Meet the Team

Veterinarians


Dr. Brian J. Dawson </br> DVM photo

Dr. Brian J. Dawson
DVM

Dr. Brian J. Dawson started his college career at Kirtland Community College, where he carried a 4.0 grade-point average, then went on to attend Central Michigan University on an academic scholarship. He graduated in 1996 with honors and received his degree with a Bachelor of Science as a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. He then concluded his college career at Michigan State University in 2000 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dawson is a member of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, as well as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He also volunteers for Great Dane Rescue Inc. of Michigan and enjoys playing piano and guitar, motorcycling, and target shooting. His four-legged, fuzzy family includes a brother and sister pair of old Boston Bulldogs “Hugo Stiglitz” and “Chickadee,” a Sharpei-mix named “Veruca Salt,” and two cats named “Lester” and “Elwood.”

Dr. David Hock </br>DVM photo

Dr. David Hock
DVM

Dr. David Hock is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and has over 33 years of experience. He regularly attends continuing education conferences for the latest education, information, technologies and techniques available in the small animal practice to provide you with the very best care for your pet. He has served for 8 years as a delegate on the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association Board of directors and is currently president of the North Eastern V.M.A. Included in the Hock family are their cats; Cooter, a grey & white; two calico cats-Twitch & Cali, and two dogs; Razz a miniature long-haired Dachshund and the newest and youngest addition to the family is Piper a German Shorthair Pointer.

Dr. Mary Jane Hock </br> DVM photo

Dr. Mary Jane Hock
DVM

Dr. Mary Jane Hock is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and has over 33 years of experience. She regularly attends continuing education conferences for the latest education, information, technologies and techniques available in the small animal practice to provide you with the very best care for your pet. Included in the Hock family are their cats; Cooter, a grey & white; two calico cats-Twitch & Cali, and two dogs; Razz a miniature long-haired Dachshund and the newest and youngest addition to the family is Piper a German Shorthair Pointer.

Dr. Angie Burkett<br>DVM photo

Dr. Angie Burkett
DVM

Staff


Art </br>Kennel and Building Maintenance photo

Art
Kennel and Building Maintenance

Art has been at South Shore Animal Hospital since 1999. Art has two dogs; including Kena a Pit Bull mix, and Sissy a Labrador Retriever mix. After hours, our kennel team ensures post-surgical patients and boarders are walked, watered and cared for. Like all of the healthcare team at South Shore Animal Hospital, Art loves animals and is compassionate and caring fo our patients.

Jerry </br>Kennel and Building Maintenance photo

Jerry
Kennel and Building Maintenance

Jerry has been a South Shore Animal Hospital since 2002. Jerry has a Chihuahua mix named “Shivers”, and a grey & white cat named “Little Bit.” After hours, our kennel team ensures post-surgical patients and boarders are walked, watered and cared for. Like all of the healthcare team at South Shore Animal Hospital, Jerry loves animals and is compassionate and caring for our patients.

Elizabeth  photo

Elizabeth

Hayley Brown<br> photo

Hayley Brown

Barb </br>Client Care Specialist photo

Barb
Client Care Specialist

Barb joined the South Shore Animal Hospital team in August of 2011. She thrives to make our clients and their pets’ visit with us an enjoyable and informative one. Barb’s fur family includes two dogs, “Dozer,” a Pit/American Bulldog mix and “Digger,” a boxer. In Barb's spare time you can find her in her garden and enjoying the outdoors.

Laura  </br>Client Care Specialist  photo

Laura
Client Care Specialist

Laura has been a member of the South Shore Animal Hospital team since July of 2018. She strives for quality care of our clients and their pets to make their visit as pleasant and educative as possible. Laura’s critter collection includes several dogs and cats as well as a small clan of hermit crabs and multiple fish tanks. In her free time, you can usually find her making music or spending time with her family.

Jennie </br> Licensed Veterinary Technician photo

Jennie
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jennie is a 1981 graduate of State University of New York at Delhi. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has been working in a private practice since graduation. She worked in the Metro Detroit area for several years before landing in Northern Michigan and has been a team member at South Shore Animal Hospital since 1999. Outside of work, Jennie keeps busy with her many animals, including dogs, cats, and horses.

Colleen </br> Licensed Veterinary Technician photo

Colleen
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Colleen has been a valued member of South Shore Animal Hospital since June 2008. Colleen attended Michigan State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Her fur family includes a white/tiger cat named “Tripod,” a Husky named “Angel,” and a Husky/Lab mix named “Pluto.” Outside of work you will find Colleen spending time with her husband and their two young boys doing many outdoor activities which include fishing, hunting, snowshoeing and skijoring.

Mark<br> Licensed Veterinary Technician  photo

Mark
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Mark became a team member of South Shore Animal Hospital in the fall of 2016. He graduated from Baker College Cadillac in 2017 where he received his Veterinary Technician License. Mark has grown up in the Roscommon area and has always had a love for animals. After owning his own pet shop, Mark’s love for animals grew! He now lives on his own farm and has many animals of his own. His laundry list of animals includes a red tail boa, alligator, horse, cow, and many dogs and cats. Marks favorite part of his job is feeling that he can help build the bond with our clients and their four-legged family members.

Rosemary </br>Assistant Technician photo

Rosemary
Assistant Technician

Rosemary joined the South Shore Animal Hospital team over 15 years ago as a Veterinary Assistant. In Rosemary’s family she has two Miniature Schnauzers to keep her busy, “Reggie” and “Ruckus.” She has many duties at South Shore which include; assisting with dentistries, maintaining a sterile environment, inventory, and ordering of prescription foods.

South Shore Animal Hospital

4258 W Houghton Lake Dr

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Request Appointment

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(989) 366-7404


Email Us: petvets@ssah.info


Hours

Sunday Closed

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm