ICU Faculty & Staff
Lesley G. King, MVB, MRCVS, DACVECC, DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA
Professor of Critical Care
Director, Intensive Care Unit
Dr. Lesley King graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland, in 1986. After a year as a House Surgeon in Dublin, Dr. King went to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed a residency in small animal internal medicine in 1989. Following the residency, Dr King remained on staff in the Intensive Care Unit at the University of Pennsylvania, and she is currently Professor in the Section of Critical Care, and Director of the Intensive Care Unit. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animal). Dr King's research interests include all aspects of small-animal intensive care medicine, with special emphasis on pulmonary medicine and outcome prediction in the critical small animal patient.
Lori S. Waddell, DVM, DACVECC
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Critical Care
Dr. Lori Waddell graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University of in 1993, and then completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. She then worked as an emergency clinician in private practice until beginning a residency in emergency medicine and critical care at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital in 1996, completing the residency in 1998. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and is currently an adjunct assistant professor in critical care at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital's Intensive Care Unit. Her current areas of interest include colloid osmotic pressure and coagulation in critically ill patients.
Deborah Silverstein, DVM, DACVECC
Assistant Professor of Critical Care
Deborah Silverstein earned her veterinary degree from the University of Georgia in 1997, then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a residency in emergency and critical care medicine at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Silverstein became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2001. Her research interests include the management and monitoring of sepsis in small animals, specifically shock fluid therapy, vasopressin therapy, assessment of the microcirculation and markers of vascular leak syndromes.
Dana Clarke, VMD, DACVECC
Lecturer of Interventional Radiology and Critical Care
Dr. Dana Clarke graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After graduation, she completed 1 year rotating internship at Michigan State University, followed by a residency in Emergency/Critical Care at Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Upon completion of her residency, she did a 1 year fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in Interventional Radiology and worked as a lecturer in Emergency/Critical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, she joined the PennVet’s Section of Surgery as a lecturer in Interventional Radiology and Critical Care. Her research interests include stenting for malignant urinary tract obstructions, interventional treatment for intra-hepatic portosystemic shunts, and investigation of drug eluding stents.