John F. Wilson - DVM D.A.B.V.P.
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.
Clairissa Barz, DVM
Dr. Barz graduated from The Ohio State University in 2001 with a degree in veterinary medicine. After a brief foray into the world of general practice, she began working exclusively in emergency medicine, where she found her niche and passion. She has a special love (addiction?) for dachshunds. She lives in Fenton with her husband and 2 human children along with their 5 wiener dogs and Munchkin cat (the wiener dog of the cat world). When not saving lives, she enjoys being a Girl Scout leader and crafting.
Laura Baumert - DVM
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. Laura Besecke
Dr. Laura Besecke graduated from Ross University in 2014, where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical and surgical training at Michigan State University's School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Besecke's professional interests include dentistry, dermatology, and internal medicine, with a particular passion for feline medicine. Dr. Besecke lives with her fiance and her two cats, Ciera and Sammi. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Cory Breen - DVM
Dr. Breen graduated from Michigan State University in 2003 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He has practiced emergency medicine for 12 years. His interests include emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Breen resides with his wife, two children, and their two dogs, Coco and Ava. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, playing hockey, and watching sports.
Keith Burge - DVM
Dr. Burge graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology in 2009, and with is Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. His medical interests include general practice, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, and cardiology. He currently lives with his wife, Hannah, their dog "Roscoe" and cat "Wheezie." In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, guitar, and hiking.
Dr. Matt Capitanio
Dr. Matt Capitanio attended the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine, emergency, and surgery at Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialists. Outside of working at Wilson Veterinary Hospital, Matt enjoys volunteering his time providing veterinary care in conservation and field work projects. He has worked with black rhinos in South Africa, baboons in Ethiopia, mountain gorillas in Rwanda, production animals in New Zealand, and he participates in spay and neuter campaigns in Mexico.
Matt is a published author in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and is a previous recipient of the Morris Animal Foundation Scholarship. Matt also contributed to the American Veterinary Medical Association's panel for depopulation, to better structure guidelines for the ethical treatment of animals during response in large-scale emergency situations.
Matt Dincau, DVM
Dr. Dincau graduated from veterinary school in 2014. He attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine for his pre-clinical years, and his clinical year was done at NC State University. Upon graduation, he took his first job at a very busy general practice in southern Oregon. Wanting to try a different field of veterinary medicine and another locale, he took an ER position in Washington State. This was where he realized that he enjoyed the varied cases and excitement of ER medicine. Growing up in Michigan and being away from family finally brought him back to the mitten. Dr. Dincau lives with his beautiful wife, two children, and dog. He loves spending time with family, traveling, and all manner of outdoor activities.
Kristin Donovan - DVM
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.
Rebecca Griffin - DVM
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.
Amy Hawkins Guisinger - DVM
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.
Chris Guisinger - DVM
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.
Adrian P. Holly - DVM
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.
Jamie Joswick - DVM
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.
Dawn Kabacinski, DVM
Dr. Kabacinski graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She brings 20 years of emergency experience to Wilson Vet Hospital. Her special interests include emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and feline medicine. Dr. Kabacinski lives with her wife of 17 years, Janell, and her three children, 2 boys ages 8 and 7 and her 1-year-old daughter. She has 4 cats, Echo, Zoolander, Bonzai, and Mixie. She also has 3 dogs, Vixen, Izzy, and Jovie. In her free time, she enjoys camping, traveling, and scouting with her 2 sons.
Bryce Kerby - DVM
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.
Adrian J. Kniahynycky - DVM
Dr. Kniahynycky has worked in small animal practice since 1981 and joined our practice in 2004. His interest is in general practice.
Vera L. Kraft - DVM
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.
Jeremy B. Krieger - DVMDr. 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.
Yvette Marshall - DVM
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.
Rachel Murray, DVM
Dr. Murray graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She also attended the Chi Institute's Acupuncture Certification Program in 2017. Her professional interests include rural medicine, mixed animal medicine (farm animals, horses, chickens), shelter medicine, working and service dogs, and complementary medicine, especially acupuncture. Dr. Murray has a passion for general practice and loves getting to know her clients and pets and taking care of them across their lifespans. In her free time, Dr. Murray enjoys backpacking, teaching students at MSU, and spending time at home on her farm with sheep, turkeys, chickens, her two dogs, Cashew and Boatswain, and cat, Sete.
Andrea Nordrum - DVM
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.
Jennifer Pearson, DVM, DACVIM
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.
Leeah Schwanger - DVM
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.
Julie Seprak - DVM
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.
Todd Steggall - DVM
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.
Christine L. St. Jean - DVM
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.
Shanti Subramanian - DVM
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.
Belinda Marcordes-Wilson - DVM
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. Cornelius Withers
Dr. Withers was born and raised in Tuskegee, Alabama. From a young age, he has done all he could to help animals. Dr. Withers received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Poultry and Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 from Tuskegee University. After graduating from veterinary school, he completed an internship in clinical pathology at Tuskegee University. Dr Withers' professional interests in clinical pathology have led him to pursue a residency in clinical pathology with an attraction to teaching afterwards. Dr. Withers is married to his beautiful wife, who is expected to graduate from Tuskegee University's school of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. They have four fur babies: Jeremy (Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix), Diamond (Boxer/Dutch Shepherd mix), Elijah (Domestic Shorthair cat), and Carmen (Domestic Longhair cat). In the future, Dr. Withers plans to start a family and have a shared business with his wife.