Meet Our Veterinarians

Jeffrey D. Wood, DVM

Dr. Jeff Wood is a Hillsdale native. He attended two years at Lake Superior State and then transferred to Michigan State University to receive his Bachelors degree in Medical Technology in 1986 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1990. After four years as part owner of Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital, he built Northside Veterinary Hospital in 1995, so that he could achieve his goal of providing a state of the art facility, equipment and staff to the area. He is married to Emily and has three children. They spend time with their cats, Pogo, Moogie, Digit, Micky and Iffy, two horses; Misty and Titan and 17 chickens. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

Alison Van Zant, DVM

Dr. Alison VanZant is a 2004 graduate of Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the staff of Northside in 2012. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include wellness visits, care of geriatric patients, and feral cat management. She is a member of the AVMA and the Michigan VMA. She resides in Hillsdale with her husband, Jeff, their four children, two dogs (Bo and Denver)  and a cat Baby Kitty. Outside of work, she enjoys a busy life with her family, planting flowers and reading.

Roni Jo Roth, DVM

Dr. Roni Jo Roth first began working at Northside in 2007. A Hillsdale native, she graduated from Hillsdale High School in 2008 and then earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Hillsdale College. She then graduated from Michigan State University and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2017. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include endocrine diseases, ultrasonography, general surgery, and dermatology. Roni Jo lives with her husband Ted and dog, Lincoln. Outside of work, Roni is an accomplished equestrian and enjoys showing in all-around events with the Pinto Horse Association of America.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Hillsdale Office

Monday - Friday:

7:45 am - 5:30 pm


8:45 am - 12:00 pm



Professional Pet Grooming

Monday - Thursday:

by appointment

Friday - Sunday:



Feedback from our clients

  • "Very good with my dogs ..snd very prompt with appointment"
    ★★★★★ | Larae H.
  • "We love Dr. Wood. He has saved our puppy from very bad things several times. He loves and cares for our pet as if he were his own. I highly recommend Northside!! I love that they do diagnostics - blood work and x-rays, same as us humans have to get real answers."
    ★★★★★ | Corinna M
  • "Thank you to Dr Wood and staff for fixing our Micks leg today after we had taken him to another vet for a laceration repair. The sutures that we’re placed by the other vet ripped open five days later. Mick is home resting comfortably with his cozy pillow around his neck. We appreciate your help in getting this fixed correctly! Thank you for your time and compassion!"
    Michelle Lyn Vanderpool
  • "I have taken my pets to Northside Veterinary Hospital for many years. I have always been very grateful for the wonderful care my animals have received there and the kindness of the staff. I would like to say thank you to their newest Vet. Dr.Roth. She took excellent care of my little Lou Lou yesterday with her many seizures. If you are looking for excellent care this is the place to go."
    Laura Nevins Patterson
  • "Can't say thank you enough to Dr. Wood and his staff for the excellent care they give my fur babies! ....I make an hour drive to go here because this place rocks!"
    Rhonda Alexander
  • "Dr. Wood and his staff are so nice to our furbabys and have up to date technology to really help our sick babies thank-you for all you do they are very caring people!!!"
    Cathy Sayer Smith