Meet The Doctor

Dr. Wendy M. Kashenider:

Dr. Wendy Kashenider graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Originally from Westland, MI, a suburb of Detroit, she spent her first year of practice in Livonia, MI. She then moved to the DeWitt area in 1999, where she practiced in South Lansing and Eaton Rapids for the next four years. Dr. Kashenider joined DeWitt Veterinary Hospital in February 2003. She purchased the veterinary hospital from it's retiring founder, Dr. John M. Hinson in July of 2003. Dr. Kashenider loves surgery and medicine of small animals, exotic pets, and wildlife.

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She enjoys the outdoors including fishing, gardening, and sports; anything MSU (go State!!), reading, and just spending time with her family.  The Kashenider family spends a lot of time at the ice rink where their children are avid hockey players.  You may not know that Dr. Kashenider and her husband Gary had a band based out of Lansing called 'Dash Riprock' that was voted 'Best Country Band in Mid-Michigan's Best of the Best'. Dr. Kashenider played the keyboards and sang lead and harmonies.

Dr. Carrie Bonemer

Dr. Carrie Bonemer received her D.V.M. degree from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Instead of jumping into private practice, Dr. Bonemer worked in the zoonotic disease section at the Michigan Department of Community Health for a year and a half dealing with human West Nile Virus and Lyme disease cases in Michigan. She found she missed working with pet patients and their owners however, so she left the health department and joined a small animal practice in 2005.

Small animal practice is Dr. Bonemer's passion and she spent 11 years practicing in Howell before joining DeWitt Veterinary Hospital in September of 2015. Dr. Bonemer loves private practice because enjoys the relationships that develop with patients, owners, and veterinary staff.  Dr. Bonemer's professional interests include soft tissue surgery and dermatology and she loves working with cats and dogs. Dr. Bonemer is a bulldog lover and her Olde English Bulldogge named Emmy is her pride and joy.  Dr. Bonemer resides in Okemos with her husband and 2 teenage sons. They  share their home with 2 dogs (Yogi and Emmy) and 4 cats (Pudge, Cora, Hooper, and Murray). She is an avid Spartans fan and loves watching her sons play competitive baseball and basketball. In her spare time, Dr. Bonemer enjoys doing pilates, studying and working with essential oils, and watching professional tennis.

Dr. Connie Sveller:

Dr. Sveller has practiced medicine as a relief veterinarian at DeWitt Veterinary Hospital since 2006. As a relief veterinarian, Dr. Sveller works a few times a month at our clinic as well as other veterinary clinics in the state.

"Doc Connie" graduated from Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 and in 1998 she opened her own practice in Swartz Creek, MI. In 2005, she decided to semi-retire. She sold her practice and began her career as a relief veterinarian. Dr. Sveller and her husband, Rick, have been married for 25 years and have a son, Shane.

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