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SPEAKERS. 

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Marnin Forman  DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Forman is a graduate of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, and completed his internship at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a Nephrology Fellowship, at the University of California-Davis. He is board-certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine since 2003, and joined CUVS at its inception in 2011. Dr. Forman’s special interests and research focus include nephrology, gastroenterology (particularly pancreatic diseases) and interventional endoscopy/radiology.

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Alexander Geddes  BVetMed, PGDip (VCP), DAVDC, MRCVS

Dr. Geddes received his veterinary degree from The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, England. After spending some time in general practice, he returned to The RVC to pursue a rotating internship. He subsequently moved to the United States to complete a residency in Dentistry & Oral Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Geddes enjoys all aspects of veterinary dentistry, oral & maxillofacial surgery. He has a particular interest in the treatment of maxillofacial trauma and surgical oncology of the mouth and face, and has published a number of scientific articles on the subject.

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Megan Murray  VMD

Dr. Murray is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After completing an internship at the University of Pennsylvania, she served as a Staff Veterinarian in the Emergency Service. She then completed a residency in Emergency and Critical Care, also at the University of Pennsylvania. She joined CUVS in 2021. Dr. Murray is passionate about creating options for families to provide the best possible medicine and outcome for their pets. She is warm, outgoing and compassionate, building strong relationships with clients and veterinarians alike.

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Stephanie Seller  DVM, DACVR

Dr. Seller received her veterinary degree from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, she completed a residency in Diagnostic Imaging also at the Animal Medical Center. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Dr. Seller is particularly interested in ultrasound, and in computed tomography (CT) imaging related to vascular anomalies. Her research has focused on a novel morphology of a congenital vascular anomaly in dogs known as an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt.

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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.

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Kendall Wilson  DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Cornell University and received her veterinary degree from Western University in Southern California. She completed an internship followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, and is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She practiced at a busy multispecialty referral hospital in Brooklyn prior to joining CUVS in 2020. Dr. Wilson enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, with special interests in infectious disease, endoscopy, urology, gastroenterology, and hematology. Her research has focused on renal biomarkers in cats with urinary tract obstructions.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Leticia Gonzalez  CVT

Leticia is 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 VTS certification in Internal Medicine.

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