About Bay Veterinary Clinic


Hello, I’m Dr. Sue Laskaska. I graduated from Michigan State University Veterinary School in 1987. I spent the first ten years of my career in the Detroit suburbs before moving here and buying the Bay Veterinary Clinic in 1997. My husband Randy and I are so grateful to have been embraced by this community. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to raise our children, Matt and Sarah, here. Besides seeing my patients, I have volunteered my time as a race veterinarian in the U.P. 200 sled dog race and the St. Ignace Enduro sled dog races as well as at the Miracle of Life exhibit at the U.P. State Fair. I have also treated birds for the Raptor Rehab center, and worked with local rehab specialist on other injured wildlife, including deer, foxes, bobcats, waterfowl, and a bear cub. I am on the board of directors for the Delta Animal Shelter, and work extensively with them. My hobbies are scuba diving, snowmobiling, kayaking, cooking, and pretty much any outdoor activity. After 31 years in practice, I still can’t wait to get to work every morning. I pledge to give you and your pets my very best effort at all times!

After 31 years in practice, I still can’t wait to get to work every morning. I pledge to give you and your pets my very best effort at all times!


Dr. Holly Way
I grew up in Gladstone and graduated in 1993. I then attended Bay College and Northern Michigan University. I received my Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State in 2001 and returned to the UP to practice. I enjoy my work, finding that every day brings new and interesting challenges and chances to help others and their beloved animal companions.
My family and I enjoy camping, biking, sports, music, reading, hiking, travel and gathering with family and friends. I also serve on the St. Francis de Sales School council, Scout Troop Committee, and in various church functions. My family and I have a good dog, Sparty, and many fish.

Ashley Dieter
I’ve been working at the Bay Vet clinic since January 2008. I began as an assistant and am currently the office manager. I have always loved animals and have a dog and 3 cats at home. The thing I enjoy most about my job is that every day there is something new and exciting. We never have the same day twice. We may see some really sad and unfortunate cases, but it is also rewarding to see the healed animals in the end.

Kristi Nelson
I’ve been an employee here since 2008. I started as a veterinary assistant and now I’m currently the Head Technician. I assist the doctor, technicians and others assistants while working with patients throughout the day. I do many different jobs, but some of my skills range from drawing blood to assisting in surgeries.
I was born and raised in the U.P. and would consider myself a True Yooper! I enjoy outdoor activities, traveling, and being with friends and family. I am a 2006 graduate of Gladstone High School and also attended Bay de Noc Community college.
Working with Dr. Laskaska and Dr. Way has been the greatest opportunity. I’m grateful for the relationships I’ve developed with our clients and co-workers throughout the years here. Our clinic is a place where you will be greeted with a friendly smile and we will treat your pet like one of our own. Come on in and see us!

Mandi Lippens
I’m originally from Sault Ste Marie Ontario Canada but have called the U.P. home since 2002. I live with my husband, two sons, two dogs, and two cats. I love anything outdoors, especially cross country skiing, snowmobiling, four wheeling, and rustic camping!
I joined the team here at Bay Vet Clinic in 2011 as a veterinary assistant and am now also the book keeper. I absolutely love working here! The atmosphere is supportive, encouraging, educational, professional and fun. This is a great group of people to work with and the clientele and patients are wonderful! I’m so glad I get to do what I love!

Heather Beaudoin
I graduated in 2015 from Northern Michigan University with a major in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry. I have been working seasonally here at Bay Vet Clinic since 2011, but became a full time member in July 2015. I was born and raised in the UP, and have always had a passion for the outdoors and animals. I spend most of my summers camping and fishing, and spend the winters skiing. I am so happy to finally become true member of the Bay Vet Staff, and look forward to what the future has in store for me here.

Kayla Lippens
I am a Certified Veterinary Technician, and was born and raised in the U.P. I’ve always had a passion for animals growing up. I attended Globe University to fulfill my dreams. Upon graduation, I completed my internship at Bay Veterinary Clinic, and then became a full time employee.
In my spare time I enjoy watching supercross/motocross, as well as reading and spending time with friends. I married my middle school sweetheart in August of 2017 and together we have one dog and two cats. I also work at the Delta Animal Shelter alongside Dr. Sue to help spay and neuter animals before they go up for adoption.

Carly Hansen
I was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula! In my spare time I enjoy backpacking/hiking, camping, kayaking, going to concerts and riding horses.
I became certified in Equine Massage Therapy in March of 2017. I graduated from Northern Michigan University in May 2017 with an Associate of Business.
In December 2017 I joined the Bay Vet team. I’ve always had a passion for animals and I’m grateful that the Bay vet clinic has given me the opportunity to work with animals.
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the clientele/patients and I’m happy to have such a great work environment.

Jana Trekas
I was born and raised in the Czech Republic. I followed my husband’s family and we settled in Gladstone in 2017. Shortly thereafter I joined the Bay veterinary team. I love working with animals and our clients. I’m really happy I can be a part of Dr. Sue’s team.
I own two chocolate lab girls and three parakeets. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family, outdoors, crafting, decorating cakes and playing piano. I’m also a big ice hockey fan.


It is with great sadness that we must announce that we lost our Mary to kidney cancer on September 26, 2016. However, she remains on our staff as our guardian angel.

Hello, my name is Mary Flath. I originally started out cleaning the Bay Vet Clinic in 1993 in the evenings. Some nights when I came in to clean, the staff were still working. I found it very interesting to watch them work on the patients. In July of 1994 I was offered a job working with the animals and I loved it. When Dr. Sue bought the clinic in 1997, I came with the building. I am now the office manager and I can’t think of a better place to work. Dr. Sue and the staff are wonderful, caring people. I have been happily married for 36 years. My husband and I have 3 cats.

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