Our vets.

Nathan Bodnar

DVM

Emergency Medicine
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On The Job

Dr. Nathan Bodnar’s special interests include toxicology and endocrine emergencies.

Education

  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Dove Lewis Animal Hospital, Portland, OR
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Off Duty

Dr. Bodnar enjoys spending time with his wife and kids along with his dogs and cats. He also enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and exploring new areas.

Brooke Clark

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care
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On The Job

Dr. Brooke Clark enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine. She especially enjoy transfusion medicine and managing coagulation disorders.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station

Off Duty

Dr. Clark enjoys time with her husband, five children and black lab Skiff. She also enjoys fitness, water sports, hiking and attending her family’s large reunions.

Casey Dropkin

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
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On The Job

Dr. Casey Dropkin enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but finds unusual endocrine conditions, kidney disease, liver disease and feline medicine particularly interesting to treat.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Chemistry, Mathematics, Bates College, Lewiston, ME

Off Duty

Dr. Dropkin enjoys touring cycling, backpacking, painting and mystery novels. She lives with three cats: Orlando, a domestic longhair; Julian, a domestic shorthair; and Antione, a retired national champion American shorthair as well as a chocolate Labrador named Duke.

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Mike Ficklin

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
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On The Job

Dr. Mike Ficklin enjoys all aspects of orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. He has a special interest in cruciate repair and minimally invasive procedures such as arthroscopy and laparoscopy.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (BluePearl), Philadelphia PA
  • Internship, Surgery, VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Charlotte NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Texas, Austin

Off Duty

An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Ficklin likes rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, running and skiing. He and his wife have a son, and the family shares their home with two German shorthaired pointers and a golden retriever.

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Canny Fung

DVM

Surgery
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On The Job

Dr. Canny Fung is an intern in our surgical service. She is most interested in minimally invasive surgeries, orthopedics and skin and trauma reconstruction surgeries.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Southwest Veterinary Surgical Service, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Long Island Veterinary Specialist, Plainview, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, City University of New York - Hunter College, Manhattan

Off Duty

Dr. Fung has two pugs and enjoys traveling, bodybuilding, playing sports and visiting all of the Michelin star restaurants.

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Courtney Gardner

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care
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On The Job

Dr. Courtney Gardner enjoys all aspects of emergency & critical care and is especially interested in sepsis/SIRS, transfusion medicine for coagulopathies and/or anemia, traumatic injuries and toxicities.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Biology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Off Duty

Outside of work, Dr. Gardner enjoys horseback riding, reading, cooking and crafting. Her family includes her husband, son and miniature schnauzer Ruby.

Megan Harris

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care
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On The Job

Dr. Megan Harris’ particular clinical interests include sepsis (a potentially life-threatening condition caused by a body’s response to infection), respiratory diseases and mechanical ventilation.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Las Vegas, NV
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ

Off Duty

Lucy Gweniveire is Dr. Harris’ feline fur baby.

Laura Hinton

DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery

Surgery
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On The Job

Dr. Laura Hinton is particularly interested in surgical oncology, wound management, reconstruction and orthopedic conditions such as fractures, stifle disease, hip dysplasia and total hip replacements.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Auburn University, AL Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University, College Station

Off Duty

Dr. Hinton is a frequent volunteer at her church. She enjoys sports, both playing and watching, gardening, running, cycling and good barbecues. Reading fiction is a secret luxury for her as well as family time with her husband, son and daughter. Family pets include a can and an Australian shepherd.

Codee Hurst

DVM

Emergency Medicine
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Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, North Houston Veterinary Specialist
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station

Christian Latimer

DVM, CCRP, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
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On The Job

Dr. Christian Latimer finds emergency surgeries the most gratifying to perform.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Off Duty

Dr. Latimer enjoys running, lifting weights and bass fishing. He and his wife have three rescue dogs.

Scott Mash

DVM

Emergency Medicine
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On The Job

Dr. Scott Mash is particularly interested in emergency medicine, critical care, internal medicine and neurology. He appreciates the complexity of emergency medicine and likes that each case presents an opportunity to learn. Dr. Mash enjoys working with pet owners, referring veterinarians and specialists to achieve the best outcome for patients and their families.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Referral Associates, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station

Off Duty

Dr. Mash’s hobbies include soccer, yoga, weight training and rock climbing. He enjoys going to breweries, reading, watching movies, spending time with friends and hanging out with his dog, Ferdi.

Courtney Meason-Smith

DVM, PhD

Emergency Medicine
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On The Job

Dr. Courtney Meason-Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. With her combined doctorate in pathobiology, she has a specific clinical interest in canine allergic skin conditions with secondary fungal infections.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Spring, TX
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Off Duty

Dr. Meason-Smith’s hobbies include cooking, gardening and home brewing. She and her husband have one daughter and two dogs.

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Zachary Ragland

DVM

Emergency Medicine
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On The Job

Dr. Zachary Ragland is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians and particularly enjoys treating respiratory emergencies.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture and Animal Science, University of Tennessee, Martin

Off Duty

An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Ragland especially likes to hike, kayak and camp.

Matthew Schmidt

DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Canine & Feline Practice)

Internal Medicine
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On The Job

Dr. Matthew Schmidt’s particular clinical interests include diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, endocrinology and cardiology.

Education

  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station

Off Duty

Dr. Schmidt has been an active volunteer with a wildlife refuge and enjoys golf, fishing, church and family activities. His family includes his wife, four children and three dogs.

Elizabeth Snyder

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology
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On The Job

Dr. Elizabeth Snyder is specifically interested in the use of novel chemotherapeutics, combination chemotherapy and innovative treatments such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy. She finds designing treatment plans for pets and their families especially rewarding.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Internship, Oncology Clinical Trials, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Off Duty

Dr. Snyder enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. She has a husband, son, daughter and two dogs.

Publications & Articles

Laurie Stephens

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care
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On The Job

Dr. Laurie Stephens’ particular clinical interests include sepsis, anaphylaxis, polytrauma, and severe gastrointestinal disease.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

Off Duty

Dr. Stephens enjoys working out, cooking and spending time with her husband and daughter. The family has a standard poodle named Frederic and a Rhodesian ridgeback/black mouth cur mix named Dutch.