Dr. Johnattan Arango is trained in minimally invasive orthopedic and soft tissue procedures like TPLO, thoracic surgery, oncologic resection and more. He finds fracture repair, wound reconstruction and hemilaminectomies for thoracolumbar disk herniation gratifying to treat.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
Resident, Small Animal Surgery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Intern, Small Animal Surgery, Hollywood Animal Hospital, Hollywood, FL
Intern, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Medical Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Arango enjoys all things outdoors with his wife, Kristen, and their four dogs, Siena, Luna, Mason and Eddie, while their cat, Amadeus, holds down the fort at home. He is especially looking forward to skiing more often now that he’s back in the northeast.
Dr. Kristina DePaula's particular clinical interests include trauma, coagulation disorders and sepsis.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Residency, Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City NY
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
Bachelor of Arts, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA
Dr. DePaula loves spending time outdoors with her husband and two dogs, River and Turner, and lounging on the couch with her two cats, Finn and Maki. Other favorite pastimes include travel, miniature golf, karaoke and cooking.
Dr. Mattisen DiRubio is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She is especially interested in radiology, emergency medicine, wound management, trachea collapse, cherry eyes and exotic animal conservation.
Clinical Rotation, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Bachelor of Science, Biology, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dr. DiRubio has a dog named Guava who was adopted from the streets of Grenada and a cat named Binx who joined her family after he was treated for a degloving injury.
As a small animal medicine & surgery intern, Dr. Jacquelyn Foley finds trauma cases gratifying because they allow room for creativity in finding the best treatment. She especially enjoys being able to send pets home to their families after caring for them.
Clinical Rotation, Texas A&M University, College Station
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
Bachelor of Science, Animal Science and Technology, University of Rhode Island, Kingstown
Dr. Foley enjoys going to the gym, running and yoga. She loves snacks, sloths, naps and testing out new food and drink spots. Her family consists of her brother, sister, mom, dad, nana and the newest addition, a goldendoodle named Guinness.
Before joining us, Dr. Mary Ann Nieves taught clinical and didactic small animal surgery and dentistry at Iowa State University. She has served as a surgeon as the need arose at several other teaching institutions including the Atlantic Veterinary College, Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University. She performs and enjoys soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgery, but has a special interest in surgical oncology, orthopedic and maxillofacial surgery, and pain management. Dr. Nieves is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.
Certification, Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
Certification, PennHip Evaluation
Certification, Advanced Total Hip Replacement Workshop
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Residency, Surgery, Iowa State University, Ames
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Master of Science, Veterinary Surgery, Iowa State University, Ames
Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder
Dr. Nieves enjoys time with her family including her four-footed family Ginger, Milo, Twiggy and Lucy, coastal and deep sea fishing, sailing, hiking, gardening, and traveling to see friends and family.
Dr. Melisa Rosenthal has a particular interest in nephrology and all manner of kidney diseases. She is excited about the advances in dialysis as well as all types of minimally invasive interventional procedures.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University, Houston TX
Bachelor of Arts, Hispanic Studies, Rice University, Houston TX
Dr. Rosenthal enjoys reading and bird watching, a hobby she developed while working in ecological research in college. She and her husband, a doctor of human medicine, have three cats, Naomi, Aria and Nora.
Dr. Lana Scherrer is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She is most interested in animal welfare and pain management.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia
Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
Dr. Scherrer founded an animal rescue in Boca Raton, Florida with her mother in 2003. The non-profit provides full medical care to homeless animals and helps them get adopted into forever homes. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Dr. Bari Spielman has a strong interest in gastroenterology and GI endoscopy as well as endocrinology, hepatic and renal disease, and immune mediated disorders. In 2001, she became head of internal medicine at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of New England, which is now BluePearl Veterinary Partners.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, Animal Medical Center, New York City
Internship, General Medicine & Surgery, Oradell Animal Hospital, Oradell NJ
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Bachelor of Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Spielman is a maniacal sports fan, especially loyal to the Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox and Volunteers. She is knee deep in dirt all summer, tending to her many gardens.
Dr. Marcia Biber Whiteley is an active lecturer on imaging topics for veterinarians and veterinary technicians throughout the Midwest and Northeast. She is especially interested in non-cardiac and abdominal ultrasound and radiology.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
Residency, Veterinary Radiology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
Bachelor of Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
You can find Dr. Whitely wrapped up in a good book, cooking, at the theatre, or cheering on her beloved St. Louis Cardinals.
Some or Dr. Alexis Zallas' favorites include internal medicine cases like diabetes or Addison’s disease, oncologic emergencies such as hemangiosarcoma, and surgical emergencies like gastric dilatation volvulus and laceration repairs. She also enjoys treating clotting disorders and pericardial effusion.
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Shoreline & VCA Norwalk Veterinary Referral and Emergency Centers, CT
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Regis College, Weston MA
Passionate about her Greek heritage, Dr. Zallas has been to Greece multiple times. She actively participates in Greek events in the Boston community and loves cooking with her mother while listening to Greek music. She also participates in 18th century historical interpretation.
Robyn loves the every-day-is-different aspect of emergency medicine, and the prospect of making a positive difference in a pet’s life. She is RECOVER certified in basic and advanced life support. A champion roller skater, Robyn has a full house of pets, with cats Sherlock, Dillon, Inspector Gadget and Molly; and golden retriever Tyler – all of whom hit the wilderness with her on camping trips.