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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Caleb Frankel is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Caleb Frankel
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Caleb Frankel is passionate about both medicine and technology used in medicine. He loves treating immune-mediated emergencies and educating first responders and veterinary professionals on animal first aid, CPR and emergency pharmacology. He started a software company, Instinct Science, which provides software to the veterinary industry that helps hospitals to modernize and streamline their workflow.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Frankel likes traveling, playing or watching team sports, and spending time with his wife and five sons: one dog, one cat and three humans.
Photo coming soon.
Hannah Ghindea
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Hannah Ghindea is a surgical intern. She especially enjoys neurosurgery, reconstructive surgery and surgical emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists, Mandeville LA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Dr. Ghindea grew up in Ohio and has family throughout Pennsylvania. She enjoys powerlifting, weightlifting, crafting and spending time with her two dogs, Zephyr and Phillie.
Dr. Jerome Glickstein is a clinician in our ophthalmology service.
Jerome Glickstein
VMD
Ophthalmology
Jerome Glickstein
VMD
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jerome Glickstein is interested in all aspects of ophthalmic medicine and surgery.
  • Fellowship, Ophthalmology Pathology, Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Alexandra Hamilton is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Alexandra Hamilton
VMD, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Alexandra Hamilton
VMD, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alexandra Hamilton’s particular interests include gastroenterology, infectious disease and immunology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Veterinary Specialty Hospital, San Diego CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center, Fairfax VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts & Sciences, Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Dr. Hamilton and her husband enjoy exploring the world and its many cultures. They have two golden retrievers, Boomer and Mbali. An outdoor and water enthusiast, she enjoys hiking, cycling, skiing and scuba diving.
Dr. Melissa Java is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Melissa Java
VMD, DACVECC
Critical Care
Dr. Melissa Java’s special clinical interests include systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Java has a number of rescued pets including pitbull Merc, bull terrier Coupe, potbelly pig Chester, cat Oldz, African grey Thunderbird, ducks Rod and Piston, cockatiel Billy, lovebird Stumpy, and guinea pig Ethel.
Dr. Alexander MacLeod is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Alexander "Sandy" MacLeod
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Alexander "Sandy" MacLeod
DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alexander “Sandy” MacLeod has a particular interest in abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) of the thorax and abdomen, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. MacLeod enjoys grilling, brewing his own beer and running. He and his wife, a veterinary surgeon at our hospitals, have two sons, a three-legged German shepherd dog named Luke, two miniature dachshunds, The Geck and Freckle, and one cat named Fatty McTunapants.
Dr. Jennifer Magilton is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Jennifer Magilton
VMD, MLAS
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Magliton enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, Portland OR
  • Master of Laboratory Animal Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Caroline Maguire is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Caroline Maguire
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Caroline Maguire has a particular interest in wound care and toxicology.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Maguire enjoys hiking, road trips, and exploring all that Philly has to offer. She has a pitbull named Skippy and three very vocal cats, Charlie, Stella, and Nelson.
Dr. Rachel Manchester is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Rachel Manchester
BVetMed (Hons), MRCVS
Emergency Medicine
A dedicated clinician, Dr. Rachel Manchester is interested in all facets of emergency medicine, especially ophthalmic emergencies, feline urethral obstructions and toxicology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, The Royal Veterinary College, London, England
  • Bachelor of Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Clemson University, SC
When not at work, Dr. Manchester enjoys traveling, exploring the Philadelphia food scene and spending time with friends and family. She has an amazing tabby cat named Branston.
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Kaitlynn Marshall
BVM&S
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Kaitlynn Marshall’s particular clinical interests include trauma, neurologic emergencies and metabolic emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr. Marshall enjoys reading, baking and watching rugby matches. She has a cat named Lizard who she admits to spoiling.
Dr. Melissa Murdock is a veterinarian in our anesthesiology and pain management service.
Melissa Murdoch
BVM&S, MS
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Dr. Melissa Murdock has extensive experience in anesthesia. Her clinical interests include critical care cases, perioperative analgesia and local anesthetic techniques.
  • Residency, Small & Large Animal Anesthesia, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Master of Science, Comparative Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Bachelor of Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Murdock enjoys craft beer and good coffee, learning how to play the ukulele, various arts and crafts, K-pop music, reading fiction and science fiction and walking outdoors. She has one cat, an orange tabby named Mercutio.
Dr. Hanna Murray is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Hanna Murray
DVM
Diagnostic Imaging
Dr. Hanna Murray has a particular interest in abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) of the head and thorax, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the nervous and system.
  • Residency, Diagnostic Imaging, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Charlotte NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Murray enjoys cooking, traveling and photography. She shares her home with Japanese chin Sam, Papillon Beau, Aussie mix Coal, and a cat named Sully.
Dr. Anastasiya Olevska is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Anastasiya Olevska
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Anastasiya Olevska’s particular interests include behavior, dermatology and shock and fluid resuscitation.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Olevska enjoys running, hiking, exploring local breweries, and watching TV with her dog.
Dr. Michael Pawenski is a veterinarian in our surgery service.
Michael Pawenski
DVM
Surgery
Michael Pawenski
DVM
Intern
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michael Pawenski’s particular clinical interests include urinary tract surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and anesthesiology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa FL
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Pawenski enjoys hiking with his dog Astro, skiing, cooking and napping.
Dr. Janet Peralta is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Janet Peralta
DVM
Internal Medicine
Dr. Janet Peralta is especially interested in endocrinology, gastrointestinal and liver disease, respiratory disease and feline medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cook College, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Peralta grew up in Lima, Peru. She likes to cook Peruvian cuisine, read and visit family and friends abroad.
Dr. Noel Radwanski is board certified in veterinary dermatology.
Noel Radwanski
DVM, DACVD
Dermatology
Noel Radwanski
DVM, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Noel Radwanski has a particular interest in autoimmune skin disease, ear disease, horse dermatology and allergies, and minimally invasive laser surgery of the skin, external ear canal and middle ear.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Plainview NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Dr. Radwanski likes running and horseback riding. She and her husband have three children.
Dr. Sabrina Reilly is board certified in veterinary anesthesiology and pain management.
Sabrina Reilly
DVM, DACVAA
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Sabrina Reilly
DVM, DACVAA
Board Certified in Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sabrina Reilly’s particular clinical interests include intravenous anesthesia; pain management before, during and after surgery; local and regional anesthesia and pain management; and anesthesia and pain management in critical/emergency patients.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Internship, Anesthesiology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Internship, Equine Medicine, Manor Equine Hospital, Monkton MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Dr. Reilly loves travel, Muay Thai boxing, western boxing, Savate (French boxing), ice skating and hiking with her two dogs, Quintus and Moira.
Dr. Nicole Salas is board certified in small animal surgery.
Nicole Salas
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Nicole Salas
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nicole Salas has a particular interest in biliary surgery, patent ductus arteriosus surgery and general orthopedics.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Internship, Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, New York City
  • Clinical Rotation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Isabel Salinas is a resident in our surgery service.
Isabel Salinas
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Isabel Salinas enjoys both soft tissue and minimally invasive surgery.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, Dallas TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Dr. Salinas grew up in the mountains of Colorado and loves hiking, a good book and traveling.
Dr. Laura Schmitt is board certified in veterinary canine and feline practice. She works in our emergency medicine service.
Laura Schmitt
VMD, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Emergency Medicine
Laura Schmitt
VMD, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Canine & Feline Practice)
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Laura Schmitt’s areas of interest include metabolic emergencies, hypotension and pericardial effusion.
  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine & Feline Practice)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Schmitt enjoys reading, skiing, snowboarding and going to the beach. She and her husband have two children and two Catahoula leopard dogs, Scarecrow and Joker.
Dr. Sean Schubmehl is a resident in our surgery service.
Sean Schubmehl
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Sean Schubmehl’s clinical interests include cardiothoracic surgery, minimally invasive surgery and surgical emergencies, particularly trauma.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Conshohocken PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Geneseo State University, NY
  • Associate of Science, Veterinary Technology, Alfred State College, New York
Dr. Schubmehl grew up on a small farm in Western New York. He likes hunting, fishing and Crossfit.
Dr. Virginia Shen is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Virginia Shen
VMD, MHS
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Virginia Shen enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Virginia-Maryland College, Blacksburg VA
  • Master of Health Science, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Shen likes exploring Philadelphia with her golden retriever Ikon, hiking, or at the rock climbing gym. She also has a chubby kitty named Remington.
Dr. Jennifer Stevens is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Jennifer Stevens
DVM
Internal Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Stevens special interests are infectious disease and endocrinology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, ASPCA Animal Hospital, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
Originally from South Jersey, Dr. Stevens has a greyhound named Baxter. Favorite pastimes include running, swimming, yoga, reading and exploring Philadelphia.
Dr. Carly Sullivan is a resident in our surgery service.
Carly Sullivan
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Carly Sullivan is interested in orthopedic, soft tissue and minimally invasive surgery.
  • Internship, Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Internship, Surgery, Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital, Austin
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg
Dr. Sullivan enjoys working out, cooking new recipes and exploring Philadelphia, especially the restaurants.
Dr. Rebecca Syring is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Rebecca Syring
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Dr. Rebecca Syring’s clinical interests include traumatic brain injury, traumatology, fluid resuscitation of the critical animal, and respiratory disorders.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Fellowship, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Syring is a huge fan of boxer dogs. Her favorite pastimes include working out at her local Crossfit gym as well as gardening, reading and cooking.
Dr. Laura Tseng is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Laura Tseng
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Dr. Laura Tseng’s particular clinical interests include management of shock and trauma patients and endocrine emergencies.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Fellowship, Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
Dr. Tseng enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee, hiking, traveling and spending time with her dog Ginger Snap and cat Perry.
Dr. Kathryn Venanzi Umstetter is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Kathryn Umstetter Venanzi
BVM&S, MRCVS, MLAS
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Katie Umstetter Venanzi has a particular interest in trauma; shock; endocrine emergencies, including diabetic ketoacidosis and Addisonian crisis; and feline lower urinary tract disease, especially urethral obstruction.
  • Master of Laboratory Animal Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Scranton, PA
Dr. Venanzi and her husband like hiking, concerts and going to any Philly sporting events. They have two cats.
Dr. Cameron Wood is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Cameron Wood
DVM
Internal Medicine
Dr. Cameron Wood’s special interests are immune-mediated diseases and endocrinology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Hospital, San Marcos CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
Dr. Wood is married and has a pit bull. He likes finding new food to try, traveling and hiking.

Technicians (VTS)

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Jennifer Bernat
CVT, VTS (ECC)
Critical Care
Jennifer Bernat
CVT, VTS (ECC)
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Jennifer Bernat’s favorite part of her job is caring for trauma and pediatric patients. She is involved in animal rescue and often fosters neonates, or newborn animals, every season. Her home is filled with pets to include cats, dogs, fish and a sugar glider.
Bridget MacDonald
CVT, VTS (ECC)
Critical Care
Bridget MacDonald
CVT, VTS (ECC)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency & Critical Care)
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
In her chosen field, Bridget MacDonald’ favorite cases to treat are those that require intensive care nursing of the respiratory system: upper airway obstructions, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, thoracic trauma, acute respiratory distress system (ARDS) and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). With a husband, three children and two cats, her home is filled with energy. Passionate about yoga, somehow she finds time as a certified instructor, to teach classes.