Doctors and Administration 
 


The mission of AVREC is to serve as an extension of your family veterinarian by providing advanced surgical, medical, emergency and critical care for patients entrusted to our hospital. We are committed to quality and compassionate veterinary care. Please see our staff below or select a department on the right.

 
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Surgery
Internal Medicine
Cardiology
Emergency
Radiology

Eye Care for Animals
Dermatology for Animals

Administration

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SURGERY
 

     

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H. Rodney Ferguson

Education and Accomplishments:
DVM - The Ohio State Uni. - 1967 
Internship - Texas A&M
Uni. - 1967-69 
Private Practice - Cridersville, OH - 1969-70
Private Practice - East Liverpool, OH - 1970-73 
Surgical Residency - Colorado State
Uni. - 1975 
Master of Science - Colorado State
Uni. - 1975 
PhD - Colorado State University - 1979
Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Professional Affiliations:
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
American Veterinary Medic
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Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
Cleveland Academy of Veterinary Medicine
Summit County Veterinary Medical Association.

 

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Lawrence W. Anson

Education and Accomplishments:
BA - College of Wooster - 1974
DVM - Ohio State University - 1983
Internship - North Carolina State University - 1984
Surgical Residency - North Carolina State University - 1987
Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons - 1989

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Orthopedic, soft tissue and neurosurgery

Professional Affiliations:
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
American Veterinary Medical Association
Veterinary Orthopedic Society
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
Cleveland Academy of Veterinary Medicine
Summit County Veterinary Medical Association

Awards:
DVM-Cum Laude - The Ohio State University - 1983
Phi Zeta - The Ohio State University - 1982

Personal Interests:
Dr. Anson enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, cycling, hiking and reading.

 

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James C. Vogt

Education and Accomplishments:
BS - Michigan State University - 1986
DVM - Michigan State University - 1990
Internship - Animal Medical Center 1990-1991 
Surgical Residency - University of Tennessee - 1991-1994 
Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons 1997

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Porto systemic shunts in dogs and cats
Orthopedic and Neurologic surgery in small animals

Professional Affiliations:
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
American Veterinary Medical Association
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
Cleveland Academy of Veterinary Medicine
Summit County Veterinary Medical Association

Awards:
Resident of the Year - University of Tennessee - 1994
Clinical Research Publication of the Year - Veterinary Surgery Journal - 1997

Personal Interests: 
Dr. Vogt enjoys sports activities, Cub Scouts, and gardening.

 

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Jason S. Callard

Education and Accomplishments:
BA Biology & Chemistry - Illinois Wesleyan Univeristy 2005
DVM - Colorado State University 2009
MS - The Ohio State University 2013
Completed internship & residency - The Ohio State University 2013

 

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Broad training in soft tissue, orthopedic & neurosurgery
Special training in minimally invasive surgical procedures such as laparoscopy, arthroscopy, and thoracoscopy
Special training in canine urogenital abnormalities surgery and oral maxillofacial surgery

 

Professional Affiliations:
American Veterinary Medical Association
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
Cleveland Academy of Veterinary Medicine


Personal Interests:
When not spending quality time with his wife, Kristin, Dr. Callard enjoys outdoor activities such as horse-back riding, hiking, rock-climbing, and downhill skiing. He is an accomplished equestrian, eventer, and instructor. Dr. Callard and Kristin currently share a home with two golden retrievers, Ziva and Rosco, who are trained therapy dogs.

 


     H. Rodney Ferguson
 DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate, ACVS
 

         Lawrence W. Anson
          DVM, Diplomate, ACVS
 

           James C. Vogt
        DVM, Diplomate, ACVS
 

           Jason S. Callard
 DVM, MS, Practice Limited to Surgery
 

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Sakthila Jeyakumar

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BVSc (Hons I) - University of Sydney NSW Australia - 2008
Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery - Mississippi State University - 2010
Residency in Small Animal Surgery - Auburn Univ.
- 2013
MS - Biomedical Science - Auburn Univ. - 2013


 

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy,  thoracoscopy, and arthroscopy
Surgical oncology
 

Professional Affiliations:
American Veterinary Medical Association
AO
Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology
Cleveland Academy of Veterinary Medicine


Personal
Interests:
Dr. Jeyakumar enjoys running, hiking, and swimming.

 

     

      Sakthila Jeyakumar
 BVSc, MS, Practice Limited to Surgery
     
 

 

 

INTERNAL MEDICINE
 

     

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JOHN CRANDELL

Education and Accomplishments:
BA – Ohio Wesleyan University – 1996
BS – University of Illinois – 1998
DVM – Magna Cum Laude - University of Illinois – 2000
Internship – Purdue University – 2000-2001
Internal Medicine Residency – Iowa State University – 2002-2005
Diplomate – American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - 2005

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Gastroenterology with emphasis on inflammatory bowel disease, endocrinology, infectious disease and hematology

Professional organizations and accomplishments:
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
American Veterinary Medical Association
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
Cleveland Academy of Veterinary Medicine
Society of Comparative Endocrinology
Omega Tau Sigma Veterinary Fraternity
Ohio Wesleyan University Dean’s List
University of Illinois Dean’s List
Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society

Personal Interests:
Dr. Crandell enjoys spending time with his family, reading, hiking, white water rafting, camping, Cleveland sports especially the Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers.

 

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STANTON BOYCE

Education and Accomplishments:
BS - The Ohio State University - 1995
DVM – The Ohio State University – 2002
Internship - SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center
Internal Medicine Residency – Michigan State University – 2003-2006

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
All areas of internal medicine with a keen interest in endocrine diseases

Professional organizations and accomplishments:
American Veterinary Medical Association
Michigan State University Resident of the Year – 2003-2004

Personal Interests:
Dr. Boyce enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, canoeing and kayaking.

 

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JESSICA CLEMANS

Education and Accomplishments:
BA - University of Portland - 2000
Veterinary Degree - Iowa State University - 2006
Internship - University of Illinois - 2007
Scholar Mentor - 2009-2010
Residency - Iowa State University -2010
Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine -2010

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Liver and gall bladder disease
Kidney disease- chronic and acute management
In depth management of chronic disease
Pancreatitis
Endoscopic procedures - nasal disease, lower airway disease, stomach and intestinal disease

Professional Affiliations:
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicin
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Cleveland Academy of
Veterinary Medicine
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society


Personal
Interests:
Dr. Clemens enjoys bicycling, exploring the trails in Akron-Cleveland Metro area, and visiting the various fairs and seasonal markets in the Akron-Cleveland areas.

 

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      John M. Crandell
 DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM

           Stanton L. Boyce
 DVM, Practice Limited to Int.Med.

         Jessica M. Clemans
      DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM


             
       
 

 

 

CARDIOLOGY
 

     

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KIRSTIN BODDY

Education and Accomplishments:
BS in Zoology - The Ohio State University - 1997.
Masters of Science in cardiovascular physiology - The OSU - 2001
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - The OSU - 2001
Rotating small animal internship at MedVet in Columbus - 2001-2002
Residency in Cardiology - The University of Pennsylvania 2002-2004
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine in the subspecialty of Cardiology - 2006
 

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Interested in long term care for the patient with congestive heart failure, alternative therapies for heart health and heart failure, exercise physiology, echocardiography.

 

Professional Affiliations:
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
American Veterinary Medical Association

Personal Interests:
Dr. Boddy enjoys Krav Maga, running, obstacle racing, fishing in the Outerbanks with her husband Matt, and hanging with her horses Redd and Scarlett, and "everything Kori"!

 

 
 

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            Kirstin Boddy
DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)



 

 

EMERGENCY
 

     

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WENDY KOLLAR

Education and Accomplishments:
BS - Auburn University - 1995
DVM - Auburn University - 2000
Internship - Angell Memorial Animal Hospital - 2001

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Emergency and Internal Medicine

Professional Affiliations:
American Veterinary Medical Association

Personal Interests:
Dr. Kollar enjoys
trail riding and camping, Ohio Wagon Train Association,  painting ceramics and cooking.

 

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CARRIE GRIFFITH

Education and Accomplishments:
BS - University of Kentucky - 1979
BS - University of Kentucky - 1982
DVM - The Ohio State University - 1990

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Emergency medicine, critical care, animal behavior and acupuncture.

Professional Affiliations:
American Veterinary Medical Association
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
Cleveland Academy of Veterinary Medicine
Summit County Veterinary Medical Association
Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Personal Interests:
Dr. Griffith enjoys writing, reading, horseback riding, outdoor activities and entrepreneurship.

 

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MELISSA GARR

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BA Economics - Ohio University - 1994
DVM - St. George's University - 2003

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Gastro-intestinal issues
Abscesses
Toxins


Professional Affiliations:
Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society
American Veterinary Medical Association
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
 

Personal Interests:
Dr. Garr enjoys hiking, biking, photography, travel, baking,
gardening, and spending time with pets & husband.

 

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LISA VAN NIEUWAL

Education and Accomplishments:
BS - Animal Science and Biology - Viginia Tech - 1990
DVM - Ross University - 1994



Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Emergency medicine
Trauma wound repair


Professional Affiliations:
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association


Personal Interests:
Dr. Van Nieuwal enjoys horseback riding, skiing, hiking, and dogs.

 


         Wendy J. Kollar
                  DVM

         Carrie A. Griffith
                  DVM

         Melissa B. Garr
                 DVM

         Lisa A. Van Nieuwal
                    DVM
       

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MEG GELDHOF

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BA - Hiram College - 1998
DVM - Ohio State University - 2003



Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Emergency medicine
Shelter medicine
Received multiple trainings in high quality, high volume,
spay/neuter, surgical & anesthesia techniques




Professional Affiliations:
American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of Shelter Veterinarians



Personal Interests:
Dr. Geldhof enjoys cooking and playing with her four and two legged kids.

 

     

         Meg A. Geldhof
                 DVM
     
 

 

 

RADIOLOGY
 

     

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BEN FAGIN

Education and Accomplishments:
BS - Washington University - 1978
DVM - University of Missouri - 1982
Radiology Residency - University of Missouri - 1987-1990
Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Radiology - 1991

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Diagnostic radiology and ultrasonography

Professional organizations and accomplishments:
American College of Veterinary Radiology
American Veterinary Medical Association
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association

Personal Interests:
Dr. Fagin enjoys camping, hiking and bicycling.

 

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BILL WEBER


 
Education and Accomplishments:
DVM - Ohio State University - 1979
Internship - Harborside Animal Clinic - 1979-81
Surgical Residency - Texas A&M University - 1981-84
Master of Science - Texas A&M University - 1984
Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons - 1988
Radiology Residency - North Carolina State University - 1992-94
Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Radiology - 1995
 

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Diagnostic imaging (radiology, ultrasonography,
magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography)

Professional Affiliations:
American College of Veterinary Radiology
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
American Veterinary Medical Association
Phi Zeta Mississippi State University 1989

Awards: 
Dean's Pegasus Award for Service - Mississippi State University - 1989
Dean's Extra Mile Award - Mississippi State University - 1988
Fifth Annual Johnson Scholarship Award - Texas A&M University - 1984 - For recognition of exceptional merit and outstanding achievement in post-doctoral studies of veterinary surgery

Personal Interests:
Dr. Weber enjoys flying, running and scuba diving.

 

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MARIANNA SCHAFER

Education and Accomplishments:
BS - University of Maryland, College Park - 1988 
DVM - North Carolina State University - 1993 
Internship - University of Illinois- 1994
Residency - North Carolina State University - 1994-97
Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Radiology - 1999

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Diagnostic imaging, radiology, ultrasonography and myelography

Professional Affiliations:
American College of Veterinary Radiology
American Veterinary Medical Association

Personal Interests:
Dr. Schafer enjoys her horse Butch, cats Chester and Loki, softball, tennis and other outdoor activities.

 

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TODD HENRIKSON

Education and Accomplishments:
 

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               Ben Fagin
      DVM, Diplomate, ACVR

               Bill Weber
DVM, Diplomate, ACVS, Diplomate, ACVR

          Marianna Schafer
DVM, Diplomate, ACVR

           Todd Henrikson
     DVM, Diplomate, ACVR
       

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PAT ROSE

Education and Accomplishments:
BS - The Ohio State University - 1979
DVM - The Ohio State University - 1983
Surgical Residency - Texas A&M University - 1984-1987
Radiology Residency - Tufts University - 1993-1996
Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Surgeons - 1992
Diplomate - American Colledge of Veterinary Radiology - 1997

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Radiology and musculoskeletal Ultrasonography

Professional Affiliations:
American College of Veterinary Surgeons
American College of Veterinary Radiology
American Veterinary Medical Association

Personal Interests:
Dr. Rose enjoys competitive canine obedience.

 

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MEGAN SISLAK

Education and Accomplishments:
Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) - University of Michigan - 2001
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine - 2008
Equine Lameness and Imaging Internship - Virginia Equine Imaging - 2008-2009
Small Animal Rotating Internship - Michigan Veterinary Specialists - 2009-2010
Radiology Residency - Texas A&M University - 2010-2013
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology - 2013
 

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Small animal abdominal CT and CT angiography
Small animal abdominal ultrasound
Equine musculoskeletal imaging, particularly MRI

Professional Affiliations:
American College Veterinary Radiology
CT/MRI Society
American Veterinary Medical Association

Personal Interests:
Dr. Sislak
enjoys walking in Cleveland Metroparks with her dog, Lily, and bowling.

 

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RACHEL MOON

Education and Accomplishments:
BS - University of California, Davis, 1996
DVM - St. George's University, 2003
Diagnostic imaging internship - Advanced Veterinary Medical Imaging, 2009-2010
Diagnostic Imaging residency - Kansas State University, 2010-2013
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology, 2013

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Cross sectional imaging
Ultrasonography

 

Professional Affiliations:
American College of Veterinary Radiology
American Veterinary Medical Association

 

Personal Interests:
Dr. Moon enjoys horseback riding and hiking.
 

 
 
                  Pat Rose
DVM, Diplomate, ACVS, Diplomate, ACVR
             Megan Sislak
       DVM, Diplomate, ACVR
             Rachel Moon
     DVM, Diplomate, ACVR
 
 

 

 

EYE CARE
 

     

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MARK BOBOFCHAK

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             Mark Bobofchak
      DVM, Diplomate, ACVO
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DERMATOLOGY
 

     

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               Ed Jazic 
  DVM, Diplomate, ACVD
   
Dermatology 4 Animals

 

 

 
 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION
 

     

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SHAUN MCWILLIAMS

Education and Accomplishments:
Bachelor of Science - Labor Economics University of Akron - 1981
Masters - Labor and Industrial Relations - Michigan State University - 1983

Professional Areas of Special Interest:
Over 20 years of experience in various capacities of human healthcare administration and consulting prior to joining AVREC.  Areas of focus includes human resources, sales, marketing, customer service, physician relations, business development, operations and managed care contracting.
He joined AVREC as Executive Director & CEO in 2002.

Professional Affiliations:
Board member Veterinary Specialty Practice Alliance -VSPA
(A national alliance of specialty veterinary hospitals)
Advisory board member for two area veterinary technician college programs

Personal
Interests:
Shaun enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and sports - particularly college football, basketball and professional baseball.
Shaun and his family share a home with three cats, Dewey, Maisie and Ivy.

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         Shaun McWilliams
              CEO

 

 

 
       

 

 

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