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Doctors & Staff
Dr. Dwight McNally
Dr. Dwight McNally has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years. He was born and raised in Bridgeport, Michigan, and spent two years at Alma College before receiving his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Michigan State University in 1981. Immediately following graduation, he practiced in the Detroit area prior to returning to Saginaw. In 1985, he joined the team at Gratiot Animal Hospital, and became the practice owner the following year.
Dr. McNally works exclusively with small animals. In addition to special interests in soft tissue surgery and dentistry, he is most interested in and dedicated to fostering a happy, healthy bond between people and their pets. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, the American Heartworm Society and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
He and his wife, Brenda, have three children. Ryan, a graduate of Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, joined the Gratiot Animal Hospital family in 2009. Jillian is a Lutheran grade school teacher and lives in Saginaw. Jordan is a structural engineer living and working in Chicago. The whole family has ties to Michigan State University and loves the Spartans.
Dr. McNally feels strongly about giving back to his community and his profession. Among other commitments he currently serves on the Michigan Board of Veterinary Medicine.
Dwight and Brenda have a Golden Retriever named Graycie, and two cats - Charlotte and Lilly. In his free time, he especially enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf, running and playing the piano.
Dr. Sheryl A. Gilbert
Dr. Sheryl A. Gilbert is a 1986 graduate of Michigan State University. She attended Delta College where she received an Associate of Science degree before receiving her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Michigan State University.
She practiced in the Clio area before returning to Saginaw in 1989 to join the team at Gratiot Animal Hospital. She works with small animals including some pocket pets, and provides basic wing and nail trims for birds. In addition to surgery and medicine, Dr. Gilbert takes pride in assisting the people of the Great Lakes Bay Region in providing longer and healthier lives for their beloved pets.
Dr. Gilbert's greatest joy is the time spent with her husband and two children. Their treasured pets include a Golden Retriever named Bella, a parrot, a cockatiel and five cats.
Dr. Sheri Mayer, DVM
Dr. Sheri Mayer grew up in Saginaw Township, graduating from Douglas MacArthur High School in 1980. After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in 1987, she worked in the Flint area for several years, being the primary surgeon for a two doctor practice. Dr. Mayer joined Gratiot Animal Hospital in 1996, sharing the surgical and medical responsibilities with the other doctors.
Time away from the hospital is spent enjoying her family which includes her husband and two grown children, two dogs and two cats. Dr. Mayer enjoys sports and fitness, reading and biking.
Dr. Ryan McNally
Dr. Ryan McNally joined the team at Gratiot Animal Hospital in 2009. A native of the Saginaw area, Dr. McNally is a graduate of Valley Lutheran High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from Alma College, and has been in practice here since his graduation from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University.
Dr. McNally works with small animals only. His primary professional interests are animal welfare and the fostering of a happy, healthy bond between people and their pets, which he pursues through both medicine and surgery, and client education. Dr. McNally is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.
Ryan resides in Saginaw Township with his wife Jennifer, and their two children. They have two Bernese Mountain Dogs - Eliza and Hula, and a cat named Nemo who begrudgingly permits them all to live in his house. In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, fishing, and anything/everything MSU.