Specialists

Antu Radhakrishnan, DVM, DACVIM-SAIM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Small Animal Internal Medicine

Dr. Radhakrishnan earned his Bachelors of Science in Philosophy from The University of Chicago and earned his veterinary degree from the University of Georgia. After graduating from vet school, Dr. Radhakrishnan completed an internship and residency through the University of Georgia which lead him to become a board-certified internist in small animal veterinary medicine. His clinical interests include minimally invasive procedures, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and interventional radiology including stent placement. In his free time, Dr. Radhakrishnan enjoys spending time with his family, reading, playing guitar, and playing soccer. He owns many animals, including 4 small breed dogs ChaCha, Puppy, Dazey, and Skippy, a rabbit, Mia, a hedgehog, Magic, 5 rabbits, and a hamster.

Erica Ossi, DVM, CVA, CHT-V

Veterinary Acupuncturist and Hyperbaric Technologist

Dr. Ossi earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Textile Chemistry from North Carolina State University. She initially worked for GlaxoSmithKline (GLK) as an analytical chemist for 2 years before pursing her veterinary degree from North Carolina State University. She completed a 1-year internship at Ocala Equine Hospital and began her veterinary career on the racetrack, working at Delaware Park Racetrack and later, Churchill Downs for over 7 years.

Dr. Ossi later earned her Acupuncture Certification and as she made the move into small animal medicine, her clinical interests blossomed into rehabilitation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and pain management.

She has since earned her Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Certification and is finishing up her Canine Rehab Practitioner Certification. In her free time, Dr. Ossi enjoys spending time with her animals, completing home improvement projects, and listening to live music. She is a mother to 2 off-track Thoroughbreds, 3 Kunekune pigs, 4 mixed breed dogs, and 3 cats.

Ophthalmology

Jason S. Clark, DVM, Practice Limited to Diseases of the Eye

In conjunction with Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists + Emergency Services

Dr. Clark earned his undergraduate degree from Birmingham Southern College and attended veterinary school at Auburn University. He completed an internship with Alabama Veterinary Specialists in 2007 and performed his residency through Eye Care for Animals in 2010. Dr. Clark’s clinical interests include corneal diseases.

To schedule an eye appointment with Dr. Clark at BVS+AE, please call Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists & Animal Emergency at (502) 266-7007.

Emergency

Heidi Goggin, DVM

Dr. Goggin earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she worked in general practice in Portland, Oregon before discovering a passion for emergency medicine. Seeking a bigger challenge, she moved here to Lexington, Kentucky in 2017 and has been working for BVS ever since. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, reading, and riding her horse. Dr. Goggin and her husband Sean have two pets they love dearly, a terrier-mix named Chloe and a cat named Belle. Dr. Goggin also owns an off-track-thoroughbred and ex-polo pony Twig.

Nina Waldron, DVM

Dr. Waldron earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and was an Honors Scholar in Equine Science from Colorado State University. She went on to earn her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. After graduation, Dr. Waldron completed an internship in Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. Her clinical interests include emergency medicine and surgery, and small mammal exotics. Outside of work, Dr. Goggin enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband, Jeff, and dog, Paisley. Paisley is a 7-year-old Jack Russell.

Gabriel Perez, DVM

Dr. Perez earned his undergraduate degree in Animal Science Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus. After earning his Bachelors Degree, Dr. Perez attended St. George’s University at Grenada, West Indies where he became a doctor of veterinary medicine. He practiced small animal general medicine for a few years in Florida before relocating to Lexington, Kentucky where he held a 1-year rotating internship at Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency before joining our team full-time. Dr. Perez’s clinical interests include internal medicine, ER medicine, and general practice. Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities, water sports, and playing/watching sports. He owns 1 mixed breed dog named Bucky with his girlfriend, Gabby.

Carley Suarez, DVM

Dr. Suarez earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of North Florida and immediately after, attended the University of Florida where she earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine. Upon graduating with her veterinary degree, Dr. Suarez completed a 1-year internship at Green Meadows Dairy Farm at Michigan State University before beginning to work in a mixed animal practice in Kentucky. Not too long after, Dr. Suarez joined our team as an emergency doctor. Her clinical interests include small animal surgery, client communication/quality improvement, preventative medicine and epidemiology, food animal medicine and surgery, antibiotic stewardship, and employee training and protocol management with a focus on Spanish speaking employees. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, reading, cooking, eating, and gaining proficiency in the Spanish language. She is an owner to Homer, a 7-year-old mixed breed dog, and Marge, a 3-year-old German Shepherd.

Walker J. Roan, DVM

Attending the University of Kentucky for nearly 3.5 years, Dr. Roan was was accepted to and began veterinary school at the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine without completing her undergraduate degree. After graduating in 2004, Dr. Roan completed a 1-year rotating internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. She stayed on at Hagyard’s as an associate veterinarian for an additional 4 years before becoming the partnering owner of a mixed animal practice in Bourbon County, KY. Dr. Roan eventually made the decision to part ways with her mixed animal practice and joined our team as an emergency veterinarian in fall of 2019. Her clinical interests include trauma and soft tissue surgery and practicing medicine with an emphasis on supporting the human-animal bond in the recovery of sick animals. In her spare time, Dr. Roan enjoys riding her horses, cooking, hosting friends and family, and spending time with her children. She owns 5 horses, 5 ponies, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 7 chickens, 2 parakeets, 2 Gouldian finches, and a couple Beta fish at her personal farm.