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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Kaitlynn Ban is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is hugging a black dog.
Kaitlynn Ban
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Kaitlynn Ban
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ban is drawn to the science of anesthesia and prefers working in emergency medicine along with chronic and acute pain management.
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University St. Kitts, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Business Administration, Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster MA
Dr. Ban is an avid coffee drinker who enjoys outdoor activities along with watching the Red Sox. She has a 3-legged black lab named Alastor Moody and three cats – Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, Julius Pepperwood and Las Vegas.
Gal Chivvis
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Gal Chivvis
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Chivvis is passionate about emergency and critical care medicine. She has extensive experience working in a busy ER and performing complicated emergency and surgical procedures.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Westfield State College, Westfield MA
When not at the hospital, Dr. Chivvis enjoys baking, spending time outdoors, traveling and making memories with her children and husband. She currently has two Pomeranians.
Dr. Sarah Dowling is board certified in small animal internal medicine. She is sitting next to a black and white dog and a brown dog.
Sarah Dowling
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Sarah Dowling
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sarah Dowling enjoys all aspects of internal medicine. She is especially interested in intestinal disorders, respiratory diseases, immune mediated conditions, ultrasound and minimally invasive endoscopic procedures.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Illinois, Urbana
Dr. Dowling has many interests, including hiking with dogs Dexter and Corbin, making pottery, gardening, reading and going to concerts. When at home, she relaxes with her cats Mia and Delilah.
Dr. Lauren Gehrke is a veterinarian in our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Lauren Gehrke
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Lauren Gehrke
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Gehrke is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. Her particular interests include wound management, toxicities and endocrine disorders.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA
Dr. Gehrke enjoys cooking and a good farmers market. Her favorite nights are spent at home with her partner on the couch with their two cats Nox and Lux.
Dr. Keri Levinson is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is hugging a brown dog.
Keri Levinson
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Keri Levinson
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Levinson enjoys using acupuncture to help pets manage their pain during an illness or operation.
  • Clinical Rotation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Organismal/Environmental Biology, State University of New York, New Paltz
In her free time, Dr. Levinson enjoys painting, running and enjoying time with her husband and rescued dog in the great outdoors. She also likes to explore local wineries.
Dr. Teresa Lucibello is a member of our internal medicine service.
Teresa Lucibello
MVB
Internal Medicine
Teresa Lucibello
MVB
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Teresa Lucibello enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, particularly feline medicine, endoscopy and treating gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Philadelphia PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Lucibello likes to cook, bake and travel, especially to old historical buildings, museums and gardens. She and her husband have two cats.
Dr. Jennifer Ortolani is a doctor in our critical care service. She is holding a dog on her lap.
Jennifer Ortolani
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Jennifer Ortolani
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jennifer Ortolani’s particular clinical interests include sepsis (a potentially life-threatening condition caused by a body’s response to infection), respiratory disease, kidney disease and mechanical ventilation.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa
  • Clinical Rotation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
Some of doctor Ortolani’s favorite pastimes include scuba diving, baking, hiking, reading and beach time with her dog Sampson.
Dr. Julie Pera is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. She is hugging a long-haired cat.
Julie Pera
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Julie Pera
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Julie Pera has special interest in kidney and urinary tract disease as well as endocrine diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Julie Pera like exploring the mountains with her husband and their dogs, Belladonna and Rylee, and relaxing at home with their cat, Lilly, and cockatoo, Popeye.
Dr. Elizabeth Pisack is a small animal and surgery intern.
Elizabeth Pisack
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Elizabeth Pisack
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Elizabeth Pisack is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is passionate about anesthesiology and also enjoys critical care and exotics medicine.
  • Clinical Rotation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Pisack’s favorite pastimes include horseback riding, hiking and kayaking. Her pack of dogs includes two Norfolk terriers, Shelby and Lucy, border collie mix Josie, and an Australian cattle dog named Birdie.
Dr. Rachel Rasmussen is board certified in veterinary oncology. She is sitting with a large black dog.
Rachel Rasmussen
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Rachel Rasmussen
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Before veterinary school, Dr. Rachel Rasmussen worked as a veterinary assistant and in research at the National Cancer Institute within the National Institute of Health. She is particularly interested in hematologic cancers and osteosarcoma, and the use of the immune system to better treat cancer.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences & Animal Science, University of Vermont, Burlington
Dr. Rasmussen and her husband have one daughter. In addition to family time, she enjoys playing golf, running and travel. The family pet is a chocolate Labrador named C. Randall.
Dr. Abbie Speas is board certified in veterinary oncology.
Abbie Speas
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Abbie Speas
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Abbie Speas enjoys working with multiple integrated services that include medical, surgical and radiation oncologists. She values client education and working with clients to determine the best treatment plan for each individual pet. Her particular clinical interests include the treatment of histiocytic sarcoma, osteosarcoma and lymphoma.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Small Animal Oncology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Oncology, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Georgia, Athens
Dr. Speas has two dogs, Luke and Finnegan, and two cats, Dexter and Elliott. She enjoys an active lifestyle, especially exploring outdoors and attending concerts and festivals.
Dr. Kristen Tobin is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is sitting next to a chocolate labroador.
Kristen Tobin
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kristen Tobin
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
With experience in wildlife and zoological medicine, Dr. Kristen Tobin is a dedicated emergency clinician. Her interests include laceration repair and CPR.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tifton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Tobin enjoys rock climbing, hiking, painting and reading.
Dr. Jonah Williams is an emergency medicine veterinarian. He is outside cuddling with a black and tan dog.
Jonah Williams
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jonah Williams
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jonah Williams is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA
Dr. Williams loves to travel and has been to 15 countries. His pets include a Catahoula/husky mix, Ghost, and a tabby cat, Khaleesi.