Veterinary Doctors

I am beyond grateful for the Doctors and Staff at Compassionate Care Animal Hospital. They are available, knowledgeable, kind, caring and helpful as I have been navigating Edie s medical needs and care. I am SO glad that I saw Dr. Forbes at the Michigan Theater for the showing of Elf... Dr. Forbes, Dr. Kemner and Dr. Roehrig, Jerri and countless others (Anne, Bev etc...) have been so supportive and helpful! I feel confident in the plan they have come up with for Edie and I appreciate each and everyone of them! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
— Jennifer B. of Ann Arbor

Dr. Michele Forbes

  Co-owner

Co-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 wholly embraces the Fear Free methods to insure a positive experience for her patients so that she can provide the highest quality medical care.  Knowing she has made a difference is inspiring to her.  She loves to learn and do new things and strives to make a positive impact on her patients and their human families in some way each day.

Outside of the practice, her husband and three boys, along with her four legged family members keep her busy and engaged in activities in and around Ann Arbor where they reside.


Dr. Cynthia Barker

  Co-owner

Co-owner

 
  • Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM

  • One year Anesthesia Internship - Post doctorate degree

  • Fear Free Certified

  • General and emergency medical experience

Dr. Barker enjoys using a wide variety of skills to provide the highest quality care options for her patients.  Her passion for maintaining pet health is driven by her desire for them to enjoy a high quality of life with their humans.

She loves to witness the positive influence that pets have on their human families.

An avid traveler, she calls Chelsea, MI home where she lives with her husband, son, rescue dogs, cats, horse and a pony, too!


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. Nadia Roehrig

 
  • Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, BS in Animal Science, DVM

  • Fear Free Certified

  • General and emergency medical experience

Dr. Roehrig embraces the Fear Free approach and utilizes the methods to teach pet owners ways to train new puppies, show them how to help anxious animals, and how to make them more comfortable at the vet and at home.  She truly enjoys making medicine a positive experience for her patients and educating their owners in preventive medicine.

Her two cats and dog, Rowdy, who is an adopted rescue, keep her and her husband, Nate, entertained at home in Howell, MI.