Dr. Theresa Driscoll
In 1991, Dr. Theresa Driscoll started training her dog for search and rescue operations. By the end of the winter, she realized that while she loved working with animals, training wasn’t what she wanted to do full-time. Cocooned in a snow cave during a weekend training session, something dawned on Dr. Driscoll: becoming a veterinarian was the perfect way to combine her love of animals with a rewarding career!
Dr. Catherine Collins
Dr. Catherine Collins lived behind a veterinary clinic while she was growing up, and was always fascinated by the work that was performed there. She was also exposed to the animal-care industry thanks to her mother’s small-dog boarding and grooming business. Combined with a natural love for the sciences, Dr. Collins’ early pet experiences led her to one conclusion: a career in the world of veterinary medicine was her true calling!
Dr. Jason Dollman-Jersey
Dr. Jason Dollman-Jersey was fascinated by science and animals while growing up, and never stopped looking for books to read or documentaries to watch on the subjects. As he grew older, his curiosity for medicine started to blossom. For Dr. Dollman-Jersey, a career in veterinary medicine allows him to fulfill all of these interests while being able to help others on a daily basis!
Dr. Anne Fitzgerald
Growing up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Anne Fitzgerald was exposed to medicine and animal care very early in life. Her father was a pathologist, and her mother taught environmental education and served as a small-scale wildlife rehabilitator. For Dr. Anne, a career in veterinary medicine simply felt natural!
Dr. Phillip Gill
Dr. Phillip Gill grew up on a horse farm in southeastern Michigan, where a love of animals was instilled in him early on in life. Coupled with his love of the earth’s creatures, Dr. Gill’s fascination with physiology, biology, and medicine led him to one conclusion: a career working with animals was the perfect choice for him!
Dr. Angela Katafiasz
When she was very little, Dr. Angela Katafiasz was asked by her parents what she wanted to be when she grew up. She responded that she would like to be someone who plays with animals all day long, so her parents suggested that she become a vet. Dr. Katafiasz never looked back—now, she’s a licensed veterinarian here at Patterson Veterinary Hospital!
Dr. Julie Robinson
Dr. Julie Robinson spent a lot of time on her grandparents’ Saline, Michigan farm while growing up, and it was there that her adoration for animals was born. Her life-long fascination with science, the natural world, and the intense bonds between humans and animals made one thing very clear: Dr. Robinson was destined for a career in the animal-care industry! She’s been a member of the Patterson Veterinary Hospital team for over a decade.
Dr. Carolyn Scholl
The challenges of training and caring for her Dalmatian puppy, Pongo, during middle school inspired Dr. Carolyn Scholl to become a veterinary professional. Although Pongo would regularly chew up her shoes, Dr. Scholl’s persistence didn’t waver—her love of animal behavior and the sciences simply wouldn’t quit!