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.

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

Dr. Amanda Houk is an MSU graduate from the class of 2013. After graduating she started her veterinary career working in emergency medicine. In 2015 Dr. Houk started working both Emergency and Day practice. Interests include general medicine, surgery, dermatology, and gastroenterology.

Dr. Houk is married to her life long best friend Thomas Houk and they have 2 dogs – a Rottweiler and a German Shepherd, and a cat.


Ashley Brown, LVT

Ashley is a 2013 graduate of MSU’s veterinary technician program. After school, she started working in emergency medicine and has done so for the past 6 years.

Ashley is married and her husband, Aaron is a school teacher. They have 2 fur babies – Daisy and Lilly.


Ashley Maxwell, LVT

Bio Coming Soon!


Kelsey S, Veterinary Assistant

Kelsey is a current MSU undergrad and works as an assistant for us.


Sarah Porter, Veterinary Assistant

Sarah is a 2020 graduate of MSU, currently working on her application to the MSU veterinary program. She started working as a veterinary assistant 3 years ago, starting in emergency medicine and now in day practice. She is very passionate about helping animals and providing the best possible care to every animal that walks in the door.

Her favorite activity is cuddling with her 4-year-old dog, Blueberry.


Gina, Reception

Hello, I’m Gina. I have been with Willoughby for about 15 years. Before that, I worked at Ingham County Animal Control, and before that, the Capital Area Humane Society. I met my husband (Dale) at Animal Control. We’ve been together for 18 wonderful years.

At the moment I have one pet, his name is Ecco a 1.5-year-old Doberman ( we can’t wait for spring so we can walk to work ️).

I enjoy long walks, collecting bear and turtle things, barbecues in the back yard, and campfires ( to name a few).

I’m looking forward to this new chapter of the clinic life with Dr. Houk.


Taylor Carey, Receptionist / Assistant In Training

Joined the team as a part-time receptionist in April 2019. Taylor works on a dairy farm, shows in 4H, goes to MSU, and is studying animal science. In her spare time, she likes to work on the farm and does race cars with her family C. T performance


Cheryl Gamber, Inventory

Bio Coming Soon!