Countyline Veterinary Service

Doctors and Staff:

Dr. Tony Ellis graduated from Michigan State University in 1988.  He practiced at Sterner Vet Clinic in Ionia until the fall of 2002, at which point he joined the doctors at Portland Vet Service.  In the fall of 2006, he and Dr. Jerry Kehr relocated the large animal practice into a new facility in Westphalia and changed the name to Countyline Vet Service. He married his wife Dayna in 1988.  Dayna was an elementary teacher for years and is currently the Principal at Twin Rivers Elementary in Muir.  


Kate Hogan Pictured with Dr. Ellis was formerly one of our assistants.

Dr. Jerry Kehr graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  He started his practice career in a mixed practice in western New York, before returning to his home state of Indiana to work in an entirely large animal practice in the fall of 1993.  He then joined Portland Veterinary Service early in 2002 before joining with Dr. Ellis to establish Countyline Veterinary Service in 2006.  Jerry and his wife Monica live in Portland with their two sons, Landon and Braden.

Dr. Daron Jones graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.  Upon graduation Daron moved to the Westphalia area and began working at Countyline Veterinary Service.  Daron enjoys deer hunting, playing ice hockey, and spending time with his family.  He is married to Amber, and they have 4 children.

Lois Smith, our Office Manager, has held various positions with the business since the fall of 1993 when she joined Portland Veterinary Service. She is married to Mark and has 3 married daughters. She enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren, camping, and sewing in her spare time.

Caitlin Patrick is a licensed veterinary technician that joined our practice after graduating from the Vet Tech Institute in 2015. She grew up on a beef farm in Midland and is now married to J Patrick and living in Portland.  She enjoys the outdoors and sewing in her spare time.  She and her husband have 2 pets- Lucy a lab/pitbull mix and Radford their DSH cat.