Small Animal

Cutaneous & Body Wall Reconstruction

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Several challenges to the surgeon, starting with management of traumatic penetrating injuries with cavitary involvement, including those wrought by higher energy ballistic injuries as well as lower energy knife and bite wounds are presented. Techniques for reconstruction of significant perineal tissue loss with maintenance of continence are discussed. Decision-making and management options for the dehiscing wound are addressed.


Daniel A. Degner, DVM, DACVS

Animal Surgical Center of Michigan

Dr. Daniel Degner earned a degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. He then practiced veterinary medicine for two years in a small animal practice in Edmonton, Alberta. Thereafter, he completed a small animal internship in medicine and surgery at Colorado State University and a surgical residency at Michigan State University. In 1997, he graduated from the American college of Veterinary Surgeons as a diplomate. Dr. Degner has more than 28 years of experience performing surgery; 16.5 of these enjoyable years were dedicated to the state-of-the-art hospitals of Michigan Veterinary Specialists. His special interest includes reconstructive surgery. He is skilled in microsurgery surgery for microvascular and microurogenital surgery. He has a special interest in liver tumor surgery.
On a day to day basis he performs both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Degner continues to be very active in the training of veterinarians the art and science of surgery at local, state, and national continuing education meetings.


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Celine S. Kermanian, DVM

Surgical Specialty Intern
Michigan State University

Dr. Celine Kermanian was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2012. Following completion of her undergraduate degree, she earned her DVM at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. After veterinary school, she returned to Los Angeles, where she completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in 2017 followed by an internship in Small Animal Surgery at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in Dallas, Texas until July 2018. She is currently a small animal surgical specialty intern at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys getting together with friends and family, traveling, spending time outdoors, and trying new foods and fun activities.


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Bryden J. Stanley, BVMS, MVetSc, DACVS

Associate Professor and Section Head, Surgery
Michigan State University

Dr. Bryden J. Stanley is an Associate Professor and Section Chief of Surgery in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated as a veterinarian from Murdoch University, in Australia in 1982. She was in practice for 2 years, then returned to Murdoch to become a surgical intern in 1985. She followed her internship with a position as Surgical Registrar at the University of Sydney. From 1987 to 1990, Dr. Stanley completed an ACVS Surgery Residency training and Master’s Degree at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Following residency, Dr. Stanley was on faculty at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and has also worked as a Scientific Communications Manager for Mars Petcare. Dr. Stanley came to Michigan State University in 1998, where she has played an active role in teaching, research and clinical surgery. Stanley’s clinical interests are in all aspects of soft tissue surgery, particularly upper respiratory, wound management and cutaneous reconstructive techniques. Dr. Stanley runs two research labs – in upper respiratory diseases and wound healing for which she runs numerous clinical trials. Her current upper respiratory studies are laryngeal paralysis polyneuropathy in Labradors and Newfoundlands, Norwich terrier upper airway syndrome and the brachycephalic upper airway. Her current wound healing studies are in incisional negative pressure wound therapy and amniotic membranes. She publishes frequently, has received many teaching awards and lectures widely at a national and international level.


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Kelley Thieman Mankin, MS, DVM, DACVS-SA

Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University

Kelley Thieman Mankin DVM, MS, DACVS-SA works at Texas A&M University. She attended the University of Missouri for veterinary school, University of Tennessee for a rotating internship and University of Florida for residency. She has research interests in surgical site infections, transfusion medicine, and soft tissue surgery.


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