Classic Equine LLC | Dr. Kirk Johnson, DVM | Ada, MI | Meet The Team
Classic Equine is a full-service equine veterinary facility located in Ada, MI, under the ownership of Dr. Kirk Johnson, DVM. Classic Equine combines knowledge and compassion to care for your horses.
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Meet The Team

Combining Knowledge and Compassion to Care for Your Horses
Kirk Johnson, DVM

Dr. Kirk Johnson, DVM

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, DVM

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.

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Dr. Katie Johnson, DVM

Dr. Katie graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and completed a one year internship at BluePear Veterinary Partners in 2014. Dr. Katie & Dr. Kirk met during her first year of vet school and she has been immersed in the horse world ever since. While she is a full time small animal associate at Family Friends Veterinary Hospital, she spends her ‘off’ time with Classic Equine in whatever capacity is needed. She often tends to the hospitalized emergency cases and ha a passion for everything repro!
            Her children consist of Tikka (a perfect golden retriever), Bella (a fat & sassy quarter horse mare), Colt & Ruger (2 adorable cats).
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Emily, Office Manager

Emily is new to Classic Equine but has extensive horse experience. She has been riding since she could walk and showed/trained hunter jumpers for 10 plus years. Emily graduated from GVSU with a bachelor’s of science. She has always had a love for animals and currently has five of her own. Along with her three horses (Flyer, Elliott and Mimic), Emily has two dogs (Eddie and Lambo). She and her husband enjoy going on adventures with their dogs and exploring the beautiful state they live in.

Kara Dykstra

Kara Dykstra, LVT

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.

Katrina Peterson

Katrina Peterson, Assistant

Katrina has been with Classic Equine since 2017 and she comes to us with a lot of animal experience. She has been riding & showing her horses and goats for many years. Kat has quite the farm life at home with 4 horses, 4 cats, 3 dogs, a few chickens/ducks, & 2 goats! She has a great interest in veterinary medicine and working with horses.

Izzy Maguffee

Izzy Maguffee, Assistant

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!

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Tina Mast-Austin, Clinic/Stable hand

Tina joined Classic Equine in February 2020. Tina’s dream job has always been to work with animals, whether for a veterinary clinic or at a zoo. Now, she has her own “zoo” of sorts with 2 horses (Beau & Chubby), 2 dogs (Lucky & Sydney), 4 cats, 16 chickens, & Maude the turkey! She is a workaholic, but on the rare day off, she enjoys hiking with the dogs, biking, kayaking, trail riding, & running her pet sitting business with her sister.
            If you’re ever in the clinic, you have Tina to thank for the clean stalls & swept floors. She does a great job giving he hospitalized horses the specialized love they need when they are away from home.

 

Our Facilities and  Indoor arena for advanced lameness diagnostics.

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.