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Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Meet our Team

Department Head

Spencer Johnston

Spencer Johnston

VMD, Diplomate ACVS
Department Head
James and Marjorie Waggoner Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
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Faculty

Frane Banovic

Frane Banovic

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
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Renee Barber

Renee Barber

DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology)
Assistant Professor of Neurology
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Joseph Bartges

Joseph Bartges

DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
Professor of Internal Medicine and Nutrition
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Fiona Bateman

Fiona Bateman

DVM, DACVD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
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Benjamin Brainard

Benjamin Brainard

VMD, DACVAA, DACVECC
Professor of Emergency and Critical Care
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Scott Brown

Scott Brown

VMD, PhD, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Edward H. Gunst Professor of Small Animal Medicine
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Josia Meigs Distinguished Professor
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Steve Budsberg

Steve Budsberg

DVM, BS, MS, DACVS
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Director of Clinical Research
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Andrew Bugbee

Andrew Bugbee

DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
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Karen Burg

Karen Burg

Ph.D., M.S., B.S.
Harbor Lights Endowed Chair
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Paula G. Ciembor

Paula G. Ciembor

DVM, MS, PhD
Co-Director, Infectious Diseases Laboratory
Assistant Research Scientist
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Kevin Clarke

Kevin Clarke

DVM, DACVS
Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedics
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Dawn Clarke

Dawn Clarke

DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Oncology
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Sarah Louise Czerwinski

Sarah Louise Czerwinski

DVM, DACVO
Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
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Katie Diehl

Katie Diehl

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVO
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
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Stephen Divers

Stephen Divers

BVetMed, DZooMed, DZooMed, Dip.ECZM (Zoo Health Management, Herpetology), DACZM, FRCVS
Professor of Zoological Medicine (zoo, wildlife, aquatics and exotic pets)
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Amy Dixon-Jimenéz

Amy Dixon-Jimenéz

DVM, DAVCIM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiology
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Amanda Erickson Coleman

Amanda Erickson Coleman

DVM, DACVIM
Assistant Professor of Cardiology
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Sam Franklin

Sam Franklin

MS, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR
Assistant Professor of Orthopedics
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Ashley Franklin

Ashley Franklin

DVM
Clinical Instructor
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Jennifer Good

Jennifer Good

DVM, DACVECC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Critical Care
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Christopher R. Gregory

Christopher R. Gregory

DVM, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
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Janet Grimes

Janet Grimes

DVM, MS, DACVS
Assistant Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery
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Tracy Lynn Hill

Tracy Lynn Hill

DVM, DACVIM, PhD, MRCVS, DECVIM-CA
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
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Spencer Johnston

Spencer Johnston

VMD, Diplomate ACVS
Department Head
James and Marjorie Waggoner Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
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Marc Kent

Marc Kent

DVM, DACVIM
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Small Animal Inpatient Chief
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Amie Koenig

Amie Koenig

DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
Associate Professor of Emergency and Critical Care
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Selena Lane

Selena Lane

DVM, DACVECC
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care
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Travis Laver

Travis Laver

VMD, PhD, DACVIM
Assistant Professor of Oncology
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Jörg Mayer

Jörg Mayer

DVM, MS, DABVP (ECM), DECZM, DACZM
Associate Professor of Zoological and Exotic Animal Medicine
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Alison G. Meindl

Alison G. Meindl

DVM
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Kate Myrna

Kate Myrna

DVM, MS, DACVO
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
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Nicole Northrup

Nicole Northrup

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Associate Professor of Oncology
Chief of Outpatient Medicine
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Simon R. Platt

Simon R. Platt

BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
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Tony Puglisi

Tony Puglisi

DVM, MS, DIPLOMATE ACVS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
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Jane Quandt

Jane Quandt

DVM, MS, DACVAA, DACVECC (Anesthesia & ECC)
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
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Gregg Rapoport

Gregg Rapoport

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Clinical Assistant Professor of Cardiology
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Branson Ritchie

Branson Ritchie

DVM, MS, PhD, DABVP, ECAMS
Professor
Co-Director, Infectious Diseases Laboratory
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Ira Roth

Ira Roth

DVM, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Community Practice Clinic
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Corey Saba

Corey Saba

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Associate Professor of Oncology
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Chad Schmiedt

Chad Schmiedt

DVM, DACVS
Associate Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery
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Jo Smith

Jo Smith

MS, VetMB, PhD, DACVIM
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
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Mandy Wallace

Mandy Wallace

DVM, MS, DACVS
Assistant Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery
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Cynthia R. Ward

Cynthia R. Ward

VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, Small Animal
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Joint Faculty

Rita McManamon

Rita McManamon

DVM
Clinical Instructor
Director, UGA Zoo and Exotic Animal Pathology Service
Joint Appointment with Small Animal Medicine & Surgery and Pathology
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Melissa Baron

Administrative Associate

Fran Cantrell

Business Manager

Samuel Speir

Student Worker

Katy Tracy

Administrative Specialist I

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