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Meet Our Docs & Team


Dr. Michele Forbes, Owner

  • University of Illinois Veterinary College, DVM
  • Society of Phi Zeta member (Veterinary Scholastic Honor Society)
  • University of Michigan, BA, BBA
  • Fear Free Certified
  • General and emergency medical experience

Dr. Forbes is passionate about caring for patients and clients. It is literally what makes her get out of bed each day. She enjoys making a difference and helping patients live their best lives. Dr. Forbes feels privileged to be a part of their story and to connect with patients and families - enjoying the highlights and helping them work through difficult times.


Dr. Forbes embraces Fear Free methods as well as AAHA-accreditation to ensure a positive experience for her patients so she and her team can provide the highest quality medical care. She strives to make a positive impact on her patients, their humans, the CCAH team, and the veterinary profession. She is passionate about being the owner of an independent veterinary hospital and creating a positive culture where her team can thrive. She embraces a growth mindset and enjoys learning new skills (even after 18 years of practice!) professionally and personally.

Outside of veterinary medicine, she shares her life with her husband, three human kids, a double-Merle Australian Shepherd rescue, a Jack Russell/Chihuahua rescue (who runs the show), two cats, and a variety of wildlife who mostly stay out of the garage. Dr. Forbes has been a resident of Ann Arbor since 2005 and still maintains property there. She and her family currently reside in the quaint town of Chelsea, just a short drive from Ann Arbor. If she takes time away from veterinary medicine, she enjoys road trips, running, biking, Lego building (it’s not just for the kids), reading, learning to like yoga, organizing (including label making), and secretly watching TikTok (about veterinary medicine, of course).



Dr. Sarah Kemner

  • Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM
  • Fear Free Certified
  • General and emergency medical experience

Dr. Kemner focuses her efforts on preserving and strengthening the human-animal bond by treating sick or injured pets and by encouraging preventive care to insure that her healthy patients stay healthy. She keeps busy outside of work spending time with her husband, three children, and their three fur babies, 2 dogs and a cat at their home in Brighton, MI.


Dr. Khalila Spletzer

  • Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM
  • Purdue University, General medicine and surgery internship
  • MedVet Center for Pets, Cincinnati, OH - Cardiology internship
  • Michigan State University - Cardiology residency
  • Society of Phi Zeta member (Veterinary Scholastic Honor Society)
  • University of Portland (OR), BS
  • Cardiology specialty training

Dr. Spletzer’s top interests include the diagnosis and management of cardiac and respiratory disease (including echocardiography). She enjoys client education and engagement and believes preventative medicine is key in ensuring your pet is as happy and healthy as possible. When not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two children and two fur babies, Charlotte, a Golden retriever, and Nebo, a German shorthaired pointer.

Cheryl and Dog Nose Kiss

Dr. Cheryl Smith

Dr. Smith graduated from MSU in 1987. Her love for animals and veterinary medicine began when she was very young. "It was all I ever wanted to do. My parents shared and supported my dream and helped me to accomplish my goal to become a veterinarian."

Dr. Smith's passion is animals and the people that love them. When she is not at work Dr Smith can be found on her sheep farm. On her farm she raises sheep to help train herding breeds how to tap into their natural talent.


Dr. Margaret Quickel

Bio coming soon.

Our Fear Free Certified Team