Animal Doctor


Karen Hinkle, DVM

​Dr. Hinkle received her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990. She practiced as an associate veterinarian at several high-volume suburban Chicago hospitals and started a veterinary house call practice before purchasing Town & Country in 2001. Dr. Hinkle is married to Hospital Administrator, Tom Sullivan, with whom she has three children, two dogs and four cats.

Dr. Hinkle knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian after experiencing the loss of a beloved cat, “Blinstrubus”. Her pet had developed meningitis and suffered a devastating infection.  Dr. Hinkle knew that if she learned enough, she would be able to save the lives of other pets like Blinny and help to ease the pain of people who battle disease and illness in creatures that give us all so much love and comfort.

In addition to owning Eaton County’s only accredited veterinary facility, Dr. Hinkle is also the President of the Mid-State Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Hinkle enjoys reading, boating, beekeeping, making maple syrup, and tea. She is honored by the privilege of serving the fine people of Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

Miranda Bauer, DVM

Dr. Bauer received her degree in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University. She and her husband have four children and numerous pets, including a basset hound she adopted from a client.

Dr. Bauer has been with Town & Country since 2006 and enjoys doing competitive dance with her children. She has a special interest in exotic animal medicine and is one of the only veterinarians in the area who will treat some of the more uncommon companion animal species.

Jillian Vander Yacht, DVM

Dr. Vander Yacht graduated from Ross University in 2016 with her veterinary degree and practiced in Tennessee and Michigan before joining the Town & Country team in 2018. Dr. Vander Yacht is married and has two children and two dogs. Her interest in veterinary medicine was sparked when she job shadowed a veterinarian and fell in love with surgery and the problem-solving aspects of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Vander Yacht enjoys hiking, kayaking, beekeeping and spending time with her family.

Alegra Spencer, Vet Tech

Derek Kemerling

Emily Newborn

John Corsé

Maggie Humphrey

Megan Judy, LVT

Teresa Winter

Ciera Tank

Hannah Bratschi

Jeff Granger

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Primary Communities Served


Eaton Rapids