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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. Poppy Bristow
Poppy Bristow, BVetMed, MVetMed
  • Lecturer, Companion Animal Surgery

  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Soft Tissue surgery

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 
  • Assistant Professor, Interventional Radiology

  • 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

David Holt, Penn Vet, Surgery David Holt, BVSc

  • Professor, Surgery

  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Portosystemic shunts
  • Respiratory surgery
  • Surgical oncology 

Michael Mison, DVM, Penn VetMichael Mison, DVM, DACVS
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Soft tissue surgery
Jeffrey Runge, Penn Vet, Minimally Invasive Surgery Jeffrey Runge, DVM, DACVS
  • Assistant Professor, Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Head, Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Section Chief, Surgery

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Soft tissue 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

Chloe Wormser, VMD
Chloe Wormser, VMD
  • Lecturer, Surgery

  • Surgery

Owen Fink, DVM
Owen Fink, DVM
  • Resident

  • Surgery

Dr. Brian Brophy
Brian Brophy, DVM
  •  Resident

  •  Surgery

Heidi McDevitt, DVM
Heidi McDevitt, DVM
  • Resident

  • Surgery

Dr. Katherine Meyers
Katherine Meyers, VMD
  • Resident

  • Surgery

Dr. Valerie Nesser
Valerie Nesser, DVM
  • Resident

  • Surgery

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

  • Surgery