About Us


Meet Our Veterinarians

We are committed to your pet’s care!

Derek Erickson, DVM

Dr. Erickson joined the Animal Emergency Hospital team in 2017 after earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. While at MSU, Dr. Erickson was awarded the Dr. Robert B. Ziegler Caring Award.

He truly has a large heart for little paws. He shares his home with Michele, a morkie, and Romy, a chihuahua/dachshund mix.

Dr. Erickson enjoys kayaking, golf, fishing and hiking. His most recent ventures were along the Incan Trail in Peru. He also enjoys Magic the Gathering and trivia.

Chelsea Bickerstaff Dost, DVM

AEH gladly welcomed Dr. Bickerstaff to the team early in 2018. She earned her Bachelor’s in Animal Science in 2010 and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2014 from Michigan State University. After practicing general medicine for four years, she has gained special skills in internal medicine and surgery. She is now embracing emergency and critical care medicine.

Dr. Bickerstaff is married and lives on a small farm with horses, cows, chickens and ducks. Her home is blessed with Wilma, a great dane, Pebbles, a blue heeler, and two cats, Chester and Elvis.

She enjoys gardening, riding horses, and farming with her husband. They also enjoy bonfires and concerts together in the summer.

Compassionate, quality emergency care when your pet needs it most.

AEH is staffed with a doctor after-hours Monday through Friday and 24 hours on weekends and Holidays.


1148 E. Bristol Rd.
Burton, MI 48529

Contact Info

Phone: (810) 238-7557
Sunday-Saturday: Open 24 Hours

Having an emergency?

If you are concerned about any symptoms that your pet may be experiencing, please call (810) 238-7557. We recommend that all concerns warrant an exam and consultation with a veterinarian.