Meet our staff! Pet Wellness Center is made up of dedicated, passionate veterinary professionals whose number one priority is the health and well being of your pet. We have an exceptional group of certified technicians, veterinary assistants, and doctors on staff that provide a wealth of knowledge, skill, and years of experience. Armed with the latest diagnostic tools, we are confident a firm diagnosis and thorough treatment plan will be just what your pet needs to lead a happy, healthy life with you for years to come.
Sharon KoblerVet Nurse/Pharmacy AssistantRead More
Sharon joined Pet Wellness Center in 2015 as a Veterinarian Assistant. She attended Southern Illinois University and received a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. She married Cory in 2009 and they have 2 daughters, Cayla and Cadence.
Joanna SmithVeterinary AssistantRead More
Joanna Smith joined the Pet Wellness team in March of 2020. She is currently enrolled in the online Veterinary Technician program through Purdue University. While working towards her degree she is being trained as a Veterinary Assistant.
Dr.Melanie Rossin-GrayDVMAssociate VeterinarianRead More
Dr Melanie Rossin-Gray is an Associate Veterinarian with Pet Wellness Center. She joined the practice in 2014, after practicing in Carbondale, IL. She attended McKendree College and Souther Illinois University at Edwardsville for her undergraduate and graduate training, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2011.
Tina MaciellLead Hospital NurseRead More
Graduated from Veterinary Technician School in Tucson, Arizona June of 2005. I primarily have worked in emergency medicine since then; which is a special interest of mine. I relocated from the west coast to be near a part of my family that I hold dear.
Dr. Kristine Kozak is originally from Homer Glen, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in May of 2018. She enjoys working with all animals: dogs, cats, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, and pigs. Especially when she gets to visit them on farm calls. When not working, Dr. Kozak relaxes by gardening and going to the movies with her husband, Peter. She also likes to take long walks with her rough-coated collies named Dex and Sunshine.
Dr.J. Craig SmithVeterinarianOwner/VeterinarianRead More
Dr. J. Craig Smith is the Practice Owner and Senior Veterinarian at Pet Wellness Center, PC. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University.
Angela FrerkingHead Veterinary NurseRead More
Angie had joined Pet Wellness Center in April 2011 as a kennel technician and over the years has moved up to the Lead Vet Nurse. She has a passion to provide care for pets and knowledge to owners for a lifetime of health.
If you ever see her at the clinic, she usually always has a smile on her face!