Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarian & Team of Arrow Veterinary Clinic in Lowell, MI! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (616) 897-8484 to speak to one of our veterinary staff members!

Dr. Nicole Tremain

Veterinarian

After working with us as an associate since 2014, Dr. Tremain purchased the practice in 2017 and has made Arrow Veterinary Clinic what it is today.  After growing up in Flint & Grand Ledge, Dr. Tremain attended MSU in East Lansing.  She graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science and then in 2009 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Tremain shares her home with her partner, Joe and 3 kiddos; Aiden (11), Alexandra (8) and Ashtyn (6).  They have a dog, Sparky, as well as 4 cats – Bauer, TJ, Fur, and Charles.  Given the chance to take a quick vacation, they like to go camping or take a road trip to Tennessee.

*Dr. Tremain is a member of the WMVMA, MVMA and AVMA.

“You learn more from failure than success.” ~Unknown

Sara El-Mehdi

Practice Manager

Starting as a receptionist in 2012, Sara invested time into learning everything she could about veterinary medicine and practice management.  She moved into the role of Practice Manager in 2017 and continues her education with courses in business administration and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.  She and her husband, Mohammed, live in the Lowell area with her two boys, Austin (18) and Garrett (14). They have a lab mix, Zuri who is most definitely the queen of the castle. During the summer they enjoy camping with family and exploring the Upper Peninsula.

*Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional
*Member of the VHMA

“Every morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most.”  ~Buddha

Jenn

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Having graduated from Sanford Brown in 2012, Jenn is a Licensed Veterinary Technician with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.  She shares her busy life with her fiancé, Edgar, their son Zander (6) and daughter Zhavia (2) They have furry family members too; including a rabbit named Bun Bun, a dog named Snow and cats Jack, Chief, Lucy & Waffles.  Jenn enjoys traveling (specifically to Mexico City and Mackinac Island) as well as shopping, arts & crafts, kayaking and running 5k’s around West Michigan.  She has a passion for educating pet owners about preventative medicine and treatment to ensure a long, healthy life for their furry family members.  In order to best serve our patients, Jenn will be working towards becoming specialized in anesthesia and/or diagnostic imaging.
Team member since 2018

“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best.” – Frida Kahlo

Sam

Administrative Assistant

Sam joined the Arrow team just before our 1st anniversary.  She put her lifelong love of animals to use and jumped in feet first to the veterinary field.  Sam is especially proud to have graduated debt free from Montcalm Community College with an Associates of Applied Science.  She shares her life with her husband, David, her cat, Tate and her dogs, Molly, Porter and Nekko.  They enjoy vacationing to Shipshewana, Indiana.  Sam is rarely without a book in her hand so if you have any suggestions for a good read, she’ll take it!
Team member since 2018

“Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened.”  -Dr. Seuss

Chandel

Administrative Assistant

Chandel is the second half of our red headed front desk duo.  She graduated from Lowell High School and still resides in the area so she is no stranger to Lowell.  She loves traveling and exploring new things; even scuba diving with sharks!  When not manning the front desk of AVC, Chandel stays busy hanging out with her cat, Mia, as well as her friends and family.  She enjoys reading and spending time on the lake.  Her goal is to one day own a home on a lake.  When that happens, you can bet that we’ll be there to help her enjoy it!
Team member since 2019

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost

Jen

Veterinary Assistant

We are fortunate to have a few veterinarians in training and Jen is one of them.  She already has a BA in Psychology and is finishing her BA in Anthropology but her goal is to be accepted to a veterinary school in the very near future.  Her study buddies are her German Shepard/Lab Mix, Naanan and Husky mix, Nola.  If she’s not busy working or studying, Jen enjoys hiking, kayaking and spending time with her friends and family.
Team member since 2019

“Change takes courage” ~ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Bella

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Isabella (Bella) is our newest Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She graduated from Baker College of Cadillac’s Veterinary Technician program in 2020 and became licensed in July, 2021.  Bella grew up just down the road, in Ionia.  She’s the proud owner of 2 dogs; Rogue & Tony, as well as 2 goats; Molly & Clare.  (Her car even sports the bumper sticker “Proud Goat Mom”) If she’s not working or tending to her goats, she’s likely camping or reading or reading while camping.
Team member since August 2020

“Mistakes are proof that you are trying.” – Jennifer Lim

*Bella is Fear Free Certified

Matt

Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Chicago, Matt moved to Michigan in early 2021.  Having accomplished his goal of serving in the Marines, he set his sights on becoming a veterinarian. Matt joined Arrow Vet to further his in-clinic skills and knowledge before applying to veterinary school.  He shares his life with girlfriend, Bridget, and their 3 dogs; Lacey, Louka and Ted.  They enjoy taking the dogs to the dog park and touring local cideries.  He’s also a fierce cornhole competitor with a wicked throw.  Matt is incredibly determined and goal focused.  We look forward to calling him Doctor Matt, someday.
Team member since March 2021

*Matt graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor’s in Biology with a minor in Chemistry

Nora

Technician Assistant

With her eyes on becoming a veterinarian, Nora started shadowing Dr. Tremain in early 2019.  After a few months, we knew we wanted to keep her around and made her a part of our team.  Aside from working here and attending high school, Nora is active in competitive cheer and 4H.  At the 2019 Kent County Youth Fair, Nora won Junior Reserve Champion for both her rabbit and her chicken.  Nora will be attending Central Michigan University to study biology. We are incredibly proud of her!
Team member since 2019

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” ~Jimi Hendrix

Aiden, Alex, Ashtyn

Technicians in training

Chances are that if your pet has been in our clinic, it has been loved on by one of these kiddos.  They have a true passion for all animals and spend quite a bit of time here at the office.  It is our goal to have them fully trained and answering phones by age 12 (we’re only partially kidding).