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Douglas Brooks, DVM

Douglas Brooks, DVM

Dr. Douglas J. Brooks is the owner of Gasow Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Brooks began practicing medicine at the hospital in 1968 and purchased the hospital from Dr. Frederick H. Gasow in 1994. A native of Michigan, Dr. Brooks attended Michigan State University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Veterinary Science in 1965. He continued his education at Michigan State University and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1968. His professional interests include neurology and ophthalmology.

Dr. Brooks is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Southeast Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. He and his wife Linda have a married adult daughter, Jennifer, and a grandson, Reid. Dr. Brooks’ four-legged family members include two cats and a dog. He enjoys traveling and playing golf when he’s not caring for pets at the hospital.

James Wright, DVM

James Wright, DVM

Dr. James R. Wright has cared for pets at Gasow Veterinary Hospital since 1969. A native of Walled Lake, Michigan, Dr. Wright is a veterinary orthopedic surgeon. He attended Michigan State University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 1968. He continued his education at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and achieved his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1969.

Dr. Wright is a member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. He has published numerous papers on veterinary orthopedic surgery and treatments and served as past-president of both the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. He is also the recipient of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Distinguished Veterinary Alumnae Award.

Dr. Wright’s animal companions include Della, a Boston terrier, and Kalie, a mixed Labrador. When he’s not busy with his duties at the hospital, Dr. Wright enjoys spending time with his wife, Janice, and practicing martial arts and boating.

Fred Dolehanty, DVM

Fred Dolehanty, DVM

Dr. Fred Dolehanty has practiced medicine as an associate veterinarian at Gasow Veterinary Hospital since 1972. Originally from Bay City, Dr. Dolehanty attended Michigan State University, where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Veterinary Science in 1970. A year later, he was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors from Michigan State University.

Dr. Dolehanty is an honorary member of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. He is also the sponsor of the Phi Sigma Pi Colin Dolehanty Tripod Scholarship and the First United Methodist Colin Dolehanty Mission Fund.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Dolehanty enjoys traveling, genealogy, theatre and spending time with family and friends. He and his wife, Nancy, have two sons and one daughter and are proud grandparents. Dr. Dolehanty shares his home with Chelsea, Winston, and Daisy, a trio of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Farees Syed, DVM

Farees Syed, DVM

Dr. Farees Syed has cared for pets at Gasow Veterinary Hospital since 2018. He attended Michigan State University in 2007 with a Degree in Animal Science. He continued his degree at St. George’s University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Syed enjoys playing sports, his favorite being basketball. He and his wife love to travel during their free time.

Myda Fisher, DVM

Myda Fisher, DVM

Hailing from Franklin, Michigan, Dr. Myda Fisher has cared for animals at Gasow Veterinary Hospital since 1994. She attended Michigan State University and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology in 1978. She continued her education at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Her professional interests include general medicine and surgery for small animals and pocket pets.

Dr. Fisher is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and the Southeastern Veterinary Medical Association. She can be found skiing in the winter and golfing the rest of the year when she’s not at the hospital. Her animal companions include a Golden Retriever and a French Bulldog.

Jocelyn Thompson, DVM

Jocelyn Thompson, DVM

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Jocelyn Thompson has cared for pets at Gasow Veterinary Hospital since August 2003. She attended Stern College for Women and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1999. She continued her education at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association.

Dr. Thompson, her husband Steve, and their three children Sophie, Sam, and Oliver share their home with a dog named Willie. In her free time, Dr. Thompson enjoys family time, outdoor activities, reading, bike riding, and going to the beach.

Laura Witherell, DVM

Laura Witherell, DVM

Having always had pets growing up in Jackson, Michigan, Dr. Laura Witherell experienced the joys of pet ownership first-hand. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, Dr. Witherell earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University in 2009. Prior to working here at Gasow Veterinary Hospital, she served as a volunteer at Binder Park Zoo.

“I enjoy getting to make a difference in people’s lives by helping their pets,” said Dr. Witherell, a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. While she enjoys all veterinary medicine, her professional interests include emergency and critical care.

When not at Gasow Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Witherell enjoys running, reading, scuba diving, water skiing, and playing volleyball. She shares her home with two dogs, Missy and Sadie, and her cat, Teddy.

Dr. Jill Trivelloni

Dr. Jill Trivelloni

Dr. Trivelloni is the medical director at Gasow Veterinary Hospital in Birmingham Michigan.  She was born in Germany, lived in Italy as a young child, and moved to southern Indiana while in the first grade.  She went to Purdue University for both her undergraduate and veterinary training.   She married a native Michigander during veterinary school and moved to the metro Detroit area in 2002.  She currently shares her home with her husband (Antonio), three children (Nino, Silvia, and Lidia), and two cats (Calypso and Bast).  Veterinary medicine was her first calling, and she will never tire of helping families with their furry best friends.  Outside of the clinic, Dr. Trivelloni and her husband are usually traveling between the myriad of soccer fields in the state of Michigan, in an attempt to keep up with their children’s schedules.  In her free time (ha ha!), she tries to sneak in a run, but only if the weather cooperates.

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