Willoughby Veterinary Hospital is proud to serve Holt, MI, and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.

Willoughby Veterinary Hospital believes in the bond between owners and their pets. For this reason, we will do everything we can to ensure our patients have long and healthy lives.

We work hard to ensure our patients receive the very best veterinary care by learning all we can and staying up to date in the newest advances.

We also want our patients and their owners to be happy every time they visit our office. Our entire staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They are here to help you. We also work hard to ensure our office is clean and fresh smelling.

With smiling faces, we look forward to meeting new clients and their pets.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us at (517) 694-2171. Thank you!

 


Our Team


 

Dr. Amanda Houk, DVM

For 12 years, my first dog, Princess, was my best friend. She was the one I turned to when I was sad or just needed a hug. Even at that age, I understood the connections that people have with their pets, so it was no surprise when at ten years old, I already knew that I wanted to become a veterinarian. I spent my high school years volunteering at local vets and animal shelters and loved the challenge that veterinary medicine provided and the animal-human connection.

I graduated from Michigan State Veterinary College of Medicine in 2013 and started working in Emergency Medicine in Ann Arbor. After several years of practicing, I wanted to have the ability to help more people, and I wanted to get back the bond not only with the animals, but with the people as well, so I took over the general practice here in Holt Michigan.

I am grateful to have achieved my lifelong dream and honored by the trust placed in me, not only by my patients but also by the people that love them. I treasure the long term relationships that I develop with my clients as we work together to ensure that the pets they love receive the best care possible and are always treated with kindness, compassion, and respect.
When I am not with my patients, I am at home cuddling with my dogs; Thor, Bruce, Wilma, and Bam Bam or my mischievous cat; Groot. You may also see me at the local gym with my husband Tom, and hopefully once a year, I do like to get away to a warm place!

 


Ashley Brown, LVT

Ashley is a 2013 graduate of MSU’s Veterinary Technician program. After school, she worked in emergency medicine for 6 years and has since transitioned to general practice at Willoughby. She is passionate about helping every patient and client that we encounter. She also enjoys the growing relationships and the human-animal bond that we get to experience on a daily basis. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Aaron and fur baby Lily.

 


Ashley Maxwell, VT

Ashley has worked in Veterinary Medicine since 2015. At home she has three dogs, a cocker spaniel named Cooper, an english springer spaniel named Duke and a Chihuahua named Yoshi.

 


Jessica Adkins, Veterinary Assistant

Hi! I’m Jess; I’ve been an assistant at Willoughby for going on 2 years now. I have been in this field roughly 6 years. I am married and have 5 fur babies of my own and 2 human children. I look forward to meeting you and your pet!
 


Taylor Carey, Veterinary Assistant

Hi my name is Taylor Carey, I am 20 years old and have currently been working at WVH for almost two years now. I started out as a receptionist and now have worked my way up into a Veterinary Assistant. Currently, I am a sophomore at Michigan State University studying Animal Science. I absolutely love animals and have 3 cats of my own along with many cows on my Grandparents Dairy farm. Also, I am a part of my family business called CT Performance. I travel around the world to drag racing events and race a CTS-V Cadillac. After college, my plan is to attend Vet School and possibly work aside Dr. Houk one day. I enjoy working here and am blessed with the most amazing co-workers, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 


 

Mikey, LVT

Hi! I’m Mikey. I have been a veterinary technician since 2004 and still till this day love it. I moved from Texas in December of 2020 with my 2 beautiful human children and 2 twin MaltiPoo fur babies, Bonnie Parker and Griselda Blanco. My husband and I fell in love with a rescue in August 2021 and named her Rosetta Cutolo.
 


 

Cheryl Gamber, Inventory

I have worked at Willoughby for several years. At home, my husband and I enjoy life on our small farm with our dogs, horses, cats, and chickens. I love spending time with my dogs working in obedience, rally, agility and other dog sports and occasionally venture into the show ring.


 

Megan Green, Veterinary Assistant

Hey y’all! My name is Megan and I’ve been a veterinary assistant here at Willoughby since June 2021. If I’m not here, you can find me outside enjoying nature. I love camping, fishing, and driving anything with an engine. I moved from one small town in Northern Michigan to an even smaller town a bit north of here. I have three cats, Tilly, Tito, and Timon, and a pit mix puppy Jax.


 

Jordyn Hughes – Veterinary Assistant

Hello, I’m Jordyn. My hometown is Oxford, MI and I moved to Holt in 2020 as I am a senior at MSU studying animal science. I recently applied to vet school and hopefully I am able to continue my education and become a veterinarian. I enjoy being on the MSU shooting team and competing nationally. While not at school or practice, I take care of my pit-mix pup named Atlas and an orange cat named Cheddar.

 


Kyel Evans, Veterinary Technician

Hello, I’m Kyel! I have an infinite love for all creatures big and small, and I’m so thankful to be working in veterinary medicine at Willoughby Veterinary Hospital! I have a deep passion for outdoor recreation and can likely be found outdoors when I’m not serving you and your fur babies at WVH. I have one dog, Maisel, who accompanies me on all my outdoor adventures!

 


Taylor Haas, Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!
 


Thomas Houk, Reception

Bio coming soon!