Animal Health Care of North Branch

Important update: 
As of January 1st 2021. Animal Health Care of North Branch is NO LONGER seeing large animal. 
Animal Health Care of North Branch is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in North Branch, MI. The professional and courteous staff at Animal Health Care of North Branch seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Animal Health Care of North Branch strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to North Branch and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Animal Health Care of North Branch can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Animal Health Care strives to provide the highest quality veterinary care in a practical, cost-effective and professional manner. 
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency: 810-688-3506
  • Ralph Huff, DVM

    Dr. Ralph Huff is the owner of Animal Health Care. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. Dr. Huff is a past President of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. In 1986, after gaining three years of experience in Pennsylvania he decided it was time to move closer to his home roots in Michigan. He and his wife, Cindy, fell in love with the small town of North Branch and since 1986 they have made North Branch their home and raised three Spartans. Throughout the years Dr. Huff and his wife have come to truly cherish the small town family values of North Branch. Dr. Huff is a die-hard Michigan State fan and passed this trait on to all three children. When Dr. Huff was once asked about the most rewarding part of his job, he responded, "The most rewarding part about my job is serving the needs of my community." 
    Years in Practice:
    May 01, 1983
    Education:
    Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • Cindy Huff, Office Manager

    Cindy is our office manager. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Accounting in 1980.  In 1982, she became licensed as a CPA(Certified Public Accountant). Cindy is also a die hard State fan. Dr. Huff and Cindy are college sweethearts and have been working side-by-side since their college days. In her spare time she is a marathon runner, participates in charitable work, and is her church treasurer. In addition, she is a proud parent of three Michigan State graduates and a devoted "memaw" to her 5 grandkids. Cindy has one of the biggest hearts you will ever find in a person. She finds the greater good in all things.  
    Years in Practice:
    Feb 28, 1983
    Education:
    Bachelor degree in Accounting
  • Susan Jaruzel, DVM

    Dr. Susan is often times behind the scenes performing surgeries and saving lives. When she is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family, running and volunteering for the Lapeer County 4-H. Her love for dogs is unconditional. Her dog family includes a variety of Chesapeake's, Labradors and Pugs. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1995
    Education:
    Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
  • Peggy Powell, DVM

    Dr. Peggy Powell is a 1995 Michigan State University graduate. She has happily been married to the love of her life for 26 years. She has 4 beautiful children that she loves to spend time with. Peggy is a member of the Calvary Bible Church. She enjoys staying active with her children, traveling and having quality time with family.

    Go Green!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1998
    Education:
    Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Family, church
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    Mary Hochstein-Waldeck

    Mary has been with our team for many years. She has held positions as our Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant.  While she loves all dogs, she has a big soft spot in her heart for Labradors and German Shepherds. Her large furry family consists of all adopted pets(most of which are from the office). She enjoys spending time with her family, barn time with her horses, "Scooby" and caring for her Mega-esophagus puppy, "Rella." 
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 05, 2001
    Education:
    Bachelor of Education
    Interests:
    Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant
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    Amanda Voss, LVT

    Amanda graduated from Michigan State in 2010 with an associates degree in Agricultural Business Management and then decided to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. Amanda graduated with her associates from the Penn Foster Program in Veterinary Technology in the spring of 2019 becoming our Lead Technician at AHC. She is driven to provide our community with only the highest quality of care possible by attending conferences in and out of state, researching, and a lot of hard work. In her free time, she loves horseback riding, working on her farm and spending time with her family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology
    Interests:
    Horses, dogs, haunted houses, family
  • Suzette Ross

    Suzette is the first friendly face you will see when you walk into our clinic. She is always smiling and prepared to help in any way possible. Suzette loves animals of all species. Her furry family consists of many birds, cats, and a varied number of dogs as she provides "foster care" for a rescue group. Working with the rescue allows her to fulfill her passion of placing homeless pets into a loving family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, competitive bowling with her husband and volunteering at her children's school functions.
    Years in Practice:
    May 01, 1999
    Interests:
    Receptionist
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    Kaela Floor

    Kaela Graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in May of 2010 with her associates degree. She Has a long history working with animals and was raised on a local farm in Mayville, MI. Kaela loves working with all sorts of animals and really enjoys assisting the doctor in surgery. When Kaela is not at work, she is "goating" around with her family. Through her education and experiences with the farm, Kaela is very knowledgeable in veterinary care for large animal. Kaela and her husband raise goats together and we always enjoy her goat stories. Her family recently grew with the birth of her baby girl, Mickey in the fall of 2019. 

    Years in Practice:
    Aug 11, 2016
    Education:
    Associates In AgriBusiness
    Interests:
    Large animal, Small animal, Working with youth
  • Betty Gilbert

    Betty graduated from Baker College with an associates degree in Business Management in 2011. She is currently attending Penn Foster to pursue her degree in Veterinary Technology. Betty enjoys camping, being outside, and spending time with her family. She has many furry family members including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and sometimes a bunny. Betty also enjoys working with kids. She is one of Lapeer County's Junior FFA instructors and a Lapeer County 4-H volunteer.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Business Management
    Interests:
    Animals, family, volunteering
  • Cindy Weisenberger, DVM

    Dr. Weisenberger graduated from Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She grew up in Wisconsin and initially planned to be a large animal veterinarian. She previously worked at a mixed animal practice in the thumb for 3 years. Since then she has primarily worked with small animals. She owned a practice in Chesaning from April 1997- 2016. Her areas of interest are skin cases, soft tissue surgery and anything feline related. She coached the Chesaning varsity boys soccer team for 7 years. She has 2 boys; one is a senior at U of M while the other is a sophomore at MSU. She has a dog named “Maybe”, 2 cats; one she calls “Phantom of the Oppurra”, and the other she refers to as “No.4”, and we can’t forget about her sheep “Lacey” and “Miriam”.
    Years in Practice:
    May 23, 2018
    Education:
    Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    biking, running, hiking
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    Meredith Skinner, LVT

    Meredith is a recent graduate from Baker College where she earned her associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She had a very exciting 2019! Upon graduation, joining our team here at AHC, and purchasing her first home, Meredith married the love of her life on October 26, 2019. Meredith and Zach have two dogs. A German Shepherd named, “Haisley” and an Australian Cattle Dog named, “Remi.” They also have two long haired cats named, “Salem” and “Winter.” Meredith grew up knowing she wanted to work with animals. Her early years were spent on her family farm, Brower Farms in Brown City, MI. She always enjoyed the large animals but she’s decided she enjoys working with small animal, assisting the doctor in surgery and educating our community of patients.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2019
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology
    Interests:
    family, animals
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    Nathan Parks


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2019
  • McKenna Barocio

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 05, 2020
  • Colleen Foxlee

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Emma Bloss

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Hannah Nichols

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 05, 2020