Meet Our Team
Emergency & Critical Care
DVM, Emergency Medical Director and Internship Coordinator
Dr. Rutter graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and practiced in Florida and New York before settling in Vermont in 2012. She received her veterinary CPR certification in 2016 through the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC). In 2018, Dr. Rutter became certified in Fear Free Professional. Fear Free certified professionals 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 graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Following a one-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 its full-time emergency doctors in July 2005.
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 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 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 2015.
Dr. Kiniry grew up in Shelburne, Vermont, and is happy to be home.
Dr. Kluetmeier graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Since then, she has worked at after-hours emergency clinics in Washington and Oregon, moving to Vermont and joining the emergency team at BEVS in 2017.
In her free time she enjoys skiing and glamping.
Dr. Springer graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and practiced general and emergency medicine in New York before settling in Vermont in 2018. Her veterinary interests include emergency and critical care, surgery, and pain management.
In her free time, Dr. Springer can be found kayaking, hiking, and camping with her family and dogs.
Dr. Lynch graduated from the University College of Dublin in 2017 and relocated to Vermont shortly afterward to join BEVS where she completed a rotating internship. With her main clinical interest being small animal emergency medicine, Dr. Lynch decided to continue working at BEVS as an emergency veterinarian.
Dr. Sullivan joined BEVS in June 2018 after graduating from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She is completing a rotating internship until summer 2019.
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 degree 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 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, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM)
DVM: Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1987
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.
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).
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board-certified cancer specialist, Dr. Schmit 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 which she worked at a veterinary referral center in Minnesota. Dr. Schmit became a Diplomate of the ACVIM (Oncology) in 2017.
When not at work, Dr. Schmit enjoys all that Vermont has to offer. She loves to be outdoors hiking, kayaking and camping. Conversely, her two dogs, Weasel and Ena, are excellent couch potatoes.
Rehabilitation & Acupuncture
DVM, CVA, CCRT, CVPP
A member of the BEVS team since 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.
Garrett M. Levin
Dr. Levin is a surgical specialist, having earned the distinction of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS). Originally from California, he earned his bachelor of science degree in animal science from the University of California at Davis in 1994, and his DVM from Ross University in 1999. He 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, 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), a 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.
Daniel Inman II
Dr. Inman relocated to Vermont in 2017 to join BEVS after graduating from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. He completed a rotating internship at BEVS and enjoyed it so much he opted to stay on and continue for another year as a surgery intern. His main clinical interest is soft tissue surgery and small animal emergency medicine.
Whitney Durivage, MBA, CVPM
Whitney is an avid animal enthusiast and has been with BEVS since 2009. She received her MBA from Champlain College and achieved her certified practice manager designation in 2017. She is actively involved with the local humane society (HSCC), serving as a member of the Board of Directors.
Human Resources Business Partner
Assistant Hospital Manager/Internal Medicine Manager
Susan’s passion is her faith and involvement in youth groups through her local church.
Michelle Carroll, CVT
Michelle enjoys long mountain bike rides and hikes in the woods with her husband and three Labradors. She actively volunteers with Therapy Dogs of VT, Fellowship of the Wheel and Little Bellas, an all-girls mentoring on mountain bikes program.
Lee Dorf, LVT
Emergency Technician Manager
Lee has a background in research, science, and emergency health. He received his BS in biology from the University of Vermont and his MPH from UMASS Amherst. Lee has trained as an EMT and worked in the field of emergency preparedness in addition to being a veterinary technician