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Welcome to Family Pet Practice
Your Veterinarian in Waterford and Wixom, MI

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Waterford (248) 681-6200
Wixom: (248) 624-2232

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At Family Pet Practice we make sure that pets, and their owners, feel comfortable during their veterinarian visits. Our 4000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility has the equipment for dealing with a variety of ailments and treatments. From therapeutic laser therapy to dental care to microchipping we offer the best in preventative veterinary care.

With digital radiography, ultrasound, Heska lab Machines and more, we do our best to ensure a quick and accurate diagnosis to find the most appropriate treatment options.

For the best in nutritional, preventative and problem based Veterinary Medicine, come to the Family Pet Practice!

Family Pet Practice
Waterford and Wixom Veterinarians

Waterford Team

  • Dr.
    Katherine Dyer,
    DVM
    Owner and Medical Supervisor

    Dr. Dyer has spent 20+ years as a doctor embracing the full diversity of veterinary medicine, practicing in small animal, large animal, exotic and emergency care. After years of experience came the desire to build a great hospital of her own: Lake Geneva Veterinary Hospital (now Family Pet Practice) was purchased in 2004, followed by Wixom Veterinary Clinic (now Wixom Family Pet Practice) in 2011. She has a strong dedication to all pets and the families who love them, as evidenced by her own multi-species family of 2 boys, dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and sheep. In her free time, you will find her outdoors, riding horses, kayaking, camping or SCUBA diving. 

  • Dr.
    Erin Richards

    Dr. Richards joined our team in 2013 after we expanded into our new facility.

    Her professional interests include dermatology, dentistry, endocrinology, and client education. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). She also keeps up-to-date with the latest in the field by attending Continuing Education events.

    Education
    She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, both from Michigan State University. When not at the clinic, Dr. Richards loves to read and spend time outdoors. She has traveled to Europe and Africa. Her most recent adventure was a cross-country road trip out West. Dr. Richards is also an avid sports fan. Raised here in the Metro Detroit area, she can be found cheering on her favorite teams, the MSU Spartans, Detroit Tigers and Red Wings.


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  • Dr.
    Jamie Craig
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Jamie Craig graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Following graduation she moved to Jacksonville, Florida to be with her husband, a Leiutenant submariner in the US Navy stationed at Kings Bay Georgia. Here, she gained a vast amount of experience working in a busy private practice. After three years in the south she moved back home to Michigan and worked as a relief veterinarian prior to joining Family Pet Practice in 2015. 

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  • Amy Zellweger
    Practice Manager

    Found as you walk into the Zellweger home is a questionnaire filled out by Amy in grade school that reflects a career path in the veterinary community. Although it seemed to be written in the stars it would come together after years in the making that encompassed a multitude of positions and gaining expertise before taking on the role as Practice Administrator for Wixom and Waterford Family Pet Practice.

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  • Kayla Shotwell
    VTA

    Kayla grew up in Brooklyn, Michigan with a family who extended an 'open door policy' to many animals. Although raised with dogs her love of all animals was always apparent. In high school Kayla took specialized agriscience/animal care classes at a career center in an effort to get ahead start in the veterinary field. After graduating high school she started her career as a kennel assistant for nearly 5 years before moving to a veterinary assistant position. In 2014 Kayla moved to Clarkston, Michigan and joined the FPP team just shortly after! As a veterinary assistant Kayla enjoys working with senior dogs, phlebotomy, parasitology & has a special interest in the hound group. Kayla enjoys life with her longtime boyfriend & their Treeing Walker Coonhound, Hank. Kayla is an avid reader, enjoys crafting, and loves outdoor activities such as paddle boarding, bicycling, hiking, cooking.

  • Jasmine Bonahoom
    LVT - Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jasmine was born and raised in Thailand before coming to the USA in 2006 to be an au pair for a local family. Despite speaking little English Jasmine attended school and became a (bilingual) LVT! Jasmine is a 2013 graduate of the Macomb Veterinary Technician Program where she excelled in her studies and was the class treasurer. Jasmine has always had a passion for animal care and loves that she learns something new daily.

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  • Jessica VanHusen
    LVT - Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jessica has been a team member with Family Pet Practice since 2008, and working in the veterinary medical field since 2003. She chose to pursue becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician and graduated from Macomb Community College Veterinary Technician Program in 2014. Her passions include educating on topics with as declawing, heartworm disease,spay/neuter, and behavior. When not at work she spends her time with her husband Jeff, their 2 rescued Akitas and 65lb Sulcata Tortoise. She enjoys gardening, antiques and DIY projects.

  • Natalie Butler
    LVT - License Veterinary Technician

    Natalie grew up in Michigan with her parents and sister. She learned American Sign Language growing up since her sister is Deaf, and likes continuing to learn to communicate with Deaf people. She attended Oakland Community College after high school, and graduated from Macomb Community College in 2011 with an Associate’s in General Studies and an Associate’s of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.

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  • Alexandria Lay
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Alex is a 2018 Macomb Community College Graduate, and just passed her National Vet Tech Licensing Exam. She is goofy, enthusiastic, and loves working with animals and helping families with education about proper health care. Her favorite animal is the dog. She loves eating bacon. When not working hard as a LVT, she enjoys kayaking, fishing, boating, concerts, hanging out with family/friends, and crafting.

  • Marianne Stamper
    CSR

    Marianne has been a team member with Family Pet Practice since 1993. She has been working in the veterinary field since 1992. Her passions include anything to do with cats & their behavior. When not at work she spends her time with her boyfriend, their beloved kitty cats, and enjoys reading and traveling.

  • Brooke Anderson
    CSR

    Brooke's passion is speaking for those without a voice. She joined the FPP team 5 years ago with an extensive background in human psychology, working with those who had suffered traumatic brain injuries and needed to acclimate to life differently. It wasn't until she starting working at FPP that the connection was made between her support in human medicine and how it set her up for success in the veterinary community. Brooke is the organization between the rescue animals cared for at FPP, she educates fosters and ensures that all who come through our doors are individual and special. Her attention to detail and core of emotional intelligence is a super power we are grateful for daily.

  • EMILY MAUST
    (LVT)

    Emily is a 2011 Michigan State University Veterinary Technician graduate. She has pursued medicine with great passion and hard work ethic. Her interests include anesthesiology, dental care and behavior. She loves to travel down south to spend time with her family, and is a proud aunt. She lives with her boyfriend, their Dogue De Bordeaux named Marvin Fink and her best friend, sweet baby Darkness - an old black kitty.

  • ALEXANDRIA LAY
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Alex is a 2018 Macomb Community College Graduate, and just passed her National Vet Tech Licensing Exam. She is goofy, enthusiastic, and loves working with animals and helping families with education about proper health care. Her favorite animal is the dog. She loves eating bacon. When not working hard as a LVT, she enjoys kayaking, fishing, boating, concerts, hanging out with family/friends, and crafting.Alex is a 2018 Macomb Community College Graduate, and just passed her National Vet Tech Licensing Exam. She is goofy, enthusiastic, and loves working with animals and helping families with education about proper health care. Her favorite animal is the dog. She loves eating bacon. When not working hard as a LVT, she enjoys kayaking, fishing, boating, concerts, hanging out with family/friends, and crafting.

  • Pamela Giorgio
    (AVA)

    Pamela is a 2018 graduate of Penn Foster’s Veterinary Assistant program. Pamela considers herself a “late bloomer” to the veterinary field having worked in other industries prior to joining Family Pet Practice. She is a Michigan State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Supply Chain Management working in business related roles for many years. Realizing she had more of a passion for working hands on with people, she pursued her Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation leading her to clinical work in substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and persons with developmental disabilities. During this time, she acquired knowledge and an interest in animal welfare and began volunteering with different groups and completed an apprenticeship in dog grooming. It became apparent that her love for people and animals should no longer stay separate and she went after how to combine the two in the best career for her! Her interests include client education/informed choices and building long lasting client relationships. In her spare time, Pamela can be found attending concerts, festivals, comedy shows or binge watching the latest Netflix show with her husband and their two feisty boys named Benny and Chico, the two sweetest Chihuahuas you will ever meet.

Wixom Team

  • Dr.
    Katherine Dyer,
    DVM
    Owner and Medical Supervisor

    Dr. Dyer has spent 20+ years as a doctor embracing the full diversity of veterinary medicine, practicing in small animal, large animal, exotic and emergency care. After years of experience came the desire to build a great hospital of her own: Lake Geneva Veterinary Hospital (now Family Pet Practice) was purchased in 2004, followed by Wixom Veterinary Clinic (now Wixom Family Pet Practice) in 2011. She has a strong dedication to all pets and the families who love them, as evidenced by her own multi-species family of 2 boys, dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and sheep. In her free time, you will find her outdoors, riding horses, kayaking, camping or SCUBA diving. 

  • Dr.
    Julie Foster,
    DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Foster went to Michigan State University for her undergraduate studiesand veterinary school. She graduated in 2005 and practiced in Chicago,Livonia and Clinton Township before joining Wixom Family Pet Practice. Shelives with her husband, 2 children and her Bernese Mountain Dog, Scrubs andblack cat, Satara. She enjoys traveling, reading, going up north with herfamily and crafting.

  • Amy Zellweger
    Practice Administrator
    Found as you walk into the Zellweger home is a questionnaire filled out by Amy in grade school that reflects a career path in the veterinary community. Although it seemed to be written in the stars it would come together after years in the making that encompassed a multitude of positions and gaining expertise before taking on the role as Practice Administrator for Wixom and Waterford Family Pet Practice.

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  • Maureen Pichner
    CSR

    From a young age Maureen knew that her multi-tasking ability, bubbly personality, attention to detail, and desire to learn and educate would secure her a place in the veterinary community. Her willingness and ability to learn new technical skills and further her education have been a benefit to all! She has a passion for obedience training, Dobermans and client communication. When not greeting you with a smile at WFPP, you can find her playing with her son at the park or camping with her family.

  • Savannah Schaeffer
    VTA

    Savannah is a hard worker, incredibly kind, and has an intuitive approach when it comes to pet communication and comfort. Savannah has known since a very young age that she wanted to help animals, as soon as she found herself active in the field she new she was right in pursuing veterinary medicine as her calling.

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  • ASHLEY SQUIRE
    VTA

    Growing up Ashley was lucky to be surrounded by animals. She grew up on a farm and loved spending her days outside with all of the animals. Her family had cows, pigs, ducks, geese chickens, rabbits and dogs. As a team member of WFPP Ashley loves being able to provide outstanding care for her clients and their companions, to live a long happy life. In Ashley's spare time she enjoys spending time with daughter Lillianna and her golden retriever Nala, taking long walks, playing fetch, gardening, crafting, and cooking.

  • LISA CISLER
    (VTA)

    Lisa comes with over 30 years of animal experience. She enjoys working with animals but her true passion are cats - she is a feline fanatic! Her “low stress handling” will make your cats visit a pawsome experience. Another one of Lisa’s passions is educating owners on the many reasons not to declaw cats.

    When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband, her cats, gardening and boating. 

  • ANDREE DAWKINS
    (LVT)

    Andree has always loved animals since she can remember. She got her first pet at 12 years old. She graduated from Sanford Brown College with a degree in Applied Sciences and obtained her Veterinary Technician License in 2013. When not working hard as an LVT, she loves cooking and trying new recipes, watching home renovation shows, and would love to renovate a home in the future!

  • SAVANNAH SCHAEFFER
    VTA

    Savannah is a hard worker, incredibly kind, and has an intuitive approach when it comes to pet communication and comfort. Savannah has known since a very young age that she wanted to help animals, as soon as she found herself active in the field she new she was right in pursuing veterinary medicine as her calling.

  • MARY BYRNE

    I am an animal lover that started in the veterinary field after several years working as a Chemist. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2013 with a bachelor's in Chemistry and obtained my Veterinary technician license in 2017. In my free time I like to paint and compete in triathlons. 

  • KAREN FRANCIS
    LVT

    Karen is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who graduated from Macomb Community College. She discovered she wanted to be a Veterinary Technician in her teen years when she met a LVT at her own dogs appointment. She has a passion for owners to be knowledgeable and pets to be comfortable during their appointments. In her spare time she enjoys being with her husband, step daughter, cat named Monkey, and mouse named Panda. 

  • TAMMY
    Customer Service Representative

    Bio coming soon

  • LILY MASON
    Technician Assistant

    Bio coming soon

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "oday we took our 10 1/2 year old pit mix because we knew there was something wrong. Bonnie was always a bundle of love & she loved everyone at Wixom Family Pet Practice, I think Andrea was her favorite, but she always had kisses for everyone. Dr. Foster ran tests and told us our options, she didn't pressure us to make any particular decision but we knew it was time to tell our girl goodbye. We were by her side, petting her and talking to her as she went to sleep for the last time. Even the staff were crying with us. They showed us such love and kindness. They even asked if we wanted to run home and get her brother, Clyde, so he could say goodbye. Thank you doesn't seem like enough to say to them, they made a terrible situation a little easier and showed Bonnie and us the utmost sympathy and respect."
    Facebook - Sandy Pyles G.
  • "Yesterday I had to make the hardest decision a pet owner is sometimes forced to make, I took my cat here to be euthanized. She lived a incredible 22 years and she fought a good fight but yesterday I helped her by crossing over. The staff and doctor foster were amazing! I spent a lot of time saying my goodbyes to my cat chance who I had since she was 8 weeks old. My cat was calm and I was able to hold her as Dr foster helped end her suffering. It was a last minute call as I waited too long before making the decision and they fit me in at the end of the work day. I'm so thankful my kitty is sleeping peacefully because of their help instead of suffering at home. I highly recommend this veterinary hospital. I will definitely be back when the time is right for another pet� rip chance � thank you everyone for your help."
    Facebook - Jackie W.

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Tuesday:

9:00 AM-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed