Dr. Ellen Belknap’s particular ophthalmology interests include corneal surgery and diseases of the eye related to systemic illness or infectious disease. Well published in professional literature in both of her specialties, she is in constant demand as a speaker at professional forums and other continuing education programs.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Residency, Ophthalmology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Residency, Ophthalmology, Auburn University, AL
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Residency, Food Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Master of Science, Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
Dr. Belknap volunteers her services performing ophthalmic exams on service dogs. She enjoys cycling, spinning, tennis and kayaking. She has two adult sons and a Labrador named Amy.
Dr. Emily Davis is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Baylor University, Waco TX
In addition to restaurant-hopping, Dr. Davis enjoys reading, kayaking and hiking with her dogs. Tuck is her basset hound/dachshund mix, and Beast is her pit bull mix. Two cats, June and Oliver, make up the rest of the family.
The son of a veterinarian, Dr. Thomas Nelson feels profound accomplishment when he can repair a fracture, heal a wound or stabilize a patient in a life-threatening situation. While he enjoys nearly all types of surgery, he is especially enthusiastic about orthopedic procedures and thoracic surgeries.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles CA Specialty
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Atlanta GA
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Nelson and his wife, also a veterinarian, enjoy hiking, backpacking, bicycling, kayaking, rock climbing, water skiing, snow skiing and more. Their Labradors Wegl and Athena love to hike, and their cats Amora and Tux spend their time being lazy.
Dr. Julie Rapoport was inspired by her grandfather, who became a veterinarian in 1951. Her clinical interests include both cardiology and critical care. She likes transfusion medicine and treating arrhythmias, shock and sepsis.
Internship, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, IVG Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Woburn
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, CT
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
Bachelor of Science, Clayton State University, Morrow GA
Dr. Rapoport volunteers her veterinary skills at vaccine clinics with the local humane society. She enjoys reading, gardening, fight club (boxing) at the gym and trivia. Three cats share her home: Moxie, Amelia, a calico, and Fievel, her little Russian prince.
Dr. Sarah Roberts is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is also a certified medical laboratory scientist and worked in a human medical laboratory at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Bachelor of Science, Zoology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Dr. Roberts has worked with elephants, sea turtles, and marine mammals. She has a pit bull with a pacemaker, Jezzabelle, and a spunky tabby cat, Roxy, who enjoys boxes more than her cat tree.
Dr. Schick has practiced veterinary dermatology in the Atlanta area since 1988. He was the first board-certified veterinary dermatologist in Atlanta and the first to utilize the CO2 laser.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Residency, Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Internship, Small Animal & Medicine, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
An avid Florida Gator fan, Dr. Schick often flies his own plane watch the team play. He also volunteers his time with the Veteran’s Airlift Command and Angel Flight organizations to help transport military personnel in times of special need.
Dr. Danielle Laughlin is particularly interested in cardiac imaging using advanced echocardiography techniques and novel treatments for heart disease including new drugs and supplements to support patients with chronic heart disease.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
Residency, Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Bachelor of Arts, Zoology, Miami University, Oxford OH
In her free time, Dr. Laughlin likes to travel, cook, and spend time with her family. She and her husband have a son, a daughter, two terriers, and one handsome cat.
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Dr. Whitehead stays busy and active with his family, including two sons. He is an enthusiastic college football fan and occasionally plays bad golf. His rescued pets include Echo, a black lab mix, and Loki, a border collie mix.
After nine years as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Dr. Jackie Wypij remains dedicated to teaching others and is often invited to speak at national veterinary conferences. She also continues to pursue additional training for herself and has earned certificates in grief counseling, online teaching and clinical and translational research methods. Dr. Wypij’s particular clinical interests include canine lymphoma and mast cell tumors; feline cancer of all types, especially oral; and palliative and hospice care.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
Residency, Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Internship, Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Daemen College, Amherst NY
Dr. Wypij enjoys dancing the Argentine tango, hiking, camping or chasing after her two children.
Dr. Gabina Youn enjoys the variety of cases in emergency medicine, especially polytrauma cases, like pets hit by cars.
Internship, Small Animal Surgery, VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina, Columbia
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, Akron OH
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Dr. Youn enjoys traveling, hiking, swimming, DIY projects and new recipes, or snuggling up on the couch with her husband and six pets. They have two dachshunds, Harriet and Penny, feisty shiba inu Lucky, pit bull mix Freddie, and cats Kiwi and Fitzgerald.