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Dr. Karen Michalski

Dr. Karen Michalski

Dr. Michalski is a native of the Sterling Heights area. She chose to open Serenity Animal Hospital in order to provide the best veterinary care available. She is constantly learning and attending continuing education courses all over the world. She is very active in her church and in numerous animal rescue associations, including Serenity Animal Adoptions. She is an avid gardener & can often be found working on the grounds of Serenity.  She is the founder and owner of Serenity Animal Hospital.

Member of Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association & the American Veterinary Medical Association, as well as GreytVets Greyhound Veterinary Specialty Group

Owner, Veterinarian

  • 1987 M.S.U. graduate
  • Greyhound Medical Care Specialist
  • Passionate about Animal Rescue
  • Owned & loved by many dogs, cats & other critters
Dr. Julie Sherman

Dr. Julie Sherman

Dr. Sherman has been with Serenity Animal Hospital since 1996. She is an accomplished veterinary surgeon and diagnostician. Her dedication to animals is evident by the conscientious care of her patients. When she's not at Serenity, she enjoys spending time with her family, her cat and 3 goldfish. She also enjoys reading romance or science fiction novels and cooking recipies from her favorite Food Network shows.

Associate Veterinarian

  • Graduated from Ohio State University in 1996
  • Takes over 50 hours of Continuing Education courses every year
Dr. Michelle Meyer

Dr. Michelle Meyer

Dr. Meyer has been with Serenity Animal Hospital since 2007. She takes a special interest in Feline Medicine, Oncology and Internal Medicine Cases. She is married and has 2 sons, a cat named Nila, a bird named Petey and a beautiful salt water tank. When she is not here at Serenity, she enjoys camping with her family, long distance running and cooking!

Associate Veterinarian

  • Graudated from Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007
  • Has cliff dived in Jamaica
  • Only member of the American Associate of Feline Practicioners (AAFP) in Sterling Heights.


Dr. Kellie Thomas

Dr. Thomas joined the staff of Serenity in 2013. She is a graduate of Michigan State University. Prior to graduating vet school she worked at Serenity as a Veterinary Assistant. We were very excited to get her back once she graduated! When she is not at the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, traveling and reading.

Associate Veterinarian

  • Graduated from Michigan State University

Dr. Melissa Doolin

Dr. Doolin is a Michigan native who graduated from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts in 2013. She returned to Michigan to complete an optional one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery before entering general practice. Her professional interests include anesthesia, critical care, and clinical pathology. Dr. Doolin is eager to learn and apply knowledge gained through extensive continuing education to stay on the cutting edge of medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Doolin enjoys any activity that gets her outdoors, reading, and classical piano. She shares her home and her heart with her adopted pets Alex and Smokey.

Associate Veterinarian

Graduated from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine 


Sara N, LVT

Sara has been with Serenity since 2000. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors degree in Biology. She also has an Associates Degree in Business Management, her Veterinary Technician license and is certified in Advanced Abdominal and Cardian Ultrasound. When she is not at Serenity she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, 2 cats, and dog. She is an avid Michigan State fan. Go Green! Go White!

Hospital Manager, LVT

  • Michigan State Graduate
  • Worked her way up the ranks at Serenity
  • Go Green!
  • Go White!

Chris D.

Chris has been with Serenity since November 2007. She is so excited to take on her new role as Office Manager. When Chris isn't doing our landscaping, pond care or decorating, she is hanging out with her 2 children. She is the proud dog mom of Bella a black lab and Freckles a Catahoula Leopard dog.

Office Manager

Does our landscaping and decorating

A 10 year employee of Serenity

Loves going to her daughters softball games