Capital Blvd Animal Hospital and Pet Inn
Dr. Sunil Kakarla
DVM, PH.D, Owner
Dr. Babu Gonipeta
DVM, Chief Veterinarian
After obtaining his DVM degree from India, Dr. Gonipeta went to graduate school at Michigan State University (MSU) and obtained a master’s degree in Immunology. After finishing graduate school, he worked at Michigan State University as a postdoctoral fellow and continued his research work. His focus of research was in the areas of “development of mouse models for studying food allergies and polymicrobial sepsis.” He spent 5 years in active research at MSU and published his research findings in many international journals.
In 2012 he returned to small animal practice to continue his passion for providing the best quality veterinary care for companion animals. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and The American Association of Immunologists (AAI). When not in the clinic, Dr. Gonipeta enjoys reading a book or spending quality time with his family, which also includes a very opinionated 4-year-old long hair chihuahua named Peanut!
Dr. Raam Krishna Karanam
Veterinary Director & Chief of Operations
Dr. John Sampson Shahady
Sarah Van Staalduinen
Hello! My name is Caitlin, and I have been with Walnut Street Animal
Hospital since 2017. I started out as a receptionist and after being with this
practice for a year, I was promoted to Manager and transferred to our sister
location, Capital Boulevard Animal Hospital. I absolutely loved the
experience of opening a new clinic and getting acquainted with all of the
I am excited to start my new role as Client Coordinator with the company. I
have always loved working with clients and making sure the owner and
furbaby have a positive experience.
In my free time, I am with my 2 human kiddos as well as my own furbabies.