Our Team

Our goal at VCA Countryside Animal Hospital of Howell is to help your pets live long, happy, healthy lives with their loving families. We accomplish this by providing compassionate and up-to-date medical care to your pets in a caring and friendly environment. Throughout our 30-year history, we have become known as a compassionate and skilled partner in the care of your beloved companion.

Our entire staff is committed to providing quality care and promoting client education and responsible pet ownership. We work with you to understand your pet's unique health needs and to develop a preventive care plan that best meets those needs.

If your beloved pet develops an illness or is injured, our highly skilled and experienced veterinarians, as well as our advanced diagnostics and veterinary laboratory, will ensure your pet receives a quick and accurate diagnosis. We will then explain our diagnosis and the various treatment options for your pet.

Please take a look at the veterinary services we offer to learn more about how we can contribute to the care and wellbeing of your pet. Then give us a call to set up an appointment today.


paw Team Spotlight
Dawn Kennedy
DVM Medical Director

My name is Dawn Kennedy; I graduated from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine where I was inducted into the National Veterinary Honors Society and received an award for having the highest grade point average in my class. I started here at Countryside 26 years ago as a receptionist while earning my doctorate and have been practicing veterinary medicine for 22 years.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters boating and traveling.

We also love spending time with our 7 animals! Our dogs Mr. Wiggles, Po and Luke, our cats Dr. McFluffer, Louie and Spot and our snake Melanie! My favori...

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Meredith B.
Hospital Manager
Meredith and her husband share their home with their Cavalier-Chihuahua mix, Kevin. In her free time, Meredith enjoys hiking with her husband and their dog, bowling, and jigsaw puzzles.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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