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

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at
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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Breanne DiLorenzo
    (CSR/LVT)

    I am Breanne DiLorenzo. I graduated from Macomb County Community College in 2005 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. I have worked in the veterinary field for many years and also have a passion for working with Special Needs kids and at-risk youth. I have 3 kids, a Pitbull named Boone and 12 chickens.

  • 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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  • Dina Thayer
    (LVT)

    Dina is a 2001 graduate of MCC Veterinary Technician Program. She has been practicing in the small animal field ever since! She has a long love of animals and to no ones surprise made her way into the animal world! She shares her life with her husband, 3 grown children, a grandchild and a beagle!

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Aubrey Dunn
    Veterinary Assistant

    My name is Aubrey Dunn. I’ve always had a passion for animals growing up so I knew that I wanted to go into the field. I couldn’t imagine a life without animals.I graduated from Oakland community college with associates degrees. In the near future I’m looking to continue my education in a technician program.Until then I will enjoy learning and grow with FPP. My family is slowly growing, both my fiancé and I have 2 rescued lab-pit mixes, as well as 2 cats. And we would love to add on to the family in the future

  • Danielle Tester
    Customer Service Representative

    My name is Danielle. I graduated from the University of Findlay in 2018. I have always had passion for animals and especially large animals. I knew as a little girl, I wanted to be involved with the Veterinary Community and it has never changed. I enjoy meeting different animals and talking with their families. I would say I have a very silly personality and will do anything to make someone laugh. In my free time, I love riding horses.

    Also, I love camping, kayaking, and hanging out with Family and Friends. My pets include a Goldendoodle, a Rottweiler, 4 cats, and 9 chickens!

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  • Annah Mills
    Veterinary Assistant

    Bio coming soon...

  • Dianne Cauzillo

    Bio coming soon...

Wixom Team

  • Shawna Jordan
    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 McNamara

    Customer Service Representative

  • Lily Mason
    Technician Assistant

    Lily grew up with a great love for animals. She has always had dogs and cats, and previously rode and competed with horses. Animal behavior is a passion of hers, and she loves training with fear free and positive methods. When not working she enjoys traveling and cuddling with her two cats, Spork and Davey.

  • Amy Mayhew, LVT

    Amy graduated from Michigan State University’s veterinary technician program in 2001. She has spent over 15 years working side by side with an internal medicine specialist, gaining experience in ultrasonography. This inspired her to complete a formal and comprehensive ultrasound training program. She is excited to bring these advanced diagnostic skills to family Pet Practice! Believing that pets are important family members, she is dedicated to creating a calm and fear-free environment. Amy and her family enjoy camping by Lake Michigan, game nights, and caring for their many rescued animals at “The Mayhew Zoo.”

  • Kayla Barruzini
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kayla has been learning with Wixom Family Pet Practice for years. She is currently a student at Michigan State University and works with us seasonally. 

  • Jessica Tharp
    Veterinary Technician

    Jessica has spent the last 14 years working with animals. She has doneeverything from Manage Dog Daycare's, owned a Pet Sitting Business, fosterdogs and work her way into the Veterinary Assistant career. Jessica lovesbeing able to work with and help all animals. She and her Husband have oneteenage son, two cats, a bearded dragon, fish and a lovable dog named BabyLove. In her spare time, Jessica likes to read, bake and crochet.

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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Waterford Location

Monday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Wixom Location

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