Our Doctors


Dr. Terry Randolph

Dr. Terry Randolph

Dr. Terry grew up in central Ohio. She earned her veterinary degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University and joined Morris Animal Hospital in 1998. Dr. Terry’s special interest areas are advanced dentistry and endodontics. Dr. Terry is a member of the Veterinary Dental Society. In her spare time, she enjoys showing horses with her husband, Matt, and their two daughters.

Ongoing Education . . .   Dr. Terry attended the Northern American Veterinary Community’s annual VMX conference in Orlando, Florida in January 2020, focusing on internal medicine, dentistry and oncology. She also attended VMX in 2019, where she focused on cancer diagnosis and treatment, soft tissue surgery, laser therapy, and hospital management.

Dr. Gayle O’Konski

Dr. Gayle O’Konski

Dr. Gayle was born and raised in southwest Michigan. She worked at Morris Animal Hospital for several years before attending Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined Morris Animal Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian in 2007.  Dr. Gayle’s special interest areas are ultrasonography, oncology, nutrition, and soft tissue surgery. She and her husband, Josh, have two children, and she enjoys running in her spare time.

Ongoing Education . . . Dr. Gayle attended the Northern American Veterinary Community’s annual VMX conference in Orlando, Florida in January, 2020, where she attended lectures focusing on respiratory disease and treatment, cardiovascular disease and treatment, canine and feline liver and gallbladder disease, ocular diseases and treatment, and Lymphoma treatment. She also attended the VMX conference in Orlando, Florida in January, 2019, where she focused on cytology, hematology, oncology, and kidney disease. Additionally, she has completed courses in advanced veterinary ultrasonography at Michigan State University and at the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Arlington, Texas.

Dr. Douglas Morris

Dr. Douglas Morris

Dr. Doug was raised in Boston and St. Louis. After completing his undergraduate studies and then attending Veterinary School at the University of Missouri-Columbia, he both taught and advanced his training in a veterinary post-doctoral program at Auburn University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Two decades later, Dr. Doug returned to college and received a Masters degree in Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Doug is a member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and much of his daily practice focuses on surgeries of the bones and joints. Two very common procedures he performs are Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair and Patella (kneecap) Luxation surgery. Dr. Doug also performs advanced cancer resections and surgery of the ear, nose, and throat. He is certified in the PennHIP method, the most effective hip screening tool available for dogs.

Ongoing Education . . .  Dr. Doug attended the Midwest Veterinary Conference in 2020 focusing on surgery of the head and neck, pain management, and telemedicine. Dr. Doug attended the annual American College of Veterinary Surgeons’ conferences in 2018 and 2017. At these conferences, he attended a wide range of seminars on knee and hip surgery, as well as sessions addressing advances in soft palate, salivary gland, and thyroid surgery.

Dr. Julie Morris

Dr. Julie Morris

Dr. Julie was born and raised in South Bend. She graduated from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and she completed an advanced, one year post-doctoral training program in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University. Dr. Julie’s special interest area is animal behavior.

Dr. Julie is a Fear Free Certified Veterinarian. Fear Free Professionals complete nine hours of coursework annually focusing on preventing and alleviating fear, anxiety, and stress in pets during their visits to the hospital; and are committed to ongoing education regarding your pet’s emotional well-being both at home and in the veterinary setting.

Ongoing Education… In February, 2019 and in February, 2020, Dr. Julie attended the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference in Columbus, Ohio, where she learned novel approaches to common canine and feline behavior problems including fears and phobias, aggression, separation anxiety, house-soiling, and cognitive/behavioral changes associated with aging. She also attended sessions focused on cardiology, dermatology, and gastroenterology.

 

Dr. Jamie Studtman

Dr. Jamie Studtman

Dr. Jamie grew up in the South Bend area. She earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Purdue University in 2014. During her fourth year of veterinary school, she completed her off-campus externship at Morris Animal Hospital. She joined the practice as an associate veterinarian in 2016. Dr. Jamie’s veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, dermatology, preventative care, and feline medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys rooting for the Chicago Bears, spending time with her husband, and practicing agility with her Shetland Sheepdog, Dash.

Ongoing Education… In 2019, Dr. Jamie attended the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., where she focused on dentistry and internal medicine. In 2018, Dr. Jamie participated in the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association’s Power of Ten Leadership program that cultivates leadership skills, and personal and professional development for recent veterinary graduates.

Dr. Kelly Wensing

Dr. Kelly Wensing

Dr. Kelly was born in Illinois, but spent most of her younger years as a child growing up in Arizona. She earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from The Ohio State University in 2014, and completed a surgical and medicine rotating internship at Oklahoma State University. Before joining our team, Dr. Kelly spent two years in Boston practicing emergency medicine. Her veterinary interests include radiology and emergency medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, hiking and spending time with her husband and cat Cas.

Ongoing Education… Dr. Kelly attended a conference in Kansas City, MO, this summer that focused on orthopedic disease and treatment options. During this conference, Dr. Kelly gained hands-on orthopedic surgical experience. She also attended the 2018 MidWest Veterinary Conference in Columbus, Ohio for continued education. While at the conference she attended lectures that focused on internal medicine and feline dentistry.

Dr. Nikki Risselmann

Dr. Nikki Risselmann

Dr. Nikki grew up right here in Granger. She worked at Morris Animal Hospital for several years before graduating from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and joined our practice as an associate veterinarian in 2019. Dr. Nikki’s special interest areas include surgery, behavior, ultrasonography, internal medicine, and feline medicine. She is certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and is also Fear Free certified, which is a program that promotes low-stress veterinary visits. In her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her friends, family, pet cats, and a mixed breed dog.