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 that is 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 Veterinary Nurse, 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.
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 two dogs : Zeus and Hudson. Chanelle has a niche for surgical procedures/sterilization.
Reanna has been in the veterinary field since 2011. She loves working with animals, but pokes and needles are just not for her. Being in the front she gets all the perks without the pet pokes. All of her kids have paws, fur, and wet kisses: Jake (dachshund mix), Ace (husky), and Kali (pitbull). Reanna is an avid reader and even has her own blog for book reviews. She is recently married and moved to the area from downriver 2 years ago!
Approved Veterinary Assistant
Stacy has her AVA certification approved by NAVTA from Ross Medical as well as a Bachelors degree in psychology and an Associates degree in biology. She has had a lifelong love for animals both personally and professionally. She has worked with a large variety of species from canine and feline to freshwater and saltwater fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and pocket pets. Stacy is mom to three children and her Pomeranian named Lex!