812 Kerns Road
Mason, MI 48854
Own Pets: “4 ducks, 3 horses, 2 dogs and too many cats – but we love them all dearly!”
What do you like about working at PVH?: “We have an amazing team who all cares about our patients as much as I do.”
Favorite Animal: “Cats, because they often get forgotten.”
Most inspiring part of your job?: “Helping to teach our clients how to best care for their pets.”
What do you like about working at PVH?: “The staff here are passionate about veterinary medicine and support each other during the inevitable sad or frustrating cases. Their enthusiasm makes what we do fun.”
Favorite Quote: “If you trust in yourself… and believe in your dreams…and follow your star…you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.” -Terry Pratchett
Favorite animal: “There are too many to pick from – I can’t even decide if I’m a cat person or a dog person. If you mean a particular individual, my old dog Leonidas (RIP) is a pretty easy choice.”
Advice for someone going into the veterinary industry: “It is financially and emotionally taxing – vets have one of the highest rates of suicide of all professions, so a career in Vet Med is not a decision that should be made lightly. Despite all this, it can be extremely rewarding.”
Dr. Anne grew up in Ann Arbor and went to Michigan State University. She has practiced “mixed animal” in NH and ME, small animal practice in PA, lab animal practice at Purdue University in IN, and research in the industry at Pfizer in Ann Arbor. Dr. Anne has 40 years of experience in the veterinary industry and has worked at Patterson Veterinary Hospital for 11 years.
What do you like about working at PVH?: “Good quality medicine, access to most diagnostics and treatment for general veterinary care. Teamwork and collaboration.”
Most inspiring part of the job: “Seeing a patient respond to treatment. There’s never a dull moment!”
Dr. Robinson is from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the liberal arts from the University of Michigan. Just before she planned on starting law school, Dr. Robinson spent a semester teaching at a school for field studies, which reminded her of her innate love for science. The pull of the veterinary field didn’t let up – Dr. Robinson decided to change her path and signed up for veterinary school shortly thereafter.
Dr. Robinson joined the Patterson Veterinary Hospital family in 2004. She’s especially fond of doing behavior consultations to make pet owners’ lives more enjoyable, exploring and supporting the human-animal connection, and using alternative care methods to improve pets’ quality of life. Most of all, she likes developing personal relationships with clients and their pets to facilitate a true bond between caregiver and pet owner.
In her time away from work, Dr. Robinson enjoys hiking, swimming, biking, and practicing yoga. She lives with her husband and five children; as a family, they enjoy traveling, playing together, cooking, and gardening.
Own Pets: “Terrier mix, small dog, named Elvis. 2 cats named Anna Belle and Willie.”
Why did you become a veterinary professional?: “Because I loved animals and science growing up. I wanted to help pets get better.”
Favorite animal: “Dogs are my favorite animal because they are loving, lovely; They are man’s best friend. Don’t judge and are a great companion.”
Dr. Gretchen is an Associate Veterinarian, especially interested in cat health issues and works with exotic pets like small mammals and reptiles. She grew up in Southern California, obtained her Bachelor’s in Zoology at UC Berkley, a Masters in Biology at CMU, and graduated from MSU in 1994 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gretchen is married to her husband, Brad, and has 4 adult children. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, baking, canning, reading Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Gardening, hanging out with her kids, and going to rock concerts.
What do you like about working at PVH?: “The staff is great! They’re eager to learn, compassionate, skilled, trustworthy and a lot of fun. Management is also the best I’ve ever worked for – responsive, compassionate, and committed to always getting better.”
Favorite memory from PVH: “Honestly my favorite stuff is the little things; laughing till it hurts with staff, giving good news to owners & even making sure that a euthanasia goes peacefully for everyone involved.”
Favorite Animal: “It’s a 3-Way tie! Cat/Ferret/Snake. Cats & ferrets are actually a lot alike & rather still wild. I’ve just always loved snakes – caught my first snake when I was 2 ½ years old!”
Own Pets: Nalla (Bengal), Thomas O’Malley the Alley Cat (Orange & White DSH), Noodles (Brown Tabby DSH), Bianca (Black & White DSH), Bean (Ferret), Gulliver (Ball Python), Hela (Carpet Python), Laghairt (Blue Tongue Skink)
Favorite Quote: “I’d rather be good than nice” –Granny Weatherwax (Sir Terry Pratchett)