About Us

Meet the Emergency Veterinary Hospital team!


If your pet is experiencing an emergency or you have a medical question, please call the clinic at 734-369-6446.

Lindsay Ruland, DVM

Lindsay Ruland, DVM

Practice Owner, Chief of Medicine

As is typical for most veterinarians, Dr. Ruland has had a passion for animals her entire life. She is an Ann Arbor native who attended Huron High School (class of 2002), then Eastern Michigan University where she majored in Biology, and was accepted to Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in her Junior year of undergraduate studies. After graduating from MSU CVM in 2009 Dr. Ruland began immediately working in emergency medicine – her true passion in the field of veterinary medicine. On July 4, 2012 she opened Emergency Veterinary Hospital with her husband, Chris Ruland. Her interests in veterinary medicine include surgery and critical care medicine.
Alex Brown, DVM

Alex Brown, DVM


Dr. Alex Brown comes to us from Ross School of Veterinary Medicine. As a recent graduate, she completed many externships in hospitals around Michigan (including Michigan State Veterinary Teaching Hospital and here at EVH). After graduation, we were lucky enough to bring her into our EVH family as a full-time doctor!

Dr. Brown has two dogs at home (Moto and Lt. Dan) as well as multiple cats.

Anna Calderon, BVM&S MRCVS

Anna Calderon, BVM&S MRCVS


Anna Calderon joined the EVH family in 2018 after practicing in day practices for the last 6 years. Anna graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2012 in veterinary medicine and has practiced in the UK (where she is from). We are so excited to have her and her expanded knowledge to add to our team.
Kassandra Deal, DVM

Kassandra Deal, DVM


Dr. Kassandra Deal is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine where her training focused on emergency and critical care medicine. She has extensive experience with wildlife and exotic species, as well, and we are excited to have her on our team at EVH!
Jayne Barackman, DVM

Jayne Barackman, DVM


Dr. Jayne Barackman is a 2019 graduate of Michigan State University who practiced in a mixed animal practice before coming to EVH. She has worked in the field of emergency medicine for several years extending back prior to attending veterinary school, and she has experience treating exotics including avian and small mammals. We are so excited to have Dr. Barackman on our team!

Ashley Woodard

Ashley Woodard

Practice Manager

Ashley joined our team at EVH in 2015. She came to us with extensive experience in the veterinary field working as a veterinary technician in in general medicine before making the move over to emergency medicine. She quickly moved up the ranks and was named was our Practice Manager in 2018. She has a huge heart for our patients and clients alike and keeps EVH moving forward daily. We are truly blessed to have her at EVH.
Caitlin Bellamy, LVT

Caitlin Bellamy, LVT

Office Manager

Caitlin joined us in 2016 as a veterinary technician. Her reliability, passion for organization, and compassion for our patients and clients helped her climb the ranks quickly as well. She became our Office Manager in 2018 and has been integral in making EVH what it is today. She completed the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2019 and we couldn’t be more proud of her and proud to have her at EVH.

Customer Service Representatives

Jamie Schultz
Gale Marcoux

Veterinary Assistants

Laura Arnett
Brianna Buchanan
Tiffany Diaz
Amanda Pedrys
Brittney Deater
Renee Steinbach
Remy Thomas


Ashley Woodard
Caitlin Bellamy, LVT
Kim Youngs
Jeanette Kelley, LVT
Erin Poletti, LVT
Danielle Plaster, LVT
Dion Hooker
Sarah Paddock, LVT
Halley Pickett
Marquerite Powers, LVT
Michelle Sheldon, LVT
Kelly Lucas
Jamie Marion, LVT
Nicole Serafyn, LVT
Maddie Hileman
Juli DiMichelle

We’ll be here when you need us most.

Our independent, locally-owned hospital is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with veterinarians, licensed technicians, and veterinary assistants, all specially trained to handle emergency care for pets, and dedicated to providing compassionate care for animals and their owners.

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5245 Jackson Road, Suite E
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Emergency: 24/7
Specialty Services: By Appointment

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Our team will get back to you as quickly as possible! If you're having an emergency, please call us directly at 734-369-6446.