Meet Our Veterinary Team
Meet the Harper Woods Veterinary Hospital Team and the doctors who work there. We are honoured to offer your dogs top-notch veterinary treatment!
GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM!
David Balaj, DVM
Dr. Balaj is a 1987 graduate of Michigan State University who has expertise in advanced surgical procedures, laser surgery, and oncology, including chemotherapy. He joined Harper Woods Veterinary Hospital in 1987.
Nancy Pillsbury, DVM
Dr. Pillsbury graduated from Michigan State University in 1993.
Dr. Pillsbury is an excellent surgeon, and has a special interest in Low Intensity Therapeutic Laser techniques.
Jennifer Khalifah, DVM
Dr. Khalifah is a 1997 graduate of Michigan State University. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has an additional interest in internal medicine and general surgery. She joined the staff of Harper Woods Veterinary Hospital in 2016.
Stephanie Dexter, DVM
Dr. Brooks, DVM
Dr. Brooks is a 2020 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. Growing up in the Grosse Pointe area, she first stepped foot into the clinic as a child as we’ve been blessed to have her and her family as clients for many years! Dr. Brooks officially joined our clinic as a veterinarian in 2021.
Rae Quimby, DVM
Andrea graduated from Central Michigan University in 2004. Her passion for pet care extends beyond being a practice manager. For over 20 years, Andrea has worked with animals, including pet retail, veterinary medicine, and rescue groups. When she’s not at the practice, Andrea enjoys spending time with her children and two dogs.
MaryLou began at Harper Woods Veterinary Hospital in 1995. She is well known to many long time clients, and very much enjoys the relationships built with people and their pets. MaryLou is a true asset to the practice by helping to keep the front desk running smoothly and efficiently. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and traveling to tropical locations with her husband, Jerry.
Julie received her degree in Veterinary Technology from Macomb Community College in 1996 and started at Harper Woods Veterinary Hospital shortly thereafter. She became our Clinical Manager in 2014, and while she still works as a veterinary technician she also oversees our clinical management and patient care. In her spare time she loves to camp, craft, and spend time with her husband and son.
Tabitha started at Harper Woods Vet in 1998 and has been in the field as a veterinary technician since 1990. Her calm and caring personality, along with her experience, allow her to provide exceptional care to both our patients and their pet parents. In her spare time she loves crafting and camping with her husband and daughter.
Denise graduated with her degree in Veterinary Technology from Macomb Community College and has been with Harper Woods Veterinary Hospital since 1996. Her bubbly personality shines through as she finds her job extremely rewarding and loves being able to help both clients and their pets. She enjoys traveling to northern Michigan and spending time with her husband on Lake St Clair in the summertime.
Hello! My name is Diana. I’m an LVT & I graduated from tech school in 2013. I have 2 dogs, Penelope Rose & Karma Marie, and a “step-dog” Kaos, aka Big Momma. Aside from my love for helping & caring for animals, I enjoy outdoor activities: fishing, going to the beach, and hiking. I also enjoy new experiences & traveling with my significant other & spending time with my family & friends.
Lynsey started with us in 2005 as a Kennel Assistant, and has since worked her way up the ranks to Veterinary Assistant. Lynsey has a true love for animals and is a top-notch and hardworking member of our team, bringing much value to the practice. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys shopping and going to the movies with her friends.
After 15+ years already under her belt in the animal care industry, June joined us in 2012 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is attending MCC for a Digital Media & Motion Graphics degree. When June isn’t at work (or school), she enjoys camping, hiking, photography, and spending time with her two senior dogs, Taco & Lee, and a Redfoot tortoise, “Raymond.”
Madisyn is one of our Veterinary Assistants. She began at Harper Woods Vet in 2017. Madisyn is currently going to school at Ferris State University where she is studying to be a teacher. On her free time, she loves spending time with family, friends and traveling.
Customer Service Representative
Cassie is our purr-fectly delightful Customer Service Representative! When she isn’t providing compassionate service to clients and pets, you’ll find her in the company of her furry and scaly babies. Cassie has a cat named Rosie, a snake named Zero, and a tank full of fish.
When she’s not tending to the needs of pets or enjoying quality time with her own, Cassie is a concert enthusiast, rocking out to her favorite tunes. And if the rhythm of life slows down, you’ll catch her nose deep in a book.
Meaghan has been in veterinary medicine for 21 years, the last 3 with HWVH. She is an alumna of both WSU and MSU, her blood runs both green, white, and gold.
In her free time, she enjoys hanging out and camping with her husband and son, going for walks with her rescue-mutts, reading on the couch with her cat, gardening, baking, and crafting.