• Earned a BS in Veterinary Technology from Michigan State University.

    • She has worked 30 years in veterinary medicine; 10 years as a veterinary assistant and 20 years as a licensed veterinary technologist.

    • At MSU, she helped develop a Mobile Spay/Neuter program, traveling to Native American reservations out West, and providing for rescue/shelter/humane societies and underserved areas in Mont Serrat, Thailand, and Michigan.

    • She has shown her dogs in United Kennel Club, American Rare Breed Association and Federation of Rare Breeds (now defunct).

    • She was a founding and board member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians, Veterinary Technicians Animal Behavior Society (now defunct), Friends of Ingham County Animal Shelter and the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog Owners Association.

    Dr. Amy Howard, DVM

    • She has accumulated extensive continuing education hours attending seminars and conferences in veterinary medicine, behavior and training (American Veterinary Medical Association, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists/American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, International Veterinary Behavior, Michigan Veterinary Conference, the North American Veterinary Conference, the Western Veterinary Conference, Purdue University DOGS! Course, Karen Pryor Clicker Training, Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Puppyworks).

    • Cassandra shares her life with her husband (Daniel), and is a proud mother to daughter, Shea, who loves animals as much as she does (and is a better trainer!).

    • Her current four-legged family consists of Pepper (female Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog), Butterscotch (female Jack Russel/Beagle rescue), 5 cats (Miranda, Widget, Kiwi, Marlene and Pippin), Zoey (female guinea pig), Ramona (chicken), and Mars (appaloosa mare).

    Meet the Vet

    Meet the LVT

    Cassandra Vong, LVT

    "Whether your animal is a new, healthy puppy or kitten; has a chronic illness; special needs, or is facing issues associated with aging, I will customize a veterinary plan that fits your animal's needs and goals." Dr. Amy Howard

    Hello! I'm very excited to be able to offer my clients and their animal companions an alternative, and more personal option, to general veterinary care.

    A few things you may want to know about me:

    • I grew up in a small town in Eastern Kentucky, the oldest of two girls.

    • At the age of 9, I knew that my passion for animals would lead me into Veterinary medicine.

    • My Bachelor's degree in Biology was received from Morehead State University.

    • In 2008, I graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Michigan State.

    • I have been in general practice for 10 years.

    • My family consists of my husband Craig, a native of Saline and Leah, who is also animal lover! We have one beagle mix named "Billy" and a senior cat named "Boney".