Veterinary Management Team Goals

The veterinary management team at IVG, comprised of experienced medical directors, hospital directors, corporate executives and more, works together to achieve the goals set forth in our organization’s mission. The leaders of IVG strive to ensure patients receive high-quality veterinary care during each visit to our network of hospitals, and focus on providing and promoting veterinary education to better serve patients in the future.

Medical directors at IVG are dedicated to ensuring our veterinary teams have access to advanced technology and as many opportunities for continuing education as possible. The IVG Learning and Development team works in coordination with medical directors, hospital directors and our medical teams to develop and provide a wealth of continuing education opportunities for our fellow team members and non-IVG veterinary professionals.

To find out more about how our veterinary management team works to achieve these goals, please call 781.897.6980 to speak with a representative from IVG or contact us online today.

Meet Our Medical Directors and Management Team Members

As a result of the efforts of our medical directors, hospital directors and corporate managers, IVG is able to maintain open communication between specialties, as well as efficient financial management, effective marketing to the community and more. By applying multifaceted expertise derived from a variety of backgrounds, our veterinary management team ensures that the day-to-day operations of each hospital within the IVG network run smoothly, so that our expert veterinary team can focus on the needs of their clients and patients.

To learn more about the individuals on our veterinary management team, please read the biographies below. Or, if you’d like to visit a hospital within the IVG network, please call the location nearest you to schedule an appointment today.

Corporate Team (Click to expand)

  • Bronwen J. Thomas, DVM

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    Dr. Bronwen Thomas received her DVM from Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Prince Edward Island and completed her internship at Western…

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  • G. Ames Prentiss

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    Ames Prentiss, Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for strategic business development and ensuring that the systems that IVG uses help promote organizational efficiency. He also…

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  • John K. Prentiss, DVM

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    Dr. John Prentiss earned his Bachelors of Science in Animal Nutrition from Colorado State University; where he went on to complete a Masters in Reproductive…

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  • Lauren Parece

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    Lauren started at IVG in 2011 as a veterinary technician at Bulger Veterinary Hospital. Lauren’s love for veterinary medicine and design came together when she…

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  • Linda Story

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    Linda joined the IVG network of hospitals in September 2016. Linda came to IVG with 14+ years of sales experience in the veterinary industry. Her…

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  • Luanne Barry

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    Luanne Barry joined IVG in 2006 as the client service manager. Her background in operations and client relations management allowed her to implement a unified…

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  • Matthew Pearson

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    Matthew Pearson was hired as Practice Manager of Bulger Animal Hospital in 2001.  The practical experience he gleaned from 13 years at Levitz furniture (a…

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  • Patrick M. Welch, DVM, DACVO, MBA

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    Dr. Welch received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.  He then went on to complete a one-year…

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  • Rohit Malhotra, DVM, MBA

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    Dr. Rohit Malhotra received a BS in Leadership Management and a BA in Biology from Boston College in 2007. Prior to graduate school, he developed…

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  • Sommer Aweidah

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    Sommer Aweidah is responsible for marketing all the hospitals within the IVG network.  She is responsible for developing and implementing a communication strategy promoting IVG…

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  • Steven Rae

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    Steve joined the IVG network of hospitals in January of 2015 as Business Development Manager. Steve came to IVG with 20+ years of pharmaceutical sales…

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  • Timothy H. Smith, DVM, MBA

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    Dr. Timothy Smith grew up in Rhode Island and attended Stonehill College receiving a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1990.  After college he worked at…

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  • Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR

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    Dr. Looney graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. She spent a year in private practice, then returned to Cornell’s small animal…

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  • Beth Eisenberg, DVM, DACVECC

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    Dr. Beth Eisenberg received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She completed a small animal…

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  • Bronwen J. Thomas, DVM

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    Dr. Bronwen Thomas received her DVM from Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Prince Edward Island and completed her internship at Western…

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  • Cat Ouellette, CVT

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    Cat Ouellette started in the veterinary field in 1998 working in small animal practices where she gained experience and knowledge. She was eager to expand her…

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  • Claudia Peach

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    Claudia Peach joined the veterinary health profession in 2012. She received her Associates in Animal Science from Great Bay Community College in 2014. Throughout her schooling,…

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  • Courtney James, DVM

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    Dr. Courtney James received her veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2011. She completed a small animal rotating internship from Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls,…

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  • Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

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    Ed Carlson has held multiple positions with the IVG network of hospitals since joining the organization in 2001. These positions have included Veterinary Technician in…

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  • G. Ames Prentiss

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    Ames Prentiss, Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for strategic business development and ensuring that the systems that IVG uses help promote organizational efficiency. He also…

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  • Gary Kalajian

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    Gary Kalajian joined IVG in 2013 as Hospital Services Manager for Massachusetts Veterinary Hospital. In 2014 Gary was promoted to Hospital Director for IVG MetroWest. In…

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  • Giselle Trainor, CVT

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    Giselle Trainor received her Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Ida College where she studied Veterinary Technology. Throughout her schooling Giselle worked in both general…

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  • Jana-Pilar Gabarro

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    Jana Gabarro received her MBA from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics in 2005.  She has spent her career working in Medicine and Education,…

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  • John K. Prentiss, DVM

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    Dr. John Prentiss earned his Bachelors of Science in Animal Nutrition from Colorado State University; where he went on to complete a Masters in Reproductive…

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  • Karen Mayer

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    Karen Mayer  joined Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital as hospital manager in January 2017. Prior to joining CDVRH, Karen spent over 20 years in the…

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  • Katelyn Craddock, CVT

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    Katelyn Craddock received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003 where she studied Animal Science. She became a Certified…

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  • Krista M. Vernaleken, VMD

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    Dr. Krista Vernaleken received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.  She joined Bulger immediately after graduation.  Dr. Vernaleken works in both the…

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  • Kristi Cablay

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    Kristi Cablay joined the IVG network of hospitals in 2008 to assume the role of Hospital Director for Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital. Kristi’s previous…

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  • Lauren Parece

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    Lauren started at IVG in 2011 as a veterinary technician at Bulger Veterinary Hospital. Lauren’s love for veterinary medicine and design came together when she…

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  • Linda Story

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    Linda joined the IVG network of hospitals in September 2016. Linda came to IVG with 14+ years of sales experience in the veterinary industry. Her…

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  • Luanne Barry

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    Luanne Barry joined IVG in 2006 as the client service manager. Her background in operations and client relations management allowed her to implement a unified…

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  • Lynn McCarthy, PharmD, RPh

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    Dr. McCarthy grew up in Everett MA, with her parents and 5 brothers and sisters. She now lives in Wilmington, MA with her husband, 2…

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  • Matthew Pearson

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    Matthew Pearson was hired as Practice Manager of Bulger Animal Hospital in 2001.  The practical experience he gleaned from 13 years at Levitz furniture (a…

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  • Odette O, DVM, DACVAA

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    Dr. O is a 2004 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate of the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College. After 6 years in small animal general…

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  • Patrick M. Welch, DVM, DACVO, MBA

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    Dr. Welch received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.  He then went on to complete a one-year…

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  • Rohit Malhotra, DVM, MBA

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    Dr. Rohit Malhotra received a BS in Leadership Management and a BA in Biology from Boston College in 2007. Prior to graduate school, he developed…

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  • Sommer Aweidah

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    Sommer Aweidah is responsible for marketing all the hospitals within the IVG network.  She is responsible for developing and implementing a communication strategy promoting IVG…

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  • Stephen J. Isherwood

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    Stephen J. Isherwood joined Bulger Veterinary Hospital as Hospital Director in April 2011. Prior to joining IVG and Bulger Veterinary Hospital, Stephen spent 20 years…

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  • Steven Rae

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    Steve joined the IVG network of hospitals in January of 2015 as Business Development Manager. Steve came to IVG with 20+ years of pharmaceutical sales…

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  • Suzanne Bullard

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    Suzanne joined the SAVES team in 2014 as a Client Care Supervisor.  In June of 2015, Suzanne was promoted to Hospital Service Manager where her…

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  • Suzanne I. Rovan, DVM

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    Dr. Suzanne Rovan received her DVM from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital. She…

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  • Timothy H. Smith, DVM, MBA

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    Dr. Timothy Smith grew up in Rhode Island and attended Stonehill College receiving a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1990.  After college he worked at…

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  • William Sullivan

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    Bill Sullivan joined IVG as Hospital Director for Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in 2013. Prior to IVG, Bill spent most of his career at Service Point/Charrette,…

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Medical Directors (Click to expand)

  • Bronwen J. Thomas, DVM

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    Dr. Bronwen Thomas received her DVM from Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Prince Edward Island and completed her internship at Western…

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  • Danielle Thomas, DVM, DACVECC

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    Dr. Danielle Thomas received her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College and her veterinary degree from Virginia Tech. She then completed a small animal rotating internship,…

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  • Jennifer O’Sullivan Brisson, DVM, DACVR

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    Dr. Brisson received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with thesis, from Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed a one year…

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  • Krista M. Vernaleken, VMD

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    Dr. Krista Vernaleken received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003.  She joined Bulger immediately after graduation.  Dr. Vernaleken works in both the…

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  • Lindsay Renzullo, DVM

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    Dr. Lindsay Renzullo grew up locally in Melrose, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, then went on…

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  • Marion D. Haber, DVM, DACVIM

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    Dr. Haber received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  She then went on to complete a small…

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  • Suzanne I. Rovan, DVM

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    Dr. Suzanne Rovan received her DVM from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital. She…

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24 Hour Emergency & Specialty

Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty

Natick, MA 01760
508.319.2117

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Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital

Latham, NY 12110
518.785.1094

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Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Woburn, MA 01801
781.932.5802

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Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.433.0056

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SAVES

Lebanon, NH 03766
603.306.0007

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General Practice, Emergency & Specialty

Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905

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