Our vets.

Gal Chivvis

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Nicole Cilli

DVM

Critical Care

On The Job

Before Veterinary school, Dr. Nicole Cilli did research and development as a molecular biologist. Her pathway into veterinary emergency & critical care medicine included both large and small animals. She has special interests in toxicology cases, transfusion medicine and diagnostic procedures.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Cilli enjoys yoga, wine tasting and attending art and culture events. She has a Chihuahua named Nermal.

Publications & Articles

Lauren Gehrke

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Lauren Gehrke is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. Her particular interests include wound management, toxicities and endocrine disorders.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Aria Guarino

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Guarino enjoys singing, musical theatre, opera, mixology, jogging and weightlifting. She lives in Maryland with her husband and their three cats and dog.

Publications & Articles

Keri Levinson

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Levinson enjoys using acupuncture to help pets manage their pain during an illness or operation.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

In her free time, Dr. Levinson enjoys exploring local wineries, painting, running and spending time with her husband and rescue dog outdoors.

Teresa Lucibello

MVB

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Teresa Lucibello enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, particularly feline medicine, endoscopy and treating gastrointestinal diseases.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Lucibello likes to cook, bake and travel, especially to old historical buildings, museums and gardens. She and her husband have two cats.

Rachel Rasmussen

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Publications & Articles

Raphael Repellin

DVM

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Raphael Repellin has a strong passion for soft tissue, minimally invasive and gallbladder surgeries, treating brachycephalic airway syndrome and surgical oncology.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

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Abbie Speas

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology

On The Job

Dr. Abbie Speas values the knowledge she gained while working in an integrated service that included 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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Loren Sri-Jayantha

DVM

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Loren Sri-Jayantha is trained in both orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. He particularly enjoys wound management, surgical oncology and minimally invasive surgery, but finds gratification in fracture repair as well. He is interested in aspects of perioperative care, particularly perioperative analgesia (pain management).

Education

  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Off Duty

Dr. Sri-Jayantha is married and has pet cats. He enjoys most things outdoors, particularly hiking, camping, and mountain biking. He also enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and assisting his partner with her various craft projects.

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