1501 East West Maple Rd. • Walled Lake, MI, 48390
(248)624-4829 • Directions

About Us

Walled Lake Veterinary Hospital’s mission is to earn the confidence, trust and respect of the local community and its employees by offering exceptional professional services. The WLVH team is committed to utilizing and improving their professional knowledge, experience and love for animals while keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

Meet the Walled Lake Veterinary Team!

Steven Burns, D.V.M.
Dr. Burns was born and raised outside Akron, Ohio and now lives in Indian Village in Detroit with his wife Marge and their four children Michael, Edward, Thomas and Anna.  His family’s collection of pets includes a gecko, a mouse and numerous fish and a beagle named Juno.   He attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio where he received a B.S. in both Biology and Environmental Sciences and worked as a zookeeper at the Toledo Zoo and researched Humpback Whales in Cape Anne Massachusetts.  He attended the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo pursuing a Masters degree in Physiology doing research on captive rhinos and wild horses in Nevada.  Dr. Burns attended The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine from 1992 to 1996 and has worked in Southeastern Michigan since graduation.  He has worked with the Detroit Zoo as a Relief Veterinarian and with the State of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources handling wildlife situations.  Dr. Burns is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (SEMVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).  Dr. Burns has been the owner of the Walled Lake Veterinary Hospital since 2001.


Sarah Middleton, D.V.M.
Dr. Middleton joined our team in May 2008.  She graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from 2001.  She and her husband Josh have 2 young children and 2 cats.  She will be adopting a Vizsla puppy later this fall.  Her professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and rehabilitation.  In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, watching college sports and photography.  She is an active member of the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (SEMVMA), The Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).


 Dr. Weber






James L.V.T. – Lead Veterinary Technician
James graduated from the Wayne County Community College veterinary technician program in 2009 earning an associate degree of applied science.  He joined the W.L.V.H. team in 2009 and is currently the lead technician.  James is a member of Michigan Association of Veterinary Technicians (MAVT), North American Veterinary Technician Association (NAVTA) and Veterinary Support Personnel Network (VSPN).  He currently lives in Clarkston with his wife Emily and son Dominic.  James has two dogs Lenny and Josie.  When he is not at work he enjoys spending time with his growing family.  He also likes to hike, go camping and hunting in his free time.


Kathi – Veterinary Assistant
Kathi has worked as a veterinary assistant at W.L.V.H. for over 25 years.  She has four grown sons and three grandchildren.  She owns a dog, three cats, two goats and two horses.  In her spare time Kathi enjoys spending time with her family, scuba diving, boating, trail riding and showing her horses.


Ashlei –Veterinary Technician L.V.T.
Ashlei graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Macomb Community College in 2010. Since graduating Ashlei has worked in day practice and in emergency facilities. Her interests at work include Anesthesiology and Radiology. Ashlei joined Walled Lake Veterinary Hospital in May 2013.  Ashlei enjoys spending time with her family which includes 2 children, 2 dogs and 2 cats. In her spare time she enjoys hiking at state parks where she can enjoy the wildlife, bowling and a variety of music.


 Rachel L.V.T. 









Carolyn L.V.T. Relief Technician
Having worked in Veterinary medicine for over 35 years I can say that I have had a very fulfilling career. I now enjoy my semi-retirement traveling to see my 3 daughters who are all out of the state of Michigan. I occupy my free time weight training, boating, tennis, and having my cat, Burton, on my lap with a good book. Caring for people’s pets has very rewarding,and I consider myself very fortunate that I occasionally get the privilege of working here at Walled Lake Veterinary as a relief technician.


Rachel – Receptionist





Morgan – Receptionist
Morgan currently goes to Oakland Community College in hopes of receiving her associates degree.  Once completed she plans to move across the country to Seattle.  Where she plans on attending college to receive a bachelors and masters degree in either secondary education or marketing.  In the little free time she has she spends at home with her parents and her dog Lewey, and cat Clyde.  She’s great with kids and has watched a few of her coworkers kids.



Kari – Receptionist
Kari has worked our front desk since September of 2007.  She is a long time Walled Lake resident and is now raising her own family here.  She is married and has two athletically talented teenage boys that attend Walled Lake Central.  She has a dog, Duncan and 4 cats; Riley, Shadow, Fudge and B, that are all rescues.  She enjoys going to Tigers baseball games, going to the movies and working in the yard in her spare time.


Shannon Mobey – Practice Manager/Hospital Administrator  C.V.P.M.
Shannon has been with Walled Lake Veterinary Hospital since 2002.  She and her husband Brett and three children reside in Milford.  She is a graduate of Michigan State University and attended Purdue Universities Veterinary Management Institute to study Veterinary Practice Management.  She is currently a member of the Michigan Association of Veterinary Practice Managers (MAVPM), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Veterinary Support Personnel Network (VSPN) and Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA).  She has two dogs, Buckley and Charlie.  She has truly enjoyed the years she has been with Walled Lake Veterinary Hospital and especially the clients that she has had the privilege of working with and looks forward to working with more in the future. Most of all she enjoys working with such a fantastic team that shares the same love and passion for animals.


We are located at:
1501 E West Maple Road
Walled Lake, MI

Our hours are:
Monday 8-7
Tuesday 8-8
Wednesday 9-3
Thursday 8-8
Friday 8-6
Saturday 8-1