Vote 4 the Best Vet winner: Woodhaven Animal Hospital

Kim DeGiulio takes you to meet Dr. Lucretia Greear - Vote 4 the Best winner

Kim DeGiulio takes you to meet Dr. Lucretia Greear at Woodhaven Animal Hospital.

WOODHAVEN, Mich.Interview with Woodhaven Animal Hospital’s Dr. Lucretia Greear:

Q: Tell us something about you that people may be surprised to know

A: I am fascinated with butterflies, and love to raise monarchs and swallowtails in my spare time. My backyard is a certified monarch waystation. (That means it should have a minimum of 10 milkweed plants, made up of at least two different varieties, and is an intentionally-managed garden that provides food and habitat for the struggling Monarch butterfly population.)

Q: Are you a dog or a cat person (or something else)?

A: I love all animals, but am particularly fond of dogs, cats, chickens, and butterflies!

Q: Did you grow up with pets? What pets do you have now?

A: I did grow up with pets and currently have a German Shephard named Amaya, cats named Rachel, Effimus, and Gusar, a rabbit named Hugo Boss, and quite a few heritage breed chickens.

Dr. Greear, Woodhaven Animal Hospital, with two of her cats - Gusar (l) and Effimus (r)

Q: What prompted you to open your first business?

A: I started my first business so that I could practice integrative veterinary medicine, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and herbal medicine, as well as helping rescue groups and doing outreach work.

Q: Best part and most challenging part of your job

A: The best part of my job is treating animals, especially the tough cases that go well, and working with my incredible staff, who I couldn’t be successful without. The most challenging part of my job is when treatment is unsuccessful.

Dr. Greear and her staff at Woodhaven Animal Hospital, Winner of "Best Vet" in Local 4's Vote 4 the Best Pets 5 years in a row! (2018-2022)

Q: Advice for someone who wants to start their own business

A: Anyone that can earn a living by doing what they love should start a business. Put your heart into it and go for it!

Q: How did you hear about Vote 4 the Best? Have you ever won before?

A: Our hospital was nominated in 2018, our first year in business. We’ve won five years in a row now.

Q: Anything you want to say to the people who voted for you?

A: Thank you so much for your support! I wouldn’t be able to own a thriving practice, doing my dream job if it weren’t for all of my wonderful clients and patients!

Dr. Greear, Woodhaven Animal Hospital, in surgery
Dr. Greear, Woodhaven Animal Hospital, with one another of her patients, a goat.

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