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Jennifer Ida, DVM

Dr. Ida decided to become a veterinarian because she loved connecting with people and their pets.  Pets often hide their illnesses, making it more difficult to tell when they are not feeling well or what […]

June 9th, 2015|Our Team, Staff Pages|0 Comments

Ashlee Urbasic DVM, DACVP

Dr. Urbasic worked over 5 years at a large veterinary diagnostic referral laboratory, seeing a large volume of cases daily from small, large and exotic animal species.

In her second year of veterinary school, she was […]

June 9th, 2015|Our Team, Staff Pages|0 Comments

Angela Wickman, DVM


Dr. Wickman has known that she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was seven years old and had a family friend that was a veterinarian. That doctor ended up being her first mentor. She […]

June 5th, 2015|Our Team, Staff Pages|0 Comments

Joseph J. Wakshlag, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVN

Dr. Joseph Wakshlag is a graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.  He continued on with residencies in both anatomical pathology and veterinary nutrition from 1999-2005.  He also worked to complete a PhD in Pharmacology […]

December 27th, 2013|Staff Pages|0 Comments

Timothy A Ness, DVM, DACVD

Challenges in dermatology

“The challenge with most skin disease is that long-term management is required for control as a cure is not obtainable. The relationships that we develop with the clients, pets and referring veterinarians are […]

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Karen Kuhl, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Kuhl enjoys sharing her expertise in veterinary dermatology with her peers. Her 1995 article for the “Journal of Veterinary Pathology” was selected as the Journal’s article of the year. She has continued to publish in journals, […]

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Hylton Gelb, DVM, DACVR

A native of South Africa and Atlanta, Dr. Gelb values his role at the Veterinary Specialty Center. He works with the latest imaging technologies–X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, MRI and nuclear medicine scan–to help his colleagues make diagnoses […]

December 27th, 2013|Staff Pages|0 Comments

Jusmeen Sarkar, DVM, MS, DACVA

Dr. Sarkar and her team in pain management and anesthesia at Veterinary Specialty Center are on the cutting edge of the profession. Dr. Sarkar is among an extremely small population of Board Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologists working at a private […]

December 27th, 2013|Staff Pages|0 Comments

Maria VonderHaar, DVM, CVA

Dr. VonderHaar’s focus is complementary care; she is board certified in acupuncture and skilled in botanical and holistic medicine. Her goal at Veterinary Specialty Center is to provide patients with advanced treatments to assist healing and reduce […]

December 27th, 2013|Staff Pages|0 Comments

Tiffany Leach, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Leach completed her oncology residency at Purdue University and joined the VSC family. She received her DVMfrom Kansas State University and has interned with VCAAurora/Berwyn. She is an active member in the Veterinary Cancer Society.

A Passion for Oncology

“Since […]

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