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Small Animal Services

Small Animal Surgery

Appointment Times

Orthopedics and Neurosurgery: Monday and Wednesday mornings, with surgeries scheduled for the following Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Soft Tissue and Oncosurgery: Tuesday and Friday mornings, with surgeries scheduled for the following Wednesday, Thursday and Monday.

For consultations/appointments, contact: Orthopedic and Neurosurgery: Carrie Bubb, CVT, 217-265-5533



Soft Tissue and Oncosurgery: Michelle Jaeger, CVT, 217-333-6808



Special Interests

  • Angular limb deformities
  • Arthroscopic joint exploration
  • Canine hip dysplasia
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Diseases of the elbow and shoulder
  • Fracture repair
  • Oncologic surgery
  • Surgery of exotic animals

Special Capabilities

  • C-arm radiology during surgery
  • Circular rings and hybrid fixation
  • Fluoroscopy-guided fracture repair
  • Harmonic scalpel
  • Joint replacement
  • Laparoscopy
  • Locking plate fracture fixation
  • Thoracoscopy


Soft Tissue and Oncosurgery

R. Avery BennettR. Avery Bennett, DVM, MS, DACVS • General soft tissue surgery, surgery of exotic animals, oncologic surgery, microsurgery, minimally invasive surgery.

Cathy L. GreenfieldCathy L. Greenfield, DVM, MS, DACVS • Thoracic and gastrointestinal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and veterinary education research.

Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

Dominique J. GriffonDominique J. Griffon, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, DECVS • Arthroscopy, abnormal limb conformation and elbow/stifle diseases, total hip replacement, bone graft substitutes.

Wanda Gordon-EvansWanda Gordon-Evans, DVM, PhD, DACVS • Elbow replacement, osteoarthrosis, post-operative pain management, cartilage repair.

Ann L. JohnsonAnn L. Johnson, DVM, DACVS • Fracture repair, bone healing, corrective osteotomies and growth deformities.

Sandra Manfra MarrettaSandra Manfra Marretta, DVM, DACVS, DAVDC (Surgery, Dentistry) • Epidemiology of dental disease in the dog and cat; advances in the recognition and treatment of periodontal endodontic disease, jaw fractures, and TJM luxations in these species.

Additional Staff

Kevin Au, ResidentKevin Au, Resident

Melissa HofferMelissa Hoffer, Resident

Michael McFaddenMichael McFadden, Resident

Chantal ImbsChantal Ragetly, Resident

Guillaume RagetlyGuillaume Ragetly, Resident

  • Meghan Sullivan, Resident
  • Nancy Bauer, CVT
  • Carrie Bubb, CVT
  • Susan Hewitt, CVT
  • Michelle Jaeger, CVT
  • Kim Knap, CVT
  • Laura Lindstrom, CVT
  • Heather Soder, CVT