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Critical Care Department

Critical Care Department

Meghan E. Vaught DVM, DACVECC

Meghan E. Vaught DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Vaught obtained her doctorate from St. George University in May 2013 after completing her clinical rotations at the University of Pennsylvania. In June 2014, she completed a small animal rotating internship at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties hospital.  Dr. Vaught completed a three-year Emergency and Critical Care Residency at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2017. Later that year, she earned board certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 

Dr. Vaught’s clinical and research interests include but are not limited to respiratory disease/mechanical ventilation, sepsis, polytrauma and severe acid/base or electrolyte disorders. Dr Vaught’s priority is to provide the highest quality of care and medicine to each patient and their family. In her free time, Dr. Vaught enjoys spending time with her husband, their young daughter and their two cats.

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Amy Bell, DVM, DACVECC (Photo Coming Soon)

Dr. Bell obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Arizona State University in 2011 and earned a DVM from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2015. She went on to complete a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, CA, followed by a three-year emergency and critical care residency at Tufts University in Massachusetts. She completed a residency in 2019 and earned board certification the same year as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

Prior to joining us in October 2020, Dr. Bell worked as a critical care specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Bell’s clinical and research interests include transfusion medicine, coagulation, acute kidney injury and sepsis. Dr. Bell believes in a team approach and does her best to help families understand and manage their beloved pets’ conditions.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, travel, cooking, and wine tasting. She also enjoys spending time with her family and their pets, including 9-year-old Shepherd mix, Molly Jane, 3-year-old Great Dane, Oberon, and 17-year-old kitty, Cannoli.

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Kimberly Oparil, DVM, DACVECC (Photo Coming Soon)

Dr. Oparil obtained her undergraduate degree in biopsychology and child development from Tufts University in 2010 and a DVM in 2014. Following veterinary school, Dr. Oparil completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Memorial in Boston. Dr Oparil then completed a three-year residency in emergency and critical care medicine and earned board certification the same year as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Oparil worked as a critical care specialist in California prior to joining MVMC in 2020.

Dr. Oparil’s clinical and research interests include sepsis, trauma, and mechanical ventilation. She also has a strong interest in shelter medicine. She loves the fast-paced nature and holistic approach to the patient that emergency and critical care medicine entails. Dr. Oparil prides herself in providing patients with the highest quality of care and medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Oparil likes to read, cook and hike with her wife and two dogs, a Great Dane and an island mixed breed. She also enjoys snuggling her diabetic cat.

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