Maureen Spinner, DVM, DACVS-SA
Assistant Professor (HP)

Dr. Spinner earned her degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University and went on to become a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Spinner has a passion for teaching and training veterinary students, interns, and residents.

Hayley Gallaher, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Assistant Professor (HP)

Hayley Gallaher, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, joins us as an assistant professor (HP) of Soft Tissue Surgery for the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. She has a strong passion for teaching and mentoring veterinary students and residents and helping them achieve their full potential!

Bharadhwaj Ranganathan, BVSc and AH, MS, DACVS-SA
Assistant Professor (HP)

Bharadhwaj Ranganathan, MS, BVSc, AH, joins us as an assistant professor (HP) of Soft Tissue Surgery for the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. He has a strong passion for teaching and mentoring veterinary students and residents.



Tessa Adams, DVM
Surgery Resident

Dr. Tessa Adam was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, but chose to attend college in Southern California to see a different part of the country.

"I have always been fascinated with the natural world and explored my interest in ecology while at Pomona College. I enjoyed this field of research, but I ultimately decided that veterinary medicine was my true passion. I attended Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a rotating internship at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. During my internship at OSU, I realized that I wanted to specialize in surgery because it is an intellectually stimulating field that allows veterinarians to take an active approach in the treatment of a disease or injury. I completed a surgery internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC in 2022, where I delved further into the field of surgery and began to develop my surgical skills. I am excited to have returned to MSU College of Veterinary Medicine for a surgical residency. I place great importance on providing excellent patient care and client communication for all surgical patients. My special areas of interest in surgery include post-operative analgesia, surgical oncology, wound management, and fracture repair."

Courtney Bartels, DVM
Surgery Resident

Dr. Bartels is a surgery resident for the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences with a special interest in orthopedic surgery, particularly traumatology and 3D printing; neurology, specifically hemilaminectomies; and soft tissue surgery, particularly minimally invasive procedures involving thoracic and abdominal cavities.

Stephanie Meilleur, DVM
Surgery Resident

Dr. Stephanie Meilleur is a surgical resident. She earned her veterinary degree from Kansas State University in 2012 and certification in Canine Rehabilitation in 2014. Her work experience includes 5 years as an emergency veterinarian outside Washington DC seeing a variety of trauma and performing emergency surgeries. Her passion for working dogs and surgery lead her to complete a sports medicine internship at Veterinary Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, a surgical internship at Pet Specialists of Austin and an Orthopedic Research Associate position under Dr. Loïc Déjardin at Michigan State University. As a Major in the United States Army Reserve, she deployed to Afghanistan overseeing 180 working dogs, teaching K9 TCCC to service members and coalition forces as well as managing several critical patients. Additionally, she has been working with Veterinary Tactical Group to train federal and governmental canine handlers, tactical medics, and veterinary personnel in treatment of working dog emergencies in the field since 2015. Her interests revolve around working dogs, trauma, orthopedics and sports medicine. Her goals are to expand working dog medicine and keep the dog in the fight.

Lauren Meneghetti, DVM
Surgery Resident

Dr. Lauren Meneghetti is originally from Northern California where she grew up in the Bay Area. She attended Sonoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology with a concentration in physiology, cell biology, and molecular biology. She then attended Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM degree in 2020. After veterinary school, Dr. Meneghetti did a small animal rotating internship at VCA Encina Veterinary Medical Center. From there, she did two additional specialty internships in small animal surgery,the first at Lenity Vet Specialists and Emergency and the second at MSU Veterinary Medical Center. She is remaining at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center where she is a current Small Animal Surgery Resident. While enjoying all aspects of the surgery field, Dr. Meneghetti has a special interest in feline cases.