Dr. Curtis Shoup has been with East Main Animal Hospital since 2012 when Dr. Delong retired. Dr. Shoup graduated from Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and practiced Veterinary Medicine 4 years in Chesaning Michigan. Once he started to settle in Dr. Shoup and his wife Diana wanted to be closer to home while raising a family. With home for Dr. Shoup being in Athens, and his wife in Vicksburg, Galesburg seemed to be a perfect spot to call home. Dr. Shoup has known of his passion for animals and decided to start his path of becoming a Veterinarian since he was 8 years old. He loves working with pets and their parents on a personal level. If you should have any questions feel free to ask, we enjoy educating. In Dr. Shoup's free time he loves spending time with his wife, 3 children, their Weimaraner and German Short hair pointer, 4 cats, many goats and 2 ponies. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping at their Cabin the Upper Peninsula.
Diana Shoup is East Main Animal Hospitals Practice Manager and a one of our Veterinary Nurses. Diana has been working with animals in a Veterinary setting since 2002. She was raised on a hobby farm that included everything from Cats, Dogs, Goats, Cows, Chickens, Horses, Emus, and more. Diana has gained her experiences over the years by working with animals and at various small animal clinics with her husband, Dr. Shoup. Diana has a passion for teaching and is always willing to learn something new! She loves working with your furry babies and helping to educate you on everything you can do to keep them healthy and safe. Dr. Shoup and Diana have been married since 2006 and have 3 wonderful children, and a full furry family to show for it. Diana enjoys everything outdoors and spending time with her family in her free time.
Dr. Katelyn Chilla has been working for East Main Animal Hospital Since 2016. Originally Dr. Chilla worked as a Veterinary Assistant at EMAH then got accepted into veterinary school at Michigan State University in 2017. Since then she would help out during her summers before accepting a full time position as an associate veterinarian following her graduation in May 2021. Dr. Chilla is originally from the Kalamazoo area and always knew she wanted to return back home following veterinary school. She has a passion for all animals including large animals, small animals and even honey bees. She was involved in 4-H throughout her childhood showing dairy cows and rabbits. During her free time Dr. Chilla enjoys spending time with her family at their Cabin in the Upper Peninsula, cooking, baking, gardening and painting. Dr. Chilla also enjoys spending her free time with husband, Alex, four cats and Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Kinley.
Sarah attended the Ross Medical Veterinary Assistant program and graduated in February 2018 and received her Veterinary Assistant certificate. She started at East Main Animal Hospital in January 2018 following an externship with us. Sarah has always had a passion for working with animals ever since a young age. Outside of work, she enjoys playing videogames and traveling. In her free time she also loves spending time with her husband, Don, her 4 cats and Chihuahua named Bubba.
Becca is one of our veterinary nurses and attended the Michigan State University Veterinary Nursing program. She recently graduated from the program in May 2021. Becca has always had a desire to work with animals even at a young age. She was very involved in 4-H and showing horses in the West Michigan area. Her passion for horses continued into high school and college where she was on the MSU Equestrian team for 2 years. Currently Becca loves spending her free time outside and especially riding and showing her horse Flynn. She also spends weekends in the Upper Peninsula with her family and beagle named KC.
Jenni joined East Main Animal Hospital April 2019. She completed school in 2010 and worked as a Medical Assistant with Borgess Hospital for several years. The following six years Jenni was a stay at home mom to her little boy (who you may see running around here!) Animals have always been close to her heart and she loves interacting with them on a daily basis. Jenni also loves spending time with her son, husband Jason, their 2 dogs and 4 cats. They are home bodies at heart but in their free time they do enjoy summer camping with friends and family.
Xander joined East Main Animal Hospital May 2022. He graduated from Galesburg-Augusta schools in 2020 and moved on to study zoology at Michigan State University. Xander is currently our summer help hoping to gain hands on experience for applying to veterinary school. In his free time Xander loves to play video games, watch movies and spend time with his friends and family. Xander also has 2 year old dog he recently adopted named Zailey.
Sullivan is our four-legged clinic cat. He enjoys chasing toys and pestering Loco. During the day you can catch him sleeping in his kitty bed near the front desk.
Loco is our three-legged clinic cat. She spends most of her time eating treats and sleeping in the sun. You can often catch her running around the clinic and saying hello to our new visitors.
Due to the current busy state of the veterinary world, we are currently putting a temporary freeze on accepting clients transferring from other veterinary clinics. However, we are still accepting new patients including puppies and kittens looking to establish with a veterinarian. We absolutely love and appreciate all our current clients and want to make sure we have the time and energy to offer the best quality services to them. As soon as we are able to lift this temporary freeze, we will let you know. Thank you for understanding and being patient with us.