Our Veterinarians

Dr. Amy Alwood is board certified in veterinary emergency & critical care.
Amy Alwood
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Amy Alwood
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Amy Alwood is an advocate for community-based medicine and expanding access to veterinary care. She is a passionate educator, mentor, and specialist in academic and hospital settings. During her residency, she received the Winn Feline Foundation Research Grant to investigate the use of low molecular weight heparins in cats.

Dr. Alwood’s clinical interests include respiratory disease, coagulation disorders as a complication of disease and critical illness, sepsis, postoperative complications, and responsible antibiotic use.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, New York City NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Medford MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Amy Alwood shares her home with her wife, daughter, two dogs and one exceptional cat. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, rock wall climbing, enjoying food and craft beer, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Bernadetta Bernatowicz is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She has her arm around a black and white dog.
Bernadetta Bernatowicz
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Bernadetta Bernatowicz
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Bernadetta Bernatowicz developed her passion for emergency medicine while treating urgent-care patients as a former general practitioner. She enjoys the challenges and rewards that come with emergency medicine cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Scranton, PA
Dr. Bernatowicz enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, which includes her sidekick Panda, an adorable pit bull mix.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowersox is board certified in veterinary ophthalmology.
Jeffrey Bowersox
DVM, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Jeffrey Bowersox
DVM, DACVO
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jeffrey Bowersox enjoys the microsurgical aspect of ophthalmology. Some of his favorite procedures include cataract surgery, oculoplastic reconstruction and ocular surface and corneal reconstruction.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, The Eye Clinic for Animals, Scottsdale AZ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Center of Connecticut, West Hartford
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Dr. Bowersox has played ice hockey since he was six. Other favorite pastimes include hiking, motorcycle riding, reading, visiting Civil War battlefields, and international travel with his two children and his bilingual wife who grew up living in various countries in Latin America. The family has two dogs, Toffee and Truffles.
Dr. Natalie Deanis a veterinarian in our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Natalie Dean
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Natalie Dean
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Natalie Dean is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She finds cardiovascular and neurologic emergencies the most gratifying to treat.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Dr. Dean enjoys reading, running, baking, traveling and spending time with her tabby cat, Doe.
Dr. Alyson Frederick is a doctor in our surgery service. She is sitting with a large dog.
Alyson Frederick
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Alyson Frederick
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alyson Frederick enjoys both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. Her particular clinical interests include, but are not limited to, minimally invasive procedures, emergency surgeries, surgical oncology, and fracture repair. Her previous research involved evaluating prognosis and survival time for dogs with functional thyroid tumors that were surgically removed.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (BluePearl), PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, State College
Dr. Frederick is an avid runner and has completed a number of marathons including the Boston Marathon. She also enjoys kayaking, swimming, cycling and Penn State football games.
Dr. Rachael Gaeta is board certified in veterinary oncology.
Rachael Gaeta
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Rachael Gaeta
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rachael Gaeta enjoys clinical practice, teaching interns and nurses, and providing continuing education opportunities for our referral community. Her favorite part of clinical oncology is working with families to maintain the quality of life of their pets and helping them to find options that work within their means and comfort level. She has a particular interest in thyroid tumors and hematopoietic malignancies.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dr. Gaeta is an avid foodie and enjoys scrapbooking, gardening, and reading (especially books that start with a map). She and her husband have two sons and two cats, Boo and Door.
Dr. Dana Gale is a doctor in our emergency service. She is sitting with a mixed breed dog wearing a red scarf.
Dana Gale
DVM
Surgery
Dana Gale
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Dana Gale particularly enjoys surgery involving the thorax, or chest region, to include mass removals, surgery to correct chylothorax, a condition in which fluid builds up in the chest cavity, and surgery to correct a heart defect called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). She also likes airway surgeries such as those to correct laryngeal paralysis. Her orthopedic interests include regenerative medicine and minimally invasive arthroscopy to treat joint conditions, such as cranial cruciate ligament injuries (similar to ACL injuries in humans) and elbow dysplasia.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, NV
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington D.C.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Gale enjoys dressage and eventing horseback riding, and in her quieter times, reading. She and her husband like traveling and new restaurants. They have two dogs, Remi and Weezer, and cat Amadeus.
Dr. Yi Gu is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Yi Gu
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Yi Gu
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Yi Gu is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She particularly enjoys treating and healing critical patients and helping them return to their families.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
In her spare time, Dr. Gu loves cooking and trying out different cuisines. She has a sweet orange tabby named Crouton.
Dr. Laura Guliani is an emergency veterinarian in New Castle, DE.
Laura Guliani
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Laura Guliani
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Passionate about providing high quality care to all patients, Dr. Laura Guliani finds treating minor traumas especially gratifying.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA
Dr. Guliani enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family. She has two yellow Labrador retrievers.
Dr. Lindsey Jett is a resident in our critical care service. She is sitting next to a large black and white dog.
Lindsey Jett
DVM
Critical Care
Lindsey Jett
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lindsey Jett finds stabilizing trauma patients, managing sepsis, treating respiratory diseases, performing mechanical ventilation and transfusion therapy the most gratifying.
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, PA
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University, Pomona, CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
Dr. Jett enjoys spending time with her husband, her Newfoundland mix named Jack and three cats – Jasper, Jewel and Jasmine. She loves to cook, garden, paint, kayak and practice yoga.
Dr. Jenna Kahn is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Jenna Kahn
MBA, VMD
Emergency Medicine
Jenna Kahn
MBA, VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jenna Kahn is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is passionate about pet care and is especially interested in treating kidney injuries and neurologic emergencies.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Master of Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University, Davie FL
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Florida, Gainesville
A self-described foodie, Dr. Kahn also enjoys skiing, traveling, and binging TV shows at home with her two dogs and her cat.
Dr. Dora Kassel is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Dora Kassel
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dora Kassel
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Dora Kassel is a highly experienced emergency clinician. Her professional interests include cardiovascular emergencies, sepsis and immune mediated conditions
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Dr. Kassel enjoys group fitness classes, spending time with her husband, children and two dogs, a rescue border collie/Labrador mix and a cocker spaniel.
Dr. Landon Katz is a veterinarian in our surgery service. He is hugging a brown and black dog..
Landon Katz
VMD
Surgery
Landon Katz
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Landon Katz is a resident in our surgery service with an interest in orthopedics, particularly fracture repair.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Center, Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospitals, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Favorite pastimes for Dr. Katz include biking, hiking, skiing and cheering for the Baltimore Ravens. He has a cat named Julio.
Dr. Mike Miller is board certified in canine and feline practice. He works in our cardiology service.
Mike Miller
MS, VMD, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Cardiology
Mike Miller
MS, VMD, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Canine & Feline Practice)
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine & Feline Practice)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Master of Science, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Dr. Stephanie Phillips is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Stephanie Phillips
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Stephanie Phillips
DVM, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stephanie Phillips has been practicing veterinary medicine for 25 years. She is interested in the diagnostic procedures, including ultrasound and endoscopy, and finds gastrointestinal, immune and urology cases the most gratifying to address.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Dairy Science, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Dr. Phillips enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and kids. She has three dogs, a cat, two rats and a hamster.
Dr. Yael Porat-Mosenco is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Yael Porat-Mosenco
DVM, DACVR, DECVDI
Diagnostic Imaging
Yael Porat-Mosenco
DVM, DACVR, DECVDI
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Yael Porat-Mosenco enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging.
  • Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Diagnostic Imaging, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Dr. Taylor Robinson is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Taylor Robinson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Taylor Robinson
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
A dedicated emergency clinician, Dr. Taylor Robinson particularly enjoys treating conditions such as Addison’s disease, lameness and fractures.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown PA
Dr. Robinson enjoys gardening and eventing with her horse. She is married and also has two dogs and two cats.
Dr. Laura Roy-Eitner is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Laura Roy-Eitner
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Laura Roy-Eitner
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Laura Roy-Eitner is the intern coordinator and ER team lead. She especially enjoys treating trauma and endocrine emergencies, and managing patients in shock.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Oberlin College, OH
Dr. Roy-Eitner enjoys hiking with her dog, a pit bull named Fidget. She also has two litter-mate kittens named Chachi and Cha-Cha. One of her favorite pastimes is baking, but she admits to as many failures as successes.
Dr. Laurie Sorrell-Raschi is board certified in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia. She is holding a cuddly white dog in her arms.
Laurie Sorrell-Raschi
DVM, DACVAA
Anesthesiology & Pain Management, Acupuncture
Laurie Sorrell-Raschi
DVM, DACVAA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Anesthesiology & Pain Management, Acupuncture
Servicing Locations
As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Laurie Sorrell-Raschi offers both anesthetic care and pain management. With a wealth of experience in multiple pain management techniques, including therapeutics such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids, she is also experienced in local anesthetic and analgesic techniques, such as epidurals, nerve blocks and regional blocks. Additionally, Dr. Sorrell-Raschi is trained in acupuncture, which can be a valuable aid for patients undergoing surgery, cancer treatment, and chronic pain management.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital, Springfield MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist, State University of New York, Syracuse
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Sorrell enjoys gourmet baking, knitting, crocheting, playing the recorder and saxophone, and reading. She is married and has three daughters. The family’s pets include two Bernese mountain dogs, Lochlan and Zaphod, a pit bull/Corgi mix named Kaliope, and a shih tzu mix named Kevin.
Dr. Mary Joe Tyler is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is holding a black and white cat wearing a tie collar.
Mary Joe Tyler
MS, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Mary Joe Tyler
MS, DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mary Joe Tyler worked as a vet tech before becoming a veterinarian. She finds treating feline urinary obstructions particularly gratifying.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Pittsburgh PA
  • Clinical Rotation, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Master of Science, Biology, Chatham University, Pittsburgh PA
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Delaware, Newark
Dr. Tyler has four cats and enjoys hiking, reading, baking and Netflix.
Illustration of a silhouette of a figure with a stethoscope draped around their neck.
Connie Yeh
VMD, MS, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Connie Yeh
VMD, MS, DACVO
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Connie Yeh’s particular clinical interests include blepharoplastic procedures, corneal disease, inherited retinal diseases and glaucoma.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Master of Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Fellowship, Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware, New Castle
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, New York University, NY
Dr. Yeh is fluent in both English and Madarin Chinese. She enjoys photography, traveling, trying new foods and wines, and watching University of Michigan football with her husband. Their family pet is a cat named Ted.

Technicians (VTS)

Natalie Herring is a licensed veterinary technician with additional board certification in ophthalmology. She is sitting next to a large tan and white dog.
Natalie Herring
LVT, VTS (Ophthalmology)
Ophthalmology
Natalie Herring
LVT, VTS (Ophthalmology)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Ophthalmology)
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Natalie enjoys the opportunity to work with a variety of pet species, in a field that was not a common specialty when she started. She is particularly interested cases in which systemic disease manifests in the eye.
Christine Jones is a certified veterinary technician with specialty certification in ophthalmology.
Christine Jones
LVT, VTS (Ophthalmology)
Ophthalmology
Christine Jones
LVT, VTS (Ophthalmology)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Ophthalmology)
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Christine is interested in finding the connection between ocular illnesses and systemic ones, and fitting all of the pieces of the puzzle together to ensure the best care for patients. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and their lab mix Cole.
Alanna Mallory is a certified veterinary technician with specialty certification in internal medicine.
Alanna Mallory
LVT, VTS (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Alanna Mallory
LVT, VTS (SAIM)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Alanna loves “basically everything” about the internal medicine field, especially autoimmune, endocrine and GI cases. She enjoys nursing patients back to health and educating both clients and other technicians. Married with one son, she’s a mom who enjoys home improvement. The family has a talkative cat named Simba.
Illustration of a silhouette of a figure with a stethoscope draped around their neck.
Lisa Michelle Smith
LVT, VTS (ECC), MS
Critical Care
Lisa Michelle Smith
LVT, VTS (ECC), MS
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency & Critical Care)
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Making a difference in critical situations and the nature of emergency care drives Lisa, as well as the variety of cases and advancing the knowledge of a veterinary technician’s role in the hospital. Some of her particular interests include trauma and wound management cases as well as assisting in surgery, anesthesia monitoring and caring for ICU patients.
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Liz Wildrick
LVT, NMT, VTS (ECC)
Critical Care
Liz Wildrick
LVT, NMT, VTS (ECC)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency & Critical Care)
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Liz feels the need to learn something new every day, and working in emergency and critical care medicine helps her do that. She enjoys caring for patients that require intense one-on-one nursing and using advanced imaging tools, like ultrasound, CT and MRI, to help with diagnosis and treatment.