Emergency Doctors

Dr. Kenton Rexford

Kenton D. Rexford

VMD

Dr. Rexford, a native of western Pennsylvania, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in animal bioscience from the Pennsylvania State University. He completed his education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and work as a mixed animal practitioner for 18 months. Following his work as an animal practitioner, Dr. Rexford practiced small animal medicine while working part-time at Veterinary Emergency Clinic (PVSEC-Emergency). Dr. Rexford accepted a full-time position with Veterinary Emergency Clinic in 1998 and has been with them ever since.

In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding and whitewater kayaking.

Dr. Rebecca A. Miller

Rebecca A. Miller

DVM

Originally from Trumansburg, New York, Dr. Miller received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 1991. Dr. Miller began her career in Rochester, NY where she split her time between an AAHA small animal practice and an equine ambulatory practice. She moved to the Pittsburgh area in 1995 and continued to practice small animal and equine medicine and surgery. In 1998, Dr. Miller began to practice small animal medicine exclusively, working part-time at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic (PVSEC-Emergency). In 2001 Dr. Miller accepted a full-time position at Veterinary Emergency Clinic.

Dr. Miller enjoys spending time with her husband, five-year-old son, Golden Retriever Augie, and three cats, Lilly, Rudy and Dave.

Dr. Joey Kallem

Joey Kallem

DVM

Dr. Joey Kallem graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia Veterinary School in 1993. She began her career at Veterinary Emergency Clinic (PVSEC-Emergency) in 2005 and has since enjoyed the many challenges of a busy ER. She has a special interest in exotic animal medicine.

Dr. Kallem's large family consists of two dogs, three cats, two birds, two lizards, one sugar glider, two boys, and one husband. In the rare moments she is not cleaning up after some one, she enjoys reading fiction and training in martial arts.

Dr. Kristen Krisulevicz

Kristen Krisulevicz

DVM

Originally from Larksville, Pennsylvania, Dr. Kristen Krisulevicz is a 2011 graduate of Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to attending MSU, Dr. Krisulevicz obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Allegheny College in 2007. Throughout veterinary school, she served as vice president of the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. She enjoys an exciting and fast-paced work environment and has a clinical interest in small animal emergency and critical care. After completing her internship at PVSEC in 2012, Dr. Krisulevicz joined the PVSEC Emergency service as a full-time emergency veterinarian.

Dr. Krisulevicz enjoys exercising and spending time with her family, friends and her Himalayan cat, "Earl".

Dr. Jennifer Daly

Jennifer Daly

DVM

Dr. Jennifer Daly spent her childhood in Pittsburgh before moving to Spring Hill, Florida. She obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Central Florida. Following her undergraduate studies, she graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University, and her clinical year of studies was completed at the University of Florida.  In 2013, Dr. Daly started a small animal rotating surgery and medicine internship followed by a specialty internship in critical care, both at PVSEC.  She is now working on a 3-year emergency and critical care residency program with special interest in respiratory crisis, sepsis, and trauma. 

Dr. Daly enjoys being outdoors in her time off, doing anything from biking to scuba diving with family and friends. She and her husband Josh, have two cats, “Marble” & “Yoda”, who are quite the trouble makers. They have also recently taken a doberman puppy, “Ostera”, into their home, who keeps them on their toes at all times.

Dr. Shaina Mooshian

Shaina Mooshian

DVM

Shaina Mooshian, DVM, grew up in Harford County, Maryland. Dr. Mooshian received her BS in Biology from Lebanon Valley College in 2009 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University in 2013.

Dr. Mooshian became interested veterinary medicine when she volunteered at a veterinary clinic in high school. Her clinical interests include Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care. Dr. Mooshian completed a small animal rotating medicine and surgery internship at PVSEC in 2014 and is currently completing an emergency and critical care internship at PVSEC.

Dr. Mooshian likes to think of life as a musical and can be heard singing just about any time. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and trying new foods. Dr. Mooshian shares her home with Ripley, a 3 year old male mixed breed dog she adopted from St. Kitt’s, and Raja, a 10 year old female Torti.
 

Dr. Kelsey Sutcliffe

Kelsey Sutcliffe

DVM

Dr. Kelsey Sutcliffe is a Pittsburgh native, who begins an Emergency/Critical Care internship at PVSEC.  Dr. Sutcliffe earned her veterinary degree from Ross University and completed her clinical year at Colorado State University.  She earned her Bachelors of Arts in biology from Colby College. 

Dr. Sutcliffe shares her home with her two dogs, “Dee” and “Louie”

Dr. Brendan Cloonan

Brendan Cloonan

DVM

Dr. Brendan Cloonan was born and raised on the North Side of Pittsburgh and returns home after earning his veterinary degree from Ross University (with clinical year spent at Louisiana State University).  He graduated from Mercyhurst College with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Dr. Cloonan’s clinical interests include surgery, anesthesia and pain management.  Following his internship at PVSEC, Dr. Cloonan seeks to explore residency options, including surgery.

Dr. Cloonan is a “die hard Steelers fan”, an avid golfer and is the proud owner of a black lab, “Bubba Gump”.

Dr. Carol Park

Carol Park

BVSc

Dr. Carol Park graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, which led her to work in documentary television production for several years.  Following volunteer work with animals,  Dr. Park decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  She attended Massey University in New Zealand, where she earned her veterinary degree in 2012.  After graduation, Dr. Park completed a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York, where she then worked as a full-time emergency veterinarian before joining the PVSEC Emergency service in 2014.

Dr. Park shares her home with two cats, “Nala” and “Stella” and, in her free time, enjoys skiing, biking and cooking.

 

Victoria Chu

DVM

Dr. Victoria Chu received her Bachelors of Agriculture in Science majoring in Animal Science from Ohio State University in 2010.  In 2014 Dr. Chu completed her degree at Ohio State and received her DVM.  Dr. Chu completed a rotating internship in 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania.  In the summer of 2015 Dr. Chu joined the PVSEC team as a doctor in the emergency department.  Her clinical interests are in both Emergency and Cardiology Medicine and she would someday like to pursue a residency in Cardiology.  
In her spare time, Dr. Chu is a competitive ballroom dancer, certified scuba diver, recreational tennis player and rock climber.  Dr. Chu also enjoys spending time with her cat Cocoa.

Jaime LaVelle

DVM

Dr. Jaime LaVelle is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, which is where she earned her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She majored in the sub-field of primatology and her undergraduate thesis focused on locomotor development of Coquerel’s Sifakas at the St. Louis Zoo. She has performed several research projects on the behavior of non-human primates, one of which was conducted in Costa Rica. After working as a veterinary technician for 8 years she decided she wanted to become a veterinarian and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she completed a one-year small animal medicine rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington D.C. Dr. Jaime LaVelle joined the PVSEC team in the summer of 2016 and is currently a doctor in the Emergency Department.

Her clinical interests include immune mediated diseases, infectious diseases, polytrauma, endocrinopathies, feline medicine, and wildlife conservation medicine.

In her free time, Dr. LaVelle enjoys exploring the city of Pittsburgh by bike, visiting local breweries and wineries, watching movies, perusing local bookstores, hanging out with friends, and traveling abroad with her husband Dave. They share their home with two spoiled kitties, Devlin and Nanook, both 13-year-old tabbies.

Kelly J. Weimer

DVM

Dr. Kelly J. Weimer received her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Penn State University in 2004.  In 2008 she went back to school part time to obtain the required courses for veterinary school while working full time as a veterinary technician. In 2011 she started veterinary school at The Ohio State University and worked in the ICU during her second and third years. In 2015 she completed her studies and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  

Dr. Kelly J. Weimer completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey in 2016.

Dr. Kelly J. Weimer joined the PVSEC team in the summer of 2016 in the emergency department. Her clinical interests include emergency and cardiology.

Dr. Kelly J. Weimer enjoys reading mystery novels, watching scary movies, trying new foods (especially spicy foods), and spending time with her two dogs, a sassy boston terrier name Chloe and a silly boxer named Milo.

Kelsey Arrufat

DVM

Dr. Kelsey Arrufat received her undergraduate degree in Zoology and Poultry Science from N.C State University in 2012.  In 2016 she completed her studies at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and received her doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Arrufat joined the PVSEC team in the summer of 2016 and is currently completing a small animal rotating internship.

Her clinical interests include emergency and critical care.  Dr. Arrufat enjoys competing in crossfit and spending time with her two Chihuahuas.

Muhammad Harfoush

DVM

Dr. Muhammad Harfoush received his undergraduate degree in International General Certificate of Secondary Education from Cambridge University in 2003.  In 2008 he completed his studies at Alexandria University, School of Veterinary Medicine and received his Bachelors in Veterinary Medical Science.

Dr. Harfoush completed Educational Commission of Foreign Veterinary Graduates Program at AVMA/Tufts University in 2013.

Dr. Harfoush joined the PVSEC team in the summer of 2016 and is currently completing a small animal rotating internship.

His clinical interests include Emergency Critical Care and Diagnostic Imaging.  Dr. Harfoush enjoys hiking, swimming, painting, photography and playing soccer.

Lindsey Jett

DVM

Dr. Lindsey Jett received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Messiah College in 2012.  In 2016 she completed her studies at Western University of Health Sciences and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Jett joined the PVSEC team in the summer of 2016 and is currently a completing a small animal rotating internship.

Her clinical interests include emergency and critical care.  Dr. Jett enjoys spending time with her husband and pets, reading, cooking, traveling, yoga, and playing video games.

Linda Okonkowski

DVM

Dr. Linda Okonkowski received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Hillsdale College in 2012.  In 2016 she completed her studies at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree.

Dr. Okonkowski joined the PVSEC team in the summer of 2016 and is currently a completing a small animal rotating internship.

Her clinical interests include Internal Medicine.  Dr. Okonkowski enjoys swimming and playing with her black lab mix, Ellie. Dr. Okonkowski was a competitive swimmer for over 17 years and hopes to continue swimming in her free time.

Tess Smith

DVM

Dr. Tess Smith received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Music from Cornell College in 2012.  In 2016 she completed her studies at University of Missouri and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Smith joined the PVSEC team in the summer of 2016 and is currently a completing a small animal rotating internship.

Her clinical interests include neurology.  Dr. Smith enjoys playing music, dancing, cuddling with her dog, and chocolate.

Dr. Rachel Adams

DVM

Dr. Rachel Adams received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Adrian College in 2009. In 2015 she completed her studies at the University of Georgia and received her DVM. Dr. Adams completed her Small Animal Internship and Surgical Fellowship at the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital and the University of Georgia in 2016 and 2017.

Dr. Adams joined the PVSEC team in the summer of 2017. Her clinical interests include surgery, polytrauma, and rehabilitaion.

Dr. Adams enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, and her son, Hudson. She has two dogs, Reese and Trafford. She enjoys playing hockey, snowboarding, running, and is an avid Pens fan.

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