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rod-arad-dvm-with-tortoiseDr. Rod Arad ("Dr. Rod"), our Chief of Staff, joined our team in October 2013 with an enthusiastic interest in all aspects of canine, feline, avian, and exotic medicine. He interned at our sister hospital, the Animal House of Chicago, and practiced under Dr. Byron de la Navarre, an internationally respected reptile specialist. Dr. Rod is also a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV), Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV).

In his time at Littleton Animal Hospital, Dr. Rod has already developed many close relationships with both clients and patients, quickly becoming a requested veterinarian by those that receive his care. Outside of work, he likes to travel, hike and study martial arts. Dr. Rod lives with his three dogs, four cats and his wife Claudia.

Dr. Pereira grew up in Dover, NH and currently resides in Lancaster, MA. She received an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and earned her DVM degree from the University of Illinois. Her special interests include exotics, ophthalmology, and dentistry.

While in veterinary school, Dr. Pereira travelled to the Galapagos Islands and Belize. She enjoys hiking, photography, and horseback riding and shares her home with two dogs, Charlie and Lilly, and one cat, Brady.

Dr. Nicole Syngajewski grew up in Everett and currently resides in Billerica, MA. She received an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and earned a DVM degree from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the Littleton Animal Hospital team, Dr. Syngajewski practiced at the VCA Whitman Animal Hospital. Her special interests include pain management, dermatology, dentistry, and exotics.

In her spare time, Dr. Syngajewski enjoys baking, playing video games, and open-water diving. She also shares her home with one cat named, Reese, a Kittitian mutt, aka "coconut retriever" named, Liamuiga, and one betta named, Nox.