Dr. Wood is a Hillsdale native, graduating from Hillsdale High School in 1981. He attended Lake Superior State University for 2 years before transferring to Michigan State University in 1983. He received his B.S. in medical technology in 1986 from MSU and began attending the College of Veterinary Medicine the fall of 1986 and graduated in 1990 with his D.V.M. degree. Dr. Wood has practiced in Hillsdale since June of 1990 and opened his own practice here at Northside in January 1995.
He resides in Hillsdale with his wife, three children, four cats (Prancer, Digit, Tabbyand Micky), and two dogs (Mudge and Henry). Dr. Wood enjoys spending time with his family, vacations, working outdoors and sports of all types. Our philosophy at Northside Veterinary Hospital is to provide the most up to date, passionate and caring medical needs for your pets. "It is my number one priority to offer you and your pets the best possible care available."



Molli has been an Administrative Assistant at Northside since 2003. She lives in Hillsdale with her son, Zachary. Molli has 2 dogs (“Chopper” and “Talulah”) and two cats ("Bazoona" and “Max”). She enjoys yoga and watching her son Zach play football, baseball, and basketball. 

Aspen is an Administrative Assistant here at Northside. She is a graduate of Spring Arbor University with a B.S. in Psychology. She has been a receptionist at Northside since June of 2004. In her spare time, she loves watching Detroit sports and attending home games whenever possible. Aspen also enjoys spending time with her husband Quinn and her daughter Kennedy. Aspen lives in Hillsdale with her dogs “Rowan” and “Reese”. 


Sara has been a Veterinary Assistant at Northside since . She is married to Mitch and has two daughters Emma and Lily. She also has a dog, Tito. Sara enjoys spending time with her family, scrap booking, organizing and decorating and of course, shopping when not working.

Betsy is the Kennel Manager and overall assistant at Northside. She is a graduate of Siena Heights University where she has achieved her Masters degree in Psychology. In the future, she hopes to have her own rehabilitation center in which she incorporates dogs into her therapy. She enjoys reading books on canine behavior, playing sports, taking long walks, and spending time with her sisters. She has three dogs named Lilly, Stewie and Monty, and cat Emmy.


Ashley started working with Northside in 2001. She is a Veterinary Assistant and inventory manager. She lives in Quincy with her fiancé Travis and sons Landon and Gavin.  She has three dogs named “Hutch”, “Deegan”, and “Kalu”.  

Debbie has been a Kennel Manager her at Northside since August 2010. She has been a tremendous asset to our staff. She lives in Allen with her husband Earl and son Hunter.

Roni Jo

RoniJo has been an employee of Northside since 2007. She is presently a kennel and Veterinary Assistant. Roni is also a student at Hillsdale College.  She is studying Biology.  In the future she hopes to attend veterinary school at MSU.  Roni has been an employee of Northside since 2007.  In her spare time she enjoys showing her horse Cherokee on the Pinto circuit.  She has a dog named “Diesel.” 

Amanda has been an employee of Northside since February 2003. She currently works as a Veterinary Assistant. She is a tremendous attribution to our clinic. Amanda lives in Osseo with her five dogs, five cats, three rabbits, and three horses.

Melissa has been a Groomer at Northside since January2008. She has a great ability to handle even the more fractious animals. She has been a great addition to the Northside team.
Brenda has been the weekend Kennel Assistant on and off since 1998. She handles all the weekend duties and has been a loyal employee.
© Chris Wood, 6-12-11