Dr. Dechamma Ballaranda DVM
Veterinarian / Owner
Dr. Ballaranda hails from coffee grower community in Southern India. Just after graduation, being passionate about animal welfare she started working for animal shelters (SPCA Bangalore) and other animal welfare organizations. She worked in New-Delhi for an Animal shelter affiliated to RSPCA (Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) U.K., as a Veterinarian in charge for 4 years. Afterwards, she was a surgeon at a small animal referral hospital run by the Federal Government in New-Delhi for 6 years. Dr. Ballaranda completed the ECFVG program for foreign veterinarians before joining Banfield, the Pet hospitals in 2007.
She wanted a place that she could call her own and thatâs exactly what she got from the lovely caring family of East Detroit Animal Hospital. She believes in building a strong relationship with patients and clients by empowering clients through proper preventative care education and teamwork.
While not at work she loves to spend time with her family, and nothing comforts her more than her furry babies Dyno and Rea. She likes to travel as you can guess. She says, "I pretty much work, eat, pray, love."
The man behind the scenes. In charge of budgeting, receivables, and accounts payable; Scott's budgeting and planning skills has allowed the hospital to acquire new equipment as well as update the work place environment. Scott is our happy and smiling face of Monday mornings!
Veterinary Nurse, Hospital Manager
Kellie's the "go getter" of EDAH. As a RVT, Certified Ultrasound Technician, and Hospital Manager, she over sees the day to day operations. Kellie's passion at work is veterinary dentistry (ask her to show you some pictures!). She makes sure that every patient and pet parent is comfortable and as happy as they can be. She has fur babies of her own: Jena and PJ (Shiba Inu's), Roxy (GSD), Misty (DSH) and the trouble maker Berlios (DSH). Kellie believes that pets leave paw prints that last a lifetime.
Mr. Manny went to Ross Medical school where he pursued veterinary assisting. Manny is your go to guy, he is eager assist you in any way he can. He has 2 cats (Enzo Ferrari and Snickers) and 1 dog (Prince). Manny is full of compassion and care about each and every patient.
Approved Veterinary Assistant
Chanelle worked hard to get her AVA approved by NAVTA from Ross Medical. Chanelle has tons of hobbys outside of EDAH. She is always thinking of new ideas and ways to improve little things. She has one dog name Zeus. Chanelle has a niche for surgical procedures/sterilization.
Lead Receptionist, Approved Veterinary Assistant
Stacy completed her AVA approved by NAVTA from Ross Medical. She also has a Bachelors degree in psychology and Associates degree in biology. She has always had a lifelong love for animals both personally and professionally. She has lots of experience with virtually every type of species from canine and feline to freshwater and saltwater fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and small animals commonly known as pocket pets. Stacy has a busy life outside of EDAH. She is mother to 3 wonderful children and Pomeranian named Lex.