Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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Dr. Hughes joined Morrisville Veterinary Hospital in 1985 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Over the years, her commitment to her patients and their owners has deepened, leading to many lasting friendships. Her passion for animals is matched only by a love for painting them. Her works can be viewed at www.donnasaurina.com. She loves her husband and family, especially her newly adopted niece and nephew, her garden, Cape May, New Jersey and her spoiled cats.
Dr. Turin has been an Associate Veterinarian at Morrisville Veterinary Hospital since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Dr. Turin graduated cum laude from Dickinson College where she was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and the National Scholarship and Leadership Society.
Dr. Turin loves being challenged by her work. She has recently completed certification in veterinary acupuncture through IVAS and is excited to have the opportunity to incorporate this versatile modality into her practice of veterinary medicine. Dr. Turin also has a PennHIP certification.
Dr. Turin lives in Bucks County with her husband, two children, and two cats. Her interests include reading, Pilates, and cooking and eating delicious vegetarian food.
Dr. Skorup graduated from Millersville State College in 1981 with a B.S. in Biology. She then worked at Thomas Jefferson University doing cellular immunology research for four years.
Dr. Skorup is a 1989 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she completed a 13-month small-animal rotating medical and surgical internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. She then spent eight years in private practice in New York before returning to Pennsylvania. In 2001, after three years in emergency and private practice, Dr. Skorup joined Morrisville Veterinary Hospital. As an Associate Veterinarian and our Medical Director, Dr. Skorup is responsible for surgical/medical cases, as well as the management duties associated with a large support staff.
Dr. Skorup enjoys traveling, running, music, gardening, and spending time with her three Great Pyrenees dogs.
Dr. Belak graduated in 1992 from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Animal Science. After graduation she worked in a Harvard University genetic research lab with zebra fish. Dr. Belak received her veterinary degree in 1999 from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Upon graduating, she worked in three very busy veterinary hospitals in northeastern Pennsylvania, allowing her to experience a wide variety of surgical and medical cases. The compassion she shows is very evident in her work.
Morrisville Veterinary Hospital was pleased to welcome Dr. Belak-Hamer as an Associate Veterinarian in 2007.
With one dog , two cats, and three beautiful girls, her life is very busy. Interests include travel, reading, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Comings received her B.A. in Biology from Goucher College in 1998 and her M.S. in Animal Science from the University of Delaware in 2001. She then taught college-level biology before enrolling in veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated in 2006.
Dr. Comings joined Morrisville Veterinary Hospital in 2008 after practicing near Philadelphia for two years. She cares deeply for her patients and loves working with their families. Dr. Comings especially enjoys challenging medical cases and working with pocket pets, She has a special knack for calming scared rabbits and rodents.
Free time is rare because Dr. Comings has a young son, husband, and two cats. However, she is an avid skier and world traveler. She loves anything involving the water, especially SCUBA diving.
Dr. Hart grew up in Ohio and attended The Ohio State University for both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees. After graduating magna cum laude from Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, she completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at the University of Minnesota. This was followed by a temporary move to Los Angeles for additional training in cardiology before making the decision to become a general practitioner. She has practiced in Ohio and Ambler, PA before joining Morrisville Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Hart and her husband are loving the Philadelphia area, while their two cats, May and Rose, are thrilled to finally be finished moving all over the country! Dr. Hart’s special interests include dentistry, feline medicine, and cardiology. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, photography, reading, and lampworking.
Dr. Burns graduated from Mansfield University with a B.S. in Biology in 2008. She then moved half-way across the country to attend Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her D.V.M. May 2014 and joined Morrisville Veterinary Hospital in July 2014.
Dr. Burns enjoys working with all small animals, fuzzy and feathered! She enjoys the extra challenges of working with birds from the tiniest parakeet to the biggest macaw! Even with her busy schedule she plays the alto saxophone with the Mummers weekly, reads countless books, and enjoys spending time with her boxer dog Ellington and new puppy Etta.