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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 attended and graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993, followed…

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Dr. Patty Lathan – Endocrinology

Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, DACVIM, is an associate professor of small animal internal medicine at Mississippi State University. Her primary interest is endocrinology, specifically the management of adrenal disease and diabetes mellitus. She has published…

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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 medicine and surgery at Hollywood Animal Hospital (2012), he pursued a residency in emergency and…

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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 Veterinary Medicine in 2002, she held positions in small animal general practice, nonprofit high volume spay neuter…

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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 general and specialty practice in the UK, he moved to Tufts University in North Grafton,…

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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. After a year of private practice, Carolyn followed her husband to Washington State University to…

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Dr. Steve Mehler with a dog

Dr. Steve Mehler – Surgery

Dr. Steve Mehler has been certified in surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 2007. His special interests include minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology, and surgical diseases of the extrahepatic biliary tract in…

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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 year at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After spending several years in private…

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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. She then earned her DVM from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016,…

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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 internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oklahoma State University and then a small…

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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 board certified in Avian Medicine and Surgery since the specialty began in 1993. She began…

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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 rotating internship at a specialty hospital in San Diego, CA followed by an exotic 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 internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph…

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Dr. Lysa Posner with a chihuahua

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 years in private veterinary practice. She returned to Cornell to complete a Residency in Anesthesiology…

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Dr. Lisa Powell with a dog

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 in NYC in 1996, and then went on to a residency in small animal emergency…

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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 of Glasgow in Scotland. She spent time as a surgery intern followed by specialized training…

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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 when he first began assisting at his local veterinary clinic. After veterinary school at Auburn…

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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 in Atlanta, GA.  Dr. Schick completed both his bachelor’s degree and DVM at the University…

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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 Biology. She received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. After…

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Dr. Kevin Stepaniuk with a dog on the shore

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, Veterinary Dentistry Education and Consulting Services and Veterinary Intraoral Radiology Reading Services. He has an…

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Dr. Stillion with a black and white cat

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 2004. She then went on to complete a one year internship in small animal medicine…

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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 Medicine. Her clinical focus is soft tissue surgery with special interests in wound healing, minimally…

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Dr Rob Springer with a Golden

Dr. Robert Swinger – Ophthalmology

Dr. Robert Swinger completed his undergraduate work and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2003. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialists of…

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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 University (OSU). After completing a small animal rotating internship at OSU, she practiced primary care…

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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 RVT student rotations and is affiliated with Purdue’s Center for the Human – Animal Bond…

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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 one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Medical & Surgical Group…

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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 been a part of the ophthalmology team since 2003. Dr. Webb attended The College of…

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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 the University of Notre Dame and his veterinary medical. He completed a one year rotating…

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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 diseases, endocrinology, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He has published several articles and…

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martin young

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 practiced mixed animal medicine North of Colorado Springs for 3 years.  Dr. Young’s general rotating internship…

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