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Dr. Melissa Hobday, VMD, DACVS, reached a life-changing turning point upon completing her bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Sculpting: She would continue her education and pursue a path in human medicine or dedicate her life to saving animals. Fortunately for us, she chose the latter, and in the words of Dr. Hobday, "Surgery is merely an extension of art." Dr. Hobday completed her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and furthered her credentials by becoming a board-certified veterinary surgeon. Prior to working with Furdunkin, she spent the last 23 years of her career fine-tuning her craft across several specialty and advanced referral hospitals in the Philadelphia area. In addition to her personal accomplishments, Dr. Hobday has trained and mentored over 20 residents looking to grow from the depth and breadth of her experience. We are both humbled and honored to welcome Dr. Hobday to our growing team of specialists.
Dr. Lynch, B.V.M.&S., DACVS-SA was born into a family full of veterinarians and equestrians. Growing up watching his father perform surgery sparked a lifelong pursuit of surgery. After attending the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland, he completed his rotating and surgical internships in Santa Cruz, California, followed by his surgical residency in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For his work in the area of fracture fixation and 3D printing, Dr. Lynch has been a podium speaker at the annual American College of Veterinary Surgeons surgery summit and had his research featured on the cover of the medical journal, Veterinary and Comparative Orthopedics and Traumatology. Dr. Lynch also holds numerous patents for orthopedic devices and has used computer modeling with 3D printing to percutaneously correct complex fractures and angular limb deformities in his patients. We are proud to provide our clients with the orthopedic expertise of the extremely accomplished and renowned Dr. Albert Lynch.
In one word, we can sum up Dr. Ramsey: FEARLESS. Ashley Ramsey, B.V.M.&S., was born to be a veterinarian. As a child she spent many a summer afternoon nursing abandoned wildlife back to health and heroically rehabilitated her own cocker spaniel after it was bit by a copperhead. With a decade of veterinary experience under her belt, she's come a long way since preparing tiny wooden splints for injured baby bunnies, and is a force to be reckoned with in the field of veterinary medicine. From Splenectomy to Gastrotomy, Dr. Ramsey tackles some of the most demanding surgeries with ease. She continually challenges herself to expand her ever-growing skill set, and her current areas of expertise include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and anesthesia. Dr. Ramsey possesses the precision of a ninja, the courage of a warrior and the heart of a saint, and we are thrilled to have such an accomplished doctor on our team.
We are continually evaluating our COVID-19 operating policies and procedures. With the number of infections on the rise, waning immunity in the general population, and kids under five still awaiting vaccinations, we are continuing the risk mitigation policies listed below. We appreciate your compliance so that we may ensure the safety of all of our clients, staff and our family members.
To enter the building or the truck, we require all clients to wear masks that cover the face and nose for the duration of the appointment. If you are visiting the Urgent Care Center, we ask that you call from your vehicle upon arrival. When a doctor is ready to examine your pet, we will guide you and your pet to a room for your appointment.
As always, we thoroughly clean all surfaces between appointments to avoid any contamination between pets. We are taking extra precautions as advised by the CDC to further mitigate additional risk, including avoiding contact with clients, sanitation of exterior truck surfaces/interior building surfaces, and increased use of personal protective gear in appointments.
All staff have been fully vaccinated. However, we are carefully monitoring any signs or symptoms of illness in our team and family members. Any team member exhibiting signs of illness will be tested and be required to self-quarantine as directed by the CDC. These employees will not return to work until cleared by a medical professional.