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Alison Messina, DVM


Dr. Alison Messina joined our lifesaving team in 2021. She grew up in Staten Island, NY and obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology from Rutgers University in 2005, followed by her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Messina completed her veterinary clinical program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her professional interests include geriatric medicine, preventative medicine, and pain management. Dr. Messina is dedicated to providing thorough, high-quality care for her patients, while also providing comfort and compassion to their families.

Outside of the hospital she enjoys roller skating, playing strategy board games, and reading. Dr. Messina lives in South Philly with her husband, their dogs Royal and Kaylee, cats Bruiser and Virtute, and bunny Hope.