When you see the holiday through your pet’s eyes, the big guy in the red suit may seem kind of frightening. And that’s not all - the home filled with scents of tasty but possibly unhealthy and dangerous foods, the noise of the door opening and closing as guests arrive makes their hearts race, strangers scare them, and ornaments look an awful lot like toys. Plus there’s the tree - which looks like an indoor bathroom to your dog.
Meet the staff of Countryside Veterinary Clinic!
Dr. Lisa Kutchins, DVM
I received my Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University in 1980 and graduated from MSU in 1984 with my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Following graduation, I worked in Brighton Animal Hospital, followed by Lowell Veterinary Clinic, and Ypsilanti Animal Hospital. In 1993, I started the first mobile veterinary clinic in the area, working out of a 28 foot renovated van, which was the beginning of Countryside Veterinary Clinic.
The joys of my life, other than being able to work in veterinary medicine, are my two daughters, Halley and Maris, who are both grown and on their own now, and a menagerie of pets including three dogs, four cats, and a plethora of wildlife.
After 30 years, I still follow the premise to treat each of my clients as though they were family and each of my patients as though they were my own. And I thank each and every one of them for giving me that opportunity.
Kelly, Practice Manager
Kelly has one son and 3 adorable grandchildren. Her pets include 3 dogs (Clodaugh, Hank & Rita) 1 cat (Malibu) & a turtle named Turbo. Outside of work Kelly enjoys spending time with her grandkids, lake living & soaking up the sun out in her boat.
In 2014 Lyzz finally took the plunge and began working full time with animals. She took the position of interim shelter manager at the Lenawee Humane Society and held that position for a little under a year. During that time Lyzz made the tough decision of becoming a stay at home mom for her first child. In February of 2018 Lyzz began working part-time as a veterinarian assistant at Countryside. On her off days Lyzz enjoys working at Needle-Lane farm in Tipton where her daughter can run wild and eat like a very hungry caterpillar. On the weekends Lyzz attempts to pamper her senior pets and allow them to have the best golden years possible.
I have a black short-haired cat named Max, I got him from fostering him and his 2 sisters when he was about 3 weeks old. I also share a Rottweiler with my parents, her name is Jada and she is about a year old. I have had a lot of different animals that I have helped. One year I found a snapping turtle about the size of a half dollar and kept it until it was ready to be released the next year. I have fed baby mice by eye dropper before, bottle fed kittens, and fed baby bunnies, etc.
Outside of work, I love being outdoors in the summer, hanging out with friends and family. I absolutely love being in the water so being on the lake or at the beach tanning is so relaxing. I love traveling, especially if I’m visiting family. I haven’t been camping in years but would like to find the time to do that again.
Vicki has four dogs, Jimmy, Joey, Izzy and Sydney, and a Himalayan cat named Freckles. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Vicki has 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren and cares for her elderly mother. Her hobbies are gardening, knitting and crocheting.
When I’m not loving on animals I enjoy being outdoors and trying to keep up with my two very busy teens.