Dr. Desiree Avila
Start Date: May 2016
Hometown: Aibonito, Puerto Rico
Education: Biology Degree – University of Puerto Rico
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Michigan State University
Hobbies: Crocheting, playing cards, and spending time with my daughter Isabela
Fun Fact: Bilingual in Spanish and English
Pets: Oliver - Cat
What’s your favorite part about being a veterinarian? Diagnosing and treating complicated cases and being able to watch the pets turn around after starting treatment is the most rewarding feeling. Also, seeing puppies and kittens all day isn’t so bad!
Dr. Michael Brown
Start Date: July 1997
Hometown: Manhattan, Kansas
Education: Bachelors in Animal Science – Kansas State University
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Kansas State University
Hobbies: Biking, woodworking, and traveling
Fun Fact: I just became a grandfather!
Pets: Tarlee – Australian Shepherd; Roma – Australian Shepherd; Tortilla – Cat; Snuggles - Cat
Why did you become a veterinarian? I was too short for the NBA.
Dr. Matthew Hobson
Start Date: June 2003
Hometown: Parker, Kansas
Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Kansas State University
Hobbies: Spending time with family, biking, fishing
Fun Fact: I can juggle
Pets: None currently
Why did you become a vet? I became a vet because I have always loved animals and science. I spent most of my summers in high school interning here at Care Animal and I just knew this is what I wanted to do.
Dr. Lindsey Pritchard
Start Date: March 2018
Hometown: Muncie, Indiana
Education: Purdue Ross University and Auburn University
Hobbies: Gardening, camping, hiking, reading, and scrapbooking
Fun Fact: I play the violin!
Pets: Oliver, Ralphie, Tater, Toby, Esme - cat, Lucy - cat, Poppy - cat
What is your greatest accomplishment as a veterinarian? Always being an advocate for my patients. I love getting to be a pet’s voice and finding a meeting place for what is best for the pet and what is best for the owners.