About Us

Orion Animal Care Center
75 Waldon Road
Lake Orion, MI 48359

Orion Animal Care Center was opened in August of 2019 by Dr.Timothy Guild and Dr.Genevieve Brown. Dr. Brianna Franchini is also now a proud part of our DVM/ownership team. The guiding light for all things OACC is education. We have a passion for staying up to date on the latest and greatest that veterinary medicine has to offer. Our nurses, doctors, and management love sharing our knowledge and first-hand experience with our colleagues and clients to strengthen the human-animal bond. Each pet that walks through our doors is treated as an individual and given the special care and attention they need.


Meet Our Doctors

Dr.Genevieve Brown, DVM and Owner
Originally from Lapeer, Dr. Brown earned her undergraduate degree in biology at Grand Valley State University before heading off to veterinary school at Michigan State University. After graduating, she worked in West Bloomfield before relocating to Lake Orion to be closer to family. Dr. Brown joined the Orion Animal Care Center family when the clinic opened in August of 2019, and she’s been helping the area’s pets and animal parents ever since!
Medically, Dr. Brown loves soft-tissue surgery because of the way it allows her to make an immediate difference in a pet’s health, and she’s also fond of abdominal ultrasound. When she can make a lasting impact on both pet and owner, she feels that she’s done her best work.
At home, Dr. Brown likes spending time with her husband, Derrick, and their two young daughters. As a family, they love to spend time outdoors, go for walks, and sing songs from their favorite Disney movies. Dr. Brown also loves to make—and eat!—homemade pasta like fettuccini and ravioli. The family shares their lives with a cat, Shandy, as well as a Terrier mix named Dakota whose favorite pastime is protecting the backyard from squirrels.

Dr.Brianna Franchini, DVM and Owner
Dr. Franchini was born and raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate schooling at Oakland University prior to receiving her DVM from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. As a new graduate, Dr. Franchini looks forward to experiencing and learning more about all facets of veterinary medicine and is excited to build lasting bonds with clients and their pets. Dr. Franchini’s special interest is orthopedic surgery and she has plans to pursue continuing education/training in orthopedics.
In her free time, Dr. Franchini spends time with her 4 rescue dogs, Riley (Pit mix), Rocco (Cockapoo), Logan (Schnauzer mix) and Jack (Golden/Lab). She strongly believes in rescuing animals and is confident that any breed (even purebreds) can be found in a shelter. Dr. Franchini is a retired college athlete, but still continues to play soccer weekly and loves weight-lifting. She also enjoys reading Harry Potter and traveling whenever possible.

Dr.Laura McPherson, Associate DVM
Dr. McPherson is originally from Davison, MI. After graduating from The University of Michigan- Flint she traveled to St. Kitts for her degree in veterinary medicine and finished her clinical rotations in Corvillas, Oregon. Graduating in 2021, Dr. McPherson spent the first year and a half working in emergency medicine. She now has turned her focus to general practice, she hopes to make many lasting relationships with owners and their pets. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her two island dogs, camping, attending concerts, and fitness.

Dr.Timothy Guild, DVM and Owner
Dr. Guild is a native Michigander who grew up in Northern Michigan. He attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University. He shares his home with Betsy, his wife, and his three small children.
Dr. Guild has attended multiple continued education in the fields of surgery and ultrasonography. He focuses his veterinary attention on general practice and loves the relationships he has built with people and their pets. His passion for rescue dogs and cats can be highlighted through his time in Chicago working daily with organizations to find homes for pets in need.

Our Practice Manager

Victoria, Practice Manager and Veterinary Nurse
Victoria has a passion for leading a positive, knowledgeable veterinary team. This is why she went from being a veterinary technician to a practice manager in 2019. Victoria lives in Waterford, MI with her husband, son, and three cats(Dexter, Hope, and Serenity). She is an avid equestrian, loves cooking meals for her family and friends, and helping animals in need. Growing up with many different pets in her home, Victoria has experience caring for a variety of four legged creatures!

Stephanie, Veterinary Nurse

Ariana, Veterinary Nurse

Kayla, Veterinary Nurse
Kayla loves a grey muzzle! Caring for senior dogs is a passion of hers in veterinary medicine. Kayla has been helping animals in need since 2008. She is from Brooklyn, MI, but has lived in Clarkston since 2014 with her husband and their two American English Coonhounds(Louie and Vinny). When not helping animals in need, Kayla enjoys OneWheeling, reading, and crafting.

Ashley, Veterinary Nurse
Originally from New Jersey; Ashley has moved around her whole life due to being in a military family and then moving for school. She finished her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Michigan State University in December 2019, and is currently in school to get her Licensed Veterinary Technician degree!
Ashley lives with her two cats, Noctis and Iris! Noctis is a black DSH and Iris is a Longhair Dilute Torti. In her spare time Ashley loves to read, spend time with her friends, and catch up on her favorite tv shows!
Ashley has been working in the Veterinary industry for 6 years! From a young age, Ashley has always known that she’s wanted to help animals. That’s part of why Ashley loves Veterinary medicine so much is seeing the progress of helping people’s fur-babies get better! Ashley’s special interests in Veterinary medicine include: hematology/lab work and preventative care.

Denise, Customer Service Representative and Veterinary Nurse

Hailee, Veterinary Nurse
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nowing she is making an impact on the well-being of animals is Hailee's favorite part of working in veterinary medicine. Hailee enjoys spending time with Luna(her rescue dog), camping, and kayaking. Hailee looks forward to meeting and helping each pet that comes through our doors!

Nikki, Veterinary Nurse
Nikki came to the practice in May of 2020. She grew up on a small ranch in Metamora. She started riding horses when she was 8 years old and will tell you that that’s where her true love for animals stemmed from. The memories she has of riding and caring for her first horse (Thunder) taught her valuable lessons about hard work & unconditional love. Nikki is also a licensed cosmetologist Paul Mitchell graduate. However in 2015 Nikki started her position as a kennel technician. She realized that caring for the animals day to day was improving her own sense of well being. She was excited to continue a life around animals with the opportunity to work at this practice. She is grateful to make a difference in the lives of our patients health and the pet parents lives. One of Nikki’s favorite parts of her job is taking care of the post operative TPLO patients. Seeing how dramatically the dogs mobility and spirit improve after treatment is something that brings her great joy. Nikki’s family has a 13 year old beloved black lab named Sir. Winston. She currently has two cats name Benny and Capone.

Kat, Veterinary Nurse

Gabriel, Veterinary Nurse

Ashley, Customer Service Representative

Abby, Customer Service Representative

Abby started working here at OACC as a receptionist in June (2023).In elementary school, she job-shadowed for a veterinarian and fell in love with the idea of becoming a licensed veterinary technician. She worked as a veterinary assistant for two years back in 2020 at OVH. Before that, Abby was a dog trainer for three years at the Canine Academy. She is so excited to meet everyone at the front desk, and in the future, be both a receptionist and one of the amazing veterinary nurses to care for your fur babies. Abby has a dog, Boon, a senior cat, Lily, and a senior leopard gecko, Zeus. In her spare time, Abby loves traveling, photography, music, rock climbing, and spending time with family.

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Orion Animal Care Center, 75 Waldon Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48359