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From Dr. Maria-Elena Cloherty, DVM – Online Veterinarian – Founder

“This website is designed with the hope that we can serve the general public’s demand for greater basic animal care, and offer compassionate advice for our aging population of pets.

Dr. Maria-Elena Cloherty

About The Online Veterinarian
Dr. Maria-Elena Cloherty is a graduate of North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, North Carolina and is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association. She is licensed in both Massachusetts and North Carolina, and through and her own individual efforts, is a contributor to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), The Animal Rescue League of Boston, The Morris Animal Foundation, and The Wolf Hollow Organization.

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Her background includes both premedical studies, as well as a Bachelors Degree in English Literature and Communications from Boston College. As part of the required full year of clinical training, Dr. Cloherty focused her externships on her particular areas of interest: Ophthalmology and Small Animal Medicine. She studied Ophthalmology in both small and large animal species in Massachusetts, as well as in Lombardy, Italy. She maintains a close relationship with the specialists at her alma mater and often incorporates their recommendations into her treatment regimens. In the near future she hopes to establish, and be an active participant in a low cost spay/neuter program for the Sato dogs of Puerto Rico, as well as establish a no-kill shelter to help the abandoned/stray animals in her area.

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