Meet Our Vets
Our Commerce veterinarians are board-certified neurologists, emergency veterinarians, and rehabilitation specialists who are available to care for your pet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. when it comes to caring for your pet, our doctors and support staff make all the difference.
Dr. Jill Hicks, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Hicks is a graduate of Tulane University and William Paterson University, where she earned degrees in English and Biologic Science, respectively. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University followed by a small animal internship at the University of Minnesota, as well as a neurology and neurosurgery residency at the University of Georgia. In 2015, she received the ACVIM Resident Research Award for Neurology. Prior to joining Animal Neurology & MRI Center, Dr. Hicks was an Assistant Professor of Clinical
Neurology and Neurosurgery at UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Laurie L. Nelms, DVM, MS
Dr. Nelms earned her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in Auburn, AL after which she completed a general internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, OH. This was followed by a Surgical internship at Hickory Veterinary Hospital in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Prior to joining Animal Neurology & MRI Center full-time, Dr. Nelms provided service and care as a Relief doctor.
Dr. Michael Wolf, DVM, CCRT
Dr. Med. Vet., Chief of Staff, Diplomat ACVIM (Neurology)
Dr. Michael Wolf is a board-certified veterinary neurologist and founder of Animal Neurology & MRI Center, one of the largest and most advanced veterinary neurology referral centers in the U.S. He has been in private practice since 1994 and has a special clinical interest in MRI imaging, neurosurgery, and treatment of brain tumors. His skills in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases are the result of his many years of education and training at some of the most prestigious veterinary programs in the world.
He holds a DVM degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He received his trained in neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and completed his residency in neurology and neurosurgery at the University of California Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Dr. Wolf is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) and member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and European Society of Veterinary Neurology. He is also a former clinical instructor of neurology and neurosurgery at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is a frequent lecturer in both the United States and Europe.
Dr. Adam Moeser, DVM
Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
Dr. Adam Moeser grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He then attended Knox College in Galesburg, IL, where he majored in biology and Spanish. Following graduation from college, Dr. Moeser returned to Wisconsin in order to pursue his veterinary degree, which he received in 2009. After receiving his veterinary degree, he immediately pursued advanced training and completed a one-year rotating medical/surgical internship at the VCA Aurora/Berwyn internship program. During his internship, Dr. Moeser was voted intern of the year. Dr. Moeser then moved to the east coast in order to complete a three-year neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
He enjoys all aspects of veterinary neurology, but especially enjoys neurosurgery of the spine and advanced imaging (MRI, CT).
Dr. Moeser and his wife, Erin, are the proud parents of two boys and three cats.
Dr. Kelly Cummings
DVM (Neurology Resident)
Dr. Cummings grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia, where she received both a bachelor’s degree in biological science and her veterinary medicine degree. She then completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Alameda East in Denver, Colorado and realized her love for neurology.
She furthered her knowledge by completing a one-year neurology internship at a neurology practice in New Mexico. Now she begins her neurology residency at Animal Neurology & MRI Center in partnership with Purdue University. Dr. Cummings shares her home with a big goofy dog, Ezzie and her two crazy cats, Alice and Comrade. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, exploring the outdoors and baking
Shelia Etue, DVM
Diplomate ACVIM (Radiology)
Dr. Sheila Etue is a board-certified radiologist who specializes in the utilization of radiology, ultra sound, nuclear medicine, CT imaging, and MRI to diagnose injury and disease in companion animals. She holds a DVM degree from Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario. She practiced emergency veterinary medicine and small animal medicine for several years before beginning her training in veterinary diagnostic imaging at Tufts University in Massachusetts.
Dr. Etue is a former assistant professor at Ontario Veterinary College in the Clinical Studies Department, where she provided clinical services in radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT imaging, and MRI. She also taught radiology and clinical rotations. Her background also includes her service as an examiner for the National Examining Board’s Clinical Proficiency Examinations and as a consultant to the Animal Medical Center in New York City, where she was instrumental in establishing MRI facility protocols. Dr. Etue has lectured extensively on diagnostic imaging in the United States and Canada, and has published numerous scientific articles on the subject. She provides diagnostic imaging consultations for veterinary hospitals throughout the United States and Canada.
Wesley Schoonover, DVM
Dr. Wesley Schoonover is one of the critical care veterinarians at Animal ER Center. He began his career at our facility just after his graduation from veterinary school in May of 2014. While he may be a new veterinarian, he has been working in veterinary clinics for over 10 years and has always had a passion for caring for animals. His clients are impressed by his knowledge and the care and detail he takes explaining their pets conditions. He has been a great addition to the team.
Dr. Schoonover is a native of West Virginia, where he grew up and completed his undergraduate education. He earned his veterinary degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. His final project was a clinical study of diabetic patients and how regular glucose monitoring can predict diabetic control. A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Schoonover enjoys cases that involve internal medicine, dermatology, and orthopedic issues.
Dr. Schoonover said, “Working as an emergency veterinarian allows me to help pets and their families in times of need. It also allows me to see a wide variety of interesting cases.”
While his wife finishes up her PhD in psychology, Dr. Schoonover enjoys watching college basketball and football, and fishing in his home state of West Virginia. He enjoys rooting on his favorite team, the West Virginia Mountaineers, in any sport! He and his wife share their home with a cat named Jasper and a mixed breed rescue dog named Denver.
Krista Stone, DVM
Dr. Krista Stone is an emergency and critical care veterinarian with special interests in endocrine and cardiopulmonary diseases. As a native to Michigan, Dr. Stone obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. She then went on to earn her DVM degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she completed a one-year specialty internship in emergency medicine in Richmond, Virginia. A love for both science and animals led Dr. Stone to a career in veterinary medicine. She has completed years of research but enjoys the clinical aspect of veterinary medicine, working with both owners and their pets.
Her current association memberships include the Society of Phi Zeta (Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine), American Veterinary Medical Association, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.
Dr. Stone enjoys spending time and being outdoors with her husband-to-be and chihuahua (Stella). Her interests include cooking, yoga, traveling, square-foot gardening, photography and golfing.
Bridget Donovan, DVM
Dr. Bridget Donovan is an experienced critical care veterinarian originally from Canada. Dr. Donovan began working with Animal ER Center in July of 2014 and has been a great addition to our staff. Her patients warm to her, and her clients keep telling us how kind and compassionate she is when caring for their furry family members. Originally from New Brunswick, Canada, Dr. Donovan completed her DVM degree at Atlantic Veterinary College of the University of Prince Edward Island in 2013. Since moving to Michigan, she has become an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Donovan shares her home with her husband and their three pets. They have two cats named Charlie and Joplin and an 8.5 year old greyhound named Bogey. When she isn’t treating patients, Dr. Donovan likes to spend her free time with her family–two- and four-legged–exploring her new home in Michigan, gardening in the warmer months, and playing video games in the colder ones.
Dr. Donovan said, “What I love most about Animal Neurology, Rehab & ER Center is the close knit group of people that I work with. Everyone has been extremely kind and welcoming to me since arriving. I also love learning about the wide variety of neurology cases that are seen here. Last, but not least, I love Watler, our clinic cat. He is endlessly entertaining and always brightens my day.”
Dr. Kate McCormick, DVM, CCRT, CVA
Dr. Kate McCormick received a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, then went on to earn her DVM degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2016 and became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) early this year through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She is interested in continuing her education to include additional aspects of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and pain management.
She grew up in the metro Detroit area. She has three young boys (Gavin, Henry and Zane). Her husband is also a veterinarian, who is currently working as an emergency veterinarian. She has three dogs (Ralphie, Myna, and Lily) and two cats (Gabby and Captain Barnacles). She enjoys traveling and in her spare time has the aspiration to become fluent in Tamil and Hindi.