Dr. Kimberly Cox
Dr. Kimberly Cox is the owner of Southpointe Veterinary Hospital. She is a 2002 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cox came to Southpointe in 1997, first working as a volunteer before vet school, then as a veterinary assistant during vet school, and finally as a veterinarian upon graduation. She became a partner in 2007 and took over full ownership of the clinic in 2010.
Joann Swatek, DVM
Dr. Swatek has been helping pets in the downriver area live happier, healthier lives for over 8 years. A downriver native, she obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2009. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Dr. Swatek joined our staff in September 2017, and is excited to be surrounded by a staff of animal caregivers who share her passion and dedication to providing every animal with the excellent healthcare they deserve. She is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and Southeastern Veterinary Medical Association.
She enjoys working with cats and dogs, and also has a special interest in the unique needs of exotic animal species. In her free time, she likes to travel, attend rock concerts, and play with her cat Mr. Snarfles.
Lauren Switzer, DVM
Dr. Lauren Switzer grew up in Dearborn Heights and is very excited to be back in metro Detroit! She earned a Bachelors degree in Biology from Alma College and is a 2018 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
She joined the Southpointe team in June 2018 and has greatly enjoyed forming bonds with her patients. She has a passion for preventative care, internal medicine, and behavioral concerns and is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and Southeastern Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Switzer now resides in Canton with her talkative Tonkinese mix, Meeka. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, spending time with her niece and nephews, trying new restaurants, and bleeding Spartan green.