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!
Rebecca Gurshman, DVM — Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Gurshman has been a dedicated veterinarian at Chesapeake Animal Clinic since 1994. She grew up in New Jersey and now resides in Calvert County, Maryland. She received both her undergraduate and DVM degrees from Cornell. After graduating from veterinary school in 1993, Dr. Gurshman spent some time working at a veterinary clinic in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Dr. Gurshman focuses on general medicine and truly believes in delivering the best possible care for, and establishing close relationships with, her clients and their pets. In her spare time Dr. Gurshman enjoys running and quilting. She also likes to spend time with her friends, family and her lovely cat.
Cordo Carraher, DVM — Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Carraher is the newest addition to the Chesapeake Animal Clinic team, joining us as an associate veterinarian in August 2012. She grew up in Oxford, Maryland, and currently resides in Annapolis. She attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where she received her undergraduate degree in 2005, and then went on to earn her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts in January 2011. Dr. Carraher also completed a small animal rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC.
Dr. Carraher's medical interests include preventive care, client education, and surgery. In her free time, she enjoys sailing, horseback riding, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Carraher has one dog named Gia that she adopted during veterinary school on the island of St. Kitts, and two horses that she adopted 7 years ago.