Our vets.

Lauren Deahl

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

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Lauren Deahl’s clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, orthopedic disease and fracture repair, and treating surgical emergencies.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, VCA Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, Westbury NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center, Fairfax VA
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg

Off Duty

Dr. Deahl’s favorite pastimes include yoga, weight training, cooking and beach time with family, especially in the Caribbean. She also volunteers with rescue organizations. She has a dog named Bubbles.

Lauren DelMaestro

VMD

On The Job

Dr. Lauren DelMaestro is a resident in our internal medicine service. Dr. DelMaestro’s special interests include kidney disease, immune-mediated disease, geriatric medicine, and feline medicine.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, University of Delaware, Newark

Off Duty

Dr. DelMaestro enjoys yoga, reading, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family. She has one cat named Timothy.

Ashlea Erk

VMD, CVA

On The Job

Dr. Ashlea Erk is a resident in our internal medicine service. She has 13 years of experience in general practice.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services, Langhorne, PA
  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians, Fort Collins, CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Scranton, PA
  • Associate in Science, Veterinary Technology, Johnson College, Scranton, PA

Off Duty

Dr. Erk enjoys hiking, kayaking, yoga, flower gardening and spending time with her husband and three sons.

Leah Freilich

DVM, MS

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Leah Freilich has research experience with gastrointestinal disorders and innovative treatments for chronic and acute gastrointestinal disease. She finds gastrointestinal and endocrine diseases particularly gratifying to treat.

Education

  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Off Duty

Dr. Freilich enjoys spending time with her two cats and her family and friends.

Hannah Ghindea

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Hannah Ghindea is a resident in our surgical service. She especially enjoys neurosurgery, reconstructive surgery and surgical emergencies.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Conshohocken, PA
  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Maisy Grassie Fay

VMD

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Maisy Grassie Fay is particularly interested in endocrine emergencies, shock and resuscitation and abdominal ultrasound.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Goucher College, Baltimore MD

Off Duty

Dr. Grassie Fay and her husband enjoy backpacking, running, traveling, cooking, home brewing and painting. She also enjoys horseback riding and eventing with her horse Murphy, an off-the-track thoroughbred. Dora is the family dog who was found in a box.

Alexandra Hamilton

VMD, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Alexandra Hamilton’s particular interests include gastroenterology, infectious disease and immunology.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Alexis Kersting

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Alexis Kersting is an intern in our diagnostic imaging service. She has experience working in emergency medicine and is most interested in performing vascular anomaly and oncology ultrasounds.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, AZ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Science, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Associate of Science, Animal Science, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ

Off Duty

Dr. Kersting enjoys riding her horse and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Jennifer Kim

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology

On The Job

Dr. Jennifer Kim feels that the most important part of her job is understanding her patients and helping them through their cancer journey. She takes a gentle approach to ensure that each visit can be as stress free as possible.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Oncology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Off Duty

Dr. Kim shares her house with three cats and a chihuahua, all rescues. She loves the restaurant scene in Philly.

Alexander "Sandy" MacLeod

DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology

Diagnostic Imaging

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Colleen Mans

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Colleen Mans is an intern in our surgical service. She spent five years as a veterinary captain in the United States Army Veterinary Corps and has provided emergency and preventative care to over 400 military working dogs and horses, both at home and overseas. Dr. Mans is most interested in acute abdomens, wound management and urinary disorders.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Off Duty

Dr. Mans enjoys running, spending time with her family and wine tasting. She has a cat who begrudgingly allows her houseroom.

Kaitlynn Marshall

BVM&S

On The Job

Dr. Kaitlynn Marshall’s particular clinical interests include trauma, neurologic emergencies and metabolic emergencies.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Off Duty

Dr. Marshall enjoys reading, baking and watching rugby matches. She has a cat named Lizard who she admits to spoiling.

Felicia Napolillo

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Felicia Napolillo’s special interests include internal medicine and critical care. She is very passionate about client communication and values the relationships she builds with clients and their pets.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Townson University, MD

Off Duty

Dr. Napolillo enjoys birding, baking, live music, movies and theatre. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and her cat, Ellie.

Michael Pawenski

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Michael Pawenski’s particular clinical interests include urinary tract surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and anesthesiology.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Pawenski enjoys hiking with his dog Astro, skiing, cooking and napping.

Noel Radwanski

DVM, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology

Dermatology

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Radwanski likes running and horseback riding. She and her husband have three children.

Sabrina Reilly

DVM, DACVAA
Board Certified in Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia

Anesthesiology & Pain Management

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Reilly loves travel, Muay Thai boxing, western boxing, Savate (French boxing), ice skating and hiking with her two dogs, Quintus and Moira.

Nicole Salas

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

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Nicole Salas has a particular interest in biliary surgery, patent ductus arteriosus surgery and general orthopedics.

Education

  • 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

Laura Schmitt

VMD, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Canine & Feline Practice)

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Laura Schmitt’s areas of interest include metabolic emergencies, hypotension and pericardial effusion.

Education

  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine & Feline Practice)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Off Duty

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.

Joseph Sweeney

DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology

Diagnostic Imaging

On The Job

Dr. Joseph Sweeny has a strong interest in the clinical applications of radiology and working in tandem with other specialists to help every patient possible.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets, Columbus OH
  • Internship, Radiology, MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets, Columbus OH
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Human Physiology, Boston University MA

Off Duty

Dr. Sweeny’s hobbies include Men’s League Hockey, walking, exercising and exploring local restaurants and bars. He and his girlfriend have four cats.

Publications & Articles

Rebecca Syring

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care

On The Job

Dr. Rebecca Syring’s clinical interests include traumatic brain injury, traumatology, fluid resuscitation of the critical animal, and respiratory disorders.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.