Eileen Mulcahy, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Eileen Mulcahy, our Chief of Staff, was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. Moving to the Boston area in her teens, she attended undergraduate classes at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. Despite 30 years in New England, she still considers herself a midwestern gal.
Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Mulcahy worked in a mixed animal practice in Shrewsbury. After one too many late night farm calls, she purchased Central Animal Hospital to focus on small animal medicine.
Cheryl Moss, DVM
Dr. Cheryl Moss has never needed to consider her career options. First grade, first dog — a Dachshund named Scooter — and it was love at first sight. Dr. Moss knew without a question that her future was decided. She would be a veterinarian when she grew up.
Growing up in Marquette, Michigan, on Lake Superior, Dr. Moss shared her young life with dogs only because of her Dad's allergies to cats. (She later more than made up for her non-feline childhood!) As the recognized animal person in her family, she recalls how whenever the family dogs visited the vet, her mom designated Dr. Moss to be the family canine care representative. And when she was in high school, she worked in a local veterinarian practice.
Lauren Good, DVM
Dr. Lauren Good spent her childhood in Eastchester, New York, which is about 40 minutes north of New York City. She grew up the youngest of five sisters and, surprisingly, had very few pets! (That would change drastically in later years.)
Dr. Good earned a BA degree in English from the University of Rochester in Upstate New York and then worked as a vet tech at a small animal practice in her home town while taking assorted science, statistic and public speaking classes at night and during the summers. Despite her love of English and languages, this practical experience convinced her that her longtime goal of becoming a vet was definitely the right choice for her.
Karen Fine, DVM
Dr. Karen Fine graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. In 2001, she attended the first veterinary acupuncture course offered by Tufts.
Following the course, Dr. Fine achieved certification in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). She enjoys teaching and has been a teaching assistant and lab director for subsequent Tufts' acupuncture courses. Dr. Fine has mentored many veterinarians as they learn acupucnture. She has attended several courses in Chinese and western herbal medicine, and has also traveled to China for a veterinary acupuncture and herbal medicine conference.
Shelley Dubin, VMD
Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Shelley Dubin went to school at the "3 P's of PA" — the University of Pittsburgh (undergraduate), Penn State Graduate School, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
Her first veterinary position was at Shrewsbury Animal Hospital, where she met Dr Eileen Mulcahy. After 3 years there, she did relief work for 3 more years then worked exclusively at Oxford Animal Hospital and again with Dr Mulcahy at Central Animal Hospital.
Bridget Fitzpatrick, DVM
Dr Bridget Fitzpatrick has over 7 years experience in small animal clinical practice, treating dogs, cats and exotic animals. Her love of animals and exotics started in her youth, raising chickens for a petting farm and rearing cockatiels and lovebirds.
After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland in her home state, Dr. Fitzpatrick earned a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University of Alabama. Her training has involved working with the United States Department of Agriculsture (USDA), researching poultry viruses, and the International Crane Foundation, caring for endangered species. Dr. Fitzpatrick's journey has included clinical practice in Pennsylvania and Worcester and Lunenburg, Massachusetts. Her sense of adventure led her to Beijing, China consulting at the International Center for Veterinary Medicine.