Jeffrey Powers, DVM, Practice Owner
Caring for animals has been always been a way of life for Dr. Powers. Ever since he was a child he has always had a deep love for all animals. That is why, it wasn’t a surprise when he decided that he wanted to become a veterinarian.
Dr. Jeffrey Powers grew up on a small farm in St. Clair County, Michigan. He first inherited a love of animals from his parents and when he got his first dog Pepper, a beagle, in which they immediately developed an inseparable bond. Dr. Powers carried his love for animals all throughout his childhood and loved to read James Herriot's “All creatures great and small" books.
Dr. Powers decided to follow in his oldest sister’s footsteps who is in the health professions field as well. Dr. Powers graduated from Michigan State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science with High Honors, and in 1980 from Michigan State University with a DVM degree with Honors. At the age of 23, he worked under the guidance of Dr. Robert Johnson in Yale, Michigan. He soon established his own practice in 1980, where he would work out of a one room office and would drive the country roads of the thumb of Michigan from farm to farm.
Dr. Powers is the founder and owner of Beaver Island Veterinary Services and the owner of Jordan Valley Animal Clinic, providing mixed animal veterinary services to the community of Beaver Island in Lake Michigan and East Jordan Michigan. He is also the founder and former owner of South Sanilac Veterinary Hospital in Peck, Michigan. He continues to care for all animals large or small which explains why his customers often describe him as very caring, sensitive and compassionate in the care of their animals.