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Jan 10

Michael Palescandolo, DVM

Michael Palescandolo, DVM, received his BS from Fairleigh Dickenson University in 1974, followed by his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Bologna in 1979. After graduation, he worked full time in a local family veterinary practice while also working part time at the newly established Emergency Veterinary Group—the predecessor to AERA. Understanding the […]

Jan 10

Betty Pyatak-Monaghan, VMD Diplomate, ABVP
(Canine and Feline)

Betty Pyatak-Monaghan, VMD Diplomate, ABVP (Canine and Feline), received her BS in Biology from Montclair State University in 1982. While working in a different industry, she decided to get a taste of veterinary medicine by volunteering at AERA (then known as the Emergency Veterinary Group) in 1984. Realizing that she had found her calling, she […]

Jan 10

Renée Alsarraf, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Renée Alsarraf, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), became the Director of Veterinary Cancer Services at AERA in 2002. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 1991. During her years as a student she established the university’s Pet Loss Support Group, which continues to help bereaved pet owners today. After receiving her Doctorate, […]

Jan 17

Stephanie Austin, BASc

Dr. Stephanie Austin received her Bachelor of Applied Science, Majoring in Veterinary Technology from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2006 and was valedictorian of her class.  She then received her Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Murdoch University, Australia in 2011.  After moving to the United States, she […]

Mar 21

Suzy Arrington, CPDT-KA

Suzy Arrington, CPDT-KA is a certified trainer that joined the Behavior Clinic of AERA after working at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, where she was the only full-time trainer who led both the public and shelter dog training classes. She also taught a successful reactive/aggressive dog training class where she worked directly with owners on […]

Oct 27

Caitlin M. Bell, DVM

Caitlin M. Bell, DVM, received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from East Carolina University in 2011. She went on to earn a Degree of Veterinary Medicine at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 after completing her clinical year at Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bell then completed a small animal rotating internship […]

Mar 21

Michali Berenstein, DVM

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY; Michali Berenstein, DVM studied environmental science at Barnard College, Columbia University, and later went on to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University. She completed a small animal rotating internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in New York and worked as an emergency veterinarian in Staten […]

Jan 10

Michael H. Brown, DVM, MS, DACVO

Michael H. Brown, DVM, MS, DACVO received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1992 and then participated in a small animal internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. After returning to Kansas State University for a comparative ophthalmology residency, he received a Master of Science degree for his […]

Mar 21

Susan Chun, DVM

Susan Chun, DVM  received her Degree of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  After graduation, she spent four years in mixed animal practice followed by four years in general practice.  At that time, she found her passion in emergency medicine and has been practicing both emergency medicine and surgery for […]

Jan 10

Donna Coogan, DVM

Donna Coogan, DVM, did her undergraduate work at the University of Rochester and then went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2000. Dr. Coogan completed an internship at Oklahoma State University in 2001. She spent five years at another emergency practice before joining the staff at AERA as a […]

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