Meet Our Team
Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Rutter received her veterinary CPR certification in 2016 through the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC). In 2018, she became a Fear Free Certified Professional, meaning she can not only look out for your pets’ physical health but also their emotional well-being.
Her veterinary interests include emergency and critical care medicine, and ultrasound. In her free time, Dr. Rutter can be found hiking and camping with her children and husband.
Dr. Halpin 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).
Dr. Kiniry served as medical director and a practicing emergency veterinarian at Bay State Veterinary Emergency Services from 2006 until she joined InTown Veterinary Group in 2008. She became part of the BEVS team in May 2015.
Dr. Kiniry grew up in Shelburne, VT, and is happy to be home.
Dr. Lummis earned her DVM from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and started her career in a general farm practice focused on caring for dairy cattle. She reinvented herself as a companion animal veterinarian and spent several years honing those skills before opening and managing a feline-exclusive veterinary hospital. Her experience includes many years working with animal shelters, spay and neuter clinics, and humane organizations to treat homeless pets, including as one of two staff veterinarians on the Field Investigations and Response Team of the ASPCA, which oversaw the medical response to large-scale disasters and cruelty investigations. Dr. Lummis joined the BEVS Emergency team in 2022.
Dr. Weikert earned her DVM from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. Prior to attending veterinary school, she got her B.A. in Environmental Science from Bard College and spent more than a decade working in the bioscience industry, including working on vaccine manufacturing as a biotechnician for Merck & Co. She joined the BEVS Emergency team in the summer of 2022.
Dr. Marble earned her undergraduate degree right here at the University of Vermont before earning her veterinary degree from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has extensive experience in emergency medicine, and is also ranked as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Department Veterinary Corps. Among her deployments, she provided all routine, emergency, and surgical care to more than 600 active patients as the only veterinarian serving Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and joined the BEVS Emergency team in the summer of 2022.
Dr. Wilson earned her veterinary degree from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2021 and received her undergraduate degree from Lehigh University with a B.A. in Biology. She completed a rotating internship at VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona in Mesa, AZ. She joined BEVS in the Emergency team in the summer of 2022.
DVM, DACVIM, Medical Director
DVM: Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Internship & Residency: Animal Medical Center
Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Dr. Harnett is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). He earned his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, he completed both his internship and internal medicine residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. From 2000 to 2007, Dr. Harnett 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. Outside of work, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, mowing the grass, and plowing the driveway.
DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internship: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Sacramento Animal Medical Group, 1988
Residency: Small Animal Internal Medicine, Texas Veterinary Medical Center, 1991
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, 1992
Following Dr. Zenger’s clinical and academic training and achieving board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1992, she completed a formal Ph.D. in Molecular Biology examining cellular mechanisms of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)-associated neuropathogenesis. In 1998 Dr. Zenger co-founded Bay Area Veterinary Specialists (BAVS), where she also served as medical director and staff internist. While wearing multiple hats at BAVS, she completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the AIDS Oncology Program at the University of California, San Francisco, and maintained a research appointment in the AIDS Immunobiology Lab at San Francisco General Hospital studying pathogenesis of AIDS-associated diseases such as dementia and lymphoma. She joined the BEVS team in July 2018.
Dr. Zenger’s professional interests include feline infectious disease, oncology, endocrinology, and gastroenterology. In addition to her love for clinical medicine, she regularly participates in and lectures at scientific meetings and veterinary schools around the world. She currently shares her home with Chester, a 4-year-old Shollie (Border Collie/Shepherd).
Rebecca J. Stevens
VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VMD: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Internship: Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University
Residency: Small Animal Internal Medicine, Matthew J. Ryan Hospital, University of Pennsylvania
Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Dr. Stevens joined the BEVS family and became a Vermont resident in August 2020. She grew up in Maryland outside of Washington, DC, and attended Bowdoin College where she majored in Biology and minored in Art History. She then attended University of Pennsylvania for veterinary school, where she developed a special interest in internal medicine. She made the Dean’s List for four consecutive years and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Stevens went on to complete her rotating internship at Tufts University and her internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania. While Dr. Stevens enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, she is particularly interested in hepatobiliary diseases, endocrine diseases, hematology, and immune-mediated diseases.
When she’s not at work, Dr. Stevens enjoys biking, running, and soccer, as well as spending time with her pitbull mix (Poppy) and two cats (Jean Raphio and Mona Lisa). Fun facts: She is also proficient in Spanish and was a Division II Women’s Rugby All-American.
Internship: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Residency: Small Animal Surgery, The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Board Certified: American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2020)
Dr. Helmick joined the BEVS family and became a Vermont resident in June 2020. Prior to joining us, he enjoyed an eclectic background in veterinary surgical opportunities including as a clinical instructor at The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, working at large and small general practices in West Virginia and Maryland, and volunteering at People United for Rescue and Rehabilitation (P.U.R.R.), a nonprofit cat rescue organization, as a veterinarian and a board member.
He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery, including Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) and long bone fractures.
When he’s not at work, Dr. Helmick enjoys mountain biking and hiking. He and his wife share their home with two mixed breed dogs they rescued, Millie and Bernie, and two cats, Karma and Hubert. Everyone has adjusted well to their new home in Vermont.
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
DVM: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Internships: General Rotation & Neurology/Neurosurgery, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Residency: Neurology/Neurosurgery, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Board Certified: American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Allison Cowan grew up in southwestern Vermont. She graduated from Dickinson College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Following graduation, she worked in New York City for a year before deciding to study veterinary medicine. Dr. Cowan enjoys all aspects of neurology but find the treatment of inflammatory brain disease especially rewarding.
She shares her home with two cats (Flynn and Duncan) and a mixed-breed dog named Linus. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, yoga, fantasy football, spending time with friends, and cheering on the New England Patriots.
DVM: Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Kellner is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his DVM with honors.
He began his career at a mixed-animal hospital in New Mexico before moving back to Vermont to focus on companion animal care. He joined the BEVS team full-time in June 2019. He has trained under several leading veterinary dental experts and has over 25 years of experience practicing advanced veterinary dentistry. Dr. Kellner completed a residency in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery, and has also completed advanced anesthesia and pain management training.
Dr. Kellner enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, dog, and cat, and his hobbies include skiing and running, particularly road marathons and ultra-distance trail races.
Rehabilitation & Acupuncture
DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVPP
DVM: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
Certifications: International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (2009); Canine Rehabilitation Institute (2011); International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
A member of the BEVS team since June 2016, Dr. Levin is originally from New Hampshire, earning her bachelor of science degree in animal science from the University of New Hampshire in 1992. She graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 after completing senior clinical rotations at Oklahoma State University, and went on to practice as a small animal general practitioner and emergency and critical care veterinarian in New York, New Jersey, California and Massachusetts.
In 2009, she earned certification in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and certification in canine rehabilitation therapy in 2011 through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, subsequently serving as staff acupuncturist and rehabilitation therapist at a large emergency and referral hospital in New Jersey.
Notably, Dr. Levin is a certified veterinary pain practitioner (CVPP), the only veterinarian with this credential in the entire state. It means she has undergone comprehensive training in animal pain management and is uniquely qualified in such areas as pain medication, physical rehabilitation, therapeutic laser and acupuncture.
Lyn is also a founding member and Administrative Officer of the National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT), where she manages a team of over 100 veterinarians and technicians nationwide. NVRT is the primary federal resource for veterinary medical support during disaster response and special security events.
Whitney Durivage, MBA, CVPM
Whitney graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Animal Science and a few years later joined BEVS in July 2009. In 2017, she became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) and later that year earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Champlain College. She is actively involved with the local humane society (Chittenden County Humane Society), serving as a member of the Board of Directors since 2013.
Human Resources Manager
With more than 18 years of experience in various HR functions, she enjoys supporting all aspects of human engagement in the workplace – creating positive employee experiences and delivering sound administrative guidance. She has loved living in Vermont for the past 6 years and locally serves on the Board of Directors for the Vermont Council on World Affairs. She is pictured with her new Shih Tzu/Maltese puppy.
Brenna Mousaw, VTS (SAIM), CVT
Carol joined the BEVS team in June 2019 and supervises our emergency and ICU departments with a deep understanding and appreciation of what the team needs. She has worked in both the clinical care and management realms of veterinary health, serving as a veterinary technician and manager in referral and emergency hospitals across the United States since 1984. She received her Business Management Certificate from Manchester Community College and has collected several awards for her management skills over the years.
RVT ER/ICU Supervisor
Purchasing, Inventory and Equipment Coordinator