Animal Hospital in Royal Oak, MI
For more than 60 years, Royal Oak Animal Hospital has aimed to deliver high-quality veterinary services to our patients. We stand by our motto, “Your Pets Are Our World,” as it perfectly captures what we are – a caring, compassionate veterinary hospital that truly cares about each and every pet that walks through our door.
Along with the services we provide, we are dedicated to providing pet owners with information to help them care for their furry friend. We believe educating pet owners helps build healthy and positive habits at home. Meanwhile, we tailor each treatment plan to the individual patient, so their needs are specifically met. We want to be a part of the team that helps give your pet a long, happy, healthy life.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Janice Collins D.V.M.
My love for animals started early in life when my family rescued dogs like Arrow (shot by an arrow), Stubby (an amputee) and Barney, an orphaned Beagle raised by hand. My desire to help sick or injured pets also started in childhood when I would help my Dad in his veterinary office with weekend and evening emergencies. Pets would come in hit by a car or needing surgery and they would return home to the families who love them. A tender heart for animals, especially the injured or sick, is still what drives my passion for being a veterinarian today.
My dogs are Gunner (G-man), Lucy (LuLu) and Sneaky Pete (‘Neaky). Gunner is the largest but he frequently gets reprimanded by Sneaky Pete. After his confidence is in the dumps, a good game of tug brings it right back again as he reclaims the prize. LuLu likes to complain to the staff about her perception of the treat shortage at the clinic. She stares at the treat drawer and barks until she is rewarded with a yummy.
I like to read. I like being outside: skiing, riding my bike, walking the dogs, and being in water — swimming and scuba diving. Mostly, I like spending time with friends.
Dr. Mary “Molly” Lynch D.V.M
I have worked for Dr. Jan since 2014. I started my pre-veterinary career in shelter medicine as an assistant in 2002. Feline medicine is my passion. I am a lifelong ailurophile, although I enjoy working with patients of other species as well. As an undergraduate, I studied anthropology at the University of Michigan. I spent 10 years after college working in the nonprofit sector before entering veterinary school at Michigan State. I was the cat nerd in my vet school class.
I served as Vice President and then President of the MSU Student Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, took additional specialty externship training in feline medicine, and received the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Outstanding Senior Student Award in Feline Medicine and Surgery. I have been an enthusiastic AAFP member since graduation and plan my vacations around cat-related continuing education events. SEMVA Academy member since 2014 (50+ hours CE annually to qualify).
Sandy – Receptionist
Sandy, our personable and compassionate receptionist at Royal Oak Animal Hospital, prides herself on being both friendly and caring. She and her husband, a music teacher, have three children and four grandsons, and are both huge cat lovers.
Nicole – Veterinary Technician
For the past 28 years, Nicole’s passion about pets has led her to working as a veterinary technician. A lifelong learner herself, she loves to educate pet owners about the best care practices for their special friend, as she has many pets with special needs of their own. Nicole, is married with two lovely daughters.