Boston West Veterinary Emergency and SpecialtyVeterinary 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)

    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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  • Lonna Battles

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    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

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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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  • 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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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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  • Samuel Stewart, DVM, DACVECC

    Samuel Stewart, DVM, DACVECC

    Dr. Sam Stewart is originally from the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Binghamton University in…

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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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  • Meghan A. Fleming, DVM (Practice Limited to Diagnostic Imaging)

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    Dr. Fleming graduated from Northeastern University. She then attended veterinary school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts….

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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)

  • Lauren Parece

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    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

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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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  • Rachael Gillis

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    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

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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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Hospital Directors(Click to expand)

  • Marissa Ann Pirkey, BS, RLATG, CM

    Marissa joined Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty as Hospital Director in April of 2018. Her lifelong passion for extraordinary patient care and exceptional client…

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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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  • Pedro Bento, DVM, DACVIM

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    Dr. Bento was born and raised on the Southwest coast of Portugal. He obtained his DVM and Master’s degree in 2008 from Escola Universitaria Vasco…

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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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  • 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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  • Lauren Parece

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    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

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    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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  • Marissa Ann Pirkey, BS, RLATG, CM

    Marissa joined Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty as Hospital Director in April of 2018. Her lifelong passion for extraordinary patient care and exceptional client…

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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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  • Rachael Gillis

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    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

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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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  • 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)

  • Kristen Gervais, DVM, MS, DACVO

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    Dr. Kristen Gervais is a native of central Massachusetts. She completed her undergraduate degree in biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2007, and received her…

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Radiologists(Click to expand)

  • 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)

  • 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)

    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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  • Kristen Gervais, DVM, MS, DACVO

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    Dr. Kristen Gervais is a native of central Massachusetts. She completed her undergraduate degree in biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2007, and received her…

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  • Pedro Bento, DVM, DACVIM

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    Dr. Bento was born and raised on the Southwest coast of Portugal. He obtained his DVM and Master’s degree in 2008 from Escola Universitaria Vasco…

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  • Samuel Stewart, DVM, DACVECC

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    Dr. Sam Stewart is originally from the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Binghamton University in…

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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

Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty

Natick, MA 01760
508.319.2117

Directions

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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