Welcome to Towne & Country Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Brighton MI
Call us at (810)-220-1079

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (810)-220-1079!

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Towne & Country Animal Hospital opened in 1994 offering Livingston County its first and only emergency and routine veterinary care facility.

In 2004 we moved to our current location, our larger hospital enabled us to expand both our services and staff.

Routine pet care appointments are available from: 9am-7pm Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday

Emergency appointments are available 7am-11pm 7 days a week. We routinely triage emergency patients (most critical are seen first) so please call ahead to avoid long wait times.

Click to call: 810-220-1079

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We are expanding again! 

Our new location in Hartland is now open and accepting appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in January 2020. Call our Brighton office for more information.

New Client Form

If you are visiting us for the first time, please fill out our new client form (located in the new patient center) and submit it electronically.

Please bring any previous medical records along with current medication including heartworm, flea/tick prevention and any supplements your pet is currently taking. If your pet is exhibiting any odd behaviors please take a video for us to review at your visit.

If you wish to forward records in advance, our email is [email protected] and our fax number is 810-220-7996.


We received the People's Choice Award for The Best Veterinary Hospital in Livingston County in 2019


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Thank you for voting for us! We love being your pet's vet and will strive to continue to be the best.

Thank you for visiting us online. We're always available for questions regarding your pet's health, so please contact us with any concerns




Brighton Veterinarian | Towne & Country Animal Hospital | (810)-220-1079

4343 Old US 23 
Brighton, MI 48114

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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Kristine Gerster
    DVM

    Kristine Gerster, DVM received her degree from Ross University in 1991 after doing her undergraduate work at MSU.

    She opened Towne & Country Animal Hospital in 1994 with her husband, Dr. Kurt Gerster. They have 2 grown children and currently share their empty nest with 3 dogs.

  • Kurt Gerster
    DVM

    Kurt Gerster, DVM graduated from the University of Arizona in 1987 with a BS in Animal Science. He received his DVM from Ross University in 1991.

    After meeting his wife in vet school, they married and moved back to Michigan and practiced in the Detroit area until they opened Towne & Country Animal Hospital.

  • Jennifer Sharbowski
    DVM

    Jennifer Sharbowski, DVM earned both of her degrees from Michigan State University. She graduated in 1997 with a BS in Zoology followed by her DVM in 2001 from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

    She worked for 10 years in general practice in Dearborn Heights before joining Towne and Country in 2012. She has worked ER for the past 6 years and enjoys the 'dark side'.

  • Natasha Lubinski
    DVM

    Natasha Lubinski, DVM is a 2016 graduate from Michigan State University. She grew up in Minnesota and received her bachelors in biology from Michigan State.

    She is a Spartan at heart and enjoys keeping up with their football and basketball programs.

  • Aaron Perkins
    DVM

    Aaron Perkins, DVM started working at Towne and Country in his current capacity in 2010 (He was initially exposed to veterinary medicine working as a veterinary assistant at Towne and Country during the summer of 2001.). He enjoys the variety of cases that come through the doors on a daily basis.

  • Alex Politis
    DVM

    Alex Politis, DVM is a 2019 graduate from the Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine. He grew up in Fraser, MI and received his bachelors degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.
     
    His special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, clinical pathology, and exotics.
     
    He owns a cat named Cyrus and a bearded dragon named Trajan, but he is looking to expand his zoo very soon. Alex is a die-hard Detroit Red Wings fan and enjoys writing, swimming, playing hockey, reading, listening to history podcasts, sampling whiskeys, and karaoke. 

  • Courtney Shinners
    DVM

    Courtney Shinners, DVM is a 2020 graduate from the Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Lake Orion, MI and received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State in Neuroscience. She has a special interest in neurology. In her free time, Courtney enjoys baking, volunteering at her church, and spending time with her husband and their cat Samwise.

  • Shannon Williams
    DVM

    Shannon Williams , DVM completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. She has a special interest in dermatology and soft tissue surgery. She is passionate about non-traditional companion animals and pocket pets. A native of Howell, she was involved in Livingston County 4-H which was her inspiration in joining the veterinary profession. Dr. Williams shares her home with 3 rabbits, 2 cats, and a new Golden Retriever puppy. Dr. Williams enjoys gardening and painting in her free time.

  • Dr.
    Sarah Hage
    DVM

    Sarah Hage , DVM is a 2020 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also received her undergraduate degree from MSU in Animal Science and Agribusiness. She grew up in the Brighton area and has been with Towne & Country since starting as a veterinary assistant in 2012.

    She enjoys the diversity of cases at T&C, her special interests include working on reduced fear visits and low-stress handling, as well as, emergency medicine and client education.

    When not at work, Dr. Hage can be found working on her family farm or out hiking, kayaking or generally enjoying the outdoors. She has many pets, pictured are Sammy, Maggie, Jack, and Popeye the cat.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Brighton Office

Monday:

7:00 am-11:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-11:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-11:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-11:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-11:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-11:00 pm

Sunday:

7:00 am-11:00 pm

Hartland Office

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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