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Dr. Mark Acierno with a Greyhound

Dr. Mark Acierno – Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Dr. Mark Acierno received his DVM from Mississippi State University. After an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he completed an…

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Dr. Larry Adams – Nephrology and Urology

Dr. Adams is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of Small Animal Internal…

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Dr. Larie Allen – Surgery

Dr. Larie Allen is a board certified small animal surgeon. She completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University and gained…

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Dr. Robert Armentano with a Dog

Dr. Robert Armentano – Internal Medicine

Dr. Robert Armentano is board certified in small animal internal medicine. He is a Chicago native and did his undergraduate…

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Dr. Pedro Armstrong- Internal Medicine

Dr. Pedro F. Armstrong was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended Iowa State University for pre-veterinary…

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Dr. Jennifer Babineaux – Feline Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Babineaux graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and completed an internal medicine residency…

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Dr. Lenore Bacek – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Lenore Bacek received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, followed by a one-year internship…

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Dr. Katie Bennett – Anesthesia

Katie Bennett is an anesthesiologist at Veterinary Specialty Center, a large referral hospital in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Bennett did…

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Dr. Ellison Bentley – Ophthalmology

Dr. Ellison Bentley graduated from University of Florida and completed a small animal internship at NCSU. She then did an…

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Dr. Paul Bloom with wife, dog, and horse

Dr. Paul Bloom – Dermatology

Dr. Paul Bloom, Dipl., ACVD and Dipl., ABVP, Canine and Feline Specialty obtained his DVM with high honors from Michigan…

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Ashley Bourgeois

Dr. Ashley Bourgeois- Dermatology

Dr. Ashley Bourgeois is a board-certified veterinary dermatologist passionate about providing practical knowledge to general practitioners to help itchy pets!…

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Dr. Benjamin Brainard – Emergency Critical Care/Anesthesia and Analgesia

Dr. Benjamin Brainard is the Edward H. Gunst professor of small animal critical care, in the Dept. of Small Animal…

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Ryan Bray

Dr. Ryan Bray – Internal Medicine

Dr. Ryan Bray completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and then earned his veterinary degree at NC…

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Dr. Holly Brown – Clinical Pathology

Dr. Holly Brown received her DVM from the University of Georgia and worked in small animal private practice in Colorado…

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Dr. Dave Bruyette – Endocrinology

Dr David Bruyette received his DVM from the University of Missouri in 1984 and completed an internship at Purdue University…

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Dr. Lindsey Bullen – Nutrition

Dr. Lindsey Bullen earned her BA in Chemistry and BS in Zoology in 2008. She remained at NC State for…

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Dr. Christopher Byers – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Christopher G. Byers is a board-certified veterinary emergency & critical care and small animal internal medicine specialist, as well…

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Christine Calder

Dr. Christine Calder- Behavior

A graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Calder has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in both…

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Dr. Jenifer Chatfield – Infectious Disease Preventive Medicine

Dr. Jenifer Chatfield is the board-certified Staff Veterinarian at 4J Conservation Center.  She is a diplomate of both the American…

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Dr. Melanie Church – Ophthalmology

Dr. Church earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University in 2008, where she was President of…

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Mr. Stephen Cital – Cannabinoid Medicine

Stephen Cital is a multiple credentialed veterinary technician specialist with a focus on anesthesia, analgesia and cannabinoid medicine. He is…

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Dr. Dana Clarke – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Dana Clarke graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2006. After graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship at Michigan…

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Dr. Craig Clifford – Oncology

Dr. Craig Clifford graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received an MS in Animal Science/Virology from…

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Grayson Cole

Dr. Grayson Cole – Surgery

Dr. Grayson Cole received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and cell science from the University of Florida in…

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Dr. Kathleen Cooney – End of Life

Dr. Kathleen Cooney has been practicing advanced end-of-life care since 2006. She is CEO and Director of Education for the…

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Dr. Peter M. Digeronimo – Zoo Medicine

Dr. Pete DiGeronimo is a native of Jersey City, NJ and studied biology at Drew University prior to earning a…

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Stephen J. Divers

Dr. Stephen J. Divers – Reptile and Exotic Medicine

Dr. Stephen Divers graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London in 1994. He obtained his Certificate and Diploma in…

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Dr. Margaret Duxbury – Behavior

Dr. Margaret M. Duxbury is board certified through the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.  Her life has been a wild…

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Dr. Amara Estrada – Cardiology

Dr. Amara Estrada is a tenured Full Professor of Cardiology and the Associate Chair for instruction in Small Animal Clinical…

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Dr Sue Ettinger with a yellow Lab

Dr. Sue Ettinger – Oncology

Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and vlogger (video blogger). She is one…

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Dr. Kacie Schmitt Felber – Cardiology

Dr. Kacie Schmitt Felber was born and raised in Cumberland, MD. She received her Bachelor of Science in Poultry Science…

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Pete Fernandes

Dr. Pete Fernandes – Clinical Pathology

Dr. Pete Fernandes completed his DVM at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery…

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Dr. Maureen Finke – Internal Medicine

Dr. Maureen Finke received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2002. She completed her internship…

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Dr. Kari Foss – Neurology

Kari Foss, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology) is an associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the University of Illinois College…

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Dr. Phillip Fox – Cardiology and Critical Care

Dr. Philip Fox is certified by the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American Collagen of…

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Dr. Bronwyn Fullagar – Surgery

Dr. Bronwyn Fullagar grew up in Brisbane, Australia and earned her veterinary degree from the University of Queensland. She started…

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Dr Mary Gardner with a White Dog

Dr. Mary Gardner – Geriatrics and End of Life

A dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr. Mary Gardner is able to draw on a wide range of career experiences and…

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Dr. Yanni Giatis – Cardiology

Dr. Ionnis (Yanni) Giatis, DVM, DACVIM, (cardiology) is a board certified Veterinary Cardiologist who joined the MedVet Columbus cardiology team…

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Dr. Joya Griffin – Dermatology

Dr. Joya Griffin is an Ohio native and graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. While attending Cornell, she…

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Dr. Liz Guieu – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Liz Guieu is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Colorado State University. She…

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Tara Hammond

Dr. Tara Hammond – Emergency Critical Care

A specialist in emergency and critical care, Dr. Tara Hammond joined the Tufts VETS staff in 2008. Dr. Hammond earned…

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Dr. Donnell Hansen with a German Shepherd

Dr. Donnell Hansen – Dentistry

Dr. Hansen, a Minnesota native, toured through Iowa, Minnesota, and Oklahoma for her various degrees toward board certification in veterinary…

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Dr. Don Harris with a green and yellow lizard

Dr. Don Harris – Avian and Exotics

Dr. Don Harris is a practitioner who works exclusively avian and exotics. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1980…

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Heidi Barnes Heller, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

Dr. Heidi Barnes Heller – Neurology

Dr. Barnes Heller obtained her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 2000. Following graduation she completed a rotating internship…

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Dr. Heidi Hoefer – Avian and Exotic Medicine

Dr. Heidi Hoefer is a 1987 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing avian and…

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Dr. Ann Hoenhaus with a lab

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus – Oncology and Internal Medicine

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus is a third generation veterinarian who is also double board certified by the American College of Veterinary…

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Dr. Jennifer Huck – Surgery

Dr. Jennifer Huck is a 2006 graduate of the The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She completed a…

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Dr. Michael Jaffe – Surgery

Dr. Michael Jaffe is a 1991 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation from vet…

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Jessica Johnson

Dr. Jessica Johnson – Dentistry

Dr. Jessica Johnson graduated from Texas A&M, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She spent ~10 years in general small…

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Dr. Mallory Kanwal – Dentistry

Dr. Mallory Kanwal graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree with honors in Animal Science in 2013.…

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Dr. S. Emi Knafo – Reptile and Exotic Medicine

Dr. Emi Knafo completed her veterinary (DVM) training at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2008.…

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Dr. Tsumugi Anne Kurosawa- Cardiology

Anne was born and raised in New York City. She attended Purdue University for veterinary school and recieved her DVM…

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Dr. Heather Kvitko-White – Internal Medicine

Dr. Heather L. Kvitko-White insisted from the age of five that she would be a veterinarian one day. She remained…

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Dr. Adam Lancaster with a boxer

Dr. Adam Lancaster – Emergency Critical Care

Adam Lancaster graduated veterinary school from Iowa State University in 2008. He then went on to complete a rotating internship…

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Dr. Brittany Lancellotti – Dermatology

Dr. Brittany Lancellotti is a veterinary dermatologist at Veterinary Skin and Ear in Los Angeles, California. She graduated Western University…

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Dr. Daniel Langlois – Internal Medicine

Dr. Daniel Langlois is a tenured associate professor at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is originally…

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Dr. Bob Larocca with two poodles

Dr. Robert Larocca – Ophthalmology

Dr. Robert Larocca graduated from Emory University in 1987 with a Bachelors degree in Biology and Psychology, Dr. Robert Larocca…

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Dr. Patty Lathan – Endocrinology

Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, DACVIM, is a Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at…

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Dr. La’ Toya Latney – Zoo Medicine

Dr. La’Toya Latney is the Attending Clinician at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and an Adjunct Associate…

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Dr. Leonel Londono- Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Leo Londoño received his DVM from University of Florida in 2011. After completing a rotating internship in small animal…

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Dr. Lydia Love – Anesthesia

Dr. Lydia Love has worked in the veterinary industry since high school. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of…

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Dr. Alex Lynch – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Alex Lynch graduated from the University of Bristol veterinary school, England in 2009 with honors. After a period in…

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Dr. Jessie Markovich – Internal Medicine and Nutrition

Dr. Markovich is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and is double board certified as a Diplomate…

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Dr. Brigitte Mc Atee – Internal Medicine

Brigitte McAtee, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), is a Board-Certified Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist at MedVet New Orleans. Dr. McAtee earned…

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Dr. Carolyn McKune – Anesthesia

Dr. Carolyn McKune, a Spartan, received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.…

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Chris McLaughlin

Dr. Chris McLaughlin – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Chris McLaughlin is originally from Woostock, New Brunswick, Canada.  He attended the Atlantic Veterinary College, followed by an Internship…

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Dr. Steve Mehler – Surgery

Dr. Steve Mehler has been certified in surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2007. His special interests…

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Dr. Rachel Moon -Diagnostic Imaging

Dr. Rachel Moon received her DVM in 2003 from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies, after completing her clinical…

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Natalie Morgan

Dr. Natalie Morgan – Cardiology

A Minnesota native, Natalie moved to Wisconsin in 2008 and earned her BS in Animal Science from UW-Madison in 2012.…

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Jocelyn Mott

Dr. Jocelyn Mott – Internal Medicine

Dr. Jocelyn Mott graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. After graduation, she completed an…

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Dr. Barbara Oglesbee with a parrot

Dr. Barbara Oglesbee – Avian and Exotics

Barbara L. Oglesbee, DVM, DABVP (Avian), is a Graduate of Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been…

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Dr. Mariana Pardo – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Mariana Pardo is a trailblazing force in the world of veterinary medicine, exemplifying the transformative power of dedication and…

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Dr. Olivia Petritiz- Exotic Animal Medicine

Olivia Petritz completed her undergraduate and veterinary degree at Purdue University in Indiana. Following graduation, she completed a small animal…

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Dr. Simon Platt – Neurology

Dr. Simon Platt received his veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1992, following which he undertook an…

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Dr. Lysa Pam Posner – Anesthesia

Dr Posner has a BS in biochemistry from Purdue University. She completed her DVM at Cornell University and spent 9…

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Dr. Lisa Powell – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Lisa Powell graduated veterinary school from Texas A&M in 1995, completed a small animal rotating internship at the AMC…

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Dr. Rebecca Quinn – Cardiology

Dr. Rebecca Quinn earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in 2005 and completed a small animal rotating…

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Dr. Jaime Rechy Jr. – Diagnostic Imaging

Dr. Jaime Rechy Jr., DVM, DACVR is the Chief of Radiology at Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG). He received his Bachelor…

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Dr. Sheilah Robertson – Anesthesia and Pain Management

Dr Sheilah A Robertson BVMS (Hons), PhD, DACVAA, DECVAA, DACAW, DECAWBM (WSEL), CVA, MRCVS. Dr. Robertson graduated from the University…

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Dr. Camden Rouben – Cardiology

Born in the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, Dr. Camden Rouben caught the veterinary medicine bug at the age of 15…

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Dr. Renee Rucinsky – Feline Medicine

Renee Rucinsky, DVM, DABVP (Feline) is a 1994 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, and has…

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Dr. Carrie Santare – Neurology

Dr. Carrie Santare received her degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010.  She then completed a rotating…

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Schick

Dr. Robert Schick – Dermatology

Dr. Robert O. Schick, DVM, DACVD  has practiced veterinary dermatology since 1986 and he became the first board-certified veterinary dermatologist…

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Margie Smith

Dr. Margie Smith – Dentistry

Dr. Margie Smith was born and raised in southern Indiana where she received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in…

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Dr. Kevin S. Stepaniuk – Dentistry

Kevin S. Stepaniuk is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and is Co-owner of Pet Dental Specialists,…

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Dr. Jenefer Stillion – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Jenefer Stillion was born and raised in Colorado where she earned her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in…

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Dr. Wailani Sung – Behavior

Dr. Wailani Sung is a Board certified veterinary behaviorists in the United States. Dr. Sung obtained her Master’s degree and…

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Dr. Elizabeth Anne Swanson – Surgery

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Swanson is an Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary…

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Dr. Robert Swinger – Ophthalmology

Dr. Robert Swinger completed his undergraduate work and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in…

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Dr. Natalie Theus – Dermatology

Natalie Theus, DVM, MS is a board-certified veterinary dermatologist. She completed her undergraduate and veterinary education at The Ohio State…

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Dr. Elizabeth Thomovsky – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Thomovsky graduated from the University of Missouri in 2001 and subsequently completed an internship at the University of Illinois.…

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Dr. Steven Thompson- Exotic Animal Medicine

Dr. Steve Thompson leads the Primary Care dog, cat and exotic pet rotations for 3rd and 4th year DVM and…

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Dr. Brett Wasik with two pugs

Dr. Brett Wasik – Endocrinology

Dr. Brett Wasik graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After graduation he completed a…

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Dr. Terah Webb – Ophthalmology

Terah Webb, DVM, DACVO, is a Veterinary Ophthalmologist at MedVet Columbus as well as the Pharmacy Committee Chair for all MedVet locations. She has…

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Dr. Alicia Webb Milum – Dermatology

Dr. Alicia Webb Milum (Dr. Webb) is a Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist and owner of Redbud Animal Dermatology and Allergy…

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Dr. Zachary Wright with three dogs in the mountains

Dr. Zachary Wright – Oncology

Dr. Zachary Wright was raised in the DFW Area (Rockwall). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from…

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Dr. Christina Whitley – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Christina Whitley completed her undergraduate degree at NC State University and attended veterinary school there as well. She then…

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Dr. Sarah Wilson – Nutrition

Dr. Sarah Wilson has been passionate about nutrition in the veterinary world since her undergraduate Honours Bachelor of Science in…

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Dr. Andrew Woolcock – Internal Medicine

Andrew Woolcock, DVM, DACVIM, is an associate professor of small animal internal medicine at Purdue University. His interests include immune-mediated…

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Dr. Martin Young – Neurology

Dr. Young obtained a Masters in Anatomy and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2004.  Following graduation, he…

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Dr. Erik Zegar – Emergency Critical Care

Dr. Erik Zager, DVM, DACVECC is a board-certified Emergency and Critical Care specialist, managing partner, and department head of the…

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