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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jennifer Adler is board certified in small animal internal medicine. She is holding a tan dog.
Jennifer Adler
MSc, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Jennifer Adler
MSc, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.
Dr. Alexander Bradshaw is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Alex Bradshaw
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Alex Bradshaw
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alex Bradshaw is interested in all aspects of internal medicine, especially endocrine diseases, and he finds diabetic ketoacidosis particularly gratifying to treat.
  • 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
Dr. Bradshaw enjoys running, reading and being active outside.
Dr. Edwin Darrin is board certified in veterinary neurology.
Edwin Darrin
VMD, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Edwin Darrin
VMD, DACVIM (Neurology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Edwin Darrin is experienced in all areas of medical and surgical neurology. His special interests include brain tumors and disc disease.
  • 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
Dr. Darrin spends his spare time traveling, hiking, backpacking and cooking.
Dr. Lillie Davis is board certified in veterinary oncology.
Lillie Davis
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Lillie Davis
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lillie Davis enjoys fostering the human-animal bond. She prioritizes her patients’ quality of life no matter the cancer diagnosis or treatment protocol. Her professional interests include lymphoma and leukemia cases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
In her spare time, Dr. Davis likes spending time with her two cats, Jacket and Pants, and her dog, Chalupa.
Dr. Suzanne Dempsey is in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Suzanne Dempsey-Kulessa
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Suzanne Dempsey-Kulessa
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.
Dr. Karlin Erk is an emergency medicine veterinarian. He is hugging a brown and white spotted dog.
Karlin Erk
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Karlin Erk
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, State College
Dr. Erk is married with three sons. He has completed the Ironman, which involves 140.6 miles of distance.
Dr. Melissa Logan is board certified in veterinary neurology.
Melissa Logan
PhD, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology
Melissa Logan
PhD, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Melissa Logan’s special interests in veterinary neurology include muscle and nerve disorders, neuromuscular disease, spinal cord injury and inflammatory brain/spinal disease.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Neuroelectrophysiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Bioscience, Pennsylvania State University, State College
In her free time, Dr. Logan likes to spend time with family and friends. She loves outdoor activities including hiking, jogging and playing sports. She also enjoys cooking and baking.
Dr. Martha Low is board certified veterinary ophthalmology.
Martha Low
DVM, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Martha Low
DVM, DACVO
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
  • 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
Dr. Molly Maurer is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Molly Maurer
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Molly Maurer
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
In her free time, Dr. Maurer enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. She has a rescued rabbit named Mr. Bumbles.
Dr. Jessica Midence is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Jessica Midence
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Jessica Midence
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
In her free time, Dr. Midence likes to explore pop culture, try new restaurants, travel, and spend time with her blended family and pets.
Dr. Danielle OBrien is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Danielle O'Brien
BVM&S
Emergency Medicine
Danielle O'Brien
BVM&S
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Danielle O’Brien finds urethral obstruction, acute abdomen and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) the most gratifying to treat.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
In her spare time, Dr. O’Brien enjoys traveling, hiking with her dog, snuggling with her cats, playing volleyball, going to concerts and baking.
Dr. Jason Palaigos is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Jason Palaigos
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Jason Palaigos
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
As an emergency clinician, Dr. Jason Palaigos is particularly interested in trauma, toxicology and emergency abdominal surgery cases.
  • 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
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.
Dr. David Puerto is board certified in veterinary surgery. He is hugging a black dog and a pug.
David Puerto
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
David Puerto
DVM, DACVS
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.
Dr. Kathryn Zatroch is board certified in in veterinary anesthesiology and pain management.
Kathryn Zatroch
DVM, DACVAA
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Kathryn Zatroch
DVM, DACVAA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Anesthesiology and Pain Management
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Servicing Locations
Dr. Katie Zatroch enjoys partnering with her colleagues and clients to ensure the anesthesia experience is as calm and painless as possible for her patients. She is particularly interested in critical care and advanced locoregional anesthesia, as well as patient safety. She has completed additional training in ultrasound-guided locoregional techniques, which can help her patients with perioperative and postoperative pain management.

Dr. Zatroch won the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia Resident Abstract Award IVECCS 2019 for her research on pharmacologic influences.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Residency, Anesthesiology & Pain Management, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Dr. Zatroch loves staying active, cooking and eating, and spending time outdoors (especially hiking with her cat, Lil’ Shrimp).