Duane R. Baker, DVM
Dr. Baker was born and raised near Elkton, Michigan. He grew up on the family dairy farm where the care and health of animals spurred interest in veterinary medicine. He entered Michigan State University in 1959 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1963. The same year he married Penny (Spaeth). He credits and thanks her for the encouragement and support to pursue and accomplish a dream, to become a veterinarian. In 1967 he graduated from MSU as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. They moved to Indiana, Pennsylvania and practiced 2 years before returning to Michigan where they purchased the Paw Paw Veterinary Clinic in December 1969. They were blessed with 4 children, son Andy, and daughters Amy, Ann Marie, and Abby. Dr. Baker has had the pleasure and enjoyment of working with family members. His wife Penny, with her many skills, including being an RN, helped immensely in the office. Their son, Andrew Baker, DVM and daughter in-law, Marianne Leduc-Baker, DVM both earned their degrees at MSU (1992) and practiced at the Paw Paw Veterinary Clinic. (They later built and currently practice at the Gobles and Bangor Veterinary Clinics). Their daughter Ann Marie Baker, DVM has joined and practiced with him at the clinic since graduating from Michigan State University in 1995. The future is bright. Nearing his fifth decade of practice he thanks all who have been so helpful, understanding and supportive, this great community, clients, fellow veterinarians, staff members present and past, family, and especially Penny.
Melissa Davis, DVM
Dr. Melissa Davis was born and raised in Montgomery, IL. After 2 years of study at Aurora University, she moved to Michigan where she joined the Paw Paw Veterinary Clinic team as an assistant. After finishing the prerequisites for MSU's Veterinary Program at Western Michigan University, she graduated as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University with the class of 2013. Dr. Davis lives near Paw Paw with her husband, son, and family of Golden Retrievers. She will also be completing her training in chiropractic care this year.
Lorri Stewart, DVM
Allyson Barchett, DVM
Dr. Allyson was born and raised in Watervliet. Growing up on her family farm, she decided she wanted to become a Veterinarian. After graduating from Watervliet High School she attended Grand Valley State University and then went on to study Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. She graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in April 2017. While in Vet School Dr. Allyson also studied acupuncture and graduated with her certification. Dr. Allyson currently lives in Lawrence and has 2 dogs, Gidget and Dunkel. She is very excited to be back in Southwest Michigan to begin her career in Veterinary Medicine and animal acupuncture.