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Livingston Veterinary Clinic: Statement on COVID-19

Hello to our valued Livingston Veterinary Clinic Family!

For the safety of our staff members as well as our clients, we have made some changes to our clinic policies in regard to COVID-19.

We will be limiting all human to human contact as much as possible. Effective immediately, we will need all appointments to adhere to the following protocol. We will need you to remain outside in your vehicle for the duration of your appointment. When you arrive, please call (517) 579-2237 and let us know you are here. We will take a history and discuss your needs over the phone. When we are able to, a staff member will call you and have you come to the door with your pet. We will then take your pet inside for any treatment or procedures needed. While this may be difficult for some pet owners, rest assured, we will treat your family member with the utmost care while not in your presence. Our exam and treatments will be just as thorough as they have always been. We will call you to discuss exam findings and any recommendations. We will take your payment over the phone if possible. At the end of the appointment, we will let you know when to come to the door to pick up your pet.

Please note it is of utmost importance that all dogs MUST be on a leash or in a carrier. All cats must be in a pet carrier.

Also note that during these times, our phone lines may be busy or take longer for us to answer if we are with a client.

If you have any medication or food to pick up, please call to place your order ahead of time and pay over the phone if possible. Please call when you arrive and we will deliver your products to you in your vehicle.

We know these protocols are not ideal. We will miss the time spent talking with each and every one of you. We know that it is difficult not to be right there comforting your pet during their exam and treatments. We also know how important it is for us to be there for you and your pets when they are injured or sick. We are doing everything possible to remain open and healthy to provide care for your furry family members.

We thank you for your continued support and understanding with all of these changes and know that we are doing our best to protect the community.

Thank you,
The Staff at Livingston Veterinary Clinic

Our Team

Livingston Veterinary Clinic offers the very best in comprehensive and compassionate veterinary medicine and pet care. We take pride in our exceptional facility and our highly-skilled pet care teams and have been treating pets in the surrounding areas of Livingston County for many years. We are proud to offer general veterinary services such as vaccinations, spays and neuters, wellness exams, and much more.

Teamwork is a part of our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, our team works together to create a welcoming and stress free experience for both you and your pet. Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality. Give us a try and experience the difference.

Dr. Sandy Surch


Dr. Surch is the proud owner of the Livingston Veterinary Clinic. A graduate from Michigan State University, she has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her dogs (Sophie, Simon, and Dawson), horse (Joe), donkey (Jeffrey), and her cat (Tanner). She is by far the biggest Sparty fan in the world, Go Green!

Amanda Schwartz

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amanda Schwartz is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who graduated from Wayne County Community College's Veterinary Technology Program in 2011 . She is so excited to have joined our team at Livingston Veterinary Clinic.

Amanda lived in the Metro Detroit area her whole life, and just moved to Howell about a year ago. She is enjoying the change, and shares her home with a Chihuahua named "Ginger", an orange tabby cat "Rusty", and finally "Jose" the Chinchilla. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, exploring the Upper Peninsula, snowmobiling, reading and spending time catching up with her friends and family.

Victoria Melchert

Technician Assistant

Victoria is an undergraduate Senior at Michigan State University studying animal science with a concentration in Companion and Exotic animals. She is hoping to be accepted into Veterinary school within the next few years and is especially interested in small animal surgery. At MSU she has had the opportunity to be a part of the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association, Tower Guard, and is the current president of MSU's Campus choir. She prides herself in the help she is able to give to the community through the clubs and jobs she has been able to actively participate in. She has lived in Howell for her whole life and has previously worked at the Howell Area Parks and Recreation Authority as a summer camp counselor and for their youth services. She enjoys painting, baking, and playing guitar, ukulele, and piano in her free time. She is also the proud owner of a cat named "Salem" who loves going on walks and doing tricks (maybe she accidentally adopted a dog?)! Tori loves getting to know each and every furry friend that comes to our clinic.

Tyler Howell

Office Manager

Tyler has been with the LVC for just over a year now. She has always had a passion for animals of all kinds. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. They spend most of their weekends traveling the Midwest competing in field trials with their beagles. She has 5 hunting beagles, 1 GSP, 1 black lab, 1 beagle mix and a cat! Tyler is very happy to be a part of the LVC team and loves getting to know each and every patient that comes in!

Staci Mathes


Staci is probably the first person you are most likely to see when you are coming into our clinic. She always has a pleasant smile and greeting for everyone. Her previous experience as a preschool teacher shows in her kindness and patience. We are so fortunate to have her as part of our receptionist/clerical team. You might see Staci around the Howell area with her husband and young daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and their two dogs, "Trigger" and "Opie". Staci's favorite part of working at LVC is the awesome patients!

Sara Shechter


Sara is a true multi tasker — she has been a part of our receptionist/clerical team while steadily working toward her degree in nursing. In her spare time she is always helping out an animal in need, whether it be wild or domestic. She has 3 dogs, 2 horses, 2 bunnies, 2 turtles and an assortment of barn cats.