- Veterinary School
- Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
- Undergraduate Degree
- Michigan State University
Growing up in neighboring Troy, Michigan and residing in Rochester, Michigan for the past 12 years, I have been blessed with a wonderful career thus far. Fulfilling my childhood dreams, this profession has provided me with the good fortune to work with sled dog teams, feed baby rhinos and swim with dolphins.
Since graduating in 2006, I have had the opportunity to practice full time as a general practitioner, as well as teach and mentor veterinary students affiliated with their colleges Veterinary Business Management Association. As a small animal general practitioner, the best part of my day is having the ability to listen to your needs and concerns as a pet owner, discuss all options available for your pet and assist you in making a decision that makes sense for everyone involved.
When I’m not in the office, I can usually be found spending time with my family, walking my rescue dog and cat, Lulu and Harry, improving my golf game, or cheering on the Spartans and Tigers.
Laura started working as a veterinary receptionist nearly 20 years ago. She enjoys interacting with clients, getting to know them as well as their pets, sharing laughs and offering a shoulder when needed.
Outside of the office, Laura loves spending time with her husband, Paul, her kids and grandkids, and her rescue dog, Yukon. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping and practicing yoga.
Jessica has worked in Veterinary Medicine for over 17 years! She has a broad range of experience in both large and small animal medicine but has developed a strong interest in small animal surgery.
When she is not working, Jessica can be found at her family farm enjoying her horses (PJ and Carlita). She can also be found fishing with her husband or kayaking at any near by lake she can find. One day, Jessica would like to obtain her Technician License, but until then she will continue to love her job and caring of your beloved pets.
Ashley began her veterinary career with the HVH team in May of 2022 and could not have been more excited! Originally, she planned to get her bachelors degree in Aviation Flight Science at Western Michigan University and was set to graduate as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force for piloting.
However, after much deliberation, she decided to follow her heart and true passion with helping animals and veterinary medicine. Ashley is currently in the Veterinary Technician program at Macomb Community College and is set to complete the program in the Winter of 2023!
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time at home with her three cats and her boyfriend, Andrew. She also enjoys reading and getting creative with drawing and painting. Ashley cannot wait to meet you and give your furry friends the best care possible!
Liz has always had a desire to help animals. Growing up on an apple orchard in a small town in Northern Michigan, she would always lend a helping hand to a turtle crossing the road, helping lost dogs find their way home, and adopting stray cats (much to the dismay of her mother).
After a career in the logistics industry, this is her first time working in the veterinary field and she feels at home. She aspires to go back to school and become a veterinary technician.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé Kegan and her cat, Olly. Her hobbies include soap-making, hiking, baking, kayaking, and watching British television.
While growing up, Julie always had pets in her life. When she was 8 years old, she adopted her first cat. She knew at that moment; veterinary medicine would be her career path. Julie fulfilled her dream and became a veterinary technician in 1994. She attended Foothill College in Los Altos, California before moving to Michigan.
Julie has a wonderful husband, Brian and they share their home with their 4 dogs (Mariah, Josie, Zoey and Smorgle), their turtle (Sammy), their cockatiel (Firebolt) and their crazy kitten (Chai).
As long as Julie can remember, dogs have been a huge part of her world. As a little girl she would wait on the front porch every day for the man to walk his dog past, just to give a pet and a hug. After graduation, she began apprenticing to be a groomer. She was up and grooming by the end of summer and has been grooming ever since.
For the past 38 years, she has owned two grooming salons in the south and has finally landed back in her hometown. She isn’t grooming these days but is helping out in every way at Hometown Vet! She is happy to be home!
At home, Julie enjoys being a Grammie to Miss Lucy, her granddaughter. Also at her home is a pack of dogs: Tula, Velvet, Marlin, Brown, Shorty, Digit, Tater Head and Moses. At the barn are Pants, a senior Tennessee Walker and Rupert, a senior miniature donkey. Needless to say, she is very busy taking care of her herd and her pack!