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Ryan Hospital Residents and Interns


At Ryan Hospital, interns and residents are integral members of the clinical care team, comprising senior faculty supervisory clinicians, staff veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and students. 

What Our Residents and Interns Do

  • Supervise the care and treatment of patients under the direction of the attending faculty/senior clinician.
  • Attend clinical rounds, seminars, continuing education, and meetings related to their clinical service.
  • Take part in the clinical teaching of junior and senior veterinary students.
  • Supervise patient care provided by students; active instruction of students is expected.

  • What is an intern?

    An intern is a veterinarian who is seeking additional training in a more specialized hospital environment such as an academic hospital. Obtaining an internship at Penn Vet is highly competitive.  Our interns represent some of the top young veterinarians in the world.  An internship is a one year position.  Most interns rotate through multiple services in our hospital, obtaining a broad exposure to veterinary medicine and surgery.  However, there are some specialty interns who focus on a single specialty. 

  • What is a resident?

    A resident is a veterinarian who has already completed an internship, and has decided to continue his or her training in a particular specialty. Only the finest interns are successful in obtaining a residency, which is typically a three-year program.  Towards the end of their three-year tenure in an academic veterinary hospital, residents typically take specialty board examinations so that they can become board-certified in a specialty service. Residents who have completed this type of intensive, post-graduate training aim for academic careers in clinical care and research, or serve as specialty care veterinarians in private practice.


Meet Ryan Hospital's Residents & Interns

Ryan Hospital Rotating Interns
Dr. Leah Ackerman
  • Leah Ackerman, DVM
  • Intern
Dr. Jessica Box 
  • Jessica Box, DVM
  • Intern
Dr. Tiffany Chen 
  • Tiffany Chen, DVM
  • Intern
Dr. Dylan DeProspero 
  • Dylan DeProspero, DVM
  • Intern
Dr. Angielee DiNinni 
  • Angielee DiNinni, DVM
  • Intern
Dr. Laura Kirk
  • Laura Kirk, DVM
  • Intern
Dr. Seth Locker
  • Seth Locker, DVM
  • Intern
Dr. Jennifer Rodriguez-Diaz
  • Jennifer Rodriguez-Diaz, DVM
  • Intern
Dr. Elizabeth Snyder
  • Elizabeth Snyder, VMD
  • Intern
Dr. Kylie Sobota 
  • Kylie Sobota, DVM
  • Intern
Dr. Kaylynn Veitch
  • Kaylynn Veitch, VMD
  • Intern
Dr. Timothy Vernier
  • Timothy Vernier, DVM
  • Intern
Specialty Interns
Dr. Lelyn Castelo
  • Lelyn Jehl Castelo, DVM
  • Specialty Intern, Shelter Medicine Watershed
Dr. Dillon Didehvar
  • Dillon Didehvar, VMD
  • Specialty Intern, Oncology Clinical Trials
Dr. Laura Massey
  • Laura Massey, VMD
  • Cardiology
Dr. Rhiannon Ross
  • Rhiannon Ross, VMD
  • Specialty Intern, Ophthalmology
Anesthesia Residents & Interns
Dr. Jerriane Brandly
  • Jerianne Brandly, DVM
  • Resident, Anesthesia
Dr. Alycia Frampton
  • Alycia Frampton, VMD, MS
  • Resident, Anesthesia
Dr. Travis Mills, Penn Vet
  • Travis Mills, DVM
  • Resident, Anesthesia
Dr. Megan Schnuelle, Penn Vet
  • Megan Schnuelle, DVM
  • Resident, Anesthesia
Behavior Residents & Interns
Dr. Alison Emmert
  • Alison Emmert, BDVM
  • Resident, Behavior Medicine
Holly-Memoli
  • Holly Memoli, BVM&S
  • Resident, Behavior Medicine
Cardiology Residents & Interns
Erin-Achilles
  • Erin Achilles, VMD
  • Specialty Intern, Cardiology 
Dr. Terry Huh, Penn Vet
  • Terry Huh, DVM
  • Resident, Cardiology 
Dr. Laura Massey
  • Laura Massey, VMD
  • Specialty Intern, Cardiology
Dr. Kelly Loughran, Penn Vet
  • Kerry Loughran, DVM
  • Resident, Cardiology 

Dentistry & Oral Surgery Residents 
Dr. Esther Choi
  • Esther Choi, DVM
  • Resident, Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Shawna-Han 
  • Shawna Han, DVM
  • Resident, Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Dr. Rebecca Vogel, Penn Vet
  • Rebecca Vogel, DVM
  • Resident, Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Dermatology & Allergy Residents 
Dr. Lindsey Citron 
  • Lindsey Citron, VMD
  • Resident, Dermatology
Drew-Fleischman
  • Drew Fleischman, DVM
  • Resident, Dermatology
Diagnostic Laboratories - Residents
Dr. Hayley Amerman, Penn Vet
  • Hayley Amerman, DVM
  • Resident
Dr. Taylor Chan  
  • Taylor Chan, DVM
  • Resident
Dr. Giovanni Finesso
  • Giovanni Finesso, DVM
  • Resident
Dr. Joshua Hargrove  
  • Joshua Hargrove, DVM
  • Resident
Dr. Alex Harvey
  • Alexandra Harvey, DVM
  • Resident
Elinor Willis, VMD, Penn Vet
  • Elinor Willis, VMD
  • Resident
Emergency & Critical Care Residents
Dr. Jasper Burke, Penn Vet
  • Jasper Burke, VMD
  • Resident, Emergency & Critical Care
Nolan Chalifoux, Penn Vet
  • Nolan Chalifoux, DVM
  • Resident, Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Rachel Clarkin-Breslin
  • Rachel Clarkin-Breslin, VMD
  • Resident, Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Selimah Harmon
  • Selimah Harmon, DVM
  • Resident, Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Natalie Kovak, Penn Vet 
  • Natalie Kovak, DVM
  • Resident, Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Marie Keith, Penn Vet
  • Marie Keith, DVM, MPH
  • Resident, Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Rachel Manchester 
  • Rachel Manchester, BVetMed
  • Resident, Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Lauren Minter
  • Lauren Minter, DVM
  • Resident, Emergency & Critical Care
Brett-Montague
  • Brett Montague, DVM
  • Resident, Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Kellyann Murphy, Penn Vet
  • Kellyann Murphy, DVM
  • Resident, Emergency & Critical Care
Ashlei-Tinsley
  • Ashlei Tinsley, VMD
  • Resident, Emergency & Critical Care
Internal Medicine Residents 
Dr. Victoria Carter
  • Victoria Carter, BVetMed
  • Resident, Medicine
Dr. Victoria DiCiccio, Penn Vet
  • Victoria DiCiccio, DVM
  • Resident, Medicine
Samantha-Duxbury
  • Samantha Duxbury, DVM
  • Resident, Medicine

Dr. Lindsey Garcia
  • Lindsey Garcia, DVM
  • Resident, Medicine
Dr. Jacob Herr
  • Jacob Herr, DVM
  • Resident, Medicine
Liang (Tanya) Qiu, Penn Vet
  • Lian Ning Yuan (Tanya) Qiu, VMD
  • Resident, Medicine
Dr. Jessica Mampe
  • Jessica Mampe, DVM
  • Resident, Medicine
Dr. Sindumani Manoharan, Penn Vet
  • Sindumani Manoharan, VMD
  • Resident, Medicine
Dr. Federica Serafini
  • Federica Serafini, DVM
  • Resident, Medicine
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  • Leah Soderman, DVM
  • Resident, Medicine
Dr. Bianca Zampieri, Penn Vet
  • Bianca Zampieri, DVM
  • Resident, Medicine

Neurology & Neurosurgery Residents 
Christopher-Black
  • Christopher Black, DVM
  • Resident, Neurology/Neurosurgery
Dr. Amy Thibault, Penn Vet
  • Amy Thibault, DVM
  • Resident, Neurology/Neurosurgery
Dr. Tommie van Veghel
  • Tommie van Veghel, DVM
  • Resident, Neurology/Neurosurgery
Oncology Residents & Interns
Dr. Kathleen Bardales
  • Kathleen Bardales, DVM
  • Resident, Medical Oncology
Dr. Ashleigh Cournoyer, Penn Vet
  • Ashleigh Cournoyer, DVM
  • Resident, Medical Oncology
Dr. Allison Gedney, Penn Vet
  • Allison Gedney, DVM
  • Resident, Oncology
Kelley-Zimmerman
  • Kelley Zimmerman, BVetMed
  • Resident, Oncology
Dr. Dillon Didehvar
  • Dillon Didehvar, VMD
  • Specialty Intern, Oncology Clinical Trials
Ophthalmology Residents
Dr. Valerie Dufour, Ophthalmology, Penn Vet
  • Valerie Dufour, DVM, MSc
  • Resident, Ophthalmology
Dr. Harathi Krishnan
  • Harathi Krishnan, VMD
  • Resident, Ophthalmology
Radiology/Imaging Residents
Dr. Andrew Adazio, Penn Vet
  • Andrew Adezio, DVM
  • Resident, Radiology
Dr. Rachel Durrwacher
  • Rachel Durrwachter, VMD
  • Resident, Radiology
Sydney Gibson, DVM, Penn Vet
  • Sydney Gibson, DVM
  • Resident, Radiology
Dr. Rebecca Gomez, Penn Vet
  • Rebeca Gomez, DVM
  • Resident, Radiology
Dr. Elisa Heacock
  • Elisa Heacock, VMD
  • Resident, Radiology
Christopher Koester, DVM
  • Christopher Koester, DVM
  • Resident, Radiology
Maria-Mulvihill
  • Maria Mulvihill, DVM
  • Resident, Radiology
Dr. Lawrence Quilty, Penn Vet
  • Lawrence (Alex) Quilty, DVM
  • Resident, Radiology
Surgery Residents
Dr. Brittany Abrams, Penn Vet
  • Brittany Abrams, DVM
  • Resident, Surgery
Dr. Alison Billas

Alison Billas, VMD

Resident, Surgery 

Samuel-Burkhardt, DVM, Penn Vet
  • Samuel Burkhardt, DVM
  • Resident, Surgery
Dr. Chiara Curcillo
  • Chiara Curcillo, VMD
  • Resident, Surgery
Sarah Friday, Penn Vet 
  • Sarah Friday, DVM
  • Resident, Surgery
Dr. Tiffany Kan, Penn Vet
  • Tiffany Kan, DVM
  • Resident, Surgery
Dr. Hunter Piegols, Penn Vet
  • Hunter Piegols, DVM
  • Resident, Surgery