Compassion-First MDAC

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Leaders at the forefront of veterinary medicine comprise the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals’ family. Created to support the advancement of veterinary medicine and the professional growth of our teams, the Medical Director’s Advancement Council (MDAC) brings together the medical leadership from each of our 45 hospitals across 14 states to collaborate, discuss our stance on current events, and determine our medical path forward. 

The MDAC is led by Stacy Burdick, DVM, DACVIM. Dr. Burdick serves as Compassion-First’s Clinical Advisor and Chief of Staff at Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals in Tinton Falls, NJ.

“I am privileged to lead a group of like-minded medical leaders dedicated to improving the profession we love.”

Stacy Burdick, DVM, DACVIM

Compassion-First Clinical Advisor , Chief of Staff,
Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals–Tinton Falls

The MDAC acts as an “arm” of Compassion-First by communicating online weekly, and meeting in-person regularly. Together, they lead our inspiring environment of constant professional development and collaboration. Through the MDAC, our doctors are able to easily and quickly reach their peers from across the country to collaborate and ask medical and hospital operational questions on best practices. This open line of communication has allowed our hospitals to not only improve patient care, but also to learn new and efficient ways to treat pets and manage their hospitals.

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Our Council Members

Stacy Burdick, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Stacy Burdick, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Board Chair, Compassion-First Clinical Advisor

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals

Tinton Falls, NJ

Bradford J. Holmberg, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVO

Bradford J. Holmberg, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVO

AERA Animal Eye Center of NJ

Little Falls, NJ

Rebecca Scelba, DVM

Rebecca Scelba, DVM

Animal Emergency & Referral Associates (AERA)

Fairfield, NJ

Amy Polage, DVM

Amy Polage, DVM

Animal Emergency & Specialty Center (AESC)

Parker, CO

Megan Turner, DVM

Megan Turner, DVM

Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas (AEHNT)

Grapevine, TX

Steve Tepper, DVM

Steve Tepper, DVM

Animal Health Care of Marlboro (AHC)

Englishtown, NJ

Cassie Prpich, BVSc, MANZCVS (Internal Medicine), DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology

Cassie Prpich, BVSc, MANZCVS (Internal Medicine), DACVS-SA, ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology

Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists (AMVS)

Longmont, CO

Justin Mathis, DVM, DACVECC

Justin Mathis, DVM, DACVECC

Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists (AMVS)

Longmont, CO

Lindsay Vaughn, DVM, DACVECC

Lindsay Vaughn, DVM, DACVECC

Austin Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (AVES)

Austin, TX

Joana Goic, DVM, DACVECC

Joana Goic, DVM, DACVECC

Avets

Monroeville, PA

Matthew Uzzle, DVM

Matthew Uzzle, DVM

Bush Advanced Veterinary Imaging (BAVI)

Leesburg, VA

Jessica Barker, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Jessica Barker, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)

Bush Veterinary Neurology Service (BVNS)

Springfield, VA

Rachel Halpin, DVM, DACVECC

Rachel Halpin, DVM, DACVECC

Critical Care

Care Center

Dayton, OH

Sophy Jesty, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Sophy Jesty, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Charleston Veterinary Referrral Center (CVRC)

Charleston, SC

Joanne Franks, DVM, DACVS

Joanne Franks, DVM, DACVS

Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center (DVSC) - Ft. Worth

Fort Worth, TX

Katherine Wells, DVM

Katherine Wells, DVM

Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center (DVSC) - Grapevine

Grapevine, TX

Brent Wilkens, DVM, DACVS

Brent Wilkens, DVM, DACVS

Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center (DVSC) - North Dallas

Dallas, TX

Fulton Reaugh, DVM, DACVS

Fulton Reaugh, DVM, DACVS

Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center (DVSC) - North Dallas

Dallas, TX

Robert Radasch, DVM, MS, DACVS

Robert Radasch, DVM, MS, DACVS

Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center (DVSC) - North Dallas

Dallas, TX

Scott Bertrand, DVM, DACVS

Scott Bertrand, DVM, DACVS

Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center (DVSC) - Plano

Plano, TX

Richard Rothman, DVM

Richard Rothman, DVM

East End Veterinary Center (EEVC)

Riverhead, NY

W. Thomas McNicholas, Jr., DVM, DACVS

W. Thomas McNicholas, Jr., DVM, DACVS

First Coast Veterinary Specialists (FCVS)

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Joshua Parra, DVM, Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

Joshua Parra, DVM, Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

Florida Veterinary Referral Center (FVRC)

Estero, FL

Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS, DACCT, CCRP

Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS, DACCT, CCRP

Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS)

Plainview, NY

Jocelyn Cooper, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Jocelyn Cooper, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

MissionVet Specialty & Emergency

San Antonio, TX

Kristin Lane, DVM

Kristin Lane, DVM

General Practice

Linwood Pet Hospital

Linwood, NJ

Tige Witsberger, DVM, DACVS

Tige Witsberger, DVM, DACVS

MissionVet Specialty & Emergency

San Antonio, TX

Barbara L. Maton, DVM, DACVECC

Barbara L. Maton, DVM, DACVECC

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals - Hillsborough (RBVH)

Hillsborough, NJ

Carrie Muller, DVM

Carrie Muller, DVM

Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals - Tinton Falls (RBVH)

Tinton Falls, NJ

Michelle Carnes, MS, DVM, DACVIM

Michelle Carnes, MS, DVM, DACVIM

Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology (SCAN)

Naples, FL

Ingar Krebs, DVM, DIPLOMATE ACVS-SA

Ingar Krebs, DVM, DIPLOMATE ACVS-SA

Upstate Vet Specialty & Emergency

Asheville, NC

Rob Presley, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Rob Presley, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Upstate Vet Specialty & Emergency

Greenville, SC

Stephanie G. Foote, DVM, DACVS

Stephanie G. Foote, DVM, DACVS

VetMED

Phoenix, AZ

Wendy Watts, VMD

Wendy Watts, VMD

Virginia Veterinary Centers (VVC) Richmond & Midlothian

Margret Donahue, DVM, Practice Limited to Critical Care

Margret Donahue, DVM, Practice Limited to Critical Care

Virginia Veterinary Centers (VVC)

Fredericksburg, VA

John D. Anastasio, DVM, DACVECC

John D. Anastasio, DVM, DACVECC

VRC

Malvern, PA

Jessica Ennis, DVM, CVA

Jessica Ennis, DVM, CVA

Cherry Hill Animal Hospital

Cherry Hill, NJ

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