Stephanie Kube, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Kube graduated from Colorado State University with her DVM in 2000. She then completed a small animal rotating internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital and a Neurosurgery Internship at the University of Georgia. She went on to complete her Neurology/Neurosurgery Residency at UC Davis and became a Diplomate of ACVIM (Neurology) in 2005.

Dr. Kube is also a certified veterinary pain practitioner (CVPP) and a certified canine rehabilitation therapist (CCRT) and she is credential-eligible to sit for the American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM) exam – she incorporates pain management into her daily practice as a neurologist/neurosurgeon.

Dr. Kube is progressive, integrative and remains current on all available modalities to treat different causes of pain and neurologic diseases. Dr. Kube has been involved in all aspects of pain management and rehabilitation, has first-hand knowledge on the approach to pain control and is willing to try new ideas. She continues to learn new and better alternative approaches for pets with neurological and pain issues. In addition to unending interest in new techniques, she also lecturers regionally, nationally and internationally on pain management, rehabilitation and neurology.

Dr. Kube wishes to make every experience for you and your pet(s) to be personalized so that full understanding of the existing medical issues and possible plans are discussed in detail. It is her belief that the team approach to treatment includes both you and your family’s veterinarian to make the best decisions for your pet.

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Dr. Nicole S. Amato, DVM, DACVS



Dr. Nicole Amato grew up in the Boston area and attended Emerson College as an undergraduate student. She went on to study veterinary medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, graduating in 2004. Dr. Amato went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater, where she developed an interest and focus in surgery. Her residency aspirations brought her back to Tufts, where she completed a joint residency at Tufts University and Angell Animal Medical Center, in small animal orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Upon completion of her training, Dr. Amato practiced soft tissue and orthopedic surgery at Tufts V.E.T.S., VCA South Shore Animal Hospital, and IVG MetroWest.

Dr. Amato enjoys all aspects of orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, but takes a special interest in orthopedics, minimally invasive surgery/arthroscopy, pain management, regenerative medicine, and rehabilitation. She has extensive experience in the surgical management of cranial cruciate ligament rupture and performs the TPLO, TTA and Lateral Suture for stifle stabilization. Dr. Amato has an interest in juvenile orthopedic conditions, such as elbow dysplasia/medial compartment syndrome, OCD, and hip dysplasia, as well as sports related injuries common in many veterinary patients. The backbone of her practice is the personalized care that she strives to offer to all patients and their families. She makes every effort to bring a comprehensive, multimodal approach involving pain management and rehabilitation to all of her cases.

In Dr. Amato’s spare time, she loves to spend time with her husband, Chris, their two young sons, Evan and Liam, and their menagerie of pets.