Lori Giuffré, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Giuffré joined the Chesapeake Animal Clinic in April 2009 and became our Chief of Staff in September 2010. Hailing from Westchester County, New York, she now happily resides in Owings, Maryland. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Cornell University and her veterinary studies at Iowa State University, earning her DVM in 1996. She comes to us with over 12 years of experience, having practiced in both Lanham and Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Dr. Giuffré has special interest in behavior and chemotherapy. She believes in working together with her clients to provide a long lasting, healthy and enjoyable human-pet relationship. In her spare time she enjoys Pilates, cooking, baking, reading and shopping! She also loves spending time with her two wonderful children and her many pets: two Labradors, a German Shepherd, a cat, and one very loud and obnoxious Conure parrot!
Silvia Martinelli, DVM
Dr. Silvia Martinelli grew up in Como, Italy and currently resides in Washington, DC. She earned a DVM degree from the University of Milan in Italy. Her special interests include internal medicine and behavioral medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Martinelli enjoys traveling, reading and riding horses. She also shares her home with Muffin, a black Pomeranian.