Our Veterinarians

Dr. Elizabeth Arthur is board certified in small animal surgery.
Elizabeth Arthur
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Elizabeth Arthur
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
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Dr. Elizabeth Arthur's particular clinical interests include oncologic surgery, treatment of cruciate ligament injuries and other disorders of the knee, and pain management.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists, Columbia MD
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Surgery, Gulf Coast Veterinary Surgery, Houston TX
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Missouri, Columbia
Dr. Arthur enjoys hiking and horseback riding. Her dog Della was lucky to have mom perform TPLO surgery on both of her knees to repair torn ligaments.
Dr. Elizabeth De la Torre is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Elizabeth De la Torre
DVM
Intern
Elizabeth De la Torre
DVM
Intern
Servicing Locations
Dr. Elizabeth De la Torre is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with interests in exotic medicine, soft tissue surgery and internal medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. Georges University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. De la Torre likes traveling, hiking, watching Netflix, completing escape rooms and going to the beach. She has a mixed breed dog named Pukka from Grenada.
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Brandi Hurwitz
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Brandi Hurwitz
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Brandi Hurwitz has extensive experience in ultrasonography and endoscopy and is trained in minimally invasive endourologic techniques. Her special interests include hepatology, nephrology, immune-mediated diseases and hematological diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Long Island NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Tufts University, Medford MA
Dr. Hurwitz is an avid skier and recreational cyclist. She shares her home with Ernie, an American hunt terrier.
Dr. Wendy Kuo is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is on a wooden deck with two Boston terriers.
Wendy Kuo
MS, VMD
Emergency Medicine
Wendy Kuo
MS, VMD
Emergency Medicine
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A clinician in our emergency medicine service, Dr. Wendy Kuo was a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office prior to vet school.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Master of Science, Applied Biomedical Engineering, John Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin
Dr. Kuo loves to cook and bake, and to try new restaurants. She also enjoys running, yoga and hiking. She has two Boston terriers, Bella Jane and Georgia.
Dr. Teresa Lucibello is a member of our internal medicine service.
Teresa Lucibello
MVB
Internal Medicine
Teresa Lucibello
MVB
Internal Medicine
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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. Liza Nusinovich is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Liza Nusinovich
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Liza Nusinovich
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Liza Nusinovich has worked in both primary practice and emergency medicine for a number of years.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Friendship Hospital for Animals, Washington D.C.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal & Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Nusinovich’s furry companion is Walter, an orange cat who thinks he’s a tiger and in charge of everyone.
Dr. Jennifer Ortolani is a doctor in our critical care service. She is holding a dog on her lap.
Jennifer Ortolani
DVM
Critical Care
Jennifer Ortolani
DVM
Critical Care
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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.
  • 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
Intern
Elizabeth Pisack
DVM
Intern
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. Jessica Steere is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Jessica Steere
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jessica Steere
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Jessica Steere likes the challenge of emergency medicine and particularly enjoys treating toxicities, head trauma and blood transfusion cases.
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, State University of New York, Oswego
Dr. Steere is an avid triathlete and runner, preferring trail running to road running. She also enjoys attending concerts and international travel with her husband. They have two mixed breed dogs, Iris and Xande. Tituba is their tabby cat, and Harry Winston is their sphinx cat.
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
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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.
Dr. Erica Zaritsky is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Erica Zaritsky
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Erica Zaritsky
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Erica Zaritsky's favorite cases include laceration repairs, Addison’s disease, pain management and anesthesia.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Southpaws, Fairfax VA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Albany
Dr. Zaritsky loves time with her husband and daughter. Some of her favorite pastimes include working out, cooking, horseback riding, reading, gardening, crotcheting and watching movies. The family has three pets: mixed breed dog Calvin, and cats Hobbes and Pickles.
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