In 2013, Dr. Donovan completed a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Following this, she moved to Michigan to pursue a one-year, small animal rotating internship which focused on a number of specialties including emergency and critical care, surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, neurology and cardiology.
Dr. Donovan has always been fascinated by animals of all shapes and sizes. Since she was a child, she has been concerned about their well-being and has wanted to help create a world where animals are respected and thought of as family members. When deciding on a career path, veterinary medicine was a natural choice.
Dr. Donovan began practicing at the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital as an emergency veterinarian in May of 2018. She is highly passionate about emergency and critical care medicine. Within this discipline, she is especially interested in the management of neurological emergencies (e.g. seizures, back injuries, traumatic brain injuries), intoxications, and wound care.
From the moment she arrived at AAAH, Dr. Donovan has been highly impressed by the level of care and professionalism. “I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of such a compassionate and positive team of people who share a love of animals,” she says. “Every pet is cared for as if they were one of our own furry family members.”
The best advice that Dr. Donovan can give to pet owners is that if at any time you are concerned about the well being of your pet, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. Animals are talented at pretending that nothing is wrong, so the best option is always to discuss with one of our staff members or bring your pet in for evaluation. It is better to be overly cautious than miss the signs of something more serious.
Dr. Donovan lives with her husband, their 12-year-old retired racing greyhound named Bogey, a 2-year-old adopted deaf Dalmatian named Reis, a 13-year-old cat named Charlie, and a 7-year-old cat named Joplin.