Torch Lake Veterinary Clinic

A caring business, where the animals come first. Located in Alden, in beautiful northern Michigan, we strive to provide you with service as wonderful as the view. If you are not familiar with our clinic and your first contact with us is online, we would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are; we will be more than happy to help. In brief, you should know the following about us: our company was established in 2005 and has been responsible for providing outstanding veterinary care ever since. Our regular customers particularly value the friendly staff and affordable service.
  • M, T, Th, F: 8:00AM-5:00PM
  • SAT 8:00AM-NOON
  • Wed & Sun: closed
  • Emergency - Bay Area Pet Hosp.
  • (231) 922-0911
  • Adrianne Waffle, DVM

    Adrianne Waffle, DVM "Doc"

    Doc is 2002 graduate of  Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.  She went on from there to an internship in small animal med./surgery at Oklahoma State University and a second at The University of Illinois.  On April 4, 2005 she opened the Torch Lake Veterinary Clinic and became a member of the community by marrying Central Lake Native Billy Waffle. Their passel of Pets include: Murphey (Golden Retriever), Poppie (Rat Terrier Mix), Jayco (English Springer), Mia (Mastiff Mix), Bisley the 3 year old Golden Retriever, Bunners & Topper (Bunnies), Angel a 20 year old Salmon Crested Cockatoo, Oliver (the 9 year old eclectus parrot), and Willy the Oscar Fish.

    (Billy and Bisley)

     (Mia AKA Meezer)

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2005
    Louisiana State University
  • Jessica Dawson (Jessie)

    Jessica Dawson (Jessie)

    Jessie is often the first person you talk to when calling and also one of the smiling faces you see when you walk in the front doors.  She has been with TLVC for almost 7 years and is an integral part of the team. Her duties vary from helping in surgery, to office managerial tasks, to client relations, and being an overall wonderful asset to the company. She is considered to be Doc's right hand woman. Her passions include not only the animals but boating and being in the woods on her quad.

    Her children include: Rosco (Chocolate Lab), Gauge (weimaraner mix), Harry the cat, Mufasa ("Moo" the long haired cat), Poppie (lab mix), Annie (hound mix), Monkey (tabby cat), Seth (tabby and white kitten) and the many FOSTER animals she has helped place in loving homes.


     (Moo and Gauge with Romeo in the back)

     (Mike and Jessie)

     (Jessie with her dad)

    Years in Practice:
    Nov 07, 2007
  • Brittany Lockman

    Brittany Lockman

    We are pleased to announce that Brittany has returned to Torch Lake Veterinary Clinic. She has been with us since April of this year. Brittany, with the love of laboratory services, is the one you most often see runnning our bloodwork samples. She has a sole pet, named Lola, who is a seven year old chihuahua mix. But don't let that chihuahua side of her fool you, because she feels the size of any great dane. In addition to her family, Brittany was the cheerleading coach for the pop warner and young champions. She also enjoys softball, kayaking, and camping.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 11, 2013
  • Jeff Powers, DVM

    Jeff Powers, DVM

    Last year, Torch Lake Veterinary Clinic was blessed with the opportunity to work with Dr. Powers. He regularly visits and performs relief work and provides surgical assistance to the clinic. Dr. Powers graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. He now resides on Beaver island and provides relief work for clinics in the northern Michigan area. In addition to the clinic he established (the Beaver Island Veterinary Services), he established and maintains Power's Hardware and Beaver Island Lumber Company. To say he is a man of many talents is an understatement. He has not only provided consultation services, aided veterinary students in their clinical year of schooling, but has benefited not only us, but the people of Honduras by establishing a spay/neuter program at Camp Bay, Roatan.

    (Photo taken in Roatan)


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1980
    Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine