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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jordan Assenmacher is an emergency medicine veterinarian. He is sitting with a large white dog.
Jordan Assenmacher
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jordan Assenmacher
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jordan Assenmacher is particularly interested in stabilizing and diagnosing trauma and critically ill patients.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Assenmacher enjoys sports, and walking/running with his dogs: Australian shepherd/English setter mix Ozzie, Pembroke Welsh corgi Udo, and mixed breed Tess. His cat is named Remington.
Dr. Eric Bulakowski is board certified in veterinary oncology. He is with a labrador retriever.
Eric Bulakowski
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Eric Bulakowski
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Eric Bulakowski is particularly interested in lymphoma and thyroid carcinoma.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, New England Veterinary Oncology Group, Waltham MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Norwalk CT
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Vermont, Burlington
Dr. Bulakowski enjoys spending time with his wife, son and daughter. He's an avid coin and card collector, a football fan, and he loves to golf in the summer and ski in the winter. The family shares their home with a Labrador retriever named Max and a cat named Cody.
Dr. Chris Cook is board certified in veterinary dermatology. He is hugging a golden retriever.
Chris Cook
DVM, DACVD
Dermatology
Chris Cook
DVM, DACVD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Chris Cook is especially interested in ear disease, immune-mediated skin disorders and practical, non-immunosuppressive management of canine and feline allergies.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Veterinary Dermatology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Hospital of Pittsford, Rochester NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA
Dr. Cook loves the outdoors and healthy cooking and eating. He spends most of his time chauffeuring his daughter and son around to their various activities.
Dr. Sydney Dudley is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Sydney Dudley
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Sydney Dudley
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sydney Dudley is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She finds soft tissue surgery, trauma, wound management and internal medicine cases particularly gratifying to treat.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Dudley enjoys hiking, kayaking, working out, crocheting and spending time with her three dogs.
Dr. Michelle Edwards is board certified in small animal internal medicine. Here she is with a black dog.
Michelle Edwards
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Michelle Edwards
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Skilled in all aspects of internal medicine, Dr. Michelle Edwards’ particular clinical interests include gastroenterocolic diseases, nasal diseases with rhinoscopy, and infectious diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit MI
Dr. Edwards enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family, which includes two daughters, three dogs and a cat.
Dr. Chelsea Giese is a veterinarian in our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Chelsea Giese
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Chelsea Giese
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Chelsea Giese is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is passionate about caring for animals and educating pet owners on their pets’ health and well-being. Her professional interests include stabilizing critical patients and treating blood disorders, acute kidney injuries and Addison’s disease.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Giese has two miniature schnauzers named Izzie and River and a lop-eared rabbit named Bun. She loves going up north, swimming, hiking, reading and spending time with family.
Dr. Laura Shepard is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is sitting with her arms on a white and gray cat.
Laura Shepard
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Laura Shepard
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Laura Shepard has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 18 years. She is particularly interested in internal medicine, dermatology and soft tissue surgery, and has a soft spot for sassy older cats.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
In her free time, Dr. Shepard enjoys gardening, crocheting, hiking, biking and spending time with her kids, husband, cats and dog.
Dr. Genna Taulbee is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Genna Taulbee
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Genna Taulbee
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Genna Taulbee enjoys stabilizing sick patients and seeing them improve throughout hospitalization so they can go home with their families in better shape than when they arrived. She finds wound management particularly gratifying.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Southfield, MI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Taulbee enjoys painting, camping, gardening and cooking. She has a cat named Ember and a dog named Boss.
Dr. Jacob Winbigler is an emergency medicine veterinarian. He is with a golden retriever.
Jacob Winbigler
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jacob Winbigler
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jacob Winbigler’s special areas of interest include states of shock, neurologic emergencies, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord disease, transfusion medicine, and feline urinary obstructions.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Detroit MI
  • Clinical Rotation, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Sciences, Biology, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant
Dr. Winbigler enjoys running, exercise and being outdoors. He also likes spending time in downtown Detroit and attending festivals and concerts. His three cats include Max, Helen and Trixie.