We understand the stress that you are facing with your pet’s illness and we will help you and your pet get through this tough time. Be rest assured that our experience of more than 100 combined years of performing state-of-the-art surgery will be of comfort to you and your companion.
Our goal is to establish a diagnosis of the problem, perform only necessary medical or surgical treatments, and care for your pet after the procedure. We believe in providing patient comfort with state-of-the art methods of pain control; many times, these advanced forms of pain control will be continued even after your pet goes home.
Home care instructions will be provided to you so that you will be able to provide needed care after your pet leaves our hospital. Our discharge technician will also fully explain how to care for your pet at home. In the event that you have concerns regarding your pet after the surgery, we will be available to answer your questions.
Dr. Daniel Degner earned a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. He then practiced veterinary medicine for two years in a small animal practice in Edmonton, Alberta. Thereafter, he completed a small animal internship in medicine and surgery at Colorado State University and a surgical residency at Michigan State University. In 1997, following rigorous examination, he graduated from the American college of Veterinary Surgeons as a diplomate. This college validates the surgeon’s competency in the art and science of soft tissue and orthopedic veterinary surgery.
Dr. DeCamp, a native of Flint, is a former professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Michigan State University and has joined Animal Surgical Center of Michigan. Early in Dr. DeCamp’s post-secondary education, he studied English literature and received his first degree therein. During this time of study, he also completed pre-veterinary courses and subsequently earned a
Bryden Stanley graduated as a veterinarian in 1982 from Murdoch University, Australia. Following her internship, she completed a surgery residency and Master’s degree at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Stanley was a faculty surgeon at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland before coming to Michigan State university in 1998. She was a soft tissue surgery professor at MSU and was Section Chief of Surgery before retiring from MSU in 2021. She has now joined the team at Animal Surgical Center of Michigan and is loving it. Although she loves all aspects of soft tissue surgery, Stanley’s clinical research interests are upper respiratory, wound management and cutaneous reconstructive techniques. She publishes frequently, has received many teaching awards and lectures widely at a national and international level. Stanley is an ACVS board-certified surgeon and served a term as Regent of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. In descending order, her family comprises 6 chickens, 4 dogs, 3 children, 2 conures, 1 cat and 1 husband.
Dr. Pearson graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Iowa State University in 1993 and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri. She completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Missouri and subsequently was board-certified with the American College of
Dr. Noah Bander earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University. He subsequently completed a Rotating Small Animal Internship in Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. His Residency in Small Animal Surgery was at MedVet Medicine
Dr. Zellner, a native of Michigan, formerly completed his DVM at Michigan State University. He completed an internship and subsequently completed a Small Animal Surgical Residency at Iowa State University. He remained on faculty at Iowa State University as staff surgeon. His research has included suture patterns for tendon repair, tendon plating repair techniques, sacroiliac luxation repair using minimally invasive surgery, congenital laryngeal paralysis in Huskies and skin biomechanics. He has joined Animal Surgical Center of Michigan and performs both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Linda Okonkowski earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hillsdale College followed by her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Michigan State University. Her rotating internship in medicine and surgery was at the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center. She subsequently completed her Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine back at her alma mater, Michigan State University in 2020. But her favorite part of practicing internal medicine is the relationships built with her patients and their families. Dr. Okonkowski prides herself on being a doctor of honesty and integrity and always treats her patients as if they are her own pet and her clients as if they are her family.
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This is an amazing facility! The doctors and staff took such wonderful care of our sweet Honey Bee. Our dog was missing for 17 days and when we found her she had been hit by a car and we weren’t able to save her right rear leg. ASC has the best surgeons and vet staff and we are so grateful to them for saving our dog. You all have so much love and compassion towards our furry friends. We consider you our Honey Bee’s Guardian Angels! Thank you!
The staff here is wonderful. They treat you like family. We had to bring our dog Hank in after he dislocated his elbow. They got us in the office immediately. Everything was explained clearly, Dr. DeCamp gave us plenty of time for questions. Dr. DeCamp called me first thing the morning after to answer questions that I had come up with overnight and Dr. Doyle who also helped with Hank also called to check on him as did the technician later the same day. The front office staff is also very helpful, understanding and extremely friendly.
Fancy (male cat) had urinary blockage and needed what they call “male to female” surgery. ASC took very good care of him. They sent him home with plenty of pain meds in individual syringes so we didn’t even have to measure it. They saved his life and now he is back to his happy self. I am so glad we took him there for the procedure. I recommend this place highly. Thank you!!
A huge Thank You to Dr. Dan and the staff. Our Riley torn his knee ligament and now has pins and a plate in his leg. The Dr. and staff here did a wonderful job putting Riley back together and treated us with such kindness. Having your pet have surgery is not fun and quite stressful, but the center here made it a good experience. I would recommend this place to any pet owner who’s pet needs surgery. It has been a week and Riley is recuperating very well. Thank you all so much. Jeff and Cheri Goddard
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