We don’t come in to work to collect a paycheck. We wake up in the morning to save lives. And when your pet comes through our doors, they become our mission.

The emergency clinicians at OSVS are a truly exceptional group of doctors. They have graduated from the most reputable veterinary schools in the country. They have completed high quality internships to obtain intensive experience in emergency medicine. And they have chosen to work in an environment where the cases are constantly challenging and they have consistent access to specialists for support. They care deeply about their patients, because they are pet parents too. They understand that your pet is part of your family. They also understand that in an emergency, not everyone is prepared to afford gold standard care – and they do their best to help every pet owner choose a treatment plan that works for them. It is a stressful job – the ER is often very busy and life-saving decisions need to be made quickly. Their patients are often in distress and they deal with a lot of sad situations. But they save lives, every day, and ensure that literally thousands of pets a year have more time with their families. We hope you never need them – but if you do, you are in good hands.

KATHARINE ANDRES

DVM

Dr. Katie Andres grew up in Northern Virginia, outside of D.C. She attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2015. She completed a rotating medicine and surgery internship at VCA Alameda East in Denver, CO, and then a specialty internship in emergency medicine and surgery here at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in RI. She is excited to join the ranks of the ER veterinary staff at OSVS. Her interests include emergency medicine and critical care and surgery.

When not working, Dr. Andres spends her time reading, hiking, going to baseball games (Go Sox!), visiting with family and friends, and exploring New England.

SHALE BUSHNELL

DVM

Dr. Bushnell graduated from veterinary school at the University of Florida in 2007. She then completed a rotating internship at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, Massachusetts, prior to starting her employment at OSVS. Dr. Bushnell’s professional interests include internal medicine and critical care.

When she is not working, she spends her time remodeling her home and also enjoys other outdoor activities such as snow skiing and hiking. Dr. Bushnell shares her home with her husband, son, three cats, and two dogs.

MACEY CAMPLAIR

DVM

Dr. Camplair grew up in Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate degree in pre-veterinary medicine and animal science from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. From there, she relocated to Southern California where she obtained her veterinary degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2016. Following her time in Southern California, Dr. Camplair returned home to her hometown where she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C. After the completion of her internship year, she accepted a position with OSVS as a full-time emergency clinician. Her professional interests include toxicities, urinary obstructions, gastrointestinal disease, surgical oncology and emergency surgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Camplair enjoys running, traveling, hiking, cooking, baking and spending time with her family. She is also an avid sports fan and in her spare time you can find her watching whatever game is on. She is a fan of several teams, however her time in Ohio was influential in her love for Ohio State Buckeyes football and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball. Dr. Camplair also has two rescued cats from California named Brody and Delilah.

CALLIE CAZLAN

DVM

Dr. Cazlan originally is from Bethel, CT. She received her undergraduate degree in Veterinary Technology from Quinnipiac University before going on to attend veterinary school at Iowa State University. She then went on to complete a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Cazlan has a special interest in cardiology, surgery and feline medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Cazlan enjoys traveling, eating yummy food and being outside. She has one black cat named Aries and a handsome young Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Jacob.

STACEY L. DWORKIN

VMD

Hailing originally from New Haven, Connecticut, Dr. Dworkin graduated from Harvard University in 2001. Dr. Dworkin then pursued her veterinary medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and continued on to complete a rotating internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in 2006. She has been practicing emergency medicine ever since and has a special interest in trauma, gastrointestinal crises, and emergency surgery.

Away from the hospital, Dr. Dworkin enjoys cooking and eating, listening to Motown and jazz, and anything that involves the Philadelphia Eagles or football in general. Her golden retriever, Norman, is also an Eagles fan and gets excited to put on his jersey for game days.

SARA HERSCHLER

DVM

Dr. Herschler grew up in Los Angeles, California. She attended University of California, Davis and earned her undergraduate degree in animal science and environmental toxicology. She stayed at UC Davis for veterinary school and graduated in 2017. From there, she relocated to the east coast to complete a rotating small animal internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. After completing her internship, she elected to stay on as an emergency clinician. Her professional interests include toxicities, trauma, and ocular emergencies.

In her free time, Dr. Herschler enjoys reading, baking, traveling, and running marathons around the country. She lives with 2 cats, Sydney and Buzz, and a very fluffy mutt named Winston.

JENNI HUELSMAN

DVM

Dr. Huelsman received a degree in biology and neuroscience from Oberlin College. She then went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Following graduation, Dr. Huelsman completed a rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, where she met her spouse.

In Dr. Huelsman’s spare time she enjoys running, Les Mills exercise classes, and pit bulls. She lives in Providence with her spouse, her pit bulls, Sarah Jane, Yorkie, and Louis, as well as two black cats, Junebug and Jitterbug.

ANN KLOCKE

DVM

Dr. Klocke is originally from the Philadelphia area. She received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Georgetown University prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she completed a rotating internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital located just outside of Boston. Dr. Klocke has a special interest in emergency soft tissue surgery and in the future she would like to find time to pursue a certification in acupuncture.

Dr. Klocke divides her time between OSVS and BSVES. When not at work, she spends time with her cat, Thomas, and her Australian Cattle Dog mix, Pandora, both of whom are rescued pets. She loves to cook and is always trying new recipes. She also enjoys live music, road biking, and traveling.

TAYLOR LAFOUNTAIN

DVM

Dr. LaFountain grew up in Massachusetts. She earned her undergraduate degree in veterinary science and veterinary technology from Becker College in Worcester, MA. She then went on to explore the world and received her veterinary degree from Ross University. She completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists and stayed on as an emergency clinician. Her professional interests include toxicities, respiratory disease and communication.

In her free time, Dr. LaFountain enjoys reading, painting, outdoor yoga and spending time with her family. She has 2 cats, Granger and Luna, and a dog, Pixie.

ERIC LITTMAN

DVM

Dr. Littman is from Princeton, NJ. He graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in marine biology before continuing on to veterinary school at Tufts university, graduating in 2017. His professional interests include exotic and aquatic animal medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Littman spends time at home with his wife, newborn daughter, dog, hedgehog, 2 sugar gliders and 4 fish. He also enjoys rock climbing, cycling and making his own bow ties.

EMILY MANRIQUEZ

DVM

Dr. Manriquez is originally from Connecticut and completed her undergraduated degree in Animal Sciences at the University of Connecticut. She then earned her veterinary degree from Cornell University. She completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists and stayed on as an emergency clinician.

In her free time, Dr. Manriquez enjoys art, antiquing and hiking with her dog Riley and fiancé Mike.

HANNAH MATHENY

DVM

Dr. Matheny grew up in France, then moved to Massachusetts to attend Williams College. She graduated with a degree in biology before moving to Wisconsin for veterinary school (after a brief stint in Florida working at a wildlife hospital). Her interests include internal medicine, shelter medicine, and wildlife medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Matheny enjoys cooking, baking, spending time with her two cats, and exploring all the beaches of Rhode Island.

NICHOLAS MEDEIROS

DVM

Dr. Nicholas Medeiros is originally from Massachusetts. He earned his undergraduate degree in veterinary science and veterinary technology from Becker College in Worcester, MA. He completed his pre-clinical training of his veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts. From there he continued his clinical training at Louisiana State University where he spent time working with their Intensive Care Unit/Emergency Service as well as with their Exotics Services. He then moved back to New England and completed a small animal emergency, and surgery internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists and stayed on as an emergency clinician. His professional interests include neurology, respiratory diseases as well as avian medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Medeiros enjoys spending time outdoors including hiking and scuba diving as well as spending time with his family. He has a matching pair of cats named Phantom and Opera.

LINDSEY MILLER

DVM

Dr. Miller is originally from Massachusetts. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology and graduated from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Miller completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. After completing her internship, Dr. Miller elected to stay on staff in order to further advance her skills in emergency medicine. Dr. Miller splits her time between OSVS and BSVES.

Her special interests include trauma and critical care medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Miller enjoys cooking, particularly working with locally grown fruits and vegetables. She enjoys traveling, spending time outside, and hiking with her dogs, Jack and Lou, as well as curling up with a good book and her two sweet cats.

MEREDITH NELSON

DVM

Dr. Nelson grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. She received her BA in biology from Cornell University, and then worked for three years as a veterinary technician before attending Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for her DVM. Dr. Nelson participated in a one-year rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, North Carolina, before returning to New England in 2011 to take a position at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists.

Her interests include neurology and avian/exotics medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Nelson enjoys snowshoeing, baking, singing, watching classic movies, and spending time with her three orange tabbies and two bearded dragons.

SHELLY PANCOAST

DVM

Dr. Pancoast grew up around the corner in Seekonk and Rehoboth, Massachusetts. She received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University before attending Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, she completed a one-year internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. She then spent two years in general practice both in Connecticut and Boston before going on to complete a specialty combined internship in cardiology and emergency and critical care at Tufts V.E.T.S in Walpole, Massachusetts.

Her professional interests include cardiology, internal medicine, and emergency and critical care. In her free time, Dr. Pancoast enjoys traveling, cooking, running, and spending time with her husband and extended family, including her two cats.

ELIZABETH ROCKWELL

DVM

Dr. Rockwell grew up in Maryland (go Ravens and Orioles!) and was first introduced to New England while obtaining an undergraduate English degree at the University of Connecticut. She then attended the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at OSVS. Her professional interests include emergency and critical care, neurology, and sighthound medicine. In her free time, Dr. Rockwell enjoys riding horses, hiking, tennis, and painting. She also loves spending time with her fiance and retired greyhound, Hanna.

KRISTY THOMAS

DVM

Hailing originally from the shores of Lake Michigan, Dr. Thomas attended veterinary school at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine after completing her bachelor’s degree there in zoology. She then went on to complete a small animal emergency and surgery rotating internship at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital just outside of Boston. Dr. Thomas’ primary professional interest is in small animal emergency and critical care medicine, but she enjoys emergency surgery and treating pocket pets as well.

Dr. Thomas enjoys spending her free time with her many pets (two dogs, two cats, two rabbits, and two guinea pigs—all adopted or rescued animals) and also enjoys the outdoors, reading, gardening, cooking, and traveling. She joined the staff at OSVS and BSVES in August 2008.

JESSICA VAN LOON

DVM

Dr. Van Loon originally hails from Michigan. She received a bachelor’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and then graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school Dr. Van Loon went on to complete a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey. Dr. Van Loon enjoyed her time on the east coast and joined OSVS and BSVES on early 2014. Her professional interests include trauma and emergency medicine.

When she is not working, Dr. Van Loon enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, bad movies, and travelling. She loves living near the ocean and shares her home with her best friend, the amazing dog Teddy.

GABRIELA VILLANUEVA

DVM,MPH

Dr. Villanueva was born and raised in Bethesda, MD – just outside Washington DC. Following high school, she moved up north and attended Brown University where she studied biology and anthropology. She stayed in New England and earned a dual degree in veterinary medicine and public health from Tufts University. Providence and RI have always held a sweet spot for Dr. Villanueva and she moved back here to complete a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. Becoming a veterinarian has been a lifelong goal and she loves being able to do just that every day. Her professional interested include internal medicine, chronic disease, and toxicities.

In her free time, she loves hiking, traveling, going out to eat, and cuddling with her cat named Ceci (“che-chi,” chickpea in Italian!)

DEVON YOUNG

DVM

Dr. Devon Young received her bachelors of music in performance from Ithaca College and bachelors of science in pathobiology and veterinary science from the University of Connecticut. She spent a few years teaching oboe lessons, studying ballet and tap, and working as a veterinary technician in Connecticut before Ithaca lured her back and she completed her veterinary degree at Cornell University. She completed the rotating internship at OSVS and is thrilled to join the ranks of the staff doctors of the Emergency Service, spending time at both OSVS and BSVES. Dr. Young’s special interests include exotic pets and dermatology.

Dr. Young still plays the oboe (much to the dismay of her cats, rabbit, and fiancé) and tries to dance whenever possible. She also loves the beach, rock climbing, hiking, pirate museums, and running.

JAMIE RESNICK

DVM

Dr. Resnick is originally from Rhode Island.  She received her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, MO prior to returning to New England to attend Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.   After graduating, she completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship here at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists.  She practiced emergency medicine exclusively at a busy referral hospital in the greater Boston area for 5 years before moving back to her home state in 2018 to join OSVS full-time.  Dr. Resnick’s professional interests include diagnostic imaging, particularly ultrasound, as well as gastrointestinal diseases, coagulopathies, and feline medicine.

Outside of the hospital, she is an avid Patriots fan and enjoys skiing, eating seafood, and relaxing at the beautiful South County beaches.  She also loves spending time with her fiancé and former blood-donor cat, King.

JESSICA SILVA

DVM
Dr. Jessica Silva received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth prior to completing her veterinary degree at The Ohio State University in 2015. She completed her rotating internship at MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets in Columbus, Ohio where she stayed on as a staff emergency clinician prior to joining the emergency teams at OSVS and BSVESS in 2019.

Her professional interests include critical care medicine as well as exotic small mammal/pocket pet medicine. Dr. Silva enjoys spending her free time with her cat, rabbit, and hiking with her dog Rosey.

MEAGAN WHEATLEY

DVM

Dr. Wheatley grew up in southern California, and is most recently from central New York. She completed her undergraduate degrees at SUNY Geneseo, and graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wheatley then completed her small animal rotating internship at OSVS, and stayed on as a full-time emergency clinician.

When not at work, Dr. Wheatley enjoys exploring Rhode Island (or at least its restaurants), baking, reading, and spending time with her three cats and partner. She especially loves trip planning (anywhere!) and dreaming about her next Disney vacation.