Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center Team

The VCIC staff is comprised of one veterinarian who assists and guides principal investigators through the process of protocol development and study design as well as several veterinary nurses who are responsible for providing quality patient care as well as data collection and recruitment for our various studies.

Because the VCIC is a clinical service of Penn Vet's Ryan Veterinary Hospital, we work closely with individual clinicians at Ryan Hospitals with active trials aimed at advancing medical care of veterinary patients in such specialties as cardiology, internal medicine, oncology, critical care and clinical nutrition.

We utilize many of the state of the art equipment and facilities available at one of this top veterinary teaching hospital.


Our Clinical Team

Dr. Dorothy Brown 
Dorothy Cimino Brown, DVM, MSCE, Diplomate ACVS
Director, Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center
Professor & Chair, School of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Scholar, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Medicine
Michael DiGregorio, VCIC, Penn Vet
Michael DiGregorio, BS, CVT
Managing Director
 Dr. Elizabeth Davidson, NBC Sports MedicineElizabeth J. Davidson, DVM, DACVS 

Associate Professor in Sports Medicine

Large Animal Clinical Trials Liaison

Molly Love, VCIC, Penn Vet
Molly Love, MSN, CRNP
Clinical Research Nurse
Erin Lynch, VCIC, Penn Vet
 Erin Lynch, CVT
 Clinical Research Nurse
Rene Newman, VCIC, Penn Vet
Rene Martins, CVT
Clinical Research Nurse
Angie Cosey, VCIC, Penn Vet
Angie Cosey CVT, VTS (Anesthesia)
Clinical Research Nurse
Heather Mullen, VCIC, Penn Vet
Heather Mullen, CVT
Clinical Research Nurse
Terry Fyock, Penn Vet nurse Terry Fyock, CVT
 Large Animal Clinical Research Nurse