Veterinary Specialists

Westford Emergency Veterinarians Jonathan Babyak, DVM, DACVECC, Medical Director

Jonathan Babyak, a 2001 Drew University graduate, grew up in New Jersey but has since adopted Massachusetts. Following a brief diversion in chemistry at UMass, Jonathan rediscovered his interest in medicine and combined this with is love of dogs graduating from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Follow this, Jonathan completed a rotating internship in Connecticut and a residency in emergency and critical care at Tufts in 2014. Following residency, Jonathan completed a research fellowship in One Health and accepted a faculty appointment at Tufts before joining the ICU team at Westford Veterinary Emergency & Referral Center.

Jonathan and the ICU veterinary team provide exceptional hospital care to patients requiring a variety of inpatient services. In addition to routine and advanced monitoring, the ICU team is skilled at blood gas interpretation, treatment of severe infections and shock, stabilizing traumatized pets, respiratory diseases and failure, treatment of organ dysfunction including heart, central nervous system, coagulation, gastrointestinal, liver and kidney diseases.

Westford Emergency VeterinariansMaura Carney, DVM (Internal Medicine), Director of Specialty Services

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 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 VeterinariansAdrienne Barchard Couts, DVM, DACVECC

Dr. Adrienne Barchard Couts is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She completed her veterinary education at the Ross School of Veterinary Medicine; Emergency & Critical Care. While in veterinary school, Dr. Adrienne completed her residency training at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. In her free time, Dr. Adrienne enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and all things equine!

Westford Emergency VeterinariansMichael Estrin, MPH, DVM, DACVIM

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.


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 Veterinary StaffDayle Parnell-Lampen, DVM, CCRP

Dr. Dayle Parnell-Lampen received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2011. During her undergrad at Providence College, she double majored in chemistry and biology. Her love for veterinary medicine led her to spending over 10 years in general practice and emergency care. As a child Dayle knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian when caring for her family Golden Retriever, Amber.

When the specialty services at Westford Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center expanded to include Pet Physical Rehabilitation, Dr. Dayle Parnell-Lampen was ready to lead this department since recently finishing her training through the University of Tennessee CCRP program. Dayle is level 3 fear free certified and has a strong interest in animal behavior as well. She is planning to continue her education by adding some more certifications including pain management and manual therapy.

At home she has 2 dogs and 2 cats. In her spare time she enjoys, agility, hiking, kayaking and painting.

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)

Appts: Monday - Thursday

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.

Westford Emergency VeterinariansLauren Wilmarth, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Appts: Wednesday - Saturday

Dr. Lauren Wilmarth grew up in Andover, Massachusetts with her family, including her twin sister and younger brother. She went to the University of Connecticut for undergraduate school, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in just 3 years. While there she was also a member of both the Honors Program and the Division I Women's Tennis Team, which allowed her to enjoy traveling throughout the country to compete. Following undergraduate school, she obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2016 and then completed a 1-year rotating internship with a focus in neurology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. She decided to continue her education and was accepted to stay at the Animal Medical Center as a resident in neurology and neurosurgery, where she completed a three-year residency. Dr. Wilmarth enjoys all aspects of veterinary neurology and is excited to bring her skills to Westford.

When Dr. Wilmarth is not at the hospital she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and fiancé, who recently completed a residency in equine surgery in Florida. She has a cat named Mittens (Mitsy) and enjoys all dogs, but particularly Golden Retrievers. Dr. Wilmarth is frequently found exploring different coffee shops and staying active. She is particularly excited to restart sports, specifically tennis, and baking now that her residency is complete.

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