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Victoria
Victoria
Practice Manager, Veterinary Technician
Growing up, Victoria’s family never kept less than five pets in the house—animal care is simply in her nature. She’s also had a lifelong passion for educating others. What better way to spend time around the creatures she loves and help pet owners at the same time, Victoria thought, than by entering the world of veterinary medicine?

Victoria is originally from West Bloomfield, Michigan and used to work in the culinary arts field. After deciding to make a change in 2015, she started working at a horse farm in Holly, Michigan before starting classes to study veterinary technology. Near the end of her schooling, Victoria interned at a local animal hospital and was hired on as an employee shortly afterward. She’s been a veterinary professional ever since!

Victoria joined the Orion Animal Care Center family when the practice opened and loves to find new ways to lead her veterinary team to success. She’s extremely passionate about encouraging continued education, and she has a special passion for working with rescue pets. Victoria never passes up a chance to jump in and help hands-on, since she’s a fully-trained Veterinary Technician in addition to her role as Practice Manager.

Away from work, Victoria is an avid equestrian and rides horses at least once a week. She’s also fond of cooking and looks for any excuse to prepare extravagant dishes. At home, Victoria and her husband share their lives with three cats: Dexter, Hope, and Serenity.
Dr. Timothy Guild
Dr. Timothy Guild
Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Timothy Guild was a young boy when he made up his mind that he would help pets as a veterinarian someday. His passion simply never wavered! Dr. Guild doesn’t take for granted the opportunity to help not only pets, but their loving owners as well. He’s the proud owner and operator of Orion Animal Care Center.

A native of northern Michigan, Dr. Guild learned the ropes of the profession in his uncle’s veterinary clinic during his high school and early college years. He earned his undergraduate degree in science from Michigan State University, then obtained his veterinary degree at Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. After completing his clinical work at a large animal hospital in Chicago to learn advanced procedures along board-certified veterinarians, Dr. Guild graduated and returned to Michigan to launch his career as a licensed veterinarian.

As a vet, Dr. Guild particularly likes surgical procedures, but the most rewarding part of his job is developing lasting relationships with the area’s pet owners. Helping to ensure a pet’s good health for a lifetime is extremely rewarding!

When he’s not at work, Dr. Guild can be found golfing—he recently played in Scotland on the first 18-hole golf course ever created!—or spending time with his family and pets. He and his wife, Betsy, have two kids named Ellie and Henry, and the family has one pet: Woody, an Irish Setter whose antics can always brighten up even the gloomiest day.
Dr. Jessica Rice
Dr. Jessica Rice
Bio Coming Soon!
Dr. Genevieve Brown
Dr. Genevieve Brown
Associate Veterinarian
Seeing her childhood cat struggle through health issues, and noticing the way her family’s veterinarian provided comfort through the most difficult of times, made a lasting impression on Dr. Genevieve Brown. She knew that she wanted to do the exact same thing for other pet owners. Dr. Brown decided to dedicate her life to the animal-care profession! Now, she’s proud to help pets and their owners daily as an Associate Veterinarian.

Originally from Lapeer, Dr. Brown earned her undergraduate degree in biology at Grand Valley State University before heading off to veterinary school at Michigan State University. After graduating, she worked in West Bloomfield before relocating to Lake Orion to be closer to family. Dr. Brown joined the Orion Animal Care Center family when the clinic opened in August of 2019, and she’s been helping the area’s pets and animal parents ever since!

Medically, Dr. Brown loves soft-tissue surgery because of the way it allows her to make an immediate difference in a pet’s health, and she’s also fond of abdominal ultrasound. When she can make a lasting impact on both pet and owner, she feels that she’s done her best work.

At home, Dr. Brown likes spending time with her husband, Derrick, and their two young daughters. As a family, they love to spend time outdoors, go for walks, and sing songs from their favorite Disney movies. Dr. Brown also loves to make—and eat!—homemade pasta like fettuccini and ravioli. The family shares their lives with two cats, Shandy and Penelope, as well as a Terrier mix named Dakota whose favorite pastime is protecting the backyard from squirrels.
Nikki
Nikki
Lead Veterinary Technician
Nikki grew up with all sorts of critters, from cats and dogs to turtles and birds. She’s had a passion for pet care ever since her earliest memories! Nikki also loved science and medicine from an early age. She decided to combine the best of both worlds and become a veterinary professional—now, she’s proud to serve as Orion Animal Care Center’s Lead Veterinary Technician!

Nikki is from Rochester Hills and began her animal-care journey by working as a receptionist and assistant at a small-town pet hospital. Next, she took a job at another nearby clinic, where she first met Dr. Guild. Always dedicated to continuing education and the ever-changing field of veterinary medicine, Nikki advanced her skillset and knowledge by taking veterinary technology courses to learn even more. Now, she’s thrilled to continue her journey as the head of Orion Animal Care Center’s Veterinary Technician team.

Medically, Nikki is fond of surgical work, and she also has a special passion for the area’s pocket pets. Her favorite part of every shift, though, is getting to meet new pet owners and their adorable animal companions. Knowing that she’s making a real difference is the ultimate reward for Nikki!

Most of Nikki’s free time away from work is spent with her teenaged daughter. She also loves to catch up on her favorite television shows or movies. Nikki has two pets: Bella, a Dachshund who will not sleep unless she’s burrowed under blankets, and a loveable cat who goes by Jackson.
Crystal
Crystal
Veterinary Technician
Crystal has been interested in the behavior and healthcare of animals ever since she can remember. She always suspected that a career spent helping pets live happier, healthier lives would suit her well. Crystal knew that veterinary medicine was the field for her! Now, she cares for the pets and animal owners of the area as a member of Orion Animal Care Center’s Veterinary Technician team.

Crystal is a Michigan native and first launched her animal-care journey in 2005, when she started working as a Kennel Assistant. She’s been a pet-care professional ever since. Crystal joined the Orion Animal Care Center family in August of 2019 as a Veterinary Technician, and has special passions for anesthesia work and surgical procedures. Most of all, she loves to interact one-on-one with the pets and animal owners of the area and impart everything she’s learned over the years to help companions feel better.

When she’s not at work, Crystal likes gardening, camping—she recently performed a complete renovation on a camper!—and spending quality time with her family. She has two sons, and the family shares their home with a dog named Dakota.
Sydney
Sydney
Veterinary Assistant
Sydney grew up in Oxford, Michigan but often spent time in the summers visiting her uncle, who works as a veterinarian in New Jersey. Hearing his stories of saving pets’ lives made a lasting impression on Sydney—she knew that she would love to help animals in a hands-on way herself! She gets to put her passion for pets to good use every day as a member of Orion Animal Care Center’s Veterinary Assistant team.

Sydney began her veterinary journey by signing on to work at a dog kennel. Next, she secured a job as a Veterinary Assistant at another practice in the area, where she learned the ropes of the profession. In August of 2019, Sydney accepted a position here at Orion Animal Care Center, and she hasn’t looked back since. She’s particularly fond of critical-care work and she also has a soft spot for the clinic’s equine patients, having adored horses ever since she was young.

Most of Sydney’s time away from work is also spent with animals. She loves to go horseback riding whenever she can, and she also likes competing in agility, Frisbee, lure coursing, and dock diving with her beloved Australian Shepherd, Saber. Sydney and her family also share their lives with two other dogs: Blu, a rambunctious and loving Pit Bull, and a sassy Newfoundland named Nova.
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