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.
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. 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.
Dr. Clara Williams understands that vision is a privilege and finds it gratifying to be someone who helps preserve it. She has traveled to Bolivia, Colombia and the Dominican Republic to provide ophthalmology education to faculty and students of veterinary schools. Her favorite procedure is bilateral cataract surgery because it provides her the opportunity to potentially restore vision.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Georgia, Athens
Master of Science, Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tuskegee University, AL
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad de Antioquia, Medillin, Colombia
Married with two stepchildren and five grandchildren, Dr. Williams enjoys visiting her home country of Colombia to see her mother and siblings. She is an avid reader and road biker and enjoys that her husband does the cooking. The family has three pets: Labrador retriever Bruno, and cats Lunita and Tiglo.
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.