Our vets.

Cristina Aponte

DVM
Resident

Internal Medicine
On the job

Dr. Cristina Aponte is an internal medicine resident. She finds gastrointestinal and renal conditions the most gratifying to treat.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan
Off duty

Dr. Aponte enjoys yoga and wine tasting. She has two perfect Yorkies, Lana and Mateo.

Terri Baldwin

DVM, MS, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology
On the job

Dr. Terri Baldwin finds restoring vision through cataract removal surgery particularly rewarding. She also enjoys repairing eye injuries to save an eye, and diagnosing systemic disease by evaluating the eyes and helping to save an animal’s life.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Master of Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Off duty

Dr. Baldwin and her husband have two children, one of whom has autism, so she stays active as an autism advocate. She enjoys playing in the hand bell choir at her church, swimming, needlepoint and playing Sudoku. The family has four dogs and five cats.

Dominique Barbosa

DVM

Emergency Medicine
Education
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies

Alex Barnett

DVM
Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Entrepreneurship, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Tony Blanco

DVM
Education
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station
Off duty

Dr. Blanco enjoys reading (science fiction, philosophy, and science narratives), video games, biking, running, picking up new niche skills and learning about other fields of study such as architecture.

Casey Braginton

DVM
On the job

A dedicated emergency clinician, Dr. Casey Braginton’s interests include urethral obstruction, diabetic ketoacidosis and toxicities. He has also worked with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA SouthPaws, Fairfax VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA
Off duty

When not working, Dr. Braginton enjoys reading, visiting breweries and board games. He has two cats, Frodo and Dart, and a pit bull mix named Roo.

Kylee Bush

MS, DVM
On the job

Dr. Kylee Bush is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is most interested in soft tissue cases, specifically lacerations, foreign body, gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), orthopedics, specifically fracture stabilization, and cardiology. Dr. Bush is certified in basic and advanced life support through the Recover initiative.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Master of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville
Off duty

Dr. Bush enjoys running to help de-stress after a long day or catching up on the latest documentary series on Netflix with her couch potato dog, Murphy.

Virginia Butler

DVM
On the job

Dr. Virginia Butler is honored to help other families say goodbye to their pets by providing a comfortable and tranquil passing at home in the place they love most.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
Off duty

Dr. Butler enjoys exploring all the places and activities the Tampa Bay area has to offer. This usually includes a lot of zoos, aquariums, playgrounds and beach days with her daughter. They love getting home to share snuggles with their fox terrier/Schnauzer mix, Ginger.

Sherrie Cacciatore

DVM

Critical Care
Education
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Off duty

Passionate about going to the gym, Dr. Cacciatore also enjoys outdoor activities with her dog, Jack, like hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.

Denaé Campanale

DVM, MPH

Diagnostic Imaging
On the job

Dr. Denaé Campanale’s clinical interests include orthopedic and musculoskeletal disease, congenital and developmental abnormalities, emergency and trauma imaging, and exotic/zoo species.

Education
  • Residency, Diagnostic Imaging, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Internship, Diagnostic Imaging, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Master of Public Health, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, German, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Off duty

Dr. Campanale enjoys all outdoor activities (snowboarding, surfing, rollerblading), the beach, working out and watching movies with her husband. They have three dogs: Leia, Brody and Junebug, and two cats: Whiskey and Mimosa.

Melissa Chow

DVM
On the job

Dr. Melissa Chow is an intern in our ophthalmology service.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, East Bay Veterinary Specialists & Emergency, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Off duty

Dr. Chow’s family includes one dog and two cats.

Trysta Dionne

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
On the job

Dr. Trysta Dionne’s clinical interests include endocrine disorders, renal disease and gastrointestinal diseases.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station
Off duty

Dr. Dionne enjoys working out and going to the beach. She has a dog named Benson.

Patrick Donegan

DVM
Education
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Youngstown State University, OH

Dee Dugger

MS, DVM
On the job

Dr. Dugger enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Masters of Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • Bachelor of Arts, Graceland University, Lamoni IA
Off duty

Dr. Dugger’s hobbies include spending time with her pugs, sailing and photography.

Mia Felix

DVM
On the job

Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Mia Felix developed a passion for emergency and specialty medicine while working as a veterinary technician. Dr. Felix finds acute trauma and stabilization, cardiopulmonary emergencies, and endocrine disorders particularly gratifying to treat. She also has strong clinical interests in soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging and exotic animal medicine.

Dr. Felix is RECOVER certified in Basic and Advanced Life Support and Fear-free certified for small animals.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Albright College, Reading, PA
Off duty

Dr. Felix loves spending time with family and friends by the beach, running, salsa dancing, and trying new restaurants. She has a dog named Levi Mason, a Havanese mix, and a bearded dragon named Leonardo.

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Felix has contributed to many different research studies and plans to continue research efforts in the future.

Publications and articles

Brittnee Frizol

DVM

Emergency Medicine
Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, West Islip, NY
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.

Merrick Fultz

MA, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology

Cardiology
On the job

Dr. Merrick Fultz is particularly interested in treating active congestive heart failure. Prior to veterinary medicine, he worked in the comparative medicine department at Johns Hopkins University.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Cardiology, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Master of Arts, Literature, College of Charleston, Charleston SC
  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Economics, Elon University, Elon NC
Off duty

Dr. Fultz enjoys golf, tennis, assorted outdoor activities and any kind of international sporting event. He has two dogs.

Dane Gallagher

MS, DVM
On the job

Dr. Dane Gallagher is particularly interested in wound management, toxin ingestion, cardiac and respiratory conditions and other emergencies.

Education
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Master of Science, Laboratory Animal Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
Off duty

Dr. Gallagher is originally from Pennsylvania (and is an Eagles fan!) and moved to Florida with his partner after finishing veterinary school. In his spare time, he likes getting outside for hikes, fishing, kayaking and spending time at the beach. He also enjoys exploring the Tampa area and eating at new restaurants.

Sarah Gronsky

VMD

Avian & Exotics Medicine
On the job

Dr. Sarah Gronsky is most interested in raptor medicine and looking into the effects of Simbadol in rabbits.

Education
  • Residency, Avian & Exotics, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Clearwater, FL
  • Internship, Avian & Exotics, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Clearwater, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Animal Behavior, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Off duty

Dr. Gronsky enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, Goose, and reading a good book on the beach.

Publications & Articles

Kristin Habegger

DVM
On the job

Dr. Kristin Habegger has a background in working with wildlife and in zoological institutions and enjoys bringing her knowledge of exotic animal medicine into clinical practice. She finds triaging and managing trauma and metabolic derangement cases the most interesting to address.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens
Off duty

Dr. Kristin Habegger lives with her boyfriend and their two Australian shepherds, Khali and Arya. They all enjoy spending time outdoors together or staying in and watching movies.

Kelsey Human

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Kelsey Human knew from the start of her veterinary career that she wanted to be a surgeon and finds it particularly gratifying. She has a strong interest in orthopedic and soft tissue procedures, postoperative pain management and physical rehabilitation.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York, NY
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. Matthews University, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Off duty

Dr. Human enjoys activities with her husband, especially training at the gym, rollerblading, watching documentaries and movies. Her relaxation time includes gardening and sewing. The family has two Bengal cats, Bonsai and Koi, and a wonderful tripod cat named Bento.

Sierra Johnson

DVM
On the job

Dr. Sierra Johnson is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. Her clinical interests include small animal medicine, exotics and radiology.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
Off duty

Dr. Johnson and her husband share two ferrets, Chives and Nutmeg, and a ball python named Cayenne. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, roller-skating and playing video games.

Curtis Kane

DVM

Oncology
On the job

Dr. Curtis Kane enjoys all aspects of oncology.

Education
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn AL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
Off duty

Dr. Kane enjoys spending time with his family, which includes four dogs. He is also a soccer fanatic.

Kelly Kezer

BVSc, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology
On the job

Dr. Kelly Kezer’s clinical interests include lymphoma, osteosarcoma and histiocytic sarcoma, and she is excited about new treatment options, to include targeted and combination therapy and immunotherapy.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa, FL
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Haverford College, PA
Off duty

Dr. Kezer enjoys traveling, cooking and hiking with her dogs – a golden retriever named Charlie and Eddie, a Labrador.

Crystal King

DVM
Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Clearwater, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Findlay, OH
Off duty

Dr. King enjoys exploring each new city she calls home with her two pups, Harley and Autumn.

Kyle Kline

DVM
On the job

Dr. Kyle Kline is resident in our ophthalmology service. She is particularly interested in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal and retinal diseases.

Education
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Hospital, Clearwater, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Molecular Environmental Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Off duty

Dr. Kline is an avid runner and enjoys spending time near the ocean, kayaking, reading and live music. She has one cat named Summer.

Publications & Articles

Stephanie Lo

DVM
On the job

Dr. Stephanie Lo is a resident in our ophthalmology service. She is most interested in corneal diseases, especially treating corneal ulcers with medical or surgical therapy.

Education
  • Internship, Ophthalmology, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
Off duty

Dr. Lo enjoys visiting the beach, going to concerts, traveling, rock climbing, playing tennis, taking her dog to the park and cuddling her cat.

Publications & Articles

Alexandria LoPrinzi

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Alexandria LoPrinzi is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She finds trauma cases and autoimmune diseases, such as immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) and diabetes presenting as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), the most gratifying to treat.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY
Off duty

Dr. LoPrinzi enjoys hiking, kayaking, playing sports, especially tennis, board games and watching movies. She is quite fond of her three family dogs, all of which are English setters.

Publications & Articles

Rachel Lucas

DVM
On the job

Dr. Rachel Lucas is most interested in exotic and wildlife emergencies and gastrointestinal diseases.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville
Off duty

Dr. Lucas enjoys spending time with her husband and their foster-failure feline, Aslan, and serving their church and the Tampa Bay community.

Kevin Lura

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Kevin Lura finds blocked felines, toxin ingestion and all emergencies particularly gratifying to treat.

Education
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa
Off duty

Dr. Lura is an avid scuba diver and visits the pistol or rifle range about once a month. In addition to his cat, he has several reef tanks and beehives.

Cassandra Mancari

DVM
On the job

Dr. Cassandra Mancari is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She finds helping animals in respiratory distress, treating feline urinary obstructions and repairing lacerations particularly gratifying.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Off duty

Dr. Mancari and her fiancé have two cats who they enjoy spoiling to no end. She enjoys being outside (hiking, walking and beach trips), working out (Pilates and Yoga) and lazy mornings playing video games with her cats.

Krista May

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Krista May finds wound repair and management, cytology and treatment of cardiac diseases the most gratifying to perform. She prides herself on her compassion for her patients and empathy for their owners.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Sandy Springs, GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA
Off duty

Dr. May enjoys reading, scuba diving, playing video games and spending time with her Labradors, Marley and Gracie.

Brianna Miniter

MVB, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On the job

Fond of both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, Dr. Brianna Miniter particularly enjoys minimally invasive procedures, like arthroscopy, procedures within a joint, and laparoscopy, procedures within the abdomen. Her research has involved computed tomography (CT) diagnosis of gastrointestinal obstructions in dogs and cats, and infections in dogs and cats from embedded Cuterebra, or fly larva.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (BluePearl), Philadelphia PA
  • Internship, Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Science, California State University, Fresno
Off duty

An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Miniter likes water sports, hiking, snowboarding, horseback riding and sporting events. Other interests include live music, cooking, traveling, and her pets.

Amr Nada

BVSc, DVM
On the job

Dr. Amr Nada is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. His clinical interests include ultrasound, radiology interpretation and surgery.

Since earning his veterinary degree in Egypt, Dr. Nada relocated to the United States and earned his DVM through the AVMA.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Alexandria University, Egypt
Off duty

Dr. Nada enjoys table tennis, swimming and spending time with family and friends.

Nicholas Olson

DVM
On the job

Dr. Nicholas Olson is a resident in our surgical service. He is most interested in fracture repair, minimally invasive techniques, such as arthroscopy and laparoscopy, and cranial cruciate ligament disease.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Sport Management, University of Florida, Gainesville
Off duty

Dr. Olson enjoys camping and cheering on the Florida Gators with his wife and two children. Their furry family members include two cats, two dogs and a horse.

Publications & Articles

Elena Pfisterer

DVM
On the job

Dr. Elena Pfisterer is a resident in our surgery service. Dr. Pfisterer’s professional interests include complex fracture repair, angular limb deformities, total hip replacements, and thoracic surgery.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Charlotte, NC
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Nashville Veterinary Specialists, TN
  • Clinical Rotation, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Off duty

Dr. Pfisterer has a fiancé who is also a veterinarian, and two cats at the head of the household: Fetty and Savannah.

Alejandra Príncipe Martínez

DVM

Internal Medicine
On the job

Dr. Alejandra Príncipe Martínez particularly enjoys treating gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders.

Education
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Clinical Rotation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Off duty

Dr. Príncipe Martínez considers the water her happy place and enjoys the beach, scuba diving and snorkeling. She also likes to hike and play video games.

Kelsey Schaul

DVM
On the job

Dr. Kelsey Schaul is a resident in our surgery service. She finds fracture repairs and treating cranial cruciate ligament disease particularly gratifying.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Kirkland, WA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Center, Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Off duty

Dr. Schaul enjoys hiking and camping (when it’s not too hot!) and getting out on the water for boating and swimming. She lives with her husky, Kira, and cat, Tippy.

Publications & Articles

Brianna Scheppke

DVM
Education
  • Clinical Rotation
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Physiology, Florida State University, Tallahassee

Douglas Spiker

DVM

Emergency Medicine
Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Off duty

Dr. Spiker enjoys outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, biking, kayaking and paddleboarding. He also enjoys cultural arts and reading. 

Nicole Tomasso

DVM
On the job

Dr. Nicole Tomasso’s special interests include foreign body removal as well as treating diabetic ketoacidosis (especially in cats), soft tissue injuries and fractures.

Education
  • Clinical Rotation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Off duty

Dr. Tomasso enjoys walking outside on trails, playing tennis, eating sushi and visiting her family for Sunday dinners. She has two cats: one named Manny, who was adopted in St. Kitts during her time at veterinary school, and one named Dominik, who was adopted in Indiana during her clinical rotation.

Lilliana Walmsley

BVM&S
On the job

Dr. Lilliana Walmsley is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She is particularly interested in cardiology and ophthalmology.

Education
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Off duty

Dr. Walmsley enjoys being outside in any capacity, especially hiking, swimming and paddle boarding. Once she settles in her new home, she is hoping to get a feline companion.