Dr. Lenk has been a part of Oaklawn Animal Hospital since 2005. She grew up in Rhode Island, attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a BS in Animal Studies. She received her DVM from Tufts University in 1998. After working in a private practice for 3 years, she went on to New York City and completed a thirteen month internship at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. Before joining our team, Dr. Lenk worked in emergency medicine. She is also a past president of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association. She shares her life with a cat named Oscar.
Dr. Mahaney started at Oaklawn Animal Hospital in 2008. She grew up in upstate New York, received a B.S. in Animal Sciences from Cornell in 1996, a M.S. in Animal Nutrition from University of Wisconsin in 2000, and earned her DVM from the University of Wisconsin in 2006. In 2007 she completed a one-year small animal internship at Ohio State University. She is Fear Free Certified and certified in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary spinal manipulation (aka chiropractic) and Canine Rehabilitation Therapy. She and her partner share their home with 2 rescues Merlin and Tillie. Dr. Mahaney spends her free time as an active agility and rally competitor. Dr. Mahaney and Tillie have achieved the title of Performance Dog Champion, an impressive accomplishment for Tillie who as a puppy was thrown away with 3 broken legs!
Dr. Abbey Stella is originally from Westfield, Massachusetts. She earned her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a rotating small animal internship at the VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle, Washington. Abbey wanted to return to the northeast and worked as an emergency veterinarian at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists for 4 years before joining the Oaklawn Animal Hospital family. Abbey’s interests include emergency and critical care medicine, preventative medicine, and cardiology. When not working, Abbey is outside as much as possible, hiking, running, swimming, gardening and skiing with her husband Eric, two young children and her dog Orienne. She also shares her home with her rescue cat Oliver, who found Abbey during her first year at Tufts and has moved with Abbey 9 times, including cross country to and from Seattle.
Dr. Victoria Klibanoff grew up in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. She graduated from Providence College with a B.A. in English Literature, then worked as a veterinary technician in Newport, Rhode Island prior to attending veterinary school at the University of Minnesota. After braving some extreme weather, Dr. Klibanoff moved home after graduation and has been working in small animal practices in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She is happy to make Oaklawn Animal Hospital her new work home. Dr. Klibanoff enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a particular interest in preventative medicine, dermatology, dentistry, pain management, behavior, and alternative medicine. She and her husband share their home with Mabel, a Jack Russell Terrier, and Kolby, a Pointer Mix. When not at work, Dr. Klibanoff enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, trying new restaurants, writing poetry, house renovation projects, and being outdoors. Dr. Klibanoff is excited to meet you and your fur baby!
Dr. Emerlyn Goh grew up in the South Jersey area and graduated from Rutgers University with her Bachelors in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. She earned her DVM from Tufts University in 2015 and has practiced in Rhode Island until joining the Oaklawn team in 2021. She is Fear Free Certified and has particular interest in preventative medicine and dermatology. When she’s not at work, she enjoys exploring the culinary arts by cooking new recipes and baking delicious desserts.