About Dr. Mariano
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.
2002-2006—Dartmouth College, AB
2006-2008—Tufts University, Post-Baccalaureate
2008-2012—University of Pennsylvania, VMD, Magna Cum Laude
2012-2013—Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, Animal Medical Center
2013-2016—Small Animal Surgical Resident, Tufts University
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
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.
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
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.