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Patrice Celano, Medical Director, Fear Free Level 3 Certified

Dr. Patrice Celano is a native of Long Island, New York. She received a BS degree in Psychology in 2002 from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and completed her clinical year rotations at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. She then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in New York, NY and remained on the staff as an emergency and critical care veterinarian for the next year. Dr. Celano worked briefly in general practice before returning to the emergency room for 6 years. She joined VCA Maple Shade Animal Hospital in May of 2017, and became the Medical Director in August of 2017. In the fall of 2021, Dr. Celano was happy to become the Medical Director of Vetco Animal Hospital.

Dr. Celano became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2018 following training at the Chi Institite. She is also pursuing certification as a CVPP (certified veterinary pain practioner). Her special interests include pain management, anesthesia and analgesia, and disaster response. She is also Fear Free Certified

When not at the hospital, Dr. Celano's interests include stand-up paddleboard, going to the beach, reading, running, cheering on the Yankees, NY Rangers, and NY Giants and spending time with her family. The family has a rescued Catahoula Leopard Dog, Harley Quinn.
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