Kristin Barncord, Resident
Rebecca Cervenec, Resident
Dr. Cervenec graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University in June of 2011. She completed a rotating internship in internal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Cervenec holds a Master of Science degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Arizona. Dr. Cervenec is interested in interventional cases and management of acquired heart disease.
Christopher D. Stauthammer, Assistant Clinical Professor
Dr. Stauthammer completed his undergraduate and veterinary studies at the University of Illinois. He continued his professional training as an intern and resident in Comparative Cardiology at the University of Minnesota. In 2009, Dr. Stauthammer joined the faculty as an assistant clinical professor of Cardiology. Dr. Stauthammer has received several teaching, service, and academic awards. He is actively involved in Clinical Research at the University of Minnesota and provides excellent training and education to DVM students, interns, and residents.
Daniel Heinrich, Resident
Jed Overmann, Assistant Clinical Professor
Dr. Overmann completed his DVM at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, Iowa in 2004. In 2007 he completed a Veterinary Clinical Pathology Residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Overmann is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Overmann is interested in diagnostic hematology and cytology, immune-mediated hematologic diseases, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and case-based learning in the veterinary curriculum.
Jill Schappa, Resident
Dr. Schappa is a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Schappa is interested in translational and comparative medicine.
Davis Seelig, Assistant Professor
Leslie C. Sharkey, Professor
Dr. Sharkey obtained her BS with Honors from the University of Michigan, followed by a DVM and PhD in cardiovascular physiology from the Ohio State University. She became a diplomate of the ACVP in 1999, and was on faculty at Tufts University in Boston before joining the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sharkey is interested in experimental pathology, cancer biology, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Daniel Almeida, Assistant Clinical Professor
Dr. Almeida graduated from Veterinary School in his hometown of Brasilia, Brazil in 2003. After a few years of private practice experience and a position as an official veterinarian for the Brazilian government, Dr. Almeida started his residency and graduate program at the U of M in 2007. After finishing his Masters degree and residency in Comparative Anesthesiology, Dr. Almeida became an instructor in anesthesiology and joined the rest of the faculty shortly after as an Assistant Professor. His clinical interests include local and regional blocks as adjuncts to general anesthesia/acute pain management and post-anesthetic morbidity and mortality. Dr. Almeida’s other interest lies in Forensic Veterinary Medicine, and he currently serves as a board member of the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association.
Caroline Baldo, Assistant Clinical Professor
Liz Goudie, Resident
Dr. Goudie is a 2010 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship in surgey, medicine, critical care, and neurology at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in New York, New York.
Lynelle F. Graham, Clinical Professor
Dr. Graham graduated from the University of Minnesota CVM in 1995, and then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Graham then returned to her alma mater where she completed a residency/graduate degree in anesthesiology (1996-1999), and has advanced training in veterinary acupuncture, chiropractic and herbal medicine. Her clinical interests include pain management, critical care, herbal medicine and acupuncture. She is a board certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (DACVA).
Erin Wendt-Hornickle, Assistant Clinical Professor
Emergency Medicine / Critical Care
Alexia Berg, Resident (Summer 2014)
Efa Llewellyn, Resident
Dr. Llewellyn is a 2010 graduate of Royal Veterinary College, London. She is interested in the acute management of the polytrauma patient, sepsis and management of the coagulopathy patient.
Katie Moyer, Resident
Dr. Moyer is a 2009 graduate of the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota as a resident, she completed an internship Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Tufts Cummings Foster Hospital for Small Animals in Massachusettes.
Lisa Powell, Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Powell completed her veterinary education at Texas A&M University. She completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Animal Medical Center and a residency in Emergency/Critical care at Tufts University. She serves as ICU Director and Residency Supervisor.
Mallory Salcedo, Resident
Dr. Salcedo is a 2011 graduate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University. She completed a rotating internship in surgery and medicine at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego.
Julie Schildt, Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Schildt earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Minnesota and a Residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Michigan State University.
Tara Sime, Resident
Dr. Sime is a 2008 graduate in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota. She completed an internship at Animal Emergency Center in Glendale, WI
Kristin Smith, Resident (Summer 2014)
Kelly Tart, Associate Professor
Dr. Tart completed her veterinary education at the University of Minnesota. She completed an internship in Emergency and Critical Care through Veterinary Institute of Trauma, Emergency and Critical Care and a residency in Emergency/Critical Care at the University of Minnesota.
Jeff Todd, Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Todd earned his DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Minnesota.
Heather Fairbairn, Assistant Clinical Professor
Kristi Flynn, Assistant Clinical Professor
Dr. Flynn is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She emphasizes quality medicine and client service with an emphasis on professional improvement, teamwork and collaboration within the veterinary community.
Sue Lowum, Assistant Clinical Professor
Dr. Sue Lowum graduated veterinary school from the University of Minnesota with many awards and honors. She then went on to complete a rigorous rotating internship at the University of Minnesota where she gained experience in emergency medicine, surgery, and internal medicine. She joined our General Practice Service in 2008. Dr. Lowum’s medical interests are numerous but include geriatric medicine, preventative medicine, endocrine disease, cardiology, oncology, and gastrointestinal disease.
Margaret Root Kustritz, Professor of Theriogenology
Dr. Peggy Root Kustritz is a 1987 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. After working in small animal private practice in the Twin Cities for several years, she returned to the University of Minnesota, completing a residency in theriogenology. She achieved board certification in theriogenology in 1994, and completed a PhD in theriogenology in 1995. She currently is employed as an associate professor in small animal reproduction and also serves as vice-chair of the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department and Assistant Dean of Education of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She is the author of several veterinary texts and one text for dog breeders and is a frequent speaker for lay and veterinary audiences.
P. Jane Armstrong, Professor
Joseph Bisignano, Resident
Abigail Bongard, Resident
Jenny Cho, Resident
Eva Furrow, Assistant Professor
Lisa Gorman, Resident
Jennifer Granick, Assistant Professor
Stephanie Kennedy, Resident
Yoojin Kim, Resident
Jody Lulich, Professor
Lindsay Merkel, Assistant Professor
Rita Miller, Assistant Professor
Laura Molgaard, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Carl Osborne, Professor
Ned Patterson, Professor
David Polzin, Professor
Pat Redig, Professor
Lisa Riggs, Resident (Summer 2014)
Michelle Ritt, Associate Clinical Professor
Rachel Smith, Resident (Summer 2014)
Justin Wakayama, Resident
Robert J. Washabau, Professor
John Wright, Visiting Veterinarian
Kari Anderson, Associate Clinical Professor and Section Chief
Dr. Anderson received her D.V.M. from the University of Minnesota, completed a small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University, and completed her radiology residency at the University of Tennessee. Prior to her radiology residency, Dr. Anderson practiced for two years at a small animal veterinary hospital in Minnesota. Her special interests include clinical applications of radiology, nuclear medicine and ultrasound. Dr. Anderson has 17 years of radiology experience.
Frederic David, Assistant Clinical Professor
Daniel Feeney, Professor
Dr. Feeney received his D.V.M. from Colorado State University, completed a small animal rotating internship at Purdue University, and completed his master’s degree and radiology residency at the University of Georgia. His special interests include the use of imaging techniques (particularly radiography, ultrasonography, and computed tomography) to conduct medical work-ups and investigate spontaneous disease. Dr. Feeney has 35 years of radiology experience.
Christopher Ober, Assistant Clinical Professor
Dr. Ober received his D.V.M. from North Carolina State University, completed a small animal rotating internship at Tufts University, and completed his PhD and radiology residency at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. His special interests include musculoskeletal imaging and the use of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate spontaneously occurring disease. Dr. Ober has 9 years of radiology experience.
Erin Ryan, Resident
Megan Maclellan, Resident
Antonella Borgatti, Assistant Professor
Alexis Denysyk, Resident
Erin Dickerson, Assistant Professor
Sara Fritz, Resident
Michael Henson, Assistant Clinical Professor
Fekadu Kassie, Assistant Professor
Jaime Modiano, Professor
Jillian Zientek, Resident (Summer 2014)
- Margaret Duxbury, Assistant Clinical Professor
- Keum Hwa Choi, Assistant Professor
- Gary S. Goldstein, Professor
- Erin Vicari, Resident
- Sandra Koch, Associate Clinical Professor
- Lisa Reiter, Assistant Clinical Professor
- Sheila Torres, Professor
- Alistar McVey, Associate Professor
- Julie Churchill, Associate Clinical Professor
- Christine Lim, Assistant Clinical Professor
- Margaret V. Root Kustritz, Professor
Philip Allen, Resident
Greg Anderson, Associate Clinical Professor
Daniel Balogh, Resident
Michael G. Conzemius, Professor
Dr. Conzemius received his D.V.M. from Iowa State University in 1990. He earned a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in 2000 from Iowa State University. Dr. Conzemius received the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence in 2002. He holds several patents, including two for a canine total elbow implant.
Erin Corbin, Resident
Kevin Haynes, Resident
Ann Heffernan, Resident (Summer 2014)
Kristina Kiefer, Assistant Professor
Dr. Kristina Kiefer is a University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine graduate, earning her DVM in 2006. She advanced her training further with a small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, and a surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Medicine. She returned to the University of Minnesota, where she competed a surgical residency, and a PhD in Veterinary Medicine. Her research studies and interests lie in surgical disease and regenerative medicine. She has completed multiple studies evaluating canine adipose derived stem and progenitor cells to treat osteoarthritis. Her surgical interests include management of polytraumatic cases, reconstructive and minimally invasive surgical procedures, and surgical oncology.
Rickard Kohler, Resident
Betty Kramek, Clinical Professor
Elizabeth LaFond, Associate Clinical Professor
Jeff MacLellan, Resident
G. Elizabeth Pluhar, Associate Professor
Dr. Pluhar received her D.V.M. from Oregon State University in 1989. She earned a master of science degree in molecular biology from Northern Illinois University. In 1999, she earned a Ph.D. in veterinary sciences/comparative orthopaedics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include improving total joint longevity, development of bone graft substitutes, the study of osteoclasts and bone graft incorporation, and the investigation of novel gene and immunotherapies for brain tumors.
Justin Uhl, Resident
Small Animal Internship Program
Liz LaFond, Director of Small Animal Interns
Dr. Michelle Acierno
Dr. Koji Aoki
Dr. Caitlin Barry-Heffernan
Dr. Heidi Fink
Dr. Colleen Guidot
Dr. Jonathan Musser
Dr. Katerine Stoddard
Technical Staff and Labs
|Minnesota Urolith Center||Surgical Research Lab||Modiano Lab|
|Michelle Buettner||Michael Conzemius||Jaime Modiano|
|Amy Cokley||Elizabeth Pluhar||Ashley Graef|
|Sarah Davidson||Vicki Wilke||Daisuke Ito|
|Lori Koehler||Kari Ekenstedt||Kiersten Jensen|
|Sandra Leach||Kristina Kiefer||Jong-Hyuk Kim|
|Kristin Petersen||Kristy Metivier||Mitzi Lewellen|
|Laura Swanson||Milcah Scott|
|Lisa Ulrich||Rachit Gupta|
|ESAS and Student Surgery|