New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Surgery Clinical Team

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

Surgery Faculty/Clinicians
Kim Agnello, Penn Vet, arthroscopy, orthopedics, Ryan Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Small Animal Surgery
  • Director, Total Hip Replacement Program
  • Arthroscopy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Total hip replacement
  • Orthopedic oncologic surgery

Lillian Aronson, Penn Vet, surgery, renal transplant
  • Co-Section Chief of Surgery
  • Professor, Surgery 
  • Director, Renal Transplantation Program
  • Microvascular surgery
  • Protosystemic shunts
  • Renal transplantation
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Urinary tract surgery/endourology 

Dana Clarke, VMD, Penn Vet, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Interventional Radiology
  • Assistant Professor, Interventional Radiology & Critical Care
  • Stenting for tracheal collapse
  • Interventional radiology, vascular interventions
  • Urinary tract surgery/endourology
  • Emergency & critical care

David Holt, Penn Vet, Surgery
  • Professor, Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Airway surgery-brachycephalics and laryngeal paralysis
  • Portosystemic shunts
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Surgical oncology 

Dr. Jennifer Huck
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Barchycephalic airway disease
  • Oncologic surgery 
  • Canine osteoarthritis
Dr. Anna Massie, Penn Vet
  • Anna Massie, DVM, DACVS-SA
  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Small Animal Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Total hip replacement
  • Joint resurfacing
Dr. Michael Mison, Penn Vet
  • Ryan Hospital Director and Chief Medical Officer
  • Professor, Clinical Surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Avian/exotic animal surgery
Dr. Jason Syrcle, Penn Vet 
  • Jason Syrcle, DVM, DACVS 
  • Associate Professor, Clinical Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
Susan Volk, VMD, Penn Vet, Surgery
  • Co-Section Chief of Surgery
  • Associate Professor, Soft-Tissue Surgery
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Wound healing and reconstruction
  • Regenerative medicine
Dr. Molly Flaherty, Penn Vet
Surgery Residents
Dr. Brittany Abrams, Penn Vet
  • Brittany Abrams, DVM
  • Resident, Surgery
Dr. Kristin Bailey, Penn Vet
  • Kristin Bailey, DVM
  • Resident, Surgery
Dr. Marie Burneko, Penn Vet
  • Marie Burneko, VMD
  • Resident, Surgery
Dr. Tiffany Kan, Penn Vet
  • Tiffany Kan, DVM
  • Resident, Surgery
Dr. Hilary Ludwig, Penn Vet
  • Hilary Ludwig, DVM
  • Resident, Surgery
Dr. Hunter Piegols, Penn Vet
  • Hunter Piegols, DVM
  • Resident, Surgery
Dr. Rachel Williams, Penn Vet 
  • Rachel Williams, DVM
  • Resident, Surgery
Surgery Nursing Staff
  • Michelle DeVuono Capps, CVT - Surgery Supervisor
  • Marta Bates, CVT - Assistant Surgery Supervisor
  • Austin Boldt, CVT
  • Peg DeLisle, CVT
  • Cami Elliot, CVT
  • Heidi Herb, CRCST - Sterilizing Manager
  • Nicole Smith - Surgery Technician
  • Karen Steffa-McQuillan - Surgery Technician