Meet Our Veterinary Care Team!
Maddy Lutz, DVM (Associate Veterinarian)
Maddy fell in love with veterinary medicine when she got her first job as a kennel assistant at age 16. Maddy received her BS in Biology from University of Detroit-Mercy, and received her Doctorate from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. She’s been with AAE since 2013.
With over 20 years of experience in animal care, Maddy’s specialties include soft tissue surgery, wound care, and complex internal medicine cases. Maddy enjoys doing anything outdoors (especially with her husband and two sons during the summer), trying new foods and craft beer, cooking, baking, and gardening. She has two pets, “Candy Corn” (a Corn snake), and “The Fat Dog” (a.k.a. Shanny), a 12 y.o. Brittany.
Matthew J. Hynes, DVM (Associate Veterinarian)
At age four, Matthew dreamed of being a “zookeeper in outer space.” His uncle told him that job was taken, so he kept his love for animals closer to home. Matthew graduated from Michigan State University’s Honors Microbiology and Molecular Genetics program, then attended MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. He’s been with AAE since 2013.
Matthew’s specialties and areas of interest are critical and surgical care, long-term wound management, and respiratory therapy. Matthew likes reading, spending time with friends and family, trying new foods, and above all, traveling. He has 9 fish and a dog named Mickey.
Dan Vansteenkiste, DVM (Associate Veterinarian)
Dan received his BSC from University of Detroit Mercy and his DVM from Russ University, with a clinical year at Purdue. He’s been with AAE since July 2016.
Dan’s areas of expertise are surgery, ultrasound, and critical care. Dan enjoys doing anything outdoors – hiking, scuba diving, biking, reading, and krav maga. He has two dogs (Indy and Kitts), two cats (Tilly and Sassy) and one horse (Walter).
Kayla Stomack, DVM, MPH (Associate Veterinarian)
Kayla was educated by Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine after getting a BS in Animal Science at the Michigan State College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Her contributions to the clinic include pain and wound management, client education, staff development and education, as well as compassion fatigue training. Other skills include wildlife and zoo and conservation medicine, exotics, bee and fish medicine; large animal internal medicine and reproduction.
Kayla is involved in martial arts (Okinawan karate), but also enjoys travel, learning languages, gardening, kayaking, hunting/fishing, and scuba diving. She also loves adrenaline sports: skydiving, bungee jumping, rock climbing/rappelling, shark diving, zip lining. She volunteers with MI FFA, plays saxophone and is learning violin, and enjoys cooking.
She has three dogs: Luke, a 12 y.o. black lab, was a rescue and took 3 months to learn what a tennis ball was, but now loves them. Charlie, a 2 y.o. brindle pitbull, loves to climb back in bed after his morning bathroom run. Nysa, a 1 y.o. blue pitbull, loves Luke so much that he gets frequent kisses. She also has three Sugar gliders – Meeko, Blaze, and Gabby.
Jill Pasternak-Singer, DVM (Associate Veterinarian)
Jill got a BS in Medical Technology/CLS from Michigan State University, and received her DVM degree from Tufts University. She has over 22 years in the veterinary field, and has been with AAE since 2013.
Her specialties include wildlife rehabilitation and working with exotics. Jill spends her free time gardening, rehabilitating animals, reading, doing crafts, and scrapbooking. Jill always has many pets. Currently, that is 1 parakeet, 2 finches, 1 guinea pig, 2 goats, 5 ducks, 15 chickens, and 2 fish. The number and species change regularly.