Our Vets

Dr Sarah SmithSarah Carter, DVM
Outpatient Veterinarian
Companion Animals - Michigan State University

After receiving her DVM from Michigan State University, Dr. Sarah Cartercompleted a one year rotating internship in Rhode Island with a focus on emergency medicine. She's had a lifelong passion working with, and caring for companion animals and exotic/pocket pets. Her interests stemmed at early age caring for her own pets, undergoing training to become a licensed veterinary technician, working as a technician primarily in emergency medicine, training and fostering assistance dogs, and voluntarily fundraising for Assistance Dogs of America and helping educate the public regarding working dogs and emergency medicine. Nowadays, Dr. Carter fulfills her passion working in general practice focused on preventative medicine. She is an active member of the AVMA and MVMA. At home, she tends to her two loving black long haired cats, Chowder and Vlad; her two birds Frank and Petrie; her king snake, Sace; and fresh water aquarium. On her down time, she enjoys spending time outdoors camping, sketching, listening to music, kayaking/boating, and playing disc golf.




Dr. Julie KellyJulie Kelly, DVM

Surgeon & Shelter Veterinarian
Companion Animals - Michigan State University

Dr. Julie Kelly completed her undergraduate degree at University of Illinois, her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, and post-graduate high quality high volume spay/neuter (HQHV) training at Humane Alliance.  Dr. Julie lived in Chicago for almost 20 years before moving to Michigan. In her previous life, she earned an MS in Human Clinical Nutrition from Rush University and a Certificate in Clinical Trials Management & Regulatory Compliance from the University of Chicago.  Dr. Julie recently completed the University of Florida Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, their beloved APBT Ike, and their five crazy cats: Zelda, Moose, Squirrel, Fritz and Miller.  She also enjoys eating out, watching movies, listening to music, riding her bike and ordering things from Amazon so that her cats can have more boxes.  

Dr Jason Speidel


Jason Speidel, DVM
Outpatient Veterinarian
Companion Animals - Ohio State University

Dr. Jason Speidel was born and raised in Ohio and attended the University of Dayton where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science.  Following this, he spent time working for the United States Senate before turning his eyes toward a career in veterinary medicine.  In 2010, he earned his DVM from Ohio State University.  While still a proud Buckeye alumnus, he hasn't looked back since relocating to the Irish Hills area of Michigan, and has come to enjoy the ribbing received from both his Wolverine and Spartan friends.

When not in clinic, Dr. Speidel is a barbecue and home brewing enthusiast, or you might find him outside trying to keep up with his wife and daughters on the many local hiking trails and waterways.  Of course no one in the veterinary profession is complete without some pets around; rounding out the household are two cats, a dog, and a pair of rats.  

Dr. Julie Spencer


Julie A. Spencer, DVM
Foster Clinic Veterinarian
Companion Animals - Michigan State University

Dr. Julie Spencer completed her undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. She practiced at several veterinary clinics in Ann Arbor for 12 years prior to joining HSHV 7 years ago. Her main job at HSHV is working as the Foster veterinarian.

She enjoys golfing, attending UM softball and women's basketball games, and gardening. She and her partner own 5 cats - 3 brothers (Pete, Ron, and Harry) and 2 cats who started as kittens they fostered (Montana and Sable).




Dr Sara Vogler


Sara Vogler, DVM
Shelter Veterinarian
Companion Animals - Michigan State University

Dr. Sara Vogler received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, her PharmD degree from the University of Michigan, and her DVM from Michigan State University. She was employed as a nuclear pharmacist before pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. Her past volunteer endeavors include dog walking at HSHV. She loves working as a shelter veterinarian at HSHV as it allows her passion to also be her livelihood -- helping animals in need.

She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, senior Great Dane (Willow), and brother cats (Cheetah and Panther). Her current hobbies (obsessions) include tennis, yoga, biking, and visiting museums.





Dr Jennifer Wells


Jennifer Wells, DVM
Outpatient Veterinarian
Companion Animals - Michigan State University

Dr. Jennifer Wells earned a degree in Microbiology from Eastern Michigan University and received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She has enjoyed a diverse veterinary career which has included traditional clinical positions, relief work, and instructing veterinary technology students. She is passionate about using her veterinary training in underserved areas of the world and has volunteered in Haiti, Honduras, post-Katrina Louisiana and Mississippi, and along the Iditarod trail in Alaska.

When not in the clinic, Dr. Jen enjoys organic gardening, quilting, sewing Little Dresses for Africa, volunteering at church, and playing the French horn in groups near her home in Manchester. Dr. Jen shares her home with a loveable collection of critters which includes her husband (also an MSU-trained veterinarian), a feline-obsessed daughter, a pair of hamsters, an inseparable cat and dog, the occasional foster pet, and a handful of chickens.


Dr. Courtney White


Courtney White, DVM

Shelter Veterinarian
Cats, Dogs, and Small Domestics - Michigan State University

Dr. Courtney White completed her undergraduate career at Michigan State University and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Following graduation, she completed an internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists and later trained at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her certification in canine physical therapy.
Outside of work, Dr. Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband, their three amazing children and senior golden retriever, Annabelle.  They all keep her very busy (and also keep her from bringing every shelter animal home)!  In any free time she gets, she enjoys reading, crocheting, hiking, swimming and spending time up north at Glen Lake.


Humane Society of Huron Valley


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