Meet Our Doctors

Village Vet is fortunate to have wonderful doctors leading our practice. With their combined knowledge of general medicine and integrative therapies, they make it possible for us to give you and your pet more treatment options.

Get to know Dr. Tulson and Dr. Flanagan below, and reach out to speak with our team
or book an appointment by calling one of our two locations today!

Stevensville - (269) 235-9380
St. Joseph - (269) 983-2929

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Dr. Dawn Tulson DVM, CVA, CVMM, CCAT

Dr. Tulson is a 2006 Graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture (mixed animal), food therapy, and certified in veterinary medical manipulation (chiropractic) from Chi University. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two young children, and 3 dogs. Outside the office, Dr. Tulson loves to travel with her family and show horses.


Dr. Kelly Flanagan DVM

Dr. Kelly Flanagan is a 2001 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and joined our team at Village Vet in November 2021. Although she’s a proud Buckeye, Dr. Flanagan is a native of the Kalamazoo area. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Hope College, but in order to pursue her Master of Science degree in biology at Bowling Green State University, she moved to Ohio. After 10 years, she moved back to southwest Michigan due to her love of the area, and close proximity to family.

Dr. Flanagan's family includes her husband and two children. She has a dog, three cats, a snake, poison dart frogs, aquatic salamanders, and several fish. Dr. Flanagan's veterinary interests include dentistry and internal medicine, but in her free time, she enjoys bird watching, knitting, and traveling.


Dr. Kayleigh Pivonka DVM

Dr. Pivonka graduated from Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020.  She initially worked at a mixed animal practice and quickly recognized the benefit of incorporating Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine into her practice.  Soft tissue surgery and acupuncture are two of her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine.  Currently, Dr. Pivonka only offers Acupuncture, but hopes to add more aspects of TCVM to her repertoire.  Outside of the office, her two horses, various poultry, cats, dog and martial arts take up the majority of her time.


Dr. Michelle Rivera

I am a veterinarian who graduated in 2013 from UdeG (University of Guadalajara) in Mexico. Currently, I am in the process of getting my veterinary license to practice in the USA. I am seeking to get my specialty in soft tissue surgery or ophthalmology in small animals. In my free time, I love being outdoors (surfing, hiking or camping) or cooking with my husband.  I love to travel to different countries and get immersed in their cultures and cuisine. I have one cat, his name is Vincent.

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Dr. Dana Hall DVM

Dr. Hall is a 1999 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is interested in veterinary rehabilitation (physical therapy) and completed the veterinary rehabilitation course at the University of Tennessee in 2010. Her other areas of interest include dermatology and internal medicine. Dr Hall lives with her husband, mother, and two dogs. In her free time she enjoys hiking, birdwatching, and learning to play the harp.