Meet the Team

Jeff LaHuis
Owner, DVM

Dr. Jeff LaHuis graduated from Michigan State University in 1995 with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and a B.S. in Animal Science. Since graduation, he has practiced medicine around the state. Dr. LaHuis is the current owner of Sault Animal Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. Before purchasing the clinic, he was employed at a large 9 vet hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan. There he honed his skills at the surgery and diagnostic ultrasound.

Dr. LaHuis has a special focus on the problems associated with working dogs, from strains and sprains to behavioral problems. He is also trained in both cardiac and abdominal ultrasound techniques. Personally, he has trained several dogs through Schutzhund, including titling two of his own dogs.

Dr. LaHuis resides in Sault Ste. Marie and shares his home with his sons and multiple animals. They include 3 dogs 7 cats, a bearded dragon, and 4 horses! Dr. LaHuis is also a soldier in the US Army Reserve Veterinary Corps. Recently, he has returned from a one-year tour of duty to the Kuwait theater. There he was in command of a veterinary team responsible for food safety and care of military working dogs.

Dr. LaHuis is also experienced in equine medicine and training, having trained Arabian show horses for 10 years. Currently, he is working on AQHA trail challenges and endurance racing.

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Hello! I’ve been working here for 8 years now and have 15 years of experience in the field. This is my dream job and I love what I do! Surgery is my favorite. I love the animals and the medicine, I can’t see myself doing anything else. My husband, Brian, and I have a baby boy named Connor. We also have 2 dogs (Marvin and Eva) a one-eyed cat (Pierre) and 2 yellow-eared slidders (Spike and Petrie).

Veterinary Technician Assistant

My name is Amanda Moen. I am a veterinary technician assistant and have been working in this profession since 2014. For the past 2 years I have had the privilege to service the local and surrounding Sault Ste Marie Area as part of Sault Animal Hospital. I’ve always had a passion for animals and knew I wanted a career working with them from childhood.

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Hello! I am Justina and I started working at SAH in 2021 as a kennel assistant and have recently been promoted as a veterinary technician assistant. I have a passion for working with animals and enjoy being able to be part of helping them get the quality care they deserve. My goal is to continue working as a veterinary technician assistant while pursuing licensure.

Kennel Manager

Hey! My name is George, and I’ve been at Sault Animal Hospital since March 2021. I am very passionate about tending to your pets needs and I spend the majority of my day hanging out with your pets in the back. I enjoy outdoor activities and staying current on kennel education. I have several animals at home and when I am at work, I treat your animals like they were my own.