Doctors

  • Oncology

    Joanna Schmit, DVM, MS

    Joanna Schmit, DVM, MS joined BEVS in September 2016.  She attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota and completed her internship, Master’s Degree and oncology residency at the University of Illinois. After completing her residency, she worked in at a referral center in Minnesota. When not at work, Dr. Schmit is enjoying all that Vermont has to offer.  She loves to be outdoors, enjoys hiking, kayaking and camping.  She has two dogs, Weasel and Ena who are excellent couch potatoes.

  • Rehabilitation & Acupuncture

    Pamela Levin, DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVPP

    Dr. Pam Levin is originally from New Hampshire and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire in 1992. She graduated from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 after completing her senior clinical rotations at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Levin has practiced as a small animal general practitioner and emergency and critical care veterinarian in New York, New Jersey, California, and Massachusetts. Dr. Levin received her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2009 through The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and her Certification in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy in 2011 through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Prior to joining BEVS in 2016, Dr. Levin served as staff acupuncturist and rehabilitation therapist at a large emergency and referral hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Levin’s areas of interest include improving patient’s quality of life though pain management, therapeutic exercise, and noninvasive adjunctive therapies.

    Dr.  Pamela Levin is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP).  Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioners are veterinary professionals that the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) has recognized as having the training and skills necessary to practice animal pain management effectively and ethically.  IVAPM’s certification program is rigorous and comprehensive, covering pain medications, physical rehabilitation, therapeutic laser and acupuncture.  Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioners are committed to recognizing and treating pain in all their patients in the safest and most effective manner possible.  Dr. Pamela Levin is the only CVPP in the State of Vermont.

  • Surgery

    Garrett M. Levin, DVM, DACVS

    Dr. Levin is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).  Originally from California, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of California at Davis in 1994 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 1999.  Dr. Levin completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship in 2000 and a three-year comprehensive surgery residency in 2003 at The Animal Medical Center in New York.

    Dr. Levin’s areas of special interest include cardiothoracic surgery, orthopedic surgery, soft-tissue surgery, neurosurgery, stem cell therapy, and emergency and trauma surgery.  He has extensive training in Interventional Radiology (IR) and Interventional Endoscopy (IE), working with human IR specialists at Deborah Heart & Lung Institute in New Jersey and The Animal Medical Center in New York.

    Dr. Levin is trained in the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgical procedure for treating cranial cruciate ligament rupture, and performs a range of minimally invasive surgeries including arthroscopy, thoracoscopy and laparoscopy, as well as minimally invasive fracture repair.

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  • Surgery

    Helia Zamprogno, DVM, MS, PhD

    Dr.  Zamprogno completed a small animal surgical residency at the University of Illinois. Her greatest interest is in the orthopedic field, including joint replacements, stem cell therapy, and minimally invasive fracture repair techniques.  Dr.  Zamprogno managed her own mobile practice in Brazil, prior to moving to the US to pursue further surgery specialization. During her PhD program, she worked in a stem cell laboratory, where she gained knowledge of mesenchymal cell cultures and their clinical application in humans and companion animals. Results of her studies were presented in several conferences in Brazil, Europe and at the ACVS symposium in Seattle.

  • Internal Medicine

    Amy Cordner, DVM, DACVIM

    Dr. Cordner graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She then completed a rotating internship at The Ohio State University and a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Cordner became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2010. She enjoys all aspects of internal medicine but has a special interest in urinary tract disease, gastrointestinal disease, and immune-mediated diseases.

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  • Internal Medicine

    Bryan Harnett, DVM, DACVIM

    Medical Director

    Dr. Harnett is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. Following graduation, he completed both his internship and internal medicine residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. From 2000-2007 he was a staff internist at Mission MedVet in Kansas City. In 2007, he moved to Vermont and joined BEVS as medical director and its first veterinary specialist. Dr. Harnett lives in Jericho with his family and their dog and two cats. He enjoys mountain biking, skiing, mowing the grass, and plowing the driveway.

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  • Emergency & Critical Care

    Tom Hecimovich, DVM

    Emergency & Critical Care Services Director

    Dr. Tom Hecimovich graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine and Dartmouth College. Following graduation, Dr. Hecimovich worked at primary care veterinary practices in the area. He joined the original emergency service, Veterinary Emergency Services (VES) on its inception in 1999 and now heads the Emergency department at BEVS. He lives down by the river with several previously broken cats.

  • Emergency & Critical Care

    Jodi Halpin, DVM

    Dr. Jodi Halpin graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Following a year internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists, she moved to Vermont to work at Brown Animal Hospital. She joined the Burlington Emergency Veterinary Service as one of the full-time doctors in July, 2005. She lives in Essex Junction with her family, who share their home with a Greater Swiss Mountain dog – Fiona, a Great Dane – Libby, and two cats – Puddles and Lars.

  • Emergency & Critical Care

    Lisa Kiniry, DVM

    Dr. Lisa Kiniry received her veterinary degree from Tufts University, School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2004. She completed her internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Dr. Kiniry was Medical Director, and a practicing emergency doctor at Bay State Veterinary Emergency Services from 2006 until she joined InTown Veterinary Group in 2008. Dr. Kiniry grew up in Shelburne, Vermont and is happy to be home.

  • Emergency & Critical Care

    Amanda Rutter, DVM

    Dr. Amanda Rutter graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and practiced in Florida and New York before settling in Vermont in 2012. Her veterinary interests include emergency and critical care medicine, and ultrasound. Dr. Rutter received her Veterinary CPR Certification in 2016. In her free time, she can be found hiking and camping with her children and husband. Family pets include; Stevie the wonder dog and Private Tim Fluffbutt.

  • Emergency, Surgery & Internal Medicine

    Lisa Quinn, DVM

    Dr. Quinn completed her undergraduate degree at the University of New Hampshire and is a graduate of Mississippi College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Quinn joined our internship program in June.