Jessie Oesterreicher, Veterinary/Kennel Assistant
Originally from Chesaning, Jessie currently attends Saginaw Valley State University and wanted to work at Gratiot Animal Hospital to prepare herself for vet school—our friendly atmosphere and preeminent doctors were also a big draw, too!
Jessie spent her whole life on a farm with horses, cattle, chickens, cats, dogs and a bunny. There wasn’t one defining moment where she developed a passion for animal care, rather, it was always a part of her life and a part of who she is. She states that “my whole life revolves around making sure animals under my care are provided with the best care possible.”
Jessie’s current pets include a Border Collie named Chief who loves frisbees, run agility, herding horses and swimming. She also has three AQHA-registered show horses named Zippy, Bloomer, and Dirk.
When she has free time, Jessie enjoys competing at horse shows, training Chief on an agility course, going to the dunes and training horses. She also owns an equestrian facility with her sister called Oesterreicher Equine Services where they train horses, has a boarding facility and offer riding lessons and hoof trimming.