Harborfront Hospital for Animals

Harborfront Hospital for Animals has been a proud member of the Tri-Cities since 1988. We are pleased to provide: Complete Small Animal Medical & Surgical Services, Advanced Veterinary Dentistry, On-site Laboratory Services, Laser Surgery, and Grooming

We are also home to Veterinary Dental Solutions (VDS); Dr. James Moore has been an associate professor of oral surgery at Michigan State University since 2006 and also performs advanced veterinary procedures at HHFA. More information about VDS is below.
  • 807 W. Savidge St.
  • Spring Lake,MI 49456
  • Phone: (616) 842-7011
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  • Mon, Wed, Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Tues, Thurs: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Sat: 8 am - Noon
  • Jim Moore, DVM

    Jim Moore, DVM

    Owner, Harborfront Hospital for Animals and Veterinary Dental Solutions
    A graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Moore opened HHFA in July 1988 and Veterinary Dental Solutions in 2010.

    He has been an associate professor of oral surgery at the MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital since 2005 and lectures to veterinarians and veterinary technicians at dental seminars across the country.

    Fur family: A naughty Siamese cat named “Symon Francis O’Toole,” a very sweet tabby named “Marley,” and, a scruff faced, three legged hooligan called "Dave Brubeck."

    Fun fact: It’s probably no surprise that Doc is a HUGE MSU Spartan fan. His other loves are his family, traveling, boating and reading. He simply can’t travel and boat every day, but there isn’t a day when he can’t be found, at some point, sitting and relaxing, for at least a few moments, with a book.
  • Joy Jackson, DVM

    Dr. Jackson grew up on the east side of the mitten and attended MSU for both her undergraduate studies and to earn her degree in veterinary medicine.

    Fun fact: This is Dr. Joy’s second stint at HHFA. She first worked here from 2002 until 2005, when she moved to Charleston, S.C, for several years. Happily for us, her family eventually returned to Michigan and she came back to HHFA in 2014.

    Human family: Married to Matt Jackson, Dr. Joy has a son, Brady, who enjoys visiting the clinic often and who is very active at Spring Lake Public Schools.

    Fur family: Two playful kitties: “Cheddar” and “Colby” and a sweet French Bulldog "Olive," who can be found "working" at the clinic every day.
  • Elicia Bourne

    A pet groomer for more than 18 years, Elicia has been at HHFA since 2008. She and her husband have two children and the family loves traveling.

    Fun fact: Elicia has a passion for symphony music that in recent years motivated her to learn to play the violin.
  • Michelle Clark

    Michelle Clark

    Veterinary Assistant
    Michelle graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in biology and has been a member of the HHFA staff since 2012. She and her husband became parents to a beautiful little girl in 2017.

    Fur family: Two cats, “Johanna” and “Grace” and a dog named “Rosie.”

    Fun fact: She loves reading and camping.
  • Jeanne Draeger

    Veterinary Assistant
    Jeanne lives in Spring Lake with her husband, Larry, two Westies “Violet” and “Bubbles” and two cats “Celia” and “Lily.” The couple enjoy traveling and boating with Violet and Bubbles. 

    Fun fact: Even though Jeanne started here in 1998, she says she still considers this her dream job.

  • Patti Eddington

    Marketing Director / Social Media
    A  freelance journalist Patti met Dr. Moore in 1977 as a high school student and married him in 1981. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University and she designs and produces HHFA and VDS informational pieces, such as brochures and business cards, directs clinic events and manages social media.

    Fur family: Dr. Moore brought Patti a Siamese kitten in December 1981. They named him J.P (their initials) and he lived more than 17 years. Today, she has her second Siamese, Symon Francis O'Toole, as well as an orange tabby named Marley (after Bob). Dave Brubeck the Terrier lives in her home as well  -- but that's Dr. Moore's problem. 

    Fun fact: She took her first ballet class at age 19 and the instructor told her that, while she showed promise, she was “too old” to start dancing. At age 53 she certified to teach dance fitness at Jazzercise of Western Michigan. She wishes she had that ballet instructor’s address.
  • Danielle

    Danielle Koski

    A graduate of the Baker College Veterinary Technician program, Danielle also received an associates degree in Applied Science.

    Fun fact: Dani is a huge sportsperson, spending as many hours as possible on the water and simply enjoying Pure Michigan. She enjoys golfing, fishing, hiking, and skiing.

    Fur family: "Hemi," a very energetic, Golden Retriever.
  • Sarah Merriman

    Veterinary Assistant
    A native of Grand Rapids, Sarah moved to the area seven years ago and earned her LVT from Baker College in Muskegon in 2018.

    Family: She has been married more than 15 years and has three children. 

    Fur family: Three dogs, two cats and a large fish tank. 

    Fun fact: Sarah enjoys kayaking, reading, being a loving soccer mom and also working at a local cider mill. 

  • Molly Moore

    Special Projects Coordinator/Veterinary Assistant
    Molly has been a fixture at HHFA since the day she was born; her father is owner Dr. James Moore. She has been a staff member since 2011. 

    Molly is a 2015 graduate of Michigan State University and she married her husband, Erik, in May, 2017.

    Fur family: "Wesley," a Golden Retriever, born in August, 2015, and "Cooper," a Labrador Retriever, born in October, 2018. Molly and her husband raised Cooper for Leader Dogs for the Blind, however he was medically career changed in September, 2019, and now lives with the couple. 

    Fun facts: In her spare time Molly enjoys spending time with family, working in her vegetable garden and working on home improvement projects.  

  • Harley Peck

    Veterinary Assistant

    Harley is the newest member of the HHFA team, joining us during the summer of 2021.

    She is married and she and her husband have one son. 

    Fur family: Phoebe, an Airedale/Terrier cross and David, a Sheepadoodle. 
    The family also has a kitty named Riley Bear. 

  • Linda Raterink

    Linda Raterink

    A 2007 graduate of the Michigan State University Veterinary Technology Program, Linda is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys volleyball, swimming and simply spending time with her family.

    Fur family: Two beagles, “Sully” and "Kenzie" and two cats, “Jeter” and “Petrie.”

    Fun fact: Linda's quiet nature belies an adventurous streak: she loves roller coasters and has gone sky diving.
  • Shelley Shanty

    Veterinary Assistant / Office Manager
    Shelley has enjoyed working with HHFA for almost 20 years. She enjoys spending time with family, friends and her fur kids. She also enjoys running, spending time outdoors, hiking at our many city and state parks, listening to many types of music, reading and cooking. 

    Fun facts: She follows "Squid" the Brussels Griffon on social media and could watch endless episodes of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke.
  • Jodi Tharp

    Veterinary Assistant
    Jodi is a familiar and friendly face around the clinic. She began working at HHFA shortly after graduating from Fruitport High School.

    She is married and has two children, Lainey and Chase. Her favorite activities are boating, spending time with family and friends, dancing, taking walks and spending time in the pool. 

    Fur family: The Tharp household includes two dogs, several cats and fish.

    Fun facts: She loves crab legs and BBQ ribs and watching This is Us and Grey's Anatomy.