Our Staff


Casey is a Licensed Veterinary Technician that graduated from MSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a Certificate in Veterinary Technology in 2011. She has a passion for helping and educating clients and providing exceptional care and compassion to all animals as if they were her own. In her free time, Casey is quite the outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, and skiing. Casey and her husband Warren have a passion for rescue animals. Her favorite tasks at CAH include performing dental cleaning and anesthesiology.


Melissa moved to Michigan from her home state of Pennsylvania to attend college at Michigan State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2012. Melissa’s love for pets is evident with her three dogs, Archie, Daisy and Bella as well as her cats, Crunk and Chuey. She exudes a calm, serene fort of caring that is a special benefit in dealing with animals – but don’t let Melissa’s quiet demeanor fool you. In her spare time she enjoys training with Traverse City Roller Derby’s charter team, the Toxic Cherries. In other words, she’s a “Bad Mamma Jamma”! (If you don’t know derby, that’s a bit of a pun, because the position Melissa most often plays is called a Jammer).


Lindsey comes to us from the Grand Rapids area and is very happy to be living in Traverse City! She has over a decade of experience in the veterinary field and earned her Veterinary Technician License from Baker College in 2010. Lindsey joined our practice with an interest in Integrative Therapies and her drive to be among others who are involved in offering comprehensive care for all pets. Lindsey and her fiancé, Ryan have two cats, Memphis and Malakai to make their lives interesting. We adore Lindsey’s outgoing nature and wonderful spirit, and we know for certain our clients do too! In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities like canoeing, horseback riding, and hiking as well as exploring all of what beautiful Northern Michigan has to offer.

Brittany has been interested in veterinary medicine for as long as she can remember. During her junior year of high school, she was a student at the Bay Arenac ISD Career Tech Center and took part in the veterinary medicine class they offered; it was there that she decided becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician was her career goal. After graduating from high school, she was accepted into Baker College’s Veterinary Technician program. Brittany earned an Associate’s Degree as a Veterinary Technician with Magna Cum Laude honors and has since passed the VTNE state exam became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. In her spare time, she loves to go hiking with her Golden Retriever, Arlo, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves reading, watching movies, and snuggling with her tuxedo cat Ford. Brittany hopes to continue expanding her knowledge in the field, and is excited to provide excellent patient care and client education at our hospital.

Ashley has been with Companion Animal Hospital since 2015. Her co-workers love her humor and compassionate nature. She loves kitties, especially the smoosh face ones; so, don’t be alarmed by her excitement when bringing them in! She has dreams of being the official kitten liaison for Companion Animal Hospital. Outside of work she enjoys birding, karaoke, and enjoying beautiful Traverse City. As of January 2019, Ashley and her husband, Rob welcomed their first beautiful baby girl, Josephine!



Courtney is our lead receptionist. She joined Companion Animal Hospital in February 2019, and has proven herself to be a valuable part of our team and is well versed in the excellent customer service that we provide. Courtney moved to Michigan in 2017 from Colorado, and she has many years of experience working with a variety of animal species. She has worked with dogs, cats, horses, goats and other livestock. Courtney even has experience with domesticated exotic animals such as Fennec Foxes, Pythons,and Kinkajous! The great outdoors is her and her husband’s favorite place to spend their free time. Hiking, biking, paddling, snowboarding, and horseback riding are all activities they really enjoy with the company of their Cattle Dog mix, Ranger. Her home would not be complete without her two kitties, Sylvester and Lila. Be sure to say hi to Courtney next time you’re in!

Emily joined Companion Animal Hospital in December 2019 as a technician’s assistant. She  recently moved north from the greater Grand Rapids area after marrying a Traverse area  native. She has over a decade of experience in the veterinary field from kennel technician to  receptionist, assistant and technician. With a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hope College,  Emily continues to have a passion for learning. Emily and her husband, Branden, currently have one Pitbull mix named Abbie. In her spare time, Emily enjoys hiking and exploring with Abbie,  woodworking, and horseback riding.

Mariah joined the Companion Animal Hospital team as a receptionist in August of 2019. She is a Traverse City native who has always had a love for all kinds of animals and grew up having many pets. Mariah has had horses, chickens, cats, dogs, rabbits and a hamster. In March of 2020 Mariah added to her family a spunky little pug named Lucy. Lucy is an overly happy pug who loves to be the center of attention and get into mischief. When Mariah is not taking care of all her animals or chasing Lucy she enjoys playing guitar, learning new crafts, watching movies and spending time with her horses.

Jessica joined Companion Animal Hospital in June 2019 as the Hospital Manager. She has been in the veterinary field for 20 years as a receptionist, assistant, and technician. She has had a passion for animals and veterinary medicine for as long as she can remember. Jessica is originally from Massachusetts but has lived in Alaska, California and North Carolina with her husband of 14 years and their two sons. She is a newcomer to Traverse City and plans to stay. Her three beautiful girls, Kizzy, Daisy, and Ladybug, all English Setters, complete her family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, biking, crafting and horseback riding. She is also a PATH Certified Therapeutic Horseback riding instructor and hopes to pursue teaching children with autism.

What our Clients are Saying

Since Dr. Lynch's return to practice, my Senior dog's problem of many years has improved tremendously with VOM, Acupuncture/Acupressure and Chinese herbs. Dr. Lynch's ability to assess the symptoms and zero in on an effective treatment was remarkable. I am thrilled to have these alternative veterinary services available in Traverse City.

~ Cindy H.

I would highly recommend Dr. Lynch for treatment. The acupuncture treatments that he has done for my cat, Maxx, have done a world of good. It has made a huge difference and the effects from the treatments have been immediate for Maxx. It is so nice to have this treatment option available.

~ Lori F.

I love everyone at Companion Animal Hospital!!!! Best place to take your pets, hands down! Miss seeing you all...I could have never asked for a better group of people to help with my babies

~ Emily H.

We have been taking our two cats and one dog to Dr. Izo for many years. She is an excellent, caring and down to earth person, who is a remarkable at what she does and the care she provides. The entire staff at CAHTC is great to deal with and they truly have your pet's best interest at heart.

~ Mark H.

Thanks to the entire staff of Companion Animal Hospital for tirelessly working with me to assist my dog with her fear of nail cutting! She is now able to have this procedure without any fears or resistance! Additionally the wellness care and the sincere interest in her from the staff is so nice. Always pleasant and professional the Doctors and staff are above average. I recommend this Animal Hospital to all my friends and co-workers and many now use them with the same satisfaction.

~ Denise B.

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