Capital District Veterinary Referral HospitalVeterinary Team

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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Compounding Pharmacist(Click to expand)

  • Matthew Chan, Pharm.D, RPh

    Matthew Chan, Pharm.D, RPh

    Matthew Chan graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2012 at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA. During his…

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Corporate Team(Click to expand)

  • Bronwen J. Thomas, DVM

    Bronwen J. Thomas, DVM

    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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  • Lonna Battles

    Lonna Battles

    Lonna Battles started with Ethos Veterinary Health in July of 2018 and is responsible for marketing all the hospitals within the Northeast region. She works…

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  • Matthew Pearson

    Matthew Pearson

    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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  • Steven Rae

    Steven Rae

    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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Criticalists(Click to expand)

  • Shelley Smith, DVM, DACVECC

    Shelley Smith, DVM, DACVECC

    Dr. Shelley Smith received her degree in veterinary medicine from Tufts University in 2007. After graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship at Angell Animal…

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Emergency Veterinarians(Click to expand)

  • Abbie Gascho Landis, DVM

    Abbie Gascho Landis, DVM

    Dr. Abbie Gascho Landis graduated from Ohio State, College of Veterinary Medicine, then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Virginia-Maryland College…

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  • Catherine Diggins, DVM

    Catherine Diggins, DVM

    Bio on Dr. Catherine Diggins, DVM, coming soon.

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  • Jennie Gavin, DVM

    Jennie Gavin, DVM

    Dr. Gavin grew up in neighboring Glenville, NY. She attended Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed an internship in emergency and critical…

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  • Jennifer Rogers, DVM

    Jennifer Rogers, DVM

    Originally from Westchester County, NY, Dr. Rogers earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Binghamton University. She then attended the University of Georgia College of…

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  • Jessica Summers, DVM

    Jessica Summers, DVM

    Dr. Summers pursued a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Afterwards, she attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and spent her clinical…

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Ethos Veterinary Health(Click to expand)

  • Lauren Parece

    Lauren Parece

    Lauren began her career with us in 2011 as a veterinary technician at Bulger Veterinary Hospital. Lauren’s passion for veterinary medicine and her background in engineering…

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  • Patrick M. Welch, DVM, DACVO, MBA

    Patrick M. Welch, DVM, DACVO, MBA

    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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  • Rachael Gillis

    Rachael Gillis

    Ms. Gillis joined the Ethos Veterinary Health Creative Marketing department in May 2017 as the summer intern. Following a very successful internship, Rachael continued to…

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  • Sommer Aweidah

    Sommer Aweidah

    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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Hospital Directors(Click to expand)

  • Butch (Harold) Bastiani

    Butch (Harold) Bastiani

    Butch Bastiani joined Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital as Hospital Director in January 2018. Prior to joining Capital District, Butch had nearly 20 years of management…

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  • Kristen Frank, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

    Kristen Frank, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

    Dr. Kristen Frank is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She received her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with honors from the University of…

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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

    Jana-Pilar Gabarro

    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

    Patrick M. Welch, DVM, DACVO, MBA

    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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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

    Bronwen J. Thomas, DVM

    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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  • Butch (Harold) Bastiani

    Butch (Harold) Bastiani

    Butch Bastiani joined Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital as Hospital Director in January 2018. Prior to joining Capital District, Butch had nearly 20 years of management…

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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

    Jana-Pilar Gabarro

    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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  • Kristen Frank, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

    Kristen Frank, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

    Dr. Kristen Frank is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She received her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with honors from the University of…

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  • Lauren Parece

    Lauren Parece

    Lauren began her career with us in 2011 as a veterinary technician at Bulger Veterinary Hospital. Lauren’s passion for veterinary medicine and her background in engineering…

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  • Lonna Battles

    Lonna Battles

    Lonna Battles started with Ethos Veterinary Health in July of 2018 and is responsible for marketing all the hospitals within the Northeast region. She works…

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  • Matthew Pearson

    Matthew Pearson

    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

    Patrick M. Welch, DVM, DACVO, MBA

    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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  • Rachael Gillis

    Rachael Gillis

    Ms. Gillis joined the Ethos Veterinary Health Creative Marketing department in May 2017 as the summer intern. Following a very successful internship, Rachael continued to…

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  • Sommer Aweidah

    Sommer Aweidah

    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

    Steven Rae

    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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Medical Directors(Click to expand)

  • Kristen Frank, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

    Kristen Frank, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

    Dr. Kristen Frank is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL. She received her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with honors from the University of…

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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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  • Shelley Smith, DVM, DACVECC

    Shelley Smith, DVM, DACVECC

    Dr. Shelley Smith received her degree in veterinary medicine from Tufts University in 2007. After graduation, she completed a one-year rotating internship at Angell Animal…

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Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation 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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