Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic
Call Us Today! 617-489-4482
Address: 133 Trapelo Rd, Belmont MA 02478
Established in 1982, Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic provides the highest quality care for its patients. In addition, the clinic provides veterinary medical & surgical services for a local feline rescue group and provides professional services for the town of Belmont rabies clinics.

Meet the Staff of Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic


Dr. Dawn Binder
Owner of Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic, earned her V.M.D degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She is a native of Belmont and has worked for the last 18 years as a small animal practitioner. She has a special interest in surgery and works with a number of rescue groups. She lives with her husband Peter, and daughter Emma. Dr Binder's pets include a golden retriever named Pixie, and three cats named Puffy, Franny, & Goblin.
Dr. Mary Ellen Starble
Earned her D.V.M. from Ross University in 2005. She grew up in Somerville, but now lives in Waltham.
She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Berwyn and VCA Aurora in Illinois in 2006. She practiced veterinary medicine at Danvers Animal Hospital for 10 years before joining Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic in March of 2017. She has three cats and her Yorkshire terrier named Liv. In her spare time she enjoys reading, camping, and going to the beach.



Cristina earned her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Vermont Technical College in 2001. She has over 15 years of work experience in the field including large referral and specialty hospitals as well as private practices. She joined the Cushing Square team in September of 2016. Cristina lives locally with her family and young son. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, time by the ocean and kickboxing.
Jen CVT, BS:

Jen is a certified veterinary technician and received her certification from Mount Ida College in 2012. She joined the Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic team in September of 2013. She lives with a menagerie of animals including several ducks and birds (Quaker Parrot, Lovebird, Cockatiel and Sun Conure), her dog Nico, her cat Cheeto, a Mini Lop rabbit and last but not least the sugar glider, Evon!
Becca CVT, BS, LAT:

Becca is a certified veterinary technician, as well as a certified lab animal technician. She graduated from Mount Ida in 2013. Becca joined out team in May of 2016. She lives with her chocolate lab named Lola. She loves all animals including reptiles and rodents! In her spare time she enjoys crossfit!
Christina & Liz
Jen, Abby, & Becca
Liz is a veterinary assistant currently completing her Bachelors of Science at Brandeis University. She is planning on attending veterinary school in the near future. She joined Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic in September of 2016. Liz loves all animals and currently lives with her two cats, Mithymna and Algae. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cooking, and volunteering with a cat rescue group locally in Waltham.



Evan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University in 2000. He has been working as a receptionist since March 2011. He is also head of IT here at Cushing Square.

Volunteer Staff

Cathy, Dr. Emara, & Elaine

Cathy:Cathy is our most dedicated volunteer! She comes in every day to give the cats their evening meals and some TLC. She also manages the Peeper’s Fund, which helps those in need afford necessary veterinary care. She always has a smile on her face, and is the cheerleader of our Clinic!