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Farm and Fiber Service

Farm and Fiber Service

Our Farm and Fiber Animal Service offers both routine and specialized care for alpacas, llamas, goats, sheep and pigs.

We are proud to be one of the nation’s few providers with four expert large animal internists including Dr. Daniela Bedenice, who is also a board-certified specialist in Emergency and Critical Care and an internationally recognized expert in camelid medicine, facilitating continued advancements in camelid research. Our faculty, residents, technicians and staff work together as a collective healthcare team, drawing on their combined experience that spans across a wide range of medical fields.

Our advanced diagnostic evaluation, specialized treatment and consultation service covers a broad spectrum of medical and surgical conditions and provides 24-hour emergency and critical care, in addition to around-the-clock care for hospitalized patients. Our Isolation facility is unparalleled in New England. We are equipped to treat patients affected by infectious diseases such as salmonellosis, coronavirus and cryptosporidiosis.

Dedicated to advancing veterinary care, we work continuously to improve clinical outcomes with innovative research in the areas of infectious disease, geriatric medicine, lung disease, pharmacology, and metabolic and endocrine dysfunctions.

Specialty Services

Advanced On-site Diagnostics and Procedures

  • Digital Radiographs
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • On-Site Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Biopsy Service
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Specialized Ultrasound and Minimally Invasive Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Echocardiography
  • Electromyography
  • Hemodialysis
  • On-Site Clinical Pathology Laboratory – Full Service Clinical Laboratory and Histopathology Services
  • Cerebral Spinal Fluid Collection and In-House Analysis
  • Radiography, CT, MRI and Nuclear Scintigraphy with In-House Board-Certified Interpretation

Our Team

Daniela Bedenice

Respiratory Physiology
Large Animal Medicine

Nick Frank

Endocrinology, Obesity, and Laminitis
Internal Medicine

Carlos M. Gradil


Alisha M. Gruntman

Large Animal Internal Medicine

Thomas M. Jenei

Large Animal Surgery

Carl A. Kirker-Head

General Large Animal Surgery

Melissa Mazan

Internal Medicine, Equine Respiratory System, and Lung Function

Kristen E. Thane

Regenerative Medicine
Internal Medicine