Dr. Giles’ introduction to veterinary medicine came at an early age. His parents bred golden retrievers for years and Dr. Giles was involved in all aspects of their care. As a college student he worked for the MSPCA on Nantucket spending his summer vacations learning the many different aspects of veterinary medicine. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Giles came to Massachusetts for his postgraduate internship at the MSPCA/Rowley in Springfield. He then decided to make his home in the Boston area. His pet family includes a golden retriever named Harry, a pugs, a french bulldog, and a goffin cockatoo. Dr. Giles is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Ferret Society and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. Dr. Giles enjoys cooking, gardening, skiing, and golf.
Dr. Mahoney grew up in Connecticut and was also a frequent visitor to her grandparents' home on Cape Cod. Upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 she returned to start her career at a small animal practice in Connecticut. In 2008 Dr. Mahoney moved herself and two cats to Massachusetts to be closer to family. Dr. Mahoney is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association and enjoys all things outdoorsy, traveling, music, and spending time with her nieces.
Dr. Floyd graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 and stayed to complete a post graduate internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery the following year. She spent six years in Connecticut in a feline practice, and more recently, the previous nine years in small animal practice on the South Shore of Boston. Her household is currently home to four dogs—three smooth Collies and one German Shepherd. When not working she enjoys gardening, and training and showing her dogs in conformation, AKC Obedience, and Rally. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, the German Shepherd Dog Club of America, the Collie Club of America, and the Collie Health Foundation.
After serving in the Air Force Dr. Curry began his undergraduate studies in Animal Science at Washington State College. His love for animals took him to Tuskegee University where he completed his undergraduate degree and continued at Tuskegee’s University of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation Dr. Curry came to Needham and worked at the Needham Animal Hospital for three years before purchasing the practice which he ran successfully for 37 years. Since the purchase of Needham Animal Hospital by Highland Animal Hospital in June of 2003, Dr. Curry has become a valuable addition to our staff. He has been a member of the Rotary for the past 35 years and served as Animal Inspector for the town of Needham for over 25 years.
Dr. Alexandra Wolf joined the staff at Highland as an Associate Veterinarian in December of 2011. She is originally from Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Wolf received her undergraduate degree in English from Haverford College in 1998. She earned her DVM from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She has a special interest in emergency medicine, internal medicine and ophthalmology. Dr. Wolf is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association. She completed a year long internship focusing on emergency medicine at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in Rhode Island. She has a scrappy terrier mix named Heidi, and enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family.
Dr. Erin Scott is the newest member of our veterinary staff, having joined us in January of 2012. Her interest in veterinary medicine was instilled in her by her grandfather, and as young woman she grew up riding and showing horses. During high school, Dr. Scott worked at two veterinary clinics in Rhode Island. At the University of New Hampshire, she was in the pre-vet program and earned her degree in Animal Science in 2003. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then was awarded her DVM from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, also graduating with honors. Today. Dr. Scott has a special interest in ophthalmology, pain management and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Scott and her husband share their home with Gordon, a Havanese, and she enjoys spending time with family and friends.