Dr. Theresa Hess is particularly interested in soft tissue procedures, surgical oncology, reconstructive surgery and regenerative medicine, including platelet-rich plasma, and stem cell therapy. She also finds neurologic, airway and endocrine surgeries rewarding.
Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, NV
Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, NV
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry & Biology, McDaniel College, Westminster MD
After playing four years of college basketball and making three NCAA tournament appearances, Dr. Hess still loves the sport. She also enjoys playing tennis, racquetball and volleyball, reading, hiking, water sports, and arts and crafts. Blake and Haley are her two Labrador retrievers.
Dr. Elizabeth Luria's favorite cases to treat include lacerations, crotalid (often referred to as pit viper) snake bites, toxicities and hemorrhagic gastroenteritis.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
Master of Science, Analytical Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville
Married, Dr. Luria and her husband, a human physician, like foreign travel, visiting national parks, hiking and horseback riding. Their pets include Rottweiler mix Clementine, Bernese mountain dog Rush, calico cat Squish, Bengal cat Toast, lionhead bunny Guiseppe and Bean the cat.
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Board Certified in Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Dr. Carolyn McKune enjoys the art of pain management, as well as anesthesia. However, she is most passionate about teaching and training the veterinary community. She was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida and has provided instruction all over the world, to include Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Canada, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine in Israel, and Ross University in the West Indies.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Residency, Anesthesia & Critical Patient Care, University of California, Davis
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Washington State University, Pullman
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Bachelor of Science, Fisheries & Wildlife Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. McKune loves to read and travel, and her ideal vacation includes both. Married to another veterinarian, she admits that her life is a state of controlled chaos with their three children. The family has two cats, Midge and Malcolm, Grape the pug, terrier Lenny and a turtle named Xiagui.
Dr. Bethany Sabatino has a particular passion for geriatric medicine, urology, hematology, infectious disease and endocrinology. She enjoys performing abdominal ultrasound, endoscopy, biopsies, and ultrasound-guided FNA/cytology, and has a special interest in minimally invasive urinary procedures, such as cystoscopic-assisted urethral bulking and placement of urethral stents.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Dr. Sabatino volunteered for the Hurricane Katrina clean up and ran a half marathon for charity. She is a certified scuba diver and enjoys playing the piano. Her pets include Tony, a lab/pit bull mix, and cat Vinny.