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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

Betty Pyatak-Monaghan, VMD 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 attended the University of Pennsylvania […]

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, […]

Oct 08

Katharine Anneback, DVM

Katharine Anneback, DVM received her BS in animal science from Cornell University in 2005.  Prior to completing her DVM from the University of Illinois in 2009, she was a veterinary nurse at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.  She worked with Seeing Eye dogs for several years before joining AERA in October of 2018.

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 […]

Mar 21

Meredith Berger, DVM

Meredith Berger, DVM initially obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from Cornell University and later earned her Degree of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2008. After spending two years in private practice, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Berger proceeded to gain […]

Oct 02

Brian Brophy, MVB, Practice Limited to Surgery

Dr. Brian Brophy is originally from Long Island. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology from Binghamton University and then attended University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland for veterinary school. After graduating from UCD with honors in 2014, he completed a one year rotating internship in medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York. Following […]

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