Ask a Colleague

Ask your Colleague serves the needs of veterinary professionals who have questions regarding diagnosing and treating their patients’ conditions with Regenerative Medicine

Questions are answered by our Nationally Renowned Stem Cell Advisory Board; Dr. Mike Hutchinson,  Dr. Thomas Newland, Dr. Larry Snyder, Dr. Brian T. Voynick, Dr. Roger A. Mauer, and Dr. Noel Berger

Stem Cell Advisory Board

Mike Hutchinson, DVM

Dr Mike HutchinsonA leading practitioner in stem cell regeneration, Mike Hutchinson, D.V.M., “Dr. Mike,” is a highly sought after speaker at national and international veterinary conferences on the uses of animal stem cells. He has performed more than 300 Adipose-Derived Stem Cell transplant procedures on dogs and cats, among his 20,000 surgeries in 24 years of practicing veterinary medicine.

Shortly after the terrorism attacks of 9/11, Dr. Mike was trained in the economic consequences of bioterrorism and agro-terrorism through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also has co-authored a study on Serotypes of Bovine Astrovirus, published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

A veteran of more than 250 media interviews, Dr. Mike is a regular guest veterinarian on KDKA-TV’s “Pittsburgh Today Live,” and co-host of “Animal General with Dr. Mike” on KDKA-AM. In 2009, he was presented with the “Rising Star Award” from the Veterinary News Network.

For volunteering his time and experience, Dr. Mike has received awards from breed clubs, the Cat Fanciers’ Association and Pioneers for Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). He was named to an honorary position on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary for his work with wildlife, and received a distinguished service award for 12 years of service as veterinarian for the Nassau County, New York Mounted Police Force in Eisenhower Park.

Dr. Mike graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Animal Bioscience, and earned his D.V.M. degree from the Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Owner of Animal General of Cranberry, near Pittsburgh, he is married and the father of five children.

Thomas Newland, DVM

thomas newlandDr. Thomas Newland – grew up in Indiana and now lives in Scottsdale with his wife, sons, dogs, cat, hamster, and “Wanda” the one-eyed rat.  He graduated from MacMurray College in Indiana where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He attended Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1986.  He spent 3 years working at a companion animal practice in Indiana before moving to Arizona to work at Mesa Veterinary Hospital.  In 1991, he became the owner and medical director of Adobe Animal Hospital, guiding the practice as it has grown and always ensuring that compassionate, high quality patient care is the main focus of the hospital.  Dr. Newland is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, and the Better Business Bureau.


Larry Snyder, DVM

Dr. Larry Snyder was raised in Kansas and graduated from Salina High School. He attended Kansas State University and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. Dr. Snyder practiced large and small animal medicine and surgery in Wetmore, Kansas for 15 years and founded University Bird and Small Animal Clinic, PA in 1984. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Assn., Kansas Veterinary Medical Assn, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Assn., and is licensed in Kansas, Colorado and California. Dr. Snyder was trained in veterinary acupuncture at Colorado State University and has a special interest in alternative/complementary medicine and adipose stem cell therapy.  Dr. Snyder is a certified Stem Cell practitioner and through University Bird and Small Animal Clinic, has been involved in over 50 stem cell cases ranging from arthritis, muscle, tendon, and ligament injury, to immune mediated diseases, kidney failure and other degenerative conditions of dogs and cats. Dr. Snyder has a strong working relationship with local Ferret Rescue groups and maintains a good working knowledge of this interesting species unique problems.


brianvoynickDr. Brian T. Voynick is the owner and director of the American Animal Hospital. His fields of interest are in diagnostics medicine, endoscopy and alternative medicine. He is a renowned certified veterinary acupuncturist, with a special interest in chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Voynick’s mastery of this remarkable healing art relieves pets’ chronic pain to give them longer, happier lives. Clients and their pets find the treatments to be pain-free and relaxing.

He has served as chairman of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association Ethics and Grievance Committee as well as president of the Randolph Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Voynick enjoys hosting the Pet Stop on News 12 New Jersey and spending time with his friends and family.

Roger A. Mauer, DVM

Roger A. Mauer, DVM has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Las Vegas area since graduation from Washington State University in 1971. He has owned numerous veterinary hospitals since that time. At present he is practicing orthopedics, laparoscopy, and laser surgery at Cheyenne West Animal Hospital. He is able to perform these same procedures at other veterinary hospitals on a mobile basis. Dr. Mauer has a special interest in orthopedics and in 2002 was Slocum certified to perform the Tibial Plateau Leveling Ostcotomy (TPLO) for ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments. He has been performing this surgery since that time and is able to perform many other orthopedic surgeries also.



Noel Berger DVM, MS, DABLS

NoelBerger2Dr. Berger is a seasoned veterinary practitioner having over 26 years of professional experience, and has continually acquired many clinical skills. He has used these skills to provide compassionate care to family household pets and has earned the trust and respect of local communities, businesses, and veterinary colleagues.

He previously owned and operated Boston Road Animal Clinic, a small animal practice in Sutton, MA. That business was sold at the close of 2009 after 16 years of ownership so that his family could relocate south. The warmer climate is very suitable! His wife and three children and many pets all love it here.

Dr. Berger has published a comprehensive textbook of laser surgery and first authored several peer-reviewed journal articles. He has attained an advanced level of competence in diagnostic ultrasonography and echocardiography, complementing his surgical talents with medical aptitude. Additionally, his skills in flexible endoscopy and otoendoscopy create opportunities for minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic care. He performs several orthopedic procedures and will help you decide if that is right for you and your pet when indicated. He also performs all soft-tissue and dental procedures as well as administers appropriate chemotherapy and is a recognized leader in the field of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy. He is privileged to have a highly caring, capable and motivated staff.

In the spare time he makes available, Noel likes to catch fish, cook, read, and spend time with his family. He is a certified PADI open water diver, especially excited about night dives and wreck penetration. He is a partner with Morningstar Ministries in Fort Mill, SC, and often attends conferences out of town for continuing education.



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