjoyed meeting the variety of patients we serve.


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Business degree from Ferris State University.

Years of customer service experience, with love of animals.


Sage Cole - Vet Assist/Receptionist

Sage joined SHVC in June of 2020. She graduated from Chippewa Hills High School in 2019. She was a member of her school's Equestrian Team for several years where she competed at the District, Regional, and State levels. Sage grew up on a cattle farm in Rodney where she quickly realized she had an undeniable passion for animals.  She is also currently the Chippewa Hills Equestrian Coach. She is looking to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology.


Sage has four cats and one dog at home. She enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding horses.  She loves snugggling up on the couch with her pets and watching Criminal Minds.


Grew up on a farm and started riding horses at a young age. Still an avid rider and a coach for the Equestrian Team.

Intersted in pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology.

Amy Squires - Vet Assist/Receptionist

Amy joined the SHVC team in June of 2020. She graduated from Big Rapids High School in 2017.  She then took some general education courses at Ferris State University.  After trying a few jobs in the customer service industry, Amy decided to pursue her passion of working with animals.  Most recently she has started grooming school and hopes to pursue this in the future. She has played softball ever since she could walk and currently coaches along side her father.


Amy has two dogs at home, a Corgi and a German Shepherd.  Amy enjoys being outdoors and loves to spend time around horses.


Grew up playing softball and riding horses.

Has an interest in grooming and hopes to pursue this area in the future.