Harborfront Hospital for Animals

Harborfront Hospital for Animals is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Spring Lake, MI. Our professional and courteous staff provides the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for our highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Harborfront Hospital for Animals strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Spring Lake and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Harborfront Hospital for Animals can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
Veterinary Staff
  • 807 W. Savidge St.
  • Spring Lake, MI 49456
  • Phone: (616) 842-7011
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  • Mon, Tue: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • 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: Dr. Moore always said he wanted either a Pug or a Greyhound at some point in his life, so for his birthday a few years ago, his wife surprised him with the latter: A Greyhound named “Gabbi.” His house is also the home to a naughty Siamese cat named “Symon Francis O’Toole,” and a very sweet tabby named “Marley.”

    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

    Joy Jackson, DVM

    Veterinarian
    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 an 8-year-old son, Brady, who starts each week day “supervising” at at the clinic before heading off to school.

    Fur family: A 16-year-old, three legged dog named “Jazzy,” and two playful kitties: “Cheddar” and “Colby.”
  • Elicia

    Elicia Bourne

    Groomer
    A pet groomer for more than 15 years, Elecia has been at HHFA since 2008. She and her husband have two children, and the family loves traveling.

    Fun fact: Elecia has a passion for symphony music that has recently motivated her to learn how 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.

    Fur family: Michelle and her husband have two cats, “Johanna” and “Grace” and a dog named “Rosie.”

    Fun fact: She loves reading and camping.
  • Jeanne

    Jeanne Draeger

    Veterinary Assistant
    A lifelong resident of Grand Haven and Spring Lake, Jeanne and her husband have two Westies, “Violet” and “Bubbles” who are often the couple’s traveling and boating companions. They also have two cats: “Celia” and “Lily.”

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

  • Patti

    Patti Eddington

    Marketing Director / Social Media
    A former journalist and owner of a publication writing and design business, Patti met Dr. Moore in 1977 as a high school student and married him in 1981. She has 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. She always said she wanted “one more” Siamese cat in her lifetime so for Mother’s Day 2013, her daughter, Molly Moore brought her Symon. She has since decided she wants at least TWO more Siamese cats.

    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

    LVT
    A graduate of the Baker College Veterinary Technician program, Dani 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, young Golden Retriever.
  • molly

    Molly Moore

    Veterinary Assistant
    Molly has been a fixture at HHFA since the day she was born; her father is Dr. HHFA owner James Moore, HHFA owner. She’s been an employee for the last eight years.

    Fur family: Wesley, a Golden Retriever pup, born in the summer of 2015.

    Fun fact: Like her parents, Molly attended MSU, graduating in May 2015.

    Molly is engaged to be married in May, 2017.
  • Linda Raterink

    Linda Raterink

    LVT
    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, “Ruby” and “Sully” and three cats, “Stella,” “Jeter” and “Petrie.”

    Fun fact: Her calm nature and sweet personality belie an adventurous streak: she loves roller coasters and has gone sky diving.
  • Shelley Smart

    Shelley Smart

    Veterinary Assistant / Customer Service Manager
    A mother of three, Shelley has a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from GVSU and has been employed at HHFA since 2002. She most enjoys spending time with her family, sailing, traveling, cooking, and being outdoors.

    Fur family: A cat named "Taz," and a charming dog named "Macy," who was born with a congenital foot deformity.

    Fun facts: Recently she has taken up painting on canvas and finds it a good way to relax and be creative at the same time. She is engaged to be married in September, 2016.
  • Jodi

    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, more than 25 years ago.

    She is married and has two elementary school children Lainey and Chase, who keep her busy with hockey, baseball and basketball practices and games. Her own favorite activities are boating and bowling, and she is a dedicated Tigers fan.

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

    Gabbi

    Ancillary Staff & Greeter
  • Jazzy

    Jazzy

    Ancillary Staff & Greeter
  • rupert and adele

    Rupert & Adele

    Ancillary Staff & Greeter