Dena Lodato, MS, DVM, ACVS, CCRP
Dr. Lodato has been a surgeon in the gulf coast region since 2010. She is board certified through ACVS, certified in pain management, and canine physical rehabilitation. Her areas of interest are stifle disease, fracture management, intervertebral disc disease, pain management, regenerative and rehabilitative medicine. She prides herself in client communication and follows her patients through the entire process from surgery to recovery.
Alex Loga DVM, CVA
Dr Loga provides Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is part of our Pain Management Team. Dr Loga did her undergraduate work at Texas A&M, went Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, then completed her CVA at the Chi Institute. She has a special interest in management of chronic and acute pain in veterinary patients. Dr Alex consults and treats all of our post operative patients. Her work allows our patients a more comfortable recovery from their surgical procedures. She also teams up with our rehabilitation staff to provide pain management solutions for our geriatric patients suffering from osteoarthritis and/or degenerative neurological disease.
Our team has worked together in many settings over the years and our ability to come together is nothing short of a wonderful and dedicated management team. Dr. Lodato has handpicked some of the best technicians, practitioners, and office personnel in the field of veterinary surgery and rehabilitation to join her at Resurge. The Resurge staff has extensive experience in surgical and non-surgical treatments including, but not limited to, CrCL ruptures, intervertebral disc disease, hip dysplasia, fracture management, osteoarthritis and/or chronic pain management. You can rest assured that every detail in patients care and clients communication will be cared for with the same level of commitment that Dr. Lodato has been known for.
Mike Richard Practice manager
Robert Porter CCRP
Robert J Porter CCRP heads our physical rehabilitation department and has over 20 years of experience in helping veterinary patients recover from injury and/or surgery. Robby also trains athletic conditioning exercises for sporting and/or athletic dogs and teaches classes on canine exercise all over the world (well, before the pandemic). Robby's dedication to provide a low stress experience for rehab patients is shown in the patients results.
Melissa O'brien, RVT, CCRP
Melissa O’Brien RVT, CCRP has 20 years of experience as a veterinary technician, 4 years of clinical experience in veterinary referral physical rehabilitation, and offers a much needed second therapist for our busy rehab service.
Kelly Keen, RVT
Cat Barzon, CHT-v