Dr. Timothy Guild
Dr. Timothy Guild was only a little boy when he decided that he would one day become a veterinarian. He set that goal when he was young and didn’t waver from it once—Dr. Guild is grateful every day for the opportunity to help pets and their owners as a veterinarian! He’s the proud co-owner of Walnut Lake Animal Hospital along with his business partner, Dr. Rollo.
Dr. Guild is from northern Michigan and worked in his uncle’s veterinary clinic for several years during late high school and early college. He attended Michigan State University to obtain his Bachelor’s degree in science, then headed to the Caribbean to earn his veterinary degree at Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Guild completed his clinical work at a large animal hospital in Chicago, working closely with board-certified veterinarians to learn advanced skills and procedures, before graduating as a licensed veterinarian and returning to Michigan to launch his career.
Drs. Guild and Rollo took over Walnut Lake Animal Hospital from the previous owner in March of 2018, and they’ve been caring for the area’s pets here ever since. Dr. Guild has a special passion for surgical work, but his favorite part of his job is meeting families and getting to know them over the years. Nothing beats making sure that a family’s beloved animal companion stays happy and healthy for a lifetime.
Away from the office, Dr. Guild is an avid golfer—he recently had the opportunity to visit Scotland and play on the first 18-hole golf course ever made!—and he also loves to spend quality time with his family and pets. Along with his wife, Betsy, and their two young children, Ellie and Henry, he shares his home with one pet: Woody, a goofy Irish Setter who never fails to put a smile on Dr. Guild’s face.