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Dr. Michael J. Grasso was appointed the Medical Director for the Emergency Service at Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic in November of 2003 and is now the Chief Medical Officer (CMO)/Medical Director. He is native to Dubois, PA and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA in 1995, where he graduated with honors with a double major in biology and chemistry and a minor in psychology. He is a member of Lambda Sigma National Honor Society as well as Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. His undergraduate thesis in the field of behavioral ecology entitled Badges of Status and Their Effects of Status Signaling in Dark-eyed Juncos was published in August, 1995 edition of The Condor. He graduated from veterinary medical school at The Ohio State University in 1999 with honors. He is a member of Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society as well as Omega Tau Sigma Veterinary Fraternity. He completed a rotating, internal medicine, surgery, and emergency/critical care internship at The University of Minnesota in 2000. During this time, he published an article entitled Portosystemic Shunts Can Be Congenital or Acquired. He professionally prepared and presented the clinical conference entitled Wound Healing and Wound Management . Upon completion of the internship, he joined the team at Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic where he has provided high quality emergency medicine, surgery, and brought a teaching and learning environment to a practical setting. Emergency abdominal/thoracic surgery, cytology, immune-mediated disease, and avian medicine are professional interests. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah; his son, Jarod; a soft-coated Wheaten Terrier, named Hugo and a blue Siamese cat named Emmet that was rescued as a stray from the emergency clinic. Personal interests include: sports (especially baseball, racquetball, and fishing), music, playing poker, cultivating his diverse salt water aquarium and fine dining (yep he's a real foodie).
Dr. Menaka Bhaskaran grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where she laid an early foundation for a career in veterinary medicine. She completed her formal schooling in Columbus, Ohio at The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in wildlife management, followed by a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. By this time, she had experiences ranging from dog sledding and swimming with dolphins, to working with wildlife rehabilitation and behavioral interventions for companion dogs. She also gained knowledge and experience in general practice while working along the medical team at a small animal practice. She was certain however, that her passion lied within helping animals in a more acute or critical setting so she moved to Florida to complete an internship at the Hollywood Animal Hospital. She joined the Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic team in early 2011. Outside of helping 2 and 4-legged furbabies, she enjoys travel, good food, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Seth Gurney is a Georgia native who grew up in Marietta. Before graduating high school, he worked as a veterinary technician at several veterinary clinics in the area, so he may be a familiar face to you. He attended Campbell High School in Smyrna and participated in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program where he graduated with the IB diploma in 2002. He attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate studies, where he graduated early, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Health in 2005. In 2009 he completed the Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, also at UGA. While in veterinary medicine school, he was an active member of the Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity, where he served as vice president from 2007-2008. Upon graduation, Dr. Gurney pursued a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists (OSVS) in Rhode Island. He completed his internship in 2010 and stayed at OSVS to work in the field of emergency and critical care medicine. This Georgia native was not a fan of Rhode Island’s long, cold winters and frequent snow storms, so he moved back to Georgia in the Spring of 2011 and became of member of the CEVC team. Dr. Gurney is an avid Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldog fan, so make sure you and your pets are donning the appropriate team colors (just kidding – sort of). In his spare time, if he’s not sitting in the stands cheering for the Braves or the Dawgs, Dr. Gurney enjoys spending time with his friends, barbecuing, and escaping to Lake Lanier for fresh air, water and sunshine.
Dr. Bradbeer studied a Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture in both Australia and New
Dr. Camillya Fanning is an Atlanta native. She went to college at Clemson University in South Carolina where she graduated with a degree in animal and veterinary sciences in 2006. After graduation, she worked as a veterinary technician in the Atlanta area for 3 years and then went on to attend Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. After completing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Fanning completed a small animal rotating internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, N.C. She is a HUGE Clemson fan, and in her spare time she enjoys watching sports, running, and weightlifting. She and her cat Ava are happy to be back home among friends and family and excited to be a part of the CEVC family.
Dr. Brooke Griff grew up in Southeastern Virginia. She attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. She continued her exceptional academic performance at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, also graduating with
Dr. Regan Gulledge was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama where she graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 2004. Dr. Gulledge attended Auburn University and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors in zoology. Dr.Gulledge earned early acceptance to the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated magna cum laude in 2011. Dr, Gulledge completed a small animal rotating internship in 2011/2012 at Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialists of Nashville located in Brentwood, TN.
Dr. Gulledge has a strong interest in emergency and critical care and joined the Cobb emergency practice after completion of her internship. In her spare time, you can find Dr. Gulledge running, horseback riding, spending time with her family and friends, and relaxing with her boxer, Diesel.
Dr. Kara Koczen was born and raised on Long Island, New York with her brother and two sisters. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology from State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego on the shore of Lake Ontario. After enduring several bad winters there, she decided to attend the AVMA accredited Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the exciting international island location of St. Kitts in the West Indes.
In 2009, she completed her clinical year at Texas A&M University. During her time in
Dr. Koczen remained in Tucson while working in the fast-paced environment of emergency medicine before eventually making her way back to the east coast. After a brief stopover in Columbia, South Carolina where she worked in general practice, she and her family moved to Georgia in 2016 so that she could pursue her original passion to work in emergency medicine. Dr. Koczen lives in Kennesaw, GA with her husband Les and young son, Lucas. They have a Beagle/Border Collie mix named Dido (pronounced Die-doh, meaning “wanderer”, named after the mythical queen of Ancient Carthage), a Uromastyx lizard, and a Gargoyle (New Caledonian bumpy) Gecko. She loves to spend quality time in the outdoors, visit with family/friends/loved ones, and eat good food and
Dr. Zach Lane is a Georgia native and grew up in Woodstock. He attended Berry College in Rome, GA where he majored in Animal
Dr. Craig Quinlan is a native of the Land of Enchantment. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico he grew up in the high desert until he left for college. He completed his undergraduate and veterinary degrees at Texas A&M, both with honors. In 2008-2009 he completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia. While Georgia’s average number of days of sunshine falls short of the 310 days in his hometown in New Mexico, Dr. Quinlan has been brightening the lives of our patients, clients, and team members with his compassionate demeanor and high quality, evidence-based medicine since 2009. Outside of the emergency clinic Dr. Quinlan enjoys spending time with his
Dr. Virginia Still was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She ventured to Blacksburg, VA to attend Virginia Polytechnic Institute - more commonly known as “Virginia Tech”, for her undergraduate degree where she double majored in Animal Sciences and Biological Sciences. Upon graduation, Dr. Still worked for several years in a DNA research lab. During this time she realized her dream and calling was to become a veterinarian so she headed out to Manhattan, KS (aka the Little Apple) to attend Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2017, Dr. Still completed a small animal rotating internship at the Regional Veterinary Referral Center (RVR) in the heart of the Northern Virginia-Washington, DC metropolitan area. We’re so happy that Dr. Still decided to return home to the suburbs of Atlanta. Her fur family consists of her dog Zoey, a handsome cat named Frank, and a hedgehog named Pringles. When not taking excellent care of our patients and clients she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.