Kelsea is our always smiling & helpful veterinary receptionist who credits her deep affection for animals to her loving grandma. Although they no longer live together, they still have shared pets including her childhood dog Kesha and cat Pebbles. 

“Veterinary medicine is one of the best fields to go into,” she said. “Because like grandma always used to tell me, ‘It takes a big heart to want to help a little one.’”

Growing up, Kelsea and her grandma “became magnets to animal rescue and always had a heart for saving a life and making a home – just like she did with me.”

Kelsea fondly recalls their 2 Dachshunds, 3 Chihuahuas, 3 cats, 2 hamsters, a bird, and a turtle!

Kelsea joined Animal Hospital at Auburn Hills in 2022 and even though it’s her first veterinary experience, “it has really shown me what ‘good’ people can put into the animal world,” she said. “Animals are not able to talk to their humans about pain or annoyances. Without that voice, we – as well as their humans – are still able to figure out what is going on and how to help them in the best way possible.”

With her own pets, Kelsea says “I am most passionate about spoiling them rotten, but also making sure they are able to behave when needed,” she said. “Spoil them for being well behaved.”

Kelsea has a Labrador Retriever mix named Diesel and a Bichon Frise-Havanese mix named Marlie. Diesel is an upbeat boy who knows how to sit and shake. He really enjoys running his sacred path in the backyard every morning and loves to lay right on me like he’s still a little puppy! Marlie can be sassy and onery, but best of all she is my sidekick and follows me anywhere I go. She knows how to sit, lay down, high-five, and dance! 

Her hobbies include playing with Diesel and Marlie, watching movies, and playing pickle ball! Pickle ball has been a favorite of mine since high school!