Dr. Benjamin Blake
Dr. Blake graduated from Bucknell University in 1991 with a dual degree in biology and psychology, then attended the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, earning his DVM in 1995. He was born and raised near Washington, DC and spent several years practicing veterinary medicine in Arlington, VA. The desire to be closer to family brought Dr. Blake and his wife, Jennifer, back to Pittsburgh with their three children. He enjoys coaching in several local youth sports associations and pursuing outdoor family activities like golf, softball, skiing, and backpacking. He has an active role in the management of the practice and is excited to contribute his experience towards shaping the future direction of Wexford Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Ted Vaughan
Dr. Ted Vaughan is originally from Livingston, Alabama. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Microbiology and went on to graduate from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. The desire to be closer to family brought Dr. Vaughan and his wife, Rachel, up north to Pittsburgh PA. Dr. Vaughan joined the team at Wexford Veterinary Hospital in 2006 and over the years, has become a proud practice owner. Dr. Vaughan bleeds orange and blue for Auburn University, but enjoys following Pittsburgh sports, spending time with his family (including 3 cats and 2 dogs), being active outdoors, leisure reading, and watching movies.
Dr. Katelyn Ewald
Dr. Ewald is from Connecticut but relocated to Pittsburgh after completing her training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Dr. Ewald’s professional interests as a veterinarian and practice owner include small animal medicine, surgery, neurology and animal behavior. Dr. Ewald is married and enjoys horseback riding, hiking, snow skiing, camping, watching movies, and spending time with her four legged family members. Dr. Ewald is excited to share her passion of veterinary medicine with her patients and clients.
Dr. Lauren Sigg
Dr. Lauren Sigg graduated from Penn State University with her BS in Animal BioScience and then attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her graduation in May 2008, Dr. Sigg and her husband, Eric, returned to Pennsylvania to be close to family. Her hobbies include hiking, running, biking, attending Pittsburgh sporting events, and spending time with family, her furry children (Barney, Rhiannon, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Tippy Canoe and Angel) and friends. Excited about taking on the role of practice owner, her professional interests include surgery, radiology/ultra-sonography, internal medicine and dentistry. In 2012, Dr. Sigg completed The Pittsburgh Marathon for the first time!
Dr. Maria Santabene
Dr. Maria Santabene is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. She obtained her BS in Biology from Allegheny College followed by her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery in 2011 and went on to practice as an emergency and primary care veterinarian for two years in Pittsburgh, and one year in Madison, WI. She joined the WVH team in July 2014 and is excited to be back in western PA, living closer to friends and family. Her special interests include preventive medicine, dermatology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and surgery. In her spare time, Dr. Santabene enjoys spending time with her husband, Bill, traveling, the outdoors, cooking, gardening, trying out new restaurants, and watching Pittsburgh Penguins hockey!
Dr. Shanie Verret
Dr. Shanie Verret is originally from south Louisiana and is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. It is there that she met her husband Brendan, a Pittsburgh native and fellow veterinarian. The two decided to move back north upon graduation. They reside here in Pittsburgh with their two dogs and a hamster. In her spare time, Shanie enjoys playing softball, trying new recipes in the kitchen, and traveling.
Dr. Brendan Cloonan
Dr. Cloonan was born and raised in the Northside of Pittsburgh. He is a die-hard Steelers fan who enjoys golfing, hiking, kayaking and trying new restaurants and breweries. He and his wife, a general practice veterinarian, have two dogs, Bubba Gump and Ox. Prior to joining Wexford Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Cloonan spent 7 years working in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Gretchen Meyers
Dr. Gretchen Meyers is originally from Freedom, PA and has practiced in the Pittsburgh area since 2005. She graduated from Duquesne University with a BS degree in Biology and Biochemistry. She then obtained a Master of Science degree in Animal Science and Immunology at the University of Maryland. She earned her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Meyers enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, baking, skiing and being a hockey mom. She has two collies (Leo London Lemiuex and Laila), a Pomeranian (Eliza Skye Hamilton) and two bunnies (Snowball and Princess). Her professional interests include preventive care, internal medicine and dentistry.