Wixom Team

  • Katherine Dyer,
    DVM
    Owner/Medical Director

    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. 

    Team Member since 2004

  • Jessica VanHusen,
    LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician & Administrative Assistant

    Jessica began her career with medicine in 2000 working with humans -internal medicine, radiology, and gynecology - then transferred to veterinary medicine in 2003. She chose to pursue becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician and graduated from Macomb Community College Veterinary Technician Program. Her role at Family Pet Practice has changed over the years, and she now works remotely from her home in the Leelanau Peninsula. When not at work she spends her time with her husband Jeff and their funny family: an Akita named Keller, a Great Pyrenees named Zillah, an 80lbSulcata Tortoise named Johari, 6 chickens, and many aquatic turtles and fish. She enjoys vegetable & flower gardening, spending time in the woods, antiques, and meditation.

    Team Member since 2008

  • Jeanine Pierce,
    CVPM
    Certified Veterinary Practice Manager

    Jeanine knew she had a passion for helping others at a young age. She started her career in human medicine and transitioned to veterinary medicine in 2017. While managing a small animal/exotic hospital, she obtained her Bachelors in Business Administration in 2020. Through experience gained in the clinic, she realized veterinary medicine was in need of field specific training, and she obtained the prestigious Certified Veterinary Practice Manager Certification in 2023. When not at work, she spends her time with her 2 labradors, Gouda and Riesling. Some of her hobbies include gardening, crafting, and home improvements.


    Member since 2024

  • Cassie Smith
    Customer Service Representative

    Cassie is a new hire at Wixom Family Pet Practice. After spending 13 years in pediatric urology, she decided on a career change to pursue her love of animals. When not at work she can usually be found with her nose in a book.

    Team Member since 2020

  • Jess Tundo
    Customer Service Representative

    Jess is passionate about mental health and wellness—things that many folks find to be positively impacted by the connection they have with their pets. Supporting the health of furry family members throughout their lives, being there for clients from their first puppy/kitten visit through saying goodbye, and advocating for mental health/wellness of fellow members in the vet community gives her veterinary work meaning. She has been involved in the vet field since she was a kid (one of her parents is a veterinarian)

    Team Member since 2023

  • Karen Baustert,
    LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Karen is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who graduated from Macomb Community College. She discovered she wanted to be a Veterinary Technician in her teen years when she met a LVT at her own dogs appointment. She has a passion for owners to be knowledgeable and pets to be comfortable during their appointments. In her spare time she enjoys being with her husband, step daughter, cat named Monkey, and mouse named Panda. 

    Team Member since 2018

  • Kayla Baruzzini
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kayla has been learning with Wixom Family Pet Practice for years. She is currently a student at Michigan State University and works with us seasonally. 

    Team Member since 2015

  • Katie Eberbach
    Veterinary Assistant

    I've been working in veterinary medicine as a Veterinary Assistant for 3.5 years. I graduated from MSU with a B.S. in Zoology in 2016. Outside of work, I am an artist. My favorite mediums include acrylic, ink, and watercolor. I have two pets at home, a dog named Rufus and a cat named Oliver.

    Team Member since 2022

  • Sami Hild
    Veterinary Assistant

    I recently graduated from the University of Findlay with my Bachelor's degree in Animal Science with a Pre Veterinary focus. I will be attending veterinary school at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicinein Grenada starting in August of 2022. In my free time I love to travel,especially with my boyfriend and our dog Jack. I also enjoy hiking, watching movies, and being a foodie.

    Team Member since 2022

  • Kellsye Lumley
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kellsye has worked in veterinary medicine since 2016. She enjoys working with tiny dogs, and fat cats...or just any animal that’s a little special. Kellsye has a special interest in surgery as well. Her hobbies outside of work include: crafting, hiking, playing video games and hanging out with her three cats.

    Team Member since 2022

  • Jordyn Popour
    Veterinary Assistant

    Team Member since 2023

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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:

Closed

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:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed