DeWitt Veterinary Hospitals, P.C. Veterinary Team

Meet the team at DeWitt Veterinary Hospitals, P.C.! We are delighted to provide exceptional veterinary care for your pets!

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Our Veterinary Team

Get to know the amazing people who make DeWitt Veterinary Hospitals, P.C. a caring and professional place for your pets.

Our Doctors

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 its retiring founder, Dr. John M. Hinson in July 2003. Dr. Kashenider loves surgery and medicine for small animals, exotic pets, and wildlife.

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 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; she loves working with cats and dogs. Dr. Bonemer is a bulldog lover, and her Old English Bulldogge named Emmy is her pride and joy. Dr. Bonemer resides in Okemos with her husband and two teenage sons. They share their home with two dogs (Yogi and Emmy) and four cats (Pudge, Cora, Hooper, and Murray). She is an avid Spartans fan and loves watching her sons play competitive baseball. In her spare time, Dr. Bonemer enjoys pilates, reading historical fiction, and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Connie Sveller
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.

Our Receptionists

Amber B, Receptionist
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Kelly D, Receptionist
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Our LVT’s

Jess P. BS, LVT, VTS (ECC)

Jess graduated from Michigan State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Jess worked at Dewitt Veterinary Hospital while achieving her license. Shortly after graduation, she left the private practice world to work at MSU as an LVT in the Emergency/Critical Care department. In 2017, she decided she missed working with healthy pets and came back to Dewitt Veterinary Hospital part time. Jess took her love of emergency to the next level by becoming a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care in 2021. She resides in the Laingsburg area with her husband, 5 dogs (Izzie, Peggie, Ziggie, Norie & Bonnie), 2 cats (Tootsie & Oberon), a rat named Luca, a beta fish called Alexander Hamilton, and finally a Russian Tortoise who goes by Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

Stephanie C, LVT
Stephanie started with DeWitt Veterinary Hospital in 2021 after moving to the area. She worked as a veterinary assistant for 5 years prior to obtaining her license to practice as a veterinary technician. She is a graduate of Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technology program and achieved an Associate of Science in 2018. She currently resides with her husband, their dog Zoe, and their cat Annie.

Our Assistants

Andrea C, Veterinary Assistant

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Brandon L, Veterinary Assistant
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Caitlin F, Certified Veterinary Assistant

Caitlin has been around animals since she could walk. Ever since she was little, she knew she wanted to work with animals. That led Caitlin to a dual enrollment program within her schooling where she completed veterinary assistant coursework, took her NAVTA exam, and graduated as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. When she is not at work, Caitlin is training wild mustangs! She trains them, appears in shows on a national level, and adopts them out to homes. In her spare time Caitlin loves spending time with her pets. She has 5 horses, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. She also enjoys doing activities outdoors.

Kayla B, Veterinary Assistant

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Lauren S, Veterinary Assistant

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Tina B, Veterinary Assistant
Tina has been with DeWitt Veterinary Hospital since September 2005 as a veterinary assistant. She has had a love for all animals since she was young. She lives in Bath with her dogs Benji & Tanner, 5 cats, a miniature donkey named Willey, and her horse Dakota. Tina is an MSU fan and enjoys gardening, horseback riding, and spending time with her family.
Ralph, Clinic Cat
Ralph is our resident clinic kitty at DeWitt Veterinary Hospital. He runs a tight ship at the office and keeps our days flowing nicely. Ralph is a domestic long-haired kitty whose strong points include running across workspaces where work is being done, disappearing pens, and yelling for his people when he needs tending to. He creates a fun workspace for our team and we love him dearly.