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.

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.

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.

Westford Emergency VeterinariansE. Michael Romansik, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) Animal Cancer Care Specialists

Appts: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Phone: 978-577-4848

Email: animalcancercare@gmail.com

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 practice called Animal Cancer Care Specialists in 2016. He is currently seeing patients Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 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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