Our Doctors

  • Dr.
    Bud Allen

    Dr. Bud Allen is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a Master of Science degree in reproductive physiology. He is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

    Along with his extensive certifications he is a member of the MVMA, AAEP, and the AAVA. Frequently, Dr. Allen lectures on chiropractic and acupuncture for local breed clubs and associations. He was the chairperson for the Veterinary Chiropractic course at Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine. His patients include dogs, cats, horses, and assorted exotics. In addition to his chiropractic and acupuncture activities he also enjoys small animal surgery and dentistry.

  • Dr.
    Robin Karlin

    Dr. Robin Karlin is a graduate of Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has completed extensive post-graduate study in human homeopathy with Paul Herscu and Amy Rothenberg at the New England School of Homeopathy. She also attended acupuncture and chiropractic courses at Tufts University.

    Before co-founding Family Veterinary Center in 1989, Dr. Karlin owned and operated mobile veterinary practices called 'House Calls for Smalls' and the 'Animal House Doctor', as well as providing relief work for area practices. We still offer house calls to our clients (please call the office to check availability and prices.) She is a member of the AHVMA and the VBMA, is an affiliate of The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, is a member of the House Rabbit Network, the House Rabbit Society, and the Massachusetts House Rabbit Society, Inc.

  • Dr. Robin Karlin Dr. Bud Allen
    Dr. Robin Karlin and Dr. Bud Allen own and operate our practice. They, along with a dedicated team and the help of our talented relief doctors, aim to provide the best services and care for you and your pets.
  • Tai Casagrande

    Dr. Casagrande comes to our practice once a month to perform cardiac ultrasounds. She is a board-certified veterinary Cardiologist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Cornell University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at The Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island. She then completed a 1-year small animal rotating medical/surgical internship at two busy emergency/specialty hospitals located just outside Chicago. She stayed on at one of the hospitals as an associate for a year, providing dedicated primary and emergency care to dogs and cats.

    In 2012, upon completion of a 3 -year residency in veterinary Cardiology at The University of Wisconsin and passing her board examinations, Dr. Casagrande was awarded Diplomate status in the subspecialty of Cardiology by The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Following completion of her residency, Dr. Casagrande started up a cardiology service in Connecticut, which grew substantially over 3 years. She very much enjoyed her time in CT but ultimately decided to move closer to family and begin her newest endeavor of Casagrande Cardiology. Dr. Casagrande is very excited to be able to provide expert cardiac care to pets in her home state of Massachusetts. In her free time, Dr. Casagrande enjoys reading medical thrillers, relaxing with friends, enjoying the beauty of the Massachusetts north shore in the summer (and experiencing mild New England winters), and rooting for all New England teams!

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