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Welcome to Dixie Veterinary Hospital, your local veterinarians in Clarkston

We’re proud to provide a wide variety of veterinary medical services for cats and dogs in Clarkston, MI & surrounding areas!

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Our team

Meet the Doctors


Dr. Krysten Andrews

Dr. Andrews was born and raised in Metamora, MI. She attended Michigan State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in animal science and then went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, although has a special interest in dental care and surgical procedures. Most of all, she likes developing personal relationships with clients and their pets to facilitate a true bond between caregiver and their beloved pets.
Dr. Andrews is married to her high school sweetheart where they currently reside in Goodrich, Michigan. They welcomed their new baby boy in February of 2022. Their furry family members include a yellow Labrador named Luna, a Golden Retriever, Nova, and a cat named Stella. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, watching the Detroit Lions and Michigan State football games and partaking in outdoor activities including camping, golfing, skiing and gardening.

Dr. TJ Vernaci

Dr. Vernaci did received his bachelor's degree at Oakland University and graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Vernaci enjoys internal medicine, surgery and dentistry. Dr. Vernaci grew up in Rochester Hills and currently lives in Clarkston with his Wife, his son AJ and is expecting another child this October. He has 2 pet dogs, Riley and Diesel. In Dr. Vernaci's free time he enjoys watching Michigan State athletics, golfing and being outside with his family.

Meet the Staff

Licensed Veterinary Technician


Kim graduated from Michigan State University’s Veterinary Technician program in 1993. She enjoys spending time outdoors and at sporting events with her husband and kids. Kim has 4 dogs: Gabby, Sammy, Macy and Sadie. Kim enjoys making the hospitalized patients feel comfortable and secure, almost as if they are at home.
Customer Service Representative


Jaime is a Clarkston resident who has always had a deep passion for animals as well as an extensive background in customer service. When she is not working, she enjoys spending her free time with her husband, their horse, and their 20 different pets she has at home.
Licensed Veterinary Technician


Stephanie graduated from a private technician program, in Arizona, in 2010. After graduation she moved back home to be closer to family. She has worked in general practice, emergency medicine and specialty before joining us. Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, doing crafts, working with her dog rescue and spending time with her husband and children(two and four legged).
Customer Service Representative


Debbie is recently retired from the automotive industry. Debbie has 3 sons. In Debbie's free time she enjoys reading, playing pickle ball and traveling!
Veterinary Assistant


Abigail obtained her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at Oakland University but decided she wanted to work with animals instead. She has always had a true passion for working with and taking care of animals. She and her husband, Joshua, currently share a home with their three dogs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, she enjoys going camping, chilling at home with the dogs and watching college football and basketball. Abigail has a special place in her heart for The Ohio State Buckeyes and Golden Retrievers.
Patient Care Assistant


Savannah is currently attending the University of Michigan Flint to receive her Bachelors of Science. Her goal is to attend Veterinary school afterwards to obtain her DVM. She has two dogs, a beagle a black lab and two cats. In her free time she loves spending time outside with her ducks and turkeys, walking her dogs, and relaxing at home with her family. She also enjoys watching Michigan football!
Veterinary Assistant


Courtney graduated from Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs College, with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Go Green!! Courtney plans to attend Veterinary School in the future to obtain her DVM. Outside of work she loves spending time with her pup Ace, spending quality time with her family, and enjoying the outdoors such as camping, hammocking and traveling.
Patient Care Assistant


Kelsi is currently enrolled in her second year at Baker College in pursuit of the Licensed Veterinary Technician program. She has a 7 year old Boston Terrier who is an absolute menace to society. Kelsi has been riding horses for 12 years and competing for 7 years. One of Kelsi's favorite things to do is camping with friends and family, she loves being out in nature!