To improve the relationship people have with their pets through anxiety-free veterinary care.
Charlotte Lucas, DVM
You will likely find her own canine furry family member, Mabel, snoozing under her desk in the office! Whereas Gus the cat ensures things are in proper order at home and Moe the horse spends his days grazing the pasture.
Dr. Lucas loves living in Michigan and taking advantage of all it has to offer! You will often find her and her husband Josh, on the Banks of the Red Cedar proudly wearing Green and White during football and basketball season, enjoying the sun and sand on a lakeshore somewhere, or bundled up playing in the snow. Their two daughters, Marlee and Lila, keep them on their toes and are a daily reminder that life goes too fast not to enjoy every moment.
The Doctor’s Passion:
The Companion Animal Fund was created to subsidize non-elective veterinary care for pets whose owners would otherwise be unable to afford it. Some of the groups most dependent on companion animals often experience difficulty in obtaining treatment in the case of unforeseen circumstances due to inadequate finances. Thus, MAHF created the Companion Animal Fund to help pet owners who have income under the federal poverty level, are on Medicaid or are on WIC (Women Infants & Children) get the necessary care for their beloved animals. Click here to learn more.
Katie Hamilton is our Licensed Veterinary Nurse. She graduated in 2011 from Baker College of Cadillac. Her passion for a career in veterinary medicine started when she was young and never went away. “My favorite part of this profession is when you can actually see the feeling of relief come across an owner’s face when you tell them you can help their pet. The abundance of puppy kisses and kitten purrs is definitely a great perk too!”
Life is full of activity, with her husband Tim, son Carter, daughter Brynlee and Baby Hamilton due to arrive in April! Residing at their homestead in Gladwin, there is never a dull moment on their funny farm with their three dogs, Zara, Duke and Peach; cat, Mimzy; horses, Taz, Stretch, Sally and Dakota; and the donkey named Donkey. So many different personalities always keep it interesting, not to mention the sight you’d see if you drove by!
In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding through the beautiful trails of Michigan with friends and family appreciating the amazing views of nature. Her and her husband love watching their children play admiring every milestone they accomplish. You may also catch her family savoring their weekly Monday evening ice cream cone at one of the local shops.
Family is the most important thing to her, so being able to help others with their family members, even if they are furry, gives a feeling of gratification and fulfillment. Living life to the fullest with her husband, children and career is her goal in life, and so far she is succeeding every step of the way.
Katie is proud to be Fear Free certified.
Sarah is one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians. She graduated from Alpena Community College in 2016 with an applied science degree, and then graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Baker College in 2018. Before beginning her career as a technician she worked as a Veterinary Assistant in her home town of Houghton Lake.
In her free time Sarah can be found coaching her home town’s volleyball team, out on the lake or ski slopes, or just relaxing at home with her two dogs Blu and Schrute.
Sarah is proud to be Fear Free certified.
Veterinary Technician Assistant and Client Service Representative
Sharon recently joined us as a veterinarian assistant/client care specialist. A lifelong northern Michigan resident Sharon moved to West Branch in 2013. As a client, Sharon was impressed by the care and kindness of the CVC staff, so when an opportunity became available she was eager to join the team.
“During our first visit to the clinic as clients, Dr. Lucas and the rest of the staff made us feel very at ease and really took their time addressing all of our questions and concerns.”
Home is quite the zoo, with two dogs, two cats, a quaker parrot, and a crested gecko there is never a dull moment. On the weekends that Sharon and her family are not cheering her daughter Emma on at the soccer fields, you might find them enjoying the perks of living in town.
“Marc and I love taking the dogs for walks on the Riverwalk path and through the park. We feel very fortunate to live in such a beautiful small town.”