Meet Our Staff
Dr. Ronald Isaacson
Dr. Isaacson founded Madison Veterinary Hospital in 1970. He is a 1963 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University and served an internship at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He moved to Michigan in 1964.
Dr. I., as he is fondly called, is an active member of many professional organizations. He is chairman of the advisory board for veterinary technicians at Macomb County Community College. He takes special interest in the issues of veterinary practice management and feels that one of his most important goals is “to keep Madison Veterinary Hospital on the cutting edge of excellence.”
A proud father of three and grandfather of 10, Dr. I. is passionate about the closeness of his family and that Jesus Christ is Lord of his life.
Dr. I retired from practicing veterinary medicine in September 2006. He is still involved in the management and operations of Madison Veterinary Hospital while enjoying his retirement.
Dr. Scott Isaacson
Dr. Scott received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 1993 and served an internship at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at Rowley Memorial Hospital. He is the son of Dr. Ronald Isaacson and joined the staff at Madison Veterinary Hospital in 1994. Dr. Scott is trained in ultrasonography, rigid and flexible endoscopy, and laser surgery. He is experienced in orthopedic surgical repair of the cranial cruciate ligament, a common injury in mid- to large-size dogs.
Dr. Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and their three children. He tries to live his life according to the scripture verse of Madison’s cornerstone: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17
Dr. Scott likes playing softball, camping, and watching Michigan State basketball and football games. He is an active member of his local church and their youth group.
Dr. Scott loves being a veterinarian. He feels that pets are a gift from the Lord. Pets are here to bring us joy, and draw us in closer to our Creator. “I love being an instrument that helps develop that relationship with God.” His favorite part about working at Madison Veterinary Hospital is interacting with the clients and the staff about life and how their pets improve their lives. His guilty pleasures are sleeping in, energy drinks, and staying up late. Interesting fact about Dr. Scott: He has participated in mission trips to Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Liberia.
Dr. Kate Levey
Dr. Kate Levey graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. In her senior year, her fellow students honored her with the award for “Most Promise in Small Animal Practice.” Her professors honored her with the award for “Excellent Patient Care in Small Animal Medicine.” She practiced in Lake Orion for six years before joining Madison Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2011.
Dr. Levey works at Madison Veterinary Hospital part time to spend as much time with her family as possible. She loves spending time with her husband, Adam, and their beautiful daughter. She treats dogs, cats, and pocket pets. Dr. Levey enjoys ophthalmology, internal medicine, and ultrasonography. She works to stay current and provide medical excellence to her patients.
Dr. W. Andrew Rollo
Dr. W. Andrew Rollo graduated from Michigan State University in 2004 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. While at MSU, he became the second president of the Veterinary Practice Builders Association, helping to create scholarship opportunities for veterinary students to learn about the business side of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Rollo has been on the Veterinary Economics advisory board for the past several years, as well as being a contributing author to the journal. He also does speaking engagements on veterinary health topics.
Dr. Rollo treats dog, cats, and pocket pets. He specializes in stem cell therapy, an alternative form of treatment for a variety of conditions in animals such as arthritis.
He loves spending time with his wife, Erin, and their three children, and he enjoys running, hiking, and cottaging in northern Michigan. Dr. Rollo loves history (especially the founding of our nation), sports (Detroit Tigers and Michigan State Spartans), and writing. His guilty pleasure is fantasy football. His favorite foods are sushi and anything cultural. An interesting fact about Dr. Rollo is that he once rode in an elevator with Alan Thicke.
Dr. Rollo loves being a veterinarian and helping those who do not have a voice. His favorite part of working at Madison Veterinary Hospital is the committed and talented staff. He works hard to stay current on advances in veterinary medicine to be the best possible pet advocate he can be.
Dr. Chelsea Grimes
Dr. Chelsea Grimes is a local citizen who graduated from Cranbrook Kingswood High School in Bloomfield Hills, and then spent 8.5 years at Michigan State University, turning her blood green as TRUE Spartan!
Dr. Grimes graduated “With Honors” and the highest GPA of her program at Michigan State’s Lyman Briggs College with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics. She then went on to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University graduating in 2013 with a DVM degree along with the classmates that she lead for four years as the class co-president.
Dr. Grimes extended her veterinary knowledge with a rigorous, one-year internship at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Fishers, Indiana. Here, Dr. Grimes, completed rotations working alongside board certified veterinarians specializing in: neurology, oncology, emergency, radiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, surgery, and internal medicine. Upon completion of her internship, Dr. Grimes worked at The Michigan Humane Society in Detroit as an associate veterinarian.
Chelsea lives with her Maltese (Elliot), her Golden Retriever (Sawyer) and her Michigan Humane Society rescued Shih Tzu (Missy Meringue). She also has two rescued Siamese mixed cats (from her vet school days), Suki and Zoey. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Grimes enjoys snowboarding in the western mountains of the United States, laying on the beach, boating/water sports, and reading (mysteries!). As a former gymnast and diver, she also enjoys dancing (ballet) and pilates exercises.
Dr. Chelsea Grimes is excited to join the practice at Madison Veterinary Hospital where she has the opportunity to serve the local community and practice a high quality of medicine. She is looking forward to developing the trust of long term clients/patients and working with you to maintain the health of your cherished four legged companion(s) so that the bond between owner and pet can continue to flourish!