Thorpe Animal Hospital

1678 Mayfield Rd
Lapeer, MI 48446



Dr. Tracy Thorpe

"I became a veterinarian to improve the quality of life for pets and their human families. I love this career and cannot imagine doing anything else. Veterinary medicine is the perfect way for me to combine my love of animals with my love of science and medicine. I believe the animals need us to be their voice and caregiver to assure them a long, happy, healthy life free from pain, disease, fear and stress. I treat each of them as if they are my own. I assisted in founding Paradise Animal Rescue in 2001. My family consists of two-legged children and four-legged children including dogs, cats, ducks and chickens."

Dr. Alexander Diedrich

"Like many veterinarians, my passion for animals began when I was young. I realized growing up that I wanted to heal both animals and the families that cared for them. I went to Michigan State University to pursue my passion, graduating with a degree in Microbiology. While at MSU I developed a love of research I maintain to this day. This followed me through my time at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where I was involved with human cancer research. I use my dual passions to develop the best treatments for my patients and ease the burdens on their families. Together with my fiancée, I am lucky enough to be owned by two kneady cats, Cinder and Rhea, and one sweet three-legged rescue Pitbull, Tigger."