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Welcome to Pet Wellness Center!
8257 Express Drive   Marion, Illinois 62959    (618) 993-2273

Our Mission Statement

Our clients are the heart of our practice and our team understands the importance of the human-animal bond.  We are dedicated to enhancing your pet's quality of life through compassionate, dependable, high-quality veterinary care.  We strive to become part of your extended family and promise to treat each patient as if they were one of our very own.  #everypeteverytime

Located in Marion, Illinois near the Williamson County Airport, we are a convenient access for all of your pets' needs.    

Our Pet Wellness Center location is a well-established practice that offers support in routine care, critical care, internal medicine, general and orthopedic surgery, and imaging.  Along with our doctors, we have a large support team consisting of several Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVT's), veterinary assistants, and amazing seasoned support staff.  Our services include in-house diagnostics, digital radiographs, ultrasonography, digital dental radiographs, endoscopy,  underwater treadmill, laser therapy, chiropractic care,  and much more. We are looking forward to making the transition from our Pet Wellness Center location to a new 17,000 sq. ft. facility equipped with the latest technology to support our Southern Illinois community. 

  • Diagnostic Medicine
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Spay and Neuter Surgeries
  • Anesthetized Dental and Exploratory Oral Surgery
  • 24 Hour Emergency On-Call Services
  • Specialty Allergy Regimens/Testing
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Routine Feline and Canine Grooming
  • Specialty Grooming Cuts
  • Moisturizing Aloe and Oatmeal Baths
  • Routine Feline and Canine Exams
  • In-House Laboratory Testing
  • Puppy and Kitten Packages
  • Microchipping Services
  • Lifestyle Appropriate Vaccinations
  • Pregnancy, Abdominal, and Cardiac Ultrasounds
  • In-House Digital Radiology
  • In-House Digital Dental Radiology
  • Geriatric Care
  • Pain Management
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Behavioral Training
  • Endoscopy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Underwater Treadmill

We have a number of resources for you to learn more about pet care. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best tools to help you to care for your animals are ongoing nutrition and preventative care.  

At Pet Wellness Center PC, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Craig Smith
Marion Veterinarian | Pet Wellness Center PC | 618-993-2273
     8257 Express Dr.      Marion, IL 62959

New patients receive 15% OFF first visit.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Kaitlin Turner
    Veterinary Technician

    Bio coming soon...

  • Emily Britton
    Veterinary Technician

    Emily joined our team in October of 2016 bringing over fifteen years of veterinary technician experience with her.  She recently completed training in Cattle & Goat Artificial Insemination in 2018 and currently provides services throughout Southern Illinois.  Emily resides in Benton, Illinois and loves spending time with her two children.  She has a passion for large animal medicine and spends most of her days working out of our Thompsonville Veterinary Clinic location.

  • Amber DeNoon
    Veterinary Technician

    Bio coming soon...

  • Faith Traylor
    Certified Veterinary Technician

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  • Whitney Walker
    Certified Veterinary Technician

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  • Carrie White
    Patient Care Technician

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  • Magi Chamness
    Patient Care Technician

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  • Ross Moore
    Patient Care Technician

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  • Jessica Thompson
    Patient Care Technician

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  • Whitney Grant
    Patient Care Technician

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  • Ruth Harvey
    Customer Care Specialist

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  • Karen
    Walters
    Customer Care Specialist

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  • Jennifer Russell
    Customer Care Specialist

    Jennifer joined the Pet Wellness Center team in November of 2016 bringing over three years of veterinary office experience and over twenty years of business management experience with her.  She has a flair for marketing and design and loves spending time with her husband, Shane and their son, Riley.  

  • Angela White
    Customer Care Specialist

    Angela joined the Pet Wellness Center team in August of 2016 bringing over three years of veterinary office experience with her.  Her passion for animals and providing exceptional customer service led her to the veterinary field.  Angela resides in Ava, Illinois and enjoys spending time with her two children, Blake & Cassie and their beautiful yorkie, Sophie.  

  • Mandy Moore
    Customer Care Specialist

    Mandy's passion for working with animals began at an early age, growing up on a beef cattle farm, she began to form her career path. She is a graduate of South Eastern College of Harrisburg with a certificate in phlebotomy. She has worked in the veterinary industry for 5 years. In her free time you will find her working on the farm, spending time with her nephew Cooper, and playing with her calves. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. She loves to make people smile on a daily basis, and is eager to bring a smile to your face, and a wag to your pups tail.

  • Danielle
    Cox
    Technician Assistant

    Bio Coming soon...

  • Sharon Kobler
    Technician Assistant

    Sharon joined the Pet Wellness Center in 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. She attended Southern Illinois University, where she received a Bachelors in Psychology. She is happily married to Cory, her husband, and they have a daughter named Cayla. She has lived in Southern Illinois most of her life and considers this home. She enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, anything outdoors, and movies with her family. She has an interest in animal behavior and training. She is partial to the Staffordshire Terrier and Bulldog families. She believes that all species have the right to life, and that mother nature should be respected and cherished. 

  • Adrienne Dewitt
    Veterinary Technician​​

    Adrienne joined Pet Wellness Center in 2015, but has been working with animals since 2004. She began working as a Customer Care Specialist, but her passion and dedication led her into a position as a Veterinary Technician. She shares her home with her husband, 4 children, 3 dogs, and a cat. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and riding motorcycles with her husband. She is eager to provide the best care available for you and your pets. 

  • Angela Frerking
    Veterinary Technician
    Veterinary Technician

    Angela Frerking has been caring for your pets at Pet Wellness Center since early 2011. She enjoys shopping, being crafty, and making flower arrangements.  Angela has a true passion for animals and appreciates each one individually. 

  • Laura Czechowski
    Veterinary Technician

    Laura Czechowski has been with the practice since June 2013. She is from the northwest suburbs of Chicago and worked at her local veterinary clinic in high school. She majored in Animal Sciences at SIUC with a specialization in equine studies. Laura has a cat, dog, horse, and 3 snakes. In her free time she loves to jump her horse, Rei and play paintball. Her special interests are in equine management care with a strong focus on nutrition and preventative maintenance.

  • Shannon Edwards

    Shannon Edwards, a Southern Illinoisan native, received her Associates in Science Degree from John A. Logan and her Bachelors in Arts degree in Public Administration/Pre Law from Southern Illinois University.  She then furthered her education by attending Purdue – Krannert School of Management and earning a Master's Level Certification in Business Management.  Shannon has over twenty years of experience in the veterinary industry and currently provides management to all of the facilities owned by Greater Vision Veterinary Care.

    She enjoys spending her time with her husband, Andy, and their five children (Tyler, Jacob, Brody, Josh, and Jaxon) at their home in Marion.  They enjoy camping, fishing, and a managing a very hectic sports schedule between all of the boys. They currently have three pets; Chase (Yorkie), Piper (Doberman), and Momma Cat.

  • Dr.
    Melanie Rossin-Gray
    DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr Melanie Rossin-Gray is an Associate Veterinarian with Pet Wellness Center. She joined the practice in 2014, after practicing in Carbondale, IL. She attended McKendree College and Souther Illinois University at Edwardsville for her undergraduate and graduate training, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2011. Dr Rossin-Gray's love of animals began in her early childhood when she was responsible for caring for family pets, ranging from cats and dogs to horses, ferrets, exotic birds, goats, and more. She is particullarly interested in surgery, opthalmology, oncology, and exotic animal care. When not in the clinic, you can find Dr Rossin-Gray spending time with her husband, Justin, her three step children, four cats and her dog, Tucker. She looks forward to getting to care for your furry, scaly, or feathered family members. 

  • Dr.
    Allen Hodapp
    Veterinarian
    DVM

    Dr. Allen Hodapp is an Associate Veterinarian with the Pet Wellness Center. He joined the practice in 2013, after practicing in Sparta IL. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in May of 2011. His interests in the veterinary field started very early in his childhood. He would spend days helping at his grandparents dairy farm. He has special interests in large animal preventative medicine and education, as well as small animal radiology, dermatology, and neonatology. When not working with animals, Dr. Hodapp can be found fishing, biking, and spending time outdoors with his two dogs, Roman and CJ. He is looking foward to getting to know you and your beloved pets while providing quality veterinary care to them.

  • Dr.
    J. Craig Smith
    Veterinarian
    DVM

    Dr. J. Craig Smith is the Practice Owner and Senior Veterinarian at Pet Wellness Center, PC. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Dr. Smith has special interests in surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry. He has two pets of his own; a yellow labrador retriever named Sadie and a quarterhorse horse named Jesse. Blessed with a large family, he and his wife, Cera Smith, have five daughters: Ashley, Cera Ann, Jessica, Katherine, and Lauren. When he's not practicing medicine at the clinic, you can find him showing horses and raising his cattle. His compassionate nature and dedication to helping people and pets has helped shape Pet Wellness Center into an industry leader in veterinary excellence.

Testimonial

  • "I am so very thankful to have such a high quality of veterinary care in our area and without hesitation would recommend Pet Wellness Center to anyone looking for a caring and knowledgeable veterinarian. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr Smith and the team at Pet Wellness Center."
    Roberta T.- Marion, IL

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Monday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed