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Meet Our Team

Pet Wellness Center is made up of dedicated, passionate veterinary professionals whose number one priority is the health and well being of your pet. We have an exceptional group of certified technicians, veterinary assistants, and doctors on staff that provide a wealth of knowledge, skill, and years of experience. Armed with the latest diagnostic tools, we are confident a firm diagnosis and thorough treatment plan will be just what your pet needs to lead a happy, healthy life with you for years to come.


  • 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.

  • 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.
    Melanie Rossin-Gray
    DVM

    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. 

  • 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 just began her employment with Pet Wellness Center on June 6, 2016.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Angela Frerking
    Veterinary Technician
    Inventory Clerk

    Angela Frerking has been caring for your pets at Pet Wellness Center since early 2011. She and her partner in crime, Pomeranian Mia Bella, enjoy shopping (for fancy little dresses for Mia!), being crafty, and making flower arrangements. Recently married to her husband James Frerking, she is enjoying every second of the newlywed life. Angela has a true passion for animals and appreciates each one individually. When you board your pet, Angela treats him or her with the same care she pampers her furbaby Mia Bella with each day.

  • Whitney Walker
    Certified Veterinary Technician

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  • Faith Traylor
    Certified Veterinary Technician

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  • Amber DeNoon
    Veterinary Technician

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  • Emily Britton
    Veterinary Technician

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  • Kaitlin Turner
    Veterinary Technician

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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Danielle
    Cox
    Technician Assistant

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  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • Jennifer Russell
    Customer Care Specialist

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  • Karen
    Walters
    Customer Care Specialist

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  • Ruth Harvey
    Customer Care Specialist

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  • Whitney Grant
    Patient Care Technician

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  • Ross Moore
    Patient Care Technician

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  • Magi Chamness
    Patient Care Technician

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  • Carrie White
    Patient Care Technician

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

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