Dr. Dechamma Ballaranda DVMVeterinarian / 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!
Kellie AVeterinary 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.
Hannah UVeterinary Student
Hannah is currently in school at Michigan State University. She is on the road to becoming a Veterinarian. Hannah is always growing and expanding her knowledge. She is eager to help any way she can, from reception to assisting. We are excited for her to make her dreams come true!
Matthew BVeterinary Assistant
Matthew is a University of Michigan Student. He aspires to become a Veterinarian. He has been working and learning in the field since 2017. Matthew is always working to better himself. When he goes home he enjoy the company of his 3 pitbull terriers (Diamond, Lily, Night) and his great dane (Alex).
Christine FVeterinary Nurse