Our Team


Doctors

Dr. Daniel Degner

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 […]



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Dr. Charles E. DeCamp

Dr. DeCamp, a native of Flint, is 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 Doctor of […]



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Dr. Richard Walshaw

Dr. Walshaw originated from England and earned a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1976, he completed a surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and in 1980 was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. From 1976 until 2002, he served […]



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Dr. Cody Doyle

Dr. Cody Doyle, a native of Flint, Michigan, graduated with high honors with a doctorate of veterinary medicine in May of 2013 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.  His clinical year of the DVM program was completed at Louisiana State University.  He earned a bachelors degree in molecular biology and biotechnology from the University […]



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Dr. Laura Canever

Dr. Canever, originally from Fenton, MI joins our practice to complete a rotating internship in surgery and medicine. She earned a Bachelors degree in Science. She then completed her veterinary training at Michigan State University and subsequently earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.



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Dr. Christine Serafin

Dr. Serafin earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University. Subsequently she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Purdue University and then a residency in small animal internal medicine at Michigan State University. As an internist, she diagnoses and treats acute and chronic disease of the internal organs. […]



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Dr. Lisa Degner

Dr. Lisa Degner graduated from Michigan State University in 1994 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She is the practice manager at our hospital. She plays many roles that make our practice run smoothly. She is mother of two children, Autumn and Ethan, and wife of Dr. Dan Degner. They have many pets, most […]



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Technical Staff

Kathleen Crow

Kathleen is a great asset to our surgical team. Prior to her career in veterinary medicine, she served as a police officer in Flint for 16 years. She thoroughly enjoys her new career and does a great job. She graduated with a degree in veterinary technology program at Baker College in 2013 and passed the […]



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Judy Walzak

Judy is a licensed veterinary technician with 30 years of experience. She commonly discharges patients from our hospital. Her love for pets and their owners is certainly a great asset to our practice. While not working at our surgical center, she rehabilitates an assortment of indigent wildlife such as birds, squirrels, raccoons and opossums. She […]



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Jami Hunt

Jami, is a delightful veterinary tech assistant and loves both animals and people. She has years of experience in a general practice. She is a huge asset to our surgical practice to make the day run efficiently. Her excellent computer knowledge has excelled her skills in operating the CT scanner. She assists the technicians during […]



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Nicole Rowe

Nicole, an assistant, is a brilliant, budding individual whose goal is to become a veterinarian. She is enrolled in the pre-veterinary science program at University of Michigan (Flint). Her primary role is cleaning and sterilization of surgical instrumentation.



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Kate Bartlett

Kate is a graduate from Michigan State University’s Veterinary Technician Program and well seasoned to deal with the challenges of complicated cases. She serves as a veterinary anesthetist and surgical technician in our surgical center. Her family includes Hector, a Bichon mixed breed dog, two children and her Husband, Dan.



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Nicole Orians

Nicole graduated from Baker College of Clinton Township, MI in June 2016. She started her career here at ASC on 2016. She is from Carey, OH, and currently lives near Flint with her Chihuahua, Harper, and her Guinea Pig, Pip. Her horse Mandy is kept on her parents’ farm.



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Emily LaDuke

Emily is a a great asset to our practice with a great knowledge of animal behavior.  She has the ability to do “dog whispering”, which is critical when dealing with timid patients.  She is a great worker and is very skilled in performing a multitude of tasks needed in the Surgery Department, ICU Patient Care, and […]



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Danielle Birchmeier

Danielle is a Licensed Veterinary Technician serving our patients in the outpatient clinic, anesthesia and operating room.  She is very skilled at her job, serving pets with the best care.  In her spare time, she takes care of a multitude of animals on the family farm including horses, cattle and pets.



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Client Services Team

David Albrant

David joined the Animal Surgical Center family in 2014 and has been working in the veterinary field since 2004.  Formerly, he was a client representative in a veterinary clinic for 10 years. He currently works in client services and is training for added technical/surgical assistant duties.  He was born and raised in Michigan.  When not working […]



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Amanda Miller

Amanda, a bubbly, fun-loving individual, is a client services representative. She serves as a receptionist, phone operator and medical records director. Her dog, “Queenie”, is shy, but loves people once she warms up to them.



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Karen Stanley

Karen, is a well seasoned client services member who has worked in veterinary hospitals for years. She formerly worked with Dr. Degner for years at Michigan Veterinary Specialists. During her free time, she is frequently at agility trials with her dogs.



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