Sheldon L. Gerstenfeld, VMD, CVA, CVFT General Practice, Birds and Special Species, Holistic Medicine, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Certified Chinese Veterinary Food Therapy Dr. Gerstenfeld received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and bachelor of science degree from George Washington University. He is certified in veterinary acupuncture and Chinese veterinary food therapy. He completed his studies in veterinary acupuncture and Chinese veterinary food therapy at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and studied fish and marine mammal medicine at Aquavet in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He completed dentistry coursework at the Animal Dental Training Center. Dr. Gerstenfeld has over 40 years experience with birds, fish, and special species. He is the author of eight books and served as a contributing editor for Parents Magazine for 21 years. His television segments have appeared on The Today Show, CBS-TV, NBC-TV, and Animal Planet. He appeared on KYW Channel 3's "Ask the Vet" program for 6 years, hosted a radio show on WILM-AM in Delaware for 6 years and has been honored by Philadelphia Magazine as one of "23 Great Vets." His previous community work included organizing one of the first dog walks in the United States with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philly Phanatic to support ALS research and patient care. He was honored to receive the Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. His animal companions include two cats. He has also been the guardian for fish, ducks, reptiles, birds, a rat and many dogs.
David Puerto, DVM, DACVS Board Certified Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon Dr. Puerto is currently the Chief of Surgery at CARES (Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services) and also owner/surgeon of Healing Hands Veterinary Surgery, LLC. He offers mobile surgery services at our hospital. He travels with two certified technicians and provides state of the art surgery and pain management in the familiar and comfortable environment of our hospital. He performs soft tissue surgeries and orthopedic surgery. He provides regional anesthesia with epidurals or nerve blocks when applicable for a pain-free recovery.
Dr. Puerto received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, his DVM from Cornell University, and completed his residency in small animal surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lisa Suslak-Brown, VMD, DACVR Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist Dr. Suslak-Brown received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency in veterinary radiology at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Suslak-Brown was an adjunct faculty member at University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center from 1996-2010. She is on the Board of Directors of eVet Diagnostics.
Jennifer Babineaux, DVM, DABVP (Feline) Ultrasound and Board Certified in Feline Medicine Dr. Babineaux graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at East Bay Veterinary Specialists where she focused on ultrasound and cardiology. She also became one of 90 boarded feline specialists in the world. She is the owner of Inner Visions Veterinary Ultrasound and Internal Medicine, LLC.
Michael S. Miller, VMD, MS, ABVP Practice Limited to Cardiology Dr. Miller received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, his Master of Science in Cardiac Electrophysiology from Auburn University and his bachleor of science from Florida State University. He apprenticed with Dr. Larry Tilley in cardiology for twelve years at the Animal Medical Center and at Cardiopet in New York City. Dr. Miller's areas of specialty are cardiology and pulmonary medicine, echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound), Doppler ultrasound (color flow, continuous and pulsed wave), electrocardiography, arrhythmia analysis and therapy and congestive heart failure diagnosis and therapy.
Carlos A. Rice, DVM, DAVDC Board Certified Veterinary Dentist Dr. Rice completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He attended Ross University. He began his veterinary career in a community practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. He then completed an internship in dentistry and oral surgery at All Pets Dental Clinic in Weston, Florida under the mentorship of renowned veterinary dentist, Dr. Jan Bellows. He completed his training in small animal dentistry and oral surgery in Wisconsin and is Board Certified in veterinary dentistry. Dr. Rice thoroughly enjoys teaching and his clinical interests include jaw fracture management and endodontics. He is an avid cyclist and follows competitive cycling feverishly.
Cecilia Helenski, DVM Practice Limited to Cardiology Dr. Helinski received her DVM from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. She interned at Oklahoma State University and completed her veterinary residency in Cardiopulmonary Medicine at the University of Florida and University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Helinski completed a one year post-doctoral program at the Temple University School of Medicine studying venous thrombosis.
Guy DeNardo, DVM Veterinary Surgeon Dr. DeNardo received his DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and his bachelor of science from Virginia Tech. He completed his surgical residency in 1997.
Krista Davis, CVT
Krista graduated from Manor College's Program of Veterinary Technology in 2015. She has a special interest in animal behavior and training. She teaches puppy kindergarten and pet dog manner classes. She shares her home with her husband, dog named Harvey, Jackie the rabbit, and two guinea pigs, Oreo and Hamlet.
Karen Smith, CVT Karen graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Harcum College in 1980. She has been with Chestnut Hill Veterinary Hospital for 27 years. Her animal companions include a black laborador retriever named Cleo, 5 cats and several fish.
Chrissy Wagner, CVT Chrissy graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Manor College in 2005.