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Dr. Ann Cirillo

Dr. Ann Cirillo graduated from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. After a one-year anesthesiology internship, she practiced both equine and small animal medicine. In 1992, Dr. Ann decided to focus exclusively on small animal practice. While she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, she has a special interest in companion animal dentistry. Always striving for growth, she takes advantage of continuing education opportunities to bring advanced veterinary medicine back home to her patients. She has recently become the Medical Mentoring Director and is focusing solely on mentoring new and recently graduated veterinarians. Dr. Ann knew she wanted to become a veterinarian at a very young age and followed her dream to reality. She considers herself blessed to be able to do what she loves, and not only take care of the animal patients, but their “parents” as well. She also has a passion for mentoring teenagers and young adults who desire to become veterinarians someday. In their spare time, the Cirillos enjoy playtime adventures with their young granddaughter, Payten.

John and Dr. Ann have four grown children that have followed their own dreams:

· Samantha (Payten’s mommy) obtained her Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and applies her degree as a drug and alcohol counselor.

· Emily also graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Major in Environmental Science and a Minor in Japanese. She lives in NC with her husband Kai.

· Alexandra graduated from Slippery Rock University and is working for Meta (Facebook) in Austin, Texas.

· Their youngest, Michael is currently loving California as he pursues his PhD in Bioengineering at UCSF/UC Berkley.

Dr. Ann also enjoys training Brody and Phoebe her mini Labradoodles, in obedience and agility. Other beloved pets include Oscar the Biewer Terrier, and two cats: Peanut, and Rengi, who is happy and healthy after Dr. Ann performed his lifesaving heart surgery.

See the YouTube video of Rengi’s story here!