Waterford Team

Meet the friendly staff at Family Pet Practice!

  • 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. 

  • 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
    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 supporting Family Pet Practice from an administrative avenue, educating on topics such as declawing, heartworm disease, spay/neuter, and behavior. When not at work she spends her time with her husband Jeff, their Akita named Keller, and 70lb Sulcata Tortoise named Johari. She enjoys gardening, antiques and DIY projects, and visiting as many breweries as possible in Northern Michigan.

  • Natalie Butler
    Licensed 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
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    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!

  • Emily Maust
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    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 Hahnenberg
    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.

  • Erin Richards,
    DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    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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  • Jamie Craig,
    DVM
    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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  • Aubrey Dunn
    Veterinary Assistant

    My name is Aubrey Dunn. I’ve always had a passion for animals growing up, and 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 a few associate degrees. As I've continued my education, I'm currently working towards my veterinary technician degree. Until then I will enjoy learning and grow with FPP. My family is slowly growing, both my fiancé and I have 2rescued lab-pit mixes, as well as 2 cats. And we would love to add on to the family in the future

  • Annah Mills
    Veterinary Assistant

    Hi! I'm Annah and I have been with Family Pet Practice since 2019. I’m 25,live with my boyfriend Ian & our two dogs, Loki (Husky/Malamute) and Dexter(Cattle dog/Eskimo). Outside of work I enjoy weight lifting, and world history. I plan to obtain certification for eyelash extensions, and continue my education through Macomb Community College Fall 2021.

  • Dianne Cauzillo
    Kennel Assistant

    Dianne came to Family Pet Practice after working at a local emergency facility. Her passion for animals extends into her personal life - she does local Trap Neuter Release for feral cat colonies and also fosters when she can. She has a beloved Corgi with epilepsy named Rocko Luigi, and she enjoys home gardening and local plant life.

  • Marianne Stamper
    Client Service Representative

    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
    Client Service Representative

    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.

  • Danielle Tester
    Client 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. In my free time you can catch me at the barn riding my horse. Also, I love camping, kayaking, and hanging out with Family and Friends. My pets include a Horse, a Goldendoodle, a Rottweiler, 4 cats, and 12 chickens!

  • Chelsea Smist
    Licensed Veterinary Technician/ Ultrasound Assistant

    I interned here at FPP in 2018, before graduating from Macomb Community College in 2019 and becoming an LVT. I'm excited to be at a practice that holds itself to higher standards, and that my family has been clients of since before I was born! Outside FPP I enjoy reading, crafts/arts, hunting for beach glass, and playing Pokémon. My family includes two cats; grumpy-old-man orange tabby Biggles, and black-and-white former two time momma cat Daisy

  • Amy Mayhew
    Licensed Veterinary Technician & Ultrasonographer

    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.”

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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-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