Our vets.

Jordan Assenmacher

DVM
On the job

Dr. Jordan Assenmacher is particularly interested in stabilizing and diagnosing trauma and critically ill patients.

Education
  • 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
Off duty

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.

Eric Bulakowski

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology
On the job

Dr. Eric Bulakowski is particularly interested in lymphoma and thyroid carcinoma.

Education
  • 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
Off duty

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.

Chris Cook

DVM, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology

Dermatology
On the job

Dr. Chris Cook is especially interested in ear disease, immune-mediated skin disorders and practical, non-immunosuppressive management of canine and feline allergies.

Education
  • 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
Off duty

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.

Haley Coughlin

DVM
Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus

Julia Crowe

DVM
On the job

Dr. Julia Crowe’s clinical interests include stabilizing patients in shock and neurologic and urinary emergencies.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Off duty

In her free time, Dr. Crowe enjoys exercising, various crafts (like crocheting and drawing) and seeing live music. She loves spending time with her loved ones, two small dogs named Moe and Melon and two cats named Bernie and Frankie.

Sydney Dudley

DVM
On the job

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.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Off duty

Dr. Dudley enjoys hiking, kayaking, working out, crocheting and spending time with her three dogs.

Ashley Foley

DVM
On the job

Dr. Ashley Foley’s special interests include toxicology, emergency wound management, fluid resuscitation and hypoadrenocorticism.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Off duty

Dr. Foley loves hiking and traveling the world with her partner. At home, you can find her curled up with a book and her two pets: a walker hound named Toby and a gray tabby cat named Beans.

Chelsea Giese

DVM
On the job

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.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Off duty

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.

Andrea Kirkpatrick

DVM
On the job

Dr. Andrea Kirkpatrick finds neurology, cardiology and ophthalmology cases the most interesting.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Biology, University of Findlay, OH
Off duty

Dr. Kirkpatrick has a wonderful 10-year-old miniature poodle she inherited who has stolen her heart. Her hobbies include scuba diving, snorkeling, kickboxing and traveling. She and her mom love to travel together to new places.

Rachel Mandeville

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Rachel Mandeville finds trauma, wounds, sepsis and surgical emergencies the most gratifying to treat.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Laboratory Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Off duty

Dr. Mandeville enjoys kayaking, pottery, wine tasting and vacationing in northern Michigan with her fiancée. She has three dogs (Bennett, Olive and Ripley) and one perfect cat (Holden).

Kevin McKenna

DVM
On the job

Dr. Kevin McKenna served as an infantryman and veterinarian with the U.S. Army before joining us. Stabilizing and treating trauma patients is his favorite aspect of emergency medicine, and performing soft tissue surgery is one of his favorite procedures.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ
Off duty

Dr. McKenna enjoys soccer, running, kayaking, hiking, reading and video games. He and his wife, a primary care veterinarian, have two boys. The family has a dog, Ghost, and three cats. Oscar, Clover and Kaelee.

Katie Nethercott

DVM
On the job

Dr. Katie Nethercott‘s clinical interests include toxicities, cardiac emergencies and laceration repairs. 

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Off duty

Dr. Nethercott has three cats (Finn, Nuzz and Simon) and a three-legged foxhound (Reggie). In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, hiking, reading and finding new restaurants. 

Genna Taulbee

DVM
On the job

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.

Education
  • 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
Off duty

Dr. Taulbee enjoys painting, camping, gardening and cooking. She has a cat named Ember and a dog named Boss.

Jacob Winbigler

DVM
On the job

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.

Education
  • 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
Off duty

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.