Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Portage Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. Our team is comprised of experienced compassionate doctors, licensed technicians, and dedicated assistants and receptionists. Drs. Emily Browning, Erica Scherger, Andrew Helmholdt, Allyson Barchett, Tom Robinson and Michelle Clancy work together to provide thorough, compassionate care for patients and their families.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Emily Browning
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Emily Browning is a WMU Bronco who received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. She has a background in companion animal medicine with particular interests in animal behavior, preventative medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She finds the greatest reward in the part she gets to play in strengthening the human-animal bond for her patients and their human family members. She also enjoys spending her free time either outdoors or snuggling with her felines and greyhounds.

Hospital Manager
Chelsea joined VCA Portage Animal Hospital as Hospital Manager in April 2022. She worked in the medical field for 12 years prior to joining our team. She has a passion for learning and looks forward to her future with the hospital and VCA.

Chelsea enjoys spending time with her family and pets. When she is not cheering on her husband Jake, and daughter Brooklyn while they race stock cars, she enjoys taking care of her animals and snuggles with her dogs.


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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