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 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. Alan Bodenmueller
    Associate 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 enjoy soft tissue surgery, dentistry and small animal medicine. In my spare time, I participate in the MSPCA feral cat sterilization program. I reside in Melrose and enjoy spending time with my wife, my five year old son,  my cats Lucy and Brother, and my dog, Dora. My hobbies include hiking, traveling, cooking and tennis. 

  • Dr.
    Emily Lloyd
    Associate Veterinarian

    I received my veterinary degree from Mississippi State University in 2020 and joined Cushing Square Veterinary Clinic in February, 2022. I grew up in Madison, CT and worked as a veterinary technician for several years before going to vet school. I have special interests in dentistry, feline medicine, nutrition, and dermatology. I have a black Labrador, Cosmos, and two cats, Fig and Sage. In my free time I enjoy spending trying new restaurants with friends, antiquing, and caring for a variety of house plants.

  • 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. 

  • Cristina Vaiani

    I graduated in 2001 from Vermont 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 twelve-year-old son and our nine-year-old beagle mix. We enjoy playing at the park, going to the movies and being around family and friends.

  • Sophia Korber

    After graduating high school I moved to Vermont to study elementary education. While in Vermont, I volunteered at a local dog shelter and would spend so much time there that eventually I realized I would much rather pursue a career in animal studies. So I switched my majors and moved back home to begin my studies at Becker College. I started as an intern here at CSV and soon after was hired to become apart of the team. I am so happy to be here and I look forward to working with you and your fur babies! 

  • 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.

  • Kayleigh Richard
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Growing up in Winthrop Kayleigh has always had a love for animals. In high school she discovered her interests in medicine. She went on to attend North Shore Community College Animal Health Program. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2010. Kayleigh has strong interests in nutrition and physical rehabilitation. She has been working at Cushing Square since December 2022. When she is not working Kayleigh enjoys spending time with her new husband and her dog Jasper.

  • 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.

  • Cathy Bazarian
    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!

  • Angie Carson, CVT
    Practice Manager

    Angie has been a licensed, certified Veterinary Nurse for over 20 years.  She graduated from North Shore Community College Veterinary Technician Program in 2002.  She also has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Southern New Hampshire University. Her two passions in life are animals and traveling.  Her role as a clinic manager allows her to use her organizational and client relation skills.  This role highlights her empathy and compassion for our clients and their pets, as well as for the entire staff. She loves to read, watch movies and spend quality time with friends during her free time.

  • Diane Chiappinelli

    Previously, I worked the front desk and as a manager at an animal hospital before continuing my education at Lesley College to become a Kindergarten teacher.  I retired as a teacher in 2023 and decided to come back to work with animals and the people that love them.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, relaxing with my 2 cats, “J.R.” and “Sidney” and going on adventures with my corgi, “Andy”.

  • Tatiana Melo

    Tatiana was a small animal Veterinarian in Brazil for 9 years before moving to the United States in 2019.  Since practicing Veterinary medicine in the United states requires an extensive process, she decided to follow her passion working with animals as a veterinary Nurse and groomer.  She is very knowledgeable and compassionate about animal care.  She is bilingual. She speaks both English and Portuguese and when not working in the animal medical field, she spends a large amount of her time grooming pets. She loves to shop, travel and is studying spiritualism to provide comfort and strength to herself and the people she cares about while learning that there is something greater to connect all living beings that is bigger than herself.  Snuggling with her cat “Lucy” is her favorite part of her day, while keeping her late dog “Bella” close to her heart.

  • Kim Curry

    Kim has been working with animals nearly her entire life and continuously seeks to learn more. She enjoys adventuring in the outdoors, camping, and spending quality time with her family and pets. One of her favorite places is the White Mountains in New Hampshire, from exploring waterfalls to watching meteor showers along the icy river. In her down time, she also likes listening to as many podcasts as possible, participating in spooky autumn activities, and practicing her chef skills.

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