Rod Arad, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. 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.
Victoria Papscoe, DVM, CVA
Dr. Victoria Papscoe has been working at Littleton Animal Hospital since 2003. Like Dr. Kilgore, she also graduated from Tufts University and shares the passion for avian and exotic animal medicine. Dr. Papscoe completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) course and has finished the rigorous training to become certified in veterinary acupuncture. She is interested in other aspects of integrative veterinary medicine as well, such as nutrition, food therapy, herbs, and supplements.
Dr. Papscoe has a special interest in feline medicine and regularly volunteers providing veterinary care, spays and neuters, for feral cats. Her professional organizations include the AVMA, MVMA, AAV, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA), IVAS and AEMV.
Currently she shares her home with four cats, a Quaker parrot, and a human partner named John. In her spare time, Dr. Papscoe enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and going to rock concerts.
Thea Doidge, DVM
Dr. Thea Doidge joined Littleton Animal Hospital in 2009. A graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, she completed an internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston prior to becoming part of our team. Dr. Doidge has an interest in small animal medicine and avian and exotic pet medicine. She also loves working with felines!
Her memberships include the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Outside of work, Dr. Doidge enjoys backpacking, hiking, and working in her garden.
Laura Pereira, DVM
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.
Nicole Syngajewski, DVM
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.