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.
Ann Marie Baker, DVM
Dr. Ann Marie Baker was born and raised in Paw Paw, Michigan. As a child, her life-long dream was to become a veterinarian and work with her father at the Paw Paw Veterinary Clinic. After graduating from Paw Paw High School in 1989, she went on to Western Michigan University where she completed her undergraduate studies. Dr. Baker then went to Michigan State University where she graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Ann Marie Baker resides in Paw Paw with her family. She feels fortunate to have a gratifying balance between the two loves in her life - Family and Veterinary Medicine.
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. In 2017 she studied at The Integrative Veterinary Medical Institute in Florida and became a Certified Veterinary Medical Manipulation Practitioner (CVMMP). Dr. Davis lives near Paw Paw with her husband, son, and family of Golden Retrievers, horses, and cats.
Lorri Stewart, DVM
Dr. Lorri Stewart grew up on a farm in the Indian River, Michigan area where she became passionate about animals. She graduated Valedictorian from Inland Lakes High School in 1987. She graduated with a Biology degree from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois in 1991. She then attended Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 1995. She has practiced mixed animal, exotic, and small animal medicine during her career. Dr. Stewart is married and has two step-sons. She enjoys life on their small hobby farm with horses, a pot bellied pig, 5 dogs, 5 cats, an African Grey Parrot, and a hedgehog.
Stefan Baker, DVM
Dr. Stefan Baker grew up in Otsego, Michigan. Dr. Stefan initially majored in Networking Security (Information Technology) at Kalamazoo Valley Community College but made an academic change to follow in his family's footsteps with veterinary medicine after working as a veterinary assistant here at PPVC. He completed undergraduate course work at KVCC and eventually continued on to Kalamazoo College. There, he finished the prerequisite courses needed for veterinary school while majoring in biochemistry. Dr. Baker is a 2021 graduate at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with high honors. Dr. Stefan lives on a farm in Gobles with his wife alongside their cats, goats, chickens, reptiles, aquariums, and likely more animals will join them in the future. Their goals on the farm include nature preservation, ethical animal farming, and utilization of permaculture gardening.
Kim Cook, DVM
Dr. Kim Cook grew up in Mattawan, Michigan. As a child she was fascinated by all types of animals, particularly birds. She graduated from Mattawan High School, and then earned a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Wayne State University. She went on to attend Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 2005. After graduation, Dr. Cook moved to Ohio to participate in a mixed small animal and exotic animal internship and then residency which led to several years practicing at the Akron Zoo. She recently moved back to Michigan in order to be close to family, and she is excited to be back in private practice helping people and their pets live their best lives. Dr. Kim lives in Lawton with her dog, parrots, garden and bees.