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Welcome to Pet Wellness Center PC
Your Veterinarian in Marion, IL
Call us at 618-993-2273

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When you walk through our doors, we will know your name. We will know your pets' names. We do our best to anticipate your needs and give you the tools to give your pets the highest quality of life. At Pet Wellness Center, we strive to provide the kind of comforting atmosphere that makes pet healthcare a relaxing and rewarding experience. We treat our clients as we would treat our own families and treat their pets as though they were our own. Our clients and patients are the heart of our practice and the reason why we are here. Whether two-legged or four-legged, anyone who enters our doors is treated with respect, dignity, and compassion.

Located in Marion, Illinois near the Williamson County Airport, we are a convenient access for all of your pets' needs.  Offering spay and neuter surgery, preventative surgery, dentals, boarding, grooming, veterinary services, and on-call 24 hour emergency care, you can be sure your pet will be in caring, familiar hands regardless of the circumstances.  Pet Wellness Center provides:

  • 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
  • Luxury Boarding Accommodations

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. If you want to ask a question call 618-993-2273 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Marion Veterinarian Clinic is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Marion pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

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

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  • Kaitlin Turner
    Veterinary Technician

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  • Emily Britton
    Veterinary Technician

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  • Amber DeNoon
    Veterinary Technician

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  • 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
    Customer Care Specialist

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  • Jennifer Russell
    Customer Care Specialist

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  • 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
    Technician Assistant

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  • 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
    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.

  • 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 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.

  • Dr.
    Melanie Rossin-Gray

    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

    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

    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.


  • "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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