Veterinary Specialists

Our Specialists

Dina M. Schofield, DVM, DACVS

Surgeon

Dr. Schofield is originally from Chester County, Pennsylvania. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree with a minor in Genetics from North Carolina State University. Thereafter, she attended NCSU Veterinary School where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the California Animal Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Schofield returned to the east coast to complete a 3 year residency program in Small Animal Surgery at the Veterinary Referral Center in Malvern, Pennsylvania. She worked as a small animal surgeon at a referral practice in Maryland and is board certified by the College of Veterinary Surgeons.

 

Dina is dedicated to offering her surgical skills and medical knowledge for your referral patients and clients. While research focus during her residency was on laryngeal paralysis and airway surgery, she also has diversified her research experience in orthopedics with Total Hip Replacements. Her special interests include surgical diseases of the respiratory system (laryngeal paralysis, brachycephalic airway syndrome, lung lobectomy), surgical oncology (reconstructive surgery, skin flaps, mandibulectomies), urinary surgery (congenital abnormalities, ectopic ureters, incontinence, USMI, recurrent UTIs, tumor reconstruction), neurologic and orthopedic surgery. She has completed the Penn Hip and TPLO Certification. Dr. Schofield is proficient in diagnosing lameness and performing ACL surgery. Her most recent research publication is on a new surgical technique for Laryngeal Paralysis in Dog.

 

Affiliations:

Diplomat American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)

Associate Member Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology (VSSO)

Member American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Lisa Suslak-Brown, VMD DACVR

Radiologist

Dr. Lisa Suslak-Brown has been providing radiology consultations and ultrasound services to veterinary practices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has worked periodically as an adjunct faculty member in the Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center since 1996.

 

She is dedicated to providing veterinarians, veterinary patients and pet owners with the highest quality diagnostic information. She strives to support referring veterinarians by accommodating the services her practice offers the individual needs of their hospitals.

 

Dr. Suslak-Brown is currently on the board of directors of eVet Diagnostics. This is a radiology consultation service that is established and run by veterinary radiologists to best serve veterinarians. Dr. Suslak-Brown thoroughly enjoys working in a supportive role with all of her clients and welcomes the opportunity to serve new veterinary hospitals in the region.

 

Dr. Suslak-Brown is a horse enthusiast, was in an exclusively equine practice 1991-1993, and has worked in clinical radiology at The University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center on a part-time basis for 15 years. She has trained veterinary students, residents and interns in equine radiology and published an article on Purchase radiography in horses in the veterinary journal Clinical Techniques in Equine Practice.

Practice Limited to Internal Medicine

Jennifer Babineaux, DVM, DABVP

Ultrasound

Dr. Jennifer Babineaux graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.  She completed an internal medicine residency at East Bay Veterinary Specialists in 2009, where she focused on  ultrasound and cardiology. Following her residency, she worked for 4 years at the San Francisco SPCA providing internal medicine, ultrasound and cardiology services at the combined shelter and public hospital.  During this time Dr. Babineaux developed an interest in feline medicine, and became one of 90 boarded feline specialists in the world.  Dr. Babineaux joined the internal medicine team of VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists in 2013, and moved to Philadelphia in 2014. Dr. Babineaux’s practice is limited to internal medicine and ultrasound.

 

Dr. Babineaux has received hundreds of hours of ultrasound and echocardiogram training and has worked extensively with boarded internists, surgeons, oncologists and other specialists.  She has has also trained other doctors to perform ultrasounds.

 

Dr. Babineaux appreciates the importance of ultrasound in the practice of veterinary medicine.  By bringing the power of advanced ultrasound skills into veterinary practices, she helps veterinarians provide clients with a diagnosis for challenging medical cases.

Jonathan C. Goodwin, DVM, DACVIM

Cardiologist

Dr Jonathan Goodwin received his veterinary degree from Tuskegee University. He completed his internship in 2000 at the Coral Springs Animal Hospital, and then went on to complete a cardiology residency at Purdue University from 2005 to 2008. Dr. Goodwin is a Diplomate of The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology).

Cecilia Helinski, DVM

Cardiologist

Dr. Helinski received her DVM from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. She interned at Oklahoma State University and completed her veterinary residency in Cardiopulmonary Medicine at the University of Florida and University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Helinski completed a one year post-doctoral program at the Temple University School of Medicine studying venous thrombosis.