About Us

Town Center Veterinary Associates strives to provide comprehensive, high-quality veterinary care with an emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care.

Town Center Veterinary Associates is a full-service veterinary medical facility located in Howell, Michigan. We strive to enhance the lives of our patients and clients by providing quality service and knowledge to our everyday practice. Our veterinarians and staff members are caring, professional, and courteous; always seeking to provide the best possible medical care for our patients and clients. Our goal is to provide optimal veterinary care so you can enjoy more time with your companion.

Located in Howell, MI, we care for pets and animals throughout Livingston County and surrounding communities including Brighton, Genoa Township, Hamburg, Hartland, Highland, Fowlerville, Green Oak Township, Whitmore Lake, Pinckney, Milford, New Hudson, South Lyon, Webberville, Dansville, Marion Township and Oceola Township.

Doctors

Erik Corbett, DVM, MS

Dr. Erik Corbett graduated in 2006 from Michigan State University. After initially working as an equine veterinarian in Indiana, his career in veterinary medicine has encompassed everything from equine medicine to epidemiology to small animal medicine. He earned a MS in large animal infectious disease/epidemiology from MSU in 2010 and also did research examining the effects of probiotics on antimicrobial resistance. He met Dr. Jenna in 2010 and they were married in 2011.

After working at a large practice in Wayne, MI, he has been working at Town Center since August and has loved getting to know the clients and staff and is excited about the journey ahead. Dr. Corbett is passionate about preventive medicine and understanding all the variables that go into keeping your pet as healthy as possible.  Preventative medicine is a multi-faceted approach that includes annual evaluation of your pet’s overall health and risks of disease. In addition to vaccination, heartworm/flea/tick prevention, nutrition, and dental care, recommendations are specifically tailored to your pet’s health and risk factors that are vital to their well being.

In his spare time Dr. Corbett is a die-hard Michigan State Spartans fan and enjoys taking walks and hikes with Dr. Jenna and their two dogs Roisin, a husky mix, and Coconut, a corgi-beagle mix.  They also have a white and black cat named Leona who rules the house.

Jenna Corbett, DVM, MS

Dr. Jenna Corbett graduated from Michigan State University with her DVM in 2010. After graduation, Dr. Corbett worked as an associate veterinarian at Dickman Road Veterinary Clinic in Battle Creek.  Since May of 2013, she has been working as an emergency and critical care veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Center.

Dr. Corbett is passionate about clinical genetics for dogs and cats, and looks forward to integrating it into practice. Her interest in canine genetics started while she was an undergraduate student at Michigan State University.  She did her senior thesis in 2004 on linkage disequilibrium in the Doberman breed with Dr. Patrick Venta.  This led to a position in the Comparative Ophthalmology Laboratory at Michigan State University, lead by Dr. Simon Petersen-Jones, where Dr. Corbett studied inherited retinal diseases, explored the canine genome for polymorphisms and helped to design genetic tests, and studied Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in Cardigan Welsh Corgis. Her graduate work explored viral gene therapy as a potential therapy for PRA.  Dr. Corbett earned a MS in Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology.

When Dr. Corbett has free time, she loves hiking, traveling, cooking, gardening, spending time with Dr. Erik, and snuggling with her furry friends, Coconut, Roisin, and Leona.

Staff

Cynthia, Veterinary Assistant

Cynthia has been with Town Center Veterinary Associates since 2001, and previously has been very active in the 4H community. Her specialty is working with pocket pets (rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, etc.).

One of the favorite parts of her job is working with all of our patients and their families. At home Cynthia has her pit bull, Coral; three cats – Walter, Katie, and Athena; two goats; five pigs; two guinea pigs; four rabbits; chickens; and ducks. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her children and doing arts and crafts with her daughter.

DebraPractice Manager

Debra has been involved in veterinary medicine since working at her home town veterinary hospital north of Grand Rapids, MI right after graduating high school in 1987.  Veterinary medicine soon became a part of her blood and she has worked in the field ever since.  She attended Michigan State University (go Green!) with the initial plan of pursuing her DVM degree, but then realized that she loved the nursing care of patients and would be so much happier as a technician.

After moving to the metro Detroit area, she initially worked in general practice, a radiation oncology practice, a feline only practice, then was bitten by the emergency medicine bug and devoted 16 years to the night shift ER life. She then spent three years specializing in internal medicine.  Debra is very excited to return to general practice, especially in Howell, where she lives with her teenage son and pre-teen daughter. She also shares her home with Bindi, a yellow Labrador; Dobby, a Chihuahua mix; Hope, a Dutch Shepherd mix; and four cats; Autumn, Petunia, Breyer, and Archie.

Debra joins Town Center as a technician and practice manager.  Her years of varied experience brings a lot of ideas and enthusiasm to help create a veterinary hospital which caters to our clients’ and patients’ needs, providing warm, friendly service and the highest quality of medicine.

In her free time Debra enjoys reading, hiking, and running, especially on trails and long distances.  She has completed four marathons and is setting her sights on a 50 mile trail run in the fall of 2017.

Brittany,Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist  

Brittany attended Michigan State University for her undergraduate degree.  In December 2014, she received her bachelor of science in Animal Science with a concentration in animal biology and pre-veterinary medicine.  She plans to attend veterinary school at Michigan State someday.

Brittany comes to Town Center with 4.5 years of emergency veterinary experience as both a receptionist and a veterinary assistant.  While she loved emergency medicine, she wished she could connect with patients and their families on a long-term basis.  She looks forward to getting to know all of the families here at Town Center Veterinary Associates, and helping them with their furry family members.

Brittany lives in Webberville with her fiancé; Ronnie, four dogs; Georgie, Niko, Mufasa and Harper, two rats; Walter and Pumpkin, and leopard gecko; Cheddar.  She also fosters dogs for Capital Area Humane Society and SAFARI Animal Rescue.  In her spare time, Brittany enjoys riding and showing her lease horse, Grapes Capone.

Amy LeForge, Receptionist

Amy is a native of Howell, graduating from Howell High School in 1993.  She has worked and lived in the Howell area most of her life, and loves the community.  Amy currently lives in Dansville with her husband John, daughters Molly and Paige, Step son Landen, a black lab(Tank) & tuxedo cat(Mars).  She is also blessed to have two additional step-children, Susanna and Adam.  Amy loves being a grandmother to three amazing children!  She also hopes to extend her crew to chickens & maybe some pigs in the near future!

Amy enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, crocheting, jet-skiing, time outdoors, and going to their family cabin.

Amy is excited to be a part of the Town Center Veterinary family and welcoming clients at the clinic.  Her favorite part of her job is comforting and giving treats to the patients.

Anna DeKoninck, Veterinary Technician  

Anna is a veterinary technician who started working in the field of veterinary medicine in 2013. She grew up on a small farm and began assisting veterinarians with medical procedures as a teenager. Immediately, she knew that working with animals in a hospital setting was what she wanted to do. After a short period working as a veterinary assistant, Anna became a veterinary technician. Soon after, she joined a surgical team and began monitoring anesthesia.  Anna joined Town Center Veterinary Associates in 2017. She thoroughly enjoys performing dental cleanings and working one on one with pets and owners.  When not working with pets, Anna can frequently be found making “Dad jokes”, causing the whole team to groan in response. Anna lives on a small farm in Howell with her horse, 3 Beagles and English Springer Spaniel. 

Leah Pridoehl, Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant

Leah attended Michigan State University, and recently graduated from Lyman Briggs Science College with a BS in Animal Science with a concentration in animal biology and pre-veterinary medicine. Previously only shadowing large animal vets, Leah enjoys working at Town Center Veterinary Associates, being able to connect with patients and clients on a smaller and more personal level. After a heavily research-based study abroad to Kenya studying animal behavior her sophomore year, Leah validated that she wanted to have a career with animals. Leah looks forward to working at the clinic with all the pets and clients as she takes some time before pursuing science research further in graduate school.

Growing up riding hunter/jumpers, Leah has spent a lot of time around all sorts of animals. Her family has had a wide variety of animals including horses, goats, ducks, chickens, dogs, cats, fish, and a bunny. Leah currently live in East Lansing with her Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Jessie, her cat named Annie, and horse named Maisy. Outside of work, Leah enjoys spending the majority of her time at the barn riding, as well as volunteering at the Ingham County Animal Shelter.

Office Animals

Morgan

Morgan first arrived at Town Center Veterinary Associates in early 2016 as a 6 week old puppy born without her left hind paw. Dr. Erik and Dr. Jenna took one look at her and decided that she needed to be part of their family. Since then she has grown up in the clinic and sometimes you’ll see her stomping up to greet you with her prosthetic foot.

Zander

Zander has called Town Center home since 2013. He was brought in as a stray after a client found him hiding in some bushes. He loves catnip, and he can be found napping in warm, cozy places all around the clinic.