Dr. Dhaliwal

Name: Navleen Dhaliwal, DVM

Position: Associate Veterinarian 

Education: McMaster University, Bachelor of Sciences; University of Toronto, Bachelor of Education; Ontario Veterinary College, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (2019)

Pets: Roxy and Kobe

More about Dr. Dhaliwal: 

Dr. Dhaliwal has two dogs, Roxy and Kobe. Roxy is a two-year-old Hound cross, found roaming outside at a gas station. She hopped into Dr. Dhaliwal's car and found her forever home! She is the sweetest girl who is known to fear recycling/garbage bins and big trucks. Kobe is a thirteen-year-old Maltese that Dr. Dhaliwal has had since he was a puppy. He is known to enjoy snuggling and sleeping. 
Outside of work, Dr. Dhaliwal enjoys cooking, baking, watching Netflix, playing video games, and fitness. 

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Sydney M.

Name: Sydney

Position: Pet Care Assistant

Education: Grand Rapids Community College Student

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pets: Prismo the cat 

More about Sydney: 

  • Sydney has always loved animals and has a soft spot for all fur-babies. She was inspired to pursue a position at our hospital after realizing that she has a passion for working with animals. She appreciated the dynamics of our workplace when she visited, which made the choice to work here easy and exciting!
  • Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends, walking, writing, and exploring new places! She also loves puzzles and trivia. 
  • Sydney's cat, Prismo, is a "handsome floof" who loves cuddles, food, and talking about his day! He is only a year old, but he already loves to relax. 

Dr. Isard

Name: Dana Isard, DVM

Position: Associate Veterinarian 

Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Dual Degree in Fashion Marketing & Business Administration from Northwood University (2009) 

Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (2022); Rotating Internship, Michigan State University (2023)

Hometown: Cheboygan, Michigan

Pets: Bruce (dog) and Margo (cat) 

More about Dr. Isard: 

Dr. Isard wanted to be a veterinarian since childhood, but took a few detours on the path there. Her passion is helping anxious or fearful patients and their guardians navigate veterinary care and home environments. She is very passionate about breed advocacy and educating guardians on humane training methods. Dr. Isard was inspired to pursue a position at our practice because she wanted to be a part of a compassionate, collaborative team dedicated to practicing gold standard medicine. In veterinary medicine, you are never done learning and she is excited to be surrounded by so much experience and knowledge! 

She is the fortunate guardian of two awesome creatures who both came to her when she was fostering for Michigan Humane. Bruce is her sweet and sensitive pit-mix who happens to love kittens. His love of cats and kittens led to her second foster fail, Margo, who is fearless and energetic cat found on the streets of Detroit. Outside of work, she enjoys visiting dog friendly patios Bruce, and exploring new hiking trails. She also enjoys fostering kittens for the local shelter, traveling, and trying new restaurants. 

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Lexxi H.

Name: Lexxi

Position: Client Care Assistant

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Pets: Todd (Domestic Longhair) and Enzo (Black Lab)

More about Lexxi: 

  • Lexxi has grown-up around animals her entire life, all shapes and sizes! She's known since she was young that she wanted to work with animals.
  • Outside of work, she enjoys fishing on both inland lakes and the big lakes, baking, spending time with family, and traveling. 
  • Lexxi was inspired to pursue a position at our hospital after her past dog was a patient here! 
  • Her favorite vacation spots are Anna Maria Island and the Upper Peninsula. 
  • Her favorite show is Greys Anatomy.