About Us

Who We Are

At Howell Veterinary Care Center, we want every visit to be a comfortable and friendly experience for you and your canine or feline family member. We place a strong focus on teamwork, staff empowerment and open communication allowing us to treat patients with the best possible complete and individual care.

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Mission & Values

What We Stand For

Our clients are friends as well as customers, and we value their continued trust and goodwill. Our client is our commitment and our patients are our purpose.

We value our family bonds both with our clients and patients. Our location is our home, and it should feel the same to you. Walking into your Richmond hometown veterinarian will make you and your animal companion welcome from the first time we meet you!

The Howell Veterinary Care Center is here to provide outstanding medical care in combination with exceptional client care.

Veterinary medicine is constantly growing and improving and we take great pride in keeping current with innovative medical practices. We prioritize continuing education and staying up to date with new products, research, and trends within the veterinary world.

Our Team

We Can't Wait to Meet You!

Our team is small and mighty. We more than just your animal companion’s veterinarian, we are also animal enthusiasts, pet owners, community group members, and your neighbor.

Dr. Brian Howell
D.V.M. - Founder, Veterinarian, Medical Director

Dr. Brian Howell

Dr. Howell earned his DVM degree in 1984 from MSU. Outside of the office, he enjoys reading, going to the movies, golfing and bowling. A huge family man, he enjoys spending time with his sons: Derek, Philip, and Mark. Dr.Howell and his wife Kristine are both Richmond Rotarians and active supporters of the Richmond Community Theater.

Dr. James Coleman
D.V.M. - Veterinarian

Dr. James Coleman

Dr. Coleman earned a BS in medical technology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at MSU. He has had over 30 years of experience in Oakland County as well as emergency medicine. A man of many talents and hobbies, you can find him playing bagpipes in a bagpipe band. Maintaining his black belt in Kenpō Karate, building RC Models, or studying genealogy.

Dr. Roni Murphy
D.V.M. - Veterinarian

Dr. Roni Murphy

Dr. Murphy graduated from Michigan State University, earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1998. Happily married to her husband Mitch, they share their home with 2 house cats, Lily and Speckle; Gus the German Shorthair Pointer; several barn cats; and 4 horses. Dr. Murphy spends her time training and showing her horses at the state and national level, reads, hunts, fishes, and cheers on her husband when he competes.

DeAnn B.
Site Leader/Client Ambassador

DeAnn B.

DeAnn is our Site Leader/Client Ambassador at The Howell Veterinary Care Center. DeAnn married her highschool sweetheart, Niles, and they have two wonderful kids, Nicole and Logan. Her family is all involved in the St.Clair County 4-H Youth programs. They also raise and compete in The American Rabbit Breeders Association with Jersey Wooly and Mini Rex rabbits, their rabbitry is called "Furry Treasures".

Sarah H.
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Sarah H.

Sarah is a Licensed Veterinary Technician at The Howell Veterinary Care Center.
She attended Macomb Community College and earned an Associates degree of Applied Science. Sarah loves spending time with her husband Dave, their beautiful daughter Ella, and her adorable cat Moe and two puppies Gizmo, a Lhasa Apso, and Diesel, a French Bulldog.

Carolyn S.
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Carolyn S.

Carolyn is a Licensed Veterinary Technician at the Howell Veterinary Care Center. Carolyn attended Baker College of Port Huron and has an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends, nap and watch movies. Carolyn has a dog named Darby two crazy cats named "Kitty" and "Kitty" who impress the family with their hunting skills.

Amanda M.
Client Ambassador

Amanda M.

Amanda is our Client Ambassador at the Howell Veterinary Care Center. She was born and raised in Richmond. She is currently attending Macomb Community College and hoping to attend Wayne State University within the next year. She enjoys watching movies and being with friends and family. She has 1 cat named Calvin who is a Siamese mix that she rescued at 4 weeks old; he is now 2 years old and is so spoiled!

Logan B.
Veterinary Support Team

Logan B.

Logan is our Veterinary Support Team member at the Howell Veterinary Care Center.
He was born and raised is China Township. He enjoys camping, biking and playing video games. He rescued his cat Loki at 6 weeks old.

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