Our Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are some of the forerunners in the field of exotic animal medicine. Their primary concern is the health and well being of your exotic pets, and so they are continually improving their knowledge, keeping up-to-date on medical literature, attending (and even lecturing at) veterinary medical conferences and working as a cohesive team to evaluate and treat patients. When you see one veterinarian at our clinic, you are benefiting from the expertise of all our doctors.

Scott Stahl, DVM, ABVP-Avian

Dr. Stahl graduated from the University of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1985. He went on to earn his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He became board certified in avian practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners...

Gregory Costanzo, DVM

Dr. Gregory Costanzo graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, after which he completed an intensive one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. Following his internship, he worked as an emergency veterinarian at Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center...

Shoshana Sommer, DVM

Dr. Shoshana Sommer received her veterinary medical degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, after which she completed a year-long exotic animal focused veterinary internship at SEAVS. She remained at SEAVS in order to pursue the two year residency program in avian medicine through the American Board...

Octavio Romo-Flamand, MVZ

Native to Mexico City, Dr. Octavio Romo graduated cum laude from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2013. He then worked as a small animal and exotic animal veterinary practitioner in Mexico, while simultaneously obtaining his license to practice in the United States. In 2014, he began working...

Emily Nielsen, DVM

Dr. Emily Nielsen graduated cum laude from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, after which she joined SEAVS in order to pursue a veterinary internship in exotic animal medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree summa cum laude in biology with a minor in chemistry at the University of...