Meet The Staff Of Cushing Square Vet Clinic

Meet the friendly staff at Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic!

  • Dr.
    Dawn Binder
    Veterinarian

    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 the area including Legacy rescue, Cat Connection and Guardian Angels Cat Rescue. I live in Watertown with my husband Peter, our daughter Emma, and our cats Puffy and Goblin, and Edward. In my free time i love to hike, swim, run and bake!

  • Dr.
    Mary Ellen Starble
    Veterinarian

    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. 

  • Cristina Vaiani
    Technician

    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 Cunningham

    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 8 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!

  • 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, BS

    Brad has been a dedicated and amazing member of our hospital family since 2004! 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 14 year old golden retriever, Jesse James.

  • Dr. Alan Bodenmueller
    Veterinarian

    I received my veterinary degree from the University of Santa Catarina , School of Veterinary medicine in 1998. It is located in the south of Brazil where I practiced for several years working with small and large animals. I worked in Africa for a year and then came to the States to pursue a Master’s Degree from Northeastern University. I currently hold veterinary licenses in both Massachusetts and Brazil. I am fluent in English and Portuguese, and proficient in Spanish. I was employed as an associate veterinarian at the North Shore Animal Hospital for four years and am proud to announce I have now joined the Cushing Square Vet family! In my spare time, I participate in the MSPCA feral cat sterilization program. I reside in Melrose and enjoy spending time with my wife, Monia, my two year old son, Daniel and my pets, Dora and Lucy. My hobbies include hiking, traveling, cooking and tennis. 

  • Andi Wang
    Receptionist/Tech

    Hi, I'm Andi, I graduated from Colorado College in 2011 with a B.A. in Biology. I have worked as an outdoor education teacher and second grade teacher for the last ten years and am now pursuing a career change with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. I have are large dog named Bear and in my spare time I will either be hiking with him or you will find me climbing at the rock gym.

  • Bonny Bowers
    Front Office Manager

    I followed my love of animals and it lead me here!!!  After 12 years in the banking industry I decided I want to do something that will put me in the company of animals, so here I am and I LOVE it. I have two rescue dogs presently, Ava and Laina Lou, both mixed breeds.

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Monday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed