Jennifer Schwartz, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Schwartz, our Chief of Staff, is from south central Pennsylvania and now resides in Burlington, Massachusetts. She completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University and received a DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated with highest honors. Following graduation, she completed a small animal emergency/critical care internship in Waltham and fell in love with New England. She moved back to Pennsylvania after her internship and worked with her father (also a veterinarian) at his high-quality general practice prior to moving back to the area she missed.
Dr. Schwartz's professional interests include emergency medicine, integrative medicine, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture and can provide integrative modalities when needed to achieve a better quality of life for your pets for various medical conditions — including musculoskeletal pain and arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disfunction, and many other chronic or terminal diseases. But above all, she looks forward to building a trustworthy relationship with her clients and patients and wishes to continue to offer the best wellness and preventative care for a long lasting, fulfilling human-animal bond.
Elizabeth C. Perkins, DVM
Dr. Perkins has been part of the Fresh Pond team since August 2005. She grew up in Milton and attended high school at Milton Academy. As an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, Dr. Perkins earned the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in 1998. She received the same award at Tufts University where she earned a DVM degree in 2004. After veterinary school, she joined a mixed animal veterinary practice in rural New Hampshire, where she treated a variety of species. In 2005, she moved to Boston to pursue small animal medicine exclusively here at Fresh Pond Animal Hospital.
Dr. Perkin's medical interests include internal medicine and surgery, pain management, senior care, and emergency/critical care. In her spare time, Dr. Perkins enjoys spending time with friends and family on Cape Cod. An interesting fact: both her parents and her siblings are human doctors. Dr. Perkins never had an interest in human medicine, but knew from middle school on that she wanted to be a veterinarian.
Carrie Bonacorsi, DVM
Dr. Carrie Bonacorsi is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. After obtaining an undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, she attended the University of Missouri where she earned a DVM degree in 2005.
Dr. Bonacorsi spent her first four years in practice as an emergency and critical care veterinarian in a multi-specialty animal hospital in Maryland. Next, she completed an oncology internship and worked part-time at the MSPCA spay/neuter clinic before she realized her interest in general preventive care and management of chronic illness. Dr. Bonacorsi then practiced at Warwick Animal Hospital in Rhode Island before joining us at Fresh Pond Animal Hospital.
Alexandra Klug, DVM
Dr. Klug joined the Fresh Pond Animal Hospital team in March 2016. She grew up in New Jersey, but traveled to Boston to attend Northeastern University where she received an undergraduate degree. Although she started her career as a research assistant, Dr. Klug decided to apply her knowledge hands on in the veterinary field. She went on to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned a DVM degree.
Previously, Dr. Klug worked at Banfield Pet Hospital in Woburn, MA. She has a special interest in dental and orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, and small mammal exotics medicine and surgery. When not working, Dr. Klug enjoys baking desserts; spending quality time with her husband, daughter, and shepherd mix Bruce; running the occasional 5k; and going on hikes with her family.
Amanda Fogaren, DVM
Dr. Fogaren grew up in Tewksbury and still lives there today. She received an undergraduate degree from Becker College and a DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Before joining the Fresh Pond Animal Hospital team in May 2016, she practiced at Banfield Pet Hospitals in Woburn and Salem, MA. Her special interests include surgery, dentistry, neurology, physical rehabilitation and acupuncture.
Outside of work, Dr. Fogaren enjoys traveling, vacationing on Cape Cod, spending time with family and friends, playing softball, and snowboarding. She is also an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. At home, she has a 10-year-old Beagle named DJ that was adopted during her undergraduate studies.