Andrea Cross, DVM
Dr. Cross is the owner and sole practitioner at Alpine Animal Hospital, which she designed and built. She is a lifelong resident of Genesee County: born in Flint, raised in Grand Blanc (GBHS graduate 1973), currently resides in Davison Dr. Cross graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary medicine in 1980. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. She has multiple pets of her own and is an avid dog trainer starting in 4H as a child. She currently shows dogs throughout the United States and Canada.
My love of animals started at birth – I loved anything with fur. It escalated when I was about 4 years old and I wanted Lassie for Christmas. I ended up with a stuffed toy and then began my crusade for a real dog. My parents got me a cat that summer… nice, but not the dog I wanted. A cute shaggy poodle/terrier mix joined our family a year later. From that time I have only been without a dog in my home for about 4 years of my life.
Since 1982 I have bred, raised and shown Bearded Collies. I also have been a professional handler and handled show dogs in every Group. I was also fortunate to have been able to travel to and show dogs not only all over North America, but also in South America, England, Israel, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. In the past I also bred and showed horses, and although I no longer own any I still attend horse shows occasionally as a spectator. I am also a groomer with about 30 years experience grooming show and companion dogs. I do like cats and always had several in the barn when I had horses. But my severe allergies make it impossible for me to live with them. So I cuddle them at work whenever I have the opportunity.
My first job, at 15, was in a vet clinic and I have not been far from one since then. I have worked as a Vet Tech in mixed, small and large animal clinics and also a short stint at an Emergency clinic. I spent three years at an equine only practice before coming to Alpine in 2005. I enjoy the “family” feeling of a smaller practice – where I can establish a more personal relationship with the animals and their families.