Cheryl Good, DVM, has been the owner and veterinarian at Dearborn Family Pet Care, Dearborn, Michigan, from May 1995 to present, and was previously an associate veterinarian at Westborn Animal Hospital, also in Dearborn, Michigan, from June 1988-April 1995. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, Michigan State University in 1983, and her DVM at Michigan State University in 1988.
In addition to her role as member of the NAVC Board of Directors, Dr. Good serves in a number of leadership roles and professional affiliations. These include Medical Director and Board Member of the Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter (FFDAS), Accredited Hospital Member, American Animal Hospital Association; a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, Member and Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association; a Board Member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (Certified Member), a member of the Best Friends Animal Society,
Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Group, Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau; and a certified member of the Cornell Feline Health Center and American Heartworm Society.
She has earned a number of certificates and awards during her career, including Fort Dodge Pain Management Certification; Certificate of Appreciation for being the Top Donation Getter for the Santa Paws Drive for FFDAS; Certificate of Appreciation for Sponsoring the Lions Calendar for FFDAS; Certificate of Appreciation for supporting the Canister Program and collecting donations for FFDAS; Certificate of Appreciation for being part of the Spay Day Program annually; Certificate of Appreciation for being the top sponsor for the FFDAS Mutt Strut and Pet Expo annually since 2006; Certificate of Appreciation for being one of the top sponsors for the Bowl 4 Animal Rescue event annually since 2006, which raises money for FFDAS and for Michigan Animal Adoption Network; and a Standard of Excellence Award from the Dearborn City Beautiful Commission, given to our practice annually from 1995-present.
Dr. Good lives in Saline, Michigan with her husband Mark. They have three children: Miranda, Ian and Alan, and their family includes several pets including K-doo, a DLH orange tabby; Sweeney, a DSH brown tabby; Jelly Bean, a DSH calico and Roscoe, a large mixed breed dog. She said, “My greatest pleasure is spending time with my family, whether we are traveling together or just having a meal together! My husband, children, parents, sister and brother and all of my extended family have always been so very supportive of me and that is a blessing that I am forever grateful for!” Her interests include most movies, but her favorites are science fiction, comedies and historical fiction dramas. She noted, “Growing up, my favorite actor was John Wayne and I could watch his movie The Cowboys over and over!” She also enjoys the Game of Thrones Series, Outlander Series and anything by Dean Koontz, Stephen King or Nicholas Sparks. She has traveled extensively all over the U.S. and internationally. She also enjoys going to sporting events — specifically Detroit Tiger baseball, Kalamazoo College Football and anything to do with Michigan State Spartans. Musical interests include going to concerts, especially country music concerts or any concert that her son Alan is performing in.
When did Cheryl first know you wanted to be a veterinary professional?
“I have always wanted to be a veterinarian. I was probably about 5 years old when I started to talk about taking care of animals. My parents were very supportive and encouraged me to pursue my dream. Growing up, I wanted to be just like James Herriott, but after my large animal rotations at Michigan State I realized that I was better suited to small animal medicine and surgery. I‘m a country girl at heart and love to ride horses, but being allergic to hay and dust and farm calls don’t mix.”