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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jessica Kielb Basile is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Jessica Kielb Basile
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Jessica Kielb Basile
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jessica Kielb Basile’s particular clinical interests include sepsis, treatment of complicated shock cases, abnormal blood sodium levels, and canine trauma.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital, Northfield IL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Science, Illinois State University, Normal
Dr. Basile was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She has a grey dog named Byrdie and a grey cat named Lou. She enjoys yoga, running and traveling with her husband.
Dr. Rebecca Bernstein is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Rebecca Bernstein
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Rebecca Bernstein is particularly interested in toxicology cases, fluid resuscitation of trauma patients, and emergency anesthesia.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Philadelphia PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Bernstein’s hobbies include interior decorating, home remodeling, Bikram Yoga and anything food-related. She and her husband have a great Dane named Humboldt, and all three are regular volunteers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as part of their pet therapy program.
Dr. Ana Cáceres is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Ana Cáceres
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Ana Cáceres
DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ana Cáceres has a special interest in computed tomography (CT); angiography, which is a procedure to X-ray blood and lymph vessels using a radiopaque substance; ultrasonography of the thorax, abdomen and musculoskeletal system; and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine, thorax, abdomen, nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
Dr. Cáceres likes salsa dancing. She has two American bulldogs, Maximilian and Abigail, and three cats, Molly, Stephanie and Baby.
Dr. Arielle Camp is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Arielle Camp
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Arielle Camp is an emergency veterinary clinician whose special areas of interest are fluid therapy in critically ill animals, and trauma.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Rochester, NY
Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Camp enjoys biking, yoga and cooking. She and her husband have a dog named Frankie.
Dr. Kristen Clark is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is with a brown dog.
Kristen Clark
DVM
Internal Medicine
Kristen Clark
DVM
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kristen Clark is particularly interested in immune-mediated diseases, hematologic disorders and infectious diseases. She finds tracheal stent placement procedures rewarding to perform.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital, Atlanta GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Dr. Clark likes to stay active in her free time. She enjoys ultimate frisbee, Muay Thai, sand volleyball and other physical activities. She has two cats named Sunshine and Tiger, and a 70-pound lap dog named Eliot.
Dr. Jamie Etish is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Jamie Etish
VMD, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Jamie Etish
VMD, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jamie Etish’s particular interests include gastroenterology, endocrinology and hematology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Etish lives with her husband, son and pets: Brittany spaniel Marley, and cat Goose. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, swimming and stand-up paddle boarding.
Dr. Maisy Grassie Fay is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Maisy Grassie Fay
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Maisy Grassie Fay
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Maisy Grassie Fay is particularly interested in endocrine emergencies, shock and resuscitation and abdominal ultrasound.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Goucher College, Baltimore MD
Dr. Grassie Fay and her husband enjoy backpacking, running, traveling, cooking, home brewing and painting. She also enjoys horseback riding and eventing with her horse Murphy, an off-the-track thoroughbred. Dora is the family dog who was found in a box.
Dr. Stephanie Harrier is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Stephanie Harrier
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Stephanie Harrier’s particular clinical interests include trauma, shock, diabetic ketoacidosis and feline lower urinary tract disease (including urethra obstruction).
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Harrier enjoys playing roller derby, reading, cooking and traveling. She and her wife have four very large cats, Bug, Sweetie, Zulu and Ayo, and one small dog named Macaroni.
Dr. Melissa Hobday is board certified in veterinary surgery.
Melissa Hobday
VMD, DACVS
Surgery
Melissa Hobday
VMD, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Skilled in all aspects of surgery, Dr. Melissa Hobday particularly enjoys surgical emergencies.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
Dr. Hobday has two sons, a cat named Smitten and a dog named Abby. She loves art, music and film, painting, hiking, reading and the beach.
Dr. Cara Horowitz is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Cara Horowitz
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Cara Horowitz
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Cara Horowitz’s areas of special interests include hematology, immune-mediated disease and gastroenterology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
Dr. Horowitz lives with her husband, Boston terrier and two cats. She enjoys time outdoors, reading and baking.
Dr. Melissa Java is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Melissa Java
VMD, DACVECC
Critical Care
Melissa Java
VMD, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Melissa Java’s special clinical interests include systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Java has a number of rescued pets including pitbull Merc, bull terrier Coupe, potbelly pig Chester, cat Oldz, African grey Thunderbird, ducks Rod and Piston, cockatiel Billy, lovebird Stumpy, and guinea pig Ethel.
Dr. Michael Jennings is board certified in veterinary dentistry.
Michael Jennings
VMD, DAVDC
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Michael Jennings
VMD, DAVDC
Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Michael Jennings has a particular interest in feline stomatitis, oral tumors, advanced periodontal surgery and endodontic therapy.
  • Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
  • Residency, Dentistry & Oral Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Jennings and his husband enjoy gardening, running and attempting DIY projects around the house.
Dr. Kathy Kazmierski is board certified in veterinary oncology.
Kathy Kazmierski
VMD, MSc, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Kathy Kazmierski
VMD, MSc, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kathy Kazmierski’s particular interests include lymphoma rescue chemotherapy and palliative care.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Master of Clinical Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Residency, Oncology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Kazmierski lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their two Boston terriers, Spike and Sonny. Kathy loves living in Philadelphia and following all of the sports teams, especially the Flyers. She also enjoys traveling, baking and exercising.
Dr. Jennifer Kim is a board-certified veterinary oncologist. She is holding her small brown and white dog Franklin.
Jennifer Kim
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Jennifer Kim
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jennifer Kim feels that the most important part of her job is understanding her patients and helping them through their cancer journey. She takes a gentle approach to ensure that each visit can be as stress free as possible.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Oncology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Biological Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Kim shares her house with three cats and a chihuahua, all rescues. She loves the restaurant scene in Philly.
Dr. Ariana Lopez is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Ariana Lopez
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Ariana Lopez particularly enjoys feline medicine, ocular emergencies and treating toxicities.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Arts, Classical Civilizations, Florida State University, Tallahassee
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Dr. Lopez has many hobbies, including long-distance running, cinema and travel. She has two rescue black cats named Darwin and Dharma.
Dr. Albert Lynch is a resident in our surgery service.
Albert Lynch
BVM&S
Surgery
Dr. Albert Lynch is a resident in our surgery service. His particular interests include fracture repair, arthroscopy and soft tissue surgery.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital, CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital, CA
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr. Lynch and his wife, who is also a veterinarian, have a cat named Phil. They like trekking, snowboarding and traveling.
Dr. Megan Mackalonis is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Megan Mackalonis
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Megan Mackalonis’ clinical interests include pain management, trauma, behavior, and exotic companion animal medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Mackalonis shares her home with a snuggly dachshund named Darby and a curmudgeonly Chihuahua named Taco along with a few pocket pets. She enjoys hiking and painting, and she sings in a choir.
Dr. Jennifer Magilton is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Jennifer Magilton
VMD, MLAS
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Magliton enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, Portland OR
  • Master of Laboratory Animal Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Caroline Maguire is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Caroline Maguire
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Caroline Maguire has a particular interest in wound care and toxicology.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Maguire enjoys hiking, road trips, and exploring all that Philly has to offer. She has a pitbull named Skippy and three very vocal cats, Charlie, Stella, and Nelson.
Dr. Rachel Manchester is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Rachel Manchester
BVetMed (Hons), MRCVS
Emergency Medicine
A dedicated clinician, Dr. Rachel Manchester is interested in all facets of emergency medicine, especially ophthalmic emergencies, feline urethral obstructions and toxicology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, The Royal Veterinary College, London, England
  • Bachelor of Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Clemson University, SC
When not at work, Dr. Manchester enjoys traveling, exploring the Philadelphia food scene and spending time with friends and family. She has an amazing tabby cat named Branston.
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Kaitlynn Marshall
BVM&S
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Kaitlynn Marshall’s particular clinical interests include trauma, neurologic emergencies and metabolic emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr. Marshall enjoys reading, baking and watching rugby matches. She has a cat named Lizard who she admits to spoiling.
Dr. Abby Meltzer is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Abby Meltzer
VMD
Internal Medicine
Dr. Abby Meltzer is particularly interested in endocrinology and gastrointestinal disease.
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Hope Advanced Veterinary Center, Vienna VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences. Wellesley College, MA
Dr. Meltzer grew up in northern New Jersey. She is a foodie and really enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants.
Dr. Jennifer Morris is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Jennifer Morris
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Jennifer Morris
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jennifer Morris enjoys all aspects of critical care medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care, Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care, Las Vegas NV
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, East Greenwich RI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
Dr. Morris has two cats.
Dr. Melissa Murdock is a veterinarian in our anesthesiology and pain management service.
Melissa Murdoch
BVM&S, MS
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Dr. Melissa Murdock has extensive experience in anesthesia. Her clinical interests include critical care cases, perioperative analgesia and local anesthetic techniques.
  • Residency, Small & Large Animal Anesthesia, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Master of Science, Comparative Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Bachelor of Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Murdock enjoys craft beer and good coffee, learning how to play the ukulele, various arts and crafts, K-pop music, reading fiction and science fiction and walking outdoors. She has one cat, an orange tabby named Mercutio.
Dr. Hanna Murray is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Hanna Murray
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Dr. Hanna Murray has a particular interest in abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) of the head and thorax, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the nervous and system.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Diagnostic Imaging, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Charlotte NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Murray enjoys cooking, traveling and photography. She shares her home with Japanese chin Sam, Papillon Beau, Aussie mix Coal, and a cat named Sully.
Dr. Andrew Nelson is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Andrew Nelson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Andrew Nelson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Andrew Nelson has a special interest in neurologic emergencies, critical care, trauma, toxicology, feline medicine and veterinary acupuncture.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal & Dairy Science, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Dr. Nelson enjoys hiking, kayaking, tennis, exploring Philadelphia’s diverse neighborhoods and cuisine, and critiquing reality show contestants. He has a rescued Italian greyhound, Dr. Pepper, and cat Liesl.
Dr. Anastasiya Olevska is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Anastasiya Olevska
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Anastasiya Olevska’s particular interests include behavior, dermatology and shock and fluid resuscitation.
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Olevska enjoys running, hiking, exploring local breweries, and watching TV with her dog.
Dr. Janet Peralta is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Janet Peralta
DVM
Internal Medicine
Dr. Janet Peralta is especially interested in endocrinology, gastrointestinal and liver disease, respiratory disease and feline medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cook College, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Peralta grew up in Lima, Peru. She likes to cook Peruvian cuisine, read and visit family and friends abroad.
Dr. Sabrina Reilly is board certified in veterinary anesthesiology and pain management.
Sabrina Reilly
DVM, DACVAA
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Sabrina Reilly
DVM, DACVAA
Board Certified in Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sabrina Reilly’s particular clinical interests include intravenous anesthesia; pain management before, during and after surgery; local and regional anesthesia and pain management; and anesthesia and pain management in critical/emergency patients.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Internship, Anesthesiology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Internship, Equine Medicine, Manor Equine Hospital, Monkton MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Dr. Reilly loves travel, Muay Thai boxing, western boxing, Savate (French boxing), ice skating and hiking with her two dogs, Quintus and Moira.
Dr. Ella Richardson is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Ella Richardson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Ella Richardson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ella Richardson is devoted to providing remarkable pet care. Her clinical interests include treating sepsis and feline emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis
When not working, Dr. Richardson enjoys hiking, visiting breweries and spending time with her boyfriend, who is also a veterinarian, and their two cats.
Dr. Sarah Round is board certified in veterinary surgery.
Sarah Round
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Sarah Round
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sarah Round’s areas of special interest include hepatobiliary, minimally invasive and brachycephalic airway surgeries as well as orthopedic diseases and fracture management.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Philadelphia PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Round lives with her husband, two daughters and rambunctious rescued dog Ella. When not chasing her daughters, she likes family hikes, yoga, running and teaching her daughters to bake.
Dr. Isabel Salinas is a resident in our surgery service.
Isabel Salinas
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Isabel Salinas enjoys both soft tissue and minimally invasive surgery.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, Dallas TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Dr. Salinas grew up in the mountains of Colorado and loves hiking, a good book and traveling.
Dr. Sean Schubmehl is a resident in our surgery service.
Sean Schubmehl
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Sean Schubmehl’s clinical interests include cardiothoracic surgery, minimally invasive surgery and surgical emergencies, particularly trauma.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Conshohocken PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Geneseo State University, NY
  • Associate of Science, Veterinary Technology, Alfred State College, New York
Dr. Schubmehl grew up on a small farm in Western New York. He likes hunting, fishing and Crossfit.
Dr. Virginia Shen is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Virginia Shen
VMD, MHS
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Virginia Shen enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Virginia-Maryland College, Blacksburg VA
  • Master of Health Science, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Shen likes exploring Philadelphia with her golden retriever Ikon, hiking, or at the rock climbing gym. She also has a chubby kitty named Remington.
Dr. Morgan Spinelli is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Morgan Spinelli
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Morgan Spinelli’s clinical interests include pharmacology, sepsis, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology and dermatological manifestations of systemic disease.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington D.C.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr. Spinelli’s favorite pastimes include cycling classes, trying Philadelphia restaurants, strolling down the Schuylkill River Trail, attending theater, dance and musical performances, and curling up with a good book and cup of coffee. She has a Siberian husky named Basil and a calico cat, Joplin.
Dr. Jennifer Stevens is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Jennifer Stevens
DVM
Internal Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Stevens special interests are infectious disease and endocrinology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, ASPCA Animal Hospital, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
Originally from South Jersey, Dr. Stevens has a greyhound named Baxter. Favorite pastimes include running, swimming, yoga, reading and exploring Philadelphia.
Dr. Carly Sullivan is a resident in our surgery service.
Carly Sullivan
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Carly Sullivan is interested in orthopedic, soft tissue and minimally invasive surgery.
  • Internship, Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown PA
  • Internship, Surgery, Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital, Austin
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg
Dr. Sullivan enjoys working out, cooking new recipes and exploring Philadelphia, especially the restaurants.
Dr. Joe Sweeney is a veterinarian in our diagnostic imaging (radiology) service.
Joseph Sweeney
DVM
Diagnostic Imaging
Dr. Joseph Sweeny has a strong interest in the clinical applications of radiology and working in tandem with other specialists to help every patient possible.
  • Residency, Radiology, MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets, Columbus OH
  • Internship, Radiology, MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets, Columbus OH
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Human Physiology, Boston University MA
Dr. Sweeny’s hobbies include Men's League Hockey, walking, exercising and exploring local restaurants and bars. He and his girlfriend have four cats.
Dr. Rebecca Syring is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Rebecca Syring
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Rebecca Syring
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Rebecca Syring’s clinical interests include traumatic brain injury, traumatology, fluid resuscitation of the critical animal, and respiratory disorders.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Fellowship, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Syring is a huge fan of boxer dogs. Her favorite pastimes include working out at her local Crossfit gym as well as gardening, reading and cooking.
Dr. Laura Tseng is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Laura Tseng
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Laura Tseng
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Laura Tseng’s particular clinical interests include management of shock and trauma patients and endocrine emergencies.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Fellowship, Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
Dr. Tseng enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee, hiking, traveling and spending time with her dog Ginger Snap and cat Perry.
Dr. Kathryn Venanzi Umstetter is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Kathryn Umstetter Venanzi
BVMS, MRCVS, MLAS
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Katie Umstetter Venanzi has a particular interest in trauma; shock; endocrine emergencies, including diabetic ketoacidosis and Addisonian crisis; and feline lower urinary tract disease, especially urethral obstruction.
  • Master of Laboratory Animal Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Scranton, PA
Dr. Venanzi and her husband like hiking, concerts and going to any Philly sporting events. They have two cats.
Dr. Cameron Wood is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Cameron Wood
DVM
Internal Medicine
Dr. Cameron Wood’s special interests are immune-mediated diseases and endocrinology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Hospital, San Marcos CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
Dr. Wood is married and has a pit bull. He likes finding new food to try, traveling and hiking.

Technicians (VTS)

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Brittany Betancourt
CVT, VTS (ECC)
Critical Care
Brittany Betancourt
CVT, VTS (ECC)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency & Critical Care)
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Brittany Betancourt likes the challenge of emergency and critical care medicine and particularly enjoys internal medicine, toxicity and gastrointestinal surgery cases, as well as caring for critical postoperative patients. Her favorite pastimes include Crossfit, reading and shopping. Polly and Barney are her two pit bulls.