A team of passionate animal lovers focused on providing you and your pet with an unprecedented level of care. Meet the team that now has your back.
Dr. Lisa Bucht
Dr. Lisa Bucht grew up in the metro Detroit area and wanted to be a veterinarian starting at age 9. She attended Michigan State University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology in 1987 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She began her career as a veterinarian in Kalamazoo.
In 1997, Dr. Lisa opened Phoenix Road Animal Hospital in South Haven. She loves being a part of the South Haven community and small town life, and she wants her patients and their owners to feel like family. She is an advocate for spay/neuter programs, and works with the staff at Alvan Humane Society to help provide needed medical care to their residents. Dr. Lisa has 4 children (Johannna, Allison, Maddox, and Marissa), a labrador named Humphrey, and three cats at home (Reed, Peach, and Max).
Tara is happy to call Michigan her home. She went to Ferris State University and earned a degree in Healthcare Administration and Nuclear Medicine Technology. However, she found her true passion in animal medicine. Tara has worked at Phoenix Road Animal Hospital for several years and she is excited to start her journey to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In her free time, Tara likes to spend time with her husband, son and two dogs. Tara can normally be found outside soaking up the sun by the lake.
Suzy was born and raised in Chicago IL, and has been working in the animal care industry since 2007. Suzy was a certified pet groomer for 7 years, and started working for Dr. Bucht when she moved to Michigan in 2014. She loves working at the Phoenix Road Animal Hospital so much that she decided to pursue her degree and become a Licensed Veterinary Technician; she is set to graduate in 2022. Suzy lives at home with her daughter, husband, 3 cats & 3 dogs, and enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Wanda has lived in the Bangor/South Haven area for all of her life. She joined Dr.Bucht at The Phoenix Road Animal Hospital in January of 2001 as a Vet assistant/Receptionist. She has worked here for over 20 years. Animals have a special place in Wanda’s heart, and what a rewarding job experience!
Sue moved to Michigan in 1979. She has loved animals all her life and her favorite is the German Shepherd. She has been an activist in rescuing and adopting GSDs for over 25 years. She has owned her own pet sitting business, worked at a doggie daycare, and worked for 8 years at Al-Van Humane Society before coming to Phoenix Road Animal Hospital in 2019.