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Meet Our team!


Katharina Freiberger, 

Head Veterinarian

Dr. Freiberger is a Spartan squared, she attended Michigan State University for both her undergraduate degree in Genetics as well to obtain her degree in Veterinary Medicine. She fell in love with pitbulls at a young age which fostered her desire to work in the rescue world and advocate for those less fortunate. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Veterinary Forensics to help with cruelty investigations. Dr. Freiberger's interests outside of work include dancing especially with her husband, spending time with her two silly dogs, and playing soccer.


Meredith Mallory, 

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Mallory joined the APAWS team after spending the past 15 years of her career serving exclusively as a lead shelter veterinarian. She began her education at the University of Michigan, getting her bachelors  degree in Microbiology, and then headed over to Michigan State to attend veterinary school. After a brief time in private practice, she was excited to redirect her energies toward caring for, and spreading a little joy, to the homeless and neglected animals passing through the shelter system.

There she was able to best utilize and strengthen her love for surgery, managing infectious disease, and assisting in animal cruelty and neglect cases. She is thrilled to bring those skills to assist the patients of APAWS.

Outside of work, she enjoys reading with a kitty on her lap and taking long runs with her dog, Dash. Dr. Mallory especially loves camping, mountain biking and spending time in the woods with her husband and two kids.

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Kelsey Marlatt, 

Practice Manager

Kelsey has been working in veterinary medicine as a receptionist and technician for over 16 years. She enjoys client education and providing a safe space for animals to feel comfortable while receiving medical care. Kelsey is a huge animal rescue advocate and spends most of her free time fostering for local rescues with her partner, Mike. They have several rescued pets including dogs, cats, reptiles and aquatic animals. 

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Veterinary Technician 

Parry is a Veterinary Technician here at APAWS Veterinary Hospital and graduated from the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program. Parry’s special interests in the veterinary field include quality patient care, surgery, and anesthesia. Parry has several years of veterinary experience and is always eager to grow and learn. Parry strives to be true to herself, her coworkers, and our clients/patients. Outside of work, Parry loves spending time with her family, but the true loves of her life are her 3 dogs, Sam Winchester, Olivia, Niklaus, and her cat Phoebe. Parry enjoys nearly everything and anything and can't wait to provide compassionate care to our clients pets!

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Veterinary Technician

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Veterinary Assistant

Sue joined the staff of APAWS in October of 2022 as a vet assistant and graduated from Macomb Community College in the Veterinary Technician Program.  She enjoys working with new clients and works hard to provide the best possible care for each client (pet and owner).  Sue believes there is a special bond between people and their pets that improves the quality of both lives.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with her furry family, which include her husband, dog, and 3 cats. 



Veterinary Assistant

Molly is a veterinary assistant here at APAWS Veterinary Hospital. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in biology and has enjoyed applying her education in the veterinary field, which she has been in for about 1.5 years. Molly enjoys welcoming our patients into our facility and providing them with the compassionate care that they deserve. In her free time Molly enjoys gardening, crafting, camping, thrifting, and relaxing at home with her partner Mitchell and their cats Banjo, and Penny. Molly is very grateful to be a part of the team and can't wait to see where the future takes her! 



Kennel Assistant

Brittany is a kennel assistant at APAWS and is currently enrolled in the Ashworth College Veterinary Technician program. She has also studied Small Business Management and hopes to open a rescue someday. Brittany is a mother to a beautiful two-year-old daughter and four fur babies (one cat, three dogs). She has worked for multiple doggy daycare centers, grooming facilities, and also operated a private pet-sitting service. Brittany takes pride in keeping our hospital clean and her other hobbies include creative writing, couponing, and learning as much as she can about veterinary medicine and animal behavior.




I am a recent graduate from Tuskegee University, where I received my bachelors in Animal and Poultry Science. I have two fur babies at home, Cole and Hanzo. In my free time I love to go hiking with my dogs, paint and go to the movies with my friends. It is my goal to provide a warm and welcoming environment for clients coming into the hospital.




Kaitlyn is a veterinary assistant here at APAWS and is currently enrolled at Unity College getting her Masters in Animal Behavior and Canine/Feline Health Care. She graduated from Michigan State with her bachelor's degree in Animal Science. Her hobbies include dog training, cooking, and watching true crime.

Outside of work she loves spending time with her daughter and taking her two pitties Chase and Charlie to the river.

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Tarah is receptionist here at APAWS. She’s dedicated to helping pets and pet owners receive the best care by understanding both needs of humans and animals. It is rewarding for her to help save pets lives and build relationships with their owners. Tarah grew up in a dog rescue home and family so she has had a love for animals for as long as she can remember. She loves giving back to the community and her goal is to one day open her own animal sanctuary and rescue center. In her free time she loves spending time with her family or in nature, by the water with her boyfriend and her fur babies Pumpkin the cat and Dehlilah the husky mix. 

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Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

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