The best care for your pets!

Platte Lake Veterinary Clinic



Wellness plan


Let's put together a plan that brings out the best in your pet.

Andi was born in raised in Benzie County, and graduated from Benzie Central High School in 1998. She joined PLVC in 2001, and graduated from the MSU tech program in 2005. She is a BS LVT Certified Dental Technician. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside and spending time with friends. She has 1 dog, 3 cats and 2 horses.

Amy is a licensed veterinary technician. She earned her veterinary technology associates degree from Baker College in 2016. Amy did her externship at Platte Lake Veterinary Clinic before joining the PLVC team as an LVT/receptionist. She has two dogs, a doberman pinscher mix (Annabelle) and a German shorthaired pointer mix (Bueford).

Dr. David Nelson




If you haven't been to a vet in a while, relax. Start with a complete checkup.

Chris was born in Goshen, IN and graduated from Purdue University with a BA in education.  She and David have three children and two grandchildren. Chris has been the office manager at PLVC since it opened in 1991. She loves animals, especially her three pugs. Chris also manages the Crystal Lake Alpaca Boutique on their family farm. 

David was born in Evanston, IL and moved to Benzie County with his family to open the PLVC in 1991. He earned his DVM from Michigan State University, and has over 30 years of experience caring for small animals. David also owns the Crystal Lake Alpaca Farm, and has many animals (dogs, cats, alpacas, chickens, goats, and more)!


Licensed veterinary technician

Meet Our Team

The Platte Lake Veterinary Clinic employs a veterinary surgeon, office manager, three veterinary technicians, two receptionists, a kennel manager, and many local high school students as kennel assistants.


We treat every animal that walks through our doors as though it was our own. 


The Platte Lake Veterinary Clinic employs one veterinarian, two licensed veterinary technicians, an office manager, two receptionists and four kennel assistants. The combined years of service of the staff of the Platte Lake Veterinary Clinic exceeds over 100 years of dedication to our clients, their pets and our community.

We're crazy about animals: big ones, small ones, even ones that bite. That's why we opened our doors--to serve the type of client we love most. When you come to pick up or drop off your pet, you'll see the Platte Lake Veterinary Clinic in our element.



It's important to stay on top of shots, overall health, and mental health issues.


Licensed veterinary technician


Licensed veterinary technician


Office Manager

About Our Clinic


Sharlene is a kennel manager at PLVC. She oversees the care for all boarding dogs and cats. She loves caring for animals and her future goal is to become a veterinary technician.

What to Expect

Kallie has been a receptionist at PLVC for five years. She has always had a passion for animals and loves being able to help them. When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her Australian Cattle Dog, Ammo.

Lisa was born in Detroit, MI and raised in Cleveland, OH. She moved to Traverse City and began working at PLVC in 2004. She is a licensed and registered technician in both states. She enjoys yoga and the outdoors, and her cats!




Kennel Manager

Melanie joined the team at PLVC in May of 1995. Helping animals has always been her passion! She enjoys spending time with family, friends and her many pets (5 dogs, 8 cats, 1 horse), kayaking and enjoying the great outdoors.