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Staff Bio's

Dr Elmer

Dennis G. Elmer, DVM
Dr. Elmer graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 at the tender age of 23. He took advantage of the Veterinary Scholars program to graduate with his bachelors and doctorate in only 5 years.

During his externship Dr. Elmer had the good fortune to travel to Tanzania and to practice Veterinary medicine there. He spent a total of eight years traveling between the States and Tanzania expanding his knowledge of medicine and surgery in each country.

His area of greatest interest has always been surgery and he has spent the last thirteen years honing his skills in the operating theater. Tackling both soft tissue and orthopedic cases with equal vigor, he has been fortunate to provide relief work for some of the busiest v eterinary hospitals in the Detroit Metro area. The heavy case loads seen at these facilities allowed him to achieve proficiency with a broad spectrum of surgical procedures.

His love of surgery has compelled him to dedicate himself full time to providing his services to his colleagues in the referral community by joining Advanced Veterinary Care Group. The Care Group has invested in state of the art equipment so that Dr. Elmer can cheerfully tackle the diverse number of surgeries that he loves to perform. The unique partnership between the referring community and the Care Group will allow Dr. Elmer to do what he loves best- fix critters!

Dr Larsen

Eric R. Larsen, DVM, MBA
Dr. Larsen graduated in 2003 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University and also holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University . Labeled the "professional student", Dr. Larsen also has his Bachelor's of Science from Michigan State as well as over 500 hours of veterinary CE.

After earning his B.S. from MSU, Dr. Larsen, finding himself broke and without good job prospects, enlisted in the United States Army serving as the Supply Sergeant for a 130-person Signal Company at Fort Hood , Texas . Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he attended Texas A&M University leaving with his MBA in Marketing. Dr. Larsen then worked as Director of Marketing for two different consumer products companies before deciding to finally follow his dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging have always been Dr. Larsen's passions.  His experience ranges the gamut from reconstructive soft tissue to orthopedic procedures.   He has extensive experience in ultrasound and radiology and is currently expanding his skill set to include magnetic resonance imaging.

Dr. Larsen participated in the development of Advanced Veterinary Care Group in order to work closely with local General Practitioners to elevate overall patient care in Michigan.  By partnering with GP's and offering modalities to augment their current patient care, AVCG strives to improve veterinary medical delivery and case outcomes.


Hannah started her veterinary career path in 2011 working for a small general practice facility. There she learned the ins and outs of day practice and providing excellent patient care. Wanting to challenge herself and further her skills in anesthesiology and surgical procedures she joined Advanced Veterinary Care Group in 2012. Hannah loves to work with animals and she is always striving to expand her skill set. She is currently learning about MRI and Ultrasound diagnostic procedures and she hopes to continue her education in the future by becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

At home she owns 4 dogs and one cat; "Jive" a GWP, "Juke" a Pudelpointer and registered Therapy dog, "Jillaroo" an ACD, "Jinks" a GWP and "Praise" a tabby cat. She has been training and showing dogs since 2003 and actively participates in competitive dog sports, titling in CPE, UKC, AKC and USDAA events. In her spare time she runs a small portrait photography business and performs with the Rock n' Roll K-9's performance team.


Alexa graduated from Stautzenberger College of Maumee Ohio early July, 2014 with an associates degree in applied science. Before graduation, she began her career volunteering a veterinary assistant for an emergency animal hospital, and a companion animal practice. Volunteering transformed into internships where Alexa spent the first few months after graduation. In October of 2014, Her enthusiasm for veterinary medicine led to her our team. Since joining Advanced Veterinary Care Group, she passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam, certifying her as an L.V.T. in Ohio. Alexa continues to improve her skills, and learn new techniques with a special interest in diagnostic imaging. She is working diligently toward becoming an L.V.T in both Michigan and Ohio. Alexa's goals in veterinary medicine are to learn everyday, and to improve the quality of life for both animals and their humans.

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