Dr. Elisabeth Close is particularly interested in pain management and internal medicine cases, particularly immune-mediated diseases and endocrine disturbances.
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Nashville Veterinary Specialists, TN
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
Bachelor of Science, Anthropology and Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Dr. Close enjoys bike touring, hiking and running. She also loves cooking, reading and traveling with her husband who is also a veterinarian. The couple has a dog named Aspen and two cats, Mona and Cayenne.
Dr. Paul Cunningham’s clinical interests include cardiovascular diseases, specifically cardiomyopathies and vascular thromboembolic disease, and he looks forward to seeing what discoveries in human medicine will translate to veterinary medicine.
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Dr. Cunningham likes hiking, swimming, fishing and camping. Occasionally he dusts off his violin to clear his head and unwind. His pets include boxer mix Tilley and betta fish Finnegan.
Dr. Leah Girard is an emergency clinician. Her particular interests include soft tissue surgery, treating and stabilizing trauma patients, and urinary obstructions in cats.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI
An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Girard likes hiking, kayaking, camping, hockey and traveling. She also enjoys music and dancing. Her pets include German shorthaired pointer Captain, Schnauzer/poodle mix Duke, cat Mac and Russian tortoise Torti.
Dr. Kevin McKenna served as an infantryman and veterinarian with the U.S. Army before joining us. Stabilizing and treating trauma patients is his favorite aspect of emergency medicine, and performing soft tissue surgery is one of his favorite procedures.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ
Dr. McKenna enjoys soccer, running, kayaking, hiking, reading and video games. He and his wife, a primary care veterinarian, have two boys. The family has a dog, Ghost, and three cats. Oscar, Clover and Kaelee.