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Elizabeth Falk  DVM, DACVD

Dr. Falk graduated from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship followed by 5 years in general practice. Her passion for dermatology led to a specialty internship in the field, followed by a residency in dermatology at Tufts University. Dr. Falk is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. She joined CUVS in 2017 to found our Dermatology Service. Dr. Falk enjoys all facets of dermatology, with a particular passion for allergies and auto-immune diseases. Her research has focused on dermatologic side-effects of chemotherapy in dogs and on the common auto-immune diseases, pemphigus foliaceus and perianal fistulas.


Kelly Flynn  PhD, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Flynn is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary medical school, she worked as an invasive cardiovascular technician for several years then completed a PhD at Yale University in fields related to biomedical research. Following veterinary medical school, Dr. Flynn completed a rotating-internship at a busy emergency-specialty center before returning to UW-Madison for a Cardiology residency. She joined CUVS in 2023.

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Elizabeth Goudie-DeAngelis  DVM, DACVAA

Dr. Goudie-DeAngelis is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Following an internship, she completed a residency in Comparative Anesthesiology and a Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She then returned to the east coast to found the anesthesiology service in a large multispecialty practice, overseeing anesthesia in 4 hospitals for several years. After working with CUVS intermittently for a couple of years, Dr. Goudie-DeAngelis joined CUVS part-time in 2021. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA).

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Rachel Matusow Wynne  MS, DVM, DACVO

Dr. Matusow Wynne received both her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. Following an internship, she pursued a research fellowship at the Ohio State University College of Optometry, investigating preventative strategies for postoperative complications of cataract surgery in dogs and humans. She then completed a residency in veterinary ophthalmology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Matusow Wynne is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. She joined CUVS in 2015.


Emma Stanley  DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Stanley received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed rotating and Internal Medicine specialty internships in New York City, followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Stanley became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2018. She practiced at a busy specialty and emergency hospital in NYC for several years before joining CUVS in 2023.


Alison Tarbell  DVM

Dr. Tarbell graduated from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She completed a rotating internship as well as a specialty internship at the Animal Medical Center, followed by a residency in Diagnostic Imaging. Dr. Tarbell practiced in Maryland for a few years before joining the CUVS team in 2022. Dr. Tarbell enjoys using multiple imaging modalities in a complementary way to help diagnose patients – especially radiographs, ultrasound, and CT.



Nicole Van Sant  BS, LVT, VTS (ECC)

Nicole Van Sant is the Nursing Director at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS). She completed a pre-veterinary program at Pace University and then earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree from Mercy College. She has spent over 2 decades in specialty veterinary medicine, primarily Emergency and Critical Care. She is board-certified as a  Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) by the Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians. Nicole has been with CUVS since its inception in 2011, providing expertise and nursing leadership. She is an Adjunct Professor at Mercy College Department of Veterinary Technology and a prolific lecturer and mentor.


Tracey Mahoney  LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

Tracey Mahoney has worked in specialty-emergency practice since 2009, and exclusively in anesthesia and surgery since 2012. She joined CUVS’ Surgery Department in 2013 where she is a senior anesthesia nurse and trainer. Tracey is a board-certified Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Anesthesia & Analgesia. She was the 2021 recipient of the Louise O'Dwyer Aspiration Award. She is passionate about teaching and is actively involved with CUVS' VTS mentorship program.


Crystal Zamfino  CVT, VTS (ECC)

Crystal Zamfino is an ICU technician and shift lead in CUVS’  Emergency & Critical Care Department. She received her bachelor of Veterinary Technology from Quinnipiac University. She is a board-certified Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) by the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians. She is also passionate about exotic animal medicine.


Leticia Gonzalez  CVT

Leticia is the Internal Medicine Nursing Supervisor at CUVS. She has worked in specialty medicine over 7 years. Leticia began her career at CUVS in 2016 as an Emergency and Critical Care assistant and, shortly after, joined the Internal Medicine Department.  After earning her Veterinary Technician Certification in 2019, she has worked in the department as an internal medicine nurse and in various leadership roles, including trainer. Leticia is working toward her VTS certification in Internal Medicine.


Carrie Tucker  LVT, BS

Carrie Tucker graduated with a BS in Spanish and International Business from Penn State University in 1995 and received her Veterinary Technology degree from Westchester Community College in 2018. In 2018 Carrie joined CUVS where she works in the surgery and emergency critical care departments and in 2020 became an adjunct professor teaching first year Vet Tech students at Westchester Community College. As a permanent member of the CUVS surgery department, Carrie is a technician in recovery, anesthesia and surgery and would like to pursue a specialty in Anesthesia and Analgesia. She currently lives in Westchester, NY with her 3 teenage children and 2 rescue dogs.


Stacy Heller  CVT

Bio coming soon.


Sandra Farfan  LVT, VTS (Oncology)

Sandra is a board-certified Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Oncology. She joined the oncology department at Cornell University Veterinary specialists in 2017. Sandra has written and presented case reports at specialty conferences including the ACVIM Forum and Veterinary Cancer Society. One of her reports was published in Today’s Veterinary Nurse Summer 2018. Sandra's passions include traveling; (she has visited 44 countries!) and spending time with her pets.  


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