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Waterford Team

Meet the friendly staff at Family Pet Practice!

  • 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 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stacy Weisner
    VTA

    Stacy has been a full time team member for the past 5 years and a flexible team member for 10 years beyond that. Stacy grew up right here in Oakland County where her love for the veterinary community developed deep roots and a love for the patients and pet parents of FPP. Stacy takes pride in being the primary team member to make contact for patient updates. Stacy is phenomenal with massage therapy and has an interest in acupuncture for pets. A fun fact about Stacy is that she is our rock star, she loves to sing and certainly helps in lifting spirits on a challenging day.

  • 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.

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9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 AM-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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Friday:

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Sunday:

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Monday:

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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