OUR TEAM

Meet the Doctors

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Zachary Badanes

DVM, DACVO

Ophthalmology

Dr. Badanes attended veterinary school at Cornell University and returned there for a residency in ophthalmology, after completing his rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania. He enjoys a variety of surgeries, with a special interest in corneal disease and cataract surgery.

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Julie Compton

DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Surgery

Dr. Compton is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and has over 15 years of experience. She believes in providing the personalized surgical expertise and experience owners expect, and their beloved family pets deserve.

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Simon Dennis

BVetMed, MVM, DECVIM (Cardiology)

Cardiology

Dr. Simon Dennis is a native of the United Kingdom and undertook his veterinary education at the Royal Veterinary College in London, graduating with his degree in veterinary medicine in 2000.

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Jonathan Goodwin

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Cardiology

Dr. Goodwin is a native of Detroit, MI. He graduated from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary medicine and completed his cardiology residency at Purdue University. Dr. Goodwin specializes in helping families combat cardiovascular disease in their four-legged family members.

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Matthew Paek

VMD, MS, DACVR

Radiology

Lancaster Veterinary Specialties has partnered with Dr. Paek of Synergy VIP to provide real-time board-certified radiology interpretations of our CT studies. Dr. Matthew Paek has earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He then went on to earn his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010.

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Damon B. Rodriguez

DVM, DACVIM

Internal Medicine

Dr. Rodriguez received a bachelor degree from Cornell University in mathematics in 1993 and his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Florida in 1997. Dr. Rodriguez headed back north to Boston where he completed a one-year internship in medicine and surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital.

Michaela Gruenheid, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Michaela Gruenheid

DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Surgery

Dr. Gruenheid completed a surgical fellowship at Michigan State University, followed by a surgical internship at Washington State University. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons completing her small animal surgical residency and master’s degree at Ohio State University. After attending OSU, Dr. Gruenheid settled in Pennsylvania and is happy to be helping clients and pets at Lancaster Veterinary Specialties.