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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 
 
Adrienne Bentley, DVM, DACVS
  •  Staff Veterinarian
  •  Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Dorothy Brown, DVM, Penn Vet, Surgery, Clinical Trials Dorothy Cimino Brown, DVM, DACVS
  • Professor, Surgery
  • Chair,  Clinical Studies-Philadelphia
  • Director, Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center
  • Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Clinical Trials
Dana Clarke, VMD, Penn Vet, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Interventional Radiology Dana Clarke, VMD, DACVECC 
  • Lecturer, 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
  • Lecturer, Surgical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
 Dr. Kendra Hearon, Surgeon, Ryan HospitalKendra Hearon, VMD, DACVS, Fellow of Surgical Oncology, ACVS
  • Lecturer, Surgical Oncolgy
  •  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, Surgery
  • Director, PennHIP
  •  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
Residents
Krista Cioffi, Penn Vet, Surgery Krista Cioffi, DVM, MPH
Georga Karbe, Penn Vet, SurgeryGeorga Karbe, DVM
Dr. Jacob Rubin 
Jacob Rubin, DVM
Chloe Wormser, VMD, Penn Vet Surgery Chloe Wormser, VMD
Dr. Owen Fink  Owen Fink, DVM
Dr. Heidi McDevitt Heidi McDevitt, DVM
Dr. Jessica Baron
Jessica Baron, DVM
Dr. Kayla Corriveau  Kayla Corriveau, DVM