About Our Team

Over the many years that Veterinary Care Specialist and VCS Pets First have been part of our community, we have developed a team of highly trained doctors, veterinary technicians (or nurses), assistants, and reception staff that are devoted to providing the best care for your pet and your family. Some of our doctors have received advanced training beyond their veterinary degree, becoming boarded specialists within a selected field of medicine and/or surgery or performing internship training prior to joining our practice. All our doctors continue to advance their skills through in-hospital and online education and training programs as well as traveling to large continuing education programs.

Our technicians and assistants are selected because of their compassion and dedication to patient care. Their compassion as well as their technical skills are what makes each one of them key members of the VCS team. Our technicians and assiatnts also receive extensive continuing education both in-hospital and programs outside the hospital.


 Julie A. Hass, DVM, MS, DABVP (canine/feline)

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Dr. Julie Hass is a native of Michigan. She is a 1986 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she performed a years internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing her internship she attended The Ohio State University, receiving her Masters of Science while performing a residency in Neurology at The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hass completed her residency training at Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Shortly after completing her studies, Dr. Hass returned to Michigan in 1992.

Dr. Hass and her partner Peter Barnes began developing Veterinary Care Specialists shortly after arriving in Michigan. They recognized the need for quality emergency, critical care, referral and general medical and surgical care in south eastern Michigan and particularly in Huron Valley. Over the past 20 years VCS has grown and developed into a facility that provides exemplary veterinary medical and surgical services in a caring and compassionate environment.

 Jacqueline J Mair, DVM, MBA, Diplomate of ACVS

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My veterinary education was obtained at Michigan State University in 1999. I successfully completed an internal medicine internship and surgery residency at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.

Upon completion of my residency in July 2003 I accepted a full time surgery position at VCA Northwood Hospital in Indiana. I became a diplomate of the American college of veterinary surgeons in 2005. August 2008 I moved back to Michigan and began my Mobile Surgery Service as well as working at Veterinary Care Specialists in Milford, MI.

Prior to veterinary school I attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI where I obtained a degree in finance and economics after which I completed my Masters of Business Administration. I was employed by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies from 1989 through 1995.

Dr. Hasan Albasan

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Dr. Albasan graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ankara University and then enrolled in a PhD program in Clinical Sciences Department in the same school. After completing his MSc and PhD degrees in Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department of College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Albasan continued working with his mentors Drs Carl Osborn and Jody Lulich.

At the University of Minnesota, Dr Albasan, along with his mentors, designed and implemented many clinical and experimental studies on urolithiasis. Application of laser lithotripsy and its comparison with cystotomy published in JAVMA  are among the first clinical studies in the field of non-invasive treatment of uroliths in dogs. Dr Albasan has a number of publications in prestigious scientific journals as well as books. He presented a variety of his research findings at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum meetings.

Dr Albasan has special interest of veterinary nephrology and urology as well as internal medicine including acute kidney diseases, kidney failure, laser lithotripsy, ectopic ureter, cystoscopy, voiding hydrouropulsion, urethral stent, peritoneial and hemodialysis, etc,. He is a long time member of American Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology (ASVNU) as well as committee member of  ASVNU Research Committee. Dr. Albasan recently enrolled Hemodialysis Academy.

Veterinary Care Specialists is extremely excited to have Dr. Albasan join our team to provide advanced treatment options to surrounding veterinarians. Dr. Albasan has strong communication skills and enjoys working collaboratively with other veterinarians to solve major medical cases.  Referring veterinarians can expect regular communication, access to consultations and efficient follow-up on cases. A summary letter and copies of all relevant records, including imagining will be readily available.  In addition to Dr. Albasan’s new array of services we are also here for your other medical needs, below is just a sample of what he can help assist you and your clients.

Dr. Katie Raper

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Dr. Katie Raper obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Grand Valley State University and then went to the Ross University for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at Auburn University. Dr. Raper has zero human children, but she does have three “fur babies,” a Maltese mix named PD, a gigantic cat named Leo, and a kitten named Archie. Outside of the hospital Dr. Raper loves traveling, reading, scuba diving, lounging around with her pets and eating pizza!

 Kristin Hart , RDMS, RVT, RTR

Owner and operator of Advanced Veterinary Ultrasound LLC – performs advanced procedures in our office. Kristin is a Boarded Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Registered Vascular Technologist and Radiographic Technologist. She attended Henry Ford Ultrasound Program, six years, year round to sub-specialize, and two additional years of veterinary dedicated ultrasound in various states. With 18 years of human ultrasound an 16 years veterinary-dedicated ultrasound, Kristin is licensed to both perform and interpret ultrasound on your pet.
Advanced Veterinary Ultrasound, LLC is a veterinary-dedicated mobile service, brought to you in our office. This provides us with a wide range of sonographic skills. For example ultrasound can be used for abdominal, vascular, OB-Gyn, soft tissue, musculoskeletal, neuro, intraoperative and guided procedures such as biopsy and aspirate.
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