Practice Owner, Chief of Medicine - Lindsay Ruland, DVM


As is typical for most veterinarians, Dr. Ruland has had a passion for animals her entire life. She is an Ann Arbor native who attended Huron High School (class of 2002), then Eastern Michigan University where she majored in Biology, and was accepted to Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in her Junior year of undergraduate studies. After graduating from MSU CVM in 2009 Dr. Ruland began immediately working in emergency medicine - her true passion in the field of veterinary medicine. On July 4, 2012 she opened Emergency Veterinary Hospital with her husband, Chris Ruland.  Her interests in veterinary medicine include surgery and critical care medicine.

Office Manager - Christopher Ruland

Chris Ruland manages Emergency Veterinary Hospital's financial operations. He co-founded EVH with his wife Lindsay Ruland in 2012.

Amanda Houk, DVM

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Dr. Amanda Houk graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and began working for EVH immediately.  She has experience both in emergency medicine and in day time services and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to EVH. She currently performs much of our diagnostics ultrasounds and performs some of the more extensive surgeries here at EVH and we are so lucky to have her!

Amanda has two dogs at home (Bruce and Thor) as well as a cat named Groot (pictured) who she adopted from EVH after he was found as a stray with a large wound.

Alex Brown, DVM

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Dr. Alex Brown comes to us from Ross School of Veterinary Medicine. As a recent graduate, she completed many externships in hospitals around Michigan (including Michigan State Veterinary Teaching Hospital and here at EVH). After graduation we were lucky enough to bring her into our EVH family as a full time doctor!

Alex has two dogs at home (Moto and Lt. Dan) as well as multiple cats.

Shawn Wharrey, DVM


Dr. Shawn Wharrey was born and raised in a small town just north of Pittsburgh, Pa. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 2017. After spending a year in general practice, Dr. Wharrey moved to Michigan where he started at EVH in early 2018. He has found his calling in emergency medicine where he provides passionate care when your pets need it the most. Dr. Wharrey's interests include canine/feline internal medicine, companion exotic animals, and surgery.

Shawn and his wife, Kristan, have 5 "fur" babies: 2 Labrador Retrievers (Ellie and Ari - pictured) and 3 cats (Phoenix, Tonks, and Fawkes).




Anna Calderon, DVM

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Anna Calderon recently joined the EVH family in 2018 after practicing in day practices for the last 6 years. Anna graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2012 in veterinary medicine and has practiced in the UK (where she is from). We are so excited to have her and her expanded knowledge to add to our team.

Anna has a dog at home named Arthur.



Customer Service Representative

Jamie Schultz

Veterinary Assistants

Zoe Goodrow Samantha Kaplan

Cayla Smigielski Sarah Porter

Lauren Vesprani Brittany Deater

Shanze Noorani

Renee Steinbach Julianna Dimichele



Ashley Brown, LVT Ashley Woodard

Kayla Wiltshire           Caitlin Bellamy        

Kim Youngs               Jeanette Kelley, LVT    

Erin Poletti, LVT       Danielle Plaster, LVT

Dion Hooker Sarah Paddock, LVT

Nicole Serafyn, LVT   Debra Riesh

Alyson Fisher, LVT Maddie Hileman



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