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Acupuncture(Click to expand)

  • Nako Shinohara, DVM, CVA

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    Dr. Nako Shinohara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2000.  She received her Doctor of…

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Anesthesiologist(Click to expand)

  • Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR

    Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR

    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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Cardiologists(Click to expand)

  • John MacGregor, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

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    Dr. MacGregor received his DVM from Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.  In 1999, he completed an Emergency and Critical Care internship at…

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Clinical Pathologist(Click to expand)

  • Heather A. Kridel, DVM, DACVP (Clinical)

    Heather Kridel, DVM, DACVP (Clinical)

    Dr. Kridel graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a degree in Animal Sciences, she then continued her education at the University of…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Criticalists(Click to expand)

  • Nicole Barrella, DVM, Practice limited to Critical Care

    Nicole Barrella, DVM

    Dr. Nicole Barrella graduated from Ross University in May 2012 after completing her clinical rotations at the University of Pennsylvania.  In June 2013, she completed…

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Emergency Veterinarians(Click to expand)

  • Amber L. Burns, DVM

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    Dr. Amber Burns received her DVM from Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her internship at VCA Southshore Animal Hospital in South Weymouth,…

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  • Julie E. Haller, DVM

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    Dr. Julie Haller received her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. She joined InTown…

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  • Karen A.Belden, DVM

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    Dr. Karen A. Belden received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined InTown Veterinary Group in 1991 as a companion animal…

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  • Kate Sawyer, DVM

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    Dr. Kate Sawyer was born in Western Massachusetts. She grew up in Wisconsin, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison….

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  • Katie Rickershauser, DVM

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    Dr. Katie Rickershauser received her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship at New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater, MA. …

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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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  • Kristine Demers, VMD

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    Dr. Kristine Demers grew up in North Reading, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from The College of New Jersey, in Pennington NJ….

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  • Libby Holman, DVM

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    Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Holman grew up in Troy, Ohio before moving to New England.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Education at Bowdoin College…

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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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  • Melissa Henrikson, DVM

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    Dr. Melissa Henrikson was born and raised north of Boston. She completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of Vermont. After graduation…

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  • Michael Hornberger, DVM

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    Dr. Michael Hornberger graduated from Cornell in 2002.  Between 2002 and 2008, Dr. Hornberger was a general practitioner and practiced emergency medicine in the North…

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  • Nako Shinohara, DVM, CVA

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    Dr. Nako Shinohara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2000.  She received her Doctor of…

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  • Nicole Barrella, DVM, Practice limited to Critical Care

    Nicole Barrella, DVM

    Dr. Nicole Barrella graduated from Ross University in May 2012 after completing her clinical rotations at the University of Pennsylvania.  In June 2013, she completed…

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  • Sheila Bennett, DVM

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    Dr. Sheila Bennett was born and raised in Northern California until her family relocated to the Boston area.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in…

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  • Stephen McGrath, DVM

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    Dr. Stephen McGrath received his DVM at the University of Wisconsin. He completed a 1 year rotating small animal medicine, surgery and emergency internship at…

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  • Tania A. Cames, DVM

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    Dr. Tania Cames received her DVM from the University of Florida in 1998 and completed a rotating medical and surgical internship at Michigan State University…

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Ethos Veterinary Health(Click to expand)

  • 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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General Practice Veterinarians(Click to expand)

  • Amber L. Burns, DVM

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    Dr. Amber Burns received her DVM from Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her internship at VCA Southshore Animal Hospital in South Weymouth,…

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  • Jessie Fix, DVM

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    Dr. Jessie Fix started as a veterinary technician and a volunteer at the New England Aquarium after graduating from the University of New Hampshire in…

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  • Julie E. Haller, DVM

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    Dr. Julie Haller received her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. She joined InTown…

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  • Karen A.Belden, DVM

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    Dr. Karen A. Belden received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined InTown Veterinary Group in 1991 as a companion animal…

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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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  • Kristine Demers, VMD

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    Dr. Kristine Demers grew up in North Reading, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from The College of New Jersey, in Pennington NJ….

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  • Libby Holman, DVM

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    Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Holman grew up in Troy, Ohio before moving to New England.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Education at Bowdoin College…

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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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  • Mary K. Letwin, DVM

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    Dr. Mary Letwin grew up in the southern Hudson Valley of NY.  She graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Animal Science and a…

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  • Michael Hornberger, DVM

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    Dr. Michael Hornberger graduated from Cornell in 2002.  Between 2002 and 2008, Dr. Hornberger was a general practitioner and practiced emergency medicine in the North…

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  • Nako Shinohara, DVM, CVA

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    Dr. Nako Shinohara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2000.  She received her Doctor of…

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  • Rachel Russo, DVM

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    Dr. Rachel Russo was raised in Peabody, Massachusetts and knew since the age of 5 years old that she wanted to become a veterinarian.  She…

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  • Sheila Bennett, DVM

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    Dr. Sheila Bennett was born and raised in Northern California until her family relocated to the Boston area.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in…

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Hospital Directors(Click to expand)

  • 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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Hospital Services Managers(Click to expand)

  • 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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Internists(Click to expand)

  • Annalisa Prahl, DVM, DACVIM

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    Dr. Annalisa Prahl is a native Minnesotan who now calls Massachusetts home. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Minnesota-Morris in…

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  • Faith Buckley, DVM, DACVIM

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    Dr. Faith Buckley received her undergraduate degree in biology from Boston University in 2003. After receiving her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Tufts Cummings…

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Learning & Development Team(Click to expand)

  • Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR

    Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR

    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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  • Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

    Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

    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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  • 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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  • 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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Licensed Practitioners(Click to expand)

  • Nako Shinohara, DVM, CVA

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    Dr. Nako Shinohara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2000.  She received her Doctor of…

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Management(Click to expand)

  • Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR

    Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR

    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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  • 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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  • Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

    Ed Carlson, CVT, VTS (Nutrition)

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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Ophthalmologists(Click to expand)

  • Ruth M. Marrion, DVM, DACVO, PhD

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    Dr. Ruth Marrion is a native of East Lyme, Connecticut.  She graduated from Penn State University, then completed her DVM degree at the University of…

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Radiologists(Click to expand)

  • Nedra L. Wilson, BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVR

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    Dr. Wilson graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY with a B.S. in Animal Science. She then worked as a research technician and lab manager…

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Specialists(Click to expand)

  • Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR

    Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVAA, CCRP, DACVSMR

    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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  • Annalisa Prahl, DVM, DACVIM

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    Dr. Annalisa Prahl is a native Minnesotan who now calls Massachusetts home. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Minnesota-Morris in…

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  • Faith Buckley, DVM, DACVIM

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    Dr. Faith Buckley received her undergraduate degree in biology from Boston University in 2003. After receiving her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Tufts Cummings…

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  • Heather A. Kridel, DVM, DACVP (Clinical)

    Heather Kridel, DVM, DACVP (Clinical)

    Dr. Kridel graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a degree in Animal Sciences, she then continued her education at the University of…

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  • John MacGregor, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

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    Dr. MacGregor received his DVM from Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.  In 1999, he completed an Emergency and Critical Care internship at…

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  • Lauren L. Blaeser, DVM, DACVS

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    Dr. Lauren Blaeser was born and raised in Boxford, MA. After graduating with honors from Masconomet High School she successfully pursued a Bachelor’s degree in…

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  • Nedra L. Wilson, BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVR

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    Dr. Wilson graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY with a B.S. in Animal Science. She then worked as a research technician and lab manager…

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  • Nicole Barrella, DVM, Practice limited to Critical Care

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    Dr. Nicole Barrella graduated from Ross University in May 2012 after completing her clinical rotations at the University of Pennsylvania.  In June 2013, she completed…

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  • Ruth M. Marrion, DVM, DACVO, PhD

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    Dr. Ruth Marrion is a native of East Lyme, Connecticut.  She graduated from Penn State University, then completed her DVM degree at the University of…

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Surgeons(Click to expand)

  • Lauren L. Blaeser, DVM, DACVS

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    Dr. Lauren Blaeser was born and raised in Boxford, MA. After graduating with honors from Masconomet High School she successfully pursued a Bachelor’s degree in…

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247 Chickering Road
North Andover, MA 01845

Telephone:
ER: 978-725-5544 GP: 978-682-9905

Fax:
978-975-0133

Hospital Hours
Emergency: 24 hours/365 days
General Practice:
Mon - Thurs:
7 am to 9 pm
Fri: 7 am to 8 pm
Sat: 8 am to 4 pm
Specialty Services: Mon. - Fri.

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24 Hour Emergency & Specialty

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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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Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.433.0056

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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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