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Meet the Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists team of veterinarians who deliver the most advanced emergency and critical care available, along with referral care for surgery and internal medicine, including cardiology, oncology, gastroenterology and endocrinology for dogs and cats. Our team of professionals has dedicated their lives to caring for you and your pet.
SURGERY

William B. Henry, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Henry's Bio

With decades of experience in surgical care, teaching, research and leadership, Dr. Henry is one of the country’s most prominent veterinary surgical specialists. He has worked with referring veterinarians and pet owners in New England for over 25 years.

Dr. Henry was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon completion of his residency training requirement, he passed his specialty board examination. At the time, he was one of two veterinarians, outside of a university/teaching hospital, to accomplish this goal because of his specialty credentials and expertise in the diagnosis and management of surgical disease.

Dr. Henry devotes a portion of his time to teaching, lecturing students, and publishing scientific papers. He also lectures and teaches general practitioners through national, state and local veterinary organizations.

While skilled and experienced with virtually all aspects of veterinary surgical care, Dr. Henry’s primary interests and areas of expertise include the diagnosis, medical management and surgical treatment of lameness, management of hip dysplasia, spinal disease, ear disease, complicated fracture care and knee joint injuries.

Education:

  • Ohio State University, Pre-Veterinary Medicine accelerated program, 1955-1957
  • Ohio State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cum Laude 1957-1961
  • Internship, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, 1961-1962
  • Surgical Residency, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, 1962-1965
  • Director of Surgical Services, South Shore Veterinary Associates, 1965-1995
  • Director Veterinary Services, Veterinary Centers of America, 1995-1996
  • Associate Orthopedist Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, 1975-1994
  • Clinical Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, 1980-1994

Board Certification:

  • Board certified in surgery by examination, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1968
  • Elected President, American College Veterinary Surgeons, 1981

Areas of Expertise:

  • Lameness: Diagnosis and medical and/or surgical management.
  • PENN Hip Evaluation: For juvenile hip dysplasia and mature breeding dogs.
  • Surgical Management of Hip Dysplasia: JPS surgery, TPO’s, FHO’s
  • Spinal Disease: Intervertebral Disk Disease, Cervical, Thoracolumbar and Lumbo-sacral.
  • Chronic Ear Disease: From tumors, chronic infection: Both middle and outer ear (TECA, Bullaosteotomy).
  • Management of severe or complicated fractures of limbs, pelvis and spine.
  • Correction of Hereditary Limb Abnormalities: Luxating patella and growth plate abnormalities and injuries.
  • Knee Joint Injuries: ACL and PCL, meniscal injuries and multiple ligament injuries.
  • Joint Cartilage Surface Injuries: Shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and tarsal.
  • Head and Neck surgery: Jaw fractures, Mandivulectomy, Maxilectomy, Total ear ablation, Bullae Osteotomy, Stenotic Nares, Soft Palate Resection, Laryngeal Sacculectomy.
  • Abdominal Surgery: Gastropexy, Intestinal, Uro-genital, Abdominal mass resection.

Edward Kochin, VMD, DACVS

Dr. Kochin's Bio

Dr. Kochin was born and raised in Carnegie, just south of Pittsburgh, PA. He received his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his surgical residency at the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1993, he became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Kochin’s areas of expertise include diagnosis and management of lameness, fracture management, arthroscopy, soft tissue surgery, oncologic surgery and surgical management of spinal disease.
He is also skilled in orthopedic, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic, oncologic, reconstructive, urogenital and gastrointestinal surgery.

Education:

  • 1977-1981: Pennsylvania State University – BS Animal Bioscience, Graduated with Highest Distinction
  • 1981-1985: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Ranked #1 in a class of 106, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Professional Experience:

  • 1985-1987: Limerick Veterinary Hospital, Limerick, PA
  • 1987-1988: Newark Animal Hospital, Newark, DE
  • 1988-1991: Surgical Residency, University of California at Davis
  • 1991-1995: Surgeon, South Shore Veterinary Associates, Weymouth, MA
  • 1996-2000: Surgeon, Medical Director, VCA South Shore Animal Hospital, Weymouth, MA
  • 2000-Present: Surgery Specialist, Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (1993)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Lameness: Diagnosis and medical and/or surgical treatment
  • Management of severe or complicated fractures of limbs, pelvis or spine
  • Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Cartilage Surface Injuries; shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle
  • Soft Tissue Surgery: Skin (including reconstructive surgery), ear nose and throat, cardiovascular, urogenital, respiratory, and gastrointestinal
  • Knee Injuries: Cruciate ligament injuries, Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), meniscus and multiple ligament injuries
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Correction of Hereditary Limb Abnormalities: Luxating patellas, hip dysplasia, angular limb deformities, and growth plate injuries
  • Surgical treatment and management of hip dysplasia in young and older dogs

Daniel Beaver, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Beaver's Bio

Dr. Beaver is originally from Madison, Wisconsin. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. After one year of internship at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his surgical residency at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2000, Dr. Beaver became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He was a surgeon at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Jacksonville, Florida for 5 years. During is his time in Florida, Dr. Beaver was directly involved with the training of Surgery Residency candidates in private practice. He then opened his own surgery practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while his wife, Catherine completed her surgical residency training at LSU. Dr. Beaver has experience in orthopedic, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic, oncologic, reconstructive, urogenital, and gastrointestinal surgery. When he’s not working, Dr. Beaver enjoys horseback riding, playing his guitar, fishing, and sailing.

Education:

  • 1985-1989: University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Arts – Journalism Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1989-1995: University of Wisconsin Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Madison, Wisconsin

Professional Experience:

  • 1995-1996: University of Pennsylvania, Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Philadelphia, PA
  • 1996-1999: University of Florida, Residency in Small Animal Surgery Gainesville, FL
  • 1999-2004: Affiliated Veterinary Services, Staff Surgeon Jacksonville, FL Orthopedic, Soft Tissue, Neurosurgery
  • 2004-2006: Chiron Veterinary Surgery Owner Baton Rouge, LA Mobile Veterinary Surgery Practice
  • 2006: President, Baton Rouge Veterinary Med. Assn. 

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2000)

Publications:

  • Beaver DP, et al: Risk factors affecting the outcome of surgery for atlantoaxial subluxation in dogs: (46 cases). JAVMA 216(7): 1104-1109, 2000.
  • Beaver DP, et al: Subjective and objective evaluation of interfragmentary Kirschner wires as a component of SWP composite fixation for acetabular fractures in dogs. JAAHA 36(5): 456-462, 2000.
  • Beaver DP, et al: Methylmethacrylate and bone screw repair of seventh lumbar vertebral fracture-luxations in dogs. J Small Anim Pract 37:381-6, 1996.
  • Beaver DP, et al: Mineralized OCD cartilage flap mimicking supraspinatus tendon mineralization. VCOT 8:200-202, 1995.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Arthroscopy: Minimally invasive joint surgery
  • Lameness: Diagnosis and medical and/or surgical treatment
  • Management of severe or complicated fractures of limbs, pelvis or spine
  • Soft Tissue Surgery: Skin (including reconstructive surgery), ear nose and throat, cardiovascular, urogenital, respiratory, and gastrointestinal
  • Knee Injuries: Cruciate ligament injuries, Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA), meniscus and multiple ligament injuries
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Correction of Hereditary Limb Abnormalities: Luxating patella, hip dysplasia, angular limb deformities, and growth plate injuries
  • Surgical treatment and management of hip dysplasia in young and older dogs

Abigail Mariano, VMD, DACVS-SA

Dr. Mariano's Bio

Dr. Mariano received her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, graduating magna cum laude. After that, she spent one year at the Animal Medical Center in New York City for an intensive internship in small animal medicine and surgery. She was then accepted to the competitive surgical residency at Tufts University, where she spent the next three years developing an expertise in soft tissue, neurologic, and orthopedic surgeries.

Dr. Mariano is passionate about emergency surgery. She oversees all after hours emergency surgery as Director of Emergency Surgical Training. Dr. Mariano has a strong interest in minimally invasive techniques and has attended several human and veterinary training labs in addition to her experience at Tufts. She has recently undergone additional training in endoscopy, a less invasive alternative to surgery for certain conditions.

Dr. Mariano has several publications in veterinary journals on topics including renal transplantation in cats, bladder healing after stone removal, and TPLO (knee) surgeries in dogs.

Dr. Mariano is a native of Norwell, MA and is thrilled to be back to the area with her husband, young daughters, horse, dog, and three cats.

Education:

  • 2002-2006—Dartmouth College, AB
  • 2006-2008—Tufts University, Post-Baccalaureate
  • 2008-2012—University of Pennsylvania, VMD, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Experience:

  • 2012-2013—Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, Animal Medical Center
  • 2013-2016—Small Animal Surgical Resident, Tufts University

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Areas of Expertise:

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally invasive Surgery
  • Urogenital Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Airway Surgery
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Emergency Surgical Procedures
  • Neurologic Surgery
  • Joint Injections for Arthritis
  • Endoscopy

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery:
    Dr. Mariano has a strong interest in minimally invasive procedures ranging from joint arthroscopy, thoracoscopy (chest), and laparoscopy (abdomen), and endoscopy. She has extensive experience with laparoscopic spays, liver biopsies, gastropexies, and thoracoscopic pericardectomies. Research has shown that recovery from minimally invasive procedures can be faster and more comfortable for your pet.
  • Surgical Oncology:
    Throughout her training, Dr. Mariano has found the surgical treatment of oncological tumors particularly rewarding. She is dedicated to teaming up with your veterinarian and cancer specialists to treat a wide range of cancers through a multimodality approach

Publications:

  • Mariano AD, Kudej RK, Sutherland-Smith J, Penninck D. Ultrasonographic evaluation of canine urinary bladder healing following cystotomy. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2018; 252(9): 1090-1096.
  • Mariano AD, Kowaleski MP, Boudrieau RJ. Novel TPLO Alignment Jig/Saw Guide Reproduces Freehand and Ideal Osteotomy Positions. PLoS One 2016; 11(8): doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161110.
  • Turner RC, Graham JE, Hahn S, Mariano A, McCarthy R. Infraorbital Keratin Cyst in an Umbrella Cockatoo (Cacatua alba). J of Avian Med and Surg, 2019; 33(2): 150-154.
  • Phillips H, Mariano A, Aronson LR. Preoperative clinical picture of renal transplant cats with a focus on cardiac changes and surgical outcome. Pending imminent submission for publication.
  • Raske M, Kovak-McClaran J, Mariano A. Short-term Wound Complications and Predictive Variables for Complication After Limb Amputation in Dogs and Cats. J Small Anim Pract, 2015; 56(4): 247-52.
  • Durham AC, Mariano AD, Holmes ES, Aronson L. Characterization of post transplantation lymphoma in renal transplant recipients. J Comp Pathol 2014; 150(2-3): 162-8.
  • Wormser C, Mariano A, Holmes ES, Aronson LR, Volk SW. Post-transplant malignant neoplasia associated with cyclosporine-based immunotherapy: prevalence, risk factors and survival in feline renal transplant recipients. Vet Comp Oncol. Accepted Oct 2014, ahead of print, doi: 10.1111/vco.12120.
  • Raske M, Hulse D. SwiveLock bone anchor stabilization of the cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle in dogs: Clinical outcome. Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine 2013; 3(7): 297-301.

Josh Zuckerman, VMD, DACVS-SA

Dr. Zuckerman's Bio

Dr. Zuckerman recieved his Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. He then went on to complete two internships: the first was a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. The second was a Small Animal Surgical Internship at Dallas Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center. After that, Dr. Zuckerman completed a competitive 3-year Small Animal Surgical residency program at the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in Pennsylvania. In 2019, Dr. Zuckerman became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

When he’s not in the operating room, Dr. Zuckerman enjoys playing guitar, fishing, and taking his dog to the beach.

Dr. Zuckerman is no stranger to Cape Cod. He has family here and actually began his veterinary career as a technician in our Dennis hospital!

Education:

  • 2002-2006—Bates College, BA – English
  • 2009-2013—University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, VMD

Professional Experience:

  • 2013-2014—Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Internship, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • 2014-2015—Small Animal Surgical Internship, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown, PA
  • 2016-2018—Small Animal Surgery Residency, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown, PA

Board Certification:

  • 2019—Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Areas of Expertise:

  • Orthopedic Surgery (fracture repair, musculoskeletal injuries)
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Wound Management
  • Upper & Lower Airway Surgery
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Urogenital Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (arthroscopic & laparoscopic procedures)

Publications:

  • Zuckerman JS, Dyce J, Arruda AG, Kramer CM, Ben-Amotz, R. Fibular Osteotomy to Facilitate Proximal Tibial Rotation During Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy. Vet Surg. Accepted for publication June 2018.

Julie Bennett, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Bennett's Bio

Dr. Bennett received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University here in Massachusetts. After graduation, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at West Los Angeles Medical Group. She then went on to complete her residency small animal surgery at The Animal Medical center in New York City. Dr. Bennett became a board-certified surgeon in 1995 and brings decades of experience as a surgeon, surgery director, and medical director to our team.

Dr. Bennett has a strong interest in minimally invasive procedures ranging including thoracoscopy (chest), and laparoscopy (abdomen). She has extensive experience with laparoscopic spays, liver biopsies, gastropexies, and thoracoscopic pericardiectomies. Dr. Bennett also has a strong interest in oncologic surgery and complicated wounds with reconstructive surgery.

When she’s not in the OR or working with her patients, Dr. Bennett enjoys skiing, sailing, playing ice hockey, golf, and tennis. She shares her home with four labs – Synergy, Vector, Gretzky, and Aruba and one cat named Zamboni.

Education:

  • 1984-1988: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1980-1984: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Princeton University

Professional Experience:

  • 2020-Present: Surgery Specialists, Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, Buzzards Bay, MA
  • 2001-2020: Chief of Staff, Surgery, New England Animal Medical Center, West Bridgewater, MA
  • 1993-2001: Medical Director, Director of Surgery, VCA South Shore Animal Hospital, S. Weymouth, MA
  • 1989-1992: Small Animal Surgery Resident, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 1988-1989: Intern (Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Rotating), West Los Angeles Medical Group, West Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification:

  • 1995: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Areas of Expertise:

  • Lameness: Diagnosis and medical and/or surgical treatment
  • Management of severe or complicated fractures of limbs, pelvis or spine
  • Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Cartilage Surface Injuries; elbow and knee
  • Soft Tissue Surgery: Skin (including reconstructive surgery), ear nose and throat, cardiovascular, urogenital, respiratory, and gastrointestinal
  • Knee Injuries: Cruciate ligament injuries, meniscus and multiple ligament injuries
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Correction of Hereditary Limb Abnormalities: Luxating patellas, hip dysplasia, angular limb deformities, and growth plate injuries
  • Surgical treatment and management of hip dysplasia in young and older dogs
  • Wound management and Reconstructive surgery – skin flaps and grafts
  • Minimally invasive Surgery
  • Urogenital Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Airway Surgery
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Emergency Surgical Procedures
  • Neurologic Surgery

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
    ° Thoracoscopy (chest)
    ° Laparoscopy (abdomen)
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery for complicated wounds

Publications:

  • Wallace J, Kapatkin AS, Manfra Maretta S: Dental composite for the fixation of mandibular fractures and luxations in 11 dogs and 6 cats. Vet Surg 1994; 23:190-194.
  • Wallace J, Mullen HS, Lesser MB A technique for surgical correction of peritoneal pericardial diaphragmatic hernias in dogs and cats. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 1992; 28:503-510.
  • Wallace J, Matthiesen DT, Patnaik, A: Hemimaxillectomy for the treatment of oral tumors in 69 dogs. Vet Surg 1992; 21:337-341.
  • Davis EA, Townsend FI, Bennett JW, Takacs JD, Bloch CP: Comparison of Surgically Treated Large Versus Small Intestinal Volvulus (2009-2014). Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 2016; 52:227-333.
  • Lioce CG, Davis, EC, Bennett JW, Townsend FI, Bloch CP: Scalpel blade contamination and risk of postoperative surgical site infection following abdominal incisions in dogs. BMC Res Notes 2019; 12:459.

Emergency & Critical Care

Criticalists

Louisa Rahilly, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Rahilly's Bio

Dr. Rahilly grew up in Rochester, New York. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine here in Massachusetts. She completed an internship at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center and a residency in emergency and critical care at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rahilly became board certified in by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2007. Here at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Rahilly works on the front lines, stabilizing and managing critically ill & injured pets. She uses her expertise to assist with the management of all of the cases in the ICU and helped establish the emergency and critical care residency program at CCVS. Her areas of expertise include management of severe infection, fluid therapy in critically ill animals, trauma stabilization, mechanical ventilation and pain management. When she’s not at work, Dr. Rahilly enjoys running, swimming, cooking, and rowing.

Education:

  • 1994-1998: Boston College, Bachelor of Science- Biology and Philosophy, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • 1999-2003: Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Specialty Training:

  • 2003-2004: University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center Rotating internship in small animal medicine and Surgery St. Paul, MN
  • 2004-2007: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Residency in small animal emergency and critical care Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification:

  • 2007: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sepsis
  • Fluid therapy in critically ill animals
  • Trauma
  • Respiratory disease
  • Shock and Stabilization
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Pain management

Publications:

Original Peer-reviewed Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Rahilly LJ, Keating JH and O’Toole TE. The use of Intravenous Human Immunoglobulin in treatment of Severe Pemphigus Foliaceus in a dog. J Vet Intern Med. 2006; 20: 1483-1486.
  • Rahilly LJ, Waddell LS. Placement of an Abdominal Wrap to Control Hemodynamics. NAVC Clinician’s Brief December, 2009.
  • Alberto L. Fernandez, DVM; Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC; Louisa Rahilly, DVM, DACVECC; Ahna Brutlag, DVM; Lynn Hovda, DVM, RPh, MS, DACVIM;; Kristin Engebretsen, PharmD, DABAT. The use of intravenous lipid emulsions as an antidote in toxicology: a review. J Vet Emergency and Crit Care. In Press.

Book Chapters

  • Rahilly LJ, Mandell DC. Carbon Monoxide Toxicity. In Silverstein D and Hopper K Eds. Saunder’s Manual of Critical Care Medicine for Dogs and Cats. St. Louis, MO; Elsevier; 2009: 369-373.
  • Rahilly LJ, Mandell DC. Methemoglobinemia. In Silverstein D and Hopper K Eds. Saunder’s Manual of Critical Care Medicine for Dogs and Cats. St. Louis, MO; Elsevier; 2009: 374-377.
  • Rahilly LJ. Electrolyte Evaluation. In Burkitt J Ed. Advanced Nursing and Monitoring Techniques for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. Ames, IA; Blackwell Publishing. In press.

Awards & Honors:

  • 2003 Small Animal Proficiency Award sponsored by Legacy Pharmacia, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA.
  • 2003 American Animal Hospital Association Award: Senior Student Award for Outstanding Achievement, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA.
  • 2003 Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine Academic Excellence Award, Class 2003, North Grafton, MA.
  • 2002/ Inductee of Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, Tufts University School of
  • 2003 Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA.

Karie Walton, VMD, DACVECC

Dr. Walton's Bio

Dr. Karie Walton grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and obtained her veterinary degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduation, Dr. Walton completed a rotating internship with VCA in Delaware followed by a residency in emergency and critical care here at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in 2016. After completing her residency, she joined our team as Criticalist. She is also now our Director of Nurse Training and the Director of our Residency Program. Dr. Walton became a board certified Criticalist in 2017. When she is not at work, Dr. Walton enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, playing board games, traveling, and spending time with her family (which includes two older canines).

Education:

  • 2008: BS Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences and Pennoni Honors College
  • 2012: Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine       
  • 2012-2013: Small Animal Rotating Internship, VCA Newark in Delaware
  • 2013-2016: Residency in Emergency and Critical Care, Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists Buzzards Bay, MA

Professional Experience:

  • 2005: GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA. Assistant Scientist
  • 2006: Centocor Research and Development Inc, Wayne, PA. Assistant Scientist.
  • 2007-2011: Animal Critical Care Specialty Group at Veterinary Referral Center, Malvern, PA. ES/ICU Nursing Assistant.
  • 2012-2013: VCA Newark, Newark, DE. Veterinary Intern.
  • 2013-2016: Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, Buzzards Bay, MA. Resident/ Chief Resident in emergency and critical care
  • 2016-Current: Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, Buzzards Bay, MA. Criticalist and Director of Nurse Training

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (2017)

Research:

  • Reineke E, Walton K, and Otto C. Evaluation of an oral electrolyte solution for treatment of mild to moderate dehydration in dogs with hemorrhagic diarrhea. JAVMA 2013:243(6) p 851-857.
  • Walton K and Otto CM. Feline Rodenticide Exposure: To Perform Gastrointestinal Decontamination or Not. Poster session presented at: the 18th International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium; 2012 Sep 8-12;
  • San Antonio, TX. (Pending publication)

Awards & Honors:

  • 2003-2008 AJ Drexel Academic Scholarship
  • 2004 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Academic Performance as a Freshman
  • 2008 Senior First Honors in Biological Science
  • 2014 BlackwellKing’s Critical Care Resident of the Year
  • 2015 Chief Resident at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists

Ashley Lockwood, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Lockwood's Bio

Dr. Ashley Lockwood grew up in Bloomfield, Connecticut and obtained her undergraduate degree in Veterinary Technology at Quinnipiac University in 2006. She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in 2014. Dr. Lockwood then went on to complete a Small Animal Medicine and Surgical Rotating Internship, following by an Emergency and Critical Care Residency at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Lockwood joined the Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists team in 2018 as a Criticalist and also became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care that year. Outside of her work at the hospital, Dr. Lockwood enjoys playing soccer, horseback riding, hiking, going to music festivals, and taking part in all the fun activities the fall season in New England has to offer. She has one dog named Delilah, and two cats: Marley and Fu Manchu.

Education:

  • 2002-2006: Quinnipiac University, BS, Veterinary Technology
  • 2008-2014: Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Experience:

  • 2018-Present: Criticalist, Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, Buzzards Bay, MA
  • 2015-2018: Emergency and Critical Care Residency, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • 2014-2015: Small Animal Medicine and Surgical Rotating Internship, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (2018)

Areas of Expertise & Special Interest:

  • Critical care of the acute trauma patient
  • Surgical Emergencies
  • Shock and Sepsis
  • Mechanical Ventilation

Publications:

  • Lockwood AJ, Sinnott-Stutzman VB, Mouser PJ, Tsai, SL. Azygos continuation of the caudal vena cava with segmental aneurysm, lung lobe torsion and pulmonary thromboembolism in a dog. Clin Case Rep. 2018 Feb; 6(2): 363-369.

Awards & Honors:

  • 2014 Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine: G.G. Graham Prize (Small Animal). Established in 1935 by Dr. G.G. Graham. Based on scholarship, aptitude and general adaptability in clinical small animal medicine.
    2002-2006 Quinnipiac Women’s Soccer Athletic Scholarship

Lauren Toleson, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Toleson's Bio

Dr. Toleson is a Massachusetts native and received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Toleson then attended the University of Minnesota, where she completed her veterinary medicine degree. She completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center in Connecticut before joining CCVS in 2016 to train further in emergency and critical care medicine. She’s excited to be back in her home state near the beach, family, and the Bruins!

Emergency & Critical Care

Associates

Diane Turner-Murray, DVM

Dr. Turner-Murray's Bio

Dr. Turner-Murray received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 from the University of Minnesota. Following graduation, Dr. Turner-Murray worked as a mixed animal practitioner in northern Maine treating both large and small animals. She returned to Massachusetts in 1995 and joined a small animal exclusive practice as a general practitioner. She joined the CCVS team in 2001.

Kristen Hennessy, BVSc

Dr. Hennessy's Bio

Dr. Kristen Hennessy earned her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences at Boston College in 1997. She later attended the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia where she graduated from the Veterinary Science Program with Honors in 2007. Following her studies in Australia, she worked as a small animal veterinarian in Southern Victoria before moving back to the United States in June of 2008. Upon her return, she completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Angell Animal Medical Center. Dr. Hennessy joined Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in February 2014.

Anna Brandin, DVM

Dr. Brandin's Bio

Dr. Brandin grew up in Lexington, MA. After completing undergraduate school at the University of Connecticut in 2007, she graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She went on to complete a small animal internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Colorado focusing on emergency medicine before returning home to MA and and joining Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in 2013.

Emily Picciotto, DVM

Dr. Picciotto's Bio

Dr. Picciotto grew up on the South Shore in Weymouth, MA. She graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont and later received her veterinary degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She then went back to Vermont to complete a rotating small animal internship at the only 24-hour specialty and emergency practice in the state. She is happy to be back in Massachusetts near family and the ocean.

Anna Eissenova, DVM

Dr. Eissenova's Bio

Dr. Anna Eissenova earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in 2010. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA. Following graduation, Dr. Eissenova completed a rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Eissenova joined the Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists Team in 2018.

Caitlin Kozel, MS, DVM

Dr. Kozel's Bio

Dr. Kozel joined the CCVS team in 2019 as a member of our Emergency & Critical Care Associate team! She grew up in Rhode Island and completed a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at Brandeis before going on to achieve her Masters in Reproductive Physiology at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Kozel then went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Kansas State University in 2015. After graduation, she completed a small animal medicine rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center. Dr. Kozel joins our team with a solid background in emergency medicine. Before joining CCVS in 2019, she spent three years as an ECC Associate at Alpine Animal Hospital in Washington state. She is especially interested in endoscopy for foreign body retrieval and completed a 4-day course on the procedure in 2017. Outside of the ICU, Dr. Kozel enjoys hiking, traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her pit bull mix Orca and her cat Torch.

Natasha Pakravan, DVM

Dr. Pakravan's Bio

Dr. Natasha Pakravan is an Andover native who joined the CCVS team as an ECC Associate in 2018. Dr. Pakravan earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Grafton in 2017. After that, she completed a Small Animal rotating internship at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. When she’s not working, Dr. Pakravan enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking, and spending time with her 10-year old rescued bichon mix, Pumpkin.

Morgan Myrick, DVM

Dr. Myrick's Bio

Coming soon!

Emergency & Critical Care

Residents

Gina Dinallo, DVM

Dr. Dinallo's Bio

Dr. Dinallo joined the CCVS team in 2018 as an Emergency & Critical Care Associate. She grew up in Connecticut and completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Trinity College in 2012. Dr. Dinallo went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Cornell University in 2016. Following graduation, she completed a rotating internship in Virginia and then worked as an emergency clinician in New Hampshire before joining the CCVS team. Dr. Dinallo is especially interested in emergency surgery, veterinary sports medicine, and working dogs. When she’s not at work, Dr. Dinallo enjoys field hockey, crossfit, mountain biking, snowboarding and spending time with her Australian Cattle Dog, Sydney, and her two Border Collie mixes: Vishpala aka “Squish” and Darwin!

Manju Kunchur, BVSc, MS

Dr. Kunchur's Bio

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Christina Genareo, DVM

Dr. Genareo's Bio

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CARDIOLOGY

Jean Betkowski, VMD, DACVIM

Dr. Betkowski's Bio

Dr. Betkowski earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1986, and her VMD, magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She completed her internship at AMC in New York in 1992 and her Cardiology Residency at Tufts in 1998. Dr. Betkowski was admitted to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with subspecialty of Cardiology in 1998.

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (1998)

At this time, cardiology services are only available in our Dennis hospital.

Rebecca Quinn, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Quinn's Bio
Dr. Quinn received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in 2005 and then went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Referral Center & ER Center of Connecticut. She completed her residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Texas A&M University in 2009 and her residency in Cardiology at Angell Animal Medical Center in 2012. Dr. Quinn is board certified in both Cardiology and Internal Medicine and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our talented team of specialists.

Dr. Quinn has a special interest in medical management of cardiac disease and is well versed in the management of the two most common cardiac diseases in cats and dogs, valvular heart disease, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In addition, Dr. Quinn is particularly interested in geriatric patients or those patients with cardiac disease complicated by other chronic illnesses. Specifically, feline patients with heart disease in combination with diabetes mellitus or hyperthyroidism, patients with cardiorenal syndrome (both heart disease and kidney disease), arrhythmias secondary to no-cardiac medical conditions, and pulmonary hypertension secondary to severe cardiac disease. Whether it be mild or severe, Dr. Quinn understands chronic illness is often challenging for patients as well as their families. Getting to know patients by long-term management of their medical conditions allows for a better understanding of the patient and the needs of their families.

Dr. Quinn is an Illinois native but now calls Massachusetts home. She splits her time between Boston and the Cape Cod area, enjoying all the incredible things both locations have to offer. She shares her home with three cats, Vesta Lee, Vedandi Love, and Bronco William.

Education:

  • 2009-2012: Angell Animal Medical Center, Cardiology Residency
  • 2006-2009: Texas A&M University, Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency
  • 2005-2006: Veterinary Referral & ER Center of CT, Small Animal Internship
  • 2001-2005: Tufts University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • 1996-2000: Bates College, Bachelors of Science, Biology & Biological Chemistry

Professional Experience:

  • 2020-Present: Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, Staff Cardiologist
  • 2020- Present: Oncura Partners, Teleconsultant
  • 2019-Present: Chinese School for Advanced Studies, Lecturer, Instructor
  • 2019-Present: Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Teleconsultant
  • 2014-Present: New England Aquarium, Cardiology & Internal Medicine Consultant
  • 2014: Universal Imaging, Lecturer
  • 2012-2020: Angell Animal Medical Center, Staff Cardiologist, Internist

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Cardiology (2013)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, SAIM (2009)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Medical Management of Acquired Cardiac Disease
  • Chronic degenerative valve disease
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy
  • Unclassified cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Systemic hypertension
  • Arrhythmias
  • Congestive heart failure

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Medical Management of Cardiac Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Geriatric Patients with Cardiac Disease complicated by other chronic illnesses
  • Feline patients with heart disease in combination with diabetes mellitus or hyperthyroidism
  • Patients with cardiorenal syndrome (both heart disease and kidney disease)
  • Arrhythmias secondary to no-cardiac medical conditions
  • Pulmonary hypertension secondary to severe cardiac disease

Publications:

  • Oranges M, Lindholm J, Quinn R. ECG of the month. Accepted by Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2020; publication date pending.
  • Zarin J, Quinn R (2019). ECG of the Month. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 254(10): 1159 – 1161.
  • Quinn RL (2019). Pulmonary Hypertension: A Review. In: Drobatz K, Rozanski E, Silverstein D, Hopper K, editors. The Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine 1st edition. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, pp 372 – 379
  • Quinn R (2018). The effect of diabetes on feline cardiac function. Clinician’s Brief (From Page to Patient). 5(1): 41
  • Quinn R (2017). Measuring blood pressure in cats. Clinician’s Brief (From Page to Patient). 4(9): 56 – 57.
  • Quinn RL (2017). Losartan. Clinician’s Brief (Therapeutic Snapshots). 4(2): 46 – 49.
  • Roderick K, Abelson AA, Nielsen L, Price LL, Quinn RL (2017). Evaluation of red cell distribution width as a prognostic indicator in cats with acquired heart disease, with and without congestive heart failure. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. 19(6): 648 – 656.
  • Peck C, Nielsen L, Quinn RL, Laste NJ, Price L (2016). Retrospective evaluation of the incidence and prognostic significance of spontaneous echocardiographic contrast in relation to cardiac disease and congestive heart failure in cats: 725 cases. Journal of Veterinary ECC. 26(5): 704 – 712.
  • Smith K, Rahilly L, Quinn RL (2015). Biomarkers for differentiation of causes of respiratory distress in dogs and cats: Part 1 Cardiac diseases and pulmonary hypertension. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 25(3): 311– 329.
  • Smith K, Rahilly L, Quinn RL (2015). Biomarkers for differentiation of causes of respiratory distress in dogs and cats: Part 2 Lower airway, thromboembolic, and inflammatory diseases. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 25(3): 330 – 348.
  • Hogan K, Quinn RL (2015). ECG of the Month. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 246(8): 843 – 845.
  • Simone-Freilicher E, Sullivan P, Quinn R, et al. (2015). Two cases of congestive heart failure in lizards. In: Baer CK, editor. Proc 1st Exoticscon Conference. Weatherford (TX): Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV); p. 505 – 509.
  • Fulks M, Quinn RL, Mouser P, Stiles C (2012). A challenging case: Endocarditis in a Boston terrier. Veterinary Medicine. 107(6): 264 – 269.
  • Quinn RL, Williams JG (2011). Canine pulmonary hypertension: Diagnosis and treatment. Veterinary Medicine. 106(9): 460 – 470.
  • Quinn RL, Williams JG (2011). Canine pulmonary hypertension: An in-depth review of its pathophysiology and classifications. Veterinary Medicine. 106(9): 454 – 459.
  • Cook A, Quinn R (2010). Gallbladder mucoceles in dogs. United Kingdom Veterinary Journal: Companion Animal. 15(7): 37 – 44.
  • Quinn RL, Cook A (2009). An update on gallbladder mucoceles in dogs. Veterinary Medicine. 104(4):169-176.
  • Bennett SR, Quinn RL, Telford S (2005). The prevalence and significance of canine ehrlichiosis in Columbo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Veterinary Medicine. 52: 1&2: 1-8.
  • Herzig S, Long F, Ulupi S, Hedrick S, Quinn R, Bauer A, Rudolph D, Shutz G, Yoon G, Puigserver P, Spiegalman B, Montminy M (2001). CREB regulates hepatic gluconeogenesis via the co-activator PGC-1. Nature. 413: 179-283.
  • Jones PM, Quinn RL (2000). Improved stable isotope dilution-gas chromatograph-mass spectrometry method for serum or plasma free 3-hydroxy-fatty acids and its utility for the study of disorders of mitochondrial fatty acid β-oxidation. Clinical Chemistry. 46:2:149-155.

Awards & Honors:

  • 2015: Angell Animal Medical Center Compassion Award, Angell AMC
  • 2009: Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, Texas A&M
  • 2005: Certificate in International Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
  • 2005: Sylvia Mainzer Public Health Achievement Award, Tufts University
  • 2003: Smith Kilbourne Foreign Animal Disease Scholar, Tufts University
  • 2003: NIH Student Research Fellow, Tufts University

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Marcia Aubin, DVM, MS, DACVO

Dr. Aubin's Bio

Originally from Rhode Island, Dr. Marcia L. Aubin earned her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Iowa State University in 1983 and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. After completing her veterinary studies, she worked as a general veterinary practitioner in Maine and Massachusetts.

Dr. Aubin returned to academia and completed her Master‘s Degree in Clinical Science and a residency program in ophthalmology at Colorado State University in 2001. Following her residency, Dr. Aubin practiced ophthalmology at a large veterinary specialty and referral hospital in Northern California.

A Board Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Dr. Aubin moved back to her home state of Rhode Island in 2003.

Board Certification:

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

At this time, ophthalmology services are only available in our Dennis hospital.

RADIOLOGY

Nedra Wilson, BVetMed, DACVR

Dr. Wilson's Bio

Dr. Wilson received her Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College in 2006. After that, she spent a year here on Cape Cod, completing a Small Animal rotating internship at Cape Animal Referral & Emergency (now CCVS Dennis). She was then accepted into the extremely competitive radiology residency program at Cornell University, where she also completed a clinical fellowship. In 2014, Dr. Wilson became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Dr. Wilson is especially interested in musculoskeletal imaging, ultrasound, CT, and marine mammal imaging.

When she’s not working, Dr. Wilson enjoys spending time with her family, watching ice hockey, running, swimming, and traveling.

Dr. Wilson provides radiology services to Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists on a consultation basis.

Education:

  • 2012-2013: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY: Clinical Fellowship
  • 2009-2012: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY: Diagnostic Imaging Residency
  • 2006-2007: Cape Animal Referral and Emergency, South Dennis, MA: Small Animal Rotating Internship
  • 2001-2006: The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK: BVetMed
  • 1993-1996: Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ithaca, NY: Bachelor of Science

Professional Experience:

  • 2019-Present: Radiology Consultant, Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, Buzzards Bay, MA
  • 2015-Present: Staff Radiologist, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Woburn, MA
  • 2013-2015: Staff Radiologist, Southern NH Veterinary Referral Center, Manchester, NH
  • 2007-2009: Staff Veterinarian, DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, Portland, OR

Board Certification:

  • 2014: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology

Publications:

  • P.V.Scrivani, Thompson MS, Dykes NL, Holmes NL, Southard TL, Gerdin JA and Bezuidenhout AJ.  (2011)  Relationships among subgoss anatomy, computed tomography, and histological findings in dogs with disease localized to the pulmonary acini. Vet Radiology and Ultrasound. September 15, doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2011.01881.x
  • P.V.Scrivani, J.M.Levine, N.L.Holmes, M.Furr, T.J.Divers and N.D.Cohen (2011) Observer agreement study of cervical-vertebral ratios in horses. Equine Veterinary Journal. Jul;43(4):399-403. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2010.00300.x

We have two convenient locations.

Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies. We also proudly offer premiere specialty veterinary care for your pet in close partnership with your referring veterinarian. Our specialists are board-certified in emergency & critical care, surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, and ophthalmology.

Buzzards Bay

Phone: 508-759-5125
Fax: 508-759-9861
Email: info@capecodvetspecialists.com

11 Bourne Bridge Approach
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

Dennis

Phone: 508-398-7575
Fax: 508-398-7506
Email: dennisinfo@capecodvetspecialists.com

79 Theophilus Smith Road
South Dennis, MA 02660