Michelle J., L.V.T.
Director of Inpatient Care – Michelle Jankowski, LVT
Michelle is responsible for managing the technician team in the care and treatment of all patients in the hospital.
Michelle is a 2007 graduate of the Wayne County Community College Veterinary Technology Program. She has been part of the Southpointe team since June, 2007 and is very happy for the opportunity to work in such a great environment–“the animals, owners, and staff are wonderful!”
Michelle has two pets: Zelda a Great Pyrenees and a cat named Isabelle.
Brandi graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Wayne County Community College in June of 2015 and received her license in August of 2015. Her career in veterinary medicine began in March of 2013 working at a feline only practice. Brandi has been a part of the Southpointe team since January, 2015. She completed her practicum hours at Southpointe and was hired as a technician.
She holds a special place in her heart for working with cats. She lives with her husband and all of her rescue cats but loves working with all animals. In the past she has had chinchillas, rats, uromastyx lizards as well as dogs and cats. In her free time she enjoys shooting archery, dancing and crocheting.
Heather graduated in 2013 from Sanford-Brown College with an associates degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She has been a proud member of the Southpointe team since October 2017.
“My main goal at work is to make patients feel comfortable and safe. I want owners to feel comfortable with their pets being in my care. I know how stressful it can be when a loved pet is ill or stressed. I take pride in making not only the pet’s experience better but the owner’s experience as well. ”
At home she has a Labrador/Jack Russell mix named Buddie who she rescued from a shelter in Tennessee. She also has a polydactyl Brown Tabby named Chewy. Thankfully the dog and cat have become best friends. Outside of work some of her hobbies include, horseback riding, baking, being on the boat at the lake, and spending time with her family.
Lea graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Wayne County Community College in June 2015. Her career in the veterinary medicine field began in June 2014. She joined the Southpointe team in September 2017.
She has always been an animal lover and strives to make each pet feel safe while in her care. She also feels that client education is very important and makes sure the owner is well informed.
Her family includes her husband and children, a pitbull named Nova, a Husky mix named Luna, a red-foot tortoise named Tiki, a Mini lop rabbit named Rosie, and her three cats, Chula, Winston, and Bobbie.
In her free time Lea enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.