Dr. Cynthia Essig, our Chief of Staff, joined the Willowood Acres Veterinary Clinic team in 2014. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from California Polytechnic State University and a Master's in Mathematics from Purdue University. Dr. Essig earned a DVM degree from Michigan State University. She is a certified equine massage therapist. Her Professional interests include ophthalmology, surgery, sports medicine & rehabilitation and equine massage therapy.

Dr. Helen Szostak joined the Willowood Acres Veterinary Clinic team in 2000. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Natural Science from Madonna College in 1974 and earned her DVM degree from Michigan State University in 1993. Dr. Szostak is also a certified Veterinary Chiropractioner. She is a breeder of Flat-coated Retrievers and was recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as the Sporting Group Breeder of the Year.

Dr. Kaitlin Chou grew up in New Jersey and currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received an undergraduate degree and earned a DVM degree from Cornell University. Dr. Chou joined the Willowood Acres Veterinary Clinic team in June 2017. Her special interests include feline medicine, dentistry, and acupuncture.

In her spare time, Dr. Chou enjoys hiking, the art of tea ceremony, and playing video games. She also shares her home with one cat and a bird.