Dr. Gary Collings
Dr. Gary Collings graduated with his degree in veterinary medicine in 1977 from Michigan State University. He worked at the Deckerville clinic from June of 1977 through October of 1979. Dr. Collings worked at the Bad Axe Clinic then returned to the Deckerville Veterinary Clinic in February of 1981. Dr. Collings and his wife Elaine reside in Deckerville. His son Casey and family currently live in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Gary enjoys hunting, and gardening. He is also an active member of the Knight of Columbus.
Dr. Tom Michalek
Originally from Perry, Michigan Dr. Tom Michalek came to Deckerville right out of veterinary school at Michigan State University in 1981. He and his wife Lucinda have four children, Nick, Matt, & Sarah all MSU grads, and Elizabeth, a student at SVSU. Dr. Michalek enjoys his work with dairy management. In his spare time Tom likes to golf, gardening in the summer and bowling in the winter. He is also an active member of his church and the Knights of Columbus.
Dr. Mark Fox
Dr. Mark Fox graduated from Michigan State University in 1984. Originally from Fremont Michigan he joined the practice right after college. He and his wife Jane have three children; Katie Chambers and her family in Holly Michigan, Anna Creech and her family in West Alexandria OH, and Paul and his family who reside in Millersburg, MI. Mark’s interests in the practice include dairy production, medicine, and nutrition. He enjoys anything outdoors including fishing, hunting, camping, and of course, motorcycling.
Dr. Leon Roggenbuck
Originally from Harbor Beach, Dr. Leon Roggenbuck joined the practice in 1992 after graduating from Michigan State University. He and his wife Amy are raising two children, Ethan and Emma. They reside in the area. Leon works primarily with dairy management. He enjoys being outdoors hunting. Leon is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Sanilac County Right to Life Chapter.
Dr. Jarrett Gordon
Dr. Jarrett Gordon joined the practice in 1996 after graduating from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his wife Bethany live in the Snover area with their four children Sam, Cassie, Susie and Benjamin. His primary focus is in dairy production medicine and surgery. Jarrett enjoys all outdoor activities, especially hunting and camping with the children. He also enjoys yard work and carpentry.
Dr. Ann Roberts
Dr. Ann Roberts, companion animal veterinarian, joined the practice in 2007. Originally from Waterford, Michigan, Ann graduated from Michigan State University in 1999. She and her husband Chuck practiced Veterinary Medicine in Twin Bridges Montana before coming to Deckerville. Dr. Ann enjoys internal medicine, and surgeries. Ann and Chuck reside in the Deckerville area with their two daughters, Alexa and Emma. In her spare time she enjoys the many animals on their farm, reading, outdoor activities and of course the kids.
Dr. Chuck Roberts
Dr. Chuck Roberts joined the practice in 2007. Originally from Deckerville, Chuck graduated from Michigan State University in 1999. He practiced Veterinary Medicine in Twin Bridges Montana before returning to Deckerville. Dr. Chuck’s background includes working with bovine and on occasion companion animals. He and his wife, Dr. Ann Roberts reside in the Deckerville area with their two daughters, Alexa and Emma.
Dr. Chad Vogel
Dr. Chad Vogel joined the clinic in 2007 following graduation from Michigan State University.
Originally from Deckerville, Chad and his wife Leslie reside in the area with their children Owen, Allison, Gage and Ty.
Dr. Vogel is a dairy practitioner that also has his own dairy farm
Dr. Michelle Borek-Stine
Dr. Michelle Borek-Stine joined our team in July of 2008. From Marlette Michigan, Michelle graduated in May 2008 from Cornell University. Michelle assists in all aspects of our practice; companion animal, equine and bovine. Dr. Borek-Stine enjoys problem solving and preventative medicine with an emphasis on employee and producer education. She also enjoys being involved in clinical research studies on the farm. In her spare time Michelle enjoys coaching basketball and running.
Dr. Monya Vaughn
Dr.Vaughn, a companion animal veterinarian, grew up in Port Sanilac, MI. She was an animal lover from a young age growing up riding horses. She rode a variety of disciplines but focused on western all around showing in APHA. She attended the University of Findlay for her undergraduate and studied business and equine science. During her undergraduate studies she worked training Quarter Horses and Paints in all around western disciplines. Prior to veterinary school, she completed an internship at the University of Findley’s Western Equestrian center assisting in farm management. After veterinary school she completed a rotating veterinary internship at Conley and Koontz Equine Hospital near Fort Wayne, IN. Dr. Vaughn now resides in Port Sanilac, MI with her husband. Her veterinary interests include lameness, reproduction, wound management and dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, such as riding, sailing, hiking and camping.
Dr. Kevin Vaughn
Dr. Vaughn joined the Thumb Veterinary Services’ team in the fall of 2015. Kevin graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he met his lovely wife Monya (also a veterinarian at the practice). Having grown up in upstate New York’s dairy heartland, Kevin is very comfortable calling the Thumb home. With two prior years of experience in companion animal medicine, Kevin is eager to focus on companion animal internal medicine, dentistry, and preventative care; in addition to equine ambulatory work. Kevin enjoys competing in triathlons, brewing, and winter sports. Kevin and his wife have two horses, two cats, and two dogs.
Dr. Kaitlyn Briggs
Dr. Kaitlyn is our most recent addition to the Thumb Veterinary Services’ team. Dr. Briggs is from Sherburne, NY a rural town in central NY southeast of Syracuse. She graduated from Cornell University with her DVM in May 2017 and completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell as well in 2013. Although she didn’t grow up on a farm, she always enjoyed spending time on her uncle’s dairy. Her passions in dairy include education, calf/heifer rearing and health, and data analysis. When she isn’t busy working, Dr. Kaitlyn enjoys traveling, hitting the gym, dancing and exploring the outdoors. She has traveled abroad several times including veterinary trips in Belgium, Colombia and South Africa and just finished hiking trips in two national parks, Denali and Rocky Mountain, before moving to Deckerville. She’s very excited to meet everyone and create a life in the Thumb!