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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. Nicole Syngajewski DVM, with a duckDr. 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.

Dr. Christy Cox, DVMDr. Christy Cox grew up in Colchester, CT and currently resides in Gardner, MA. She received an undergraduate degree from Boston University and then worked in nonprofit with Habtitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps before realizing her true passion was veterinary medicine. After a few years of building up experience and coursework she was thrilled to be accepted to the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. During her time at NC State she was able to complete externships in Grand Cayman, South Africa, Fort Lauderdale, and several places throughout North Carolina. Her special interests include surgery, backyard poultry, shelter medicine and wildlife medicine. She enjoys the variety of working with multiple species.

Dr. Cox shares her home with her husband, their dog, Quilan and two cats, Smokey and Madison. She loves to travel and in her spare time enjoys playing pool and practicing the fiddle.