By: Rebecca Indianer
Watch out community members; there are a couple of new ladies in town, they have their doctorates, and they are here to care for your... pets! That’s right, meet Veterinarians Dr. Jen Azofeifa and Dr. Anna Calderon. They are the proud owners of the new animal clinic in town called, MiVet Animal Clinic.
Dr. Jennifer Azofeifa is a 2006 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing in the Dexter and Ann Arbor areas for the last 12 years. She has a special interest in medicine, surgery, and wound care and also enjoys seeing exotic pets.
Dr. Jen lives in Waterloo with her husband, son, daughter, Highland cattle (a Scottish cattle breed), peacock, chicken, cockatoo, cat and Goldendoodle. During free time she enjoys spending time with her family, running, crossfit, and reading.
Dr. Anna graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in 2012, before starting her career in a small animal and exotic specialist practice in Buckinghamshire, England.
Dr. Anna has been working in Michigan in the Dexter area since 2015. She enjoys seeing dogs, cats, and pocket pets and has particular interests in internal medicine and dentistry. She is very keen to discuss your pet’s condition with you and guide you through your available options for diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Anna shares her home with her partner, a very lazy Birman cat named Bonnie Prince Charlie, and a scruffy rescue dog called Arthur.
When asked how MiVet Animal Clinic got started, Dr. Anna informs, “We both worked in the area and became friends walking our puppies Arthur and Rio. We have very similar passions in veterinary medicine - working with families to help them understand their pets’ health and get involved in medical decisions. We know how important our pets are in our families, and preserving that bond is very important to us. We started making plans for MiVet Animal Clinic and were searching for a location near to Dexter. Dexter Crossing is close to downtown, has plenty of parking and a great community feel. People in the neighborhoods around are able to walk with their dogs to the clinic (less so with their cats!) We see dogs, cats and exotics (rabbits, small mammals, reptiles and some birds) and perform everything you expect from a small animal clinic - surgeries, dentals, vaccinations, blood work, imaging, and urgent care for our clients.”
The Dexter community has been very welcoming to the two veterinarians. They share, “We have been involved in an ice cream social organized by the Dexter Chamber, had La Fontaine use our location for a charity fundraiser and we have invited many people into the clinic during our Open House. Clients have told us that they enjoy visiting a new clinic, and especially supporting two new female business owners.”
What’s their funniest pet encounter since opening MiVet Clinic? They giggle and reply, “We’ve seen pigs, turkeys and goats at MiVet, as well as dogs and cats, hamsters and bearded dragons. We never know what is going to walk through the door!”