Specialists and Surgeons

Westford Emergency VeterinariansMichael Estrin, MPH, DVM, DACVIM

Appts: Tuesday – Friday

Dr. Estrin received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York and then returned to the University of Minnesota for his residency training. He spent three years practicing internal medicine at referral hospitals in Minnesota and Missouri and in 2009, he accepted a position with IDEXX as an internal medicine consultant. While consulting with IDEXX, Dr. Estrin earned his Master's degree in Public Health with a concentration in epidemiology from Boston University. Prior to joining the team at Westford Veterinary Emergency, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Division of Comparative Medicine at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

Dr. Estrin is experienced in all aspects of internal medicine, and has a professional interest in infectious disease, hematology, endocrinology and gastroenterology. He is extremely skilled and practiced in abdominal ultrasounds and endoscopic procedures. We are very fortunate and pleased to have him join our team Tuesday through Friday.

Joshua M. Gidlewski, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Cardiology

Appts: Monday

Dr. Josh Gidlewski is our board-certified cardiologist. In 1995 Dr. Gidlewski completed his undergraduate course work at Pennsylvania State University. In 2000, he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia. Dr. Gidlewski went on to complete a one-year rotating small animal internship at the University of Illinois, then completed a three-year residency in veterinary cardiology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine (cardiology) in 2004. Dr. Gidlewski served as the head of cardiology at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, New Jersey from 2004 to 2007. Since 2007 he has been offering cardiology services through New England Veterinary Specialists.

With his many years of experience, Dr. Gidlewski performs all of our echocardiograms and will place and interpret the information from holter or event monitors.

Paul Henricks, DVM, MS, ACVIM

Appts: Monday

Originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. Henricks received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Regina. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Following a private practice internship, he returned to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine as an internal medicine resident. During his residency he enrolled in two externships in dermatology and oncology at the University of California-Davis. After completing his residency, he served as Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Henricks started practicing in the United States as an internal medicine specialist in 1988. He worked at several referral hospitals along the Massachusetts South Shore and the Cape. Along with his wife, Dr. Henricks co-owns Boston Cat Hospital.

In addition to internal medicine consultations, Dr. Henricks also offers abdominal ultrasound, flexible and rigid endoscopy and consultations in dermatology.

Bruno Massat, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMRM

Appts: Monday – Friday

Originally from Belgium, Dr. Bruno Massat earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Liege in 1987. Following a small animal surgical residency at University of California-Davis, he achieved Diplomate status from both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1994. He was an assistant professor for two years at the University of Liege and Surgical Instructor at North Carolina State before joining the private sector as head of surgical services at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York. In 2012 he became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee. He was one of the first veterinarians to achieve Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

At Westford Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center, Dr. Bruno Massat offers a full range of services in orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery. In addition to his interest in sports medicine and rehabilitation, he is actively involved in the field of Total Joint Replacement (hip, elbow and knee prostheses).

His is certified in physical therapy and provides complete orthopedic oversight of his patients, including post-operative rehabilitation, treatment of injuries related to sports medicine, arthritis, regenerative medicine and conditioning of canine athletes.

Consultations for orthopedic, soft tissue, thoracic and oncologic surgery are available by appointment Monday through Friday.

Westford Emergency VeterinariansE. Michael Romansik, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), Animal Cancer Care of New England, PLLC

Appts: Monday & Thursday

Dr. E. Michael Romansik was born and raised in Denver, Colorado making him a die-hard Broncos fan (sorry New England). He attended Penn State University as an undergraduate, receiving a BS in Biology. Dr. Romansik then returned to Colorado enrolling in veterinary school at Colorado State University. He received his DVM degree in 2002, finding his passion for veterinary oncology along the way. In pursuit of residency training, Dr. Romansik completed a rotating internship at Tufts University followed by an oncology internship in Tampa, Florida. He then went to the University of California, Davis completing his medical oncology residency in 2006 and becoming board certified in 2007.

Dr. Romansik has been practicing in the Boston area and Southern New Hampshire for the past ten years prior to forming his own independent consulting practice called Animal Cancer Care of New England in 2016. He is currently seeing patients Mondays and Thursdays at WVERC. Animal Cancer Care provides full service medical oncology care for dogs and cats with cancer and can expedite the referral process for radiation. "Our goal is to improve the lives of dogs and cats affected by cancer and provide hope for those who love them."

Outside of work, Dr. Romansik is married to another veterinarian and has three daughters along with a dog, two bunnies, a fish and snail (can't forget the little guys). Interests include anything outdoors and his first love – meteorology.

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