Welcome to Howell Animal Hospital

(517) 546-1340


Robert Renton, DVM

Robert Renton, DVM

Rob specializes in equine medicine. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. His uncle, Dr. Charles Renton, started Howell Animal Hospital in 1952. Rob took over the practice in 1997. Rob started with his first Shetland Pony at the age of 11 and has been involved with Arabian horses since 1974.

He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Large Animal at MSU, is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), Michigan Equine Practitioners (MEPA), including being past president, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).

In his spare time, Rob enjoys reading, traveling, outdoor activities and MSU basketball. Go Green!

Mary Lindamood, DVM

Mary Lindamood, DVM

Mary was born and grew up in Plymouth, Michigan, the oldest of 4 girls. She graduated in 1983 from Plymouth Canton High School and attended Northern Michigan University and Madonna College for her undergraduate studies. In 1994, she graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent her first year working in a mixed animal practice in the Salem/South Lyon area before relocating to Howell for a job as an associate veterinarian at Howell Animal Hospital.

Over the years Mary has developed a strong interest in alternative veterinary medicine. She completed the Veterinary Spinal Manipulation (chiropractic) course at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center with Dr. Pedro Rimera in 2007. She is currently studying traditional Chinese Veterinary herbal medicine and has taken a course in veterinary acupuncture.

In her free time, Mary enjoys gardening, fly fishing, backpacking and yoga.

Connie Sveller, DVM

Connie Sveller, DVM

Connie earned her BS in 1981 and graduated from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. After graduation she was an associate veterinarian for three years and then opened her own practice in Swartz Creek, Michigan where she cared for both small animals and horses. After twenty years of being a practice owner, she decided to sell her business and semi-retire. Dr. Sveller works part time for the Howell Animal Hospital.

Connie has been married to her husband Rick for 32 years. They reside in Swartz Creek and have one son, Shane.

In her spare time, Connie enjoys reading and sports, especially golfing with her husband and watching the MSU Spartans!

Diane Kettel, DVM

Diane Kettel, DVM

Dianne attended Purdue University and earned her bachelors of science in 1992 and her veterinary degree in 1995. She practiced as a small animal veterinarian in Indiana until moving to Brighton, Michigan and taking time off to raise and homeschool her two daughters. She kept up her interest in veterinary medicine, and has joined Howell Animal Hospital as a part time veterinarian. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA,) Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA,) and the Livingston County Veterinary Medical Association (LCVMA.)

Dianne has been married to her husband Richard for 22 years. In her spare time, she likes to run, volunteer in her community and at her church library, and write novels for teens, with one published and two more in the works.

Kelly Burns, LVT

Kelly Burns, LVT

Kelly started working at Howell Animal Hospital in 1993. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1994 with a BS in Animal Science and again in 1997 with an associates degree in veterinary technology.

She has four children, three dogs, and a miniature horse.

Outside of work, she enjoys anything outdoors, reading, soccer, her family and rooting for Spartan soccer and basketball.


Kim, LVT

Kim graduated from MSU in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology. She has a background in emergency medicine and oncology but has developed special interest in surgery and anesthesia over the years. She is also a big advocate of client education.

Kim grew up in Brighton and lives locally with her husband and two daughters. They have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a very spoiled bunny that keep them busy.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family traveling, camping and on their boat. Kim used to be a dedicated dressage rider and competitor but sold her horse recently to spend more time with her family.

Jennifer, LVT

Jennifer, LVT

Jen started working at the Howell Animal Hospital in 2010. She graduated from Baker College of Flint in 2009. She lives in Fowlerville with her dog and 3 cats. In her spare time, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

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Sarah is a proud graduate of Michigan State University. She is active in the community through her church, Heart of the Shepherd Lutheran Church. She enjoys trail riding with her Arabian mare, Lizzie. Sarah has worked at the Howell Animal Hospital since 1993.

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Alane joined the Howell Animal Hospital team four years ago. She enjoys interacting with our clients and their companion animals

She lives in Howell with her family and their three dogs and two cats.

In her free time, she enjoys RV'ing, photography and scrap booking.

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Liz started working as a receptionist at a different vet clinic in 1999. In July of 2014, she and her husband moved to Howell and she began working at Howell Animal Hospital. They share their home with their lab mix Reba, which they adopted from animal control. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies and Tiger baseball.


Ashley started working for Howell Animal Hospital in December of 2014 as a Veterinary Assistant.

She has always been passionate about animals. She has a horse, 2 dogs and a rabbit.

In her free time, Ashley loves to run, exercise and ride her horse.

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Has been working in the vet field since 1999. Worked in emergency medicine for 15 years. Lives in Fowlerville with her 2 children (son and daughter) and her husband. She has 3 dogs and an elderly foster dog. Lindsay loves to travel and spend time with her family and watch her son play sports.

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Carly started in January 2018. Has worked at multiple horse show barns up to national level. She has a Bachelor of Science in Anmal Science from MSU. She LOVES her pet pigs.

Howell Animal Hospital
  • 215 E. Highland Rd.
  • Howell, Mi 48844
  • Tel: 517.546.1340
  • Fax: 517.546.1168


  • Mon. 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue. 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed. 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu. 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun. Closed

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