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Industry Leaders Who Share Our Passion

Unique to NVA, our Medical Advisory Board of veterinarians is dedicated to improving the comfort and well-being of patients by providing progressive veterinary care guidance.

Meet Our Medical Advisory Board

John Charos

John Charos, DVM

Medical Director Central Veterinary Associates

Dr. Charos is a graduate ofthe University of Georgia School of Agriculture and Ross University. He has kept his learning skills up with additional clinical studies at Oklahoma State University and Utrecht University (Netherlands). He is a member of several organizations, including the AVMA, AAHA, SC SPCA, and was a founding member of the New York City VERT (Vet Emergency Response Team), APTF, and CART.

John Paulson

John Paulson, DVM

Managing Veterinarian Shoreline Central Animal Hospital

Dr. Paulson graduated from Oregon State University in 1991. He practiced in Cottage Grove, Oregon, and Redmond, Washington, before coming to Silverdale in 1996. His veterinary interest lies in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Paulson is certified for orthopedic bone plating and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery.

Ilan Cohen

Ilan Cohen, DVM

Managing Veterinarian St. George Hunt Memorial Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Ilan Cohen has served as the Managing Veterinarian at St. George Hunt Memorial Veterinary Hospital in Wayne, Pennsylvania, since 2008. His clinical interests lie in surgery and anesthesia. Dr. Cohen works with two area nonprofit organizations: Main Line Deputy Dogs, which provides and trains service dogs to veterans and others with a debilitating illness or injury, and Guitars Not Guns, which provides free guitar lessons to children in need.

Brandy Saubert

Brandy Saubert, DVM

Managing Veterinarian Crest Hill Animal Hospital

Dr. Brandy Saubert currently serves as the Managing Veterinarian at Crest Hill Animal Hospital in Crest Hill, Illinois. She began her career as an Associate DVM at Crest Hill in 2008 and has been MDVM since 2011. Dr. Saubert has a special interest in surgery and cardiology.

Bruce Coston

Bruce Coston, DVM

NVA Mentor & Medical Advisory Board Member

Dr. Coston holds a BA from Southern College in Tennessee and BS and DVM degrees from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship in Rochester, New York, then joined a practice in Waynesboro, Virginia, where he practiced a few years before founding Seven Bends Veterinary Hospital.

Carol Homann

Carol Homann, DVM

Managing Veterinarian Lake Street Animal Hospital

Dr. Homann graduated from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 with high honors, and practiced small animal medicine in Michigan for 10 years before relocating back to Illinois. She joined Lake Street Animal Hospital in 2008 where she currently serves as Managing Veterinarian.

Jenni Mitchell

Jenni Mitchell, DVM

Managing Veterinarian Thiensville-Mequon Small Animal Clinic

Dr. Mitchell earned her BS at UW-Stevens Point and DVM from UW-Madison. After two years of practicing in Wausau, Wisconsin, she moved to the Milwaukee area to practice at Thiensville-Mequon Small Animal Clinic, where she became the Managing DVM in 2012. Her areas of interest are dentistry, soft tissue surgery and feline medicine.

John Charos

John Charos, DVM

Medical Director Central Veterinary Associates

Dr. Charos is a graduate ofthe University of Georgia School of Agriculture and Ross University. He has kept his learning skills up with additional clinical studies at Oklahoma State University and Utrecht University (Netherlands). He is a member of several organizations, including the AVMA, AAHA, SC SPCA, and was a founding member of the New York City VERT (Vet Emergency Response Team), APTF, and CART.

John Paulson

John Paulson, DVM

Managing Veterinarian Shoreline Central Animal Hospital

Dr. Paulson graduated from Oregon State University in 1991. He practiced in Cottage Grove, Oregon, and Redmond, Washington, before coming to Silverdale in 1996. His veterinary interest lies in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Paulson is certified for orthopedic bone plating and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery.

Ilan Cohen

Ilan Cohen, DVM

Managing Veterinarian St. George Hunt Memorial Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Ilan Cohen has served as the Managing Veterinarian at St. George Hunt Memorial Veterinary Hospital in Wayne, Pennsylvania, since 2008. His clinical interests lie in surgery and anesthesia. Dr. Cohen works with two area nonprofit organizations: Main Line Deputy Dogs, which provides and trains service dogs to veterans and others with a debilitating illness or injury, and Guitars Not Guns, which provides free guitar lessons to children in need.

Brandy Saubert

Brandy Saubert, DVM

Managing Veterinarian Crest Hill Animal Hospital

Dr. Brandy Saubert currently serves as the Managing Veterinarian at Crest Hill Animal Hospital in Crest Hill, Illinois. She began her career as an Associate DVM at Crest Hill in 2008 and has been MDVM since 2011. Dr. Saubert has a special interest in surgery and cardiology.

Bruce Coston

Bruce Coston, DVM

NVA Mentor & Medical Advisory Board Member

Dr. Coston holds a BA from Southern College in Tennessee and BS and DVM degrees from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship in Rochester, New York, then joined a practice in Waynesboro, Virginia, where he practiced a few years before founding Seven Bends Veterinary Hospital.

Carol Homann

Carol Homann, DVM

Managing Veterinarian Lake Street Animal Hospital

Dr. Homann graduated from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 with high honors, and practiced small animal medicine in Michigan for 10 years before relocating back to Illinois. She joined Lake Street Animal Hospital in 2008 where she currently serves as Managing Veterinarian.

Jenni Mitchell

Jenni Mitchell, DVM

Managing Veterinarian Thiensville-Mequon Small Animal Clinic

Dr. Mitchell earned her BS at UW-Stevens Point and DVM from UW-Madison. After two years of practicing in Wausau, Wisconsin, she moved to the Milwaukee area to practice at Thiensville-Mequon Small Animal Clinic, where she became the Managing DVM in 2012. Her areas of interest are dentistry, soft tissue surgery and feline medicine.