Meet the Doctors


Lynn Sharples
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Dr. Sharples grew up in the Lansing area and began working at Miller Animal Clinic in the kennels while she was in high school. While earning her Bachelors in Animal Science, she worked at several dairy and horse farms. She married Dr. Anthony Kooney in 1993 and received her DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She has two young daughters and many cast-away pets. She enjoys riding horses and almost any outdoor activity.
Anthony Kooney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Dr. Kooney was born and raised in Wyandotte, MI. He received his Bachelors degree in Microbiology from MSU in 1984, and went on to do research in Diabetes at Rockefeller University in New York, NY. Dr. Kooney came back to Michigan and interned at Miller Animal Clinic for three years while he pursued his Degree in Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 1990 he worked as a large and small animal practitioner for 9 years. He returned to Miller Animal Clinic in 1999 to focus primarily on small animal medicine and surgery. He currently lives in DeWitt with his wife and two daughters, where he tends to a modest apple orchard, and enjoys cross-country skiing and gardening.
Deanna Rendel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Dr. Rendel grew up in Ann Arbor and also Rochester,MI. She graduated with her DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, and started working at Miller Animal Clinic in 1992. She is married and has two sons. Her family also includes two dogs, three cats, a guinea pig, and a fish named Oscar.
Julie Copeland
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Dr. Copeland grew up in Shelby Twp, Michigan. She did her undergraduate studies at M.S.U and received her D.V.M in 2002. After graduation, she went into emergency veterinary medicine and worked at a clinic for 8 years. She also did relief work for many local small animal hospitals and volunteered at both the local animal shelter and Potter Park Zoo. Dr. Copeland lives with her son and daughter on a small farm with their many animals including dogs, cats, parrots, horses, donkeys, turkeys, chickens and a goat.
Jennifer Link
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Dr. Link grew up in a small town in northern Michigan near Traverse City. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Zoology and Animal Behavior from Michigan State University. She went on to obtain her DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU in 2011. She has special interests in English bulldogs, emergency medicine and critical care, oncology and soft tissue surgery. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, and being outdoors. She also enjoys teaching about the field of veterinary medicine. She has two rambunctious English bulldogs named Squishy and Oakley, and a rescued 3-legged cat named Henry.
Kendra Williams
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Dr. Williams grew up in the rural farming community of Pewamo-Westphalia. She worked at a mixed-animal veterinary clinic and endocrinology research lab during high school and undergrad. During veterinary school, she spent two months exploring Colorado and Nebraska while working with small, large and exotic animal veterinarians. She received her Bachelor’s and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Michigan State University. Dr. Williams and her husband have two dogs, one cat and a guinea pig. She enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Relief Doctors

 

Lisa Benisek
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Dana Tatman-Lilly
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)