Our Veterinarians

Susette Aquino
DVM, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Susette Aquino
DVM, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Susette Aquino is interested in medical and surgical treatment options of keratoconjunctivitis sicca, often referred to as dry eye, and surgical correction of ocular disease associated with eyelid conformation. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, she was a critical care nurse in human medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Residency, Ophthalmology, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Aquino enjoys her garden, hiking and training her dogs in competitive sports. Marea is her Doberman, and Mochi is a lab mix.
Paul Cunningham
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Paul Cunningham
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Paul Cunningham’s clinical interests include cardiovascular diseases, specifically cardiomyopathies and vascular thromboembolic disease, and he looks forward to seeing what discoveries in human medicine will translate to veterinary medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Dr. Cunningham likes hiking, swimming, fishing and camping. Occasionally he dusts off his violin to clear his head and unwind. His pets include boxer mix Tilley and betta fish Finnegan.
Chris Hencken
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Chris Hencken
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Chris Hencken enjoys treating toxicity cases and is also interested in neurology and cardiology. She loves to work with reptiles and amphibians, as well as cats and dogs.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Emergency Clinic, Toronto, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Hencken enjoys swimming, reading, horseback riding and spending time with her husband and daughter. Additional family members include three cats named Esther, Jack and Gallifrey; Emma, a lab/setter mix; a bearded dragon named Smaug; and two ball pythons, Oro and Salek.
Kevin McKenna
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kevin McKenna
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kevin McKenna served as an infantryman and veterinarian with the U.S. Army before joining us. Stabilizing and treating trauma patients is his favorite aspect of emergency medicine, and performing soft tissue surgery is one of his favorite procedures.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ
Dr. McKenna enjoys soccer, running, kayaking, hiking, reading and video games. He and his wife, a primary care veterinarian, have two boys. The family has a dog, Ghost, and three cats. Oscar, Clover and Kaelee.
Gwen Sila
DVM, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Gwen Sila
DVM, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Gwen Sila is particularly interested in corneal disease, inherited retinal diseases and glaucoma.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Arts, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo MI
Dr. Sila lives with Aussie-mix named Butters. She enjoys exploring downtown Ann Arbor, mountain biking with friends, running, spending time in the kitchen, and knitting.
Tracy Tamashiro
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Tracy Tamashiro
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Procedures that particularly interest Dr. Tracy Tamashiro include laceration repair, thoracocentesis and pericardiocentesis, and treating proptosed eyes, or eyes that have come out of the socket. She also finds rattlesnake envenomations interesting to treat.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, Albuquerque NM
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Hanover College, IN
Dr. Tamashiro can be found rock climbing, playing soccer and swimming. Her quieter pastimes include reading, watching live music and drawing. Travel is also a passion. She has two dogs, rescued boar hunter Halawa, and dachshund-Pomeranian mix Bo.