Meet Our Staff

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Rochester Hills

Dr. David Emery, DVM
Dr. Emery is currently the lead veterinarian at our Rochester Hills facility, seeing clients as well as performing some administrative duties and helping to keep the center running smoothly. He has been with Michigan Humane for 5 years and is a graduate of the Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Emery has special interests in dermatology, cardiology, surgery, and anesthesia. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping and playing ultimate Frisbee.

Dr. Michelle Lopez, DVM
Dr. Lopez attended veterinary school at Michigan State University and has been working at Michigan Humane for almost 2 years. Her interests include surgery, ophthalmology, and grey cats. She has one sassy grey cat at home named Tucker. When she is not in a white coat, you can find her hiking, geocaching or even fire dancing!

Livingston County Veterinary Center in Howell

Dr. Brandon Berkshire, DVM
A graduate of Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 2015), Dr. Berkshire joined Michigan Humane shortly after graduating. He was based in our Rochester Hills clinic until 2019, when he became the lead veterinarian at our Livingston County veterinary center in Howell. Dr. Berkshire’s fields of specialty include orthopedics, neurology, behavior and surgery. He has four cats, a German Shepherd, rabbit and hamster.

Grosfeld Veterinary Center in Detroit

Dr. Jennifer Thomas, DVM
A graduate of Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Thomas has been on staff with Michigan Humane twice- once right out of school, and then again when she joined our Detroit team 4 years ago. She has a house full of Michigan Humane alumni, including a Great Dane adopted from our Detroit shelter. When she is not treating animals, Dr. Thomas enjoys gardening, bird watching and watching college/professional sports.

Dr. Justina Supria, DVM
Dr. Supria recently joined our Michigan Humane Detroit team and is a graduate of Tuskegee University. In addition to her normal veterinary duties, Dr. Supria has extra interest in internal medicine and veterinary acupuncture. She is currently working to become a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Supria like to travel, enjoys movies, visit friends and family and spoil her dog.

Westland Veterinary Center

Dr. Elda Martin, DVM
In her 18 years with Michigan Humane, Dr. Martin currently serves as the lead veterinarian at our Berman Center. Growing up on a farm, Dr. Martin has had a passion for animals since she was a child and has translated that into a career. A graduate of Michigan State University Veterinary College, Dr. Martin’s areas of interest include dentistry, ophthalmology, and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, Dr. Martin enjoys gardening, cooking and riding motorcycles along with caring for her coterie of animals, including a one-eyed Shih Tzu and a reformed feral cat.

Dr. Swity Bhavsar, DVM
Dr. Bhavsar comes to Michigan Humane by way of the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine. She has special interests in dermatology, shelter medicine, cardiology and soft-tissue surgery. When she is not treating clients, Dr. Bhavsar likes to spend time with her friends and family, read, dance and find new warm places to escape to during Michigan winters.

Dr. Avery Brown, DVM
A new member to the Michigan Humane team, Dr. Brown graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has a special interest in dermatology and internal medicine. Dr. Brown grew up in Michigan and has wanted to become a veterinarian since she was 8 years old. She shares her home with a loving Catahoula mix, and spends her free time crafting, hiking, playing video games and being involved at church.

Dr. Janeea Wright, DVM
Dr. Wright joined the Michigan Humane team recently, and has already made her mark! A graduate of the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, she comes to us with experience in private practice along with an interest in cardiology and dedication to compassionate care. When not working with clients, Dr. Wright spends time with her two rescues, plays sports, dances and enjoys the opportunity to spend time with family.

Dr. Jamie Morrison, DVM
Dr. Morrison is another Spartan! A graduate of Michigan State University, Dr. Morrison has interests in dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and ultrasounds. Michigan Humane has been fortunate to have Dr. Morrison for several years, providing excellent care to all our patients. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Morrison is a proud parent to a number of animals, and also enjoys reading and spending time with family.

Dr. Kaitlin Steffes
Dr. Kaitlin Steffes is a Southeast Michigan native, growing up in Algonac. She is a 2017 graduate of MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Her trusty sidekicks are two poodle mixes named Cali and Riley. Dr. Steffes also adopted an ex-thoroughbred racehorse named Hoagy and spends a lot of time horseback riding. She enjoys the variety of interesting cases that general practice has to offer, but especially enjoy ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Steffes’ hobbies include cheering for Spartan athletic teams (GO GREEN!), boating on Lake St. Clair, exploring new cuisine and culture, and enjoying the great outdoors with her four-legged companions.


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