Dr. Rebensdorf began working at Oaklawn Animal Hospital in 1991, and took over the practice from its original founder in 2000. She also took over ownership of Cranston Animal Hospital in 2014. She was raised in Nebraska (Go Cornhuskers!), and received her B.S. degree in Life Sciences from the University of Nebraska in 1980. She then completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in 1984. “Dr. Courtney” is past president of both the Southwest Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA). Rhode Island Governor, Gina Raimondo recently appointed Dr. Rebensdorf to serve on the board of Veterinary Medicine in Rhode Island. She is also a past board member of Volunteer Services for Animals. She also served as Vice President of the RIVMA Companion Animal Foundation, of which she was a founding member. Dr. Rebensdorf is particularly proud of her work with the RIVMA Companion Animal Foundation, which raises funds to help low income individuals and families afford veterinary care for their beloved pets. She served as the Delegate from Rhode Island to the American Veterinary Medical Association. She shares her life with her husband Bob, and four cats named Wilber, Whitey, Pinky, and Frankie.
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!