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Dr. Brady Beale, VMD, DACVO
Dr. Beale is a Board Certified veterinary ophthalmologist and a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr. Beale is starting a referral practice at PETS after creating a very successful program at the Veterinary Referral Center.
Prior to completing a 3-year residency in comparative ophthalmology at North Caroline State University, Dr. Beale received her veterinary diploma from the University of Pennsylvania where she also completed a year-long internship in medicine and surgery. She completed her undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College, and she has interned at numerous animal care locations including The New England Aquarium and Baltimore Zoo.
From cataract surgery to eye certification for breeding dogs, Dr. Beale will work closely with you and your vet to fully understand your options and to ensure your pet will receive the best treatment plan for their ophthalmology needs.
Dr. Dennis Burkett, VMD, PhD, DACVECC, DACVIM
Dr. Burkett is a Past President of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), and he is a well-known lecturer and reviewer for many professional journals including The Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Burkett is a graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine of University of Pennsylvania and obtained his MS and PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from Hahneman University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He complete a residency in Internal Medicine with a concentration in emergency and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania and received professional certification as a Diplomat in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
After returning to academia in 2002, Dr. Burkett completed a residency in cardiology at both Red Bank Veterinary Hospital and Matthew J. Ryan Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was professionally certified as a Diplomat in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the subspecialty of Cardiology in 2007.
Dr. Burkett has a special interest and knowledgeable background in cardiopulmonary emergencies.
Dr. Ellen Davison
Dr. Davison is originally from Seattle, Washington. She obtained her bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993, and is a 2001 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. She worked in a large general practice in Wilmington, Delaware for 5 years before returning to the University of Pennsylvania for a three-year residency in Veterinary Cardiology. Dr. Davison completed her residency and passed her Cardiology certifying examination in 2009. She is board-certified in Cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Dr. Carlos Hodges, DVM, MS, PC
Dr. Hodges comes from a family of veterinarians. His father is a retired general practitioner in Philadelphia and he works with his brother, a veterinary internist. Dr. Hodges graduated from Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. He completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery from 1985-86. Dr. Hodges completed a one-year fellowship in surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, completing a research project in veterinary dentistry under the guidance of Dr. Colin Harvey. Dr. Hodges completed a surgical residency at Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine from 1987-90. His research was in chylothorax under the guidance of Dr. Terry Fossum. In 1990, Dr. Hodges accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics at the teaching hospital of the Texas Veterinary Medical Center at Texas A&M University from 1990-96, working with Dr. Don Hulse. He remained in that capacity with interests in soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and veterinary dentistry until June of 1996 when he began the surgical practice at Valley Central.
Dr. Hodges' surgical interests include but are not limited to soft tissue surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics. He is certified in the Kyon TTA & Total Hip, and performs TPLO and Tight Rope surgeries for the cruciate deficient stifle. Dr. Hodges is also certified in the Biomedtrix Total Knee Replacement. He performs minimally invasive orthopedic (arthroscopy, ACL, & fracture fixation), soft tissue surgery (gastropexy, ovariohysterectomy, bladder stone removal, etc), and thoracoscopy procedures (lung biopsy, pericardectomy).
Dr. Hodges won the research portion of the ACVS residents competition in 1990. He is a member of the AVMA, AAHA, PVMA, LVVMA, and serves on the board of the Valley Central Veterinary Emergency Hospital. Dr. Hodges joined the Novartis/Hills Osteoarthritis Speaker Advocate Panel in 2010. Dr. Hodges co-hosts the Animal Doctor Show on Channel 69 WFMZ-TV Allentown, PA, with Kathy Craine. He is also a frequent participant on MyFox Philly 29 and WCAU-TV Philadelphia. Dr. Hodges has hosted a Wednesday's Foster Child segment sponsored by Freddie Mac from WCAU-TV Philadelphia. The segment won the PVMA's Media Award in 2004.
Dr. Van W. Knox IV (Rafe), VMD, DACVR Dr. Rafe Knox completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University (1989) prior to graduating from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He then completed a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery from the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Following five years in general practice, he returned to Penn for a three-year residency in Veterinary Radiology, graduating in 2003.
Dr. Knox is considered a specialist in the areas of abdominal, non-cardiac thoracic, cervical, and musculoskeletal ultrasonography; all aspects of diagnostic radiology; computed tomography; and magnetic resonance imaging. He is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.
Dr. Knox is available for the care of your pet's radiological needs.
Dr. Damon B. Rodriguez, DVM, ACVIM Dr. Damon B. Rodriguez received his bachelors degree in mathematics from Cornell University in 1993. He headed to warmer weather and attained his veterinary degree from the University of Florida graduating with highest honors in 1997. After veterinary school Dr. Rodriguez completed a one-year internship in medicine and surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. He spent two years in private general practice and then was accepted into a three-year residency program at Mississippi State University. Dr. Rodriguez has been a board certified specialist in small animal internal medicine since 2003.
Dr. Rodriguez's interests within the discipline of internal medicine are broad and include endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, oncology, cardiology, infectious disease, and neurology. He has published articles in several professional journals and has given talks at both the local and national levels. Dr. Rodriguez performs numerous specialized procedures which include, but are not limited to, gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, rhinoscopy, bronchoscopy, urethrocystoscopy, abdominal ultrasound, echocardiography, contrast radiographic studies, PEG tube placement, ultrasound guided biopsies, spinal taps, bone marrow aspirates, and bone marrow biopsies. Dr. Rodriguez strives to provide exceptional compassionate care for your pet while maintaining strong communication with your family veterinarian. He enjoys spending free time with his wife and three children.
Dr. Kevin Shanley, DVM, DACVD Originally from Indiana, Dr. Shanley is a graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his residency in Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. After establishing the first veterinary dermatology practice in the State of Arizona, Dr. Shanley returned to the University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor of Veterinary Dermatology for seven years. He has been a veterinary dermatologist for over 17 years in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area along with lecturing nationally and internationally and has published numerous articles in investigative journals such as The Journal of American Animal Hospital Association and Veterinary Dermatology. He collaborated on the identification, characterization and inheritance patterns of the first cases of Canine Benign Familial Pemphigus. He currently serves as an adjunct professor in Clinical Dermatology at the Matthew Ryan Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and operates DermPath Consultants, a skin biopsy service for local veterinarians.
Dr. Shanley is a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medicine Association, The American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, The American College of Veterinary Dermatology and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Shanley brings his vast knowledge and experience to our hospital to help diagnosis and provide the best treatment plan for the care of your pet's dermatology needs.
Dr. Craig Clifford, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Craig Clifford is our first medical oncologist and the new Director of Clinical Studies for Pet Emergency Services. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received an MS degree in Animal Science/Virology from the University of Delaware. After completing an internship and a medical oncology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) in 2003. He joined Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in 2002 as a medical oncologist and Director of Clinical Research. Dr. Clifford was responsible for the creation of a clinical studies program at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Hope Veterinary Specialists and Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center and brings this expertise to PETS.
Dr. Clifford is a well renowned oncologist who has authored/co-authored over 30 papers and book chapters. He was responsible for the creation of Veterinary Cancer Society resident review session and the Northeast Veterinary Co-operative Oncology Group. He is a frequent lecturer at major veterinary meetings in the USA and abroad and will participate in Pet Emergency Services Inc. sponsored symposiums. Dr. Clifford has served on the VCS executive board and currently on the ACVIM Exam Rating Committee, Residency Training and Credentials Committee and is the Co-chair of the Standards of Excellence in Residency Education Task Force.
Kate Vickery, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Kate Vickery is a native of Phoenixville, PA and obtained a bachelor of science from King's College in Wilkes-Barre. She attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Vickery then went on to complete a three year combined Residency and Master's Degree in Medical Oncology and Cancer Biology at the world renown, Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University.
Prior to returning home to Pennsylvania in 2013, Dr. Vickery practiced for several years in Colorado, Arizona and New Jersey. The experience of living and practicing in different regions has provided many excellent advantages and opportunities.
Dr Vickery has published research articles in Veterinary Comparative Oncology and Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, peer reviewed journals. She is an active collaborator for clinical trials sponsored by numerous veterinary universities, pharmaceutical companies and Animal Clinical Investigations Network. She has lectured nationally to veterinarians and veterinary students on the topic of Veterinary Oncology. Dr Vickery holds the position of Chair of the Oncology Forum Planning Committee for the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She is a member of the Veterinary Cancer Society, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.