Meet Our Team

Dr. Curtis W. Dewey

DVM, MS, CTCVMP, CCRP Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), Diplomate ACVS

Dr. Dewey is a native of New York and has lived in the Ithaca area for over 2 decades. He received both his BS and DVM degrees from Cornell University and his MS (Anatomy) degree from the University of Georgia. He was a faculty neurologist at both Cornell University and Texas A&M University and worked in private specialty practice at Long Island Veterinary Specialist (LIVS). Prior to launching Elemental Pet Vets, Dr. Dewey provided consulting at both LIVS and Veterinary and Emergency Services (VSES) of Rochester. He is a board-certified neurologist (DACVIM-Neurology) and surgeon (DACVS) with over 30 years of clinical experience. In addition, Dr. Dewey is a certified TCVM practitioner (CTCVMP). This means he is certified in veterinary acupuncture (CVA-through both the Chi Institute and IVAS), Chinese herbal therapy (CVCH), veterinary food therapy (CVFT) and Tui-Na massage therapy (CVTP). Dr. Dewey is also a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner (CCRP).



Dr. Dewey has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and textbook chapters. He has published the third edition of his own small animal neurology textbook-Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology-with co-editor Ronaldo da Costa and the first edition of his canine acupuncture textbook-Clinician’s Guide to Canine Acupuncture-with co-editor Huisheng Xie. Dr. Dewey co-authored the 4th and 5th editions of Fossum’s Small Animal Surgery. Dr. Dewey has served on the editorial review boards for a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Veterinary Surgery,
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, and Frontiers in Veterinary Science. Dr. Dewey is a nationally and globally-recognized speaker and educator and recently created his own integrative neurology course for the Chi Institute (now Chi University). In 2014, Dr. Dewey was the recipient of the prestigious ACVECC Hills Jack Mara Award for Scientific Achievement. Since 2019, Dr. Dewey has been a member or the New York State Veterinary Medical Society’s Integrative Medicine and Wellness committees. Dr. Dewey and his wife Janette have six children, 6
dogs and five cats.

Dr. Curtis W. Dewey

DVM, MS, CTCVMP, CCRP Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), Diplomate ACVS BIO

Dr. Dewey is a native of New York and has lived in the Ithaca area for over 2 decades. He received both his BS and DVM degrees from Cornell University and his MS (Anatomy) degree from the University of Georgia. He was a faculty neurologist at both Cornell University and Texas A&M University and worked in private specialty practice at Long Island Veterinary Specialist (LIVS). Prior to launching Elemental Pet Vets, Dr. Dewey provided consulting at both LIVS and Veterinary and Emergency Services (VSES) of Rochester. He is a board-certified neurologist (DACVIM-Neurology) and surgeon (DACVS) with over 30 years of clinical experience. In addition, Dr. Dewey is a certified TCVM practitioner (CTCVMP). This means he is certified in veterinary acupuncture (CVA-through both the Chi Institute and IVAS), Chinese herbal therapy (CVCH), veterinary food therapy (CVFT) and Tui-Na massage therapy (CVTP). Dr. Dewey is also a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner (CCRP).



Dr. Dewey has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and textbook chapters. He has published the third edition of his own small animal neurology textbook-Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology-with co-editor Ronaldo da Costa and the first edition of his canine acupuncture textbook-Clinician’s Guide to Canine Acupuncture-with co-editor Huisheng Xie. Dr. Dewey co-authored the 4th and 5th editions of Fossum’s Small Animal Surgery. Dr. Dewey has served on the editorial review boards for a number of peer-reviewed journals, including Veterinary Surgery,
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, and Frontiers in Veterinary Science. Dr. Dewey is a nationally and globally-recognized speaker and educator and recently created his own integrative neurology course for the Chi Institute (now Chi University). In 2014, Dr. Dewey was the recipient of the prestigious ACVECC Hills Jack Mara Award for Scientific Achievement. Since 2019, Dr. Dewey has been a member or the New York State Veterinary Medical Society’s Integrative Medicine and Wellness committees. Dr. Dewey and his wife Janette have six children, 6
dogs and five cats.

Janette Dewey

Business Manager BIO

Loves family and all animals. Hobbies include weight lifting and fixing old buildings.

Kasie Sakovitch

Assistant Manager, LVT BIO

Born and raised in upstate NY, Kasie has always had a passion for animals. Having left her first career as an exotic animal trainer, Kasie became a licensed veterinary technician after graduating from Johnson College. She also holds degrees in wildlife management and education, animal behavior, and exotic animal training and husbandry. Kasie also completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Binghamton University.

Spending most of her veterinary career in the small animal intensive care unit at Cornell University Hospital for Animals, she started at Elemental Pet Vets in 2020. At EPV, Kasie focuses on rehabilitation and other modalities of therapy. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). Kasie also serves as the assistant manager at Elemental Pet Vets.

In her free time, Kasie enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and five pets. She also enjoys playing softball, adding to her never ending collection of succulents, and playing video games. Kasie loves sports, and is a huge Yankees fan.

Jordan Hollenbeck, LVT

Jordan is an LVT here at EPV. BIO

Jordan is an LVT here at EPV. As an LVT her main focus with us is performing anesthesia for our patients during MRI procedures. Jordan has also been appointed Assistant Manager here at EPV and helps makes sure daily workings of the clinic run smoothly.
Before working at EPV she was an LVT in Cornell University’s small animal intensive care unit from 2017-2021. From 2015-2017 she was a herd health manager at Cornell’s Teaching and Research dairy farm.
Jordan received her degree from the University of Delhi, graduating in 2015. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm and has a passion for dairy cows and production management. She also loves the outdoors and spends a lot of time hunting, fishing, and playing sports.

Dr. Sophie Trowbridge

DVM, CVA BIO

Dr. Trowbridge grew up in the Finger Lakes and has a deep love of her hometown of Ithaca, NY. Acupuncture can provide hope, in a previously hopeless situation and Sophie has direct experience with that fact for her own pet. Her first experience with acupuncture was with her own greater Swiss mountain dog, Diva. After only a few treatments Diva’s quality of life vastly improved. Since then Dr. Trowbridge has been dedicated to becoming a veterinary acupuncturist to provide that same level of care that she witnessed with dogs, cats and horses. Dr. Trowbridge received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist from The Chi Institute in Gainesville, Florida. She has a passion for veterinary rehabilitative work and is pursuing training through the Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program (CCRP) at the University of Tennessee. Outside of her veterinary practice you will find her at CrossFit, stand-up paddle boarding, practicing yoga, and hiking the gorges with her partner Ryan and their black lab Lila.

Dr. Eva Oxford

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) BIO

Dr. Eva Oxford graduated from Walsh University (North Canton, Ohio) with a Bachelor of Science in biology before moving to Upstate New York in 2002. There, she earned a PhD from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2007, studying inherited arrhythmias in the boxer (dog). She attended Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine from 2008-2012, followed by a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York, before returning to Cornell to complete a residency in cardiology in 2017.

Dr. Oxford is a Board-Certified veterinary cardiologist, with a passion for client education and support during the management of cardiac disease in their pets. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Oxford has been active in the research of inherited cardiovascular diseases of the dog for many years. She has led research projects funded through the NIH, American Heart Association, the Morris Animal Foundation, and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She was an adjunct assistant professor in Molecular Medicine at Cornell from 2017-2020, where she studied the embryologic origins of sinus node dysfunction and atrial fibrillation in a mouse model. Currently, she lives outside of Ithaca, NY with her family and ever-growing collection of rescued pets.

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About Elemental Pet Vets, PLLC

Elemental Pet Vets (EPV) is a center for integrative small animal medicine with a scope that includes both general practice and specialized veterinary medicine. Integrative veterinary medicine refers to the merging of physiological concepts, diagnostic modalities and treatment options that are considered “conventional” with those considered less conventional.

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Dr Dewey and his staff have restored my faith in humanity. My beloved dog suddenly became paralyzed due to a spinal injury and Elemental Pet Vets has made this incredibly stressful event feel more manageable. The genuine kindness and compassion of every staff member is deeply appreciated. It is wonderful to have found a vet who offers so many holistic treatment options, and one who doesn’t pressure me into any services I am unable to afford. The overall peace and wellbeing my dog and I have experienced while in Dr Dewey’s care has been refreshing, and we thank you!

Heather Leigh Holland

I have a 6 year old American bully who tore his ACL, the surgery had to wait 4 months, which seemed terrible at the time. I reached out to the staff at elemental when I read they offered acupuncture. I drove over an hour multiple times to get this service done, and the staff was wonderful. Highly recommend.

Kara Liberatore

I absolutely love EPV. I’ve brought three dogs to Dr. Dewey. I don’t know how he does it, but all of the knowledge he has in his head is impressive. His techs must learn so much just by listening to him speak with owners all day. I learn so much when I go there too; he takes his time explaining and answering all of my questions. He is very gentle and kind, but will also be honest and upfront with you. The atmosphere is so calming and I always leave feeling better after our visit. I love knowing I can drive an hour for his expertise on a variety of issues and treatment options. He has been so important in the health of my dogs. The staff is wonderful too and I can always get an appointment pretty quickly. Thank you so much for creating such an important and unique clinic, we are so lucky to have you in our area!

Diane Wittner

quality source of alternative/adjunctive therapies for dogs and cats.

Danielle Cox

Dr Dewey and his staff are extraordinary We are so fortunate to have his practice here in central NY. He is a dedicated neurologist and surgeon and is internationally recognized. He diagnosed a puppy in my rescue within minutes that was essentially paralyzed and unable to walk. Her diagnosis evaded many vets before she got to him. He had her on her feet and running in a week. His experience and knowledge is exceptional. He’s also very personable. He has treated 2 other dogs in my rescue successfully as well as one of my personal dogs recently. His staff are pleasant and compassionate. I highly recommend EPV and cannot say enough good about them. I’m so glad I found them

Jana Reiss

Appointments

Please email the filled out forms to elementalpetvets@outlook.com

Please be advised that there will be a $75.00 cancellation/no show fee imposed on all cancellations made less than 48 hrs of a scheduled appointment. We know that this may seem like a very expensive penalty; however, please understand that-by not showing up and leaving an empty spot on the schedule- you are taking up an appointment time that another patient on our waiting list could have benefitted from. Thank you very much for your understanding.

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    In Case of Emergency Call:

    VCA Colonial Animal Hospital (607)-257-3650
    Cornell University Hospital for Animals (607)-253-3060
    Urgent Veterinary Care (315) 515-3074.