Dr. Therese McCarthy started working at a veterinary hospital in middle school. By the time she graduated as a doctor she had already been working in a veterinary hospital for 10 years, and has been practicing for over 30 years. As a child she grew up training and showing horses, and training dogs. She is an avid lover of all things nature; including gardening, sailing, scuba diving, honeybee keeping and pollinator habitat restoration. Terry (her husband) and Therese have their lovely cat, Lydia, Tibie the most lovable terrier and Beckett the brainy and beautiful shepherd. Therese also keeps more than 15 honeybee hives named after family and friends.
University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine
I am a 2014 Graduate of University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine in rainy Dublin, Ireland and have worked in Michigan veterinary hospitals since. Although I enjoy both medicine and surgery, I have a special interest in clinical animal behavior. I also enjoy reading, horseback riding, and singing in the church choir. Gardening and outdoor activities are also up there in terms of what one could find me doing on any given off day. I am also an unabashed nerd and lover of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, the MCU & etc.
I have Rory the derpy retired racing Greyhound, and three cats. Of the cats there is Pudge, the stuffy English butler, Declan, the 'middle child', and Eskarina or Essie for short, the kitten of 10 months and stealer of spoons. Although it doesn't seem like it, I do love both dogs and cats... maybe I'm a little partial to cats. ;) Bringing up the last of the pets is Loki, the parakeet. Loki got his name as a trickster by imitating the chirp the smoke detector makes when the battery is low... I must have changed it 2 or 3 times before I realized it was the bird!
Dr. Sara Vogler received her DVM degree from Michigan State University after earning her PharmD from the University of Michigan and undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. She loves learning about all things veterinary medicine. Currently at the top of her list are internal medicine, oncology, pathology, radiology, and dentistry. She is pleased to be Fear Free and Cat Friendly certified and feels fortunate that she has found in veterinary medicine a calling that satisfies both her heart and her intellect.
When not working or studying, Sara can often be found on a tennis court or training for tennis. She also enjoys yoga, biking, and visiting museums. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and two brother cats (Cheetah and Panther). They hope to soon adopt another canine friend, after having recently lost their near 14-year old Great Dane, Willow.
Dr. Anne Stanton University of Wisconsin – Madison Dr. Anne Stanton grew up in central Wisconsin on her parent’s dairy farm where they raised and showed registered Holstein cattle. Her father, with whom she spent many days riding along on calls with as a child, was a large animal veterinarian. This exposure to animal health, agriculture, as well as the year her family spent overseas as mission volunteers for their church when she was very young, ultimately led her to pursue her career in veterinary medicine with emphasis in public health. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and then graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Thereafter, she attended the Medical College of Wisconsin where she earned her Masters of Public Health. She now resides with her husband and has four children – a girl and three boys. Their family extends to include a yellow lab, Truman; two cats, Ivan and Agnes; three bunnies - Clover, Benjamin Franklin, and Mini Pearl; a pony named Freckles; a flock of chickens, and five fish. Dr. Stanton is particularly interested in public health/zoonotic diseases, internal medicine and small animal ultrasound. In her spare time, she enjoys being active in their church, is a dairy leader for her kid’s 4H, works with the elementary school PTS, enjoys sewing, gardening/canning, and the adventure of raising and making memories with their four children!
Kansas State University
As the granddaughter of a veterinarian, Dr. Melissa James never really had a different goal in life for a career path. She grew up on Cape Cod surrounded by a few pets, and loved any second she got to spend with any other animals - whether that was sea creatures, summer camp farm animals or local lesson horses. She got her Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a Commonwealth Scholar, was a member of the UMASS marching band, attended the University of Glasgow as a junior-year-abroad, and graduated Cum Laude. Dr. James then ventured west to Kansas State University for her DVM degree, and fell in love with the great plains and the midwest and soaked herself in every opportunity to explore livestock and production animal medicine. After graduation she spent 10 years learning and growing in northwest Ohio before moving to southwest Iowa where she now resides with her two children.
The family currently has three dogs - a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon “Astro”, a Shih Tzu-Yorkie cross “Wall-E” and a German Wirehaired Pointer “Jedi”. They also have a sibling-pair of black cats “Ringo” and “George”, and two horses - a Quarter Horse “Clementine” and a Thoroughbred “Peter Pan”.
Dr. James is always interested in new and exciting things, and probably has a few too many hobbies. These include: community involvement including leadership roles in a local women’s group and Rotary International, running - currently in her second year in the Iowa Trail Run Series, horseback riding, playing the baritone horn, hiking, and of course supporting her kids in their many endeavors and activities. Dr James is an avid “locavore” and loves checking out local restaurants, shops and experiences wherever she goes.
Michigan State University
Dr. Nicholas Moore is a graduate of Oakland University for his undergraduate degree in Biology and Michigan State University for his graduate degree in Veterinary Medicine. He is a native of East Michigan. He has a special interest in integrative therapies such as laser therapy, surgery, medicine, and dentistry. He is also continuing his Fear Free Certification to provide optimal patient handling and a positive experience for our client’s pets. He is an avid fan of the Marvel universe and Star Wars. His hobbies include playing any sports, playing guitar and singing in his church choir, camping, and card/board game nights. His family currently has two dogs – a long-haired Dachshund named Champ and a Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Harvey.
Dr. Quick - University of Missouri-Columbia Dr. Angela Quick has had a love for animals from a very young age. Her family treated pets very lovingly, so she grew up treating them as family members. When she was only eleven, she started volunteering at her family veterinarian twice weekly, performing any odd job, in effort to earn her shadowing hours with the doctors. Whenever able to spend time with the animals, from yearly exams to surgeries, she relished the experience. This interest continued to grow, and in May 2007, she graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in veterinary medicine. After graduation, Dr. Quick practiced several years at an emergency clinic in the Midwest, and reveled in the unpredictability emergency life offers. She then joined a private practice in Columbia, Missouri, and remained there for nearly eleven years. There she enjoyed continuity of care and forming lasting relationships with clients and their pets. Dr. Quick has been married to her husband for fourteen years, and together they have two children. Their family is complete with a Golden Retriever named Maple, and a Ragdoll kitty named Hope. When Dr. Quick is not practicing, she enjoys watching her children practice their many activities-which include taekwondo, dance, swimming, and biking, to name a few. She loves water and being near it, and her favorite hobbies include boating and fishing. Overall, being with her family, kids, and friends are most important in her free time, no matter the activity at hand.
Dr. Estefania Junco - Ohio State University
Dr. Estefania Junco (pronounced "hoon-koh") is a graduate from The Ohio State University. Her veterinary interests lie in ophthalmology, dermatology, feline medicine, and behavior. Her strengths include teaching clients, emphasizing teamwork and creating a positive culture with her team. She enjoys both practicing evidence-based medicine and she is fear free certified - she also trained students on fear free handling and applying aspects of these methods for all different kinds of small animal care. She feels she brings teamwork, empathy, client communication, attention to detail, and mental fortitude, as well as an often-infectious positivity and upbeat attitude to the exam room and the hospital floor! She shines in challenging, team-based situations, as she motivates herself through motivating others. She enjoys hiking with her 4 cats - Linus, Lucy, Turnip, and Fitzroy. She plays the ukulele and guitar, and loves traveling to national parks! She is also bi-lingual and a native Spanish speaker.
Dr. Abby Dougan - St. George's University
Dr. Abby Dougan has small animal and large animal medical/surgical interests and especially loves anatomic pathology. She graduated cum laude from St. George's University - Google earth its location if you don't know where that is! She did a clinical year at the University of Wisconsin Madison and earned her Bachelor's out east at University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has years of experience in various roles in veterinary hospitals before she went off to pursue her DVM. Dr. Dougan has a golden retriever named Honey and a labrador/great dane mix named Bella!
Dr. Sarah Myers - Michigan State University
Dr. Sarah Myers received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University and her Bachelors in Biology from Grand Valley State University. She has been practicing with companion animals since graduation in 2011. She especially enjoys internal medicine cases and ultrasound. Furry family at home includes her labrador, Allie and cat, Esme. A rooster and flock of laying hens roam the yard. She is an active leader in her church ladies group. In her free time she can be found running and playing piano. Together with her husband she enjoys raising their three kids and finding remote outdoor camping adventures.
Dr. Linsay Barnes - Auburn's College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Linsay Barnes was born in Hartford, Connecticut, moved to the midwest and back. In 1992 her family relocated to a suburb north of Atlanta and Georgia has been considered home ever since. She attended Auburn for her undergraduate studies and her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Her next three years were spent in Houston, Texas where she was a full-time veterinarian at an emergency clinic and part-time at a small animal practice. Dr. Barnes returned to Georgia in 2008 with her husband to be closer to family. Since graduation, she has had a special passion for emergency medicine. The desire to aid both the pet and the family members during stressful times continues to drive that passion. Over her 20 years of practice, her veterinary path has broadened to the complex internal medicine aspects of general practice. When Dr. Barnes is not working she enjoys spending time with her family; her husband, three sons, and two dogs - "Governor"and "Churchill".