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.

Practice Manager - Ashley Woodard


Ashley joined our team at EVH in 2015. She came to us with extensive experience in the veterinary field working as a veterinary technician in in general medicine before making the move over to emergency medicine. She quickly moved up the ranks and was named was our Practice Manager in 2018. She has a huge heart for our patients and clients alike and keeps EVH moving forward daily. We are truly blessed to have her at EVH.

Office Manager - Caitlin Bellamy, LVT


Caitlin joined us in 2016 as a veterinary technician. Her reliability, passion for organization, and compassion for our patients and clients helped her climb the ranks quickly as well. She became our Office Manager in 2018 and has been integral in making EVH what it is today. She completed the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2019 and we couldn’t be more proud of her and proud to have her at EVH.

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.

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

Alex Brown, DVM


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!

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

Kassandra Deal, DVM


Dr. Kassandra Deal is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine where her training focused on emergency and critical care medicine. She has extensive experience with wildlife and exotic species, as well, and we are excited to have her on our team at EVH!


Anna Calderon, BVM&S MRCVS

Dr. Anna

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.



Customer Service Representative

Jamie Schultz Gale Marcoux

Veterinary Assistants

Sarah Porter Laura Arnett

Tiffany Diaz Amanda Pedrys

Brittney Deater Renee Steinbach

Julianna Dimichele


Ashley Woodard Caitlin Bellamy, LVT                 

Kim Youngs               Jeanette Kelley, LVT    

Erin Poletti, LVT       Danielle Plaster, LVT

Dion Hooker Sarah Paddock, LVT

Halley Pickett Marquerite Powers, LVT

Michelle Sheldon Kelly Lucas

Jamie Moran Nicole Serafyn, LVT



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