IVG MetroWestVeterinary 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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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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Compounding Pharmacist(Click to expand)

  • Justin A. McDowell, RPh, FACVP

    Justin McDowell, RPh, FACVP

    Justin McDowell received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy (1998) from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, MA, and completed a fellowship at the…

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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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  • 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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  • 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)

  • Katie Sakakeeny, DVM, DACVECC

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    Dr. Katie Sakakeeny graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and completed an internship at Tufts University the following year. …

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Emergency Veterinarians(Click to expand)

  • Carl F. Agnello, DVM

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    Dr. Carl Agnello graduated from Michigan State University Veterinary School in 2001, this was followed by a small animal internship at Angell Western New England…

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  • Forbert Kaluba, DVM

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    Dr Forbert Kaluba graduated form the University of Zambia in Southern Africa in 2003. He practiced veterinary medicine in the region before moving to the…

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  • Nir Ben-Ari, DVM

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    Dr. Ben-Ari grew up in the Metrowest area and after high school spent 3 years in the air force. He obtained his bachelors degree from…

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  • Rosa Yip, DVM

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    Dr. Yip is a native New Englander, having grown up in the suburbs outside of Boston. She believes her role as a veterinarian is to…

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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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  • Suzanne Taylor, DVM

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    Dr. Suzanne Taylor completed her undergraduate training at Ithaca College. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University. She went on to complete…

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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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Hospital Directors(Click to expand)

  • Gary Kalajian

    Gary Kalajian

    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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Internists(Click to expand)

  • Hathaway Fiocchi, DVM, DACVIM

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    Dr. Fiocchi received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College in 2004 and after working on environmental policy returned to school and ultimately receive a Doctorate…

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  • Kenneth Palladino, DVM, (Practice Limited to Internal Medicine)

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    Dr. Palladino received a Bachelor of Marine Science Biology from Southampton College of Long Island University. After working at a local animal hospital he elected…

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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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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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  • 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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  • Gary Kalajian

    Gary Kalajian

    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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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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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  • 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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Ophthalmologists(Click to expand)

  • Nick Cassotis, DVM, DACVO

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    Dr. Cassotis graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1993. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in…

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Radiologists(Click to expand)

  • Amanda Masciarelli, DVM (Practice limited to Radiology)

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    Dr. Masciarelli grew up in southern Maine. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Animal Science – Pre Veterinary Medicine,…

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  • David M. Schmidt, DVM, DACVR

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    Dr. Schmidt graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology. He then attended veterinary school at…

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Specialists(Click to expand)

  • Amanda Masciarelli, DVM (Practice limited to Radiology)

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    Dr. Masciarelli grew up in southern Maine. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Animal Science – Pre Veterinary Medicine,…

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  • 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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  • David M. Schmidt, DVM, DACVR

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    Dr. Schmidt graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology. He then attended veterinary school at…

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  • Hathaway Fiocchi, DVM, DACVIM

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    Dr. Fiocchi received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College in 2004 and after working on environmental policy returned to school and ultimately receive a Doctorate…

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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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  • Katie Sakakeeny, DVM, DACVECC

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    Dr. Katie Sakakeeny graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and completed an internship at Tufts University the following year. …

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  • Kenneth Palladino, DVM, (Practice Limited to Internal Medicine)

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    Dr. Palladino received a Bachelor of Marine Science Biology from Southampton College of Long Island University. After working at a local animal hospital he elected…

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  • Michael Karlin, DVM, MS, DACVS- Large Animal, DACVS- Small Animal

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    Dr. Karlin graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. He went on to complete an internship at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical…

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  • Nick Cassotis, DVM, DACVO

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    Dr. Cassotis graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1993. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University in…

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  • Nicole Amato, DVM, DACVS

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    Dr. Nicole Amato is a graduate of Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Her clinical training began as an small animal rotating…

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Surgeons(Click to expand)

  • Michael Karlin, DVM, MS, DACVS- Large Animal, DACVS- Small Animal

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    Dr. Karlin graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. He went on to complete an internship at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical…

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  • Nicole Amato, DVM, DACVS

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    Dr. Nicole Amato is a graduate of Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Her clinical training began as an small animal rotating…

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IVG MetroWest

5 Strathmore Road,
Natick, MA 01760

Telephone:
508.319.2117

Fax:
508.319.2118

Hospital Hours
Emergency: 24 hr/day, 7 days/wk
Specialty Services: Mon - Fri

Driving Directions

24 Hour Emergency & Specialty

Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital

Latham, NY 12110
518.785.1094

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IVG MetroWest

Natick, MA 01760
508.319.2117

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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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