Our Veterinarians

Dr. Nicole Cilli is a veterinarian in our critical care service.
Nicole Cilli
VMD
Critical Care
Nicole Cilli
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nicole Cilli has been working in the veterinary field for over 15 years and was even a trail veterinarian for sled dog races. She has strong interests in toxicity cases and diagnostic procedures.
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Associate of Science, Veterinary Technology, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Dr. Cilli enjoys yoga, wine tasting and attending art and culture events. She has a Chihuahua named Nermal.
Dr. Lauren Gehrke is a veterinarian in our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Lauren Gehrke
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Lauren Gehrke
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Aria Guarina is a clinician in our internal medicine service.
Aria Guarino
DVM
Internal Medicine
Aria Guarino
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Aria Guarino finds diabetes mellitus and infectious diseases the most gratifying to treat and is especially interested in interventional procedures such as tracheal stents.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency, Bowie, MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Bachelor of Arts, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Dr. Guarino enjoys singing, musical theatre, opera, mixology, jogging and weightlifting. She lives in Maryland with her husband and their three cats and dog.
Dr. Keri Levinson is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Keri Levinson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Keri Levinson
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Levinson enjoys using acupuncture to help pets manage their pain during an illness or operation.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Rockville, MD
  • 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 exploring local wineries, painting, running and spending time with her husband and rescue dog outdoors.
Dr. Teresa Lucibello is a member of our internal medicine service.
Teresa Lucibello
MVB
Internal Medicine
Teresa Lucibello
MVB
BluePearl Veterinarian
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 Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, 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. 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)
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Mallory Repellin is an emergency medicine veterinarian at BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital.
Mallory Repellin
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Mallory Repellin
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mallory Repellin enjoys sharing knowledge with staff and educating clients on the importance of health care for their pets. She has experience in emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, urgent care and general practice medicine. She is particularly interested in working with trauma cases, wounds and pain management and prevention.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center, Sacramento, CA
  • Clinical Rotation, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Dr. Repellin loves spending time with her family outdoors playing sports, hiking and climbing, skiing and playing board games. She has a fondness for working on home projects and learning about woodworking.
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Raphael Repellin
DVM
Surgery
Raphael Repellin
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Raphael Repellin has a strong passion for soft tissue, minimally invasive and gallbladder surgeries, treating brachycephalic airway syndrome and surgical oncology.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, MedVet, Cincinnati, OH
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center, CA
  • Clinical Rotation, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of California, Davis
At home, Dr. Repellin has a wonderful wife, three children, a dog and a cat. He enjoys spending time outside hiking, biking and climbing. He played competitive soccer, rugby and tennis, and enjoys surfing, skiing and scuba diving.
Dr. Abbie Speas is board certified in veterinary oncology.
Abbie Speas
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Abbie Speas
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. 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
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.