Nicole Belair, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Belair earned her DVM degree from Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Upon graduation, she completed a rotating internship at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to gain advanced training in emergency and critical care, internal medicine and surgery. She returned home to New England and practiced in Rhode Island and Connecticut for several years prior to joining Warwick Animal Hospital.
Dr. Belair has special interests in nutrition, pain management, herbal medicine and geriatric care. She lives in Plainfield with two dogs, Bruschi and Arlo, and two cats, Chirpy and Virgil. In her free time, she enjoys projects around the house, gardening, beekeeping, hiking with the dogs, and kayaking.
Cilka Castro, BVM&S
Dr. Castro joined Warwick Animal Hospital in July 2014. She grew up in Danbury, Connecticut and now resides in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed her undergraduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston before graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Previously, Dr. Castro completed a rotating small animal internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center (Norwalk) and VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center (Shelton), both in Connecticut. Although she loves all things veterinary, Dr. Castro has a special interest in preventive medicine. She is also very knowledgeable in cat breeds and colors.
In her spare time, Dr. Castro enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures. She also enjoys riding horses, skiing in the winter, and spending time with her Devon Rex cat.
Adrianna Spinella, DVM
Dr. Spinella grew up in Watertown, CT but spent summers in Charlestown, RI. She attended Fairfield University for her undergraduate degree, and Ross University for her DVM. Dr. Spinella joined Warwick Animal Hospital in October 2016 after attending a clinical year of veterinary school at Tufts University. Her special interests include canine rehabilitation, soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery.
In her spare time, Dr. Spinella enjoys music, volleyball and video games. People have also teased her about spoiling her two bichon frise dogs, Pearl and Opal, enough for it to actually be a hobby!
Dr. Daniel Echt, MVB
Dr. Daniel Echt earned his MVB from the University College Dublin in Ireland after graduating from Colby College in Maine. He practiced in Vermont and Ohio before returning to New England and joining the Warwick Animal Hospital team. His special interests include soft tissue surgery and preventive medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Echt enjoys reading, hiking, nature photography, and spending time with his fiancee, Emma. He also cares for his three cats, Ariadne, Bug, and The Wart.
Danielle Karcher, DVM
Dr. Karcher grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, before moving to Massachusetts for college and veterinary school. She attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute for her undergraduate degree and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University for her DVM. Dr. Karcher joined Warwick Animal Hospital in July 2019. Her veterinary interests include cardiology, soft tissue surgery, and preventative medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Karcher enjoys traveling to different parts of the country and world. She also enjoys reading, yoga, Zumba, and spending time with her family and dog, Wriely!