Dr. Vyvian Gorbea is the owner of Plymouth Veterinary Hospital, Inc. She earned her bachelor of science (1986) and doctor of veterinary medicine degree (1990) from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, she completed an advanced degree in cardiovascular physiology that led to a Ph.D. (1994). She focuses her interest in small animal medicine, dentistry and surgery. She has received advanced training in veterinary dentistry, oral surgery and pathology at the Animal Dental Center in Baltimore, Maryland. While she is interested in all life stages of animal health, the special bond between people and "senior" pets is special for her. She wants to work with owners to achieve optimum health and quality of life for their pets. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association , American Veterinary Dental Society, and World Vets. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. Dr. Gorbea is also an Executive Distributor for Life's Abundance Pet Foods and an Independent Stylist for Stella and Dot.
Hello, my name is Sarah I am a licensed veterinary technician at Plymouth Veterinary Hospital. Sarah is our Veterinary Hospital Manager and graduated from Baker College veterinary technician program in 2008. She will be taking over many of Joyce's responsabilities and helps Dr. Gorbea with the everyday function of our hospital. Sarah has three cats named Arlanna, Haylee, Smokie and a dog named Velvet. I am looking forward to meeting everyone at Plymouth Veterinary Hospital.
Hello my name is Krystal and I am a Veterinary Assistant at Plymouth Veterinary Hospital. I am an animal lover! I had pets my entire life and now I am the owner of two pets; my cat Prince and my bearded dragon Rex. My lizard rules the house because my cat is afraid of him. My #1 priority is making sure pets get all the care they need to live a healthy life. That is why I enjoy making sure patients get all the attention they need at Plymouth Veterinary Hospital. I was a straight 'A' student in high school and now I am on my way to becoming a veterinary technician in the future.
My name is Erin and I am a Veterinary Assistant at
Hospital. I was so excited when I was asked to become part of the wonderful team here at
Hospital. I graduated from
University in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Communications. After working in management for four years my career goals changed and I discovered my true passion was working with and helping animals. Currently I am working to fulfill requirements to apply to the
Veterinary Medicine at
State University. I live in
Livonia and grew up with dogs my whole life. Although I do not currently have any pets I look forward to one day having a dog of my own.
Hi everybody! My name is Julie I am a Veterinary Health Care Advisor at Plymouth Veterinary Hospital. I am the newest staff member here in PVH reception. Along with Sarah, I am the one who takes your calls, checks in your pets, and tries to make your visit as pleasant as possible. I am currently majoring in chemistry and biology at Eastern Michigan University, and one day hope to help your animals in a more direct manner through patient assistance and laboratory analysis. At home, my husband and I are the proud pet parents to two lovely mixed breed dogs (Tilly and JoJo), the sweetest Jack Russell Terrier you could ever hope to meet (Miles), a feisty and chatty parrot named Skittles, and Cassie (our 130lb wolfhound baby!). In my spare time I enjoy working out, going for long rides on my motorcycle, and cooking for my family. I hope I can bring a little sunshine to your day when you visit us!
Lauren, Dr. Gorbea's daughter, will be again joining us this Summer as a veterinary assistant! She will be a Senior in High School at Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor. She enjoys playing softball with her high school and her travel team-Queen of Diamonds. In her future plans and goals she would like to attend university as a pre-veterinary student and play intercollegiate softball.
Please welcome Suzy our new veterinary assistant!