Dr. Ellen Belknap’s particular ophthalmology interests include corneal surgery and diseases of the eye related to systemic illness or infectious disease. Well published in professional literature in both of her specialties, she is in constant demand as a speaker at professional forums and other continuing education programs.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Residency, Ophthalmology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Residency, Ophthalmology, Auburn University, AL
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Residency, Food Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Master of Science, Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
Dr. Belknap volunteers her services performing ophthalmic exams on service dogs. She enjoys cycling, spinning, tennis and kayaking. She has two adult sons and a Labrador named Amy.
Dr. Sarah Morris is passionate about emergency medicine. She is especially interested in trauma cases due to the challenges they present. Before veterinary school, Dr. Morris worked for a number of years as a veterinary assistant and veterinary nurse.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Bachelor of Science, Zoology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Dr. Morris enjoys traveling to underdeveloped countries to provide veterinary care for those who don't otherwise have access to it. She has two pets, a beautiful “pibble” (pit bull) and a sassy cat.
The son of a veterinarian, Dr. Thomas Nelson feels profound accomplishment when he can repair a fracture, heal a wound or stabilize a patient in a life-threatening situation. While he enjoys nearly all types of surgery, he is especially enthusiastic about orthopedic procedures and thoracic surgeries.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles CA Specialty
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Atlanta GA
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Nelson and his wife, also a veterinarian, enjoy hiking, backpacking, bicycling, kayaking, rock climbing, water skiing, snow skiing and more. Their Labradors Wegl and Athena love to hike, and their cats Amora and Tux spend their time being lazy.
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Dr. Whitehead stays busy and active with his family, including two sons. He is an enthusiastic college football fan and occasionally plays bad golf. His rescued pets include Echo, a black lab mix, and Loki, a border collie mix.
After nine years as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Dr. Jackie Wypij remains dedicated to teaching others and is often invited to speak at national veterinary conferences. She also continues to pursue additional training for herself and has earned certificates in grief counseling, online teaching and clinical and translational research methods. Dr. Wypij’s particular clinical interests include canine lymphoma and mast cell tumors; feline cancer of all types, especially oral; and palliative and hospice care.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
Residency, Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Internship, Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Daemen College, Amherst NY
Dr. Wypij enjoys dancing the Argentine tango, hiking, camping or chasing after her two children.