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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
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Photo coming soon.
Stephanie DeVito
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Stephanie DeVito
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stephanie enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Services, Rochester NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland College, Blacksburg VA
  • Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Jessica Giannetto is board certified in small animal surgery.
Jessica Giannetto
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Jessica Giannetto
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
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
Amy Gifford
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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
BluePearl Veterinarian
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
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Ashley Miller-Quarles is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Ashley Miller-Quarles
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Ashley Miller-Quarles
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
As an experienced emergency clinician, Dr. Ashley Miller-Quarles prides herself on great communication skills and her ability to put clients’ minds at ease during emergencies. She particularly enjoys unblocking urinary obstructions in cats, stabilizing trauma patients and managing patient care in the intensive care unit (ICU).
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine & Critical Care , Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Dr. Miller-Quarles is married with two young children. She has three dogs, including a three-legged dog or “tripod.” In her spare time, she enjoys reading, knitting and anything related to true crime (documentaries, podcasts, books, etc.)
Dr. Stephanie O'Connell is a veterinarian in our internal medicine service. She is holding a white, brown and black cat.
Stephanie O’Connell
VMD
Internal Medicine
Stephanie O’Connell
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Stephanie O’Connell particularly enjoys the diagnosis and management of endocrine diseases, immune-mediated hematologic diseases, and hepatic diseases. She also has interests and some additional training in critical care, diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Louisville KY
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, East Greenwich RI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science and Biology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. O’Connell enjoys kayaking, playing volleyball and running. She also likes travel, exploring restaurants and attending concerts. She has a calico cat named Trixie.
Dr. Joseph Polit is a veterinary intern in our surgery service.
Joseph Polit
DVM
Surgery
Joseph Polit
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Photo coming soon.
Craig Proietti
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Craig Proietti
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Craig Proietti enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
Photo coming soon.
James Riddle
DVM
Emergency Medicine
James Riddle
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. James Riddle’s particular clinical interests include anesthesia and pain management, toxicities and critical care patients.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Riddle likes cooking, cycling and hairless cats.
Dr. Kyle Walker is a veterinarian in our surgery service.
Kyle Walker
DVM
Surgery
Kyle Walker
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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.