Dr. Tom Kavanagh
Owner, Chief of Staff
Growing up in metro Detroit as one of 11 siblings, Tom raised rabbits, tended to sick and wounded wildlife, and even had a pet crow that followed him around for years! Now he’s the Owner and Chief of Staff at Village Animal Clinic.
Dr. Kavanagh enjoyed chemistry and biology in high school. He attended Wayne State University before transferring to Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture. After graduation, he worked in Alaska for a bit before coming home and working in Michigan. After five years, he purchased Village Animal Clinic and has been here ever since. He’s a specialist in veterinary dentistry, oral surgery, and oral medicine, and is even an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine!
At home, Dr. Kavanagh has three dogs, Apache, Maya, and Eli, as well as a cat named Phoebe. He lives with his wife, Sandy. They have two adult children.
Some of Dr. Kavanagh’s greatest memories include migratory waterfowl bird-watching, where he saw a bald eagle swoop down to catch her dinner. He also enjoyed watching ospreys dive into the water to catch fish.
Dr. Maureen Hoane
Dr. Maureen Hoane received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from Michigan State University where she was a member of the Honors College. While she was an undergraduate, Dr. Hoane was given the opportunity to study abroad in Kenya studying African wildlife. Dr. Hoane continued her studies at MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM in 2007. Dr. Hoane has a special interest in dentistry and is currently a Resident of the American Veterinary Dental College.