Meet The Staff Of Cushing Square Vet Clinic

Meet the friendly staff at Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic!

  • Dr.
    Dawn Binder

    Owner of Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic, earned my degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary medicine in 1995. I was raised in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 1987. My parents still live in Belmont and drop by with staff snacks and to pat the stray kitties all the time! I have a special interest in soft tissue surgery and intensive medical care. I work with several amazing rescue groups in tge area including Legacy rescue, Cat Connection and Guardian Angels Cat Rescue. I live in Watertown with my husband Peter, our daughter Emma, our golden retriever Pixie and our cats Puffy and Goblin. In my free time i love to hike, swim, run and bake!

  • Dr.
    Mary Ellen Starble

    I received my veterinary degree from Ross University school of veterinary medicine in 2005, which is located on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis, then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship in Chicago Illinois in June 2016. My first job out of school was at Danvers animal Hospital in Danvers mass, I worked there for 11 years as an associate veterinarian. I then joined the Cushing Square Vet family in March 2017. I also work closely with sweet paws rescue in Groveland mass taking care of stray and unwanted cats and dogs from Alabama and Mississippi. I live with a Yorkshire terrier named Liv and a feisty Chihuahua named Shane who will most likely greet you at the door, plus my three cats Mr. Kitty lefty and Falco.

    In my spare time I like to travel, go to country music concerts, camp and go to the beach in the summertime. 

  • Jen Waldron CVT, BS

    Jen is a certified veterinary nurse who received her training at Mount Ida College in 2012.She joined the Cushing Square Vet team with Dawn in 2013. She lives at home with the menagerie of pets including a cat dog two ducks three parrots and a sugar glider. In her free time she likes to paddleboard travel and hike the white mountains with her dog Nico.

  • Cristina Vaiani

    I graduated in 2001 from Vermont to technical college with my associates in applied science in veterinary technology. Since then I have worked as a veterinary technician in large specialty practices and in general practices. I started work at Cushing Square Vet in 2016. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my seven-year-old son and our three-year-old beagle mix. We enjoy playing at the park, going to the movies and being around family and friends.

  • Meaghan

    I was born and raised in Belmont MA. After high school I continued my education and received my bachelors in applied sciences from Keene State College In 2013. While spending my years in NH, i rescued my now 5 years old boxer mix Ivey! My career as a veterinary assistant began at Banfield Pet hospital 3 years ago, and this fall decided to join the team at Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic!

  • Kara

    She graduated from Clark University with with a bachelor of arts in physical anthropology in 2017. She is currently taking a pre-requisite for veterinary school. She has a special interest in animal behavior and nutrition. She also works part time running her own dog walking business. She loves all animals and has a dog,cat and a rabbit. In her free time She enjoys hiking playing soccer cooking and spending time with friends and family.

  • Dr.
    Josh Gidlewski
    Staff Cardiologist

    Our amazing board certified cardiologist. He has been part of our staff for over 5 years. He is passionate about cardiac care for our patients. In his spare time he enjoys playing music on his guitar and running. 

  • Cathy
    Volunteer Staff

    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!

  • Brad Casselman, CVT

    Brad has been a dedicated and amazing member of our hospital family for 14 years! He graduated from UVM in 2003 and has worked with animals ever since. He loves dental cleaning and is especially interested in pet dental health. He lives with his 12 year old golden retriever, Jesse James.

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