Meet the Staff of Bennett Road Animal Clinic, Inc.
Dr. Gail Sommers Wolfe was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Michigan State University with High Honors earning a B.S. in 1969 and a D.V.M. degree in 1970 receiving the MVMA award for Highest Scholastic Standing. She has been in private small animal practice in Okemos, Michigan since 1971. She is the owner of Bennett Road Animal Clinic, Inc. She has volunteered at local nursing homes with her own pets. She belongs to several religious organizations. She has been recognized by the Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter for the James Herriot Humanitarian Award. She has been voted Favorite Veterinarian in the local newspaper multiple times!
Professional Associations she belongs to include the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, and the Mid-State Veterinary Medical Association. She organized People, Pets, and Vets (a public education program) for nine years. She prides herself in helping the future generations of veterinarians; she mentors veterinary students as well as facilitates a V.I.P.S class at MSU. She was a member of Phi Zeta Honor Society in college and belongs to the local Mensa group. Married to Alan Jay Wolfe (for 50 years), she has two sons Rustin (married to Allison Kaplan) and Kyle (married to Heydy); daughters Lauren (married to Casey Lamb) and Kami (married to David Schneider); and seven grandsons, Austin, Oscar, Colton, Ezra, Aiden, Wesley, and Nolan; and three granddaughters, Joselyn, Claire, and Zelda. Her canine family members are an Australian Shepherd named Remi and a pug named Sabrina; her feline family member and clinic cat is Half Stash, although her half mustache looks more like a half beard on her 18 year old face. and our newest cat, Ted.
Shelby J. Bennett - Office Manager, Receptionist, & Veterinary Assistant
Shelby Bennett has worked for Bennett Rd. Animal Clinic, Inc. since February of 1992. Her last name isn't coincidental as she is the great-grandniece of Del Bennett who is the namesake of Bennett Road. She attended Lansing Community College majoring in psychology. Shelby frequently helps out with pet sitting patients in their homes when needed. She believes that she is very blessed to have a job she truly loves and enjoys. Shelby is our head veterinary assistant/office manager who also trains our other employees.
Alex Sowle - Veterinary Assistant
Alex Sowle is from Michigan and attended Michigan State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Advertising. She loves animals and working with them and hopes to continue doing so in the future. She has a dog named Truman whom she adopted in 2013 whom she enjoys taking on walks and to the park when she is not at work.