Surgeons

Anthony D. Pardo, MS, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Anthony D. Pardo

MS, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Pardo received a Masters degree, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis in 1984. Following a year of internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, he completed a three year residency program in small animal surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Pardo joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee as Assistant Professor of Surgery from 1988 to 1993, achieving Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1990. Dr. Pardo has authored over 20 scientific articles and veterinary textbook chapters and has lectured extensively on various topics in small animal surgery at national and local veterinary conferences. In 1993, Dr. Pardo moved to Pittsburgh and established Pittsburgh Veterinary Surgery P.C.

In July, 2011, Dr. Pardo accepted a faculty appointment with the University of Pittsburgh,  College of Medicine.  Dr. Pardo will still remain at PVSEC full time as a veterinary surgeon, and will assume additional duties with the University of Pittsburgh, Department of orthopedic surgery.  As an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Pardo will present periodic lectures to interns and residents in the department of orthopedic surgery, consult on the department's research on knee surgery, and participate in teaching rounds with the department's interns, residents and fellows.

In his spare time, Dr. Pardo enjoys the outdoors, fly fishing, biking, and is an avid bowler.

John T. Payne, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

John T. Payne

DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Payne is a 1982 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship at Grady Veterinary Hospital in Cincinnati, followed by a surgical residency at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine from 1986 to 1989. Dr. Payne became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1991.

He served on the surgery faculty of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine from 1989 to 1998, when he returned to private surgical practice at Tennessee Avenue Veterinary Hospital in Cincinnati. He joined Pittsburgh Veterinary Surgery in September, 2001. Dr. Payne is an author of many scientific articles, is published in several veterinary textbooks and is a nationally known speaker in orthopedics, especially in the field of canine arthroscopy.

In July, 2011, Dr. Payne accepted a faculty appointment with the University of Pittsburgh,  College of Medicine.  Dr. Payne will still remain at PVSEC full time as a veterinary surgeon, and will assume additional duties with the University of Pittsburgh, Department of orthopedic surgery.  As an Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Payne will present periodic lectures to interns and residents in the department of orthopedic surgery, consult on the department's research on knee surgery, and participate in teaching rounds with the department's interns, residents and fellows.

In his spare time, Dr. Payne enjoys the outdoors, fly fishing and flying.

Dr. Julie Compton

Julie L. Compton

DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Compton received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2000 from Colorado State University. She completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, followed by a surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston in 2002. At the University of Missouri, Dr. Compton completed a three year surgical residency program in 2005, and finished her master's degree the following year.

Dr. Compton served as a small animal surgery clinical instructor at the University of Missouri for one year before attaining Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2006. While in Missouri, Dr. Compton lectured to local veterinarians at continuing education seminars, and presented her suture anchor research at the national conference. Moving back to her home state of Pennsylvania, she joined Pittsburgh Veterinary Surgery in July 2006.

When not working, Dr. Compton enjoys spending time with her family, playing softball, jogging and gardening.

Dr. Jonathan Anderson

Jonathan Anderson

DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Anderson received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2003 from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State's Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2004, after which he returned to the University of Georgia's Veterinary Teaching Hospital for a three year residency in small animal surgery. After completion of his residency training, Dr. Anderson joined Pittsburgh Veterinary Surgery in 2007. He completed the requirements for board-certification and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009. Dr. Anderson's interests include minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, total hip arthroplasty (total hip replacement), canine orthopedic surgery, and upper airway diseases. He has lectured on minimally invasive techniques, and various other topics.

Outside of work, Dr. Anderson enjoys woodworking and carpentry, automobile restoration, traveling, and the outdoors.

Dr. Michael Doornink

Michael Doornink

DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Doornink graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 2003. He completed an internship and residency in small animal surgery at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in July of 2007. He received his board certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in February, 2008.

Dr. Doornink comes to PVSEC following a clinical instructorship at Auburn University, where he taught clinical small animal surgery to students, interns and residents. Dr. Doornink is trained in soft tissue, oncologic and orthopedic surgery, and has an interest in minimally invasive procedures. He also has special interest in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antimicrobials and has lectured on antimicrobial use and orthopedics.

Dr. Doornink has a Labrador retriever and enjoys fishing and hiking in his time outside the hospital.

Dr. Hope Chisnell

Hope Chisnell

DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Hope Chisnell, DVM graduated in 2010 from the Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.  In 2011, Dr. Chisnell completed a small animal rotating internship at PVSEC and in 2014, finished a 3-year surgical residency with the PVSEC Surgery Department. During her residency, Dr. Chisnell published a study evaluating surgical treatment of dogs with tracheal collapse in Veterinary Surgery. Following the completion of her surgical residency, Dr. Chisnell accepted a full-time position with PVSEC as a surgeon.  In 2015, Dr. Chisnell successfully complete the surgical board exam, and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Her clinical interests include both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, with a strong interest in trauma-related surgery.

Dr. Chisnell has four pets – “Adelaide” a german shorthaired pointer mix; “Pucky” a mixed breed dog; and two cats “Daku” and “Kinta”. In her spare time, Dr. Chisnell enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and family, reading, water-skiing, biking and running with her dogs

Dr. Katrin Saile

Katrin Saile

DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Katrin Saile, a native of Hamburg Germany, obtained her Bachelor’s and DVM degrees at Louisiana State University. After graduation, Dr. Saile completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by a small animal surgery residency at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She finished her residency in 2010 and received a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at that time. Dr. Saile became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2011.

Dr. Saile has worked as an assistant professor of companion animal surgery at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine since 2010. During her time at LSU, she served as Chief of the companion animal surgery service and was the program director for the small animal surgery residency program.

Dr. Saile has been invited to lecture at numerous national conferences including NAVC, WVC and CVC as well as internationally in China, Ireland and Grenada. She has authored and coauthored numerous book chapters and scientific papers.

In her spare time, Dr. Saile enjoys long distance running, competing in triathlons, cooking and baking, and spending time with her husband Jim and their three pets, "Gromit", "Huck", and "The Kid".

Dr. Jeffrey Christ

Jeffrey Christ

DVM, Resident in Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Christ completed his undergraduate degree at Delaware Valley College, double-majoring in animal biotechnology and chemistry/bio-chemistry in 2006. He then earned his DVM at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.  Dr. Christ completed a rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, followed by a surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in 2014.  Dr. Christ’s primary clinical interests are soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery.

In his free time, Dr. Christ enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking and fishing.

Jessica A. Ogden

DVM, Resident in Surgery

Dr. Jessica Ogden received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from Michigan State in 2009.  In 2013 she completed her studies at Michigan State and received her DVM.  Dr. Ogden completed a small animal rotating internship at Iowa State University in 2014 and her surgical internship at Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in 2015.  Dr. Ogden joined the PVSEC team in the summer of 2015 and is currently undergoing a three year surgical residency.  Her clinical interests include both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery with special interest in surgical oncology.

Dr. Ogden enjoys traveling, skiing, volleyball, tennis, and generally being outdoors, especially being on the water. Dr. Ogden is also an avid MSU Spartans sports fan.

Alyson Frederick

DVM, Resident in Surgery

Dr. Alyson Frederick was born and raised in Newark, Delaware.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011.  Dr. Frederick earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 2015.  She joined PVSEC for a rotating small animal internship which she completed in July 2016, and then quickly transitioned into a surgery residency which she is currently pursuing.  Her clinical interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, with a special interest in surgical oncology.
Dr. Frederick is an avid runner, completing 4 marathons thus far, including the Boston Marathon in 2012.  She also enjoys kayaking, swimming, and cycling.  She is a die-hard Penn State fan and loves going to football games.

Dr. Michael Kraun

DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery

Dr. Michael Kraun is a native of metro Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Kraun recieved both his undergraduate (2007) and veterinary (2010) degrees from the University of Georgia, graduating at the top of his class both times, and is a very proud Bulldog. He then completed his rotating internship at Cornell University Hospital for Animals in 2011, a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in 2012, and a residency in small animal surgery at Michigan State Universiry in 2015. He was board certified in small animal surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016.

Dr. Kraun joined PVSEC in the Spring of 2017. His clinical interests include general soft tissue and reconstructive surgery, tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) for treatment of cranial cruciate ligament disease, spinal decompressive surgery, and procedural innovation/modification. He is also passionate about teaching, pain management, and issues pertaining to patient safety. Dr. Kraun has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters and has lectured on various topics at local, state, and national levels.

Outside the hospital, Dr. Kraun enjoys playing sports, especially hockey. He is also an avid college football fan and looks forward to Saturdays in the Fall. He is happiest when outdoors, especially on the water, and prefers to incorporate music into life whenever possible.

 

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