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Dr. Kevin Smyth

Dr. Kevin Smyth

Dr. Kevin Smyth worked at the animal hospital at the Detroit Zoo when he was in high school. He graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 as a member of the Society of Phi Zeta, the Veterinary College Honor Society.

He has practiced in small animal, equine and emergency medicine since then with a special interest in internal medicine cases, ferret medicine, laser surgery, birds of prey rehabilitation and working with falconers.

In 2001 he and his partner, Dr. Michele Arkens, purchased Morrison Animal Hospital from Dr. Stuart Morrison, who retired after owning the practice for 28 years.

Dr. Smyth is married to his wonderful wife Colleen and has 3 sons and a daughter. He also has a Bernese Mountain Dog named Ulli. a Wire Haired Griffon named Tim Riggins, 2 cats and a flock of chickens to look after.

Dr. Michele Arkens

Dr. Michele Arkens

Dr. Michele Arkens is a 1981 graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced in Dearborn Heights for 20 years before buying Morrison Animal Hospital with Dr. Smyth in 2001. Many of her clients have been with her for as long as she has been a veterinarian and now are on their third or fourth generation of pets.

She enjoys working with clients as they become like an extension of her own family. Her goals are to educate, practice high-quality medicine and offer choices for excellent health care.

Dr. Arkens has 3 grown children, 3 Collies, 2 corgis, 4 cats and 2 miniature ponies which makes for an interesting and fulfilling home life.

Dr. Richard Ham

Dr. Richard Ham

Dr. Richard Ham is a 2007 graduate of the Royal Veterinary College of London. (That’s a Welsh accent not Australian!!)

He moved to the United States in 2009 and now lives in Dexter, MI with his wife Natalie and two children, Callum and Lily. Alongside them are three cats: Emma, Huckleberry, and Gatsby. 

Dr. Ham started working for Morrison Animal Hospital in December of 2012. He enjoys the many various aspects of first opinion practice, with a particular interest in soft-tissue surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Ham strives to develop strong relationships with his clients as they work together to provide the very best health care for their pets.