Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Veterinary General in Shelby Township! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at(586) 992-3810 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarians

Steven Barta, DVM

Dr. Steven Barta graduated with honors from Michigan State UniversityCollege of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.…
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Elizabeth Nowinski, DVM

Dr. Lisa, as she prefers, earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Wayne State University.…

John Gumbs, DVM

Dr. John Gumbs founded Global Veterinary Services. He graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary…

Manager

Patty Thoel

Patty joined the team at Veterinary General upon opening in 2007. She has worked in…

Technicians

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Amy VanGorder

Amy has worked in the veterinary field most of her life.  As a teenager, she…

Heather Hernandez, L.V.T.

Heather joined the staff at Veterinary General in April 2011. A 2003 graduate of the…

Julie Pepples, L.V.T

While growing up, Julie always had pets in her life. When she was 8 years…
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Karen McClanahan, L.V.T.

Karen joined the team at Veterinary General in July 2014 following a very brief period of…

Marcia Hensley, L.V.T.

Marcia has had a love of animals her entire life. Her home, while growing up,…
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Natalie Clem, L.V.T.

Natalie joined the Veterinary General team in April of 2015. She has been in the…

Veterinary Assistant

Kristin Boyd

Kristin joined the team at Veterinary General in 2016.  She is currently enrolled in the…

Rachel Taylor

Rachel, originally from Macomb County, joined our team here at Veterinary General July 2016 after…

Receptionist

Gail McCabe

Gail has been working in the animal health field for almost 20 years. Her passion for…