Our Doctors

Laurie Nelms, DVM, MS – Owner

I am excited to bring my love for emergency veterinary medicine and surgery to the greater Lansing area. I am originally from Alabama, completing an undergraduate degree in microbiology, a masters in anatomy and physiology, and my veterinary degree all at Auburn University—War Eagle! After graduating in 2008, I completed a rotating internship and eventually landed at Michigan State University for a surgical fellowship. During my time at MSU, I also worked in emergency medicine after hours. I found my personality and talents best suited there and have rooted myself in the field, working at various emergency hospitals throughout Michigan and Indiana the past 11 years. I have a 12 year-old Shih Tzu, “Peg” (named after “Lady and the Tramp”). In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, theater, and outdoor activities with my husband and two lovely daughters.

Derek Erickson, DVM

My veterinary career and love for animals began when I started working as a veterinary assistant at the local vet clinic in rural northern Wisconsin where I grew up. I moved to Michigan in 2013 when I was accepted into the college of veterinary medicine at MSU. Following graduation, I started working in emergency and have continued down that route. During this time, I have come to enjoy the multiple facets which emergency provides including internal medicine and surgery. My wife and I live in Lansing with 3 dogs, Willow, Romy and Michele as well as many cats. In my free time I enjoy camping, golfing, fishing, scuba diving and playing magic the gathering.

Kennedy Aldrich, DVM

I grew up in Chelsea, MI on a small hobby farm where I cared for chickens, dogs, cats, llamas, goats, cows, hogs, and horses. I decided that I wanted to become a veterinarian in middle school after getting involved with the veterinary care of our animals at home. I earned my Bachelor of Science in biology from Grand Valley State University and then attended Michigan State University for veterinary school. I was originally interested in large animal medicine, but after working as a veterinary assistant in different emergency hospitals during college I changed my career path to small animal emergency medicine. I now live west of Lansing with my three horses (Ripley, Rorke, and Copper), cat (Cash), and dog (Ivy). In my free time, I enjoy playing the violin, drawing, and spending time outdoors.

Alisha Kuhtic, DVM

Bio coming soon…