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Our Team

A love for pets, a passion for helping others, and a commitment to serving the community—that’s all in a day’s work for our veterinarians and staff members at Back Bay Veterinary Clinic. Get to know their stories and contact us for an appointment soon! We can’t wait to meet you.

Veterinarians

Veterinarians in Boston: Katherine Wheeler DVM

Katherine Wheeler, DVM Medical Director

Dr. Katherine Wheeler is from Cambridge, MA. She completed her undergraduate degree at Colorado College and graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, earning the Academic Achievement Award and admission into the international veterinary honor society, Phi Zeta. After veterinary school, Dr. Wheeler completed a community medicine small animal rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center. Her interests include surgery (soft tissue and select orthopedic procedures), ultrasonography, and internal medicine.

Dr. Graham Sager-Gellerman

Graham Sager-Gellerman, DVM

Dr. Graham Sager-Gellerman graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. His clinical interests include preventative health care, pain management, dermatology, and nutrition. He has a commitment to effective communication and values a strong doctor-client relationship. When not at the clinic, Dr. SG spends his time hiking, cooking, following baseball and hanging out with his adopted dog, Lily.

Dr. Wang

Vivian Wang, DVM

Dr. Vivian Wang completed her undergraduate degree at University of Toronto and graduated from University of Melbourne in 2014 with her DVM. After graduating, Dr. Wang completed a small animal rotating internship in Long Island, New York. Her clinical interests include avian and exotic medicine, internal medicine, emergency, and pain management. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Wang enjoys eating delicious foods, traveling, hiking, snorkeling and diving. She lives in the Boston area with a husband, two kids, a dog named Nubbin and a crested gecko named Omarion.

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Lindsey Edwards, DVM

Dr. Lindsey Edwards received bachelor’s degrees in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and Spanish from the University of Florida. She went on to also obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from UF, graduating with honors and a certificate in Aquatic Animal Medicine.

Dr. Edwards’ professional interests include preventive medicine, avian and exotic medicine, ultrasonography, and surgery. She is Fear Free Certified and looks forward to collaborating with her patients’ caretakers as a healthcare team. In her free time, you can find Dr. Edwards exploring new things to do in Boston, reading, dancing, and going on adventures with her dogs, Leighton and Dora.

Veterinarians in Boston: Tess Gannaway DVM

Tess Gannaway, DVM

Dr. Tess Gannaway hails from nearby Providence, Rhode Island. She attended Barnard College at Columbia University in New York City for her undergraduate degree. After graduation, she returned to the area and attended Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. During her time at Tufts, she traveled to various continents to study disease transmission between humans and animals with a focus on the burgeoning interdisciplinary concept of “One Health” and gender.

After graduating veterinary school, Dr. Gannaway completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship in Tucson, Arizona with a focus on emergency medicine and trauma. Although she fell in love with the desert, she returned home to the East Coast to be closer to her family. Dr. Gannaway can treat a variety of pets including birds, and her special interests include emergency medicine, zoonotic disease, and palliative/end of life care. Outside of the clinic she spends her time running, swimming, and going on adventures with her geriatric desert poodle Creature, who you can see wandering around the clinic on any given day, living the life.

Veterinarians in Boston: Pam Bendock

Pamela Bendock, VMD Founder

Pam knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at the age of four. After receiving undergraduate and doctorate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center. Pam’s desire to bring high-quality veterinary care to one of Boston’s favorite neighborhoods led to the founding of Back Bay Veterinary Clinic in 2000. With a big heart and a soft touch for her patients and their families, Pam leads the team and constantly strives to bring the most exceptional and progressive care to the practice.

Outside the office, Pam can be found with her two daughters, husband, and their menagerie of pets. She enjoys equestrian sports, gardening, yoga, and exercise. A foodie at heart, Pam’s always in pursuit of the next best bakery, ice cream shop, or artisanal offering.

Manager

Kristine Hughes

Kristine Hughes, Practice Manager

A member of the Back Bay vet team since 2010, Kristine was asked to help manage our organization in 2014. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in psychology, she has worked in general practice and emergency medicine for several years. A diligent worker with tremendous ability to manage even the most difficult situations, Kristine will gain your trust from your first meeting. When she is not advocating for the animal and human health community, you can often find her enjoying the outdoors, cooking, or planning a fun trip.

Technicians

Veterinarians in Boston: Kacey Tiersch

Kacey Tiersch, Technician Supervisor-Surgical(Care/Services), CVT

Veterinarians in Boston: Eileen Leavy

Eileen Leavey, Technician Supervisor-Outpatient (Care)(Services), CVT

Gabriella Araya

Gabriella Araya, Certified Veterinary Technician

Kayla

Kayla Gamel-Emerald, Certified Veterinary Technician

Veterinarians in Boston: Mary Moseley

Mary Moseley, Veterinary Assistant

Veterinarians in Boston: Nadia Kelley

Nadia Kelley, Veterinary Assistant

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Alison Griffin, Veterinary Assistant

Myrtianna Stoukides

Myrtianna Stoukides, Veterinary Assistant

Maya

Maya Pensa, Technician Assistant

Client Services

Veterinarians in Boston: Katrina Kohler-Tiedeman

Katrina Kohler-Tiedeman, Director of Client Services

Lorriane Lyons

Lorriane Lyons, Client Service Representative

Mearte Winter

Mearte Winter, Client Service Representative

Groomer

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Kate Fry, Groomer

Described as a Groomer Extraordinaire, Kate Fry has been with Back Bay Veterinary Clinic the longest and is a huge asset to the practice. With the patience of a saint and a talent for bringing out the best in each of her clients, Kate can be found happily ensconced in creating her latest masterpiece behind the scenes of 288 Newbury. Her following is wide and appreciative, and they prance out of the practice looking great and feeling even better! Born and raised in New York City, Kate graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1985 with a BA in theatre and writing. She attended the New York School of Dog Grooming in 1991, worked at Amsterdog Groomers in New York and joined our team in July 2001. She enjoys writing, reading and photography, and music keeps her going throughout each day. Off hours are spent with her husband Jeff and son William, both of whom find ways to make her laugh.