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Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Meet our Team

Department Head

Spencer Johnston

Spencer Johnston

VMD, DACVS
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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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)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Josia Meigs Distinguished Professor
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Steve Budsberg

Steve Budsberg

DVM, MS, DACVS
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
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Andrew Bugbee

Andrew Bugbee

DVM, DACVIM
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, DACVIM
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, DACVO
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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Amanda Erickson Coleman

Amanda Erickson Coleman

DVM, DACVIM
Assistant Professor of Cardiology
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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-SA
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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Richard Hurt

Richard Hurt

DVM, MS, DACVS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics
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Spencer Johnston

Spencer Johnston

VMD, DACVS
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
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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
Assistant Hospital Director
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Simon R. Platt

Simon R. Platt

BVM&S, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), Diplomate ECVN, FRCVS RCVS Recognized Specialist of Veterinary Neurology
Professor of Neurology
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Tony Puglisi

Tony Puglisi

DVM, MS, DACVS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
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Jane Quandt

Jane Quandt

DVM, MS, DACVAA, DACVECC (Anesthesia & ECC)
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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Daniel Sakai

Daniel Sakai

MV, DACVAA
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
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Chad Schmiedt

Chad Schmiedt

DVM, DACVS
Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery
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Jo Smith

Jo Smith

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

Mandy Wallace

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

Cynthia R. Ward

VMD, PhD, DACVIM
Professor of Internal Medicine
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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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Technical Staff

Annie Bullington

Annie Bullington

Lab Manager II
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Tara Denley

Tara Denley

Laboratory Technician III
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Courtney Tolbert Herrera

Courtney Tolbert Herrera

Veterinary Assistant
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Kathy Hoover

Kathy Hoover

Laboratory Technician III
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Rob Miller

Rob Miller

RVT
Laboratory Manager I
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Lydia Moss

Lydia Moss

Veterinary Assistant I
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Megan Norton

Megan Norton

Laboratory Technician
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Lynn Reece

Lynn Reece

RVT
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Melissa Baron

Administrative Associate

Fran Cantrell

Business Manager

Samuel Speir

Student Worker

Katy Tracy

Administrative Specialist I

Kimberly Alexander DVM

Resident in Oncology

Juliet Armstrong DVM

Resident in Neurology

Susan Arnold DVM

Neurology Resident

Rebecca Bates DVM

Resident in Cardiology

Kathleen Bedard DVM

Resident in Ophthalmology

Katherine Bibi DVM

Resident in Neurology

Jasper Burke

Specialty Intern, Emergency Critical Care

Jared Cantor BS, DVM

Specialty Intern, Community Practice Clinic

Edward Cheng DVM

Rotating Intern

Jessica Comolli DVM

Resident in Zoo Med

Daniel Cutler DVM

Resident in Zoo Med

Chelsea Davis DVM

Resident in Internal Medicine

Tori DiCiccio

Rotating Intern

Vanna Dickerson DVM, MS

Resident in Surgery

Naina Dinesh DVM

Specialty Intern, Internal Medicine

Andre` Escobar DVM, Ms, PhD, DCBCAV

Resident in Anesthesia

Brittany Feldhaeusser DVM

Resident in Oncology

Kirsha Fredrickson

Rotating Intern

Kristin Freund DVM

Resident in Surgery

Trevor Gerlach DVM

Resident in Cardiology

Amber Harris

Rotating Intern

Jacob Helmick DVM

Resident in Surgery

Spencer Kehoe DVM

Resident in Zoo Med

Grace Lai DVM, MS

Resident in Surgery

Benjamin Lee DVM

Resident in Oncology

Brittany Lucchetti DVM

Resident in Emergency Critical Care

Kasey Mabry DVM

Resident in Internal Medicine

Dayle McClintock VMD

Resident in Dermatology

Sarah Miller DVM

Resident in Zoo Med

Krista Mitchell DVM

Resident in Anesthesia

Max Parkanzky DVM, MS

Resident in Internal Medicine

Lily Parkinson DVM

Resident in Emergency Critical Care

Amelia Roos

Rotating Intern

Samantha Salmon DVM, MS

Resident in Cardiology

Ashley Schick DVM

Resident in Surgery

Melissa Skinas

Rotating Intern

Emily Strzok DVM

Specialty Intern, Dermatology

Britt Thevelein DVM

Resident in Emergency Critical Care

Eileen Wong DVM

Resident in Emergency Critical Care

Jennifer Zimmer DVM

Resident in Ophthalmology

Kelli Zimmerman DVM

Resident in Ophthalmology

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