Meet our Doctors
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 lectures regionally, nationally and internationally on pain management, rehabilitation and neurology.
Dr. Kube wishes to make every experience for you and your pet(s) 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.
– American Animal Hospital Association
– American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
– American Veterinary Medical Association
– Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association
– Veterinary Neurosurgical Society
– American Academy of Pain Management
– International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
– American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians
– South Shore Veterinary Medical Association
– Metrowest Veterinary Medical Association
–CRI course instructor
– Lecturer for Zoetis
– Board of Overseers for the New England Aquarium
– Vetmedteam course instructor
– VIN consultant
– Active member of the Neurology Specialty of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, serving on many different committees
-Founding member of the Veterinary Neurological Society
-Veterinary Journal editor for Advances in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
-Reviewer for Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Pathology, Journal of Small Animal Practice, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Kube wants to keep you involved in your patient that comes to VNAP. You will be kept up to date on consultations, treatment plans and hospitalized cases via emails, phone calls, faxes or letters. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you haven’t received information or if you have any questions. Please inform her on your referral form which way you prefer to be contacted.
Cona Anwer, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Anwer is a board certified veterinary neurologist/neurosurgeon.
A Massachusetts native, Dr. Cona Anwer completed her DVM with thesis at Tufts University where she earned the Award for Excellence in Feline Medicine. Dr. Anwer went on to complete a one-year medical and surgical rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania, a one-year neurology/neurosurgery internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, and a three-year neurology/neurosurgery residency at the University of California, Davis. In 2013 she became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialty of Neurology and obtained her Certificate of Neurosurgery Training. After living and working in California for over 10 years she is very excited to return to her home state!
Dr. Anwer treats both dogs and cats but she has a strong passion for feline medicine. She feels cats are often underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed because they try their best to hide their problems whenever they visit their veterinarian. By spending extra time observing them and with the help of videos from home she can gain a better understanding of where their problem may lie and the best way to get a diagnosis.
She also has a love of neurosurgery and enjoys collaborating with colleagues to explore new surgical techniques. By always keeping up with new ideas she can offer her patients more options and better outcomes.
What Dr. Anwer enjoys the most is working with pets and their families to find the best diagnostic and treatment options for their unique clinical picture. She wants to make sure that her clients always understand what is happening with their pet and why we are making our recommendations.
When she is not at the hospital Dr. Anwer enjoys spending time with her family and her newly adopted cat Dougie!
Richard Segaloff, DVM (Practice Limited to Oncology)
Dr. Segaloff is our newest member of the team!
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2004. Afterwards, he attended the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and graduated in 2009 with a doctorate degree. He completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater, MA, followed by one-year oncology internship at the Animal Cancer Care Clinic of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr Segaloff then did a three year oncology residency at Bay Area Vet Specialists in San Leandro, CA. In 2011, Dr. Segaloff joined the oncology team at VCA Veterinary Specialists as a medical oncology resident and stayed there for a decade.
He joined our team in Oct of 2022 and has become a valuable addition. When not at work, Dr. Segaloff, his family and their two dogs enjoy hiking and kayaking..
Robert Barksdale, PT, DScPT, CCRT
Robert (Bob), received his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1993 from Northeastern University. He went on to receive his Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University in Pennsylvania in 2006 and in 2016, his Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University. In 2018, he completed the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship program and was awarded Fellowship from the AAOMT.
In addition to over 30 years of clinical practice as a Physical Therapist, Bob also became certified by the National Athletic Training Association’s Board of Certification in 1997 and has been practicing as an Athletic Trainer at the high school, college and professional level.
In 2021, Bob completed the Canine Rehabilitation Institute’s course and internship requirements to become certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Combining his passion for dogs and his clinical practice as a Physical Therapist, Bob runs a mobile/ in-home rehabilitation practice servicing the south shore area of Massachusetts. Additionally, he has been invited to join the Canine Rehabilitation Institute faculty and will begin teaching classes this summer.
Being driven by a belief in life long learning, Bob has obtained several secondary certifications such as Trigger Point Dry Needling (Kinetacore Level 2), Graston Technique (Level 2) and several Functional Movement Systems® specialties. These, coupled with years of clinical experience, allow Bob to provide a comprehensive and eclectic approach to Canine Rehabilitation and maximize outcomes for your pet.