Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Medical Center of Lapeer in Lapeer! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Dr. Dan, DVM
Dr. Dan's Bio
Dr. Deciechi is a family practice veterinarian who also has extensive emergency/critical care experience. He earned his Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering in the U.S. Naval Academy and served nine years as a Naval Officer. During his naval education, Dr. Deciechi pursued scientific interests, including orbital science and physics. He spent time with Naval special warfare, after which he served as a college physics instructor during his final tour in the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He immediately pursued veterinary practice ownership and purchased his first veterinary practice 12 months after completing veterinary school. Emergency surgical procedures and novel pharmaceutical developments were specific interests during practice ownership. After serving as the Medical Director for emergency veterinary practices for ten years, he decided to return to family practice. He is a member of the AVMA and MVMA and considers fly-fishing, soccer, and rugby among his favorite activities.
Cord joined the Fohey team in May 2018 as a Technician and Practice Manager. He has gained valuable experience working at several daytime veterinary practices in the area and out of state for the past 12 years. He has also worked in the Animal Neurology field. Before that, he worked with small animals in a retail setting. As we advance, he now manages both Fohey and Animal Medical Center of Lapeer and is eager to get to know all the new clients. Cord enjoys camping every chance he can get and would love new area suggestions. In the summers, if he isn’t camping, he is outside tending his plants and greenhouse. Cord also has four furry family members named Kahlua, Jager, Hennessey, and Stella.
Dr. Rita, DVM
Dr. Rita's Bio
Melissa has been with Animal Medical Center of Lapeer since 2004. She has enjoyed her career so far here and has been able to learn so much! Melissa is passionate about working with all the animals and the owners too! She takes pride in knowing that the care given at our clinic is top-notch, and everyone here loves what they do!
Melissa is a high school cheer coach, has a small business in her free time, and enjoys spending time with my family. She is married and has two children that are her whole world! They also have an adorable four-legged family member named “Sammy” (shih-tzu).
Jessie graduated from Lapeer High School in 2018 and is currently a student at Michigan State University. Her aspirations include becoming a veterinarian and possibly working in a mixed-practice. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and maybe too much time with her dog (Buster) and cat (Ember).
Marhiya started working with Animal Medical Center of Lapeer at the end of 2019 and has learned a tremendous amount since then! She thoroughly enjoys working here and seeing/helping care for all the animals that come into the clinic! Her goal is to continue her education in the veterinary field to be the best assistant that she can be for her fellow employees and clients. Outside of work, she keeps busy with her son, three dogs, and three cats.