Meet Our Staff

Michelle Anthony, DVM

Dr. Michelle Anthony earned her Doctorate degree from Michigan State University in the spring of 2002. She also received a Bachelors in Science degree from that same University in 1998. She has always had a love for animals and science which made veterinary medicine the ideal career path for her. She established Maple Grove Veterinary Clinic in 2006 where she sought out to create a comforting and trusting experience for her clients and their pets. Dr. Anthony is passionate about the human animal bond and educating clients on how to nurture this bond. In her free time Dr. Anthony enjoys spending time with her husband, Nick and their four children, Kelsey, Chase, Emily and Eva. Their furry family members consist of Dollie the Labrador, Piper the Shetland Sheepdog, along with 2 cats – Kit Kat and Sonny. She welcomes you to Maple Grove Veterinary Clinic and looks forward to meeting you soon.

Shaina Damm, DVM

Dr. Shaina Damm is a graduate of Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine but is originally from “the Thumb” of Michigan. She is excited to be returning to the area and joining the staff as an Associate Veterinarian at Maple Grove Veterinary Clinic. Her area of interest includes neurology, soft tissue surgery, dermatology and internal medicine. Her love for neurology peaked when she was fostering dogs for a local humane society in Oregon and met Bradie, a puppy with a congenital neurologic disorder. Bradie quickly became her sidekick through veterinary school. Dr. Damm resides with her husband, Kalen and their multiple fur-babies. Two Australian shepherds named Bradie and Brody, a beagle named Copper and Kalen’s French Brittany, Penny. In her free time, Dr. Damm enjoys hiking with her dogs and husband, spending time with family, enjoying Lake Huron and horseback riding.

Ashley Dawson, Practice Manager

Ashley Dawson joined the Maple Grove team in July 2010. You may find Ashley all over the clinic as she is our “go-to” gal. Ashley enjoys her role as Practice Manager, but her true strength lies in the amazing care she gives her patients as a Veterinary Assistant.  She passionately believes in our mission to provide the highest quality of patient care in a compassionate environment and provide exceptional client service and education.  In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, Brent and their 2 boys, Carter and Jaxson. Their home is complete with their cat Cami, along with their 3 dogs, Whistler, Rogue and Harper Jane.

Melissa Gould, LVT

Melissa has been a part of the health care team here at Maple Grove since 2011, as one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians. In 2011, Melissa graduated from Baker College in Flint with a Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. We have been very fortunate to have Melissa as part of our team. Melissa currently resides in Grand Blanc with her husband, Jesse and their 3 kids. She also keeps busy with all her furry kids at home-her 4 cats and 2 dogs-Lizzie, a Border Collie and Wally, an Icelandic Sheepdog.

Gala Shively, LVT

Gala joined the Maple Grove team in the winter of 2016 as one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians. Gala achieved her goals of working with animals when she graduated from Michigan State University in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. While at Michigan State, Gala was able to gain experience in different services of Veterinary Medicine, including small and large animal radiology, anesthesia, rehabilitation, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. In her spare time, Gala enjoys spending time with her family, her two cats, Addison and Lucy, running, and taking her Great Dane, Piper, for walks. Gala looks forward to meeting your furry family members while providing the utmost care.

Mary Hall, Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Mary joined the Maple Grove team in August 2015. Mary has a previous history of working as a co-op/Veterinary Assistant for 4 years at a local veterinary clinic. Mary soon plans to extend her higher education experience, by continuing her schooling through Veterinary Medicine. Mary enjoys caring for all of the patients here at Maple Grove, and has a bubbly personality which she extends to all clients. Mary currently resides in Vassar with her husband Randy and their son, Oliver. They also share their home with two dogs- Riley and Finnely, their two cats- Felix and Porter and their four leopard geckos.

Ashley Phillips, Receptionist

Ashley has been a member of the Maple Grove team, as the receptionist, since August 2013. She has always had a passion for animals and finds herself fortunate to be able to  work with them.  Throughout her life, she has been able to raise a variety of animals (dogs, cats, cows, goats, rabbits, chickens, and ducks) which she is very thankful for.  She has always had a devoted love for Labrador Retrievers. As of now, she has 3 labs: 2 yellow (Riley and Scarlet), and 1 black (Toby). She also shares her love with her two felines Tink and Sophie. Not only does she give all her attention to her fur babies, but also to her husband, Trevor and their daughter, Breslyn. She looks forward to scheduling an appointment with you and your furry pets.

Melissa Gawne, Veterinary Assistant

Melissa joined the Maple Grove Team May of 2019. She was born and raised in Colorado where she met her husband, Brenden. They then moved to Alaska for 3 years and now have planted their roots here in Michigan. They have 4 fur babies, Sasha (Cattle Dog mix), Freya (cat), Syrus (German Shepherd/ Belgian Malinois), Lilly (Pit Bull), and their daughter Hailey. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending her time outside exploring their new home with her family, or crafting. Melissa comes to us with 7 years of experience in the veterinary field.

Sophie, Clinic Resident

Sophie joined the Maple Grove family in December 2014. Since being “adopted”, Sophie has begun to break out of her shell and really get comfortable here. You can typically find Sophie lounging on top of the fireplace mantle or on her cat tree, and you are guaranteed to hear her down the hallway as she just loves to talk!

Kobe, Clinic Resident

Kobe was a new addition to the clinic the summer of 2019. Kobe previously resided at Ashley’s home but the environment at the clinic was best for Kobe’s personality, as he likes to mingle with anyone who comes in. You will often find him at the clinic entrance, debating if he wants to go outside or not. Typical cat..