Jessica BalsisTitle: Adjunct Professor of Animal Science
BS Michigan State University
DVM Michigan State University
Dr. Jessica Balsis grew up here in Berrien Springs where her father was a long-time police chief. Although she has had numerous animals in her life, her passion is for Morgan horses. She starting showing them at the Berrien County Youth Fair, one of the most competitive fairs in the country, and winning! Later, she has continued to show and succeed at the national level. She enjoys helping young riders develop their skills and enjoyment of horses.
When she graduated from veterinary school, she joined the practice of Dr. Phil Hecht in Berrien Springs, and stayed on when Dr. Holly Shaffer bought the practice in 2010. She provides excellent care to the companion animals she sees in her work at Two by Two Animal Hospital, and her quiet, easy manner keeps the most nervous and scared horses calm. She teaches the class Equine Exercise Anatomy & Physiology.