Our vets.

Michael Blumenthal

DVM

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Michael Blumenthal’s clinical interests include thoracotomies, laparoscopy, invasive tumors, fractures and tibial plateau leveling osteotomies (TPLO).

Education
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Maitland, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgical Oncology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Clinical Rotation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Off duty

Dr. Blumenthal enjoys spending time with his wife and their two Yorkies. He likes playing and watching golf, baseball, soccer, football, fishing and being outside.

Mallory Brink

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Mallory Brinks’ particular clinical interests include critical care and internal medicine cases such as feline asthma, immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA), diabetes, and feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD).

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Emergency and Specialty Center, Knoxville TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of the South, Sewanee TN
Off duty

Dr. Brink enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and rescue dog Dee.

Julie Buford

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Julie Buford’s professional interests include emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, mentoring, leadership development and volunteering at local veterinary clinics.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Off duty

Dr. Buford’s hobbies include traveling, playing tennis, reading, watching college football and being with family. She shares her home with her husband, three kids and a plucky cat.

Justin Campbell

DVM
On the job

Dr. Justin Campbell is passionate about making a positive impact for families in stressful times, especially by making complex, difficult situations clearer for pet owners. He finds trauma cases particularly gratifying to treat.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Greensboro, NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Emory and Henry College, VA
Off duty

Dr. Campbell lives with his wife, whom he met while living in Australia, and his 14-year-old Cavoodle dog named Oakey Dokey. He enjoys travel, fly fishing, volleyball and golf.

Jessica Fournier

MS, DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Jessica Fournier enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Franklin TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University, Pomona CA
  • Master of Science, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Off duty

Dr. Fournier enjoys body building, cross training, traveling, hiking, photography and going on adventures. A fan of all hounds, her dog Sadie is a red tick coonhound, beagle mix.

Marie Noel

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Marie Noel’s professional interests include trauma management, critical care and pain management.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science and Equine Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Off duty

Dr. Noel enjoys hiking, Barre3, cooking new recipes, and trying new coffee shops and wine bars. She has a perfect Bichon named Beignet who is always happy to be included in any adventure!

Ruzena Pack

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Ruzena Pack was a certified veterinary technician before vet school. She finds it particularly rewarding to treat cases of gastrointestinal foreign bodies and is continually amazed at what dogs and cats will eat.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Franklin, TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • Associate of Science, Veterinary Technology, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Winsted
Off duty

Married to a firefighter/EMT, Dr. Pack and her husband enjoy live music, hiking, kayaking, cooking and bass fishing together. Hockey season brings household tension; she’s a fan of the Nashville Predators, but he loves the Redwings. The couple has two dogs, Chihuahua Vince and Rottweiler mix Sadie.

Michael Pawenski

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Michael Pawenski’s professional interests include urinary tract disorder and surgery, cardiothoracic and gastrointestinal surgery, and orthopedics, especially cranial cruciate ligament disease.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal)
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Levittown, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Off duty

Dr. Pawenski and his partner have three dogs, who they love to take hiking and swimming. When not at work, he likes to travel, ski and snowboard, and volunteer in the community with his partner.

Publications and articles

Sarah J. Roberts

DVM
Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Cary, NC
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Science, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Whitney Smith

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Whitney Smith has worked in emergency medicine since graduating from veterinary school. Her special interests include feline medicine and gastrointestinal disease.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Trinity College, Hartford CT
Off duty

Dr. Smith has a passion for cavalier King Charles spaniel rescue.

April Williams

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Williams spent seven years in the U.S. Army. She has worked in emergency medicine for a number of years and particularly enjoys managing trauma cases.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
Off duty

Married, Dr. Williams considers herself a home body. She does enjoy running, hiking and reading. The family pets include Jessie, a pit bull mix, and Harper, a pit bull.