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Our Care Team

Your pet’s emotional and physical well-being is prioritized with every visit.
We put the patients first!

Sara El-Mehdi

Sara El-Mehdi

Practice Manager


Sometimes a person just so happens to end up landing in their profession by fate. This is precisely what happened to Sara, who found herself pursuing a career change that would allow her the opportunity to spend more time with her young children. She took a job as a veterinary receptionist and found herself enjoying the client relations aspect of the position. The clinic would eventually transform into Arrow Veterinary Clinic, and Sara was promoted to Practice Manager!

There are several aspects of being a Practice Manager that Sara enjoys, however nothing brings her greater joy than watching the team grow and learn. With all of the challenges and situations that arise on a daily basis, Sara likes seeing team members be confident in their roles to help clients and patients.

Sara grew up in Ludington, MI, where she spent a lot of time camping and exploring the outdoors with her mother and 3 sisters and still maintains a close relationship with them today. She and her husband Mohammed have 2 sons, Austin and Garrett, and a lab mix named Zuri who Sara has dubbed “the true Queen of our house.”

In her free time you can catch Sara camping with her immediate and extended family, enjoying a night out dancing with her husband, or curled up on the couch reading a good book!


Sam

Sam

Lead Administrative Assistant


While working at an assistant living facility, Sam formed a bond with a Dementia patient named Bill. Once a week, Bill’s dog Maggie would come to visit. Sam recalls seeing the look of sheer joy and happiness on Bill’s face whenever he would see his sweet Maggie. It was in those moments when Bill became his old self. This experience really opened Sam’s eyes to how much an animal can change a person’s life. It also made her realize that she wanted to be there for that journey.

Sam joined the Arrow Veterinary Clinic team in September of 2018, shortly after completing her Associates degree in Applied Science. She knew she wanted to find a job where she could connect with the public in a way that would truly make a difference. What better way to do this than to share in the excitement and joy with the ones they love most – their pets? As our Lead Administrative Assistant, Sam enjoys forming lasting connections with both owners as well as their pets.

Outside of work, Sam resides with her husband, David, and their many pets. Porter is a rat terrier who will play fetch for hours. Molly is also a rat terrier who would like nothing more than to watch TV all day. Lady is a pit bull who is the biggest love bug around; she’s always ready for a good snuggle. Nekko is a White Swiss Shepherd mix who is very shy at first, but once you win him over, you have a friend for life. Tate, Fawn, and Pennie are three little balls of fluff that enjoy patrolling the house for treats. These three kitties are sure to win your heart.

In her spare time, Sam enjoys reading, especially on a rainy day with a cat curled up in her lap. Her current goal for the year is to read three books a month. So far, she’s right on track!


Matt

Matt

Veterinary Assistant – Team Lead


Bio coming soon!


Jarrica

Jarrica

Admin Assistant


Growing up in an animal-loving family, Jarrica has witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly of being a pet owner. She is continuously moved by the unconditional love that animals provide. It’s the purest form of love there is. Pets see you at your absolute worst – at times when you may not even like yourself, and they love you anyway. Without judgment. Without resentment. Jarrica believes that we can all take a note from that: to love a little stronger, withhold our judgements, be a little kinder, and forgive people when they make mistakes. Imagine how much better a world like this would be!

Despite her lifelong love of animals, Jarrica didn’t initially set out to work in the veterinary industry. She spent the better part of 10 years working in a factory. After nearly a decade of dreading work every day, she finally decided it was time for a change. She knew switching careers wouldn’t be easy – especially since she had no experience in the veterinary field – but she welcomed that challenge. In August of 2022, Jarrica joined the Arrow Veterinary Clinic as one of our administrative assistants. Now, she is excited to go to work each day, and feels she is being pushed to become a better version of herself.

Professionally, Jarrica enjoys learning new things and the fact that she’s never bored at work. Then, of course, there is the opportunity to interact with animals on a daily basis. She made it all of one day on the job before adopting a kitten who had come in from a rescue to be spayed. 

Outside of the clinic, Jarrica is ‘mom’ to seven pets of her own. Her fur family includes four dogs: Odin, Freya, Chanel and Helga; and three cats: Luna, Nova and Eris. Nelly (Chanel) will legitimately leap off all fours to kiss your face, and she is quite capable of catching the air necessary to do so. Helga gets so excited about even just the thought of attention that she can’t help but pee a little. Eris will scream at you for attention and climb you like a tree if you refuse. 

Jarrica’s all-time favorite hobby is attending concerts. The best show she’s been to so far was Halestorm and Evanescence. She’s also excited to soon meet her favorite band, In This Moment!


Jen

Jen

Veterinary Assistant


When Jen was a child, she got her first dog – a Beagle/Blue Healer/Lab mix. As the two got older, Jen’s desire to provide the best possible care for him only intensified. When she landed a job as a kennel assistant, she was able to do just that. During her dog’s senior years, Jen was able to provide the care and medications needed to maximize his quality of life. Being a part of the team that cared for him, and watching him thrive in his old age, solidified Jen’s decision to work in the veterinary field.  

Jen’s career journey officially began at a previous clinic, where she worked her way up from kennel assistant to veterinary assistant. When an opportunity arose to join the Arrow Veterinary Clinic, she jumped at the chance and has been faithfully serving our patients since 2019. Clinically, she likes the challenge of blood draws and placing catheters. She also enjoys taking continuing education courses to further her knowledge and improve her skills.

At home, Jen is fur-mom to two dogs and a cat. Naanan is a big German Shepherd/Lab mix who towers over his little sisters. Nola is a Husky mix who keeps her siblings on their toes with her high energy and sneak attacks. Lastly, Nugget enjoys batting at her siblings from her cat tower, stealing bites of their food, and napping in her hiding spot (a place which remains undisclosed to this day).

When she has the time, Jen enjoys art projects, puzzles, kayaking, and hiking. Her most memorable adventure was hiking Angels Landing in Utah. She and a group of friends went for a long weekend, rented a tiny home and explored Zion National Park.


Kelly

Kelly

Veterinary Assistant


Kelly has always had a strong interest in medicine and medical science. This, combined with her innate desire to help others, led her into a career in veterinary medicine. As some of the most vulnerable members of our society, animals don’t have voices to advocate for themselves or to tell us what hurts. Being able to problem-solve and use all of the very cool diagnostic tools and science that’s available to us to help pets and pet parents is incredibly fulfilling.

Before joining the Arrow Veterinary Clinic team, Kelly worked with the elderly and those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She made a career change in November of 2021, when she joined our clinic and began shifting her focus from human patients to those of the four-legged variety. 

Outside of work, Kelly shares her life with her partner and their two cats – an old lady named Story and a young Maine Coon named Kleia, who is a chaotic bundle of joy. Their house is run by seven guinea pigs who are kind enough to accept everyone else’s presence and allow them to continue living there. Carrying on her parents’ tradition of nerdy pet monikers, their names are Jaina, Talia, Alleria, Eonar, Millificent (Millie), Rexxar (Rexx), and Illidan (Danny), all of whom are World of Warcraft characters.


Pet Visits

22,005

Pet Visits

Treats Given

19,115

Treats Given

Mouths Cleaned

19,166

Mouths Cleaned

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