Our vets.

Jennifer Adler

MSc, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

As an experienced veterinary interest, Dr. Jennifer Adler treats a variety of conditions in pets. She focuses on the entire client and patient experience and strives to provide exceptional care. Her approach to veterinary internal medicine involves fostering long-term relationships with clients to help them care for their pets.

Dr. Adler has been with the hospital since 2008. She is the leader of our medicine service and a member of the senior management team of the hospital as a whole. She also is a manager of medical quality for BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospitals, helping drive safety and quality initiatives at all BluePearl hospitals.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA West Los Angeles Hospital, CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Master of Science, Environmental Assessment and Evaluation, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Off Duty

Dr. Adler is married with three children. She has two dogs, Gertie and Tilda. Outside of work, she enjoys staying active, visiting the beach, traveling, cooking and reading.

Alex Bradshaw

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Alex Bradshaw is interested in all aspects of internal medicine, especially endocrine diseases, and he finds diabetic ketoacidosis particularly gratifying to treat.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Langhorne, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Maryland College, Blacksburg, VA
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Bioscience, University of Delaware, Newark

Off Duty

Dr. Bradshaw enjoys running, reading and being active outside.

Edwin Darrin

VMD, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology

Neurology

On The Job

Dr. Edwin Darrin is experienced in all areas of medical and surgical neurology. His special interests include brain tumors and disc disease.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Off Duty

Dr. Darrin spends his spare time traveling, hiking, backpacking and cooking.

Suzanne Dempsey-Kulessa

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care

On The Job

Dr. Suzanne Dempsey has over 10 years’ experience providing compassionate care for pets with emergency and/or critical care conditions. She appreciates the opportunity to educate her clients about their pets’ specific conditions and develop the most appropriate diagnostic and treatment plans to ensure the best overall outcome.

Dr. Dempsey enjoys managing organ dysfunction cases (such as acute kidney injury, heart failure, and pancreatitis). She is also interested in treating life-threatening immune-mediated blood disorders, electrolyte disturbances, and trauma.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics & Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Off Duty

Dr. Dempsey likes outdoor activities such as hiking, gardening, and playing with her kids and dog. She and her husband love entertaining family and friends with their self-built wood-fired oven and extensive collection of board games.

Karlin Erk

VMD

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Karlin Erk has over 15 years of emergency experience. He is passionate about trauma cases as well as the rapid assessment and treatment process for animals with emergency conditions.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, State College

Off Duty

Dr. Erk is married with three sons. He has completed the Ironman, which involves 140.6 miles of distance.

Joshua Lieberman

VMD

Emergency Medicine

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Martha Low

DVM, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services, Langhorne, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services, Langhorne, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY

Molly Maurer

VMD

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

As a dedicated emergency clinician, Dr. Molly Maurer’s special interests include shock and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) cases. She enjoys working in collaboration with other specialty services.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital, Sandy Springs GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Swarthmore College, PA

Off Duty

In her free time, Dr. Maurer enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. She has a rescued rabbit named Mr. Bumbles.

Jessica Midence

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

As a board-certified veterinary internist, Dr. Jessica Midence continuously learns from the variety of cases she treats and appreciates that no two days are the same. She has published research about topics including infectious diseases (leptospirosis in particular), as well as Cushing’s disease. She enjoys working with clients and patients to strengthen the human-animal bond and help them achieve more great days together.

Her special interests include infectious disease and endoscopy. She finds any case where she is involved from the beginning through treatment while working alongside her clients particularly gratifying.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Columbia University, New York City, NY

Off Duty

In her free time, Dr. Midence likes to explore pop culture, try new restaurants, travel, and spend time with her blended family and pets.

Publications & Articles

Danielle O'Brien

BVM&S

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Danielle O’Brien finds urethral obstruction, acute abdomen and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) the most gratifying to treat.

Education

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Off Duty

In her spare time, Dr. O’Brien enjoys traveling, hiking with her dog, snuggling with her cats, playing volleyball, going to concerts and baking.

Jason Palaigos

VMD

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

As an emergency clinician, Dr. Jason Palaigos is particularly interested in trauma, toxicology and emergency abdominal surgery cases.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services, Langhorne, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore

Off Duty

Outside of work, Dr. Palaigos likes visiting national parks, hiking, traveling and completing projects around the house. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog, Trixie.

David Puerto

DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. David Puerto has extensive experience performing minimally invasive procedures on the joints, abdomen and chest. His special interests include orthopedic, reconstructive and minimally invasive surgeries. He enjoys performing arthroscopy and laparoscopy procedures, which typically allow for rapid recovery and minimal pain.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Off Duty

Dr. Puerto likes outdoor activities including mountain and road biking, skiing, running and horseback riding. He and his wife, who is also a veterinarian, have two sons and a menagerie of pets, including two black Labs, one cat, chickens and fish.