Thorpe Animal Hospital

1678 Mayfield Rd
Lapeer, MI 48446

(810)664-2233

www.thorpevet.com

Our Staff

Sam - Practice Manager

I consider my pets family and love being there to help others with their four-legged relatives too. My goal is to make sure each visit is as pleasant as possible for pets and their owners as medical visits can be a stressful time. I want to make sure it is a positive experience and love seeing happy tails! I have a brother and a few canine siblings. I also have two female American Staffordshire Terrier mixes of my own. My philosophy is that you never know what someone may be going through, it is crucial to remember that a smile or helping hand could mean the world to them.


April - Licensed Veterinary Technician

I became a Licensed Veterinary Technician because I have always loved the medical field. I wanted to work in the veterinary field to give pets a voice and to give them the best care that they deserve. I enjoy giving owners the tools and knowledge they need to help care for their pets at home. My goal with every visit is to figure out every pet need and to give them the best treatment and care required to help them live their best life, and ensure that the owners are confident with trusting us to provide that care to their pets! My husband and I have two children, two dogs and two cats. (I’m like Noah!)


Brandi - Licensed Veterinary Technician

I became a veterinary technician because I wanted to help those that cannot speak for themselves. Getting the chance to educate pet owners and help build the human-animal bond is my personal goal for every person and animal I meet. I graduated from Macomb Community College in 2013 and have been working in small animal private practice since. My favorite focus is on pet dentistry. My pack consists of my husband, two dogs, two cats, three goldfish, and one catfish.


Heather - Licensed Veterinary Technician

I have always been an animal lover, then the day after my honeymoon I met my soulmate. She was a corgi mix we named Bennet. We adopted her from a shelter in Pontiac. The day we brought her home, she became very sick with parvo. After watching the veterinary technicians take care of her and nurse her back to health, I knew what I was meant to do and never looked back. I could never imagine doing anything else. My husband and I have two beautiful daughters, two dogs and two cats. In my spare time I love being outside and photographing wildlife.


Emily - Technician Assistant

Hi, my name is Emily Somerville. I became a certified veterinarian assistant in 2013. I have always had a love and passion for animals since I was a little girl. Now I am able to enjoy working with them every day. My family consists of three dogs and three cats. I look forward to meeting all of you wonderful clients and your fur babies!


Chloe - Technician Assistant

I became an assistant because I love helping animals. I have wanted to work in this field since I was a little girl. My goal with every patient is to make sure that their visit is stress-free and to know that we helped the owner and the pet. My family consists of my boyfriend, two dogs and two axolotls. Be the reason someone smiles today!


Kristie - Customer Service Representative

I joined Thorpe Animal Hospital because animals have been a huge part of my life since I could walk. I have always been surrounded by animals, so combining my love for animals and work was the easiest decision for me to make. I also spent many years training horses with my mother and giving riding lessons. I love being a part of your animals’ health and well-being and strive to make every patient feel comfortable and stress free. My family consists of my husband, two daughters, one dog and two cats. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee


Julia - Customer Service Representative

My love for animals started at a very young age and continued to grow stronger as I grew older. I enjoy helping people and providing care for their pets. I always try to treat everyone the way I would like to be treated. I strive to make everyone’s visit to Thorpe Animal Hospital as easy as possible. I am married and we are pet parents to four very spoiled cats. “Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” ~ George Eliot


Frank - Greeter

Frank is a kitty originally rescued from the streets by a volunteer at Paradise Animal Rescue. He came to live at Thorpe Animal Hospital in fall of 2006 after a yearlong stay at the shelter. He was very shy and scared of people for a long time, but now he is the king of his own castle. You will surely see him almost every time you stop by. He is usually on top of his cat tower bird watching in his very own garden.


Caroline

Caroline is a female tabby cat who was also originally rescued from the streets by a volunteer of Paradise Animal Rescue. She came to live at Thorpe Animal Hospital in fall of 2006 after a two yearlong stay at the shelter. She is still very shy and spends most of her time curled up in her very own recliner chair in the office supervising the staff. But, if you keep your eyes open you may see her on occasion.