South Lyon Animal Clinic

Our Practice


South Lyon Animal Clinic’s mission is to earn the confidence, trust and respect of the local community and its employees by offering exceptional professional services. Our team is committed to utilizing and improving their professional knowledge, experience and love for animals while keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.


Steven Burns, D.V.M.

Dr. Burns was born and raised outside Akron, Ohio and now lives in Indian Village in Detroit with his wife Marge and their four children Michael, Edward, Thomas and Anna.  His family’s collection of pets includes a gecko, a mouse and numerous fish and a beagle named Juno.   He attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio where he received a B.S. in both Biology and Environmental Sciences and worked as a zookeeper at the Toledo Zoo and researched Humpback Whales in Cape Anne Massachusetts.  He attended the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo pursuing a Masters degree in Physiology doing research on captive rhinos and wild horses in Nevada.  Dr. Burns attended The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine from 1992 to 1996 and has worked in Southeastern Michigan since graduation.  He has worked with the Detroit Zoo as a Relief Veterinarian and with the State of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources handling wildlife situations.  Dr. Burns is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), and Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (SEMVMA).  Dr. Burns has been the owner of the Walled Lake Veterinary Hospital since 2001 and  purchased South Lyon Animal Clinic in 2018



Shannon has been with Dr. Burns and his veterinary practice since 2002.  She and her husband Brett and 3 children reside in Milford.  She is a graduate of Michigan State University and completed the Veterinary Practice Management Program through Purdue University.  She received her CVPM in 2016.  She is currently a member of the Michigan Association of Veterinary Practice Managers (MAVPM), and Veterinary Support Personnel Network (VSPN).  She also has 2 dogs, 1 cat and a tortoise. Most of all she enjoys working with such a fantastic team that shares the same love and passion for animals.


Megan- Assistant

Megan joined our staff in 2010. She is currently attending the veterinary technician program with Penn Foster College and is an active member with the local greyhound rescue group. Megan has three greyhounds (Dave, Honey, and Penny) and one cat (Dottie). When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.



Chloe started working at South Lyon Animal Clinic in early 2018. Before working here, she worked in a large animal emergency hospital for 2 years as an assistant. Currently, she is enrolled in a vet tech program with Penn Foster. In her free time, Chloe enjoys kayaking, going for hikes and fishing. She has two dogs named Asher (pug mix) and Cooper (Tibetan Spaniel). 



When you come into our office you will see Debbie at our front desk. She has been working at South Lyon Animal Clinic since 2004 and has 32 years of veterinary experience. She is a wonderful asset to our team. Debbie is married and has four children. She is also the proud grandmother of four (Amelia, Haley, Jackson, and Mason). She has one cat (Timmy). Debbie enjoys spending time and playing cards with her family and friends at their cottage in upper Michigan.