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Warren Animal Clinic Staff
Richard Lanier  DVM  MSU 1966
My 45 years in practice, 41 years of that in Warren has been wonderful. I feel there is no better place in the world to practice veterinary medicine. Clients have always
demanded that we provide the best possible patient care for their special member of the family. That is the way we want it. Surgery and in-depth medical cases are a
special focus in our practice.  
The other part of the equation is that I am associated with a group of animal care
providers that are second to none. Carol,  Kelly, Carlene and Dana are all
very special. They are highly skilled, knowledgeable, and most proficient. I am
blessed to be associated with them.
I enjoy both business and political
literature, and can frequently be found fly- fishing in Georgia or one of Michigans
beautiful trout streams. Interests include Christian Athletics/Education, business
start-ups, computers, and Saturdays with Michigan State Football. I derive great
energy from family: wife Sharon, 3 adult children, their spouses, 5 grandchildren and 2 dogs.
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Carol Hill  LVT
I have been working with Dr. Lanier at the Warren Animal Clinic for over thirty years.  I am one of those fortunate people who want to come to work every morning
because I love my job.   
Working as a veterinary technician for these past thirty years has taught me a lot about
animals and also about the caring people who own them.  
We are very fortunate to have wonderful
clients here at the Warren Animal Clinic and I feel it is very rewarding to serve them and
their pets.
My husband Roger and I have a cat named Rosie we also have six grandchildren who
keep us on our toes.  I think small
grandchildren are a lot like puppies. They
like to sit in your lap, play the same game
over and over again and sometimes you have to watch that they don’t make a mess on the floor!
Roger and I are also avid gardeners and golfer.
Kelly Bernert  LVT
As long as I can remember I have always
wanted to work with animals. After graduating from Macomb Community College in 1999 from
the veterinary technician program, I started working at Warren Animal Clinic.  It gives me great pride and accomplishment being able to
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help clients and their pets. My husband and I enjoy coming home to our two dogs Hobie and
Floyd plus Azriel our cat.
Carlene Hale LVT
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I was given an excellent opportunity to work at Warren Animal Clinic the summer before my senior year in high school in 2005. I've always been an animal lover and knew that working with animals was my calling. With the time spent at Warren Animal Clinic and seeing the compassionate care given by everybody I realized that being a veterinary technician is what I wanted to do. I graduated from the Macomb Community College Veterinary Technician program in 2010 and was licensed shortly after. I am excited to be apart
of this family and of all the things we have to offer our clients and their pets.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and our new member of the family, Snoopy. Snoopy is a beagle who my family adopted from Veterinary Emergency Service. He was brought in as a stray and was believed to have been hit by a car. His injuries did include some orthopedic hip issues that required surgery that Dr. Lanier was able to repair. Snoopy was very shy at first, but he just had to come out of his shell. He now has the fun beagle running laps in the backyard!
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I am proud and excited to join the Warren Animal Clinic team! A Milford, MI, native, I grew up with pets and knew from a young age that I wanted to be a veterinarian. I studied Clinical Laboratory Sciences during my undergraduate studies at Michigan State University prior to veterinary school. I graduated from MSU, having earned a Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Science in 2009 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.  My veterinary interests include internal medicine, surgery, and dermatology.
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Dana Sweeton DVM  MSU 2011
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