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.
Rachel Brown, DVM
Rachel Brown joined Southpointe in 2017 until moving to Miami. She is happy to be back at Southpointe after returning to Michigan in early 2020. She attended Kansas State University for both her undergraduate studies in Biology and for Veterinary School. After graduating, she worked exclusively in emergency medicine for 7 years, before transitioning to working both emergency and general practice.
Rachel enjoys medical cases and emergency cases, and really enjoys getting to manage these cases on a longer term basis as they recover and afterward.
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys reading, hiking with her husband, boating, and traveling.
Dr. Karie Haase
Dr. Karie Haase grew up in Flat Rock and is very happy to be downriver again! She earned a Bachelors degree in General Management from Michigan State University Broad College of Business in 2015 and her Doctorate of Veterinary medicine from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020.
She joined the Southpointe team in May 2020. She has a passion for preventative care and surgery. She enjoys working with both dogs and cats, but has a special interest in feline medicine. She is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and Southeastern Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Haase is active in her local church and enjoys spending time with her cats Merry and Pippin and family. In her free time she may be found reading, puzzling, or catching up on the latest Netflix documentary.