Meet Our Team

The Caring Professional Veterinarians and Team


Your Pets Are Our Passion

Our talented team of veterinary professionals is here to help keep your furry family members happy and healthy for years to come! We work very hard to stay on top of the latest advances in veterinary medicine, from new concerns about emerging diseases to ways to make sure your pet’s visit is as stress and anxiety-free as possible.

Support Staff


With our veterinarian’s knowledge, dedication, and compassion, we’re confident you can’t go wrong no matter who you choose! Our veterinary nurses are the heart and soul of our clinic. Their care and compassion for our patients are second to none, and they have extensive knowledge of veterinary medicine. Over half of our nursing staff has received formal training in veterinary technology, and all routinely attend continuing education. Their combined experience goes beyond 50 years in the field! Our patients couldn’t be in better hands!

Dr. Jennifer Schickler

Veterinarian, Practice Owner

Dr. Schickler's Bio

Dr. Jennifer Schickler grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, and received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College. She received her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. Dr. Schickler joined Arlington Animal Clinic in 1997 and has been an owner since 2006. She currently lives with her three children, four dogs, and two rambunctious Maine Coon cats. Her interests include karate (she’s a BLACK belt), running marathons, crossword puzzles, and sea-glassing.

Professional Interests:

Soft Tissue Surgery

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Dr. Catherine Cole

Veterinarian, Practice Owner

Dr. Cole's Bio

Dr. Catherine Cole grew up surrounded by animals in rural Southern Oregon. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at Northwestern University in 2002 and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She has been with Arlington Animal Clinic since 2006 and joined Dr. Schickler as owner in 2012. Dr. Cole currently lives with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, one exceptionally naughty cat, and three betta fish. Dr. Cole enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, reading, photography, and knitting in her spare time. She also serves as an adjunct clinical professional for the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts. Dr. Cole is heavily involved in an advocacy group that helps raise awareness about canine nutritional dilated cardiomyopathy and other animal nutrition concerns.

Professional Interests:


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Dr. Michael Avery


Dr. Avery's Bio

Dr. Michael Avery grew up in Cortland, New York, and attended Cornell University as an undergraduate in biology. After graduating, he worked in ecological research, first with northern flying squirrels and then Japanese giant salamanders, before beginning graduate research in invertebrate ecology and climate change at Penn State University. Hoping to combine his love of wildlife and interest in medicine, he began veterinary school at Cummings School of Veterinary medicine at Tufts University, graduating in 2018 and then completing an internship at Tufts Wildlife Clinic in 2019. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Avery loves to cook, eat, and carve wood.

Professional Interests:

Wildlife Medicine
Exotic Medicine

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Dr. Amanda Oppold


Dr. Oppold's Bio

Dr. Amanda Oppold grew up riding horses and having her childhood Labrador retriever, Cinnamon, pull her on a sled over frozen ponds in Hastings, Minnesota. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University in 2014 and covered equestrian sporting events in Wellington, Florida, after undergrad. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Oppold enjoys renovating old houses with her husband, reading as many books as possible, and taking walks with her Alabama rescue dog, Daisy.

Professional Interests: Dermatology and Nutrition

Dr. Angelina Schultz


Dr. Schultz's Bio

Dr. Angelina Schultz grew up in Yorktown, Virginia, a place you would only know if you are a US history buff. She earned her Bachelor of Science in biology at the College of William and Mary and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University in 2012. She also completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship with Carolina Veterinary Specialists. After moving to the Boston area in 2013, she began practicing emergency medicine and family medicine at a variety of local hospitals. She also earned her certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and currently practices a mix of western and eastern medicine techniques, particularly for pain management. Dr Schultz currently lives with her husband, two sons and one dog (the only one that behaves of her three children). Dr. Schultz enjoys reading, gardening, biking and knitting whenever she gets a moment.

Professional Interests:
Pain Management, Acupuncture
Geriatric care

Dr. Daniel Rogers


Dr. Rogers's Bio
Dr. Daniel Rogers grew up in Franklin, Massachusetts surrounded by his childhood animals and volunteering at two local zoos. At the University of Vermont, he worked at the student run dairy farm and received his Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science in 2018. He then went on to earn his Bachelor’s of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2022. With his graduation he also became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS). Outside of his time at the clinic, Dr. Rogers enjoys going on hikes, reading, swimming, and relaxing at home.

Dr. Rebecka Bittner


Dr. Bittner's Bio

Dr. Rebecka Bittner grew up in Northern California and earned her Bachelors in Veterinary Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. She graduated with her veterinary medicine and surgery degree (BVM&S) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2021. After moving back to the US, she completed a rotating internship at an emergency/specialty hospital just outside of Washington D.C. where she had the opportunity to learn from board certified specialists and manage a wide variety of emergent and critical patients. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the outdoors (and stopping to examine every interesting insect and plant), traveling, and coming home to spend time with Ronja, her aspiring adventure cat.

Professional interests – emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery and feline medicine.

Dr. Juan Fossas Espinosa


Dr. Fossas Espinosa's Bio

Dr. Fossas Espinosa was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and first moved to the mainland U.S. for college. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Later on, he moved to collegiate rivals at The Ohio State University to earn his doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM). Following graduation, he completed a one year rotating internship at Tufts’ Foster Hospital for Small Animals in North Grafton, where he had the opportunity to practice alongside board-certified specialists in veterinary surgery, internal medicine, emergency & critical care, among others.

Following completion of his internship, Dr. Fossas decided he wanted to remain in the greater Boston area, and so joined Arlington Animal Clinic to continue his professional career while exploring all New England has to offer. In his spare time, you are likely to find Dr. Fossas hiking, rock climbing, and snowboarding whenever he gets the chance. He allows two cats and a small dog to live rent-free in his apartment, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Support Staff

Our support staff is the heart and soul of our clinic. They understand it can be scary for pet parents when a member of the family isn’t feeling well and will make sure that all of your concerns are addressed as quickly as possible.

Jessica Geraldo

Practice Manager

Giulia Cucurullo

Certified Veterinary Technician, Lead Veterinary Nurse

Amorissa McQuarters

Client Care Specialist

Isaac Erb

Client Care Specialist

Elizabeth Sousa

Certified Veterinary Technician, Inventory Manager

Madelyn Stevenson

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Andrea Quinton

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Raeanne Ayer

Senior Veterinary Nurse

Haley Roy-Macdonald

Veterinary Nurse

Daniel Spencer

Veterinary Nurse

Kathryn Dorney

Veterinary Nurse

Courtney Silva

Veterinary Nurse

Annie Fidelia

Veterinary Nurse

Victorya Vallejo

Veterinary Assistant