Our vets.

Ryan Bray

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

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Ryan Bray’s clinical interests include acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, immune-mediated blood disorders, and nutritional management of the critically ill patient.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Hospital Aurora & Berwyn, Chicago, IL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Animal Science, University of Florida, Gainesville

Off Duty

Dr. Bray enjoys sports, traveling and a number of outdoor activities. He and his wife, also a BluePearl clinician have a daughter and a number of pets: dog Rivers, cat Wilson, two leopard geckos, two corn snakes and a Betta fish.

Sarah Camp

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Sarah Camp particularly enjoys stabilizing and caring for patients in critical condition.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Sandy Springs GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Off Duty

Dr. Camp grew up in Atlanta and loves spending time in the city with her husband and dog. She also likes traveling to new places.

Lena Cordell

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Lena Cordell is passionate about all aspects of emergency medicine, particularly toxicities and trauma.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Sandy Springs, GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Auburn University, AL

Off Duty

Dr. Cordell enjoys playing music, hiking, watching sports and spending time with her cat, Donatella.

Michael DiCicco

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Michael Di Cicco’s professional interests include upper and lower urinary tract diseases, cystoscopy, abdominal ultrasonography, nutrition, and infectious diseases.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

Off Duty

Dr. Di Cicco enjoys riding his road or mountain bike, watching Chicago sports teams, and spending time with his friends and three dogs, Marlowe, Linus and Max.

Andrew Eitzer

MS, DVM

On The Job

Dr. Andrew Eitzer is interested in multiphase CT angiography for abdominal and thoracic vascular anomalies, parathyroid gland ethanol ablation to treat primary hyperparathyroidism and abdominal ultrasound to identify intraluminal foreign bodies.

Education

  • Residency, Diagnostic Imaging, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Diagnostic Imaging, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Master of Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Syracuse University, NY

Off Duty

Dr. Eitzer enjoys playing soccer and basketball, trying new beers, going to the movie theater and reading. His immediate family includes his fiancée and their two cats, Mimosa and Zinfandel.

Brolin Evans

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology

On The Job

Dr. Brolin Evans was drawn to field of oncology after having several close family members battle cancer. He knows this is a difficult time for pet families and has lost two of his own dogs to cancer in recent years. While cancer in our pets is not generally curative, we are often able to give them a good quality of life and extend this as long as possible. Personalized medicine is becoming more commonplace in both human and veterinary medicine. Dr. Evans provides this approach by evaluating each patient and cancer on an individual basis. He is excited about the field of comparative oncology and its benefits to both veterinary and human cancer patients.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Oncology Clinical Trials Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology & Latin, Mercer University, Macon, GA

Off Duty

Dr. Evans loves playing the piano and singing at church, as well as cooking and keeping reef aquariums. He enjoys spending time with his wife, twins and dog (Munchkin).

Courtney Hughes

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Courtney Hughes enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, particularly the variety of cases. She finds it fulfilling to be there for pets and their families during a critical time of need.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Off Duty

Dr. Hughes enjoys traveling and experiencing new places and activities with friends and family.

Jessica Johnson

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Jessica Johnson is dedicated to providing remarkable pet care. Her clinical interests include treating heart failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, anemia and intervertebral disc disease.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville TN

Off Duty

Dr. Johnson enjoys mystery novels, skating and hiking. She also likes going to church with her husband and reading her bible.

Abigail Lockwood

DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Abigail Lockwood’s clinical interests are varied, and she likes having the opportunity to move from fixing a fracture to removing a cancerous mass to decompressing a spinal cord.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Surgery, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • Master of Science, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • Internship, Surgery, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME

Off Duty

Dr. Lockwood likes to ski, play soccer and tennis, scuba dive and travel. She has two very short mutts named Rabbit and Riley, as well as a Siamese mix named Remi.

Kristen Maxwell

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Kristen Maxwell enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine and finds stabilizing emergent cases like heatstroke, gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), hemoabdomen, sepsis and traumatic brain injury especially gratifying.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Sandy Springs, GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Off Duty

Dr. Maxwell has four pets: a dog (Gracie), a cat (Catniss), a blue-tongue skink (Sheldon), and a crested gecko (Curtis). She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, playing hockey and trying new foods and restaurants.

Caroline Monk

DVM, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

On The Job

Dr. Caroline Monk’s professional interests include complicated corneal ulcers, entropion correction, and the human-animal bond. She is an active member of her specialty college, serving on a leadership committee.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Off Duty

Dr. Monk lives on the Westside with her husband, daughter, dog – Murphy – and cats – Zoey, Myrtle and Austin. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and camping.

Alex Sigmund

DVM, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

On The Job

Dr. Alex Sigmund is particularly interested in good communication with his clients about their pet’s diagnosis. Within ophthalmology, Dr. Sigmund enjoys performing cataract surgery and eyelid procedures. He can often be found on the exam room floor playing around with his patients to help them feel at ease.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Internship, Comparative Veterinary Ophthalmology, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, University of Georgia, Athens

Off Duty

Dr. Sigmund enjoys visiting Piedmont Park with his partner, collecting rare house plants and cuddling his noodle-like Ragdoll cat, King Louie.

Publications & Articles

Kelsey Smith

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Kelsey Smith is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is passionate about emergency medicine and especially interested in performing C-sections, as well as stabilizing trauma patients.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan

Off Duty

Dr. Smith loves spending time with her Catahoula mix, Leo. Her hobbies include traveling, DIY projects, baking, gardening and outdoor activities.

Rachel Tulipan

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Rachel Tulipan has a particular interest in portosystemic shunts, patent ductus arteriosus and wounds.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Sandy Springs GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee College, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Washington State University, St. Louis

Off Duty

Dr. Tulipan enjoys playing tennis and volleyball, hiking, running, riding her two horses and spending time with her pets: Mickey, a mixed breed dog and cat Huey.

Bailey Wright

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Bailey Wright is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She finds stabilizing critical patients and wound repair the most gratifying.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan

Off Duty

Dr. Wright enjoys traveling, discovering the best coffee shops, reading, exploring the outdoors and staying active. She and her husband are huge sports fans and enjoy cheering for their favorite teams.