Dr. Johnson graduated from Michigan State University in 2011 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He has also been a Farrier since 2001. He has worked with the legs and feet of all breeds and personalities of horses, including most disciplines of riding. Dr. Johnson has ridden trails, pleasure, barrels, and team penning since he was eight years old.
Dr. Lauren Magley graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2018. She has been riding horses since she was 7 years old and going into equine veterinary medicine was a no-brainer for her. Dr. Lauren has one dog, Tavi, and an off the track thoroughbred, Roady. When she has time to ride she mainly pursues 3 day eventing but she has tried a little bit of almost every discipline. Her other interests include hiking, camping and reading.
Dr. Skylar Thompson was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology with a business minor at Grand Valley State University before attending veterinary school at Michigan State University. During her time at Michigan State, Dr. Skylar fell in love with equine medicine and was awarded the American College of Veterinary Surgeon’s Large Animal Award. Following veterinary school, Dr. Skylar completed an internship with Cleveland Equine Clinic. She is excited to be back in Michigan and working for Classic Equine! Her professional interests include lameness, internal medicine and emergency medicine. In her free time Dr. Skylar enjoys running, playing rugby, spending time outdoors, and attending concerts.
Katie graduated from baker college as a licensed veterinary technician in 2010. She has been working as a small animal technician ever since specializing in Canine Reproduction for the last seven years. She enjoys spending time with her two children Hazlynn and Myles and her boyfriend Christian. Together they run a dog training and boarding facility in Sheridan Michigan. She has a variety of animals which include 12 dogs, 3 horses, 2 cats, 1 ferret, 1 ball python, a bearded dragon, and one perfect little mouse.
Kara is currently our only Licensed Veterinary Technician. She joined Classic Equine after graduating from Baker College in the Spring of 2019. Horses have always had a big impact on her life. From competing to trail riding, she always enjoys her time in the saddle. She currently owns a horse (Alex) & a dog (Tempe). Outside of working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends & family, & enjoying the great outdoors.
AmyGrace moved to Grand Rapids to attend Aquinas College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in biology and competed on the track and field team in pole vault and javelin. Shortly after graduation, she was accepted into Baker College where she completed her studies to become a licensed veterinary technician. AmyGrace joined the Classic Equine family in the spring of 2021 when she was lucky enough to complete her internship learning about equine medicine. Growing up, AmyGrace raised and showed swine, sheep, poultry and rabbits at her local 4-H fair. AmyGrace enjoys spending time at the lake with her family, bird watching, hiking and binging Netflix.
Izzy has been with Classic Equine working as an assistant since 2019. She loves to show speed events, but also enjoys trail riding and team penning. Izzy has 2 horses and a dog at home. Horses have always been a huge part of her life!
We are proud to have a full service equine veterinary facility in Ada, Michigan. With our location being just outside of Grand Rapids, we can easily serve both west, southwest and central Michigan customers. Our facility has stalls available for short-term and long-term care, a surgical suite, a comprehensive on-site clinic with full medicine stocks and diagnostic equipment, and a large indoor arena.