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Meet our team of veterinary specialists who deliver the most advanced emergency and critical care available, plus referral care for surgery and internal medicine, including cardiology, oncology, gastroenterology and endocrinology for dogs and cats in the Cape Cod area.

Surgery
Edward Kochin VMD  
Edward Kochin, VMD, DACVS
Board-Certified: American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Kochin earned his veterinary degree from the UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his surgical residency at the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. His areas of expertise include diagnosis and management of lameness, fracture management, arthroscopy, soft tissue surgery, oncologic surgery and surgical management of spinal disease. See Dr. Kochin's full credentials and educational background here.


 
  “I love my job. Veterinary surgery is always evolving and I thrive on the challenge of staying up to date on the latest techniques. In this way I This allows me to get the best results, in the most comfortable way possible for my patients. I feel extremely fortunate to work at this first class facility surrounded by the beauty of the Cape area. I spend my free time with my family outdoors, or on the water, or tending to our yellow Lab, orange cat, horses and chickens.”  
Daniel Beaver DVM  
Daniel Beaver, DVM, DACVS
Board-Certified: American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Dr. Beaver earned his DVM in his hometown at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed a rotating internship at UPenn and a surgical residency at the University of Florida. During is his time in Florida, Dr. Beaver was directly involved with training of Surgery Residency candidates in private practice. He is a regular contributor to the Cape Cod Veterinary Specialist continuing education program, leading CE courses on various topics in surgery for practicing veterinarians. Dr. Beaver's areas of expertise include arthroscopy, diagnoses and management of lameness, fracture care, soft tissue surgery and advanced oncologic, neurologic and orthopedic surgery. See Dr. Beaver’s credentials, experience and research publications here.


Emergency / Critical Care
Louisa Rahilly DVM  
 
  "My specialty, emergency and critical care, puts me in a position of being able to contribute in a truly significant way to the vital care of animals during life threatening situations. I am also deeply committed to supporting and guiding my patient's owners during these critical times. I love my job at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, because all of my fellow doctors and employees are hard working, smart, compassionate people who are truly dedicated to a high standard of medicine and care for our patients and their owners. I am proud of our residency program because it creates an atmosphere of constant learning and improvement in order to deliver the best care possible. I spend my spare time with my family, outdoors and cooking."  
Louisa Rahilly, DVM, DACVECC
Board-Certified: American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Rahilly earned her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her residency training in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. In the Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists emergency and critical care department, Dr. Rahilly is on the front lines, stabilizing and managing critically ill and injured pets . She uses her expertise to assist with the management of all of the cases in the CCVS ICU and helped establish the emergency and critical care residency at CCVS. Her areas of expertise include management of severe infection, fluid therapy in critically ill animals, trauma stabilization, mechanical ventilation and pain management.

See Dr. Rahilly's complete credentials, awards and research here.


Virginia Sinnott DVM  
 
  "I have always been interested in caring for the sickest pets, because I feel I can do the most good for them, particularly with my critical care expertise. When a pet is critically injured or in a life-threatening health crisis, pet owners need my attention, too. I realize how stressful it can be to make decisions during a difficult time, so I do everything I can to help. I give a realistic appraisal of their petís situation and offer my guidance based on my experience. Straightforward information, delivered with empathy and compassion, makes it easier for pet owners to get their pets the care they need.”  
Virginia Sinnott, DVM, DACVECC
Board-Certified: American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Sinnott is a graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her Emergency and Critical Care residency at University of Pennsylvania, where she was the recipient of the Intern Mentor Award for outstanding teaching and mentoring. Dr. Sinnott is also a former recipient of the American Association of Feline Practitioners award for Outstanding Interest and Ability in Feline Medicine and Surgery. See Dr. Sinnott's complete credentials, awards and research here.

See Dr. Sinnott's complete credentials, awards and research here.


Dr Shana O'Marra  
Shana O'Marra DVM, Diplomate, ACVECC

Dr. O’Marra graduated from Tufts Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, she completed a rotating internship in Denver, CO before returning to Tufts to complete a residency in Emergency and Critical Care. After completing her residency, Dr. O’Marra returned to Denver to practice as Director of Emergency and Critical Care and Intern Director for three years. She has recently returned home to Massachusetts to join the Critical Care team at CCVS. Dr. O’Marra’s research has been on coagulation and platelet disorders, and she has a special interest in sepsis, trauma and transfusion medicine.

See Dr. O'Marra's complete credentials, awards and research here.

 

Internal Medicine
Tara Lampman, DVM  
Tara Lampman, DVM, DACVIM
Board-Certified: American College of Veterinary Surgeons

DR. Tara Lampman received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2005. She performed an internship in Escondido, CA then stayed on an additional year to work as an emergency veterinarian. Tara went on to complete a small animal internal medicine residency in Maitland, FL and was boarded in 2010. Prior to joining CCVS, Dr. Lampman practiced medicine at a New Hampshire specialty hospital. Dr. Lampman enjoys all areas of internal medicine but she has special interests in immune mediated, renal, and gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Lampman has extensive experience and training in endoscopy with professional experience received during her residency and in daily practice. She also attended Renal Week at the Animal Medical Center in New York, which gave her additional information on renal disease and dialysis. Her peer-reviewed paper on transitional cell carcinoma in dogs will be published in November 2012.

See Dr. Lampman's complete credentials, awards and research here.


Kenneth Palladino, DVM  
Kenneth "PJ" Palladino, Jr., DVM

Dr Palladino received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. He served as an emergency veterinarian in West Islip, NY before completing his residency in small animal internal medicine in West Islip in July 2012. Dr. Palladino has extensive experience with ultrasound for small animals and is currently pursuing publication for his paper examining the role of zinc toxicosis in anemia. A native of Weymouth, MA, Dr. Palladino is delighted to return to the region where he was born and raised.

See Dr. Palladino's complete credentials, awards and research here.


Emergency Room Associates

Diane Murray, DVM  
Diane Turner-Murray, DVM

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.


Cathleen O'Donnell, DVM  
Cathleen O’Donnell, DVM

Dr. O'Donnell grew up in Reading, Mass, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She then, worked in the surgical research department as a research assistant at the New England Medical Center (now Tufts Medical Center) for 3 years. After graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, (Go Gators!), she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Illinois in 2002, and has worked at CCVS for the past 8 years. Dr. O'Donnell currently resides in Plymouth, MA with her cats Boo, Scout, and Monty, guinea pig Timmy and chinchilla Maxwell.


Anna Bandin, DVM  
Anna Brandin, DVM

Dr. Brandin grew up in Lexington MA, and after completing undergraduate school at UCONN went to Tufts for veterinary school. She has returned to MA after spending the last two years in CO first at a small animal internship focusing on emergency medicine and then as an associate ER doctor.


Kristen Hennessy, BVSc  
Kristen Hennessy, BVSc

Dr. Kristen Hennessy earned her Bachelors 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.


Residents
Michelle Fulks, DVM  
Michelle Fulks, DVM

Dr. Michelle Fulks grew up in sunny Arizona. She did her undergraduate education at the University of Arizona and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences. She moved to the East Coast to complete a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston prior to pursuing an Emergency and Critical Care Residency. Her interests include emergency stabilization and surgical emergencies.


Elizabeth P. Martin, VMD  
Elizabeth P. Martin, VMD

Dr. Martin grew up in sunny and humid Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her undergraduate education at Bryn Mawr College, outside of Philadelphia, and stayed in the area to receive her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She moved back to Atlanta for her internship year at the Georgia Veterinary Specialists prior to starting an Emergency and Critical Care Residency here at CCVS. Her clinical interests include coagulation disorders and endocrine emergencies.


Glynis McCorkle, DVM  
Glynis McCorkle, DVM

Dr. McCorkle spent her formative years in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, completing her animal science undergraduate program at the University of TN, Knoxville in 2006. After earning her doctorate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, she proceeded into a specialty emergency and critical care internship at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland Oregon. Her clinical interests include management of trauma patients, pediatrics, and toxicology.


Karie Walton, VMD  
Karie Walton VMD

Dr. Walton grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in psychology. She then earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Newark in Delaware. Her clinical interests include respiratory disease, severe infection, and polytrauma.


Client Liaisons
Barbara Newman  
Barbara Newman
Emergency Client Liaison

Barbara joined the practice in July of 2002 working as a general practice veterinary technician. Looking for a change and more challenging position she joined the emergency team in 2007 and remained there until recently when there was a need for a new emergency liaison with veterinary experience. Accepting this position she was able to work with the two things she enjoys most, animals and the owners who love them. Barbara lives happily with her husband, niece and furry family, Gus a yellow lab, Midge an English Mastiff and 3 cats, Rubby, Sedgewick and Francine Fishpaw. In her spare time she enjoys bicycling, hiking and spending quality time with her family.


Melissa Root  
Melissa Root
Surgery and Internal Medicine Client Liaison

Melissa joined our practice as a receptionist in December 2000. She was later promoted to surgical liaison. Melissa grew up throughout the East Coast in a military family, deciding to settle down in Massachusetts. She is the mother of three children, a dog named Kramer, a guinea pig named Coco and a rabbit named George.

"I truly love my job as Surgery and Internal Medicine Client Liaison. I love that I can be there for a client who is apprehensive about taking care of a surgical patient and reassuring an owner who is worried."

Department Heads
Trina Bellinger  
Trina Bellinger, CVT
Surgery Department Head

Trina has been with Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists for 5 years and has been managing the surgery department since 2007. She transitioned to the veterinary field in 2003 after a 10 year career in human medicine as an Emergency Medical Technician. Trina received her Veterinary Technician Certification in 2006 and is currently working toward her Veterinary Technician Specialty Certification in Surgery.

"I truly enjoy being a part of such a talented surgery team and making a difference in the lives of pets and their owners."


Christel Tavares  
Christel Tavares
Emergency & Critical Care Nursing Department Head

Christel has a varying background having grown up in a farming community in Vermont and working as a veterinary technician in many capacities there. Looking to be near the water she moved to this area to manage dive teams on and off shore for local universities. She chose to return to veterinary medicine in 2006 at CCVS. The transition to join the management team at CCVS was natural two years later. She has a deep appreciation for the importance of animals as family members and their human's need to care for them properly. In addition to interests in Business and Management Christel is very interested in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound care. Christel lives with her husband, stepsons, Yellow Labrador Cora, Spotted Cat Gizmo and Crested Gecko Drake.


 

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Louisa Rahilly, DVM
Board-Certified: American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Dr. Rahilly grew up in Rochester, New York.  She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.  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.  She is proficient in stabilization and management of critically ill or injured animals.  She also 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 AND 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.


Virginia Sinnott, DVM, DACVECC
Board-Certified: Emergency and Critical Care

EDUCATION:
• May 2003: Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
• June 1999:  Bachelor’s of Arts, Chemistry, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

SPECIALTY TRAINING:
• 2006-2009: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Resident, Emergency and Critical Care
• 2003-2004: Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency, Tucson, AZ Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

BOARD CERTIFICATION:
• 2009: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

AWARDS:
• Recipient of the University of Pennsylvania, Intern Mentor Award presented by the intern class to a current resident for outstanding teaching and mentoring, May 2009.
• Recipient of the SurgiVet anesthesia award for “Outstanding Proficiency in Clinical Anesthesia”, May 2003.
• Recipient of the American Association of Feline Practitioners award for “Outstanding Interest and Ability in Feline Medicine and Surgery”, May 2003.

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH:
Retrospective Evaluation of Thromboelastography in Critically Ill Canine with Immune-Medicated Hemolytic Anemia: Evaluated Thromboelastograms of 39 dogs with a diagnosis of IMHA. Compared Coagulation Index as R, K, angle, and MA values with survival and traditional coagulation values (PT, PTT, Platelet count). An association was found between a normal Coagulation Index (-4 to4) and a poorer outcome. Abstract presented at the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Symposium in Phoenix September 18, 2008, resident abstract session.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
• Coagulation
• Sepsis
• Trauma
• Hematologic and bleeding disorders
• Pain management
• Anesthesia of critically ill animals


Daniel Beaver, DVM
Board-Certified: American College of Veterinary Surgeons

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. 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. He also 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 Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), meniscus and multiple ligament injuries
• Oncologic Surgery
• Correction of Hereditary Limb Abnormalities: Luxating patella, hip dysplasia, angular limb deformities, and growth plate injuries
• Spinal Disease: Disc ruptures causing paralysis or weakness, lumbosacral disease
• Surgical treatment and management of hip dysplasia in young and older dogs


Edward Kochin, VMD
Board-Certified: American College of Veterinary Surgeons

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. He 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 is proficient in orthopedic, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic, oncologic, reconstructive, urogenital and gastrointestinal surgery.

• 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: Medical Director, Surgery Specialist, Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists

CREDENTIALS
• 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 Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), meniscus and multiple ligament injuries
• Oncologic Surgery
• Correction of Hereditary Limb Abnormalities: Luxating patellas, hip dysplasia, angular limb deformities, and growth plate injuries
• Spinal Disease: Disk ruptures causing paralysis or weakness, lumbo sacral disease
• Surgical treatment and management of hip dysplasia in young and older dogs


Tara Elizabeth Lampman, DVM, DACVIM
Board-Certified: American College of Veterinary Surgeons

EDUCATION
• 2001-2005: Michigan State University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI
• 2003: AO-ASIF Association for the Study of Internal Fixation, Principles in Surgical Fixation of Fractures Certification, Columbus, OH
• 2007: Ontario Veterinary College, Companion Animal Endoscopy Seminar and Wet Lab, Guelph, Canada
• 2008: Renal Week, New York, NY
• 1997-2001: College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Biology and Psychology, Baltimore, MD 21210

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
• 2010- 2012: Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialist, Southern New Hampshire Veterinary Referral Hospital, Manchester, NH
• 2007-2010: Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland, FL
• 2006-2007: Emergency Veterinarian, Animal Urgent Care and Specialty Group, Escondido, CA
• 2005-2006: Small Animal Internship, Animal Urgent Care and Specialty Group, Escondido, CA
• 2003- 2004: Michigan State University, Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Shadowing

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS
• American Veterinary Medical Association, Member (2002- present)
• American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Member (2007- present)
• Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, Member (2006, 2008-present)
• American Association of Feline Practitioners, Member (2012)

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
• Lampman TL, Randell SR. Transitional cell carcinoma in dogs: demographics, risk factors, diagnosis, and staging. Compendium. Accepted in November for publication.
• Lampman, TL, Randell SR. Transitional cell carcinoma in dogs: treatment and prognosis. Compendium.  Accepted in November for publication.
• Pickworth WB, Berlin J, Fackett (Lampman) T, et al. Influence of menthol flavoring on standard and placebo (denicotinized) cigarettes. Soc Neuroscience (Abstracts) 2000.

PRESENTATIONS
• Canine Hyperadrenocorticism: Making life a little less cushie, Continuing Education for Referring Veterinarians, May 2011
• Update on the genetics and diagnosis of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Residency Seminar, December 2009
Proteinuria, Residency seminar, July 2009
• Copper hepatopathy: pathophysiology and diagnosis, Residency seminar, Dec 2008
• Inflammatory bowel disease, Residency seminar, July 2008
• Pulmonary hypertension, Residency seminar, April 2008
• New developments in transitional cell carcinoma, Residency seminar, Aug 2007
• How gender stereotypes influence college women’s perception of men and women, Poster presentation, Eastern Psychological Convention, Baltimore, MD

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
• 2008-2010: Resident teaching rounds, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists


Kenneth Joseph Palladino, Jr., DVM

EDUCATION
• 2004: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
• 2007: West Farm, St. Kitts, West Indies, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Magna Cum Laude
• 2006: University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine
• 2007: St. Paul, Minnesota 55108, 4th Year Clinical Rotations
• 1995-1999: Long Island University, Southampton Bachelor of Science, Marine Science Biology, L. I., NY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
• 2009–2012: Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, The Veterinary Center of Long Island, West Islip, NY
• 2008–2009: Small Animal Internship, The Veterinary Center of Long Island, West Islip, NY
• 2008: Emergency Doctor, The Veterinary Center of Long Island, West Islip, NY
• 2002–2004: Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist, Olde Towne Animal Hospital, Southampton, NY
• 2000–2002: Veterinary Assistant, South Shore Animal Hospital, South Weymouth, MA
• 1997–200: Veterinary Assistant, Olde Towne Animal Hospital, Southampton, NY

PUBLICATIONS
• Palladino Jr., K., Fondacaro, J., Hillock, S. A review of zinc toxicosis with comparison of weight to anemia.  Manuscript is in review for publication.

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
• June 2008-present: Long Island Veterinary Medical Association
• September 2007- present: AVMA
• 2004-2007: Student American Veterinary Medical Association
• 2004–2005: Class Representative in Student Government at Ross University
• 2005–2006: Vice President in Student Government at Ross University
• 2006–2006: Small Animal Surgery Teacher’s Assistant
• 1994: Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America


Shana O’Marra, DVM
Board-Certified: American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

EDUCATION:
• 1993-1995: Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Associate of the Arts, Great Barrington, MA
• 1995-1997: Oberlin College, Bachelor of the Arts - Neuroscience
• 2002-2006: Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

SPECIALTY TRAINING:
• 2006-2007:  Alameda East Veterinary Hospital - Rotating internship in small animal medicine and Surgery; Denver, CO
• 2007-2010:  Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine/Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties - Residency in Emergency and Critical Care; North Grafton, MA and Walpole, MA

BOARD CERTIFICATION:
• 2010:   Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
• 2010-2013:  VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Director of Emergency and Critical Care Services, Intern Director, Denver, CO

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
• Coagulation and platelet disorders
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
• Sepsis
• Trauma
• Shock and Stabilization
• Mechanical ventilation
• Pain management

PUBLICATIONS
• Worksheet author, RECOVER initiative.
Rozanski EA, Rush JE, Buckley JG, Fletcher DJ, Boller M, the RECOVER Advanced Life
Support Domain Worksheet Authors. RECOVER evidence and knowledge gap analysis on
veterinary CPR. Part 4: Advanced life support. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2012, 22:S44–S64.

• O’Marra SK, Shaw S, DeLaforcade AM. Investigating hypercoagulability during treatment for
immune-mediated thrombocytopenia: a pilot study. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2012; 22:126-30.
Selected for IVECCs Year in Review 2012

• O’Marra SK, DeLaforcade AM, Shaw S. Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia in the dog: 73
cases (2002-2008). J Am Vet Med Assoc 2011; 238:346-52.

• Taeymans O, O’Marra SK. Imaging diagnosis--acquired goitrous hypothyroidism following
treatment with trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole. Vet Rad Ultrasound 2009; 50:442-444.

• O’Marra SK, McCormick CK. Organization and connections of the dorsal descending nucleus
and other presumed acoustic areas in the brainstem of the teleost fish, Astronotus ocellatus.
Hearing Research 1999; 129: 7-19.

 

 
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