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Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

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Cindy Shmon Professor and Head, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Soft tissue surgery, neurosurgery, urogenital surgery, injuries in working and growing dogs, teaching of surgical skills


Faculty

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Adrien Aertsens Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Companion Animals


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Barbara Ambros Associate Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences | Small Animal Clinical Head, VMC

Research Area(s): Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management


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Koji Aoki Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Gurpreet Aulakh Fedoruk Chair in Imaging Science | Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Imaging science


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Shannon Beazley Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Anthony (Tony) Carr Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Electrocardiography, blood pressure and platelet function


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Kevin Cosford Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Small animal internal medicine


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Melanie Craven Associate Professor, Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Isabelle Desprez Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Tanya Duke Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Anesthesia, pain control and critical care


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Allison Foster Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Jerome Gagnon Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Veterinary oncology


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Marina Leis Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Veterinary Ophthalmology


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Kathleen Linn Associate Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Small Animal Surgery


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Jennifer Loewen Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Emergency and critical care


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Candace Lowe Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Veterinary Dentistry


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Valerie MacDonald-Dickinson Associate Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Veterinary medical oncology


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Monique Mayer Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Veterinary radiation oncology, medical physics, oncologic imaging


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Stephanie Osinchuk Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Veterinary ophthalmology


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Tammy Owens Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Small animal clinical nutrition


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Dennilyn Parker Associate Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Avian, exotic and wildlife medicine


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Lynne Sandmeyer Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences | Small Animal Clinical Head, VMC

Research Area(s): Veterinary ophthalmology


Picture of  Cindy Shmon

Cindy Shmon Professor and Head, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Soft tissue surgery, neurosurgery, urogenital surgery, injuries in working and growing dogs, teaching of surgical skills


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Elisabeth Snead Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies | Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Feline infectious diseases, comparative prostatic disease in dogs and men using synchrotron imaging, canine obesity, canine and feline diabetes


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Gregory Starrak Associate Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Medical imaging


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Sally Sukut Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Medical education and cross sectional imaging (CT and MRI)


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Behzad Toosi Allard Research Chair in Oncology | Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Oncology


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Kimberly Tryon Assistant Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): MRI technology


Staff

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Christina Barlow Assistant to the Department Head, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Janna Boymook Finance Assistant, Dean's Office/Adminstrative and Finance Assistant, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Carol Wilson Department Office Assistant, Undergraduate Program Co-coordinator and Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


Clinical Associates

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Dayle Borchardt Clinical Associate, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Brittany Davis Clinical Associate, Emergency Medicine, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Deb De Rantere Clinical Associate, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Christine Egger Clinical Associate, Anesthesiology, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Vivian Fan Clinical Associate, Radiation Oncology, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Masako Fujiyama Clinical Associate, Anesthesia, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Erinn Hilberry Clinical Associate, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Carling McCrea Clinical Associate, Anesthesia, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Rebecca Mycock Clinical Associate, Emergency Medicine, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Kira Penney Clinical Associate, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Romany Pinto Clinical Associate, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


Picture of  Karen Sheehan

Karen Sheehan Clinical Associate, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Jordan Woodsworth Clinical Associate, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


Professors Emeriti

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Chuck Farrow Professor Emeritus, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Bruce Grahn Professor Emeritus, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Surgical therapy of glaucoma, retinopathies and ocular pathology


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John W. Pharr Professor Emeritus, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Marion (Meg) Smart Professor Emeritus, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Susan Taylor Professor Emeritus, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research Area(s): Medical, neuromuscular and neurological problems affecting canine athletes


Adjunct Professors


Residents

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Charles Boisclair Resident, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Brad Cotter Resident, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Kaustubh Dongaonkar Surgery Resident, Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Following graduation in 2009, Dr. Dongaonkar completed a MVSc in 2012 and then practiced in India. In 2016 he moved to the US and completed internships at North Carolina State University, Auburn University and Louisiana State University.


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Jasmine Gu Medical Imaging Resident, Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Dr. Gu completed both a rotating internship and medical imaging internship at WCVM.


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Siu To (Toad) Koo Medicine Resident, Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Amy Larkin Resident, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Crystalyn Legg-St. Pierre Resident, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Daniel Moreno Medicine Resident, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


Picture of  Jennifer  Pelchat

Jennifer Pelchat Resident, Anesthesiology, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Maria Podsiedlik Resident, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Kanae Takada Resident, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Alison Williams Medical Oncology Resident, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


Graduate Students

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Jessica Brocos Duda Graduate Student, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Evelyn Harris Graduate Student, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Manpreet Kaur Graduate student, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Jessica Sharpe Graduate Student, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


Clinical Interns

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Fernando de Paula Freitas Rotating Intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Alex Focken Rotating Intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Alexandra Frey Belotta Medial Imaging and Medicine Intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Tsung Han Tu Rotating Intern, Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Bruna Hech Rotating Intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Danica Lucyshyn Ophthalmology Intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Cheyenne Nadbrzezna Zoological, exotic and wildlife medicine (ZEW) intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Mathieu Paulin Medicine Intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Olivia Saunders Rotating Intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Go Togawa Rotating Intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences


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Sheena Wong Rotating Intern, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences