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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Roy Barnes is board certified in small animal surgery.
Roy Barnes
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Roy Barnes
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Roy Barnes particularly enjoys surgical oncology, fracture biology and fixation, novel pain relief techniques, and critical care of surgical cases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons–Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Clinical Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
Dr. Barnes' favorite pastimes include fishing, competitive marksmanship and restoring classic cars. He and his wife have two sons and a house full of pets: Labrador Fenway, English Labradors Wrigley and Camden, cat Milo, and guinea pig Snickers.
Dr. Jessica Giannetto is board certified in small animal surgery.
Jessica Giannetto
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Jessica Giannetto
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates, Richmond
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates, Richmond
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Dr. Amy Gifford is a veterinarian in our surgery service.
Amy Gifford
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Amy Gifford enjoys all aspects of surgery, especially emergency surgery, surgical oncology and fracture fixation.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates, Richmond
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates, Richmond
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Pre-Veterinary Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
When not working, Dr. Gifford enjoys soccer, downhill skiing, being outdoors and visiting her home state of Maine. Her pets include golden retriever Stella, Labrador-pit bull mix Allagash and two cats Letty and Melvin.
Dr. Amanpreet Grewal is a veterinary intern in our surgery service.
Amanpreet Grewal
DVM
Surgery
Amanpreet Grewal
DVM
Specialty Intern
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Amanpreet Grewal is a surgical intern. His particular clinical interests include orthopedics, fractures and arthroscopy.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Emergency Service Veterinary Specialty Center, Middleton, WI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee WI
When not working, Dr. Grewel enjoys playing basketball and tennis.
Dr. John Litterine-Kaufman is board certified in small animal surgery.
John Litterine-Kaufman
VMD, DACVS-SA
Surgery
John Litterine-Kaufman
VMD, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. John Litterine-Kaufman has a particular interest in minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, and the use of implantable devices such as artificial urethral sphincters and those used for subcutaneous ureteral bypass.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Jamaica Plain MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists, Longmont CO
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Dr. Litterine-Kaufman enjoys cooking, snowboarding, reading fiction novels, overseas travel and wilderness hiking and camping. His pets include cats Freya and David Vincent, Labrador Gordy, and bearded dragon Nelly.
Dr. Joseph Polit is a veterinary intern in our surgery service.
Joseph Polit
DVM
Surgery
Joseph Polit
DVM
Specialty Intern
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Joseph Polit is a surgical intern. He enjoys all aspects of surgery, especially soft tissue and orthopedics.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists, Annapolis MD
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Referral Emergency Center of Westbury, NY
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Farmingdale State College, NY
Dr. Polit’s family includes My family includes a cat adopted while in Grenada named Twizzler and a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Congo.
Dr. Richard Suess, Jr. is board certified in veterinary surgery.
Richard Suess, Jr.
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Richard Suess, Jr.
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
  • Bachelor of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
Dr. Kyle Walker is a veterinarian in our surgery service.
Kyle Walker
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Kyle Walker's professional interests include orthopedic surgery and minimally invasive techniques.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates, Richmond
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, The College at Brockport, NY
In his free time, Dr. Walker enjoys playing soccer, skiing, running, lifting weights, playing piano and guitar, traveling and spending time with his family, friends, and cat Mrs. Doubtfire.