Our Team


Doctors

Dr. Daniel Degner, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

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, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

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, BVMS, Diplomate ACVS, ACVS Surgical Oncology Fellow

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, DVM

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, DVM

Dr. Canever, originally from Fenton, MI, completed a rotating internship in surgery and medicine at our hospital. She earned a Bachelors degree in Science. Her interests include imaging, triage and surgery.  She currently is a staff doctor at our hospital and performs MRI, CT and ultrasound imaging.  Dr. Canever also triages and admits patients to […]



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Dr. Christine Serafin, DVM, DACVIM

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, DVM- Practice Manager

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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Dr. Jennifer Wan, DVM

Dr. Wan graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  Following this she completed a one year general small animal rotating internship at Toronto Veterinary Specialists.  Subsequent to this she completed a surgical internship at the same specialty practice.  She currently is enrolled at our practice in a one year surgical […]



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Dr. Courtney Andries, DVM

Dr. Andries graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University.  She subsequently completed a rotating internship at University of Pennsylvania.  She currently is a surgical intern at our practice.  Her special interest is orthopedic surgery.  She resides with her family and has a dog.



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Technical Staff

Kathleen Crow, LVT

Kathleen is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Baker College in 2013.  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 is a great asset to our surgical team.



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Judy Walzak, LVT

Judy is a Licensed Veterinary Technician with 30 years of experience. 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 is a volunteer at the Detroit Zoo. […]



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Jami Hunt

Jami, is a delightful Veterinary Assistant and loves both animals and people. She has years of experience in a general practice.  She is a huge asset to our practice to make the day run efficiently as she works well in all areas of the hospital from surgery to patient care. Her excellent computer knowledge has […]



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Nicole Rowe, LVT

Nicole is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She obtained her Associate of Applied Science degree from Baker College in Veterinary Technology.  Nicole enjoys anesthesia and assisting in surgery.  Nicole is an asset in patient care.  She really enjoys caring for the patients after surgery and making sure that they are comfortable and well attended to.  In […]



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Kate Bartlett, LVT, BS

Kate is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She graduated from Michigan State University’s Veterinary Technician Bachelor Degree Program and is well seasoned to deal with the challenges of complicated cases. She serves as a veterinary anesthetist and surgical technician and is Dr. DeCamp’s primary technician.  Her special interests are bandage changes, cardiology, anesthesia and scrubbing into […]



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Emily Maziarz

Emily is a veterinary assistant that is a great asset to our practice.   She is very knowledgeable with animal behavior.  She has the ability to do “dog whispering”, which is critical when dealing with timid patients.  Emily works primarily in the internal medicine department and in patient care but is always willing to lend […]



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Danielle Birchmeier, LVT

Danielle is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She received an Associate of Applied Science degree from Sandford-Brown College.  She is very skilled at her job, serving pets with the best care.  Danielle’s area of interest is scrubbing into surgery.  She has a husky named Cindy Lou, two horses named Angel and Trixie and many barn cats. […]



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Kayla Cox

Kayla is a Veterinary Assistant.  Kayla prior to working for Animal Surgical Center obtained a degree from Baker College Truck Driving School.  Kayla is an asset to our practice as she works primarily in instrument prep but is always willing to lend a helping hand in any department and always with a smile!  Kayla’s special […]



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Liz VanConant, LVT

Liz is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  Liz obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Baker College.  Liz is a great asset to our oncology/soft tissue surgery team.  Liz’s areas of special interest include, oncology, anesthesia, pain management and ultrasound.  Liz has two dogs, Delilah and Olde English Bulldog and Rubicon a […]



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Sarah Lloyd, LVT, BS

Sarah is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Animal Science from Michigan State University in 2009 and a Bachelor degree in Veterinary Technology from Michigan State University in 2012.  Sarah is a wonderful patient care technician and a great asset to our surgical team.  Sarah’s areas of interest include surgery, […]



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Kayla Kiracofe, LVT

Kayla is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Baker College.  She is one of our wonderful patient care technicians. Kayla’s area of interest is in patient care and she enjoys recovering patients and comforting them after surgery.  Kayla also has interest in orthopedic surgery.  Kayla […]



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Brandi Baudino, LVT

Brandi is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  Brandi graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Baker College.  Brandi is a wonderful asset to our surgery service with cheery demeanor and anesthetic skills.  Brandi has two dogs, two cats and a horse.  Outside of the workplace Brandi enjoys horseback riding, running and hiking.



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Rachel Tondreau, LVT

Rachel is a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Colorado.  Rachel has previous experience working in emergency and critical care.  Rachel is a wonderful surgery technician.  With her previous critical care experience she is ready to handle any challenge faced with difficult anesthetic […]



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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 is one of our warm and caring client services representative. She serves as a receptionist, phone operator and medical records director.  Amanda was the first employee to Animal Surgical Center and has worn many hats, including assisting the veterinary staff, instrument prep and client services.  Amanda is currently pursuing a degree in business management. […]



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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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Tiffany Daniels

Tiffany is a fun-loving, bubbly Client Services Representative who has years of experience in the veterinary field.  In addition to serving at Animal Surgical Center, she also is a part-time hairdresser at a Salon.



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Kelly Bryant

Kelly is one of our friendly Client Service Representatives.  Kelly comes to us with many years of experience with veterinary client services and is an efficient phone operator.  Kelly has four cats and one dog.  In her spare time Kelly enjoys making homemade jam and pickles.



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Management

Dr. Lisa Degner, DVM- Practice Manager

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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Sarah Perry, LVT, BS, VTS (ECC)- Office Manager

Sarah obtained a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Technology from Michigan State University in 2000.  She has worked in several different specialties of veterinary medicine, including Neurology and Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Emergency and Critical Care.  Sarah obtained her Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) certification in Emergency and Critical Care in 2005.  Sarah enjoys diagnostic imaging. […]



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