Wilson Veterinary Hospital has grown to include several doctors from a diverse background, practicing at our main hospital and satellite practices. Call today to check their availability and locations you can find them.
Dr. Wilson attended Michigan State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Reproductive Physiology, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1984. In 1992 he was certified as a diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, with a specialty in dogs and cats, and was re-certified in 2002. Professional affiliations include SEMVMA, Society of Theriogenology, MVA and AAHA. Dr. Wilson is the owner and serves as the Medical Director of four AAHA full-service hospitals—in Washington, Sterling Heights, Dryden and Yale. His interests include canine reproduction (founded Michigan Canine Reproductive Services in 1998), orthopedic surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, emergency, ferrets and Bulldogs. Dr. Wilson is married with four children, and has lived in the Romeo area since 1990.
Dr. Laura Baumert: Dr. Baumert graduated Cum Laude from the Honors Program at Wittenberg University in 1995, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. She attended Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine, from which she graduated in 1999 with an emphasis on small animal medicine and oncology. Dr. Baumert lives in Washington Township with her husband, two boys, one dog, and three tortoises. Her clinical interests include dentistry, ultrasounds, and care of senior pets.
Dr. Schwanger received her B.S. from Notre Dame in 2002. She continued her education at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with honors in 2008. She then completed a three year residency in theriogenology (reproduction) at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She plans to become board-certified with the American College of Theriogenologists. Her special focus is on reproductive studies; including artificial and transcervical insemination, surgical implants, C-sections, medical management of pyometra and other reproductive diseases/disorders, neonatal medicine, and semen evaluation and freezing. In her spare time Dr. Schwanger breeds and shows her Golden Retrievers in field and obedience rally competitions.
Dr. Donovan graduated from Michigan State University in May 2009 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She previously attended Oakland University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in May 2004. Dr. Donovan has a particular interest in feline medicine, cardiology and preventative medicine. When not working she enjoys spending time with her husband Jim and four Snowshoe Siamese cats.
Dr. Griffin received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in May of 2003. Upon graduation, she completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, MD. Her professional interests include internal medicine and ultrasonography. Apart from caring for furry family members, she most enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and travel.
Dr. Hawkins graduated with honors from Michigan State University in 2000, where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She has completed an internship at the Animal Hospital of Pittsford in Rochester, New York. Dr. Hawkins practices out of our Washington location. Her interests include ultrasound, reproduction and soft tissue surgery. In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, reading and spending time with her family and pets.
Dr. Guisinger graduated with high honors from Michigan State University in 2000. He completed his undergraduate degree in Microbiology at the University of Michigan in 1993. His practice interests include soft tissue surgery, ultrasound, endoscopy, dentistry and cardiology. His current pets include two dogs and a cat. In his spare time, Dr. Guisinger enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing a variety of outdoor sports. He is also an amateur zymergist.
Dr. Holly graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. He received a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Oakland University before beginning his veterinary medicine education in St. Kitts, West Indies. Dr. Holly completed his final clinical year of training in College Station Texas at Texas A&M University. In 2004 he completed the CPE portion of the ECFVG program. Dr. Holly’s medical interests include small animal surgery, medicine, orthopedic surgery and clinical cytology. He is the proud parent of a beautiful daughter, Arianna, and his family also includes two cats, Loki and Andie.
Dr. Joswick attended Michigan State University. She received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 2006 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2010. Her professional interests include behavioral modification, internal medicine, and abdominal ultrasound. Dr. Joswick’s current pets include her Australian Shepherd mixed breed dogs, Jasmine and Sprocket; and her cat, Picasso (aka Paczki). In her free time, Dr. Joswick enjoys outdoor activities, camping, art and photography.
Dr. Kerby graduated from Iowa State University in May 2000 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. He is currently one of our overnight emergency Veterinarians at Wilson Veterinary Hospital and has an extensive background in emergency services, including prior positions in Michigan and Massachusetts. When not stamping out disease and pestilence, Dr. Kerby coaches soccer, writes Science Fiction and enjoys various activities with his beautiful wife and four children. Family pets include fish and a mixed breed digging machine named Riley.
Dr. Kniahynycky has worked in small animal practice since 1981 and joined our practice in 2004. His interest is in general practice.
Dr. Kraft attended Michigan State University, where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1981. Her past experience includes positions at Brown City Veterinary Clinic, the Humane Society of Macomb, Michigan Veterinary Clinic and Manchester Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Kraft currently divides her time among all four hospitals. Her interest includes general medicine. Dr. Kraft resides with her two children, two dogs, eight cats, three cockatiels and various horses and steers.
Dr. Krieger graduated in May 2006 from Michigan State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. His professional interests are emergency medicine, large breed dogs, soft tissue surgery, and neurology. Dr. Krieger currently resides with his wife Carrie, two children, Great Dane "Ox," English Bulldog "Mugsy," and two cats, "Houdini and Cider.
Dr. Krieger graduated from Michigan State University in 2002 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. He practiced small animal emergency medicine before joining the staff. His interests include surgery and emergency medicine. Dr. Krieger currently resides with his wife, son and three dogs. In his free time he enjoys playing golf and attending sporting events.
Dr. Marshall received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2000 from Michigan State University. She graduated with honors, and previously worked at the Rochester Hills Michigan Humane Society. She especially enjoys working with exotics (reptiles and “pocket pets”). In her free time she also enjoys hiking, camping and creative memories.
Dr. Nordrum works primarily in our Yale office, but can be occasionally found on weekends at our Washington hospital. She graduated from Michigan State in 1971 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked at several clinics, emergency hospitals and small animal day practices in California and Michigan. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery and she believes strongly in client education.
Dr. Seprak graduated from Michigan State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2011. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Oakland University while competing in Division 1 Cross Country and Track. Her medical interests include general medicine and exotic animal husbandry. In her free time she enjoys hiking and camping with her husband Igor, and a variety of canine sports (including agility, skijoring and herding). Julie and Igor reside with two active Kelpie dogs, two cats, four leopard geckos and an assortment of tropical fish.
Dr. Steggall is a 1995 graduate of Michigan State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a Bachelor of Science degree. He currently works at our Yale and Washington hospitals. Dr. Steggall is especially interested in preventative medicine and behavioral development. He is an avid reader, a longtime musician/vocalist at his local church, and a mountain bike enthusiast.
Dr. St. Jean performed her pre-veterinary studies at Michigan State University and in 1994 obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida. Her past experience includes a position at Animal Clinic of North Clarksville in Clarksville, Tennessee. Her interests include general medicine. Her household includes her husband, two sons, two cats and three dogs.
Dr. Shanti earned her D.V.M. degree from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Since then she has lived and worked throughout the Southeastern Michigan area, acquiring a wealth of general practice experience.
Dr. Marcordes joined the practice in March of 2011 after spending the last 7 years as an emergency veterinarian at a large referral/specialty hospital in Chicago. She graduated from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Her special interests are emergency medicine and client education. When not at work she enjoys time with her husband and their 2 children, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.
Dr. Pearson graduated from Iowa State University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 1993. She then completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri. Following her internship, she was accepted into the residency program at the University of Missouri, where she completed her three-year residency in internal medicine. Dr. Pearson was also enrolled in the Master's program during her residency, where she researched the effects of parvovirus on the white blood cells of puppies. She finished her Master's Degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences and completed her residency in 1997.
Dr. Pearson became board-certified with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1997. She opened her own referral and emergency practice in Omaha, NE. She remained in Omaha for four years and then moved to Michigan and practiced with Michigan Veterinary Specialists for 1 and 1/2 years. She then moved to Colorado and practiced along the front range. She returned to Michigan in 2015 and joined Wilson Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Pearson has been highly trained in all aspects of internal medicine; however, she has a special interest in neurology, endocrinology, respiratory diseases, and oncology. She has extensive experience with cardiac and abdominal ultrasound and all endoscopy procedures.
In her free time, Dr. Pearson enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, 4 dogs, cat, and micro/mini pig named Nelson.