Meet the team!
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Dr. Elizabeth Perone VMD, CCRT, CCMT

Dr. Perone earned her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and behavior from Barnard College at Columbia University in 2001 and went on to receive her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After completing her internship in surgery, internal medicine, and emergency/critical care at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in New York City, she moved to back to the Philadelphia area. She is a Fear Free certified practitioner, is certified in physical rehabilitation and massage therapy, and has extensive acupuncture training. Her goal as a veterinarian is to provide minimally stressful appointments through gentle patient handling and clear, empathetic client communication.

Beth Defrangesco – Veterinary Technician

Beth has worked as a veterinary technician for over 20 years. Her passion is for surgery and anesthesia. Beth has many years of experience assisting in surgery and anesthesia with board certified surgeons. Beth lives with her husband, three beautiful children, and her three dogs.

Lisa Matthews – Veterinary Technician

Lisa, who comes from a military family, grew up in many different parts of the country. She knew ever since she was a small child that she wanted to work with animals She most recently moved from Florida, where she took care of the animals on her mother’s farm. Lisa currently resides in Roxborough and has extensive experience in general practice and emergency and critical care medicine. In her free time she enjoys spending time with husband, son, and Siamese cat Moto.

Cindy Escobedo – Veterinary Technician

Cindy grew up in Chestnut Hill and stayed local for her education. She went to school at Temple University and then became a licensed veterinary technician at Manor College. Growing up she loved to take care of all the family pets so a career in veterinary nursing was a perfect fit for her. Cindy has two adorable and lovely Chihuahuas, Bambi and Pinky.

Josie Baxt – Veterinary Technician

Josie grew up in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia and moved to Roxborough 9 years ago. She has always loved animals and grew up with a menagerie of animals in her family. She currently attends Manor College in the veterinary technician program. Josie runs a Girl Scout Troop in Fairmount and shares her home with Rusty, the Standard Poodle, Marshmallow, the Bichon Frise, and Tiki, the Leopard Tortoise.

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Colleen Clark – Veterinary Technician

Colleen is a native of Roxborough, and originally joined the Liberty Veterinary Clinic team four years ago as a veterinary technician. In May 2019, she graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor of Science degree. She majored in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Animal Science. Currently, Colleen is earning her Masters of Science in Immunology at Drexel University. Ultimately, Colleen plans to attend veterinary school. Colleen enjoys living at home with her little shih-tzu mix dog, Louie, and mixed breed puppy, Shady.

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Dr. Christina Marino-Internal Medicine Specialist (Ultrasound)

Dr. Christina Marino is a Colorado native who received her veterinary medical degree from The Ohio State University in 2008. She completed postdoctoral internship and residency training at North Carolina State University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. Completing the rigorous requirements and examinations, she is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist. She is certified in dialysis for companion animals and has many years of training in ultrasound technique. After working in a large, busy, specialty practice, she decided to start her own business, Small Animal Veterinary Specialists, to bring internal medicine consultations and diagnostics to the local practices. This allows the owners to stay in a familiar environment and allows for a true team approach to the patient at hand.

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Bingo – Liberty Vet Mascot

Bingo is a 4 year old English Bull dog who was born and raised on the streets of Philadelphia. He left home at an early age to strike out on his own. Bingo tried out various careers before coming to Liberty Veterinary Clinic. He worked as a stand up comedian, security guard, and a decoy dog for a K-9 unit; but those jobs never felt quite right for Bingo. He found his true calling in life when he became a mascot for Liberty Veterinary Clinic. On a typical day you may find Bingo greeting clients, answering the phone, comforting scared patients, or entertaining children. Bingo loves to meet new people so look out for him the next time you come to Liberty Veterinary Clinic.