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Meet Our Newest Radiologist!

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Dr. Ava Nowak is the newest addition to the VRC Radiology department!

Dr. Nowak grew up in New Jersey and attended the University of Delaware for her undergraduate degree. She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey, a diagnostic imaging specialty internship in San Diego California, followed by a diagnostic imaging residency at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.  Although Dr. Nowak loves all imaging modalities, she especially enjoys CT and radiography.

Meet Our New Neurologist!

Gaemia Tracy, DVM, Practice Limited to Neurology is the newest addition to the VRC team.

Dr. Tracy worked at a large veterinary emergency and referral hospital in New Jersey before joining VRC in 2020. Dr. Tracy’s interests include IVDD treatment and management, Atlantoaxial instability management, management of inflammatory CNS disease, and seizure management.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Tracy!

After Suffering From A Fractured Spine, This Puppy Learns To Walk With Help From A Rehab Nurse

On March 14th, 2020, little Sharkie was rescued from a puppy mill and brought to VRC. He was unable to walk and could not stand without falling over. After running diagnostics, it was discovered that Sharkie was suffering from a fractured spine. Luckily, VRC’s Physical Rehabilitation nurse, Ash, took Sharkie in as a foster and started working with him to gain his strength and learn to walk.

Over the course of several weeks, Sharkie has grown much stronger thanks to Ash’s rehabilitation skills. From cones and cavalettis to an underwater treadmill and tennis balls, Sharkie is mastering it all.

Update (5/21/2020): Nurse Ash officially adopted Sharkie and welcomed him into her home!

 

Meet Our Newest Criticalist!

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Jennifer Savini is the newest criticalist at VRC. She joins John Anastasio, DVM, DACVECC, Karen D’Lauro, DVM, Sara Fatula, VMD, Paul McGough, DVM, Elaine Perez, DVM, Christina Rotoloni, DVM, and Jennifer West, VMD as a member of our Emergency & Critical Care Department.

Her services include:
• Blood transfusion therapy
• Central line placement
• Monitoring of blood gases
• Targeted fluid therapy & balanced electrolyte management
• Cardiac resuscitation, defibrillation, post-resuscitation care
• Continuous cardiac monitoring
• Respiratory case management
• Drainage of chest fluids
• Nutrition via feeding tube
• Management of critical post-op patients

More about Dr. Savini:

Dr. Jennifer Savini, DVM, Practice Limited to Critical Care grew up in Malvern. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from NYU in 2006. She then went on to veterinary school at the University of Missouri where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship, emergency and critical care internship, and emergency and critical care residency at the University of Pennsylvania, finishing in 2015. Since 2015, she worked in a private practice specialty hospital in Mount Laurel, NJ.

Dr. Savini’s clinical interests include trauma, respiratory disorders, and toxicities. She enjoys traveling, and plays videogames and reads in her spare time.