Dr. Barbara Griffith: Dr. Griffith graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976 and has been a full-time small-animal veterinarian ever since then! After gaining experience by working for other veterinarians in both New Orleans, Louisiana and Redford, Michigan, Dr. Griffith and her partner opened Griffith Veterinary Hospital in Westland, Michigan (which was sold and is now under different ownership, but the name remains Griffith Veterinary Hospital), and then they opened this hospital here in Whitmore Lake in 1986. To say Dr. Griffith is a "workhorse" is an understatement, she lives and breathes veterinary medicine. Fun facts about Dr. Griffith:
1. She graduated at the TOP of her veterinary school class (though she'll never admit it)
2. After shattering her knee cap, she learned the therapeutic quality of swimming and has been an avid swimmer ever-since.
3. She loves being an all-around generalized family veterinarian but ALSO has special interests which include cardiology and dermatology/allergies.
4. She has two daughters, two grandsons, a granddaughter, and 7 grand-pets (and of course, pets of her own)
Dr. Kim Berrie: Dr. Kim Berrie is also a highly respected graduate of MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine and has also been lovingly devoted to small-animal medicine for years! She's a busy mom and pet owner but always takes her time with her beloved patients! We are so blessed to have Dr. Berrie's help here on a part-time basis; you may have met her on a Wednesday in particular. Dr. Berrie is well-appreciated for her congenial bedside manner and her very practical, methodical approach to diagnosing and treating her patients. Amongst many other things, Dr. Berrie enjoys helping clients to work on behavioral aspects of pet ownership and she doesn't shy away from a tough case!
Dr. Sean Hughes: Dr. Hughes went to veterinary school WITH Dr. Griffith, graduating from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. He has worked in several areas of the field, but has really established a niche as a highly skilled surgeon. Because Dr. Griffith really loves the face-to-face client time, Dr. Hughes originally entered the picture as a surgeon here, but has also been a blessing as a relief veterinarian too. Please note, Dr. Hughes is a "contracted" part of the team, meaning that he is not on the "regular" staff, but instead he runs his own business by providing services to various veterinary clinics as needed.
Alexis: Licensed Veterinary Technician. Fun fact, Alexis's family has been devoted clients of Dr. Griffith since her clinic in Westland!
Andrea: Assistant and Training to be a Licensed Veterinary Technician (working on multiple degrees!). Loves reptiles and learning about pet nutrition and helping clients with pet nutrition needs.
Amy: Graduate studies in Human Resource Management, Master's and Doctorate in Organizational Psychology and Strategic Long-term Planning. HR Manager.
Emma: Receptionist and college student with incredible skills! Note, Emma currently works for us through a staffing agency.
Gabi: Certified Veterinary Assistant. Special Interests:
Jessy: Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist, and college student studying to become a licensed technician. Fun fact, Jessy's collie is the brother of Dr. Griffith's collie.
Kaitlynn: Lab guru, helper extraordinaire, college student.
Linda: Our newest team member! In a program to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Special interest: foster pets and finding forever homes for homeless pets.
Nicole: Our Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician and part of our team for OVER 10 years! Devoted mother and technician with lots of beloved pets!
Robin: Pharmaceutical Specialist, experienced assistant. Fun fact: Her cats are "sisters" and provide endless entertainment!
Sarah: Certified Veterinary Assistant.
Sophia: Sanitation Specialist.
Tina: Lead Receptionist. Fun fact: Like Jessy, Tina's collie is also a brother to Dr. Griffith's collie.