Gail S Wolfe, D.V.M.

Dr. Gail Sommers Wolfe was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her desire to become a veterinarian began in early childhood and never wavered. She graduated from Michigan State University with High Honors earning a B.S. and a D.V.M. degree receiving the MVMA award for Highest Scholastic Standing. She has been in private practice for many decades so your pet will receive excellent care from an experienced veterinarian. 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 54 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 eight grandsons, Austin, Oscar, Colton, Ezra, Aiden, Wesley, Nolan and Quinton; and three granddaughters, Joselyn, Claire, and Zelda. Her canine family member is her swimming buddy, a brindle pug, named Sabrina; her feline family member is a cat, Ted who is in a love relationship with Sabrina. Their Instagram page is #Sabrinaandted.

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.

Christine Burks – Veterinary Assistant

Christine Burks joined the practice in August of 2019. Her deep-seated love for animals is what inspired her to pursue a career in the veterinary field. Married to Charleston Burks, she has two sons, Malachi and Titus. Her furry family members include a German Shepherd/Pit Bull mix named Fang, and two cats, Selena and Andre. In the future, she would like to obtain a degree in Veterinary Technology.

Melvin Lowell Ulshafer, III – Veterinary Assistant

Lowell Ulshafer Joined the Practice August of 2019. He has always had compassion and love for animals whether they are the pets at his home or the livestock at the farm which he worked for several years. He enjoys woodworking, crafts, and watersports in his free time. He aspires to attend Veterinary school in the near future.

Sarah Layhe

I was hired at Bennett Road animal clinic as a certified veterinary assistant in May of 2021. I’m passionate about conservation and am working on my degree in Zoology. I have two beautiful fish tanks and four furry friends I adore and share with my boyfriend Clordy. Remmy and Bruno are our adorable pitbulls, Dexter is my spunky Syrian hamster, and Allie the calico kitty is our beloved family cat.