Specialists and Surgeons

Jonathan Babyak, DVM, DACVECC

Biography coming soon!

Westford Emergency VeterinariansMaura Carney, DVM (Internal Medicine)

Appts: Wednesday - Saturday

Dr. Carney was born and raised in Arlington, MA and attended Tufts University. She worked as an ICU nurse for three years at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston for three years before attending veterinary school at St. George’s University in Grenada. She completed her clinical year at Kansas State University and then post graduation completed a small animal rotating internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in New York City. She completed a three year small animal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota in 2010. She spent a few years working in private specialty practice in Western Massachusetts before coming back to the Boston area.

Dr. Carney has a special interest in immune mediated disease and abdominal ultrasound, and is skilled in endoscopic procedures. Outside the hospital, she enjoys bad reality TV, good non-fiction books, and spending time with family.

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.

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.

Westford Emergency VeterinariansNancy Laste, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Appts: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Dr. Nancy Laste, a 1981 Westford Academy graduate, has returned home 37 years later! Nancy attended the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), attended veterinary school at Cornell University. After a few years in mixed animal practice, she moved to Boston to pursue training as a veterinary cardiologist. Dr. Laste completed her board certification in 1995 and worked for 26 years at the MSPCA/Angell in Boston before deciding to move her crew back home to be nearer to her family.

Dr. Laste's passion lies with caring for cardiology patients in an efficient manner, working closely with pet owners to minimize the stress that the pet will experience associated with veterinary visits and hospital stays. Dr. Laste is a certified Fear Free practitioner and especially loves the challenge of a fearful feline! Dr. Laste is trained in all aspects of cardiology including interventional cardiology and thorascopic surgery.

Dr. Laste has three young children that keep her busy when she is not at work. She feels grateful to return to the Merrimack Valley and looks forward to working closely with Primary Care Veterinarians and pet families.


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.

Erin Romansik, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Animal Cancer Care Specialists

Appts: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Phone: 978-577-4848


Westford Emergency Veterinary StaffKathryn Weiss MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)


Dr. Weiss earned her undergraduate degree in Biology at SUNY Geneseo, and a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan before deciding to become a clinician. She graduated from Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Her rotating internship training was completed at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. She trained as a Neurology intern at Canada West in Vancouver before her Neurology/Neurosurgery residency at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton. She has practiced Neurology in the Boston area for 4 years before joining the WVERC team to start their Neurology service.

Dr. Weiss is trained in clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, and is looking forward to working with primary care vets for urgent care as well as long-term management of neurologic conditions.

In her spare time, she keeps busy renovating her 160 year old house, running, knitting, and boating of any kind.

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