Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
Pictured is Dr. Griffin’s mischievous Rhodesian Ridgeback named Bash.
Dr. Amanda Griffin grew up on a cattle farm in Nunica, Michigan, where she cared for creatures of every shape and size. She was constantly around animals, and it was clear early on that she had a natural affinity for the earth’s creatures and their health needs. Dr. Griffin was only a little girl when she decided that she would one day become a veterinarian! Now, she’s worked in a veterinary clinic setting for more than 25 years—she couldn’t be happier to continue helping pets and their loving owners here at Deepwoods Veterinary Services.
After a few years of post-high school general education studies at Grand Valley State University, Dr. Griffin moved to Lexington, Kentucky and earned her Bachelor’s degree in biology from Eastern Kentucky University. Next, she headed to Auburn University in Alabama to study veterinary medicine, graduating a few years later with her Doctorate. Dr. Griffin moved back to Kentucky, became engaged to her husband, and moved to Ohio for a time while he completed his degree. The couple returned to Kentucky for several years before relocating again to Michigan, and they’ve lived here ever since.
Around the hospital, Dr. Griffin especially enjoys small-animal internal medicine, and she also has a soft spot for senior pet care (inspired by her beloved cat, Deebo, who lived to be 24 years old!). Most of all, she likes to spend time getting to know the area’s pet owners and their adorable companions one-on-one.
When she’s not at work, Dr. Griffin likes caring for her flock of chickens, and spending quality time with her family. She and her husband have two young children, Julia and Riggs, as well as a pair of cats who go by Kevin and Kimmy and a mischievous Rhodesian Ridgeback named Bash.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”