- Education: Bachelor of Science MSU 1994, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine MSU 1997
- Hometown: Indian River, Michigan
- Hobbies: Hiking, biking, skiing, art, photography, scuba diving, motorcycling, and the outdoors
Dr. Dirkse graduated from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She worked for two years in Alanson, Michigan before joining Dr. Steven Baker in Indian River in 1999. Dr. Dirkse purchased the clinic in 2003.
It has certainly been quite an experience watching the clinic grow over the years including the recent addition and remodeling started in October of 2014 and now completed, doubling the size of the clinic. Dr. Dirkse enjoys practicing general veterinary medicine and surgery, especially with a dedicated and caring team who are always looking to improve their clinical knowledge and skills.
Along with her husband Brad, they also own and manage the Indian River Pet Resort next door to the Veterinary Clinic. They share their home with 2 Labrador Retrievers, 1 cat and a Tennessee Walking Horse.