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Surgery Clinical Team

Our surgery team comprises faculty/clinicians, residents, nurses and technicians, and students. 

 

Faculty/Clinicians


Name
Title
Area(s) of Specialty
Kim Agnello, Penn Vet, arthroscopy, orthopedics, Ryan Hospital Kimberly Agnello, DVM, DACS
  • Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Lillian Aronson, Penn Vet, surgery, renal transplant Lillian Aronson, VMD, DACVS 
  • Professor, Surgery 

  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Protosystemic Shunts
  • Renal Transplantation
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Urinary Tract Surgery/Endourology 

 Dr. Cara Blake, Penn Vet Cara Blake, DVM
  • Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery

Dr. Dorothy Brown, DVM, Penn Vet, Surgery, Clinical Trials Dorothy Cimino Brown, DVM, DACVS

  • Professor, Surgery
  • Director, Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center

  • Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Clinical Trials

Dana Clarke, VMD, Penn Vet, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Interventional Radiology Dana Clarke, VMD, DACVECC 
  • Staff Veterinarian, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Endourology 

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Urinary Tract Surgery/Endourology

Dr. Evelyn Galban, DVM, Penn Vet, Neurosurgery Evelyn Galban, MS, DVM, DACVIM

  • Lecturer, Neurology

  • Neurosurgery

 Dr. Michelle Giuffrida, VMD, Surgical OncologyMichelle Giuffrida, VMD, DACVS , Fellow of Surgical Oncology, ACVS
  • Staff Veterinarian, Surgical Oncology

  • Surgical Oncology

 Dr. Kendra Hearon, Surgeon, Ryan HospitalKendra Hearon, VMD, DACVS, Fellow of Surgical Oncology, ACVS
  • Lecturer, Surgical Oncology

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Soft Tissue Surgery

David Holt, Penn Vet, Surgery David Holt, BVSc

  • Professor, Surgery
  • Section Chief, Surgery

  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Portosystemic shunts
  • Respiratory surgery
  • Surgical oncology 

Jeffrey Runge, Penn Vet, Minimally Invasive Surgery Jeffrey Runge, DVM, DACVS
  • Assistant Professor, Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Head, Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Gail Smith, Penn Vet Surgery Gail Smith, VMD, PhD, DACVS

  • Professor Emeritus, Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Susan Volk, VMD, Penn Vet, Surgery Susan Volk, VMD, PhD, DACVS

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Wound Healing
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

 Dr. Jacob Rubin
Jacob Rubin, DVM
  • Resident

  • Surgery

 Chloe Wormser, VMD
Chloe Wormser, VMD
  • Resident

  • Surgery

 Owen Fink, DVM
Owen Fink, DVM
  • Resident

  • Surgery

Heidi McDevitt, DVM
Heidi McDevitt, DVM
  • Resident

  • Surgery

Jessica Baron, DVM
Jessica Baron, DVM
  • Resident

  • Surgery

Katherine Meyers, surgery, Penn Vet
Katherine Meyers, VMD
  • Resident

  • Surgery

 Joel Takacs, surgery, Penn Vet
Joel Takacs, VMD
  • Resident

  • Surgery