Merilee Costello, DVM, DACVECC, Veterinary Specialist
Departments: Emergency/Critical Care
Dr. Costello received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University and completed her residency training in emergency and critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. As a Board-certified veterinary specialist, she performed clinical research and served as a staff clinician in the Emergency Service at the Matthew J. Ryan Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 2002-2006. She also completed advanced training in veterinary hemodialysis at the University of California Davis and worked in the hemodialysis unit at the University of Pennsylvania from 2004 - 2006. Dr. Costello has lectured extensively including international speaking engagements in Germany, Japan and Thailand. She co-edited the book Feline Emergency and Critical Care, the first book written specifically for feline critical care and emergency. Her clinical interests include acute and chronic renal failure, critically ill feline patients, and endocrine dysfunction in critical illness and sepsis. Dr. Costello lives with her spouse, daughter and two dogs and enjoys gardening and cooking.