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Driven, committed, engaging, observant and collaborative. Exceptional communication and case management skills with focus on delivery of gold standard care in an honest, caring and practical manner. Long term goals include being an active member of a the veterinary dermatology research community, providing consultation services to general practitioners, and lecturing on important topics in veterinary medicine both locally and globally. Prior professional experience includes fiscal, operational and personnel management. 

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Veterinary Specialist - Dermatology 
Angell Animal Medical Center, Waltham, MA 

​September 2020 - present

 

I am the full-time veterinary dermatologist serving the Greater Boston area at a state of the art veterinary hospital in Waltham, MA. I provide all aspects of veterinary care for pets with skin and ear conditions including counseling, medication selection and management, intradermal and serum-based allergy testing, targeted allergen-specific immunotherapy prescriptions, skin biopsy and histopathology, advanced diagnostics for ear disease to include CT scan and video otoscopy, cryotherapy, and testing for endocrine-based skin disease. 

 

 

Veterinary Specialist - Dermatology 
San Francisco Veterinary Specialists - San Francisco, CA
Animal Care Center of Sonoma County - Rohnert Park, CA

​August 2018 - August 2020

 

Provided advanced, personalized, and collaborative care for dogs and cats in San Francisco and the North Bay Area of California. Treated over 600 unique patients between two practices in two years. 
 

 

Resident - Veterinary Dermatology 
Veterinary Healing Arts - East Greenwich, RI 
Animal Dermatology Group ® - Tustin, CA 
​July 2015 - July 2018

Three year residency program to develop ​the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve board certification with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD). Collaborated with dermatology residents at Brown University, studied histopathology with mentors at Tufts University, and developed speaking and organization skills while preparing for didactic lectures and boards preparation. 

 

Intern - Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
Angell Animal Medical Center - Boston, MA 
​June 2014 - July 2015

Excelled in fast-paced emergency and specialty hospital environment with annual case load of 65,000. Directly managed over 1,500 unique emergency cases during internship period with dedication, efficiency and empathy. Achieved proficiency in triage, physical examination, medical record management, and both hospitalized and outpatient care. Developed strong understanding of referral network and specialty capabilities; collaborative case management. 

 

Director - Animal Care and Adoption Center 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) - Boston, MA 
​March 2006 - July 2010 

Managed all operations of open-admission animal shelter with annual small animal intake of over 6,700. Thrived in an environment where I was challenged to resolve conflict, problem-solve and make decisions under pressure. Developed and administered $1.2M operating budget; maintained focus on revenue generation and efficiency. Directly supervised and trained 14 employees and 450 volunteers; maintained professional and safe work environment. 

 

Assistant Manager - Animal Care and Adoption Center
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) - Boston, MA 
September 2005 - March 2006 

Managed Adoption Center during a multi-million-dollar capital campaign, building expansion and staff increase. Focused on positivity, community engagement, and staff development.

 

Program Coordinator - Phinney's Friends 
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) - Boston, MA 
March 2004 - September 2005 

Case manager for more than 400 HIV+ clients and their companion animals. Aimed to preserve the human-animal bond by providing funding, hands-on care and volunteer engagement for those in the program. Administered and improved volunteer involvement with the program; over 200 active volunteers enrolled. 

 

Animal Care and Adoption Counselor
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) - Brockton, MA 
Animal Care and Adoption Counselor I and II, May 2003-March 2004, Summer 1998-2002

This is where it all began. It was at this animal shelter where I developed a strong interest in community service, shelter medicine, problem solving and effective communication.  

Education
Tufts University
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Honors
​2010 - 2014

 

Tufts University 
Bachelors of Arts, Philosophy 
Magna Cum Laude 
​1999 - 2003

Noble and Greenough School 
High school diploma
1993-1999