Our Vets

Dr. Courtney White


Courtney White, DVM

Director of Outpatient & Surgical Services
Cats, Dogs, and Small Domestics - Michigan State University

Dr. Courtney White completed her undergraduate career at Michigan State University and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Following graduation, she completed an internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists and later trained at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her certification in canine physical therapy.
Outside of work, Dr. Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband, their three amazing children and senior golden retriever, Annabelle.  They all keep her very busy (and also keep her from bringing every shelter animal home)!  In any free time she gets, she enjoys reading, crocheting, hiking, swimming and spending time up north at Glen Lake.


Dr Meredith Mallory


Meredith L. Mallory, DVM

Lead Surgeon
Shelter Population Health - Michigan State University

Dr. Meredith Mallory earned her B.S. in microbiology at the University of Michigan and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked for several years in private practice before joining the HSHV staff in 2008. She served as our shelter veterinarian for three years, and now brings her experience to the surgery department after being trained by Humane Alliance in high quality, high volume spay and neuter techniques.

Outside of work, Dr. Mallory enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, and her adopted shelter dogs, Porter and Lola. Together, they enjoy a lot of time outdoors, camping, mountain biking and swimming. She also loves knitting and sewing special things for her family.


Dr. Carolyn Allen


Carrie Allen, DVM
Shelter Medicine Manager
Small animal, Food animal, and Wildlife - University of Wisconsin

Dr. Carolyn Allen completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Purdue University, masters at San Jose State, and Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Wisconsin. After a year in general practice, she interned in small animal emergency and specialty medicine with the Michigan Veterinary Specialists. In 2009, Dr. Carrie joined HSHV as an outpatient veterinarian, transitioning into shelter medicine and lead shelter veterinarian in 2012. She has a background in non-profit work that includes numerous wildlife centers, shelters and sanctuaries.

Outside of work, Dr. Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and cat Chloe. She also enjoys gardening, running, swimming, painting and spending time with extended family.


Dr. Julie Kelly 

Julie Kelly, DVM

Surgeon & Shelter Veterinarian
Companion Animals - Michigan State University

Dr. Julie Kelly completed her undergraduate degree at University of Illinois, her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, and post-graduate high quality high volume spay/neuter (HQHV) training at Humane Alliance.  Dr. Julie lived in Chicago for almost 20 years before moving to Michigan. In her previous life, she earned an MS in Human Clinical Nutrition from Rush University and a Certificate in Clinical Trials Management & Regulatory Compliance from the University of Chicago.  Dr. Julie recently completed the University of Florida Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, their beloved APBT Ike, and their five crazy cats: Zelda, Moose, Squirrel, Fritz and Miller.  She also enjoys eating out, watching movies, listening to music, riding her bike and ordering things from Amazon so that her cats can have more boxes.  


Dr. Julie Spencer


Julie A. Spencer, DVM
Foster Clinic Veterinarian
Companion Animals - Michigan State University

Dr. Julie Spencer completed her undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. She practiced at several veterinary clinics in Ann Arbor for 12 years prior to joining HSHV 7 years ago. Her main job at HSHV is working as the Foster veterinarian.

She enjoys golfing, attending UM softball and women's basketball games, and gardening. She and her partner own 5 cats - 3 brothers (Pete, Ron, and Harry) and 2 cats who started as kittens they fostered (Montana and Sable).




Dr Jason Speidel


Jason Speidel, DVM
Outpatient Veterinarian
Companion Animals - Ohio State University

Dr. Jason Speidel was born and raised in Ohio and attended the University of Dayton where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science.  Following this, he spent time working for the United States Senate before turning his eyes toward a career in veterinary medicine.  In 2010, he earned his DVM from Ohio State University.  While still a proud Buckeye alumnus, he hasn't looked back since relocating to the Irish Hills area of Michigan, and has come to enjoy the ribbing received from both his Wolverine and Spartan friends.

When not in clinic, Dr. Speidel is a barbecue and home brewing enthusiast, or you might find him outside trying to keep up with his wife and daughters on the many local hiking trails and waterways.  Of course no one in the veterinary profession is complete without some pets around; rounding out the household are two cats, a dog, and a pair of rats.  

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