In 1975, we sought out and obtained accreditation through the American Animal Hospital Association. AAHA accredited veterinary hospitals have to adhere to and maintain very high practice standards in all areas of veterinary medicine. Only 12 to 15% of veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved this. Our embracement of AAHA and its standards reflects our core belief that your pet is a valued family member and should be treated as such. We promise to provide your loved one with individualized, state-of-the-art, outstanding care at a fair price.
Our staff is highly trained and has over 100 years of combined practice experience. We provide consistent, comprehensive, compassionate, quality care. We strive to provide a comfortable stress-free and pain-free environment for our hospitalized patients so that they get better faster. Lastly, we are motivated to meet your pet's needs whatever they may be.
Owner / Veterinarian
33 years in practice
Graduated from Michigan State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and in 1987 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and The American Association for the Advancement of Science. Completed the Dale Carnegie course in 1995. His practice is limited to dogs and cats with a particular interest in internal medicine.
18 years in practice
Rachele graduated from Macomb County Community College with an Associate's Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2002. She was promoted to Practice Manager in 2010. She has a dog named Missy and a cat named Frank. When she is not busy caring for the practice, clients, and their pets, she enjoys running and brewing/judging beer. Her homebrews have won numerous awards in local and regional contests.
1 year in practice
Kelly graduated from Baker College with an Associates's degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2010. She worked in a large vet hospital in Chesterfield for 8 years before joining our team in May 2018 to work close to home, and her new baby, born in March. She enjoys outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.
1 year in practice
April joined our practice team in May 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in April 2018. Since completing her degree she has returned to the Blue Water Area where she grew up. When not at the practice April loves to spend time with family, friends, and her dog Finn.
Our Dearly Deceased Face of the Practice
14 years in practice
The face of the practice. Oversees all cat-related issues. Resides in the pharmacy area during regular office hours. Makes sure that staff members keep things picked up (marks on coats, purses, etc. left out in the lunchroom). Hobbies include drinking out of the water faucet, getting underfoot, and chewing on plastic. Also, likes to give paw massages to favored employees.
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